Blog - Posted at 2012 36

LEGO creations 2

12/19/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

2- Ghasso
This was named Ghasso, how I used to call my brother Ghassan, he created that and I admire the simplicity.

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LEGO creations 1

12/19/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

1- 2MenShuttle
I don't remember who created that, but it was in our mind for a while until I managed to get 12 peices of the tourbine as we called it.

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LEGO Digital Designer again

12/16/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

That is it, LDD v4.3 is my game, I am going to addict it, it has almost all the pieces now, most of the colors, it even has pieces from old sets, and it is faster and works fine under Win7.

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VBA and SQL IKM tests

12/2/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

During of a the process of applying to new position in downtown Chicago, I had to do some tests in IKM, I am not sure how widely used these test, but they were kind of hard and tricky, one of them (the one I am proud of) is in VBA.
This is the result of it, it looks like I am an expert in Excel after all these 15 years

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At least 1 phone call a day for new position

11/27/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

This is really exciting, I have been called for a lot of jobs now, it looks like the Resume I updated did kick off after all.
For the last two weeks I received at least one phone call a day for new position here in Chicago greater area

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7 phone calls for 2 Excel/VBA positions

10/29/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

I knew I will reach this point someday, I just got 7 phone calls about 2 positions, they are the same 2 positions and 7 people called me about them, yes, I am bragging.
Chicago turned to be a very good place for my career, it is cold here, but the job market here within my expertise is just fantastic

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My desktop screen

10/9/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

It has been a while since last time I posted my screen, here they are two of them

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1 on LinkedIn

10/6/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

Last week of LinkedIn activity paid off, 15 people checked out my profile during last week, I have to admit though that not all of them are welcome.

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Moheddin VS Addeen VS Amdeen

10/6/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

I am going to change my name, it is a chance I am having now after 5 years of living in the states.

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New certificates wave

10/4/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

After settling down in North Chicago area for few months now, I am thinking of getting back to one old hobby I used to develop two years ago.
It is hunting certificates, Microsoft Office Specialist Certificates.

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4th daughter

8/31/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

Around 1PM, my 4th daughter (Adyan) was born in St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates, IL, almost 9 pounds. And life is not going to be the same.

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Pagination in Excel 2003 when showing more than 65,536 rows

8/29/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

I have been busy these days in a very interesting concept. The system we are building is limited to Excel2003 only, and cannot be moved (yet) to Excel2007 or later.

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Long time no see

8/20/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

It has been almost two months since my site stop functioning correctly
Here are the details
I landed on new job position in Chicago, IL on May 9th, that have to take a trip to IL by May 6th.

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Austin fastest growing in US

5/2/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

Austin is the fastest growing city in US in 2011
http://realestate.yahoo.com/promo/americas-fastest-growing-cities-2012.html

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Adding PHP+Wordpress on 1st Server

4/6/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

After few days of setting it up, I now have Microsoft SQL database along with MySQL database and PHP.
I needed also to install WordPress, which I installed few hours ago.
I have these sites now on my own server:

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1st Own Server database

4/2/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

After few hours of digging and playing, I managed to run the SQL Server 2008 on my 1st Server.

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Excel VBA 2011 for Mac

3/25/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

This is the first project I got to work in Excel 2011 for Mac.
I knew I had to do something there someday, and here it is.
The project called "Macrijan" and it is for "Intillijury", I need to either buy a Mac with Excel2011 or Install Mac as Virtual machine.

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My VBA function lib online

3/16/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

I started these days uploading my own VBA function lib to my website.
You can find them by search for VBA function

Update 2018-12-31: All library has been moved to BoldCOdes


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1st own Server

3/13/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

Finally...!
I did it, I have now my own server, that is online, expandable to multiple sites, fast, and linked to certain IP.
It took me around two months (actually around 36 real hours) of trial and error attempts to work around the limitation of my ISP, with help from some online resources.

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Car crash accross street

3/11/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

Just when we were sitting around 9PM, we heard some crash noise, it turns that we had a car crashing across the street.

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My Night Owl eats my Early Bird every morning

2/28/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

It is as always had been. I am struggling to stay on track for few days as (Early bird).
I keep switch to (Night owl) after few days.

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AVID class 2011 Murchison Middle School

2/21/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

From David Scott Faris on Vimeo.
Ms. Wilson's 8th grade students explain the structure and importance of the Murchison Middle School AVID curriculum.

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Sometimes bad news are actually good (VB6 on Win8)

2/17/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

Windows 8 will support VB6 (As this article 6 on 8? Will VB6 be supported on Windows 8? Yep (mostly)! says).

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What a shock, Whitney !!

2/12/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

It is quite a shock, Whitney Houston has died today.
We will always love you

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Cactus book - second edition

1/29/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

Been busy these days with my dad, working on his second edition cactus book.
My father (Adnan) wrote a book on 1982 about Cactus, his passion, it was the first Arabic book about Cactus in Middle East.

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Afnan's school - No Place for Hate

1/28/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

Afnan's school is on TV with Afnan's class

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I3 position termination

1/26/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

After 4 years of working in Austin, TX, and 2 years in Baghdad, Iraq.
Ideal Innovations Inc. has terminated my position.

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My Old Games lib

1/26/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

I just love these games, old but interesting and joyful

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Faster SQL

1/25/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

After few months of working in ANmars.com (also ANmar.us) I notice that the home page is kind of slow.
So I give it a thought and decided to go a head and update my SQL commands in the home page only to be faster.

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XL f(x)s in Wordpress

1/22/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

I have to do it. And I did.
After few years of pushing the CMS away from me, I finally joined it.
Created the website XL f(x)s (I already had the domain for a while now) using WordPress, and did some updates.

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My site statistics

1/20/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

Update 2019-01-01: All these have bee nremoved as of today, will update once they are back in the new location.


Up to now, I have on my website:

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Love my Highlander

1/18/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

I have to write about my Highlander Hybrid 2006, I really enjoy the technology. It is not that much less use as expected (Gives me now 24.7 MPG) in total average.

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Very funny ad, watch to the end

1/12/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

This is the ad that I would lough on for a while

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New design for my business cards

1/10/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

It has been a while since I created new business card, it looks like I wanted to use the ones I already have here, anyways, I created new one here.

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NirSoft a new set of helpful small utilities

1/9/2012 by ANmar Amdeen

I just love these tiny applications, I always loved them, they are so powerful and in the same time small and quick.
They are focusing on one thing and they do it very well.

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