I’m moving this blog to Blogger.com (a Google blogging service). The new web address is http://berdai.blogspot.com/

In which I will blog about diverse subjects and interests with Free Software getting the biggest share.

However, I wanted to blog about more specific Free Software subjects this is why I’m glad to announce my 2nd new blog http://practicalfoss.blogspot.com/ in which I will target practical use Free Software and how to make the most out of it.

The 3rd blog http://arabicfoss.blogspot.com/ is going to focus on introducing Free Software to the Arabic speaking community.

Finally, this blog is going to stay online as long as wordpress.com will allow; however, it will not be updated with new articles though I’ll keep an eye on your comments 😉

Happy Blogging to all


I take it upon myself to find answers. I’m always looking for, reading, understanding and learning new things. I can’t stop theorizing, testing and adjusting concepts to realistic and concrete needs/requirements. I take my personal development process (PDP) seriously.

And through this life endeavor (PDP), I’ve learned to take nothing for granted. To assume nothing. I’m sorry but most of what we were taught as truth is proved to be manipulated information. But that’s another topic.

I’m passionate about Free Software Movement. I respect any movement that stand for supporting freedom. To me everyone is free to choose, think, decide, act and behave in a free and accountable way. Not a careless or irresponsible way.

I thank anyone who had made any effort no matter how small it’s to support, maintain and develop FOSS.

However, Through my FOSS journey, I notice things that are unpleasant which are most of the time due to unthoughtful decisions.

And sometimes you find some great work that goes unnoticed within the community.

So, I decided to start two separate type of articles.

  1. The first one is going to be branded “I’m Sorry, But” for the things that need attention
  2. The second type is going to be branded “Kudos to ” thanking the effort done.

Last week I was amazed to see a Mozilla’s concept of the future web browser and human interaction with it. It’s called Aurora, you can watch these videos Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, to understand the concept.

About a year ago, I explained to some of my friends a concept like Aurora, which I’ve called Natural Communication. I’ve already given some hints about it here.

Natural Communication is all about moving human interaction with information to the next level, to a more naturally way of memorizing and recalling things.

Hopefully, I’ll present more details about the concept in the upcoming weeks.

I used to be a Windows geek. I hear you laughing 😀

I used to do my own unattended Windows XP install CD, which was a Linux-like in terms of pre-installed softwares; and which I used whenever I wanted to install my own PC.

I personalized everything in my Windows XP. And since at those days I was a Borland Delphi fan I decided to develop a software to manage Windows XP themes, logon and boot screens. The first version was hosted at FreeWebs, you can still find it here and here (By the way, I hated to use DreamWeaver or Frontpage)

After a year or so from the first release, I decided to enhance it and release it under a FOSS license. You can have a look at the project web site here, or if you want to try it you can download it from here. Thanks again to SourceForge.

Actually, I’ve received a lot positive feedback about it. And many asked for more features. However, I’ve promised myself that If I’m going to develop anything else I will use only Free Software tools to do any kind of software. (Qt + Python are way beyond anything I’ve seen in the proprietary development tools)