Quotes i won’t forget


here are some phrases i’ve heard from some people i’ve met, mainly in FCIS -my faculty-

“this is the learning curve in FCIS”

Mohamad Meshref…. (SDE Microsoft Redmond)

*that graph was somehow accurate -for me anyway-



Troubleshooting in ACM-ICPC Contest


i’ve participated in many contests as organizer, specifically in the technical stuff which is mainly two portions

  • The IDE which is mainly “eclipse
  • The contest communication tool which can’t be except “pc2”

and in the last contest i’ve participated in it’s technical preparations i faced a number of troubles

lets take them one by one

1.Teams don’t connect to the Server which is a Linux Machine

  • Solution : before you open the server edit the “pc2server” file and edit this line
  • java -Djava.security.policy=policy.ini $PC2CN $*
  • to be
  • java -Djava.rmi.server.hostname=”″ -Djava.security.policy=policy.ini $PC2CN $*
  • of course change the ip according to your server ip

and make this edit in all the executables you will run {team, board, judge…..}


So Far So Good !



i’m not going to write alot this time

i’m in a hurry as i’m getting ready for the practice session

where i should test all the evironment with a couple of problems

till now it’s good, and we are all encouraged

we’ve met with arabian ACMers ( most of them are egyptians :p )


the Contest is tomorrow 😀

we need all of you

pray to god to help us

and for those who want to watch the scoreboard live i think you can check it on the AAST web site -which i think is down bye now 😛 – or on the ACM-ANARC web site

get ur popcorn and pepsi and keep encouraging us 😀

and for those who don’t know our teams

we are Quadruples, 3 A + 1 and High Hopes


Thats it for now 🙂

i want to feel ur prayers in the contest 😀

cya soon……….. or may be not 😀