save big on disk space for systems with 4 gb or more ram

If you have a Windows pc with 4 gb or more of RAM, you can save big on disk space by disabling hibernation.

"But wait, wasn't hibernation good for me since it allows me to return my pc to the state it was in before hibernation quickly?" right, but the hibernation feature isn't availlable to windows systems with 4 gb or more of ram.

although the feature isn't availlable, windows creates a file that is as big as your ram size called hiberfil.sys, and places it in the root of your c drive.

to turn off hibernation, do the following:

Setting up Buffalo WBMR-g54 ADSL wireless router and modem for Orange Jordan's ADSL Service

I live in area where electricity keeps going below 200 v very frequently, and since the ADSL modem that orange Jordan gives us works with 220 v and is very unforgiven for electricity's decrease, it kept disconnecting very frequently. I now depend on the Internet for living, and so I had to look for another solution. a power stapilizer did solve this temporarly, but since it was of bad quality it soon stopped working. The final solution that seems to be working very well was to buy a third party ADSL modem that can work with 100 to 220 v.

Frustration with ISP customer care dept

people all over the world have got to envy us in Jordan for the amazing staff at our ISPs who are well trained to drive a customer crazy.

this afternoon I called my ISP to complain that not all web URLs open at my end unless I type the IP address of those I know, assuming that it is a DNS problem at their end. Of course, he said that they had no such problem at all, and he started to offer me some useless advice to manually input their dns servers, something I had already tried before I called.

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The AT Explorer website is now running on Drupal 6!

Only one day after its release, AT explorer
website has been upgraded to drupal 6.0.

The upgrade went very smoothly. Congratulations to
the Drupal team for making Drupal 6.0 the best CMS release ever!

To learn more about all the new exciting features
of Drupal 6.0 read this excellent
post.

blind with vision

thanks to my friend Mohammed khawaja for this post about me on his blog:

Blind with vision

Orca

I have recently started experimenting with Orca, an open source screen reader designed to work with Linux distributions using Gnome.

this has been a big challange, because it not only meant dealing with a new assistive technology envention, but it also meant a whole new experience with Linux as a totally unexplored area.

I must admit that the learning curve has not been easy, and rather very challanging, but as usual, it has been very rewarding.

Feelings Of Happiness and Content

I am so happy, yes I am. This is the first time I feel so happy on a birthday, specially that I never celebrated any but this year.

actually, in the few times I do attend birthday parties, I, must admit, often do it out of trying to be sociable.

Today is my best friend’s birthday, and it certainly feels different, very different this time. I really do feel so happy and content. have you ever imagined
yourself wanting to collect all the happiness known to humans and sort of pour them into your friend’s heart? this is exactly how I feel!

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My First Encounter with a Screen Reader

I am often asked how can I use the computer although i am blind. Often times people will even doubt that it’s doable. The short version of the answer is that I use the computer through a screen reader. which is basically a software that tells the blind user what is displayed on the screen at any given event, through either speech or braille. That event may be a dialogue box, an edit window, a hyber text document, a VB project, etc.

My perception of colors

Being blind since birth, I never really had an idea about the meaning of colors other than the theoretical perception gained by my imagination, and the
common knowledge I got from school, although it wasn’t much. More on my school life will be posted later.

Ironic as it may sound, I have always been in need of a vivid understanding of colors due to my passion in designing web pages. I could, however, always
get away by getting help from sighted people.

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Arab Blind Organizations and Institutions, How Serious are They Taking their responsibilities?

Through my work in the field of adaptive technology and through direct contact with various institutions in the Arab world, I have always wondered, how
serious are people in charge taking their responsibilities? How much trained and knowledgeable those entities are to make the right decision?

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