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Me and books lately; becoming a reading addict.

Hello guys and girls!!

   I hope you’re enjoying Ramadan and making the most of it (if you’re a Muslim of course, if you’re not, Ramadan is our fasting month :)).

   If you’ve noticed, since Ramadan started, I’ve been away most of the time. I’m trying to make the most out of this month. However, since I’m not a TV person, I hate current TV series (Except for Burn Notice and catching up on Hawaii Five-0) and I’ve been trying to stay away from useless music (I know, I’ve been listening to music but the explanation is coming…).

    So for fun, I’ve decided to read books that interest me. I made a research for what kind of books I should be reading to use what’s left of my spare time. In addition to my love for everything supernatural, paranormal, fantasy and Sci-Fi, I’ve found a new interest, young adult.

     With that being said, I’m referring to YA (an abbreviation to Young Adult genre, in case you were wondering what it means.) that is also a paranormal or fantasy, containing ghosts, vampires, souls or/and my latest crush, Revenants. I’ve been known to my friends that I hate romance, but some of it doesn’t hurt as long as it’s not between two humans… just a point of view.

     Anyways, I’m informing you because you might notice that my Tumblr blog has been turning into a review blog for books I read. I don’t know if I’m going to end up changing it into a book blog or something, but for now, with seniors ahead of me, I’m leaving as it is. I’ll share random things I like which I think are worth giving a look too.

     Just as a note, most of the books I’m reading or I read are in ePub formats (eBooks) the rest are audiobooks. Why is that you ask? I can happily tell you that it’s not because I don’t like real books but because the new books and in the language I’m reading (English) aren’t available in my city!! So, most of the books I read are either gifted to me by my friends online or me getting them off torrents. I’ve been considering getting an eReader but guess what? It’s not available here either, I doubt if it’s even available in the country!! >_<”. If you’re in a place where B&N’s Nook Color or Kobo’s eReader Touch are sold and you want to help get one (I’ll send you the money of course) let me know :), you’ll be doing me a huge favor.

    Regarding the music I’ve been listening to, it’s from the books that I read. Basically each book has its playlist that inspired the author :).

That’s it!

     If you want to check my reads, reviews or add me, I’m at Goodreads all the time updating my progress and books with my phone.

Have a nice day/evening 🙂


Me and my life, Other

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,700 times in 2010. That’s about 14 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 10 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 235 posts. There were 79 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 3mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was August 14th with 64 views. The most popular post that day was Review: Brightkite.


Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for kate winslet, titanic, kate winslet titanic, titanic le film, and randanet.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Review: Brightkite August 2010


Titanic May 2008


Review: The All New Ovi Mail By Nokia June 2010


Penzu: كتابة المذكرات و حمايتها May 2010


About me January 2008

So thank you guys soooo much and I hope this year I’ll be able to keep this rythm or even more!



Diary, Me and my life, Technology

Me and the two past weeks :)

I missed youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu !!!!!!!!

I’m so exited as I’m not just done with exams but I also just received my WiFi at this very moment  (It’s 1:20 pm right now XD) !!!

Well, What’s up?? This week was the longest and the worst week I’ve ever had 😦 !!! It was boring and stupid and since without any internet you can guess how I felt T_T

Actually, as I’m writing this, I don’t have internet; my father went to bring the modem and stuff…

Now it’s only a month and I’ll have our summer vacation :D, hopefully everything will go well and no disasters happen :s (like last summer 😦 )


Loool, you must forgive my stupidity as I had no internet for almost two weeks now and no credit in  my phone to check everything !!!

Damn! Life is so hard without internet, I felt like my other part, actually all of me died. I kept playing the same game “Uno” on my phone over and over and over… The battery didn’t stand an hour!!!

I feel like I was ill and sick and now I’m actually breathing 😀

Except, I have tests next week…. >_< but it’s okay. I learnt a bunch of things from the past two weeks including anger and anxiety can be controlled by many ways, the most important one, for me of course that worked like a charm, reading Quran. I can’t tell how relaxed I feel, after one year of suffering from anger, high blood pressure, stomach ill and anxiety I finally feel peaceful 🙂

I always say: “We make who we are” ;D <<< I’m getting smarter !!! ^_^

Update: I wouldn’t be able to install the WiFi and use it if my bestie Nacer didn’t help me ^.^ So thank you so much and God bless you ❤

See you soon


Diary, Me and my life, Other, Technology

Welcome to the new Randa’s world

Hello and welcome !

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I missed blogging and specially designing which I stopped doing from last summer because of the problems I had, God bless us. However, I’ve made some decisions,of course with God’s will, that I’ll blog much more and make more educational videos and I started doing those things this week because I’m in vacation and it’s better to do good things in it than staying and sleeping all day 😉 .

I redesigned my website keeping the main structure and just changing the colors and the header 🙂 . I also played a bit with the theme’s CSS for future changes,maybe.

This might be weird, but changing the theme, opening Photoshop again since more than 9 months to really design and not just to edit some pictures is the best feeling I’ve ever had !!!

So, I designed a new header, new picture, new background for my PC and the one which is in the top of this article and I’m so proud of the results. Just to let you know, I’ve made everything by myself  in those designs except for the girl in the picture, the desktop wall and the design up here ( I don’t know how to draw like this in Photoshop 😦 but I want to learn it 🙂 ) .

Finally, I hope in the year, a more healthier, peaceful life with our loved ones. I also wish to learn a lot more about designing and CSS which are my life !

And of course, to not let you down here’s a MeToday video 😀 :

Take Care,


Other, Technology

What is happening to our email accounts ?

Hi guys!

I know I haven’t been on my blog for a while, because of school (which is another story, soon to be told 😛 ), but I still get updated on my phone. So, to get to the other side ( Twilight quote 😉 😀 LoL ), well, I mean to the point.

I’m going to talk about the latest phishing scams on our email account, which I happen to be a victim of , but it’s resolved just this second !!!! 😀

What’s going on ?!

Well, some people’s email accounts’ passwords have been published to the net, with the usernames and everything ! So, if you’re affected, what’s gonna happen is; as an example, let’s say that you were surfing the web, suddenly you find my email address an a blog post with the username and password to access it, you’ll access it ( if you’re a hacker or just curious 😛 ) and you’ll start messing up with my things !

That’s what will happen once you’re email’s password is exposed.

Which email providers have been affected ?

Unfortunately, all email providers have been affected :(, these are quotes from what they wrote on their blogs (Hotmail, Yahoo!Mail then Gmail) :

As of 3pm PT: We want to provide a quick update, that as a result of our investigation we are taking measures to block access to all of the accounts that were exposed and have resources in place to help those users reclaim their accounts.

If you believe your information was documented on the illegal list, please fill out the following form to reclaim access to your account.

Over the weekend Microsoft learned that several thousand Windows Live Hotmail customers’ credentials were exposed on a third-party site due to a likely phishing scheme. Upon learning of the issue, we immediately requested that the credentials be removed and launched an investigation to determine the impact to customers. As part of that investigation, we determined that this was not a breach of internal Microsoft data and initiated our standard process of working to help customers regain control of their accounts.

Phishing is an industry-wide problem and Microsoft is committed to helping consumers have a safe, secure and positive online experience. Our guidance to customers is to exercise extreme caution when opening unsolicited attachments and links from both known and unknown sources, and that they install and regularly update their anti-virus software.”  If you believe you’ve been a victim of a phishing scheme, it’s very important that you update your account information and change your password as soon as possible. More information on what to do is available on this page at our support community.

Microsoft recommends customers use the following protective security measures:

  • Renew their passwords for Windows Live IDs every 90 days
  • For administrators, make sure you approve and authenticate only users that you know and can verify credentials
  • As phishing sites can also pose additional threats, please install and keep anti-virus software up to date


Keeping you safe while you’re online is a top priority for us here at Yahoo!. One important part of your online safety is making sure that nobody else can access your Yahoo! Mail account without your permission, and the best way to do that is to make sure you choose a good password and make sure nobody else knows it or can easily guess it.

I know it can feel like a pain typing out a more detailed password, but none of us want to make it any easier for the bad guys.

My top advice is to be mindful of any Web page that requests your Yahoo! password. The #1 way people get their passwords stolen is by typing them into lookalike “phishing” web sites, pages that pretend to be Yahoo! or another trusted Web site but actually are run by the bad guys. Scrutinize carefully any page that requests your Yahoo! password. In addition:

Here are a few more tips to help keep you safe online:

  • Don’t use the same password on multiple sites. Your Yahoo! Mail account is important to you, so it deserves its own password. That way, if the unthinkable happens on another site, at least your Yahoo! mailbox remains secure.
  • Never send your password over email. Yahoo! will never request your password from you in an e-mail; if you ever receive such a request, you should treat it as fraud. Do not pass “Go!” Instead immediately click the “Spam” button on that message.
  • Protect yourself with a virus scanner. Another way passwords get stolen is from a virus that records your keystrokes. Don’t give the bad guys that option: There are a number of anti-virus companies that offer free versions or trial offers, including (in no particular order and with no specific endorsement implied) ,,, and

Unfortunately there is no silver bullet against these criminals and con-men, but hopefully these tips will help us all keep the bad guys at bay.


As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind you about smart password practices. Help ensure you’re protecting your computer, website, and personal information by checking out our security series on the Google blog or visiting
Phishing, a topic that’s been in the news, is unfortunately a common way for hackers to trick you into sharing personal information like your account password. If you suspect you’ve been a victim of a phishing attack, we recommend you immediately change your password, update the security question and secondary address on your account, and make sure you’re using a modern browser with anti-phishing protection turned on. Keep an eye out for the phishing warning Gmail adds to suspicious messages, and be sure to review these tips on how to avoid getting hooked.
Creating a new password is often one of the first recommendations you hear when trouble occurs. Even a great password can’t keep you from being scammed, but setting one that’s memorable for you and that’s hard for others to guess is a smart security practice since weak passwords can be easily guessed. Below are a few common problems we’ve seen in the past and suggestions for making your passwords stronger.

How do I protect my email account from this danger ?

If you’re like me, getting your email hacked or scammed is a nightmare :(, you’ll lose the work of years and years !!! You’ll never be able to get it back ; your contacts, emails (including important ones for work or just emails you keep as a souvenir or some photos…etc), your calendar, and so on.

That’s why I have some tips on how you’ll be able to protect your email account ( and not just your email, but also any account on the web ! ).

  • Don’t give your username and password to anyone ! Specially third party applications, unless you’re sure about what you’re doing, this way YOU take the blame.
  • Change your password constantly, as an example every week.
  • Create a strong, long password of a mixed combination of numbers,symbols and letters.
  • Last and not least, if you feel that you’ve been scammed in a way or another, contact your email provider from its help section.

I hope this helps you a bit :). If you have any questions or comments, just let me know ;).

See you soon,