Kazak Ya Watan – كازك يا وطن

Shoo Hal Ayam will be playing live on Radio Al Balad 92.4 with Yousef Ghishan talking sarcastic sketches about poverty corruption,…, and the raise of prices.
you can also listen to the show on

شوهالآيام سوف تقدم عرضا على راديو البلد٩٢.٤ مع يوسف غيشان، يتخلل العرض سكيتشات ساخرة عن غلاء الأسعار والفساد. يمكن الإستماع للعرض على الموقع الآتي


if the site didn’t work with you, you can open the direct streaming url to your audio player (http://wma.str3am.com/ammannet)

Saturday 1st, March @ 20:00 (18:00 GMT).


Good Old sscanf

Working in PHP, all this time, and the big uses you find in regex, and all the string processing we need to, could make us forget our old friend that can easily solve a problem.
sscanf, do you remember it, well, for quite some time I didn’t, until I saw it in a random code I found online, so this post is a reminder that this function exists.
An example, if we have a date, lets say coming from a Mysql DB, (ofcourse you can use strtotime, but sometimes it has it’s limitations) and you want to get the year, month, day, hour, minutes, and seconds, and you have it in a string, you can parse it with some splits, but 1 call of sscanf can do the job.

$date = ‘2007-05-18 22:15:03’;
sscanf($date,‘%d-%d-%d %d:%d:%d’,$y,$m,$d,$h,$i,$s);

and thats all.