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F1 Montreal with my brother!

I went to F1 Montreal this summer with my brother and we had a blast!  Here is a link to all the pictures.

Congrats JackCards!

Today, JackCards.com, a company founded by my friends Kim Dowds and Katherine Santer got a great review in the Wall Street Journal. Here are some excerpts from the article: ….Jack Cards did introduce me to some clever and original material that I never would’ve seen in my CVS…. ….I think its system would be welcomed [...]

Borat introduces Flock… clever!

Hassan Al-Karmi: A great family member passes

My great grand uncle, Hassan Al-Karmi, passed away last night at the age of 101. He was a great man that I am very proud to be related to. He was an incredible author, thinker, poet, speaker, educator, and father to us all. His most impressive writing include 14 dictionaries of which 8 were published. [...]

Whose fault is it?

My mom told me this wonderful little story that I would like to share. It starts with someone asking the devil about how he is able to create problems in the world. The devil decides to show his friend how he does it. He goes into a beautiful bakery that has a lot of cakes [...]

JS, CSS Editor for eclipse

I have been using Aptana (open source extension to eclipse) for a few weeks now and really like it. Javascript dev is usually a pain in eclipse since testing needs to happen in the browser. This gets most of the syntax issues as you are writing the code. via Ian Connor

The Prince is home now!

We are now back home. Baby Amir and mom passed all their medical tests with flying colors. Since Randa did a c-section, her recovery is slow and will take a few weeks. However, everything appears to be moving as expected. Amir is still figuring out his rhythm and clearly adjusting ours to match his . [...]

Amir Shalabi

Dear friends and family, We are very happy to announce the arrival of our pride and joy Amir Shalabi on April 9th 2007 at 4:22pm. He weighs 6 pounds and 6 ounces (3kg). His height is 19.5′ (50cm). Thank God Mom Randa, baby, and Dad are doing well, and will be leaving the hospital in [...]

Physics legend on getting creative ideas

Came across this talk by physics legend Murray Gell-Mann. He is a very impressive man! The talk builds a framework for getting to creative ideas. He explains his ideas through observations he saw and collected from science. An inspiring talk that can be applied to any field. The QA at the end has some funny [...]

Software Engineering Proverbs

Came across Software Engineering Proverbs. A wonderful collection of proverbs. Here are some of my favorites: A clever person solves a problem.A wise person avoids it.– Einstein We reject kings, presidents, and voting.We believe in rough consensus and running code.–Dave Clark (1992)“If you think good architecture is expensive, try bad architecture.”– Brian Foote and Joseph [...]

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