Tuesday, January 30, 2007

One of the Odds

Earlier today my mom called telling me she had a flat tire. I went there, told her to take my car and leave me dealing with her car. I was struggling with the tire when a police patrol parked in front of me then backed up to cover the near lane because the tire was facing the highway lane. He got out of the car, asked if I needed any help, I said yes (of course I need help, the lug nuts were jammed). He goes back to his car, takes a tool kit, comes back, opens the tire, takes out the spare tire, puts the flat tire in the trunk, mounts the spare tire, lowers the car, and politely says "Do you need anything else?", "No, thank you!" I replied with stupefied tone. "Have a great day." he replied, and off he went on his way.

Now I know for a fact this could happen to girls/women maybe but to a guy? I think it's quite odd. Don't you agree?

I guess he did all that in good will cuz I hate to think otherwise.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Unlucky

There's no way my luck is this bad. I've been itching to order Puma Taper SP but I had to postpone because I had some issues regarding my visa and had to deal with it today, and now that the problem is solved, the shoe is out of stock! I even checked the other colors I had in mind (black -or- yellow) but they were either out of stock or not my size! It's frustrating! :(

UPDATE #1: FINALLY! After two hours of web browsing I have found my size and guess what? *siiggghhhhhh* !!!1one..
Although it's not the color I really wanted but WTH, this color (black) is even better, it won't catch dirt as easy as the white and it goes with every color of clothing just fine.

I guess I'm not so unlucky after all. xD



UPDATE #2: No NO NOOO!!!
DECLINED!!1one...

Why?!!! :'(

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Maxtor | 7 to Zero Out Data Format



Regarding my Maxtor OneTouch external hard disk issue, turned out that the fan is making noises. The retailer couldn't fix it because it's complicated and for that reason he has to send it to the dealer who's located in UAE! Therefore it will be replaced with a new one because it's still under warranty and this one will get shipped. I have done a full zero out security format before handing it within the next few weeks when the new one is available.

Due to lack of blog material, I have archived the formatting process and I'm going to share it on here.

January 21, 2007:-

  • Backing up all data to my friend's My Book external hard drive. 170GB took 4 hours using FireWire 400 & USB 2.0. [link]


January 22, 2007:-

January 23, 2007:-

Format process duration: 12 Hours.
Packed and waiting to be exchanged.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Humiliation


MacBook Pro @ MacCity - Virgin
That's so wrong. :/

UPDATE: I KNOW IT'S POSSIBLE SO PLEASE SPARE ME THE "BOOT CAMP" AND "BEEN DONE BEFORE" COMMENTS.

WINDOWS ON MAC IS JUST WRONG !!!11one...

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Azaygig

Call it BSMS (Blog Short Message Service):-

Bader Al-Motawa: Fate has brought you to the wrong era. Thank you for your effort.

Ya'goub Al-Taher: I will always have respect for you. Hard luck.

Hussain Al-Mosawi: Good performance overall but you still have to improve yourself. Good luck.

Nawaf Al-Khaldi: Indecisive performance but I'm willing to keep believing in you.

Fahad Al-Fahad: It's about time you score. Come again? Your third international goal? Yeah, nice. What a striker.

Nawaf Al-Mutairi: Screw your attitude and "F" whoever considers you a football player. You F-ing disgust me.

Jarrah Al-Ateji: Your long plays and crosses suck, get over it and quit.

Fahad Awath: Giggs envy you. "F" NOT.

Waleed Ali: Get a grip, jerboa.

Mohammed Jraq: I don't know what's wrong with you. One minute you impress, the other you distress.

Mosaed Nada: Back to the sewer.

Hamad Al-Tayar: You're so slow, it takes you a light year to take action.

Fahad Al-Reshidi: You're good, but not good enough.

Ahmed Eedan: Simply, you suck!

Ahmed Al-Yousef: Till when?

And to all the rest, you're a disgrace to Kuwaiti football.

Keep On Cheating, You Fags!

Work is almost done. We've been observing midterms at school for two weeks now and I was assigned at the elders examination committee at Jeleeb Al-Sheyoukh. All of them are workers completing their high school grade to improve their social status at their jobs.

I wake up every morning and drive all the way to Jeleeb Al-Sheisse to watch those maniacs cheat like there's no tomorrow. I've seen all the methods of cheating out there. From cheat sheets to fullscap folios, from body tattoos/writings to open book and headsets. They even F-ing swap papers and change places! Even with all that, the retards never finish answering all questions! Two hours of cheating and you walk out leaving empty spaces? F-ing retards! Or something like this guy's answer:-

Q: "What's the largest planet in the solar system?"
A: "Moon"

THE FAG ANSWERS THE MOON IS THE LARGEST PLANET!!! IT'S NOT EVEN A F-ING PLANET!!!! EVEN WITH CHEATING YOU COULDN'T ANSWER SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS THIS? STUDY AND DON'T RELY ON CHEATING YOU STUPID @$$HOLE!!!

The stupid thing is we are not allowed to suspend anyone! Why? Because those "elders" are studying to improve their social status. If you want them to cheat then what the hell am I good for? Let me stay at home and have a peaceful sleep, leave them b@stards cheat and keep me out of it! No sir, they need us to make it look legit.

Anyhow, thank god it's over. There's no chance I'm accepting this task again although I can't do anything about it, it's obligatory once my name is sent. Wasta can do wonders I presume.

Enough Tags!

Tagged by Nonaw

-The First 4 Things you can see right now (in your eye lvl):

1- TV
2- Laptop
3- Shisha
4- Bengali


- If You think of the Word "LOVE" whats the first 3 Memories or ppl or anything that comes to your mind?
1- My father
2- My Mac
3- My niece


- If You Think Of The Word "HATE" whats the first 3 Memories or ppl or anything that comes to your mind?
1- My job
2- 3agad
3- My wrist injury


- Perfect romance spot?
- Anywhere quiet.


- If you can say one thing to some one you hate, that would be:
- I have no respect for you.


I tag elijah, EniGma, fayoora, Ms Loala

Monday, January 22, 2007

Web Designer | At Last

Back in December '06 I got a confirmation regarding my subscription to Web Designer magazine and finally after four months I have received my first copy.



However, this issue shouldn't be my first since I've subscripted last October and this issue is January's issue; issue No. 127, whereas issues 125 and 126 were supposed to be sent out to me but they never reached here.



Fortunately I have contacted the person who's responsible and I was told that those two issues were out of stock therefore my subscription will be extended to include two more issues.

It's all good although I really hated thinking that I've been e-robbed.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

I'm Joining the Police Force



I know this is just a concept for exhibitions but let's say it was for real, who in hell would be driving this car? The Minister of Interior, maybe?

Bushehr Reactor

The ultimate shisha "sallom" head.


- click for larger view -


Before you go on commenting; it's not mine.
I'm not THAT crazy to smoke this crack. :/

Saturday, January 20, 2007

They're Back!

Ok, now I'm really getting pissed off.


Friday @ 9am



Saturday @ 7am


I cannot sleep. :(

Friday, January 19, 2007

Gaucho Grill | Take Two

If my first experience was bad then this is the story closure for this restaurant; it sucks to the core.

Yesterday I was invited to The Gaucho Grill and I couldn't refuse. Me and my friends were meeting someone important and he chose the restaurant.

Once again with the waiter who comes holding a plate with steaks, he kept flipping them around with his bare hands describing what's this and what's that (mooch, looks like it's one of their mores). I ordered Caudril steak but the waiter said they don't have any, instead they have Ostrich meat as a non-fat steak! I don't want any ostrish!t steak! Give me my specific order or don't put it on the menu!

Anyways... There was nothing else to order so I had to be stuck with steak De Auncho, it has more fat than meat and I ended up eating two chunks only and left the plate untouched. Note that the food was also cold when delivered. And there's no need to talk about the bill.

Now the only good things in the restaurant are their Sun Burst drink and Argentinian spicy sauce served before you start ordering. Other than that I would never want to be caught dead in that restaurant.

Keep your cow coated chairs to yourself, I'm going to Badr Al-Budor.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

You HAVE To See This! xD

DISCLAIMER: DISTURBING IMAGE INCLUDED, CHECK IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Put yourself in this situation:-

You're really stressed, been driving all day long and at the end of your journey you had to refill your car with some gas. You drive in a gas station at midnight, no one else around but you, park your car, open the door, lift your head up and "OHHH SHYYYTTT!!!!11one...." you gasp! Not knowing whether to be scared or disgusted, no, better yet you chose to burst out laughing your head off and cracking up on the pavement near the gas pump! The gas station guy gives you that "w.t.f?" look from his cabinet window trying to figure out what the hell you're laughing about. You try to get a grip and hold yourself up, fill the car with gas while still tearing from laughter and go to pay up. The guy asks "Anything wrong out there?", trying to ease up the stomachache and stop laughing "You HAVE to see that yourself!" you reply and drive off. Still can't forget what you saw and want to make sure you never forget, you take a U-turn, go back in the gas station to take a picture of that scene. You see the gas station guy wobbling his way back to his cabinet laughing his @$$ off! Give him a :thumbs up:, take a picture of it, and go on your way.

Story behind that picture: This happened long ago before I started blogging and I found it while digging in my Nokia 6600 backup folder. I was in a gas station and this picture was on my side when I parked near the pump. You might recall that pic from PetroNet card ads. Some crazy fool intentionally stuck his gum onto the pic that way!!! xD

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Sebastian Deisler Retires From Football!



One of the world's finest playmakers and side midfield players has ended his career. Sebastian Deisler, German national and Bayern Munich football player, has retired from professional football due to serial injuries. He was injured four years ago and had gone through five surgeries in his right knee but he hasn't recovered.

"Injury-plagued Bayern and Germany midfielder Sebastian Deisler has announced his immediate retirement from professional football. The 27-year-old informed Munich general manager Uli Hoeneß of his decision on Monday evening, before going public with the news the following day." -- fcbayern.de



That really made me sad. :(

Compilation of the player in action: [link]

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Annoying Birds



This couple has been hanging out my window for several days now. They keep flying into the window making me unable to take a peaceful nap. I tried to scare them away but they keep getting back.

I'm thinking of leaving some poisoned food out the window.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Blazin' It

The Evil Forces have stricken once again with their blatant despotism, obvious authoritarianism, over tyranny, unashamed mind-totalitarianism, shameless autocracy, oppressive thoughts, and cruel methods of repression by impelling me to post a non-Mac-related topic, yet again.

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My car is fixed, it had a broken gear and worn-out clutches. Yesterday I took it out at 4pm. Although yesterday wasn't the perfect day to wash any car, I headed directly to the car wash because it was greasy from the outside and utterly filthy from the inside.



It runs smooth but there's a knock when shifting from 1st to 2nd. The mechanic told me not to worry since it will get back to normal once the transmission warms up a bit.

$$$: 220 KD + 3 months warranty.

I'm glad I got rid of the Mercedes-Pig. I know I wouldn't want to be caught dead in a junky car like that. :/


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Hope the Evil Forces are satisfied now. :P

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Review | Café Blanc

Due to external pressure I am compelled to post a non-Mac-related topic so here it goes...



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Yesterday me and a couple of friends had dinner at Café Blanc, Marina Crescent. Personally I don't like to try new restaurants but once I was told it's Lebanese food I accepted.

So off we went, sat inside because it was raining outside, skimmed the menu and started off with some random mazzeh (starters) and drinks. The tabbouleh and hummus were typically good, cheese rolls (?sambosak?) were very VERY tasty. I don't know about the drinks since I ordered regular coke but seems like my friends were pretty happy with their drinks.

Now for the main course we had a plate of random grills, that includes kebab, shesh-tawoq, and kofta. However, nothing was really good, acceptable maybe but not good compared to other Lebanese restaurants. The kabab was rubbery and could not be cut easily making me struggle to cut a piece. I wished for a carpet cutter or a chain saw to cut it!

Other than that everything was quite perfect, the environment was very calm and the service was great, the shisha was pretty nice in both looks and taste (picture on the right), and best of all was the bill. Let's just say I payed quarter what I payed at The Guacho Grill.


So there, hope this makes up for those who are putting me down with pressure. :P



UPDATE: Almost forgot...


THE HELL WITH SUSHI!
Good bless the troops of anti-sushism.

Friday, January 12, 2007

ModBook | Mac Tablet



Being a Mac user is just unique, but how to be even more unique?

OWC offers the best solution for core mobile users, the ModBook.

Based on the MacBook, this tablet has it all with more add-ons such as WACOM Penabled, integrated camera, and built-in GPS system.



- More pictures: [link]
- Source: [link]

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Obsessed with iPhone?

Sync THIS iPhone release countdown with any of your countdown widgets.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

News | Apple, Inc.

Apple Computer, Inc. is now known as Apple, Inc.

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1) Representing iPhone; A long awaited cellular has come to reality.



Technical Specifications:-
  • Screen size: 3.5 inches
  • Screen resolution: 320 by 480 at 160 ppi
  • Input method: Multi-touch
  • Operating system: OS X
  • Storage: 4GB or 8GB
  • GSM: Quad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)
  • Wireless data: Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0
  • Camera: 2.0 megapixels
  • Battery:
    - Up to 5 hours Talk / Video / Browsing
    - Up to 16 hours Audio playback
  • Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches / 115 x 61 x 11.6mm
  • Weight: 4.8 ounces / 135 grams


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    2) Apple TV; a gadget that will change your TV experience.



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    Also, "Watch Apple CEO Steve Jobs kick-off Macworld Conference & Expo 2007 with a keynote address from San Francisco's Moscone West." [link]

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    Can't wait to get my hands on the iPhone.

    Tuesday, January 09, 2007

    PB & MBP | Laser Carving



    There's nothing cooler than giving your MacBook Pro or PowerBook a unique and artistic touch, and in this case engraving its stainless steel cover would be just perfect.

    Now I've been seeing these engraved MBPs and PBs all over the net and I think it would look nice to get a tattoo for my PB but the question is where? And for how much? I guess jewelery shops would do it so I'll check there. If you have any idea of where to do it please let me know.

    Tagged, again and again...

    Tagged by fayoora & enigma

    Things that make me happy:

  • My car.
    ( can't wait to fix the transmission )


  • My Mac.


  • Watching German national team & Bayern Munich matches, best when they win.


  • Being able to eat what I want without getting fat.


  • Getting compliments about my height.


  • My nephews & best of all my niece.


  • Scoring after a long sprint in football.


  • Completing a vector/vexel.


  • Hanging out with friends.


  • Figuring out how to operate/fix something on my own.


  • Shooting rats.


  • Cloudy skies.


  • That's all I can think of at the moment.

    I tag elijah. This makes them 4, right? Cuz I lost count. :P

    Monday, January 08, 2007

    Randomness

    * My car repairing fees are approx. 250KD.
    = There goes the LCD down payment.


    * Been driving a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 200E and seems like everybody wants to run me off the road.
    = Foreigners of Arabian nationalities, I feel you.


    * My MAXTOR OneTouch ext. hard drive makes noises, it's still under warranty but I can't find its invoice --> Found it.
    = "Better Safe Than Sorry"


    * My Mac Starters Guide post has been updated. (PodTube)
    = Perfectionism at its best.

    Review | SPENCO Gel Insoles


    Today I passed by a couple of sport shops to get insoles for one of my shoes and I had a stop at Foot Locker at Marina Mall. The guy working there (he was wearing like a construction worker, btw) gave me a simple alternative to normal insoles, he pointed out SPENCO Performance Gel Insoles.

    When I tried them I felt like sleeping with my shoes on! Simply, they feel so comfortable. I got a pair of size 3 (fits 42/44 shoe size) so I can make sure they pad in my 45 shoes without any troubles.

    The nicest part is that they don't catch smell and they can be washed whenever necessary without any trouble.

    Price: 6KD
    Place: Foot Locker

    Sunday, January 07, 2007

    Snazzy iPod Shuffle Stickers


    Sick of your iPod Shuffle?
    Got worn out edges or a scratched surface?
    Then check this out. [link]


    * Through TUAW.com

    Friday, January 05, 2007

    Shifting on Blank

    My car's third gear is broken. It doesn't shift over second and it keeps shaking when I try to accelerate over 60kph. I know this will cost me KD150+ so F-it, operation LCD is on hold for the moment.

    Tuesday, January 02, 2007

    Define "3agad"

    To those who aren't familiar with the term "3agad", here's my own definition:-

    3agad(plural) |A(emphasis)-Gad| (singular: 3gaidi); Narrow-minded, uncivilized, intolerant, and arrogant people mostly of bedouin roots. Known for their filthy figure, utter lack of stylish outfits -OR- their trademarked grubby dishdashas and shmaqs.

    Synonyms: A bunch of 3AGAD; Bedouins, Bado, Brown-Necks informal: 9alab |Sa-Lab|, Geez, Geezan, Magyaz |Mag-Yaz|, Sha3biyat |Sha-A(emphasis)-Bey-Yat|, Jangal |Jan-Gal| Vernacular: Bidwan, Fox (originally FOLKS), Alman; People of Berlin | German, Germans, Dutchmen, Deutschmen, Danish |

    Antonym: 7ATHAR(plural) |Ha(emphasis)-Thar|, (singular: 7athari); Civilized people.

    Reference of 3agad looks: [link]