Archive for the 'Digital life' Category

Can’t install Mac OS X Lion, because of “no Recovery HD” problem? This might work

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

I am writing this blog post just to find some meaning in the agony of three frustrating nights trying to install Mac OS X Lion on my kids’ Mac Mini. The Mac Mini (running Snow Leopard, updated) has a Bootcamp partition on which we have Windows XP installed. This seems to be the source of [...]

19 things we have gained/learned already in the struggle for reform in Jordan

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

1. Jordanians have been forced to be interested in politics and public affairs. It’s Politics 101 for many young Jordanians. (Question from a young colleague at the office: “Ahmad.. What is a ‘Leftist’ party?”) 2. Students, workers and other groups suddenly have a voice after years and years of not being heard. Political organizations reflecting [...]

Egypt’s Revolution. My Revolution.

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

I’ve been glued to Twitter for the past 16 days. Too many thought racing through my head to think clearly. A total emotional roller-coaster. My generation’s first revolution! All that I can think of right now is that everything in this region, in our lives, need to be rethought. I am part of the 1989 [...]

iOS vs Android: does “open” really always win?

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Google’s Android seems unstoppable. The Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas over the past few days, has seen the launch and announcement of an huge number of gadgets running Android, including so-called iPad killers like the Motorola XOOM, which be running Android’s next big version, Honeycomb. Google is switching on 300,000 new Android devices [...]

Apps from Arabia

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

The iPhone and iPad are fundamentally changing the software business. One of the most remarkable things is how easily these iDevices are making us slip from one software universe to another one: from computers dominated by software from Microsoft, Adobe and Apple to portable devices dominated by, well, no one in particular. I am finding [...]

The fall and rise of 360east

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

I was checking the statistics of this morning and saw this interesting graph that I thought is worth sharing. Those who follow this blog might have noticed that it was down from 11-15 September. I had a problem with the domain name, which required a few days to be solved. That’s where you see [...]

10.10.10 One Day On Earth!

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

One Day on Earth Participant Trailer from One Day On Earth on Vimeo. On 10/10/10, the entire world is being documented as part of an ambitious project called One Day on Earth ( Through their website, filmmakers, students, teachers and everyday inspired citizens representing EVERY country in the world have all coming together to film [...]