Juice Fasting Friday

I was raised in a Christian household. My parents taught me to abstain from meat each Friday. After I broke free from the religious institutions and starting looking for truth everywhere and in various ‘holy’ books, I stopped being rigid about any spiritual practice.

The Truth is not exclusive to any religion

Instead of fasting and abstaining from eating meat, I decided to juice fast on certain Fridays for health and spiritual reasons. I speak a lot about the fasting topic and its benefits in my “Introduction to Fasting” article.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – In Brief

What is OCD?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OCD in short, is a mental illness that causes people to have unwanted thoughts and to repeat a certain pattern of behavior over and over again.
Sometimes it is compared to a mental hiccup, where the ill person have an involuntary urge to do a certain action.

In OCD’s terms, the unwanted thoughts, images, feelings that occur over and over are known as “Obsessions” whereas the act of doing a certain action in order to dismiss a certain obsession is coined as “Compulsions”.

OCD is not a mental disease caused by the individual him/herself (for example due to weak personality or will power), instead it is a physical/medical brain disorder that causes problems in processing the information.

Though the person with OCD knows that his obsessions or compulsions make no sense, s/he, most of the times cannot control his/her urges to stop the thoughts. Continue reading

About “taking what’s not yours” and the five senses

In this article I will share with you my thoughts about not taking what’s not ours. I will also talk about how we are exposed to many circumstance, especially through our five senses, where we have to exercise our judgment and decide whether to “take” what is not ours or not.

Making a sound judgment pays us well on a karmic and spiritual level. Always follow the golden rule:

Do unto others what you want them to do unto you

Remember that every action you make in life always comes with a price: physical, psychological, emotional and a karmic price.Remember that what goes around comes around. Continue reading

How to capture and analyze HTTP/HTTPS from your smartphone or tablet using Fiddler

Hello,

In the previous article, I showed you how to capture traffic from WiFi devices. In this article, I will illustrate how to capture HTTP/HTTPS traffic using Fiddler.

This skill is very useful for web programmers or security engineers who want to debug their application or audit third party applications that use web services over an encrypted channel. Let’s get started! Continue reading

How to capture all network traffic going through your smartphone/tablet/laptop or other wireless devices

Hello,

In this blog post, I am going to show you how to record all inbound and outbound network traffic from a wireless device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc…).

People desire to capture traffic for many reasons, namely for/by:

  • Security Auditing and penetration testing
  • Programmers and testers
  • Application protocol analysis and recovery
  • etc…

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Introducing COMPEL: A command based interpreter and programming language

imageToday I open source and share with you my final year project called COMPEL for my Computer Science degree from the American University of Science and Technology in Lebanon.

I started the project back in early 2006 and worked on it for something close to 6 month while maintaining a part time job, freelance jobs and my part time studies.

Today, 8 years later, when looking back at the amount of work I did and the level of professionalism, I am still satisfied with the COMPEL project.

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Direction Key input

Hello Readers,

Today I am going to illustrate an input method where you can use for typing text and numbers using a device that has a limited set of physical keys. I call this input method “Direction Key input” or DKI in short.

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