Housam Ziad,

I am a Full-stack Engineer with an MSc in Software Engineering and a Bachelor in Linguistics. I started as a Web Designer in 1998 and started focusing on Web Development in 2008. Through my years of business experience, I learned a lot about Business Development, Marketing, Management, Entrepreneurship, and I worked on projects for big companies.

I am passionate about creating beautiful designs for print and for the web, and the happyness I pursue doing this.

My latest updates and blog posts

JavaScript Donut

April 22, 2021 in Development


How to install Apache, PHP and MySQL on Ubuntu 20.04

March 1, 2021 in Development


What If Your Grandmother Was The User?

June 1, 2020 in Design

Design Presentation

MAGE PHP MySQL Admin Panel Generator

May 4, 2020 in Development

Sign in

Python MAGE MySQL Admin Panel Generator

May 3, 2020 in Development

Server info

Winning Irish Socksociety Competition

April 9, 2020 in Awards

Galway Design

Simple Unique Avatar Generation Based on Text

March 19, 2020 in Software Engineering

Simple Unique Avatar Generation Based on Text

Raspberry Pi Station

March 17, 2020 in Software Engineering

Raspberry Pi Station

Doomsday Rule Algorithm

March 11, 2020 in Software Engineering

Doomsday Rule Algorithm

Classic Minesweeper Game for Today's Browsers

March 3, 2020 in Software Engineering


How To Count All Files in Directory From The Terminal

November 18, 2019 in Technology

Sometimes I need to copy directories using the terminal, and I wish to know how many files are there in them. For that, I use some terminal commands to show that piece of info.
If anybody is looking for these, here are the commands and their breakdown.

JavaScript Analog Clock

October 22, 2019 in Software Engineering

Analog Clock Thumbnail

Winning NASA Space Apps 2019 Challenge

October 20, 2019 in Awards


Chaos, Lullaby for The War

September 30, 2019 in Music


jQuery Animated Place Holders

September 20, 2019 in Software Engineering

Animated Placeholders

Do People Like Sequel Movies?

April 23, 2019 in Tools


Movie Info Finder

January 9, 2019 in Tools

Movie Info Finder

Simplest ToDo List

October 22, 2018 in Software Engineering

Todo List

Fix/Install PHP on macOS Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra

October 7, 2018 in Development

Update 2021-01-05: On Catalina: You only start from step 3 and skip step 6 because PHP7 is already installed.
Update 2018-10-18: The same method works with macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

Why designers hate Comic Sans font?

June 22, 2018 in Design

Comic Sans Tshirt

Photography Experiment

June 18, 2018 in Photography

Komamoto Tree

AI & the Smart Enterprise

June 8, 2018 in General

Smart Enterprise

LREC 2018

May 19, 2018 in Research

Our paper “Teanga: A Linked Data based platform for Natural Language Processing” was accepted for LREC 2018 conference, so I had to travel to Miyazaki, Japan to present my work on the platform.

Confused Developer

April 20, 2018 in Software Engineering

This is a script that shows different excuses used by developers when a bug shows up.

Teanga, a linked data based platform for NLP

April 19, 2018 in Research

Teanga Logo

Delete All Commit History in Github

November 30, 2017 in Technology

I was wondering if I can delete all commit history in Github, especially for those newly published projects that you commit six times to fix a comma in the README.md file.

The Pursuit of Happyness

November 24, 2017 in General


Markdown Cheatsheet

November 16, 2017 in Technology

Here is a short list (cheat sheet) for markdown for myself to remember how to do stuff with it.

Find large emails in your Gmail

November 16, 2017 in Technology

If your Gmail inbox is starting to run low on space, you may need to find those emails with big attachements hiding in your inbox.

Embed Dropbox images in your website

November 16, 2017 in Web Design

After you upload the photo to your Dropbox, copy the link to your clipboard, and change the last part of the URL from ?dl=0 to ?raw=1.

Floppy disk pen holder

September 14, 2017 in General

pen holder

Language, Data and Knowledge 2017 Conference

June 21, 2017 in Research

LDK 2017

The Basics of Search Engine Optimisation

November 12, 2016 in Technology

SEO Presentation

Design is Everything, Steve Harvey’s Card

December 24, 2015 in Design

unclear card

Design and Usability Basics

December 11, 2015 in Design

Design Presentation

High Resolution World Maps in EPS Format || خرائط العالم بدقة عالية وامتداد EPS

December 21, 2009 in Design

I collected in this post many options of world maps in EPS format, which enables the user to print them in high resolution.

What is PDF? || ما هو PDF؟

July 8, 2009 in Technology

Adobe PDF

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