A New Chapter Begins!

Just a couple of hours ago I bid farewell to my last class. It has been a long and somewhat tiring number of years. I slacked the first couple of years, but I partly blame that on the registration system we used to have (imagine everyone registering for classes in ONE day!). Then came the courses which were only offered during the summer, which I skipped in order to visit Brazil.…

5 Things I’m Waiting For in 2012

Here is yet another one of those list like posts you find in almost every other blog or website! Here are just a few of the things I am waiting for this coming year 2012.

1. Year 2012

This is more like two-in-one thing. I am waiting for 2012 to come, lately I have been thinking about life and stuff at a deeper level and the thought of someone being alive today and dead tomorrow (or the next second).…

Learn Web Programming Easily

Today if you ever wanted to kick start learning a new programming language you would probably visit one of those popular tutorial web sites out there. I started it off with W3Schools (introduced in university) and also used Tizag to supplement and fill in the gaps. However, one disadvantage I found with these sites was the lack of interactive exercises that you can do anywhere. For example, to try HTML you would need a text editor (Notepad++ is my favorite) and at least a web browser to test your code (same with JavaScript).…

(Almost) End of the Year Updates

Oh boy where to start?!

For some reason, to me, this year seemed to have passed real quick. I know its still November, but before I know it, it will probably be December 31. This year was probably the bumpiest one yet for me.

Firstly, there were (and still are) all these revolutions going on in the region. As far as the subject goes I will stop there, I like to keep a politically free atmosphere.…

Day 2 at EWB 2011

Wow what a busy time, I decided to post the rest of my EWB adventure just a bit late 😛 (ok more than a month late). Better late than never is what they say 😉

I'm not sure how I woke up early that day (day 2), buses were going to leave at 8am (the schedule had "Sharp" next to the time). I woke around 6am if I recall correctly. My room mate was still sleeping so I tried to quietly get some stuff out of my luggage.…

Day 1 at EWB2011

I will be sharing my experience at the Education Without Borders (EWB) conference I attended a few days ago in the UAE (Dubai / Abu Dhabi). I have decided to give each day a separate post rather than just cram all days in one. So let's get started :-)!

The first day at EWB was also the day my travel was scheduled. I woke early, and for some reason did not want breakfast but had something nevertheless.…

UAE Here I Come!

Due to the recent unrest in Bahrain I decided not to spill the beans on something, just in case travelling might have been disrupted. My flight is in a few hours so I will try to be brief! I have been accepted to participate in Education Without Borders.

Last semester, one of my professors approached me with the idea of setting up a cloud computing environment in the university (one of my projects involved a cloud based MMORPG).…