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I am originally from Alexandria, Egypt. I came to the United States in July 1997. I have a degree in computer science from Jacksonville State University (JSU) in Jacosnville, Alabama. My concentration is software engineering, and my minor is math. I am a geek by nature but use Linux by choice! I read that line off a bumper sticker the other day as I was coming home and loved it, so I thought it is really an accurate description of me :).

On a more serious tone, I love writing and programming. It is not uncommon for me to get up in the middle of the night to write a few lines of code to fix a bug in a program I wrote. In my intro to programming II class, I about lived at my professor's office. He is retired now, but I will never forget all that knowledge he taught me and his encouragement. Thank you so much for everything Dr. White. Ms. Myers was my first teacher in the United States at JSU, and she was very patient, and I learned so much from her. She is a great teacher and a wonderful mother. Thank you so much Ms. Myers for all the good you have done for me. I was really blessed to have mostly wonderful teachers when I went to JSU, and I am eternally grateful to each and everyone of them.

C has to be my all time favorite programming language. Slackware is the first Linux distro I ever installed and my favorite one to use. Microsoft managed to upset me time and again over the years with their flawed products and disastrous Internet Explorer. It should come as a no surprise that Mozilla is the best browser! The Open Source community is my favorite because I think it's wonderful for people from all over the world to write and debug software. The stability of Linux is amazing: I ran my system for 48 days without having to restart once. The only reason I had to reboot was a power failure in the apartment complex. I do reboot frequently because it seems there is always something to change or update in the kernel!

I will be posting my resume here shortly and most of my projects that I have worked on over the years. Most of my source code is documented, but if something doesn't make sense, please contact me.

Page last modified: January 31, 2004