Archive for August, 2005

Losing my iPod in Frankfurt

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

I lost my iPod Shuffle in a public park in Frakfurt. That was a real bummer. I was wearing it aroud my neck. I think that it must have come off as I was carrying my youngest son. My sister-in-law pointed out that only the lanyard was around my neck and not the iPod itself. [...]

Palestinian Lyrical Front

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Palestinian rappers and their lyrical hip hop resistance. See the ‘Slingshot’ documentary here (in Quicktime) or here (in Windows Media). Via Yazan Malakha’s Journal. (more links to songs can be found there).

Jordan’s ADSL: what’s the next speed threshold?

Monday, August 29th, 2005

My parents have ADSL internet and a wireless network! Contrast that to the situation two years ago when almost no one was willing to touch ADSL because of the prohibitively high price. The prices went down earlier this year and, as expected, people started subscribing. So what’s next. Deregulation is here Consumers are starting to [...]

Hello from Frankfurt

Friday, August 19th, 2005

I’ve been on leave from work for the past 10 days. I am wrting this from Frankfurt, Germany. Although I have been relatively cut off from the net, I still had weird technology experiences trying get my in-laws computer working, connected to dsl, via wireless (and get their ‘multimedia Vaio thing to connect to the [...]

Jabal Amman: the birth of a Ammani street market (and intelligent t-shirts!)

Friday, August 5th, 2005

I just came back from the first Jabal Amman Flea market (or rather street market). Very interesting experiment. Although it was still quite hot around 4 in the afternoon, there was quite a lot of people on the Fawzi Malouf Street, which was transformed by the Jabal Amman Resident’s Association (JARA), into a unique urban [...]

Is Jordan missing out on the open source revolution?

Friday, August 5th, 2005

SOFTWARE | The recent Open Source Seminar was an opportunity lost by Jordan’s IT industry, says Ahmad Humeid. (Note: This article was first published in Jordan Times, hence the ‘explanations’ about what open source is. I write for a general audience) There is a global revolution in the software industry that has been going on [...]

With my friend Hady at Prime Megastore

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

hady in amman Originally uploaded by humeid. Just testing flickr and my phone..