Sunday, March 28, 2010

The blind side of our society

I watched The Blind Side movie, based on Michael Oher biography

this movie is about a poor homeless NFL player, then a rich family took care of him and provided him with food and a place to sleep

of course I'm not writing to promote neither the movie nor the player...

the point is how the rich ain't aware of the neighboring homeless poor.

I don't mean financial support, I mean to respect them, improve their life, provide them with a better education opportunities.

They are humans just like us, have their dreams, and hopes in a better tomorrow.

may be they deviate, because of the absence of ethics and good traditions.

when we do something bad, we don't blame our selves, though we found good parents to teach us not do so

but they have an excuse, never found someone to tell them "dont do that"

found a surrounding environment full of bad guys

then, our role comes....

before giving them money, they need someone to change their minds, they would spend the money on smoking and drugs

they need a better education, and upgrade life gradually, to adapt the change

I believe that every criminal needs treatment not punishment

they ain't criminals in the first place but they are victims to faults, they never committed

let's do something to help them...

just do anything,

you may think it's tiny

but it's a drop in the ocean,

"I can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone"

How to obtain EXCELLENCE?

Excellence can be obtained, simply, if you: more than others think is wise;

...risk more than others think is safe;

...dream more than others think is practical;

...expect more than others think is possible.

Monday, March 22, 2010

How to make a "Tweet This" button

Today Twitter became a essential part of our life, we tweet every single small thing, share ideas, thoughts, music, , photos, videos ... etc

and making a blog or a personal website is now easier, so no need of any experiences to make it.

you read something you like, decide to share, so you go to the url and copy the link, go to a url shortener website cause the limitation of the damn 140 characters, choosing a suitable words for the post then go to twitter and tweet it.

you can simply make a "Tweet This" to save your visitors efforts without any plug-ins

1- choose a suitable image -like ugly mine- or text like "Tweet This"

2- choose a suitable text like 'How to make a "Tweet This" button' and make sure it's SHORT and obvious

3- make you url shorter using any of this websites, I prefer to use TinyURL

4- now you can add your twitter account username "@AimanTarek"

5- now go to
URL Decoder/Encoder website copy the whole text you wanna post:
Title + link + via @twitter_username
How to make a "Tweet This" button by @AimanTarek

6- the url encoder will provide you with a code suitable for a URL

7- now add the fowlowing URL to the "Tweet This" image/button + URL encoder result

enjoy :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

MultiTouch for HP Synaptics TouchPad

Yesterday I was discussing with a friend of mine, the latest nvidia driver issue, and how nvidia and HP are providing the best driver support.

I was surprised when I read this "Synaptics driver enables multitouch gestures on older trackpads", so do you think that HP and Synaptics did it?

Lets have a try....

I installed the new driver from here

and uninstalled the oldie from "Programs", restarted the machine.

then installed the new driver and the magic happens...

the new driver enabled multitouch (two and three fingers) for the same old hardware

you need to configure some settings to enable some features and customize some

I tried the zoom feature and the 3-finger press to open a program and flick to switch between photos

you can check the demo videos found in "C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP"

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Who I am?


Although I'm using Blogger since December 2005, created a bunch of blogs, I've never made a personal one. I mean by personal, to talk about my self, my thoughts, share my new ideas... may be crazy ones, use my customized English, may be Franco-Arab

and this is for people who misunderstood me, and think that I'm the bad guy... but I'm not that bad and not that good too

first of all, I'm -as you may know- a 3rd computer engineering student, what a start!
may be engineering is in my family chromosomes, or it's the family business :D then.... interested in 3 things: computer stuff, cars and wildlife.

dont know anything about football, politics, art... "the stuff all people are discussing" .

a night person, means that dont judge me from my morning reactions.

simple, but care about every small detail, may be accurate.

have a good family and love them all.

have few true friends and doing my best to keep them close.

very helpful, but with my own will, but not the idiot who help certain people for a reason.

respect everyone as a human, ignoring gender, religion, color, job, money and other stuff that the stupid judge people with.

believe that every one is free to do whatever he wants, but not affect me with his deeds.

a little nervous, as people say, and not very kind, because of the stress of college and other surroundings.

a bit selfish and this is the human nature.

workaholic if it deserves, and sleepyhead too.

crazy somehow but not asshole.

not a good listener in discussions but convincing.

criticizing everyone, and may be awfully

sometimes overreact with stupid actions.

very ambitious but with suitable limits.

and that's all.......

your good comments are welcomed :D