Wednesday, January 30, 2008


According to my last post not a lot of people seem to know about web trackers such as StatCounter.

"A free yet reliable invisible web tracker, highly configurable hit counter and real-time detailed web stats. Insert a simple piece of our code on your web page or blog and you will be able to analyse and monitor all the visitors to your website in real-time!

- Free, Fast, Responsive, Quick loading and Reliable Service.
- Invisible Tracking - no ads on your website.
- Accurate real-time website statistics with detailed visitor tracking and analysis.

I haven't tried WordPress but if I recall right I think it comes reinforced with web tracking services so WordPress users probably won't need this while it's highly recommended for Blogger users.

All you need is to register and start a project for your site then embed the code within your HTML editor.

Like for example my code is embedded on the bottom of the page right underneath the Visitors Map. See the little gray digits? That's StatCounter.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Why I love StatCounter

"Techies" know EXACLTY why we love such web-tools...

Answer: You get *F-ed* UP!

*cracks up in laughter* xD

Wow, I'm flattered, people are googling my origin!

To whoever was investigating and to whom it may concern... my roots are from Saudi, originally from Al-Ahsa. My grandfather is the only one of five brothers moved to Kuwait early in the 20th century. If you want to know more about me ask and I'll send you my biography, CV, dental records, and my underwear size.


Friday, January 25, 2008

Funny ad.

Sorry for the poor quality.

Translation: "Wanted: Parrot/Mocking bird that can talk full sentences around people, read the holy Qur'an and hymn."

What a request, eh?
Don't you want it to belly dance too?

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


My long term wish list...

Top of the line Mac Pro with everything possible.
7,470.901 KD*

Novidem kompressor (supercharger) for 350z.
4,188.694 KD*

Sony Alpha lenses
SAL135F18 - SAL35F14G
SAL100M28 - SAL16F28
Total of: 1,158.58 KD*

Barrett M107 .50 Caliber Rifle [watch this!]
2,199.74 KD*

* According to

Friday, January 18, 2008

A New Switcher

King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and Sultan bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia observing Hajj preparations through 30" Cinema HD Apple monitor probably attached to a Quad-core Mac Pro.

* Thanks to Super Douper for the email.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Pimp My AAPL

In the last few years and until this day a lot of people in this world have something to do with Apple. iPod, iPhone, MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac... You name them. Maybe posters or stickers of Apple, Inc. logo lying down somewhere in their life, or even craving to be part of the bitten apple cycle!

With all that hype you probably want something that will make you stand out between the crowd, something that shows the other Apple toys' collectors you're the one with the real deal... Well, look no further because now you can have the Luxury Apple!

Computer-Chopper offers the best pimp-my-ride style for customizing Apple products.

"Computer Choppers is hobby-turned-business of customizing computer cases, laptops, and electronics. We offer a variety of services from handmade custom cases to unique add-on modifications that set your computer apart from the rest. We provide customizing services to individuals and businesses around the globe. Our work has been featured in magazines and newspapers worldwide and continue receiving awards every year."

Golden MacBook Pro with Diamonds.
More golden products on Computer-Chopper website.


Today at 7:00am my car stalled when I started it. I got this temperature on the gauge with "ICY" note. The second time it started ok but kept shaking a bit until the RPM dropped down under 1K.

The user guide says ICY indicates very low temperature for operating, the engine should be warmed up gently before driving and to be cautious about black ice!

Hmm... Do we get black ice in here? I don't think so.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Floss | New Apple Products

MacBook Air (@MacRumors)
Not as practical as I thought yet very sleek and unique.

Apple Tv - Upgraded.

Time Capsule
Backup innovation. This one's pretty cool.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Top 10 | TAG

I'm bored and everyone's welcome to do this tag...

List 10 of your all time favorite songs:-

  • In Loving Memory - Alter Bridge
  • Blackbird - Alter Bridge
  • So Far Away - Staind
  • Zoe Jane - Staind
  • Losing My Religion (cover) - Anouk
  • Here Without You - 3 Doors Down
  • End of the World (acoustic) - Cold
  • Cold - Crossfade
  • Lips of an Angel (acoustic) - Hinder
  • Maybe Tomorrow - Stereophonics
Direct tags: ms loala, fayoora, outkasty, chikapappi, elijah, enigma, kinan, 3baid.
ps: As I mentioned, everyone's welcome to do this tag. If you don't want to create a new entry on your blog just leave your list in my comments.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008


Yesterday I posted about the weather mentioning that there had been some sightings of super-expats wandering around wearing shorts in these cold days... Thanks to my fellow friend ge0 we now have a documented sighting of a super-expat in action! Although he's not in Kuwait but it's snowing out there!!

Monday, January 07, 2008

DJ Uruj | RKFM 99.7

Today at around 7:45pm I was listening to RKFM 99.7 when DJ Uruj came up mentioning that there were talks about her on the internet and after little search I found out the related topic on 248am. [link]

She sounded frustrated but willing to accept criticism. She said she wants our reviews on her, her show, and how we think she can improve directly on her e-mailbox. I was going to review her long ago but somehow it dropped off my mind though after what I heard today I think it's fair to give her a chance knowing that she's willing to improve.

Unfortunately I have missed to get her email so I'm gonna shoot them right here...

  • Try to reduce the pitch of your voice. It's like the highest octave on earth.
  • Your show broadcasts live and so you should. Sometimes I think to myself "Is she suffering from parasomnia?"
  • Be modest, neither too perky nor dreary. If you want to add humor do so only if you're sure you're gonna make your listeners chuckle at least.
  • Music variety. You do have a variable taste in music, which is good, but some songs can never match. Try to have a smoother playlist.

That's all I can think of right now. I really think it takes courage to face this and so I endorse her will to become better, hoping one day the ol' Super Station comes back to life.

UPDATE Jan 8, 2008: Tonight she's gonna do a special coverage about this during her show between 7-9pm. Make sure to tune in guys.

The good point is, bloggers mentioning her everywhere brought her to fame and she probably will get RKFM to host the largest average of listeners in their whole broadcasting history! Way to go Uruj!! :D

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Ready, Set ... COLD

What's really funny is as much as we think that's cold we get to see exapts wearing shorts and T's around Sultan Center. Now is it cold or what? I don't know anymore, all I know is make sure you wear everything on your way out and don't try to act like super-expats.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008 | Officially Relaunched

Just an update to my last post... is officially back with a whole new revamped phpBB interface, design overhaul, and the same group of amazing car enthusiasts.

God bless q8speed webmaster for all the efforts to bring one of the finest online communities back to life.

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