Thursday, March 12, 2009

My new blog ... مدونتي الجديده

بعد ما يقارب العام ونصف العام على افتتاح هذة المدونة، تشاء الأقدار أن تشد الرحال و تنتقل خواطري و مدوناتي إلى مسكن جديد. فليلة البارحة أتممت بناء مدونتي الجديده بشكلها و مضمونها الجديد. عنوان المدونة الجديده هو:
يصعب على المرء الفراق، ولكن هذة حال الدنيا، وداعاً مدونتي العزيزة
After a year and half of blogging and recodring my life, I decided to move to the next step and launch my own blog. Last night, I have finished developing my new blog and it has been launched under the following URL:
My blog, no doubt we'll meet again, so this is goodbye for now...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

Nagios ... The way to monitor your stuff

The first time my friend Abdullah mentioned Nagios to me, I was kind of not that much interested to hear about it (Sorry Abdullah ;) ). But when I read about it and installed it on my linux machine, I was surprised. Nagios is system, application and network monitoring tool. You can use it to monitor different kind of systems whether it is Windows or Linux/UNIX machine; Server, PC or printer; Switch, router or firewall; Application or service. Additionally, when some thing goes wrong, Nagios will send an immediate notification via email or cellphone. All these features with too many others in a free pen source product called Nagios.
What to monitor ?
You might ask your self "What can I monitor usig Nagios?". The answer is "Every thing!" from simple ping checker to extensive system monitoring using SNMP or any other network protocols. Simply, you set thresholds values for the service or system you are moniroting, and if it exceed these values, it will trigger an event handler. The customer is responsible for developing this handler. You can send notifications, execute a script to do any proactive action, or do what ever you want.
How to install and configure Nagios?
You need first to download Nagios package. If you are running ubuntu machine, you can simply download and install Nagios using Synaptic tool. After downloading and instlling Nagios, you need to configure it using Nagios Documentaions page. The main concept in Nagios configuration is as follow:
  1. Define your host in a .cfg file
  2. Define the service you want to monitor on the host in another .cfg
  3. Define the exact command to monitor the service (if it does not exist in command.cfg)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Atheeb inaugurated "GO جو"

In a festivity ceremony, Etihad Atheeb Telecoms has inaugurated its commercial brand - GO - last night. It was an amazing ceremony in presence his royal highness prince Abdulaziz Bin Ahmad Bin Abdulaziz, Etihad Atheeb executives and employees, and a number of businessmen.
The cermony started with recitation from the holy qora'an. Then speaches from Prince Abdulaziz & Etihad Atheeb CEO, Dr. Ahmad Sindi followed by documentary movie about Etihad Atheed. The cermony concluded with the inauguration of the commercial brand (GO - جو). Atheeb CEO said that the two balls in the brand mean two Hemispheres; the red big one means a mature and experienced ball, and the green small one means a young ball that want to speedup and catch the big one. GO in English means "go do", "go develop", and "go achieve". "جو" in Arabic means "air", "weather", and "atmosphere" which is the way Atheeb will deliver services to its customers.

Some pics from the cermony

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Welcome back Edu

"The best day of my life"
The fist statement told by Eduardo Da Silva - Arsenal striker - after his dreadful injury last year (I wrote a full post about this incedent: Eduardo Da Silva & the horrible injury). The Croatian striker returned last night and scored twice against Cardiff City and puts Arsenal into FA Cup fifth round. We (as Arsenal fans) cannot say more than:
"Welcome back Edu"