Posted by Beshoy Girgis | Posted in Personal | Posted on 13-03-1985
You’ve just found my résumé and blog. I’ve learned that there’s nothing greater I can do but to pass on the wealth of knowledge which God has provided me. I hope to have the time in the near future to begin posting tutorials on how to do the everything from programming to photography to graphic design!
I love photography because it’s my way of “capturing God’s beauty”; programming is my way of taking a VERY small step into God’s shoes — and seeing what it’s like to create something that serves a purpose; and graphic design allows me to express the beauty that God’s placed in my mind and make it available for others to see.
I’ve had a blessed life and God’s been right here with me every step of the way. I’m married to the woman of my dreams and am the father of the most precious little boy — named Toma. This is truly the most exciting time of my life and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for my family and I in the future.
I’m sure you’re eager to find out more so go on, click one of the links above to see my résumé and portfolio or see below for things I’ve blogging about.
Posted by Beshoy Girgis | Posted in Nerdy, Personal | Posted on 14-11-2013
My laptop has been having issues going to sleep when I close the clamshell. Hours of research has shown that this is a known problem with OSX and has even been deemed a “feature”. Feature or not, in my attempts to get the laptop to go to sleep, I noticed that when it falls asleep and then wakes back up, it forcefully disconnects my connected drives. By the time I realized it, it was too late and the partitions wouldn’t mount. My jaw dropped as I realized six terabytes of data had just been…. l.o.s.t….. s…i…x……. terabytes!
My focus now went from the lack of going to sleep issue to restoring my lost data. Googling lead to various applications such as DiskWarrior and SpinRite ( Windows only.. ). I tried so many things but nothing seemed to get it working.
Out of my frustration, I decided to hit repair ( which I had done before, to no avail ). It finished and failed, so I did it again… and again… and again.. ( I was determined to make Disk Utility fix the problem )…. and again.. and again.. and…. what???? SUCCESS??!?!?!?!?!! I mounted the partition… looked all around, it’s all there!
I thought “this could be a fluke.” As any software engineer knows, get it to happen twice or it didn’t happen at all — so I moved onto my second “damaged” drive. Several “repairs” later, another success!
I’m not sure if this will always work but out of two attempts, it worked 100% of the time. I hope this helps someone out there! Losing data is one of my worst nightmares. So many photos, videos, backups of so many things. Sheesh — the shear thought of it gives me the heebee jeebees!
Posted by Beshoy Girgis | Posted in Nerdy | Posted on 25-07-2013
I’ve recently rooted my S4 and am re-installing all the applications I had previously installed. One of those applications is Google Analytics and I saw that it had been revamped since I last used it.
I pulled up my blog’s analytics and found some interesting keywords for my blog:
- sendmail -bv user unknow
- (intitile: ~resume or inurl:~resume or intitle: ~CV or inurl:~CV) (c# or “c#.net”) (“asp.net” or dotnet or “.net” or “vb.net”) (developer or develop or programmer or programming) (usa) -job -jobs -submit -apply -career -careers -phd -ph.d
- gentoo keep system up to date
- grep a ton of files
- how to make grep faster
- how to modify msgid in sendmail
- make grep faster
- new user approve, wordpress multi user
Looking through that list I guess grep needs to be a little faster, Gentoo needs to figure out how to autoupdate, WordPress needs better MU/MS support and last but definitely not the least — the second item in the list.
I tried Googling it hoping it’d return the prefect set of resumes but no. I’m not quite sure what format that is — it almost looked like Google’s search filters but I’m at a loss. Anyone have any ideas?
Posted by Beshoy Girgis | Posted in Nerdy | Posted on 01-12-2012
I occasionally run into the issue of needing to place something on top of a YouTube or in the case of a project I’m currently working on, Vimeo. The embed code is an iframe and trying what I’d tried for Youtube doesn’t work ( append to the url ?wmode=transparent or if there are already parameters being passed, &wmode=transparent ).
The solution turned out to be very close, adding a parameter to the iframe tag itself wmode=”opaque” and then *important:* make the parent element as well as the element that needs to be above the video “position: relative;”
without the position: relative; the wmode won’t work so make sure you add that!
p.s. — it turns out that wmode=”opaque” is the default for vimeo so all you need to do is the position: relative; bit.