Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem Alhamdulillaah, WordPress 2.8 has been released! Grab it from the downloads page or upgrade, like I do, via SVN.
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem Alhamdulillaah, the Fedora Project has released Fedora 11! You can get the torrents and/or check out the new features! (Sorry for the rather uninspired & lazy post…I usually like to share more details, but I’ve got work to do…;) )
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem Alhamdulillaah no one was injured in the dramatic collapse of the roof of the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin stadium in nearby Gong Badak here in Kuala Terengganu. It is only about 10 minutes away from where we live here in KT, and in fact, it’s on the way from our place to […]
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem Alhamdulillaah, nothing can take away from the blessing & joy of being a father, but one of the obvious side effects of having an infant is the drastic change in priorities. So, naturally, most of my projects have fallen on the wayside. Even work has suffered. But, alhamdulillaah, this just means I […]
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem Alhamdulillaah, I’ve successfully loaded the Fedora 11 Beta Live CD onto an SD card. This allows me to boot directly from the card using my USB card reader, much as if it were a USB key/flash drive. In short, after a few attempts, everything just works.
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem Alḥamdulillāh, on Monday, the 19th of Rabīʿ ulʾawwa, 1430 (16th of March, 2009) at 5:38 PM Malaysia local time, Allāh blessed us with a 2.3 kg (~5 lb.) blessing we named ʿAbdurraḥmān (عبد الرحمن), which, in Arabic, means “slave of the Most Merciful”, which is one of the beautiful names of Allāh […]
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem Alhamdulillaah, I am quite pleased with the following HDR image I was able to assemble. While not as good as the best that are out there, it is definitely a step-up from my other attempt I shared here.
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem Alhamdulillaah, to my pleasant surprise, I discovered that I started using Fedora personally with Fedora Core 4, and not 5 like I had previously thought. This makes me feel better as I’m glad I started using Fedora earlier, because I like to think I recognized the importance of a completely (or as […]
Bismillāhir Raḥmānir Raḥīm Alḥamdulillāh, I’ve gone ahead and removed all the microblogging updates to my blogs (the ones titled, “Identi.ca updates for yyyy-mm-dd”). I thought it would be a neat idea, since I had started using identi.ca, to add some unique content to my blog, but the result was all I was doing was spamming […]
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem I have the bad habit of starting things and not completing them. This is bad for numerous reasons, just a few of which I’ll list shortly. I will warn you now that as this post is meant to help me organize my thoughts, it will list-heavy, as I do find lists and […]
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem Alhamdulillaah, I’ve just managed to produce my first HDR (high dynamic range) image the results of which I’m pleased with. Once again, I have CHDK to thank for enabling this feature easily.
[basilgohar@beta ~]$ echo $PATH /usr/lib/qt-3.3/bin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin\ :/home/basilgohar/bin Note: This is for future reference as I try to make some progress on an old project. I do not think the last value is a default for Fedora, but rather, something added later. If someone knows otherwise, please correct me! Update: I’m starting to dislike fixed-width templates…corrected the […]
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem Note: This is a post I started writing back in November, but only got around to updating now. Alhamdulillaah, I cannot believe I’ve lived for so long without knowing about screen (Wikipedia article). To put it as simple as possible, think of screen as a “tabbed” interface for terminals/shells. This is a […]
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem As bugs are normal around the house here in Malaysia, I have just gotten used to them for the most part. Yes, the wall next to me is a veritable graveyard for mosquitoes, but most other insects don’t bother me much, alhamdulillaah. This includes ants. Ants are usually very benign, they mind […]
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem I just finished re-reorganizing my blog categories after pondering the difference between tags & categories. Incidentally, I will attempt to start using tags on my blog posts as well. Subsequently, I will be recategorizing a lot of posts that are categorized in both a category as well as its parent, since that […]
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/01/23/60minutes/main4749723.shtml#ccmm Watch at the link above for a bold & frank look at the living conditions of the Palestinians under apartheid in Israel, specifically in the West Bank. Interesting to note is that the story only mentioned the West Bank. Keep in mind when viewing their situation that Gaza is far, far worse off due […]
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem For a long time now I’ve been wanting to setup an LDAP back end for various Hidayah Online Network resources, especially the Columbus Dawah project. This has become particularly pressing as the Columbus Dawah website has three primary public services – the blog, the forums, the school. Additionally, in the future I […]
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem Alhamdulillaah, my wife & I are en route to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where we’ll be staying one night with her brother & his family before continuing on our way to home in Kuala Terengganu, in shaaʾ Allaah. Right now we’re in the Kuwait International Airport, and, alhamdulillaah, they have free wifi throughout […]