Sunday, March 20, 2011

أنا مش بلجيكي! أنا عماني!

أنا أرفض أن تتم نسبتي الى بلجيكا مهما كانت الأسباب، وهذه بعض الأدلة: أولاً أنا عربي ولا أتكلم الفرنسية، وثانيا لايوجد مدينة تدعى الخليل في بلجيكا، وثالثا أنا من مواليد عمان مما يعني أني أردني ومن يستطيع أن ينفي ذلك فليتفضل، ورابعاً أدفع الضرائب وأوظف المواطنين الأردنيين بغض النظر عن أصولهم وديانتهم، وخامساً أحد الأدلة على حبي للوطن اني لا أقوم برمي النفايات بالشارع لأني أعتبر كل بقعة فيه بيتي، وأخيراً أنا أشرف وأسمى من ان انسب لمكان صناعة أحذية منظمة التحرير في ستينات القرن الماضي!!

أتمنى ان نتخلص من العنصرية الهمجية اللتي "كلما دق الكوز بالجرة" يتم الاشارة اليك بأنك بلجيكي، أو تسمع كلمة "أهلاً بالجميع في الأردن" لماذا يتم الترحيب بي كأني غريب أو عابر سبيل؟ ولدت وعشت معظم حياتي في الأردن، أديت التحية للسلام الملكي طوال حياتي في طوابير الصباح أو في المؤتمرات أو غيرها، شاهدت بشوق زفاف جلالة الملك الذي كان اميراً آن ذاك في رغدان، وشاركت في احتفالات عودة جلالة الملك الحسين من رحلات الشفاء من المرض في ال 1992 وال 1999 وصدقوني لم  تكن لدي أدني فكرة ان هناك عنصرية بين آلاف الأشخاص من حولي الذين كانوا يصيحون بأعلى أصواتهم بكلمات الوفاء والولاء للوطن وقائد البلاد.

في أحد المرات ذهبت لأجدد دفتر خدمة العلم عندما كنت في الجامعة بنفسي، فكانت تجربة غنية وغريبة في نفس الوقت، أولاً يجب أن تذهب الى مكان يدعى أم الأسود، مكان بعيد جداً مواصلاته موجودة في بيادر وادي السير، ولاتوجد تسعيرة محددة لسيارات "السرفيس"،  وبما أني كنت طالباً أصرف على نفسي في ذلك الوقت، كلفتني هذه الرحلة ما يعادل مصروف الأسبوع بأكمله! وعندما وصلت المكان وهو عبارة عن مقر للقوات المسلحة، قمت بتعبئة الأوراق اللازمة واصطففت على الدور، وعندما حان دوري، أمسك الضابط بالاستمارة، ولم يقرأ سوى كلمة واحدة، وهي مكان ولادة الأب، وفي حالتي كانت "الخليل"، ووضع دائرة كبيرة عليها وبالخط الأحمر وقال لي: "على المتابعة والتفتيش"، ظننت أن هناك غرفة في المقر تابعة للمتابعة والتفتيش، فسألت أحد الأشخاص أين هي، فضحك وقال لي: "هاذي بالجبيهة"، صعقت عندما سمعت أن رحلة نصف اليوم كان لمجرد وضع "خط أحمر" على الورقة وارسالي الى الطرف الآخر من المدينة! وهذا يعني ضياع مصروف أسبوعين فقط مواصلات، ناهيك عن الوقت والدوام في الجامعة، ولكن كل ذلك لم يكن السبب الذي انتقص من مواطنتي وكرامتي، بل عندما كنت مغادرا واذا بالشخص الذي تلاني يقول للضابط: "أنا سلطي"، فقام الضابط بانهاء المعاملة خلال ثوان معدودة!

السؤال الذي راودني بعدها، لماذا لم أقل له أني "عماني"؟ لربما انتهت المعاملة خلال ثوان معدودات، ولكن هذا السؤال ضل يراودني لسنوات حتى قابلت أحد سائقي التكسي الذي تكرم علي بالإجابة عن هذا السؤال في الحوار التالي:
انا: مرحباً عل الصويفية بالله
السائق: ان شاء الله
بعد عدة دقائق صمت, السائق: بلا مؤاخذة الشب من وين؟
أنا: شو من وين! من عمان!
السائق: ابتتخوث؟! ما في حدا من عمان!! قصدي من وين اصلك، فرنسي، ايطالي، اسباني؟!
أنا (منزعج جدا) : أنا أصلي فلسطيني، من الخليل في الضفة.
السائق: آه، أهلاً وسهلاً بالجميع!

ببساطة، في اقل من خمس دقائق أجابني سائق التكسي على سؤال حيرني لسنين، والجواب بسيط، "ما في حدا أصله من عمان"، عمان مدينة حديثة بدأت العمارة فيها منذ ما يقارب المائة سنة، اي جيلين أو ثلاثة على الأكثر، فمن البديهي أن لا أحد تعود أصوله الى عمان، فاما انك من المدن الأخرى في شرق الأردن، أو بلجيكي (وهي الدولة الوحيدة اللتي لم يذكرها السائق) من غربه.

حرص والدي العزيز طوال حياتنا على عدم استحضار النعرة العنصرية في أي مناسبة كانت، بل لم أسمع منه كلمة واحدة تدل على وجود هذه النعرة في البلاد، فحتى بلغت الثامنة عشرة من العمر، لم اسمع بكلمة بلجيكي، أو أي نعت لأي شخص أو قبيلة أو عشيرة، كل ما كنت أعرفه، أني أردني من أصول فلسطينية، وهي معلومة لاتقدم ولاتؤخر، بل كانت فقط عبارة عن ابقاء الصلة بالوطن الضائع فلسطين وليس أكثر. ولكن عندما تبدأ بالاختلاط بالناس، ويبدأون بفرض تسميات جديدة عليك، وفي الكثير من الأحيان تخضع للتمييز بالمعاملة، فإن شعوراً غير طبيعي يسيطر عليك، وربما تصل بك الأفكار في أحد الأيام بأنك غير مرحب بك في وطنك، الذي لم تعرف غيره في حياتك!

صورة بشعة اعجز عن تخيل المستقبل اذا ما استمرت وسيطرت على شباب المستقبل، بل وأرفض تخيل أني في يوم من الأيام قد أصنف ضمن قائمة معينة كما كانت النازية تصنف الناس حسب ديانتهم وأصولهم، وأرغب أن يعيش اولادي في اردن المساواة والحرية، خال من الفساد والمحسوبية والعنصرية.

أتمنى أن لا أكون قد أطلت في ايصال الفكرة، وحما الله الأردن.

(تصحيح)
أشار أحد الأصدقاء (@) على تويتر أن هناك عائلات أصولها من عمان، تدعى ب "بلقاوية عمان" ومن هذه العائلات اللوزي والقطارنة والحديد والرقاد وغيرها من العائلات.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

AmmanTT and The Foot issue!

Note: The views and ideas presented in this post are purely mine and i take full responsibility for them.

Today we had AmmanTT's Social Media II Edition, a follow up on the social media edition that was held back in July. This event was prepared in a short notice and the idea of it was to get back to the 1st of the month theme that we started with after deviating from it in the past two months.

We sought companies who uses social media as a part of their business core, and we had a scenario setup and we thought of trying the panels format this month after we saw how interesting it was in the MENA ICT forum, now what could go wrong with that? Expectations, simply what people expected was a different event, and i guess it's our fault that we didn't give the event more preparation time. But over all, the event was successful to some people, and bellow the expectations to a lot, in my opinion, it was a perfect timing for us to learn something new.

In the past few months, AmmanTT was received very well from the IT audience, and with each month we were receiving greater demand and more expectations, which is a great thing that we all are happy to have and proud of the support we get from the community, but as team members, we get busy with work and we try to give AmmanTT a good amount of weekly hours to make it a successful event that meets all the expectations, but you can never meet them all, as for some people who are always negative or try to impose a certain way of thinking, everything should be marked bad or in a negative way.

At today's event, some audience started to talk about feet and arabic speaking, as i am with the second one, and i support all what was said (Not the jokes, but i LOL at them) the first one was the one i would like to stop to talk about, now we all know that feet facing faces or setting in a certain way is not acceptable in our culture, but the way the issue was handled from a well known lady in the crowd was not polite nor a professional one from an ex-candidate who might have became a parliament member that will represent us.

The way it was handled: few tweets started about a panelist setting with his legs crossed and his shoes bottom facing part of the audience, asking him to put it down and show more respect, later the tweet feed was filled of jokes and comments about it (the shoe size and that kind of stuff). when the questions time came, the lady took the mic and the first thing she said to a respected CEO that "Put your feet down when you talk to us!", this comment made a lot of people uncomfortable, and personally, i lost a lot of respect for the lady, it was an awful, rude and a not respected act. we all know that you are popular and very respected, but please, respect people before you expect them to respect you!

The way it could have been done: wait till the end of the session, reach out for the speakers, tell them that guys this is not appropriate and such words, they will learn from it, never do it again, and we all live happily ever after.

One part of making this problem viral was that the moderator didn't know what was going on, we failed at providing a tweets screen in front of the moderator so that he can take the proper action at when the issue started, but that was not the case, and it took too long and the end was an ugly baby that nobody with a sense of respect will appreciate.

From my perspective, we learned a lot today, and it was a good but painful experience, and i assure you that all of this will change, last week we started putting a new operational plan for the team that will be more effective and more organized than what we have now, and with your valuable feedback and support we are changing and trying new stuff that will help make the AmmanTT event a much more enjoyable learning experience.

Remember, if you are welling to put the time and effort, please join us at the team and help making the world a better place :D

End of thought!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

I want my freedom back!

I haven't written anything in my blog since last March, and the reason is mainly the social media platform such as twitter and Facebook, but you never know what you have missed unless it is threatened to be taken away from you!

We have all heard about the new laws in Jordan regarding the online practice, and what is meant to control the web, but it is freaking everyone out, not because we do bad stuff on the world wide web everyday, and we are afraid of getting caught, but mainly because it is the only truly free platform that we found out there to express ourselves in a civilized manner.

Although nothing happened yet, and we don't expect to get imprisoned for our tweets and Facebook updates, but the possibility itself is mind blowing. And it is so dangerous because you are not free anymore!

And i am surprised by all the people who praised the law in it's current form, and wondering if they ever use the internet the way we do! but you can see from their articles and comments that they are old school journalists, who have lost their names among the new generations, and couldn't keep up with the accelerating change the web has introduced to our lives.

The internet is not about control, even the USA cannot do it well, and i can name you many applications that can help you go anonymous (Maybe that will lead me straight to prison!), but leave me alone and i will leave you alone, start tracking me, and life will be harder for everyone.

Also the idea itself means that we have a huge issue in this country, the way the government used to control over the people, and the total control of media, now all is gone, more people have internet access, and more people are exposed to information.

I love my country, and love everything attached to it. "I AM JORDAN" is a phrase that i would like to shout out loud. so i believe our government has some better serious issues to take care of, such as poverty, sanitation, education, freedom, wasta ...etc

Finally, if writing is only exclusive to people who holds a degree in journalism, then cultures and societies would never have evolved, and revolutions would have never occurred, so it all starts with freedom, and it is my legal and human right to be able to express myself on any media i like.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Notes from my facebook account

I just stopped using (deactivated) my facebook account, because of that terms of use violation they made, and thus i am posting my "wonderfull" notes here so that some people can enjoy them.

Here they are:

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Happy birthday to me. NotShare
Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 3:10am
On my 24th birthday, i would like to thank you all for wishing me all the best in my life and wishing me a happy birthday.

But unfortunately, as usual, days i expect to be cheerful and happy, becomes the opposite. so today was one of those days that will be printed in my memory.

I woke up today about 9:00 AM, it took me half an hour to get ready and to head out to my office. i discovered that i have no cash, so i made a visit to the nearest HSBC branch (Jabal al hussien), and i waited at the line to get to the ATM machine.

The thing is that i get paid every Wednesday at 3:00 AM, so for me i was planning to spend a hand full of cash on hanging out, and the total cash amount i had in my pocket was equal to null (In programming, it means nothing at all :), so my turn came and i started the process of money withdrawing.

So i said good morning to the guy next to me, and he was a little bit busy making the steps of withdrawing money many times, he seemed like broke to me, but it didn't matter, soon his money and mine will be out. He took his card and swore at the machine, and the stupid bank, but i didn't care, because i had an American card that does not relate to any Arabic bank that is out of service.

So here were it all began, so confident, i entered my card, and entered my password, suddenly a sound came out of the machine, and an unusual " Beep Beep" came out in my face, and a message saying "this card may be corrupted" shocked me. But the card tried to came out, and somehow only the edge of the card came out, so a fight between me and the machine started to win the card, i tried to get the card by my nails, but they were too Short, and i think a small amount of force was created by the head of my finger (About 0.001 N) that told the machine to take my card, so the machine won the fight.

So as a well behaved young man, i shouted at the machine and swore at it, regretting the day i came here. so i headed directly into the bank asking for my card, and the response was "come early tomorrow and take it".

Well, that sounds compelling. Considering the amount of cash i have, i knew i will have a happy day! But luckily the office was only about 15 minutes of walking from my current spot, so at least i can reach work!

So here i am with no money or anything, my partner is trying to call me, i knew there is something happening. 15 minutes later, i did reach the office, and i was so happy i wanted to make a cup of tea, well i couldn't!! there was no sugar left in the office, and most of the cups are dirty, so i had to wash them. Well, i don't want to whine about everything, but my mobile number was disconnected, and i had to buy credits.

My partner called and he had something wrong with his teeth, so he went to see the dentist. alone in the office, i decided to go and borrow some stuff from the shop downstairs, i do that sometimes, but today was another story written in my book of shame. When i got there, i found that half of the people working in the area was at that shop, and no one was shopping, all of them are talking to the guy who runs the store, so i asked for both the card and the sugar, and told him i will pay you later (alligator), so all of them stopped talking and looked at me, now to exit this situation, i had to tell them i lost my card, and they started giving me instructions on how i can get my card, like the people at the bank were not explaining that for 3 seconds, i had to listen to all of their experiences for about 15 minutes, and when every new guy comes in, they tell him that i had lost my card, and he starts making a story about his adventures with cards and banks.

Maybe this seems like not a big deal to you, but imagine, those guys owns the building where my office is located, and the building in front of it, all what they do during the day is setting on the walls of those buildings and talk, so when they see you coming, they stop talking and look at you, no matter how you ignore them, they wait for your "hello" and to wave your hand, and if you don't ... believe me you have to.

So surrounded by sick people, i never left the office until my partner came as a surprise to take me to dinner :D, and this is the only thing i ate on my birthday.

so happy birthday to me, and thank you all for the greetings, and for my partner for being such a good friend.

Comments:

Ahmad Abu Gharbieh at 8:21am February 12
happy 24th :)
inshallah on ur 25th u will be driving a lambo ;)

Rasha Sheikh at 8:49am February 12
It's always like this..when we have high expectations about something, we're usually let down w bil3aks!
It wasn't the best of days but at least it wasn't 'usual' hehe!
5alas pick another day next week, consider it your birthday and go out and have fun! no one can tell you can't do so ;)

Waeth M. Jarrar at 10:29am February 12
These are the starting of you day..about 4 to 6 hrs.. what happened with rest of ur day mano..i wanna know..
Rasha 2qtana3it ana be ur words.. :D

Gaza Faris Nabil at 11:22am February 12
happy valentine daaaaaay
ooh gasdi birthdaaaaaaay :-)
3ogbal meeet sanih 7elwih 3liik
two roles you should consider.
1- do not care about small things
2- everything in this world is small thing
man yesterday some body broke my new car ;-(
then left away. this cost me 500SAR==100JD
yom elak w yom 3alik
:-)
beltawfeeq elak ya rab

Ata Alqadi at 12:20pm February 12
Thanx a lot for all of you. and a lambo would be nice as a gift next year ahmad, prepare your self. about the resr of the day, i kept working till i realized it was late (very late), then i lef thome :P.

Hosam Al Dahhan at 2:50pm February 12
sounds like an ordinary day in jordan, why so surprised? :P

Happy birthday man :), and you can withdraw money from the teller btw.

Afnan Saqer at 7:01pm February 12
Happy birthday Ata :) try to enjoy it :P Dina A. Almasri at 12:32am February 14
hehe nice story, u should try the writing thing!!
anyway i believe it's true that any day u really expect to be cheerful and happy will actually become the opposite so u have to deal with it and take the nice thing that happened with u that day, no matter hw little it was, and be happy for it:D:D:D
happy bday...=]

Wesley Chege at 3:34pm February 14
wow man, was your "happy day" that eventful?! obviously some of us didn't help by not writing a message but please accept the deepest apologies from me and my seven other selves!! but look at upside of it all, there is no way next year can beat this one on the "horrible happenings" level - oops, or maybe am speaking too soon?! I take it all back.
so how much older and wiser does 24 feel? does it make u want to talk to ur annoying neighbors at work? haha, that was the most hilarious part of the note!!

Gaza Rabe'e Nabil at 10:53pm February 15
Funny how for me and him , a dinner seems big ....... standards just change :|

happy birthday bro !

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The story of stuffShare
Sunday, January 6, 2008 at 1:10am

After watching "the corporation" yesterday, i visited thecorporation.com and i found this great movie inside:

http://www.storyofstuff.com/index.html

[The following text is taken from the www.storyofstuff.com website]

What is the Story of Stuff?

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.

[End]

download the movie and watch:

http://web.1.c3.audiovideoweb.com/1c3web3536/StoryOfStuff.mov

Regards,

Ata Alqadi
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My own Halloween!! 1/11/2007Share
Friday, November 2, 2007 at 7:06pm

If you could possibly think of a horrible day in your life, i don't think it will be like mine!!!

Read the whole story, it is all connected, and tell me what you think.

Yesterday i had a lovely wakening, i just woke up relaxed and happy, i was getting ready to go to the university like usual, after i left home, it all started.

Act one: the taxi

I found a taxi early after i left home, i had 5 JDs in pocket, and 45 mins early, so that i was planning to get to class on time (For the first time this semester), so guess what?? i arrived 5 mins earlier, but... when we arrived, i had the 5 JDs, and as usual the taxi driver has no change, i asked some girls waiting for a taxi on the gate(s) of the university for some change, and i donnu how, i lost 1 JD in the process (Damn girls!!) so this was act one!!

Act two: the class

As usual, the satellite class is no fun, i donuu what the hell is going on, orbits and stuff, nothing fun, and some boring atmosphere. but this is not bad thing, it is usual. also i don't think this is pretty mush part of my Halloween day!!

Act three: Creative Zen

I have purchased a Creative Zen micro form the net three weeks ago, it supposed to arrive one week ago, but (sub7an allah) it arrived to Jordan, and Aramex for the first time had problems in delivery (Internal delivery), and i had to wait one extra week, so it finally delivered and i went to pick it up from my friend's house (He uses ship&shop), i didn't open it, but i was delighted i had it.

Act four: Lunch

I went to have lunch with my friends at Kindisoft, we went to Costello (A nice restaurant near the university) and ordered some pizza, we ate and had some fun, i tested the Creative Zen for the first time, i just plugged in the battery and tested the music, it seemed nice and fun, it had some nice features, and a lovely sound, i liked it.

We joked and had fun, then we went to the company, and i gave Ammar some media files (Good stuff), and i think i left my keys on the table (Remember that) i synchronized some media files to my Zen, and it worked just as beautiful as i expected.

As far you see, it was lovely, except for the taxi thing!! keep going

Act five: Leaving to Orwa's

I was planning to get home, but i saw Orwa waiting for a taxi, so introduced him to the Zen and tested it together, then he invited me to his home, and we waited for the taxi together.

After 10 mins, no taxi came, and every time somebody (a Girl, with boobs) stands ahead of us, and takes the taxi, it was irritating, coz it is not polite to take someones turn, so we decided to step ahead in that position, and guess what!! the taxis went to our previous position (where again girls with boobs was standing). after 15 mins luckily a taxi came and took us.

Act six: Damaging the Zen!!

This is the worst part ever, the long waited mp3 player got corrupted, here is how:

I was planning to charge it (Via Usb 2.0 port), and to synch some music from Orwa's PC, i just plugged it in, and it turned off!! first i thought the buttery got dead, but i left it some time and it didn't respond, or even turn on!!

Then i discovered that the usb port i plugged the player in is damaged, it has no plastic thing beneath the usb wires, so as you know when plugging a usb device in the port, i only goes one way, but to show how lucky i was, i got in the other way, so the voltages were inverted, and the mp3 player power IC got burned!!!

If you think of it, it's kindda of funny, coz the probability of this happening is 1/6,000,000,000 (Only me in this world), and Creative didn't ever put the possibility that there will be ever a NAKED usb port (without a plastic thing), so DAMN!!!!

Act seven: Reaching Support

As you know PC Zone is the Creative Zen Agent in Jordan, so it was 4:30 PM, and i was planning to reach the support before they close, it is Thursday (Halloween night!!) and they leave early, so we went to take a taxi!! Again. guess what?? we had our god damn taxi at 5:15!!! it traveled around Amman to get to Rabieh (Our first destination), and we arrived there at 5:45, we did our thing there, and headed to Al Gardens (Where PC zone is) We arrived 6:08, and the support closed, they closes at 6:00, and we were 8 mins late!!!

After a long day we decided to eat something, and we choose Falafel sandwich!!

Act eight: Going out

As a habit, we go out ever Thursday, we went to Gloria Jean's to get some coffee, and i sit on the sofa, Were i had my usual (Hazel nut latte) and we had a nice evening.

Act nine: Having a late meal

After a long time deciding what to do after Gloria Jean's closed, we decided to eat, at some nice restaurant called New Moon Light in Shmesani, it was a nice meal, then suddenly, i was silent, I Lost My Damn Keys!!! Where the hill did i lose them? in Kindisoft at the table? At Orwa's? In Gloria Jean's at the sofa? in one of the goddamn taxis?

At this moment, i remembered how bad my day was, from the impossible things that happened (Like the damaged Usb thing) to loosing the key's and leaving home.

Act Ten: The last one

Leaving home: now it is 3:00 AM, and everybody is sleeping, but lucky me, Halloween day is over, and my brother was playing with his Playstation2, so getting inside the house was mot that hard, but sleeping after that was!!

Today i woke up laughing about what happened, and i remembered it is Halloween, i am a Muslim, But this Halloween thing applies to my day!!! of course without wearing any costume!

So this is my God Damn day! so how was yours??

Comments:

Ibrahim Saqer at 7:20pm November 2
i can say Nothing but WooooooooooooW...
:D

Star Morning at 7:34pm November 2
really wow

Mohammad Afaneh at 7:56pm November 2
loooooooooool ...i cant say anything only " thanks for trying , please try again :P "
hehe

Hussein AlSarabi at 8:12pm November 2
My day was better i guess :P :P :P

Hussein AlSarabi at 8:12pm November 2
Poor Ata !! Good luck next time !

Mohammad Afaneh at 8:20pm November 2
btw about the Creative Zen ... Mabroook el new 1 hehehe :P halel masareek hehe ... am mean sah ?? :P hehe :D

Hussam Abu-Libdeh at 9:50pm November 2
Yawwwn ..... classic Olga.

Malik Al-shayeb at 12:57am November 3
lol man that was a good story to replace "al-bu2asa2"

Gaza Rabe'e Nabil at 1:03pm November 3
stay home at new years EVE ........

Tareq Tahboub at 11:32pm November 5
Seems like you had a long day... But I would say, you can solve a lot of your problems by getting a car, and getting rid of those "Goddamn Taxis" ;)

Here is a useful thing... I believe you are really talented in writing, and you gotta take advantage of that, somehow... seriously :)


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Newspapers, when will they ever trace what they write??
Monday, October 1, 2007 at 4:48pm

Hi,

I have gotten into this news:

http://alrai.com/pages.php?news_id=175246

Everything was fine until i found this paragraph::

واشار عبيدات أن شركة Apple Computers طرحت أجهزة iPhone داخل الولايات المتحدة فقط بتاريخ 29-6-2007 وسمحت بتشغيله حصرياً مع شركة AT&T كمزود وحيد لخدمة الهواتف المتنقلة، ولم تسمح لغاية الآن بتشغيله خارج الولايات المتحدة. وبالتالي يكون عبيدات وأبوحسين اول من استطيع اختراق احتكار جهاز iPhone من قبل الشركة الاميركية وتشغيل الجاز خاج الاولايات المتحدة الاميركية مما يثبت قدرة وخبرة الشباب لاردني في مجالات الاتصالات وتكتولوجيا المعلومات .

Now read this, dated Aug 29, 2007:

A hacker who figured out how to unlock the iPhone has traded an unlocked phone for a new car.

After facing problems trying to auction the phone on eBay, George Hotz received a call from CertiCell, a company that refurbishes mobile phones. "Terry Daidone, the founder of CertiCell, contacted me this morning, and offered to make a trade for the iPhone," Hotz wrote on his blog (http://iphonejtag.blogspot.com/2007/08/iphone-has-been-traded.html). "I traded it for a sweet Nissan 350Z and 3 8GB iPhones."

Hotz shared the method he discovered for unlocking the phone on his blog, so the phone he traded doesn't hold any secrets. But he put the phone up for auction because he thought someone might want the phone, the second one that he unlocked, for its historical value. "If you are only bidding on this to get an unlocked iPhone, don't. There are much cheaper and easier ways to get one. This is a piece of cell phone history," he wrote on his blog.
Hotz, who arrived at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York for his first days of college on Sunday, closed the eBay auction after receiving too many fraudulent bids. He then invited legitimately interested buyers to contact him directly.

He plans to give the three iPhones from CertiCell to people who helped him as he worked on unlocking the phone.

Besides accepting the gifts, Hotz agreed to do some consulting work for CertiCell, according to a statement from the company. While the statement says that CertiCell doesn't plan to commercialize Hotz's unlocking method, it also says that part of Hotz's consulting work will include training CertiCell staff on the unlocking process. CertiCell also hopes that Hotz will help its engineers develop new methods for updating software and reflashing refurbished phones.

Since the iPhone went on sale at the end of June, hackers have been working on ways to unlock it . The phones are built to work only on AT&T's wireless network. Unlocking the phone means that a customer can use it on another network and avoid signing a long contract with AT&T.

The process is controversial, however. One company, Uniquephones, says that it has developed a way to unlock the phones, but has delayed the release because of concerns of legal action from AT&T.

I would like to add the following videos on how to unlock the iphone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omBro8pwlu0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrtnsYwBYR4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VANzplBSLcQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hepjaMD8-uA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5GaaM-iGRA

So what i simply want to say, is how our newspapers handle the news, and how they don't make enough research on what they post, i don't say that Jordanians are stupid or anything, i am one of them, and i feel smart, but i say smart Jordanian people should not rush into what they read in our newspapers and what we hear of gossips.

I think those guys did a great job flashing that ROM, but they were not the first!!! and i think this is kind of an advertisement to both universities mentioned in the article, and to promote them, but i regret the lack of research.

I remember that time when i read in the zero-one technical newspaper that Macromedia has released Flash 7, and it was a brand new news, mean while Flash 7 had been released 2 years before that article, and flash 8 after that, and Macromedia was promoting for flash 9, and Adobe was in the initial agreement to acquire Macromedia, and that flash 9 will be flash CS3.

Maybe this news is not important to many of Jordanians or even Arabs, or even the whole world, but as a developer i may be interested in reading such news, and the big surprise is to find that the leading technical newspaper in jordan don't even do a small research to what they write!!!! they just pick anything written in Arabic on the forums and put it, they don't even bother to check the trusted sites and to translate what they say.

And as what i always say, not all what you find on the web is true, or up to date.

Just thought of sharing, share what you think too.

Regards,

Ata AlQadi

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The other notes where copied and pasted from other sites, so they are not mine actually, and the comments on them are wack :P

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I am not the technical support guy!!

Hello again, it has been a while since i wrote here, but i had good reasons, which i will unveil later. for now i have another complaint of mine that i would like to mention.

Listen, I am not the technical support for umniah, orange, sama, zain, batelco, or cyberia. please understand that when I got my bachelor's degree in computer engineering, it didn't mean that i know that you add an extra character to your username when connecting the ADSL modem the first time. Or that you forgot to connect the Ethernet cable again!

I am also not the guy who formatted your PC the last time, neither the guy who installs games to your PC. I also have no intention to backup your data, re-organize your files, or to clean your PC from viruses (Which only you, god and several hundreds of people knows why they got into your PC ;))

I have no magical tool to keep your little brother from playing on your PC, because you refuse to use a password (Which in most cases, is because your father demands that you don't add one, because your little brother was crying all day that he has a science paper to write! or you used your mobile number as a password a 3 year old hacker - your brother - knows how to crack it!!).

I also don't memorize the windows that appears when you do something wrong, don't ever say "it shows another window, what to click!", i think that i have the right to know what is the error, and what options are provided, and in most cases i have to use a translator to translate you Engrish to English, so that i know what the hell you are talking about.

I admit that i studied something about computer, but i am not a sales person, why you ask me about the prices of the RAMs, HDDs, DVDs, Video Cards, and PCs. We both know that I work in a different field, as most people i know say that i write symbols to get things on the screen, which is right, but i don't have a store or work at a company that sells any hardware.

I am also not a hacker, don't call me to ask for modding your PS2 to play pirated games, and your only excuse that i studied 'Computer'!!

Finally, please note that, I apologize for throwing all that in your face, but i had to, because it seems that i must sue the Internet companies for the lack of support, and not giving the users the basics of connecting to the Internet. I waste about an hour or so everyday just answering calls that is only the source of laughing to my work mates!!

Order restored!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Why so serious?


Despite my opinions of wasting money in the cinema, I have seen the dark knight twice!! I know it seems crazy, but the movie is really great, and I believe that if I had the chance to see it again soon I won't waste it.

Heath Ledger performance was superior, this guy was talented in every way, and the genius writer didn't miss a spot, everything was perfectly connected and complete. And the batman role was not that much in this movie, the joker was the star, I think they should rename it to The colored knight.

Anyway, back to the subject, Why so serious? this is a genius tag line, think of it, apply it to your life, find out how you miss a lot of good moments in your life just for being so serious. Work takes all your time, and you don't like it!! you go home and never sit with your parents just because your are busy or a big boy now!! you never call your friends just because they are gonna waste your valuable time asking how are you!! how are you gonna reply? I am busy, i cannot sleep because of work!

So try to answer yourself, Why so serious? what is it in life more important than family, friends, and relations? work comes and goes, no one dies from hunger. you will die eventually in 30 or 50 years, tops a 100 (or else you will be in guinness book), i bet in 5 years you will loose all your friends, maybe you will miss your parents too.

Just give yourself some time every couple of days, ok you have to work and stuff, just do it for a day or two and work late, then leave early in the next day, don't go to sleep directly, sit with your mother, your father or both. Call a couple of your friends (Calling different people every time help expanding your network of friends and increasing your chances of hanging out), kick you little brothers a** (Optional), do what ever you want, just remove the work from your head.

Again are you brave enough to do this? the next time your employer asks you to sleep in the office, just tell him No! and see what happens.

Yeah and by the way, I encourage you to go and see the dark knight while it is still showing.


Thursday, August 07, 2008

Introducing Wasleh.com


Hello again, long time no post. I am writing today to announce wasleh.com, the site is currently under development, and reaching the alpha version, the alpha preview should have been ready by the beginning of this month, but i have been overloaded with other contracts.

Anyway, I will keep the site functionality a secret for competition reasons, but a limited preview alpha will be sent to my close friends and some random people. The site at first will concentrate on Jordan and mainly Amman, then if it goes as expected i will try to make it for the Arab world or even globally.

So it will be a cool app and a very useful one, so wait for it :D