Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Z 1 - Cat 0

I ran over a cat today while driving back home from work. At first I thought I had a flat tire but the car felt normal. I stopped instantly, got out of the car and saw blood stains on the passenger side tire and blood skid marks on the ground. I looked back to see a cat trying to kick life out of itself. Poor b@stard didn't die straightaway.

I didn't see it coming otherwise I would have tried to avoid it. I don't know what's the deal with street cats. They reproduce like rabbits, they dump their little ones, and they wander all day long.

Anyways, to pay my dept to the "kitteh society" I will post three amazing photographs of cats, hopefully they're not dead too.

*Goes to wash his car*

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Al Forno

Few days ago I had dinner at Al Forno restaurant in The Avenues and all I can say is "A DISGUSTING RIP-OFF!"

I'm not a fan of Italian food but my friends insisted on trying something new. We went in to find out that we're the only guests. We sat down and waited for almost 5 minutes to get the menus, note that we were the only ones there.

It was hard reading their main dishes' names so we started off ordering beverages. I got a drink called Venice, it tastes like Clairol Herbal Essence. Not that I've tasted one before but it tastes like the smell of that shampoo. Anyways.. You get the point. It wasn't that good either.

I don't take chances when it comes to food not to mention when I'm really hungry so I had to settle with something I'm familiar with hence I ordered normal spaghetti and both my friends ordered two types of pizzas. The food was cold, the spaghetti was tasteless and not cooked well, and pizzas taste like home-made pizza with their ultra-thin crust and rock-solid layer of cheese on top. Even their forks are hard to handle with their stupid twisted design (lefties would find it much easier to handle).

We didn't eat everything, we left the plates almost untouched and we ordered the check. The waiter comes with three Tequila shots cups full of lemon juice and the check on the side. I took a look to see "29.***KD"! WTH? Dinner for three, no one ate anything and we pay that? We started to complain about the food and service but no one gave a damn, in the end we had to pay. The waiter was embarrassed so he took off and never came back until we left.

"Allah edeem el ni3ma"
Goes to badr el-bdoor.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

New police patrols?

I was driving back home when two Dodge Chargers police patrols drove past me. I think they're R/T's too!

Goodbye BMW?

UPDATE: Yep, looks like it's for real. [link@W e ® 3 Y]

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Life Insurance

Sometimes you're on your own.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

One of the funniest internet-jokes


Sorry for being the nerd I am but this one made me burst out laughing... Only "techies" and those who are familiar with common web-coding will understand. If you don't get it don't bother asking because I won't explain since you probably won't get it even if I did.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Leopard ate my Mac!

I placed OS X 10.5 installation DVD and followed the instructions like anyone else. Everything went fine and it started installing the operating system. After it finished my mac restarted by itself, started booting back up again then it stopped with nothing but a blue screen and a cursor. I left it like that for a whole hour but nothing happened. I tried restarting it still nothing comes up except that blue screen and cursor. (Mac's "blue screen of death?")

For almost seven hours straight I've been installing/reinstalling, mounting/unmounting, and restarting my Mac thousands and thousands of times that I actually thought it will never work. I even formatted the old disk and installed Leopard from scratch yet it won't get past that phase!

Then, out of desperation, I reinstalled OS X 10.4(.2) Tiger back again and overwrote it with Leopard. The result is a fully functional OS X 10.5 but without my old files. Thank god I backed up all my files before starting this whole process. *siiggghhhh*

Quick notes:
  • Takes slightly longer time to boot.
    Still way faster than Windows Shista.
  • New Finder is outstanding.
  • Dock looks odd. Not used to it maybe?
  • Spaces sucks. Expose still does a great job to me.
  • Verify/repair disk permissions doesn't work?!
  • Everything's almost the same but works in a different way. Still as simple as possible.

I'm gonna miss Menufela. ;P

Monday, November 05, 2007

Saturday, November 03, 2007

1st Redbull Flugtag - Kuwait | Overview

UPDATE: October 2012
Won 1st place in the 3rd event

UPDATE: November 2010
Won 1st place in the 2nd event

The event was absolutely mind-blowing. We knew thousands of people will come but we never even imagined it would be that crowded, the beach was literally filled up!

Thanks to Me7sin & fayoora

The weather was very windy out there but that didn't stop the event. Our team did well, the plane was heavy though it helped to cut through the wind and reach a decent distance. Our show went well although we got screwed when they played another team's song (we paused the whole event for a few minutes). Can't loose with Grendizer, eh? :P

The only bad side in the event was the judging. I have no idea how a team like The Phoenix did not win. With their outstanding performance and amazing flying distance I was certain they were gonna snap 1st place, how in hell did they end up not winning anything, not even 2nd or 3rd?! And Black Bird Pearl team winning two awards? Hmmm.... There's something about that, definitely.

All in all, we covered 10 meters and got 9,8,8,8,8 6 score for the show so it's good, very good actually. We did not expect it.

So here comes the time where I expose everything about our team...

The day we got accepted

1st & 2nd draft sketches

70/1 scale design (it flew)

Workshop | Tools section

Chassis & chassis mounting

Wing bars & wing holders

Wings and body surface installation

1st coat painting

2nd coat painting

Transporting & setting up the plane at Marina

Campaign site

The "safety issues" we had to deal with

1st place winners.

Practicing the "slow motion" kick

THE bad@$$ PHOENIX team
They should have won 1st place

Imperial72 taking a dip.

The funniest show in the event

Blackbird Pearl taking a dip.

diet center taking a dip.

Us waiting for our song to come up
They played the wrong song *a-holes*

Some action then a nasty crash! xD


Team logo | my design

I would like to thank all those who have supported my team... family, friends, others and especially the bloggers; those I met before the event, during the event, and the ones I met after the event... It was a pleasure meeting you all.

ps #1: If you have any pictures/videos of my team please send them over to my email.
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ps #2: More pictures of other teams to come soon. I'm just bored to write/encode more.