Me Converting a MPEG Video to DivX

April 15th, 2008 by MuMu

VidomiI had a movie in MPEG format (extension .mpg) of 1H 20min length & 1.6gb size, usually DivX files with similar length take less than 700mb, so I went googling & looking for a way to convert the film, I first tried VirtualDub & VirtualDubMod but for some reason I got a big file & worse a black screen .. I went searching again to find a link to “Dr. DivX”, one problem is that the doctor was away! Damn him!

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Can’t Upload ZIP Files? Check Your MIME Types Settings!

April 12th, 2008 by MuMu

Firefox LogoI’ve uploaded zip files before using Firefox & even to iStockphoto, but don’t know what happened to the browser & how settings changed … Two days ago I couldn’t upload & was getting an error message saying the zip file was invalid, I first thought the problem was coming from the file & the way I packed my vectors in it, but then I browsed the forums & found out this answer: Read the rest of this entry »

Ten Reasons to Adopt a Turtle!

April 6th, 2008 by MuMu

I Love Turtles!I came to the conclusion that the best pet you could get is … a turtle!

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Where to Get Nice Smilies For a Forum?

April 2nd, 2008 by MuMu

Bye SmilieI spent a big part of today searching, browsing, downloading, modifying & uploading smileys to a forum.

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Download the Arabic WordPress Theme I Translated

March 29th, 2008 by MuMu

Arabic SpotlightI noticed there was some interest for the posts I made about me working on Arabic WP, & the theme I modified, so I decided to make it a bit fancier & upload it for anyone who would need it, I even created a demo blog just for it, who knows I may like translating / modifying themes & make more :D

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Can You Blame Someone for Driving Drunk?

March 25th, 2008 by MuMu

I don’t drink so I allow myself to say this :twisted:

It’s simple, why to punish people for driving drunk? They are not in their normal state & don’t have all their mind, they shouldn’t be responsible then as the act of drinking is not illegal in itself. A kid is not responsible as an adult because of their immaturity, so are mad men or those who walk in their sleep, why is it different with drunkards? Why is it a crime to drive drunk? Why not also a crime for driving asleep? To drink is as legal as sleeping, isn’t it?

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Mawlid Er-Rassul, Algeria, Europe (All Mixed-up)

March 21st, 2008 by MuMu

Mawlid En-Nabi MohamedI’m writing this because yesterday we celebrated the B. Day of our prophet & today in the Joumoua (Friday afternoon prayer), the imam talked about how Mohamed had great ethic & how now we, today’s Muslims follow nothing of them. The second reason is a video I watched a few days earlier called “Algeria Vs Europe”.

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The Hundlebar Mustache Style

March 19th, 2008 by MuMu

Man with Hundlebar mustacheI needed to find some mustache pictures for a chef illustration I was making, so I went googling, the first search result for “mustache” was the “American Mustache Institute” Website, I found there this page about Mustache Styles & learned there’s the Chevron mustache, the Dali mustache, the English, the Fu Manchu, the Horseshoe, Imperial, Lampshade, Painter’s Brush, Pencil, Pyramidal, Toothbrush (Hitler’s like), Walrus & the one I was looking for – without knowing the name – the Handlebar mustache, the famous cook’s one.

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Setting-up Custom Permalinks for Arabic WordPress

March 17th, 2008 by MuMu

Arabic WordPressWordPress let you customize your Blog URLs as you wish, & make them more SEO friendly, especially if you include posts names in them, that would improve your rankings in search results.

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Arabic WordPress Installation – Translating a Theme

March 12th, 2008 by MuMu

Already talked about me installing Arabic version of WP … Next I had to customize the site with some theme, so I got a nice theme from Themes.Wordpress.net & had first to change text orientation, which was a rather easy task using CSS, & then rested to translate the English titles, warnings, captions, etc to Arabic.

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Are We Born Free or Enslaved?

March 10th, 2008 by MuMu

Flying PigeonThis started with this phrase:

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Installing Arabic WordPress & Arabic Themes

March 9th, 2008 by MuMu

Arabic WordPressYesterday I installed Arabic Version of WordPress for a friend, I’ve got some SQL errors first due to weird codes in the wp-config.php file, I’ve modified it just as I used to do with English installation, but got some weird errors, I suppose it’s because there are explanations written in Arabic in it, I didn’t try to remove them, instead I just replaced the file with wp-config.php of a English package & it worked.

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My iStock Vectors Application – Follow up

March 6th, 2008 by MuMu

Moon & StarsAbout 10 days ago I posted about my application to upload Vectors to iStock Photo, yesterday morning I finally got an email from them (they previously said the response would take up to two weeks).

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Google Answer to: “How Can I Improve My Site’s Ranking?”

March 4th, 2008 by MuMu

Evil GoogleI was logged i my Google Webmaster Tools account & noticed that linked question: How can I improve my site’s ranking?, I followed the link & was rather surprised by the answer even if somehow I already knew it:

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Phone Inventor Was Graham Bell? Antonio Meucci?

March 4th, 2008 by MuMu

Graham Bell Google LogoSo today is March the 3rd, the day Alexander Graham Bell was born in year 1847, Bell is recognized universally as the inventor of the Telephone, a revolutionary communication mean of the modern era.

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