Tuesday, June 24, 2008

van der Fart

Quote: "Rafael van der Vaart, a blast from the bench, emitting some greenhouse gasses ;-)

The stench on the bench forces Sneijder, Mathijsen, de Jong and Van der Sar to breathe heavily into their shirts.

In his own (rather poor) defence he says to Van der Sar, who stares him down: "Spanning.. 't is de spanning jongens..", i.e. "Tension guys, it's the tension..".

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for using our SHOP&SHIP service. Our aim is to continuously enhance your shopping experience with us.

Aramex has found it necessary to increase the SHOP&SHIP rates to offset the increase in fuel price and operating costs. Effective July 1st 2008, our new rates will be as follows:

First ½ kg K.D. 3.000
Each additional ½ kg K.D. 2.500

We appreciate your understanding as this situation is completely outside the scope of our direct control since fuel represents a significant variable cost in the provision of transportation services.

We want to assure you that our most important objective is to continue providing you with quality transportation services that meet your needs effectively. Our customer service teams are ready to answer any query you may have concerning the rate increase or any of our services.

Anyone got any better options than this shop&sh!t service?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

3G iPhone

This should mean it will reach our market through our local cellular providers, I guess, though I'm sure it will cost much more than the US.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Tag 1+1

Tag #1: 6 Quirks: Tagged by Noonie

1.) I love kids but I cannot tolerate them for long.
2.) I would drive 50KM to go to gahwa "shisha place" but I'm too lazy to drive 1KM to finish any kind of work.
3.) I don't like my job yet I'm 110% dedicated to it.
4.) I'm roachophobic.
5.) I kill rats for fun.
6.) I'm attached to my gadgets and my room.

I should have done this tag over a year ago...
Tag #2: Random: Tagged by Financy
1. Last movie you saw in a theater?
Indiana Jones.

2. What book are you reading?
UNIX basics.

3. Favorite board game?
I hate board games.

4.Favorite magazine?
National Geographic.

5. Favorite smell?

6. Favorite food?
Chicken machboos, home made.

7. Favorite sound?
A growl of a sports car.

8. Worst feeling in the world?
Regret and neglect.

9. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up?
*why the hell do I have to go to work?*

10. Favorite fast food place?
McDonald & Johnny Rockets.

11. Future child’s name?
Boy: Abdullah, Girl: Mariam.

12. Finish this statement. If I had a lot of money:
I would enjoy life in a better way.

13. Do you drive fast?
Depends on traffic.

14. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?
Hell no.

15. Storms cool or scary?
Very cool. I feel thrilled.

16. What was your first car?
Honda Civic

17. Favorite drink?
SunBurst @ Gaucho Grill. The only good thing in that restaurant.

18. Finish this statement, “If I had the time I would…”:
Learn programming.

19. Do you eat the stems on broccoli?
No, I hate broccoli.

20. If you could dye your hair any color, what would be your choice?
Translucent. Bleech it?

21. Name all the different cities/ towns you have lived in?

22. Half empty or half full?
Half full.

23. Favorite sports to watch?
Fußball for life!

25. Morning person, or night owl?
More of a morning person.

26. Over easy, or sunny side-up?
Over easy.

27. Favorite place to relax?
My room.

28. Favorite pie?
I don't like pies.

NEWS: Uncle for the 6th time.
New niece... baby Noor.

PPC takes an Uppercut

According to this site, PPC-based Macs will not benefit from the yet to come OS X 10.6 codename "Snow Leopard". This may not be accurate news but it's said that OS X 10.6 will be running pure Cocoa. In other words this draws the final line for older Macs where Intel-based Macs will wander around freely.

It would have been a major concern for me but as you know my PowerBook is already dead so I pity the guys who are still running PPC.