Showing posts from December, 2015

Turning the page on 2015

It's the end of 2015 which has been an excellent year for me, I did my biggest year blogging so far!
I posted 233 posts (this post is counted too) which totals up to 64% of my entire blogging!!

VirtualBox NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) [FIXED]

It's a common problem of VirtualBox and I looked through tons of pages and didn't find a fix, maybe because there isn't? Good think I found a fix!!

Turn LibreOffice into the best book writing software out there

Recently I've came across some "book writing software" that is supposedly able to help me write a book and enhance my productivity, I gave that software a try and felt it was too complicated, If I need to take an advanced course just to learn how to use the software, that's a serious problem and some major down time spent learning a new software while I have a productivity suit that does everything required with ease!

تقرير برنامج CodeLobster PHP Edition 5.8 الداعم للعربية

هذا البرنامج هو بيئة تطوير متعددة الأغراض، يستخدم لتطوير العديد من تقنيات الويب مثل HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP في النسخة 5.8 تم دعم اللغة العربية في التحرير وأصبحت تظهر بشكل واضح غير مفكك على غرار النسخ السابقة، وهو مطلب قامت الشركة بتنفيذه نزولًا عند رغبة المستخدمين العرب. قمت بعمل تقريري على النسخة الاحترافية مكتملة الخصائص، لذلك ربما لا تعمل مع بعض الخصائص حتى تقوم بشراء ترخيص من الشركة. للنسخة الإنجليزية إضغط هنا.

BlueGriffon 1.8 is out!

As a free lancer web developer / designer on Linux. I strive to find the tools that make my work easier and more fun! In terms of web development there aren't many YSIWYG tools to use, with Nvu and Kompozer being discontinued and BlueGriffion's seemingly end of life (marked as discontinued by, LibreOffice has shown some WYSIWYG potential and I noted that in a previous post. 

GIMP 20 years of awesome!

Last November, GIMP celebrated it's twentieth anniversary, becoming the official Open source image editing suit. 

منظومة حجز موعد استخراج جواز السفر أخبار ومستجدات

مرحبًا بك في تدوينة جديدة حول الجوازات في ليبيا.
في التدوينات السابقة تحدثت عن المشاكل التي تواجه الناس في التسجيل في منظومة الحجز، والتحسينات الظاهرية التي طرأت على منظومة حجز المواعيد. لنلقى نظرة على الوضع الحالي للجوازات، وأخر ما أعلنته المصلحة وتداوله الناس فيما بينهم.

Zim-Wiki: Where have you been all my life?

I've come across Zim-Wiki while searching for the best notepad application, in this review I shall talk about why it has become my go to application for almost everything!

Installing VirtualBox on your computer

We talked about installing VirtualBox on our computer, to do that we will go to and download the latest version for our system. And as soon it finishes downloading we start the install.
This post is using version 5

Virtual machines 101

Remember when I said that I shouldn't install / uninstall Windows so much? And that I should have made a virtual installation instead to test?
Well I will tell you how so you don't do the same mistakes I did. Virtual computing is all about installing operating systems in a fail safe environment. Where the damages don't affect the computer and stay in the "machine".
If you ever played an emulated game, then you have somewhat of an idea. It's actually very simple and used widely, let's take a look at what is a virtual machine?

Gdevelop, free game design software

If you are interested in making games, to learn how to program or simply for having fun. Then this is for you!

الدبلوم العالي والدراسات العليا

من خلال هذه التدوينة أود طرح موضوع يمس كل طلبة التعليم العالي الذين درسوا في المعاهد ولديهم رغبة في مواصلة الدراسة والتحصل على شهادات عليا، والصعوبات التي يواجهها هؤلاء الطلبة في مسعاهم.
لماذا يود طالب الدبلوم العالي مواصلة الدراسة والتحصل على البكالوريس ومن بعدها الماجستير والدكتوراه؟

Internet in Libya

I had to write about this issue to let the world know what kind of suffering do we have to endure to get on line. 

Wiping free space to make the phone run faster

After updating a Samsung I9082 (Grand) from 4.1.2 to 4.2.2 it became much slower and restarted often. A factory reset was due. Even after the reset the phone was incredibly slow.

The first thing you should do each morning!

Having a plan is essential for daily success. Planning your day carefully can make you a lot more productive..

Make a to do list first thing you wake up in the morning, or better yet before you sleep! And make it happen!

Check the task list first thing in the morning rather than your timeline! I mean it!

How to fix the mixed numbers on Android issue?

You got your new Android phone, you pop in the SIM card and expect everything to work like it should, but it doesn't! Your numbers are mixed, you don't remember any of them and every call is a guess!

اليوم العالمي للغة العربية

في مثل هذا اليوم من كل عام يحتفل العالم باليوم العالمي للغة العربية، هذا اليوم هو ذكرى دخول اللغة العربية ضمن اللغات الرسمية ولغات العمل بالأمم المتحدة، واخترت هذا اليوم بالذات للحديث عن أمر يضايقني بشدة حول اللغة العربية.

CodeLobsterPHP Edition 5.8 is out, supports Arabic!

CodeLobsterPHP Edition continues it's active development cycle by launching version 5.8 which brings many improvements to the  IDE, most notably an improvement long anticipated by Arab developers, Arabic support.

In my review of CodeLobsterPHP IDE I listed not supporting Arabic as a con of this software, now I can proudly say that it supports Arabic, and I was asked by the company to test for Arabic support, here are the results:

For a complete list of features and bug fixes on version 5.8 click here.

Many Arab developers like this IDE and they are interested in purchasing a license, the only thing stopping them is that CodeLobsterPHP Edition doesn't support Arabic. Starting of version 5.8 that's a thing of the past!

I listed in my review of CodeLobsterPHP Edition that it has a friendly and responsive community, check the request I posted asking for Arabic language support, they are as good as I said they were!

So here you have it!  It supports Arabic now!
As an Arab developer,…

Windows 8.1 losing free space [FIXED]

After installing Windows 8.1 and doing all the updates. I was getting ready to create an image (in case anything happens) so I did the usual steps of cleaning and optimizing. Shortly after creating the image I noticed 12 GB of free space occupied! Where did my free space go?

Wifi not connecting on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 2 [FIXED]

After that partial upgrade and the annoying Docky issue finally fixed, I thought I was safe, but another annoying issue appeared,  and this time hitting closer to home!

الإنترنت في ليبيا

كان لزاما علي أن أتحدث عن هذه الأزمة ليعلم العالم مانوع المعاناة التي نقاسيها لندخل على شبكة الإنترنت. بادئا ذي بدءكيف نتحصل على الإنترنت؟

Are people being sucked into the network?

Anywhere I go. People are staring into smartphones, even while driving yes! And I've avoided that idiot barley!
People are interacting less, staring more. Many more apps appear daily. I'm known for an Anti-Facebook attitude but it seems that there are other sites that suck people to that dark hole.

My blog reached 45K views!

It's been a while since I posted one of these posts,I decided to leave them for the special occasions, this happens to be one of them! I have reached 45  Thousand views on my blog, which is a really good place to be, and a good progress since the last milestone of 40K. Meaning I got 5 thousand views in less than two months, not bad at all!
I have been busy working on myself and keeping myself busy with many projects, it's a time of change, and I have to be at my best.

I got the chance to experiment with many great applications and ideas I'll be posting about throughout the winter, many fall within my passion subjects, Linux and open source.
I noticed I grew as a blogger and I am making consistent effort to grow and improve each day, and I hope you can see that in my posts and style of writing.
I still believe that the sky is the limit and I hope to grow even more as a blogger and help more people while learning and having fun doing what I love.
Until the next stop of 50K,…

The death of the laptop

I tend to follow the tech news, and lately laptop sales are dropping and companies are losing money, isn't that something!

Fix the p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } problem in your blog

It happens more often with me than ever, maybe because now I write my posts outside of blogger and then paste them (and there is nothing wrong with that by the way!). It makes my blog look bad and a lot less professional.
I tried so many things including font play and adjusting the breakers, nothing worked! I was able to fix it so easily, so read on to learn the complete fix!