Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Aqaba

déjà vu

http://oraclejo.blogspot.com/2005/08/where-else-to-go.html

the nice thing about aqaba is that one does not think about temperatures,, whether there is a heat wave or otherwise, it is always hot, really hot, even after mid night.

even though it is the mid weak, but the hotel (interconn) is fairly populated.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Fill this petition

Please go to the below site and sign the petition!
Oprah Winfrey is planning to travel to Israel for a solidarity visit...to see the threats faced by Israel! Our petition is that she be fair, seek truth and justice by also visiting the occupied territories in Palestine to see for herself who are the ones truly facing threats.
Take a few minutes to forward to as many people as you know!!!!!!!!

http://www.petitiononline.com/104707/petition.html

Thanks

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Oprah Contacts

In case you feel like telling her something regarding her solidarity visit to Israel

You can call Oprah at: (312) 633-1000
Or you can send Oprah messages by going to this link: http://www2.oprah.com/email/reach/email_showideas.jhtml
Or you can send Oprah mail at:
HARPO Productions
110 N Carpenter Street
Chicago, IL 60607-2146

Friday, June 22, 2007

weather again

the hot weather system i talked about last week is supposed to have started today. It was not that hot (around 32-33) in western side of Amman. However, tomorrow the temperature should reach something around 37 and should peak to around 38-39 on Sunday. This is not as bad as i thought i would be, nor as bad as published in Jordanian Newspapers.
temperatures shall start droping gradually before retunring to normal by the end of the week. I am going to Aqaba on Tuesday, i guess it is going to be hot anyway!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Cadbury & salmonella Please READ !!!

According to BBC, Cadbury withdrew chocolate bars which may have been contaminated with a rare strain of salmonella.

Reference http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/5112470.stm

Monday, June 18, 2007

Expect very hot not weather next week

5-10 days weather forecast indicates the possibility of bad heat wave to prevail over Jordan starting Friday 22 June. Temperature will start increasing on Wednesday. I hope i am wrong, but there are indications that temperature may reach 43 C on Sunday.
I hope things change and move the heat system away.

Ammar

Sunday, June 17, 2007

ETL

ETL is the process of Extraction, Transformation and loading. In fact it is a fundamental phase in creating and maintaining Operational Data Stores (ODS), data marts and data warehouses.
The are tools in the market that helps in executing this phase, like informatica and Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB). Sometimes, and for non complex ETL tasks, one might choose to run the run SQL script manually.
Whether this is done for the above mentioned objective, or any other objective, ETL could potentially be a time consuming processes especially when the data being loaded is not clean.
Foregin key violation, Primary key violation, missing data, invalid data etc.
When you run SQL script against Oracle database, any of the above violation causes the termination of the script and the rollback of the entire statement. The part that is frustrating is that the Rollback process can talk really long time to complete and undo the changes. You are expected to wait for the rollback to complete, then fix the problem and run again. This time the statement could fail for another violation and you are again expected to repeat the cycle. If you are working with small data sizes, this could be tolerable, but when you are loading millions of records, this could really have an adverse effect on the project.
Oracle 10g Rel 2 offers a new feature that allows you to continue loading your data (albeit of the errors) while keeping the violating rows in a separate ERROR LOG table. This give you the chance to only examine the violating rows while not having to repeat the same cycle with every error

The following two statement are needed

dbms_errlog.create_error_log('REALSOFT','ERROR_LOG_REALSOFT') ;

ERROR_LOG_REALSOFT REJECT LIMIT UNLIMITED;

I have included an exhaustive and simple example
please visit http://www.e-ammar.com/Oracle.htm

Friday, June 15, 2007

من الشهيد

اشعر بالخزي والعار لما يحدث حولنا
شعوبنا تقتل بعضها
لو اراد اعدائنا ان يصمموا اعداء لهم لما استطاعو ان يصمموا عدوا مثاليا لهم كالشعوب العربية
يتهامس اعدائنا ... ينظرون... يضحكون ...
وقلوبهم تملاؤها السعادة
نقتتل في العراق على قضية مضى عليها 14 قرنا
ونقتتل في غزة على الزعامات
ونقتتل في لبنان لتسوية حسابات
وفي النشرات الاخبارية, نسقط شهداء.
شهداء ؟ شهداء؟ يالة من هراء
والاقصى ينتظر باكيا حزينا!! معذرة يا اقصى ستنتظر طويلا
عمار سجدي
عمــــــــــــان

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

cha cha

It is a sharp detour from the realm of my current interests. I am actually taking dancing classes! me my wife and two other couples started today taking Waltz and Cha Cha. The first class was not easy. Let see what will happen with this respect in the days to come. In order not to contradict my own point of views, let me call this event as an act of civilization , or history about cultures - a hands on approach! In other words, no need to spread the word and say,, hey hey, we are dancing.. Hamas hitting Fateh, Blast in Beirut, big explosion in Samera - Iraq while me dancing,, does not sound very good.

ammar sajdi

absentminded

Two days back, i travelled to Damascus-Syria. It was a one day business trip that fortunately culminated in a good contract with the European Union for an e-services project. As i mentioned several times in previous post, i have a great tendency of forgetting things when i travel. Since this trip to Syria was a one day trip where i returned to Amman on the same day, there was no packing involved and therefore, the chances of me forgetting things should practically diminish substantially and theoretically converge to zero. Well, that was not the case, i failed to make this trip an exception,,, What in the world can i forget!! You cannot not possibly guess. I forgot my PASSPORT. I did not bring my passport with me, What was i thinking? I am crossing the borders for God's sake? A passport is not a shaving machine nor a tie that you can forget and buy from duty free. There was only one way out, I turned back and headed home while enjoying the the BMW 525i drive and went back to the borders after wasting unnecessary One and a half hour. Actually, I remembered that i did not have my passport before reaching the borders, at least saving myself from being publicly ridiculed, the scandal was limited to my friend Jaffar who was with me in the Car.
B12,Premature aging syndrome, Alzheimer or whatever you want to call, it definitely is getting serious.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Horrific seens during CYCLONE "GONU" at Muscat - Oman

horrific is the least i can say..
We have a branch office in Oman and two houses in Muscat in addition to 2 Cars. Thank GOD the damaged that we sustain at our premises and belonging was minimal. However, that was not general the case. I will let the pictures speak for themselves




above and below are parking lots




































Saturday, June 09, 2007

Body cleansing - Last day

Last night, i did break juice fasting after completing 4 days. I wanted to do 5 days this time, however, we were invited over for dinner and it would not look nice for me to abstain from eating. Too many question would then be asked and a lot of explanation would need to be done!
Yesterday (Friday), i felt light-headed in the morning, i felt some dizziness. However, i was still full of energy, i even went to the office and worked on pieces of software codes that requires concentration. Normally, I take the opportunity on Friday and eat massively at lunch and henceforth, i regularly feel tiered and sleepy afterwords. Yesterday was obviously different, i did get some work done in the afternoon, I went to bet after 1 AM, and made it up at 7 AM.


Ammar

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Body Detoxification and fasting

I am on a body Detoxification plan. Searching the Internet, you will find out many means that contribute towards body cleansing.
The one i choose was Juice fasting, in which i only consume fruit juices and water , no solids at all.
This is my 3 day straight on such regime. The first day (Tuesday) was OK, because i usually spend most of the day without food, but more than compensate at night, Wednesday was kind of tough, with early morning headache and dizziness. Today (Thursday) i feel good and energetic.

This is not the first time i try such regime, I tried it last year for 4 days.
The idea is not to lose weight, but rather give your body a rest. Your body is constantly supporting your stomach to digest all kinds of food that you eat, and as such, does not have time to work on other organs. When you fast while consuming water and juice, your body can work on your kidneys, liver, skin, cells etc.. where the body gets its chance to repair destroyed cells, clean toxins from under your skin and removed desolved bad chemicals that your body stored blood.
even though, you will think that you well get tiered due to lack of food, but on the contrary, you will feel very active and energetic; your mind and thinking is clear and your sleeping patterns are better. Please read more about Body cleansing and the benefits of fasting. There are many articles on the Internet about it. Currently, i am target ting 5 day Juices fasting before i break the fast and progressively return to normal eating habits. Try it and you wont regret it

Ammar Sajdi
www.e-ammar.com

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

the SIX days triumph

The attached image is for real (no not the joke). This is how the six day triumph was expressed in Arabic media. Laugh or Cry

Monday, June 04, 2007

40 Black Years

Injustice, Brutality, Oppression and violation of all human rights accords.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Jal3ad and mountain breeze

I posted about Jal3ad twice before, but this time about a club called Mountain Breeze. We went for lunch, the weather was really nice, and maybe you could feell the mountain chills. It is not a place for food only, there are many out door activities including paintball. Make sure that you get the direction first. The place is reachable from either Zai (Salt) or from Maeen (Baqa). It ll take anything from 30-45 minutes
Ammar Sajdi
Amman Jordan

Cycling Jordan

For a total cycling experience in Jordan
Don't miss checking out
http://cycling-jordan.com/

Get your mountain bike and join Cycling-Jordan today

Ammar Sajdi

Say Hi to Julia

By Ammar Sajdi Well, Do not get tooexcited, Julia is a programming language. It saw the light on  Valentine’s  day, 2012. While it can be...