MAK Geek Philosopher: Old enough to know, too young to care. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 07:37:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 26 /blog/2013/12/17/26/ /blog/2013/12/17/26/#comments Tue, 17 Dec 2013 07:37:11 +0000 /blog/2013/12/17/26/ Time Flies by so quickly … according to my Decimal birth day I am 26 years old now.

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Lee Fields, music for the coding mood /blog/2012/12/25/lee-fields-music-for-the-coding-mood/ /blog/2012/12/25/lee-fields-music-for-the-coding-mood/#comments Tue, 25 Dec 2012 15:15:18 +0000 /?p=470 Combine This with some fine coffee or authentic arabic tea, great things shall happen.

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24 /blog/2011/12/17/24/ /blog/2011/12/17/24/#comments Fri, 16 Dec 2011 22:08:49 +0000 /?p=464 Yes I am 24 years old now :)

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TRW Assignment 2 /blog/2011/11/30/trw-assignment-2/ /blog/2011/11/30/trw-assignment-2/#comments Wed, 30 Nov 2011 13:35:43 +0000 /?p=457 Dear Students,

The Aim of this assignment is to make your probably first attempt in writing your first CV as well as a cover letter that is a tailored around a certain job offer.

So first you need to create your own resume (CV) as we have discussed previously.

During the class we were relying on the following article:

Where you will find a good explanation why you need a resume and how to start writing one.

Next step would be to use to fill in your profile by creating an account and completing your profile to at least 70% then you can easily click the generate CV button to create PDF copy of your profile which is a fair CV however you need to take that content and format it in a good way as in the article above.

After that using you may find jobs that fit your skills as well as your ambition. read the job ad carefully and analyize it for the information you need to write a good cover letter.

Take a copy of the job ad as well as its URL (web address from your browser).

Write a cover letter to include with your resume.

you may see the following article for examples of good cover letters.

So in conclusion you will deliver 3 items:

  1. Your very well written CV.
  2. The Job Advertisement to which you wish to apply.
  3. A cover letter as if your were really applying for that job.

Please do your best to proofread your resume and cover letter to make sure they do not have typographic errors or formatting issues.

This assignment is due Thursday, December 8, 2011.

Finally I wish to remind you (again) copying from your colleague or friend is a terrible crime that will assure the both of you a very big zero.

Thank you & best wishes for you all on your midterm exams :)


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TRW Assignment 1 /blog/2011/11/13/trw-assignment-1/ /blog/2011/11/13/trw-assignment-1/#comments Sun, 13 Nov 2011 00:46:36 +0000 /?p=449 Dear students,

First of all I wish you all had a great feast & that you enjoyed it to the fullest.

now fun time is over & here is your assignment which is due this week.

I have attached a .zip file called which contains the text of the article along with the images that are required to be inserted in the article.

your assignment is as follows:

1. download the following file

2.unzip the compressed file & extract its content

3. start a new word document

4. insert text in the word document

5. start formatting, styling & organizing the article using appropriate tools & follow instructions given in the article *

6. review & read your article

7. print it out & take a final look

8. smile :)

 * note that instructions are given between double square brackets like this: [[Instruction to do so & so]]

Good luck :)

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Happy Birthday, Dear Blog /blog/2011/11/11/happy-birthday-dear-blog/ /blog/2011/11/11/happy-birthday-dear-blog/#comments Fri, 11 Nov 2011 19:01:17 +0000 /?p=446 11-11-11 is the third birth day of my blog & my domain (

3 years of blogging :)

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Mendeley Demo @ Assiut University FCI /blog/2011/05/23/mendeley-demo-assiut-university-fci/ /blog/2011/05/23/mendeley-demo-assiut-university-fci/#comments Mon, 23 May 2011 07:12:32 +0000 /?p=414 Next week on Monday the 30th of May I will give a demo presentation at my faculty for Mendeley. I will post the presentation and possibly videos and other goodies here as soon as they are ready.

[Update #1 - Presentation on Scribd and Slideshare]

Mendeley Demo @ FCI Assiut


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The illustrated guide to a Ph.D. in Arabic /blog/2011/05/05/the-illustrated-guide-to-a-ph-d-in-arabic/ /blog/2011/05/05/the-illustrated-guide-to-a-ph-d-in-arabic/#comments Thu, 05 May 2011 00:12:18 +0000 /?p=393

فيما يلي ترجمة لمقالة مصورة (رسومية) كتبها مات مايت من جامعه يوتاه الأميريكية بعنوان ” الدليل المصوَر للحصول على درجة الدكتوراة الفلسفية “ يوضح فيها الكاتب كيف ترتبط رسالة الدكتوراة الواحدة بالكم المعرفي الكلي للإنسانية بأسرها

كافة الصور و العبارات و الأفكار هنا تعود ملكيتها للكاتب مات مايت و قمت أنا بترجمتها للعربية

تمثل هذه الدائرة الكم المعرفي الكلي للإنسانية بأسرها

حين تنتهي من دراستك في مرحلة التعليم الأساسي يكون مقدار معرفتك ضحلاً أو قليلاً

حين تنتهي من دراستك في مرحلة التعليم الثانوي يكون مقدار معرفتك أكثر قليل

مع حصولك على درجة البكاليريوس تكون قد إكتسبت تخصصاً

درجة الماجيستير تعمق معرفتك بذاك التخصص

قرائتك للأوراق البحثية يأخذك إلى حافة دائرة المعارف الإنسانية

بمجرد وصولك لحد الدائرة تبدأ بالتركيز

من ثم تقوم بالضغط على حد الدائرة لعدة سنوات

يوما ما سينحني حد الدائرة و يعطيك مجالاً

هذا النتؤ الذي شكلته يدعى درجة الدكتوراة الفلسفية

وبالطبع ألاف الأشخاص الأخرون يقومون بتشكيل نتؤاتهم الخاصة في نفس الوقت وبذلك تتسع دائرة المعرف الإنسانية في كافة الإتجاهات في نفس الوقت

بالطبع العالم يبدو مختلفاً من وجهة نظرك الأن

فلا تنسى الصورة الكاملة لأنك جزء من دائرة المعارف الإنسانية

حافظوا على همتكم في الضغط على حافة الدائرة

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Cloud Computing-ish events /blog/2011/01/08/cloud-computing-ish-events/ /blog/2011/01/08/cloud-computing-ish-events/#comments Sat, 08 Jan 2011 01:47:18 +0000 /?p=386 This is actually a bit of a late response to express my feelings after attentending a bunch of “Cloud Computing”-ish events at my university :).

As a matter of fact I have found a Dilbert Comic to say it all for me :)

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PHP with MySQL Assignment /blog/2010/12/05/php-with-mysql-assignment/ /blog/2010/12/05/php-with-mysql-assignment/#comments Sun, 05 Dec 2010 12:04:41 +0000 /?p=370 Dear Students,

Your assignment for next week is simply to implement the list.php file which will display the following list and have a fully capable search function.

How the output should look like

How the output should look like

of course you are more than welcome to try to enhance the looks of the form & in such case you will be rewarded with bonus marks.

Also if you implement a Full Text search that would be awesome and will be rewarded with the most bonus marks :)

please take into your consideration the following points DB name is cdlib and the disc line is formated like this:

* Disc Title: (The real disc title) By (Author) [(category)] – [(year)]

and the disc line is like this:

— Track: (The real track title) [(duration in H:M:S)]

Finally you may download the codes we wrote in class from the link below:

Dec 5th code sample

UPDATE: December 13th, 2010

well, I just wish to say hello & thank you to all those who have decided to give it a shot and go for it but it strikes me that only 5 out of around 60 of you guys did try. I ask God that this is only because of you guys are being lazy not because you have problems in understanding :(

below is the the closest answer to what was required done by one of your colleagues (Mohamed Saber Mahmoud).

Big thanks to Mohammed Saber, Alamir Mahmoud Abd El-Aziz and to the rest who cared enough to try. you may download Mohamed’s code from here:

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