Saturday, January 31, 2009 CodeCamp'09

This time, dotNetwork is preparing for a "bigger-than-the-usual-gatherings" event. This is supposed to be dotNetwork's first major Event, with around 18 sessions, 3 tracks, split over 2 days, which are intended to be on February 19th, 20th, isA.

The agenda has a wide range of topics covering Azure, Velocity, Scrum, BizTalk, SharePoint, C# 4, VS2010, SilverLight, & many other topics.. Speakers list include Stephen Forte, Remi Caron, Marianne Van Wanrooij, Mohamed Meligy, Mohamed Samy, Yasser Makram, Mohammad Yousry, Hossam Kamel.

I'll be updating you with more soon, but for now check the event page here:

& subscribe to its feeds for updates, also check the the Facebook event:

This is not yet a formal announcement, so I'll be updating you with any news here, too.. so keep tuned..

A Question for Google (mail)

I like a lot how some Google applications are making use of Gears. A couple of their applications like: Google's Docs family (Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, PDFs), & Google's reader, I'm not sure if there're other services that are using Gears, but I use those 2 heavily.

The question is: why hasn't Google used Gears with GMail yet? Imagine how it would look like.. Specially, that it goes with Google's effort to make GMail widely accessibility. Check -for eg- GMail for mobile phones (use it.. it's hilarious) which support caching & other stuff that might be provided by Gears on PCs.

UPDATE: (3 hours after publishing this post, the first time)
I've just realized that Google made my wishes comes true a couple of days ago through a new "labs" feature :D.. Though I've been dreaming of this since I knew about Gears :D.. Read more about offline GMail here. I'm laughing & rolling on the floor right now!! looooooool!!

Now, I'm waiting for Google Calendar, to use Gears..:D

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Quote of the Moment

"[Newton] said, 'If I have seen further than others, it is because I've stood on the shoulders of giants.' These days we stand on each other's feet!" — Richard Hamming

Friday, January 23, 2009 Jan'09 gathering

Saturday, January 24th 2009,
12:00 - 16:30

Attendance is FREE =)


Mohmaed Meshref
SDT | SQL Server Team

Inside SQL Server Engine!
12:00 - 14:00
SQL Server Architecture
◦ Protocols
◦ Relational Engine
◦ Storage Engine
◦ Memory

Query Processing
◦ Iterators
◦ Rows Access Methods
◦ Joins
◦ Aggregation


Canadian International College, @ "El-Tagamo3 El-5ames"

Buses will be available at: Nady El-Sekka (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Please be there before 11:30 coz we will leave on time..

For those who wanna keep tuned with further news about this event & other upcoming events of the user group, please check the following links:


Facebook Event:
You'd better join the above event if you have a facebook account so we can roughly estimate the attendees count..

Facebook Fan Page:

Facebook Group:

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Last week, I read this ridicules article from Haaretz, the Israeli news paper, about three alleged analogies for Ghaza's Crises; Strip Maul.. Just a minute ago I've read these analogies in reply to them which I find much more real!!

Quote of the Moment

"If you're in your apartment and some emotionally disturbed person is banging on your door, screaming, 'I'm going to come through this door and kill you!' do you want us to respond with one police officer, which is proportional, or with all the resources at our command?" --New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg.

"I guess it depends if I forced that guy to live in my hallway… and make him go through checkpoints every time he has to take a sh*t!" Popular Comedian, Jon Stewart.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Quote of the Moment

"They say that Israel cannot be expected to negotiate under rocket-fire, but they demand the Palestinians do so under siege in Gaza and violent military occupation in the West-Bank" --Johann Hari, Columnist, London Independent

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Quote of the Moment

اللي إيده علي الكيبورد ، مش زي اللي إيده في النار..- محمد تيسير


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