The bankruptsy of Art in the Middle East

A friend of mine, an artist, has written to me decrying the state of visual and auditory art in the Arab world in general and Bahrain in particular, complaining of essentially the bancruptsy of the traditional broadcast institutions as well as so-called "image makers", the advertising agencies and post-production houses ...

Best bar in the world

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couldn't resist posting this one...got it from my friend Nabil, so blame him! :D A Scotsman, an Italian, and an Irishman are in a bar. They are having a good time and all agree that the bar is a nice place.Then the Scotsman says, "Aye, this is a nice bar, but ...

The dog is sick

Gnasher was in a pretty bad way over the last couple of days poor thing. Because I showered him in the weekend, he apparently didn't dry enough to go back in the house with the air conditioning on.. and typical of me I blamed Frances for it! :( blaming the ...

no no.. Hussain is number 12

rounding out the kids in the family to an even dozen! Maha corrected my counting this morning reading the posts over at http://alyousif.tv - my family site (discontinued).I've been so busy at the office over the last 3 days that I didn't have another chance to go visit my new ...

Man that was rough!

I applied the (unreleased) Xaraya 0.901beta to the site and poof! The site dissapeared!And of course only after this happens, did I look at the messages gathering in my inbox that said quite clearly that there are still some issues with the unreleased package on sourceforge... ah well, you know ...

Newest Arrival named

Hussain... is the name chosen for twit number 13. And he weighed in at 3.360kgs.

It’s a BOY!

Abeer just delivered a baby boy at 11:25 and all went well. Congrats to Alaa and Abeer on the latest addition. The name has not been set yet but I'll let you know immediately I know.

So when do you know that a war is over?

When it's the last item in the news broadcasts, not when Bush says it's over!The main thing on the news now is of course SARS. So like Afghanistan, Iraq is now is on the back burner. Forget about the war wounded, the children, the old people. Forget about the Geneva ...

My very first blog entry ever!

Thank Marcel van der Boom for that from a message he put up on the Xaraya public Knowledgebase news list outlining how a blog is set up using Xaraya, MozBlog and some very simple tweaking of Xaraya (no, no code was hurt while doing this procedure, just a few simple ...

Welcome to Mahmood’s Den… on Xaraya!

Hello and welcome to my site. Historically, Mahmood's Den was the first site in the world to adopt the then new standard in content management systems, PostNuke. Now I'm proud to be once again one of the first active sites to adopt Xaraya, the content management system designed by a ...