Monday, December 31, 2012

ARAMEX shipping rates 2013

Each and every time they raise their charges, a dolphin dies from hunger. Curse them. [link]


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Runaway Maid

My maid ran away today after serving exactly three months. There goes over a thousand KD and I have nothing to do but to spend even more to depart her.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

3rd RedBull Flugtag Kuwait 2012 | Dragonfly Team | 1st place, 2nd time!

Dragonfly Team

We succeeded in defending our 2010 title by winning this event with record breaking performance! Although we had so many difficulties including hot + windy weather, broken wing (then fixed by using rope/cable-ties), and also been delayed for take off from 8th to 29th (last team to fly) due to the fact that our plane cart weighs 100KG+, 3 by 3 meters wide x 4 meters high, and is made of non-floating material (aluminium), yet we still outperformed the other teams and snatched a total of 176 points, 16 meters (new Kuwait event record) and creativity award for best design.

Related articles & blog entries:
- Grey's Blog
- Froyonation
- Banana Q8
- Buz Fairy
- Q8AllIn1

Dragonfly History:
- 2010 Event (1st Place) [link]
- 2007 Event (6th place) [link]

Thanks to all people who have covered this topic online.
And a special thanks to Dawey7D (Instagram/YouTube) for his beautiful coverage,
generosity and great spirit.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Anybody tried WIMD services? Is it good? Is it worth the money?

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Redbull Flugtag Kuwait 2012

Join us Friday, October 19, 2012 @ Marina Waves.

Dragonfly Team 3.0

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lamborghini Urus

A new definition of Ugliness. [link]

Monday, March 26, 2012

Zain Bahrain | Update

After calls and complaints I got my credit back.

No wonder why telecommunication companies always making profit. Some people ignore when the company sucks small amounts of their credit and that is so wrong. We should stand up against them.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Zain Bahrain | Blood Sucking *censored*

I would like to send out the longest, loudest and meanest curse upon Zain Bahrain for being such a *censored* in the @$$.

For seven months now I have had my Zain prepaid line working without Internet. Last week I tried to give it a shot and try their weekly subscription. When I asked about the service they said for 2BD I will have 1GB of data, and I will receive a message BEFORE the service expires telling me either it will be automatically renewed or the credit is insufficient and it gets turned off. I subscribed last saturday and it expired yesterday, Friday, while I had about 3.5BD credit. The service did not renew automatically, it simply expired without sending me a notice message.

I woke up today to find that my credit had vanished and the service is not renewed. When I called their customer service the guy said I will forward your complaint and they will get back to you soon. Few hours later I get a message "Dear Zainer, your subscription at the Data Bundle service failed to be renewed automatically, kindly check your balance and dial *555# to subscribe. Call 107 for more details." *censored*!

No wonder why my credit just vanished when I had my cellular data running with no subscription, but that is not my fault. They should either send the message before expiry or at least hold the subscription from sucking credit! Besides, my credit was more than sufficient. It should have been renewed normally without any problems.

So here's the thing, if this issue doesn't get resolved soon then it's war between me and Zain.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wanted at any cost.
Terra Paprika Chips

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Gmail & Google+ Acting Up After Safari Update | Fix

My Gmail & Google+ pages look weird after Safari update. Gmail doesn't load emails and G+ aligns to the left with slow page loading.

UPDATE: Problem resolved. "Go to your applications folder, right click on safari, "get info" and uncheck the "32bits" option."

-Thanks- @Anonymous comment.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012


I've been wanting to post about this restaurant for ages but somehow it slipped off my "blogging agenda" so here it is, Vapiano. Those who have tried it abroad (Europe/US), Dubai, Lebanon or elsewhere know exactly what I mean when I say it is simply the best restaurant I have ever been to.

Vapiano is a German fast casual restaurant chain offering Italian food. The concept is a pizza and pasta bar, where food is made to order. Vapiano also serves made-to-order salads and dessert and has a bar with alcoholic beverages available. There are 97 restaurants all over the world, 45 of which are located in Germany.

Vapiano employs a unique interface for customers to order and pay for their food with. Each diner is provided an RFID chip card (even if dining together to avoid customers charging one card and waving another when exiting) that the customer waves in front of the counter when ordering food and drink. When the dinner is finished, the card is waved in front of the register and the bill appears on the screen. All dough and pasta are manufactured on-site in a glass room so that customers can watch while waiting in line. All of the herbs and salad greens are grown in an enclosed space in the dining area. It is commonly known as "The V".

Soon it will open in Bahrain City Centre mall but still no news if they're opening a branch in Kuwait or not. I sure wish to see it in Kuwait although I know it won't be as good as the one in Germany.

Friday, March 02, 2012

I Want This Watch II

I'm just $81,000.00 short!

URWERK UR 110 [link]

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Google love

Simply in love with Google UI design revamp, especially Blogger.

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Released Today!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

January 21, 2012

الحمدلله الذي أنعم علي بنعمته ورزقني بمولود

Thanks to Allah for blessing me with a beautiful baby boy.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Recording OS X Text to Speech to an Audio file using Terminal

This is a very useful method to record OS X text to speech into an audio file.

  1. Create a text file using TextEdit and write whatever you want the Mac to speak then save it as "text.txt" on your desktop.

  2. Open Terminal

  3. Type cd ~/desktop and click Enter

  4. Type say -v Alex -o "audio.aiff" -f "text.txt" being "audio.aiff" is the name of the audio output file and "text.txt" is the name of your text file saved on your desktop then click Enter

Once you click Enter the audio file will appear on your desktop.

You can change the voice with any of OS X system voices (Kathy, Vicky, Victoria, Alex, Bruce, Fred) by replacing Alex with any of the names.

Note that even ".rtf" files can be read as well so in that case just change "text.txt" with "text.rtf".

Monday, January 09, 2012

Learning Misconception

Here's an advice for all of you graduate students...
NEVER defy your instructor even if he/she was wrong.

I'm doing my masters degree in instructional design for open and distance teaching and training. Our current module is "Design and Presentation of ODL materials" and part of our study is learning HTML attributes. It is funny how my basic knowledge of HTML became useful.

What we are being taught in our workbook is that "ALT attribute" for graphics and media is basically a mere tooltip option rather than accessibility feature. There's also no mention for the "Title attribute" which is in fact the rightful attribute for tooltips on web pages. When I told the instructor it is a misconception he told me to wait and see. He defined ALT attribute for an image on dreamweaver to demonstrate how it works and when he moved the mouse over the image waiting for a tooltip to show text he entered nothing happened. I told him this has nothing to do with ALT attribute, it's Title attribute that handles tooltips. He insisted that there's a problem with his browser and all of us should try it on our computers.

I, being ignorant, defined my image with a Title attribute. When he came to check my work, to his shock mine was the only one working, I told him see this is the right attribute. He stood still for a couple of seconds. Goes back to the center of class and says arrogantly "When I ask you to do something you do it precisely. I don't need your help rather you need mine." Double/you-tea-ef ?!

Ok, my fault. I don't need to tell a professor what's right and what's wrong but if he is teaching us this misconception how is he expecting us to succeed? No wonder why our learning outcome sucks and nobody seems to understand what he/she is doing.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Belated new year resolutions

My blog has been up for the past 6 years *shocked how time passes by* and I'm still here, not active as I used to be but still alive and kicking'. My belated new year resolutions are:

  • Be a better person (that includes being a better son, husband, brother, uncle and friend)

  • Blog more often

  • Do my best in my masters study

  • Become super dad for my upcoming baby

  • Buy a new car without having to sell the one I have

  • Enjoy photography even more

  • Ease up on shisha ( yeah right -_- )