Submitted by Khalid on Sun, 2002/12/01 - 20:00
My name is Khalid Baheyeldin, and I am originally from Alexandria, Egypt, now living in Ontario, Canada.
With more than two decades of experience in the Information Technology field, I am the co-founder and Managing Partner of 2bits.com, Inc, which specializes in Drupal web content management consulting, including installation, development and customization. As a permanent member of the Drupal Association, I am on the General Assembly which elects the board of directors.
On occasions, I am in the top 2 or top 10 contributors to Drupal.
You can read my resume online.
Submitted by Khalid on Wed, 2013/04/10 - 21:11
Having worked with many people from India and Pakistan in the 1990s, I was often fascinated by words that sounded Arabic in origin. When asking about the meaning, they were indeed Arabic. And I could detect more words in the few Hindi Bollywood movies that I have seen as well.
Arabic influence on Hindi may have been via several avenues. One was via Farsi (Persian) as an intermediate, having been the language of the court for the Mughal emperors. Another was through Muslim scholars using these words from Arabic texts and they made their way into the vernacular.
Submitted by Khalid on Wed, 2013/03/27 - 10:44
I use a 15.6" laptop for daily work, but it is kind of heavy lugging it to conferences and talks. This is aggravated by the roller case for it which has some weight in it. Add a power supply, and other sundry items, and it becomes inconvenient when I am not traveling.
So, when I saw someone givining a presentation off of an Apple iPad, I was jealous and thought: why can't I do the same from my Android tablet? Turns out that the iPad has a display port, and Apple sells a display port to VGA adapter.
Submitted by Khalid on Tue, 2013/01/01 - 10:46
Do you have a Magic Jack Plus?
Do you get a message "Error 23" when you lift the phone hand set, instead of a dial tone?
Read on for a solution ...
This tutorial assumes that you can find your way around your router's configuration menus from a browser. Refer to your router's documentation to find out the specific IP address for your router and where the relevant options are.
Step 1: Find the MAC Address for the Magic Jack Plus
Submitted by Khalid on Tue, 2012/12/04 - 10:49
Submitted by Khalid on Tue, 2012/11/20 - 10:53
This is another scam within a scam. People who get scammed are approached by other (or the same?) scammers claiming they are officials trying to catch the scammers and get back the money for the victims.
However, those who claim to be officials, local or international, are scammers themselves and are often able to scam the victim for more money than the origial scam was worth.
Here is an example of a man in India who was scammed by a person claiming to be from the non-existent United Nations Intelligence Bureau.
Submitted by Khalid on Sat, 2012/10/06 - 14:11
Manually copying the photos you take using your phone can be a tedious task. You need to find the time, connect the cable, find the last photo that you synced, and sync everything after it.
However, there is a useful and automated solution: the FolderSync Lite app.
This app is targeted towards cloud storage services, including several popular ones, such as Amazon S3, DropBox, Google Drive and UbuntuOne.
Submitted by Khalid on Sat, 2012/10/06 - 13:59
Anyone who used Android knows that it does not, by default, repeat notifications for important events, such as missed called, text messages, email or calendar. One has to manually switch the screen on and look at the notification bar on the top to see what they missed. Ideally, Android needs to have a visual or audible notification that there is a notification that happened in the past.
Luckily there are many apps that provide this, and I review some that I have tried in the past, with the pros and cons for each.
Submitted by Khalid on Thu, 2012/08/23 - 13:07
After I upgraded my Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc from 2.3.4 (GingerBread) to 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), I noticed that it was laggy and slow.
With Gingerbread 2.3.4, and ADW Launcher as the home screen, everything was fine.
Upon using the "top" command, either from ConnectBot, or from adb via the USB case, I noticed that com.google.media and com.google.acore are eating up most of the CPU time.
You can also go into Settings Developer Options and turn on the CPU overlay which will tell you the top processes eating up CPU.
Submitted by Khalid on Mon, 2012/08/13 - 23:07
لاحظت في خلال اسبوع ان الدكتور محمد البرادعي يمارس ازداوجية لا تفسير لها في الخطاب، بين العربية و الانجليزية
مثلا بعد مجزرة رفح، كتب ثلاث تغريدات في 6 اغسطس
رحم الله الشهداء. الإرهاب لا دين له. غياب السيطرة الأمنية لأسباب عديدة في سيناء كان معروفا للجميع وما حدث للأسف لا يجب ان يكون مفاجأة.
لكي لا ندور في حلقة مفرغة يجب فورا دعوة كافة الأطراف المعنية لتقييم الوضع الأمني واتخاذ الخطوات المطلوبة لتستعيد مصر سيطرتها علي سيناء.