Blog - Posted at 2010 94
Have just passed the Microsoft Office Specialist in PowerPoint 2007, Daaa
I will do the Word 2007 on Friday to get the Microsoft Office Master certificate.
Just got the Microsoft Office Specialist in Outlook 2007, which is the second step to gain Microsoft Office Master certificate.
Will do PowerPoint and Word on Wed and Fri.
After doing well in Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Specialist certificate, I got the energy to do other Office certificates.
Outlook, PowerPoint and Word, doing those three will entitle me to get the Microsoft Office Master certificate.
It was kind of an old old dream, to start doing these certificates, and here we are!!!
For the first time in three months, I feel that I have some time to do my own projects.
The main client who used to fill my time up with work for the recent three months has not contacting me since 5th of August.
That is actually a good thing, even if it looks like a bad thing.
They have been trying that for a while but after some attempts they could access the database.
File1.net my first website faced a hacking attempt.
I liked that, that proves that the website is grabbing some visitors now, and it is becoming more and more popular.
We just started a family interview, it is when we ask everybody what does he/she think about another member of the family.
The beautiful part is that each one sees the others with what he thinks they are
What does X think of Y?
X - Y: item1, item2, etc
Afnan - Afnan: hyper, weird, doesn't fancy computers.
Shukran - Afnan: book addicted, over reacts, sometimes nice, giving.
Amina - Afnan: Fast temper, want to rule the world, very dedicated.
Hawraa - Afnan: Crazy, angry, cannot control herself, helpful, love to learn, giving.
I had already got that few years ago
Changing mouse has much more fun than stick with only one.
Years ago I was preferring to stay with one mouse, so when I like one and getting used to it, I go and buy more of it, to have backup when one is braking.
We found it, it was in a good location, same Middle and High schools, and good Elementary school, so only one person need to change her school.
It had 4 bedrooms plus a study, close family environment, and isolated kitchen.
So without any hesitation we made the offer, and hope we got it, Inshaa' Allaah.
This one sound promising, it has up to 25 slots for the clipboard plus easy to paste method.
It worth a try
I used to call them my prides, and my wife wouldn't mind
I just got my Toshiba X500-Q895S with its 1GB of display memory, 1TB of hard drive, i7-740Q cpu and 6GB RAM.
The most interesting part is the display, it is 18.4" wide, waw, I love this pride.
Spent the last two days installing my stuff and discovering it, I am going to love this and will not go back to that tiny 17" display laptops.
This morning, the books I bought for my youngest have arrived.
It is a set of 7 books for Harry Potter and it was for her birthday yesterday.
Now the look in her eyes when I woke her up and show her the set was the most joyful minute in my life, seeing her happy with this set of books and couldn't believe that she got it finally is indeed a minute that worth millions.
Can you see the happy Dad here?
QFT is for (Quality Family Time) and FQT is for (Family Quality Time).
That what we (me and my kids) used to refer to when we want to have a chat, four of us sitting and taking about several things, ideas, stories and of course tips and interesting remarks about us as Muslims living in this beautiful country.
My new toy
They say the difference between a man and a boy is The price of his toys :-)
Just bough this one with $2,058, it is great, and exactly the size I am looking for (I was searching for bigger on, but no luck). anyway, I will start enjoying it in few days.
Searching for a blog for my middle lovely daughter Shukran
She has really good attitude and really may be the one that will involve into online stuff the most.
Let's hope that
Now we ordered the new business cards that have the new logo, they should arrive before June 30th.
Here are what they are going to look like:
After some busy days and good/bad time management, I need some rest, It was a busy week, with lots of new projects (at least now I have 4 need to deliver next week).
I kind of like it, this projects traffic, but it looks like I do have some limit.
Projects now on hand:
NASA says that one of the 86 moons of "Saturn" has similar conditions as earth, may be not water, but some gases that might replaces water as a life source.
We have some "Islamic" guys that would say that Quran says that water is the only source of life.
One of my daughters wants a magic wand as birthday gift, she is so into Harry Potter that when I try to speak with her while she is reading, she just point at me with her index finger and without moving her eyes away from the book, saying, "just a min, dad"
The other one want to invest some cash in Microsoft, Apple and Coke stock market, she is actually has some virtual account, that is a trial version showing her how to invest.
Now that is another story, I already know that Programming is the easy part, documenting what the programmer does is completely another tough part.
It is again happened, I have to do the documenting for the ACuSys system, it is taking me a lot of time, and need to remember a lot of old stuff I did and why I did that.
However, the client is happy with it and might have some new chances in the future to do more like these.
Now is Amina. she got a First Honor Role with IB certificate. I didn't have the time to go, my wife did and got some pictures.
That was in the morning, in the Evening, we did go to the concert for all grades in Murchison Middle school, also got some pix.
Will try to post these soon.
I need to write these down before I forget it.
My wife is now a good car driver, and has her own car.
She start learning how to drive early Jan 2010
In Late Jan 2010, I bought another car (Highlander Hybrid 2006) and sold my NISSAN XTERRA 2001 to my brother with easy payments.
This looks it is hard to understand for any non-Muslim.
There are two type of the "Dirty" we deal with here in Islam
The first type is the Dirty, means the items that are obviously not clean, due to dust for example, or to surfaces that are not clean, so those are kind of fine to do most of practice with it.
Off course, it should be clean, but being it unclean will not prevent the practice.
Here we are again, I need to spend around $1,000 on my wife's car to do the A/C.
I kind of expected that, but not this soon. I need to replace the compressor, hoses and some other stuff. It is kind of everything.
Now my wife is driving in this summer without A/C.
Now my eldest has her own blog, using the same old skin
Which using the same engine I talked about earlier.
After doing my youngest daughter blog, (Afnan's corner), I tried to do kind of universal blog engine that can fit any HTML template skin after some work need to be done in HTML > ASP coding, this will also help when any of my kids or relative asked fo a blog, in my website domain.
So here are what I have done so far:
What have I done wrong?
Have you seen someone enjoying sitting in front of his computer rather than go out for Friday night?
Have you seen someone having his joyful time working with numbers, cells and excel formulas rather than playing video game?
Well that one is me, I am the kind of guy that would leave the party to sit down on any computer to fix some new ugly spreadsheet problem requested by some one in another country.
This is the new banner
They said "Needing is the mother of invention", or something like that
I am not a graphic person, and will never be one day, but that is what is happening here with me, I had to go to the graphic section to make some beautiful stuff.
More graphic changes are coming... especially in VBAXLMan.com
It looks like sometimes the complicated solution (advanced one) will not be as effective as the simple cheap one.
I was using reCaptcha for a while now, even though i am facing some spam recently though that.
So I am changing to a simple one, after few searches, I got this one.
It is stupidly simple, let me see if it will work and prevent the spam or not.
I have started today May 10th 2010 to practice Salat (Muslim pray) after stopping for few years now
There were few starts like this before, but this time is different, I have the power now and determination to do so.
I am wishing that I don't stop any more, ISA.
I hate these news, I just heard that there was a suspected car bomb in Times Square...!
What is going on there?
It looks like those Islamanian (Those who called themselves Muslims, while they are far away from it) will not leave us alone
I feel that my beautiful safty feeling is shaking again, just like the way I used to live in Iraq 20 years ago.
(Open article for the video)
I want to do something, but what? how?
I am thinking now that I do the VBAXLMan.com website idea to another domain.
May be a storage that enables users to host all their digital work, I am thinking of buying domains like:
Or something similar.
After that, VBAXLMan.com can have my work as VBAXLMan, my answers and classes in addition to some lessons in Excel
Let us see where these ideas will take me
Austin ranked as no 10 in the list of The Best Places for Business and Careers in 2010
I was always thinking that I had a lot of chances elsewhere, may be larger city, NYC, DC, San Francisco.
But what kept me is that, I am still having some chances here.
There is a say: The bad that you know is better than a good that you don't know.
Check out the link here for the list
This is part of what we had to live with all these 25 years in Iraq, no wonder we all act like have a psychological malfunctions