Linux 30th Anniversary

Happy 30th birthday today, Linux. From Wiki History of Linux (https://lnkd.in/gq_HnS_r) “As Torvalds wrote in his book Just for Fun,[13] he eventually ended up writing an operating system kernel. On 25 August 1991, he (at age 21) announced this system in a Usenet posting to the newsgroup “comp.os.minix.” :[14] Hello everybody out there using minix… Continue reading Linux 30th Anniversary

Working from Home

Spending all day at home for work, research, and life in general with various devices (computers, phones, iPad) requires data sharing between devices if you need to keep your collected thoughts in sync. Instead of using Dropbox, One Drive, or a cloud-based solution at home, I have set up a Raspberry Pi as a Webdav… Continue reading Working from Home

#bookloversday

My late dad, who passed away in 2012, wrote a book about Cyprus in 1991. It was the first book about the Cypriot crises that was written in Arabic. At the time, we as a family were in so much debt due to the Lebanon conflict. As a kid then, having my dad publish the… Continue reading #bookloversday

Working Hard

When I was a kid, my dad once told me that it is essential to work hard to rest later. During my youth, it never crossed my mind that resting later means at the end of one’s life. For me, to do your best means to be up there working or learning each day and… Continue reading Working Hard

2000’s resume

Time in tech flies without knowing. I found my year 2000 resume that includes my key accomplishments in web development during web 1.0 in the 90s. (My career 1st started in technical support of Micron computers and assembling pcs – the latter is what teenage kids do these days for building gaming computers) In web,… Continue reading 2000’s resume

Father’s Day

My dad (he passed away ten years ago) was the number 1 supporter of my computer passion. I remember him signing me up to a computer club when I was seven. He later bought me my first computer, the Commodore Vic 20. That same year or the year before, he also attempted to fix my… Continue reading Father’s Day

World Book Day

Celebrating #worldbookday2021. The bookshelves behind me where I work at home have vintage computer books from the past decades. It gives me inspiration and a continuous passion for computers and technologies each and every day.

VAX Terminals

While reading Tracy Kidder book “The Soul of a New Machine” which tells the entrepreneurship history of minicomputers, I remembered the VAX terminal machines we used at the American University of Beirut Computer Science department a long time ago. We were coding on green screens and getting mesmerized with code printouts from the matrix paper.… Continue reading VAX Terminals

Code Voice Arabic

My podcast with Coder Voice in Arabic. I spoke about my early start in computers in the early eighties, my professional career in Lebanon and the United States. We then talked about AI, open-source, and retro computers. Thank you, Hassan Kanj – حسن كنج for letting me share my voice. نتحدث في الحلقة ٢٩ من… Continue reading Code Voice Arabic