We can’t shake hands but you can say hi !

 Whenever  you appear online facebook,or msn,and there are  friends on the other side online  ,greet them,because they can see you too .Like gifts ,greeting   brings warmth to a friend’s heart.Greeting  is cheap ,it wouldn’t cost you  a penny ,on the contrary you will gain a lot;your friends’ admiration  and respect.

Even  if you’re in a hurry ,and you just log in to check your emails ,  you can stop what you’re doing  for a  minute and say  “hi” ,and to spare yourself  a long conversation ,use the following expression ‘I just wanted to say hi”,he/she will get the hint.


What if  you’re busy talking to a friend , and another one appears  on the stage? Well, don’t say ” Im busy ” because it’ looks like you’re avoiding him /her for one reason or another , that’s why  you ‘d better say” I’ m sorry I’ m taking to a friend , I  can’t talk to you right now ,may be another time or I will be with you in few minutes.Make sure you use the sweetest words to not offend him/her.Most importantly,never make a fool of your friend by telling him/her ” I need to make a phone call  ,be right back,or you have a phone call to take ” then never show up for the whole day while he/she is waiting for godot .


It’s virtual,but people in it are flesh and blood and when they come to virtual they carry with them the same feelings ,attitudes perceptions and reactions they have in real life. We feel sad and confused when a friend appeared online but  ignores us or  doesn’t ruturn our greeting ,in the same way we get hurt when  we come cross  a  close  friend in the shopping centre and passes  by without saying hi.I f you don’t feel like talking to someone on your friend list just be fair to him/her and delete him/her .



I sort of think that GREETING has a vital  part to play in human relationships,and animal as well;ants for example , greet each others when they meet.It’s a gesture of communication.It’s our genuine way to  make our presence known  to each other, and to show attention either through a wide smile,simple kiss,a hand shake or a hug and in virtual we can do all  this thanks to emoticons .


power of greeting

-It feels really good to know that although your friends were busy they stopped to say hi.It matters you are there.

 -Muslims all over the world use the Islamic form of greeting, “Assalamu alaikum”, which means peace be to you. Thus, when two Muslims meet who are total strangers to each other, the moment they use this greeting, they immediately feel that they have common grounds, even when they do not speak each other’s languages.

 The rule in Islam is that when we are offered a greeting, we return it with a better one, or with its equal at least. God orders in the Qur’an:

“When a greeting is offered you, answer it with an even better greeting, or (at least) with its like. God keeps count of all things.”
[Surah an-Nur; 4: 86]

Greeting in English


  1. Hello!
  2. How are you?
  3. How are you doing?
  4. How is everything?
  5. How’s everything going?
  6. How have you been keeping?
  7. I trust that everything is well.

General greetings (Informal)

  1. Hi.
  2. What’s up?
  3. Good to see you.
  4. How are things (with you)?
  5. How’s it going?
  6. How’s life been treating you?

Greeting a person you haven’t seen for a long time (Formal)

  1. It has been a long time.
  2. It’s been too long.
  3. What have you been up to all these years?
  4. It’s always a pleasure to see you.
  5. How long has it been?
  6. I’m so happy to see you again.

Greeting a person you haven’t seen for a long time (Informal)

  • How come I never see you?
  • It’s been such a long time.



Are Password hackers great fun of the pirates of the caribbean?

Did you watch Pirates  of the caribbean?  I bet  you did and more than one time  .Pirates are charming ,let alone when  impersonated by Jhonny depp  and Orlando Bloom.They have always  fascinated us.
But, has  it ever crossed  your mind  that you  can be a part of it ? You must think it’s a far-fetched dream.It’s not ! thanks to Mr Password Hacker.Well, you might not love the role of a hostage but at least it keeps you close to pirates’ world,the only difference is that Mr Password Hacker is not as bewitching as Orlando Bloom.No one knows what he looks like or knows  his real name as he has many like black hat or white hat.It looks like hackers love hats .Well, that can be a good  thread  leading  to them; hat lovers are hackers.When making a research on password hacking ,I found out that hackers call themselves “White Hat” because they hack for defensive purposes.
                Hacking is  the weapon of  employees who had been fired .Since shooting is a crime,the only way they can  get revenge on their boss is to hack his  password and blackmail  him.
Pirates  and Hackers  have the same mission ,both are determined to destroy a security system ;the former of a vessel,the latter of a computer. And both have  destructive weapons.Pirates use cannon,swivel guns while Hackers  utilize sophisticated ones including dictionary attack,hybrid attack, and brute force attack.Jack sparrow would be bewildered if he hears that.
Dictionary attack:
Hackers will try every word from the dictionary as a password.This weapon is good as it doesn’t take much time .
Hybrid attack
It  is a mixture of a brute force attack and dictionay attack.The hacker adds a couple of numbers to the end of each dictionary word.
I must say that Hackers are hard working  ,some  burn the night oil to steal our password while we ‘re sleeping,this might explain why some refer to a hacker as a clever programmer.
You might wonder how you can combat them,well there are some tools ,simple ones but they work.
1-Never stuck your password to your mirror or under your treasure chest.
2-Think of strong password that can never come cross a living soul  mind but you.
3-Change your password monthly.
4-Use an Anti-virus program, and it’s advisable to use a reside virus checker that provides a full-time protection to your computer because free web -based programme detects virus unless you are on line and at the manufacture’s web site.
Happy reading 🙂