Tuesday, November 15, 2005


What a great cool site for those who participating the ACM contest. It has an online judgment adding to that a huge number of interesting problems. Just try to see the online judgment and notice how efficient the accepted answers are. Furthermore notice how many solutions been submitted per minute.

Go and test your programming infra structure :D … http://acm.uva.es/

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Bit-Shop ( Testing your ASP.net 2.0 )

With the release of ASP.net 2.0 (Beta 1, Beta 2, Final Release) a lot of web hosts that support NT/IIS running fast beyond bringing this new technology to their local servers for serving customers widely and efficiently with a new rock reliable solid hosting. Web hosts compete who will provide the technologies early in order to gain a lot of users who developing these new features. One of the web hosts is Bit Ship ( Business Internet Technology Shop http://www.live.ws/ ) which powered by Microsoft. Its servers support ASP.net 2.0, ASP and Perl. Furthermore, it supports MS SQL Server 2005 (codename Youkon) and Access. It provides web mail and a lot of protecting techniques to prevent the spammers from reaching your box. You can have a FREE host with 50 mg if you need to try ASP.net 2.0 which is good in order to shine this new release in the developers Market. I was looking for the free templates that Bit shop provide neither but still didn't discover it yet (I heard it's up to 400 templates but still not sure). If you are an ASP.net 2.0 developer go ahead and upload your web application to test it online ;). Iam soOo longing for testing my web parts, give my site a culture customization, using master pages and a lot of amazing new features that ASP.net 2.0 include. Go on Dude don't waste your time in the 1.1 traditional one the new generation is coming .

Friday, November 11, 2005


After a long journey, After they called me King , After I spent days full of thinking + caring+ adoring moments running to the shadow that killed me , now I returned back with empty hands losing the light that I was searching for along time ..

Promises, what promises!!! .. That Kingdom of Romantic which been built through the last three years evaporated in two days.. Why!! Don't ask me I still shocked ………………………… where is Faithfulness, it's all about how to live the moment not the whole life …

Even she left, I still keeping all the memories which living and growing up inside of me. Even she left, I still alive but not Smile Heart any more ……………….. Why she left!! Simply She is a girl…..

Good Luck my darling, Have a nice days with the kingdom that i built for Mr. Wolf!!!! …

Will i got Revenge ......... Iam older than burning a girl ...

Friday, November 04, 2005

Eid Mobaraaaaak ya 2amameeer :)

Walkoooooooo Kol 3aaaaaam Wentooooooooo b 2alf Hana w b5eeeeeer


Am fine thanks God , actually It was a good experience that I've tried with Bill Gates in the dead sea near by friends from different parts of Jordan . We were 32 students 16 of them sat on the round table which their Excellencies Khaled Touqan and Nadia Assa'adi ( Ya Allaaaah shu bet7eb te7ki heeek 7akooli bs el7amdolellah ma 7kat walaw 7ases-ha fahmani I duno :S ) , my luck were to set in the chair near by the chief software architect and Microsoft chairman Bill Gates. I Think I told you what I've been pushed to say last time . Anyway we come up with an agreement which been decided to be signed before all of that to move the Microsoft Preventative office to be Regional one and other agreements such as Laptop for Each student (they said it will cost 100$ :S), the main purpose for meeting resume of Jordan youth is to let him (Bill) focus on the passion that youth has in Jordan (wllahi fee passion bas kam el percent la tes2alooni :S) .. It was an amazing meeting enso ennu ma 9a7elna nakol mnee7 :P .. 3o2baalko w kolko deserve it aktar menni wallaaaa ..

Aham eshi halla2 et-hanno bel3eed elyoom w bokra wel yoom elli b3do ekbesooha drasi le2anno 2arrab el first .. Ba7ebkooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo J ..

By The way guys, shu rayko b seminar amoor nejteme3 fyo el esboo3 elli jaaaay ;) weykoon yoom eltolata J .

Gallery of our meeting will be downloaded enshallah on my Blog online (Mohzd.blogspot.com) …

Microsoft Attack !!!



أطلقت مايكروسوفت طلائع خدماتها على الويب ضمن مجموعة تطبيقات حية لترد على غوغل بموقع لايف التجريبي الذي يعتمد على الإعلانات http://www.live.com


وتتألف الحزمة من موقع الألعاب Xbox Live وموقع أدوات ويندوز Windows Live و أوفيس باسم Office Live. و
وبينما يعد موقع الألعاب قديما نوعا ما فإن الموقعين الآخرين هما خدمات جديدة تتلخص في تقديم صفحات قابلة للتخصيص
personalized حسب رغبة المستخدم ليجمع بين قراءة البري والأخبار وساعة مع توقيت وبرنامج دردشة وأدوات مسح الفيروسات. وتكتسح الإنترنت حاليا موجة لخدمات والتطبيقات التي تبشر بما يعرف بجيل الإنترنت الثاني ويب 2 واليت تقدم قدرات لنشر المدونات والتعاملات الاجتماعية والتي تمتد لتتصل بالهاتف الجوال.
أما أوفيس لايف
Office Live فهو يستهدف الشركات الصغيرة بتقديم خدمات استضافة للمواقع وأدوات عمل جماعي بأدوات أوفيس ولا يحتاج المستخدم لبرامج أوفيس أو إنترنت إكسبلورر تحديدا للعمل بهذه المواقع والخدمات فيها.

Microsoft Plays Catch-up on Services

Source : http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,123382,00.asp

Analysis: Live Software Strategy aims at strong Google, Yahoo portals but could drain MSN.

Elizabeth Montalbano, IDG News Service

Thursday, November 03, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO -- Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates touted Microsoft's new Live Software strategy as a "revolution" in how the industry views software. But Microsoft's plan to provide a series of Web-based services branded with the names of popular Microsoft products is more an evolution of Microsoft's software as a service strategy--and an effort to catch up to current industry trends--than a move that will redefine the entire industry, analysts said.

The way it was presented Tuesday here, Live Software is a multifaceted plan that shows Microsoft making several moves. First, the company proved it understands the need to clarify its long-neglected software-as-a-service-strategy as many companies, including rival Google, are backing the trend in an attempt to rival Microsoft's dominance in desktop applications.

With its Windows Live and Office Live offerings, the company is giving its customers a taste of what is to come when it brings all of its software online sometime in the future, even if that plan is 15 years away, said Rob Enderle, principal analyst for the research firm Enderle Group in San Jose.

"This is Microsoft moving toward offering [all of its] software as a service," Enderle said. "Microsoft will ease into it because they don't want to give up the product revenue before the services revenue can ramp up."

Stoking the Portal Wars

Windows Live--which lets users build a personalized Web portal that includes e-mail, a new instant messaging client with collaborative functions and ways to sort and maintain contact information, and enhanced local and Internet search technology--also shows Microsoft playing catch-up to Yahoo. Microsoft's take on a comprehensive portal is reminiscent of MyYahoo, where users can access Web-based services that meet both consumer and business needs. Google also gives its users the option of personalizing its home page with things such as news headlines, weather information and stock quotes.

One thing Microsoft has over its competitors, however, is that Windows Live lets users add local content and Web services from their PCs to their personal start page, which provides more flexibility and value, said Van Baker, a research vice president at Gartner. "That's pretty compelling technology," he said. "That will be harder for Yahoo and Google to do because they don't have access to the innerworkings of the OS like Microsoft."

This kind of tie-in of online services and the OS shows that Microsoft is no longer going to be shy about using its most bankable product, Windows, to promote its online services in an effort to outsmart Google and other Web services companies, said Rob Helm, director of research for Directions on Microsoft.

"Microsoft never used Windows to drive business to online services," he said. "This announcement is a signal that they might be willing to rethink that and hook software more into online services."

Windows Live also calls into question the fate of Microsoft's MSN portal. Microsoft executives said that while MSN will continue to exist as a portal, current users of Hotmail and MSN e-mail services will eventually be required to transition to the e-mail service offered by Windows Live, now available in beta.

Good-Bye, MSN?

Analysts believe the overlap between what Windows Live will offer and what the MSN portal currently offers is great enough that Windows Live eventually will, for all intents and purposes, replace MSN as the portal for Microsoft's Web-based services.

"My sense is that the development and marketing effort [of MSN] will go into Windows Live," Helm said. "The MSN brand will stick around but it seems like the machines, the people and the services will be there, but more and more of them will be called Windows Live."

"MSN starts looking redundant to me as Windows Live starts evolving," Enderle agreed. "I cana??t see why youa??d need both."

In addition to taking on Google with Web-based services, Microsoft also plans to try to beat the search company at its own game by winning more online advertising dollars through Windows Live and Office Live, and by adding its AdCenter advertising sales engine to a host of its products.

Microsoft currently has about 10 percent of the online advertising market. Google has done an impressive job at showing how much money can be made through online advertising, Microsoft Chief Technical Officer Ray Ozzie said at Tuesday's event.

Analyst Helm said Microsoft may not expect to make a ton of revenue itself through online advertising, but by going after those dollars, the software company might keep Google from growing.

"Even if Microsoft cana??t make money, the plan may well be able to keep Google away from the resources it needs to expand," he said. This may well be a difficult endeavor, however, as even Ozzie acknowledged Tuesday that plenty of money can be made in online advertising, a market that is projected to grow to $150 billion by 2050.

Critical of Debut

Analysts noted that while Microsoft's Live Software plan is ambitious, the company's presentation of its new strategy Tuesday left much to be desired. Microsoft tried to cover too much ground in one event, they said, and the announcement of Live Software seemed hurried, as if the company was trying to quiet critics who wondered what Microsoft had up its sleeve to compete with the wildly successful Google.

Errors also plagued event logistics. The event ran considerably over its planned two hours, and several product demos failed initially, leaving Ozzie to awkwardly fill dead air time while engineers corrected technical difficulties.

"It was Ray Ozziea??s coming out party and it wasna??t a good one," Enderle said of the performance. "Ray really stumbled a lot. ...It was one of the most poorly executed events I've seen Microsoft do in years."

Microsoft likely won't be as ill-prepared when it comes to executing on its hosted software strategy over the next several years, something that analysts think will pick up in earnest after the launch of Windows Vista at the end of 2006.

But it remains to be seen exactly how far the company will go with its software as a service strategy, analysts said. Another thing made evident by Microsoft's tarnished performance Tuesday is that even company executives may be unsure how long it will take to move customers, and the industry itself, from packaged software to Live Software.

Google opens doors to virtual library

Google Inc. marked an important step in the history of recorded information Thursday by opening up the first virtual library on the Web.

Google said it's making available the first large collection of public books via Google Print. The books range from U.S. Civil War history texts to government documents. The digitized books are not subject to copyright laws because they were never bound by these laws or copyright law has expired. All books published prior to 1923 are considered to be in the public domain.

'It's no surprise that this idea makes some publishers nervous, even though they can easily remove their books from the program at any time.' David Drummond, Google

Google has been working with partner libraries at the University of Michigan; Stanford, Harvard and Oxford universities; plus the New York Public Library since announcing last fall that it planned to digitize the world's libraries.

But since that dramatic revelation the Google Print project has come under scrutiny from publishers who have argued it would infringe copyright law. The Association of American Publishers and the Authors' Guild have filed separate lawsuits against Google.

Google has contended that it has a legal right to scan the books under the fair-use clause of the Copyright Act.

For books bound by copyright law, Google only provides "snippets" unless a publisher or copyright holder provides express permission to show more.

On Oct. 19, David Drummond, a Google vice president and general counsel, outlined the company's stance in an e-mail:

"It's no surprise that this idea makes some publishers nervous, even though they can easily remove their books from the program at any time," he wrote. "The history of technology is replete with advances that first met wide opposition, later found wide acceptance, and finally were widely regarded as having been inevitable all along.

"In 1982, for instance, the president of the Motion Picture Association of America famously told a Congressional panel that 'the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston Strangler is to the woman home alone.' But Sony, makers of the original Betamax, stood its ground, the Supreme Court ruled that copying a TV show to watch it later was legal, and today videotapes and DVDs produce the lion's share of the film industry's revenue."