Category Archives: Life

“I hate men”

This is a story that happened to me and my little daughter in a shopping mall’s play area… This area is controlled by a huge grumpy security guard wearing a fake military uniform…

He was opening and closing the entrance and hated it when people wanted to go in our out of the play area, he also controlled what everybody inside was wearing, he made sure everybody kept their shoes in the designated area by screaming “Shoes!

We went in and out of that area a few times, and sometimes my daughter would forget to take of her shoes outside, we got used to his harsh voice … “Shoes!

After the 5th time, my daughter simply said “I hate men!”



p.s. This post was started on the 22nd of February 2012, completed in 2014.

Podcasts I listen to

Speak Up
Creative Commons License photo credit: Mustafa Khayat

I listen to a lot of podcasts on the Blackberry using PodTrapper. Here’s a list of the podcasts I listen to, linked directly to their RSS feeds. Some of these may be old and not have any recent updates.


Linux Outlaws

Security Now!

Linux News Log (mp3)

FLOSS Weekly

Full Circle Magazine » podcast

Finux Tech Weekly Podcast

Going Linux

LB – All Episodes – MP3

Linux Geekdom

Linux In Da House MP3 Feed



TuxRadar Linux Podcast (mp3)

Ubuntu Ohio – Burning Circle

The Linux Action Show! MP3

The Linux Link Tech Show Itunes Feed

The Fresh Ubuntu Podcast

This is not a podcast

Tin Foil Hat


Frostbite Media (frostcastmp3)

Four Dudes on Tech

Hack Radio Live

Hacker Medley

Hacker Public Radio

this WEEK in TECH – MP3 Edition

Software Engineering Radio – the podcast for professional software developers

Terminal Geeks

The Command Line Podcast


Pragmatic Podcasts

The Podcast at » Audio podCast


Watani Al-Habeeb Sabah Al-Khair ( I made it available as a podcast! )

Deera Chat


That Jeddah Podcast

A Saudi Life


Get-It-Done Guy’s Quick and Dirty Tips to Work Less and Do More

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

The Doha Debates



Cory Doctorow’s » Podcast

FinalRune Productions

Bound Off Short Story Podcast

Clarkesworld Magazine – Online Science Fiction and Fantasy


Escape Pod

The Sofanauts » Podcast / category / tordotstories


The Ladies Pendragon


A History of Oil


DH Unplugged


Water: a source of life

57/365 - Drip Drop
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Howstuffworks states that humans can go up to eight weeks without food as long as they have water, and probably live for about 3 to 5 days without any water.

The Quran states that water is important to life (and that life comes from water) translated as “We made of water every living thing” (Al-Anbya 21:30).

The human body is more than 50% water, (Some stats say Babies: 75%, Adults: 55-60%)

For the last few years, my basic drink has been water. I drink more than 2-3 liters every day. How much water do you drink?

Life Choices

We learn to live with choices we made in our life.

What we studied. Where we worked. What we have done.

We may regret doing some of the things we have done. We may hate not doing other things. All that is in the past, and there’s no way to change the past. We live now, and all we can do is live with our past and work on improving our future.

It’s never too late. We all have the ability to change, and make it for the better.

Photo is by Hans Gerwitz and is licensed creative commons (CC BY-SA 2.0).