Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Muscatis Blog Fifth Anniversary

My first post on this blog was March 30th, 2004, the day I finished the course work for the MSc in Business Information Technology Systems (BITS) at the University of Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow. It was going to be a diary as I search for a dissertation topic, find an supervisor and complete my MSc. It didn't work out that way. I didn't post again on the blog except one time on June 19th. Finally on July 29th, 2004 the blog was reborn as a shared blog between the two of us and it took off from there.

It's like March 30th was the malka and the wedding itself didn't take place till July 29th, so which of the two dates should be the anniversary? If you ask Um Faisal, I bet she'll say it's the latter :)

5 years of blogging. Wow.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Omantel vs Ali Al Zuwaidi

Links:

1) My original post from September on Article 61 of the telecom law which makes owners and moderators of websites responsible for the content published on their sites and how it was being used to prosecute a moderator (Ali Al Zuwaidi from Sablat Oman).

2) MyITLawyer's blog post yesterday on the progress of Al Zuwaidi's trial.

3) The public prosecutor's reminder to the public about Article 61, which incidentally covers all electronic communication, even SMS. (Arabic)

4) An Omani writer finally speaks up on the case in an opinion column in yesterday's Al Shabiba newspaper, and ends with asking "where is the Omani Writer's Association" in the middle of all this? (Arabic).

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Twitter

I lost my blogging momentum. Is it because I have nothing to write, or is it because I'm more active on Twitter?

I added the Twitter widget to the blog so you can read my last 5 tweets. Or you can just follow me on Twitter. It's addictive.