Update: unavailable until friday aug 7,09


Posted by Hafed | Posted in personal | Posted on 30-07-2009

I promised a great deal of people copies of MouliForms. Unfortunately, I had to travel to Algeria for family reasons and I am unable to have access to the internet for obvious reasons: very slow connections to no connections at all. I spent the last two days just to get this post through.  My apologies …

Happy new year-2009


Posted by Hafed | Posted in personal | Posted on 31-12-2008

The end of the year 2008 is fast approaching so it is time for me to comment on what happened, good or bad, this last year.

First of all, I participated in a wonderful Oracle migration project which took most of the year to complete. I have been doing quite some programing with Java, Oracle forms and PL/SQL. In addition, I had to fix a number of issues with our application. This blog has been updated quite regularly with the issues and solutions I have put in place. I hope to continue doing that in the coming year.

Quite notably, I was able to design MouliForms and a number of javabeans. It has been an interesting journey and the best part is the team I worked with. They have been very helpful, competent and nice to work with.

The year 2008 started very well as far as I am concerned. I was teaching Oracle Forms and Designer to two groups of extremely talented students. I had fun teaching evenings even though I was also working full time during the day too.

Unfortunately, 2008 ended on a sorry note, at least for now :). Right after getting an excellent evaluation from my students, I was let go as a lecturer.

While I thought this was just a passing annoyance, my contract in my current work got cancelled on christmas eve right before the holidays.

Well, when things start to go wrong, you can’t help it but pause, reflect and then move on. What can you do?

I know things will improve. After the rain, there is always sunshine.

Finally I would like to wish everyone a healthy, joyful and very productive 2009.

Blog was down for two days


Posted by Hafed Benteftifa | Posted in personal | Posted on 17-04-2008

The website got hacked during the week-end. Some silly morrocan jerks deleted the files from the server. I had to restore from backup.

Really don’t understand the motives for doing this (apart for phishing-keylogging etc…) but this jerk can’t even use HTML.

Anyway, just wasted a couple of hours for nothing.

Web 2.0 3.0 and on: the chinese and indian future for all of us


Posted by Hafed | Posted in personal | Posted on 27-11-2006

Lately, I have come across some very interesting websites, the so called web 2.o generation, with some of them originating in india. A typical example is zoho crm, which I am now testing for my own use and can already say it is an impressive piece of work.

This brings me to the latest statement by Former World Bank chief James Wolfensohn, see http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061126/wl_asia_afp/australiachinaindiaeconomygrowth, in which he is envisioning a future dominated by India and China. This is to be expected given the current drive these two countries are giving to manufacturing and software development.

To be checked …

Chili at 5:00 in the morning


Posted by Hafed | Posted in personal | Posted on 31-03-2006

Unbelievable, but this is a first for me. Today, we had a pot luck at work and I had chili at 5:00 in the morning. Very strange but my stomach is still not saying anything :)

Anyway, that was a really good way of celebrating the coming of spring and the food was excellent with people bringing specialties from around the world.