Monday, July 30, 2007

Arabic or Not?

Recently I am having a desire to start blogging in arabic for several reasons:
1. I should help (if I can) to enrich the arabic presence in WWW.
2. I need to work on my arabic writing skills.
On the other hand, there are reasons that make me not want to do it:
1. I can barely put some stuff here to keep it updated. How about two blogs?
2. I may get into trouble blogging in arabic since I'll talk about politics if I ever made an Arabic blog.
I added a poll to this blog. Awaiting your responses......

Saturday, July 28, 2007

We are Melting Here!!!

Here is the temperature now I'm not exaggerating this is from I don't know how we withstand this. We should all star in super hero comics "immune to fire damage" :0

Microsoft Office Outlook Connector (Update)

Another great add-in for Outlook which let's you access your Hotmail e-mail from within Microsoft Outlook 2007 or 2003. I tried it myself and it is a bit buggy since it is in beta. The problems I encountered maybe due to the "wonderful" Internet connection we are having these days in KFUPM (thanks to ITC).

Update: It is now out of beta.


Friday, July 27, 2007

Save Microsoft Office 2007 documents to PDF with ease

I found this great add-in from Microsoft's web site to enable saving to PDF directly from any Microsoft Office 2007 product. Great for publishing documents online.


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Satisfying People

A nice article about how it is impossible to make all people happy about you and your behavior.  I say and I quote here from Red Forman (from that's 70's show) "When I die I hope I'll be buried face down so that all my critics can kiss my ...". Just kidding :) 

رضاء الناس

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Blog This Extension for Firefox

A new extension made by.. Guess who? open source? wrong guess... Microsoft!!!! It is a great extension to help blogging about a certain site. I am now using it to make this post. Basically it just fires Windows Live Writer and adds a link to the page you were viewing when you clicked on the extension. Very helpful when blogging about a new favorite site. Check the link below to download it.


Windows Live Writer

This is my first post using Windows Live Writer Beta2. I have to say am really impressed with the quality of this product and specifically the support for various blogging sites (so un-Microsoftly :). I like this new trend at Microsoft of acknowledging that other companies do exist. About the program it is really helpfull when blogging you don't have to go the blogg, enter your credentials and then post. You just configure the settings once. For more info go to

First Post

Hello and welcome to my blog I intend to make an IT oriented blog with focus on Software Development. Hope you all enjoy it.