This article discusses 10 dirty little secrets about working in IT. These secrets serve as an advice to people entering the IT world so they learn about what might go wrong along the way and plan ahead properly.Read more
We all know that computers understand only bits: 0s and 1s. Since their inception, computers have worked hard to try to recognize dates that we use in our daily life. Human life was never fair to them in return until today.Read more
Today, I received an email from Mr. Ziad Baroud, the Minister of Internal Affairs, asking me to check my listing on the DGPS website. While the majority would like the fact that Mr. Baroud is using a one-to-one communication method to reach as much Lebanese citizens as possible, I did not like the fact that Mr. Baroud is encouraging spammers to send out such emails.Read more
The new Sensys radar (shown in the photo) is a clever radar for speeding drivers. This radar does not flash and, most importantly, does not need to measure your speed at the moment where you pass near it. In other words, if you speed between two cameras and slow when you reach the radar, it will uncover your trick.Read more
Today, I guided a workshop about high-availability database solutions at NDU. The workshop went for 6 straight hours (from 9:30 till 15:30) and was attended by more than 50 students from various universities in Lebanon. The workshop was organized by the NDU IEEE branch in collaboration with the Computer Science Club.Read more
The creator of this picture won a million dollar in Van Cogh’s talents competition which took place in Italy. Please take a closer look at the picture.
I was having an interesting discussion yesterday about web programming languages with a friend of mine during which we tackled various programming languages (PHP, Java, VB and C#) and their competitive nature for web programming. I found it very useful to place a summary (yet a detailed one) about this topic due to the interestingly arguable nature of this topic…
Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio
“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I’ve ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more.”
Yesterday, I gave a seminar entitled “Ethical Hacking: It’s All About the Ethics”. What I really enjoyed about the seminar was the amount of interest that the topic had on students as well as the questions asked during and after the seminar.
Check this website out and see why Microsoft is so “scared” from the Open Source community and Open Source products. In the last week of October 1998, a confidential Microsoft memorandum on Redmond’s strategy against Linux and Open Source software was leaked out to the public. Read the memorandum and more…