Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Rough Dance

While we are going through festivities and time of partying during the coming days I thought of sharing this video

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 05, 2008

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

An internal error prevented the object from being sent to the client and cached.

The following error occurred: An internal error prevented the object from being sent to the client and cached. Try again later. (CACHE_FILL_OPEN_FILE) Please contact the administrator."

This error impact both internet explorer, msn/windows live messenger, and Firefox browsers.

The solution to this problem is to check if there are any proxy settings used to connect to the internet and disable them, or replace it with another proxy settings. If the problem still exists even if there is no proxy, contact your Internet Service Provider who should make some changes to their proxy settings.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Unread Mail

How many times would you do the following: you decide that friendship is over with someone, and not having the desire to hear, read, or even know about the other person, so you decide to delete every email you receive or hang up the phone or tear up the letter received by post without even bother to know the content?

For some it might be considered as some sort of ignorance, and others see it as some rudeness of behavior. On the other hand, because of that person, the one of us have been put in an a number of awkward situations, so the only action is that a decision to be made not to have contact with that person anymore. It is exactly the opposite to have someone whom you would like to spend more time with and enjoying his or her company.

At the end, these unwanted emails, or posts will only pile up and after a month (if not on the same day) will all be cleaned up i.e. Junk

That Guy In the Background...‏

How many times we get frustrated when we take a shot and discover late that it has been ruined by someone or something that was captured in the background?

Monday, December 01, 2008

Arabic Broadcast From Amsterdam

A number of weeks back I created a new discussion thread on Facebook on the Iraqi Community In the Netherlands Group. I was seriously eager to know or to see how appealing the idea of having an Arabic Radio station in the Netherlands, like other Arabic speaking internet and FM radio stations, such as Orient Radio (France) and ABS (Australia) - there is another one in Belgium which I heard about recently, but forgot the name.

However, the good news for Arabs living in the Netherlands came to me today: Radio Netherlands Worldwide resumed its broadcast in Arabic language from the 15'th of last month under the name "Here's Amsterdam". The broadcast can be received on radio, satellite, as well as on the internet on different times of the day. Information in Arabic and in English are also available on the site on times of broadcast. It is worth mentioning that Radio Netherlands Worldwide used to broadcast in Arabic for more than four decades but stopped in 1994. In addition, a number of professional presenters from various Arab countries, such as Iraq, Morocco, Libya, Sudan are working for this broadcast, to whom I personally wish them all the best with their work and effort.

Hilary Clinton Is The Next U.S. Secretary Of State

While Sudan finally began their celebrations for the winning of newly elected U.S. president, Barak Obama, because they just found out that the father of Mr. Obama is originally from a tribe who used to live in Sudan and migrated years later to Kenya. In fact they didn’t find out by themselves or through their genealogy sources, it is Obama who announced the roots of his ancestors through his new book that came out recently. Anyway, while Sudan is trying to catch up with the bandwagon and celebrate like other Arab states that showed opmitimisim after the outcome of these elections, Obama is going to announce today his new rescue team for the current credit crisis. For some it is a surprise to have Hilary Clinton as the new U.S. secretary of State - According to The New York Times that reported on Saturday that Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, had agreed to make public the names of more than 200,000 donors to his foundation as part of a deal with Obama to clear the way for his wife to become secretary of state. The newspaper said Clinton had decided to publish his contributor lists to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest with his wife's duties as secretary of state. However, it is no surprise having the current Secretary of Defense Robert Gates at the helm of defense. I think it is understandable to take such a decision, especially that Obama does not want to make mistakes in his next move regarding the re-deployment of the U.S. troops between Iraq and Afghanistan – having an already experienced man in the front would provide him with a better view. But, Hilary Clinton as head of U.S. foreign relations, this is something I am a bit skeptical about. Clinton is a very good politician, but she is a fighter, and a fighter has no place in diplomacy, thus she cannot be turned in one day to a diplomat. We all saw how she paved the way in front of her during the campaign. If we take into the consideration the current situation world wide: financial crisis where the U.S. will definitely seek help from foreign source - I don’t need to name any, Sarkozy is doing good; we have the conflict in the Middle-East, including or excluding Iraq from the formula; in addition to relations with Europe and Asia; and I forgot, we have now those pirates in Adan Sea who started to hunt for oil instead of just any sea carriers. No need to go into details but there are a lot, but above all is what Obama referred to as I call it the healing process of U.S. image in the world. Will Hillary Clinton be right person for this task; especially that she sometimes looks as a hardliner, something that is not accepted in the characteristic skills of a diplomat!

So the question that would remain unanswered is: what impact this appointment would make on the map in the Middle East? Things are already looks bad for many countries (these with or without any sort of political or economic crisis), so how Clinton would participate in shaping up the world map as the foreign minister of the most powerful country in the world? I wonder if Sudan would keep on celebrating if things turned bad! Would they disown their own boy who never knew them?

Picture image of Hilary Clinton is courtesy of Jeff Harter