Zaki Fawaz — December 8, 2010, 9:35 am


I have seen many changes in my writing style over the months as I learned to take different approaches. Some of these approaches worked while others did not work at all. I found that writing the essay first was the most helpful while taking breaks every 10 minutes to reread what I wrote. I found this to be the one best ways for me to write by forcing myself to take my time. Even though I have a learning disability that makes it much harder for me to get my work done. Taking these breaks helped me realize what I was writing. Sometimes it was easier for me to write an out line about what I was going to write depending on the lesson. I have also learned that using pictures while writing helped me remind myself what I was writing about. The most difficult essay to write about was Reggie Bush, and I do not find football to be all that interesting. Therefore I am not as knowledgeable about the sport as I am now, but writing a summary is usually a test of comprehension.

Zaki Fawaz — November 22, 2010, 8:56 am

Electric mountain bike concept

The idea of building an electric mountain bike without the use of a chain could work very well. I have thought over the few years on this idea and how it could become a reality. Mountain bike suspension have become much better of the years by improving efficiency by over 150 percent or greater. Sticking to one of the efficient designs for rear suspension is a wise choice. Having a electric motor with super conductors would make for a mini dirt bike experience. Either wheel could have the motor built into it that can be the front, rear, or both for all wheel drive.

Zaki Fawaz — November 10, 2010, 9:34 am


Linux a free operating system for anyone to use on their computer ranging from cell phones to high end computers. The operating system was first developed by Linus Torvalds and a few of his friends that worked together for a few years. As they did not know Linux would become a huge success all over the world, and this was a risk they were taking. Over time the Linux community grew bigger and bigger and has gained much support over the past years. One of the oldest and best performing Linux distributions is Slackware Linux that started in 1991. It has become very stable and well designed with the latest and greatest for technology support.

The OS has become very versatile from playing games to using it for work everyday, and it is more secure than Microsoft Windows in many ways. It is harder for people to hack and install software that can steal information. Due to Microsoft’s dominance in the software world, projects for Linux have sprung up such as wine. This software allows for people to run window based programs on it; the massively popular online game World of Warcraft developed by Blizzard Entertainment Studios. The game can run on Linux using wine with little difficulty because of the clever programming performed.

Linux is also used by the military and businesses because of its performance when compared to windows. At times it can perform tasks faster than windows in less amount of time and support many computers at once. Some of the world’s fastest supercomputers use Linux for that purpose. When it comes to user friendliness windows has the upper advantage as it does most tasks for automatically with little effort making software incredibly easier to install. Installing a program on Linux is harder because you have to type the commands with more effort commanding it.

Linux will continue to evolve and become more user friendly as time goes on. People will continue to give their free time to help keep it free and make it better will small improvements.

Zaki Fawaz — November 1, 2010, 8:33 am

Wanted Men

Two attacks that were suppose to take place in Chicago, IL on two synagogues on a failed attempt by extremist Hassan al-Asiri. These bombs were found on airlines on the way to the U.S.A. to be a staged attack were found by United Arab Emirates and Britain. They contained PETN, in which this is part of the organic compound family of nitroglycerin, but only 6 grams are needed to make a hole in a fuselage of a aircraft. Hassan al-Asiri was also known to lure his brother in extreme Islam in suicide attempts, Abdullah, according to press accounts. Both brothers at a young age were not very religious and had regular teenage lives, but they were not religious until their brother Ali died in an car accident told by their sister.

Both brothers started exchanging video cassettes on Mujahedeen from Chechnya and Afghanistan, and became quite distant. Abdullah start going with his friends to attend preaching camps, and after a while Ibrahim was arrested in 2003 to kill himself in Iraq. There too was an attempt to end the prince’s life in Saudi Arabia in an interview with father who shed some light. The family was brought up in Al-Jazira east district of Riyadh, and they lived in Makkah for two years before moving back. Abdullah and Ibrahim wanted to go back to Madina before heading back to their family. Abdullah contacted his family to later inform them he and his brother were out of the country not saying where. No news showed up after a long time till both appeared on the media on the most wanted list revealing their picture and information.

Zaki Fawaz — October 25, 2010, 8:02 am

Living Mobile

Living mobile in homes is gain traction quickly due to their compact size and affordability. Mobile homes range from houses small as parking lots that are four stories high to RV homes that big as semi truck trailers. People nowadays like living in affordable places with their families to avoid the high costs of luxury homes that are so common in today’s market. Housing companies around the world are also looking for ways to have two people living in a subcompact cubic house, which is only 2.5 by 2.5 meters squared. These houses come complete with a TV, computer space, bathroom, two to three beds, sink and many more features. These houses have become so popular that people will either be living in them in the near future, or renting them for workers and college students.

Zaki Fawaz — October 20, 2010, 7:55 am

tablets computers

Tablet PC’s have come a long way in terms of design and ideas. The iPad or Elocity A7 for example are great tablets in design by being portable and easy to use. The iPad which Apple makes is a big hit as it allows people to use it just anywhere they go. Notes can be taken while in class with it and text books can be stored on it as well. People use them to surf the internet because they can have access where ever they go just by inserting a sim card. They can check their emails while on the run or at a cafe. Tablets have become great personal mini computers that be taken just about anywhere.

Zaki Fawaz — September 30, 2010, 10:39 pm

Bank Robbery

In Organ, a mother of two young children robbed a bank with over $1,300 leaving a note with instructions. The mother seemed desperate for the extra cash for unknown reasons. The note contained information what would happen to two kids if they called the police before 15 minutes. There was a 19 year old that accompanied her in the robbery as the getaway driver that drove in a minivan. The mother was rushing to pick up her kids and also bought them ice cream along the way. Finally cops where able to track her down at her house with witnesses that were able to describe the details. The mother and the assistant robber remain on bail of $50,000 in charge of first degree robbery and second degree theft.

Zaki Fawaz — September 20, 2010, 9:21 am

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan has failed a random drug test weeks after being released from court ordered-rehab. Even after Lindsay was released from rehab, she went back to using drugs and proved she could not stop her addiction. Authorities recently found out after doing a random drug test that she has not quit doing drugs. It has proven to be very difficult being a celebrity with the media constantly scrutinizing. Overall, Lindsay Lohan is just trying to get attention that could come at a price and lose many things, by gaining back a good reputation will take a considerable amount of time to prove she is able to act.

Zaki Fawaz — , 8:35 am

Ryan Sheckler

Ryan Sheckler, “skates hard, rarely bails, and has strong technical skateboarding skills.” As a very skilled skate boarder, he was able to perform highly complicated tricks that would take weeks of practice. At a very young age of 18 months old that was when he first stepped onto a skate board. Yet, he has obtained three Action Sports Tour awards three times during his life. Although Ryan Sheckler has been a great success in the sports industry; however, he still has yet to prove himself again that he can join the ranks of other topped ranked skate boarders around the world.

Zaki Fawaz — September 19, 2010, 12:03 am

Worst Paragraph Ever

Mountain biking trips are fun and danger with lots of wild life every wehere. haivng the right bike is mostly important depending on the type of terrain the person is going on, when they go on a long bike trip, they need the right gear and must stay portable as possible carry little wait. Some of da best biking trails are in canada and surprising iran has many biking trails as well. places where there is many land available  these two places off a ride range of conditons challenging many bikes so they need to be prepared.  carrying the ensential equipment will be most important part of the ride, usually people go in groups of 3 or more……..  either way the mountain biking trips are fun and enjoyable withe right people and gear anyone can go anywhere.