2:48PM – A week in review

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A roundup of this weeks posts from 248PM

Million Short
Syrian Refugee Camps Under the Shadow of Advertisements
MIT researchers say they have created the trickiest tongue twister
The Division – Snowdrop Engine
BASE jumping gone wrong
The Most Talented Model in the World
Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball” Christmas ornament
Jon Hopkins – “Collider” (my favorite music video of the year)
Ferrari and Minivan share same radio UI


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Looking for a CSS Expert

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I’m looking for a CSS expert to help me out on a project for the blog. If you think you’re good hit me up with an [Email]

Update: Thank you to everyone who emailed me, I’ll reply back as soon as I can.


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248AM app now compatible with iOS7

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The 248AM iPhone app is finally updated and available in the Apple Store to download. There are two main fixes, the first is the fact the app now works with iOS7. The second fix is that the app now runs in full screen. I also submitted the updated Kuwait Blogs app into the store and that should be come available to download in the next few days.

To download the app just search for 248am in the Apple Store or click [Here]


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The blog’s twitter account

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You can follow @twofortyeightam if you’d like to know whenever a new post is up. The account is strictly connected to the blog while @mark248am is my personal twitter account.


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Minor blog facelift

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So I’ve been working on a new theme for the blog which I’m going to launch in the next coming months but just a few months ago I was like you know what? I could probably introduce some of the new changes to the current theme and it will take me less than an hour of work. So I did just that.

The slightly modified changes are:

– a light grey backdrop with a soft shadow behind the white page to give it a raised feel
– a wider space for my posts which means I can now have larger pictures and videos
– new sharing icons at the bottom of the post for facebook, twitter and google
– clearer section tabs under the main header


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Email Issues

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I had a problem with my email last week and now have around 4,000 emails currently in queue on the server waiting to get delivered to me. If you sent me an email and didn’t get a response back yet I’ll try to get back to you as soon as I can.


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Note for iOS7 users

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I just upgraded my iPhone to iOS7 and realized both my 248AM and Kuwait Blogs app now no longer work. I need to update them so will be doing so this weekend. Once the update is available I’ll let you know.


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Your comments

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I haven’t posted anything all day today because I was honestly contemplating on what to do about the comments. Recently they’ve started getting really nasty and I even had to delete my post on the dog shooting videos because I got threatened by a reader in one of the comments.

Freedom of speech does not include threats or random accusations.

My commentators can basically be divided into 3 groups:
1- Normal expats and Kuwaitis
2- Expats who really hate Kuwait
3- Kuwaitis who really hate expats

The last two groups are the issue and I think I’m going to start moderating the comments even more so than I currently am unless the two groups can learn to respect each other in every discussion. It’s frustrating and upsetting how ugly things can get.

I’m not going to change anything for now, but if this continues to happen I’m going to start deleting a lot more comments which I don’t want to do.

So please, lets make this work.
Thank you.


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248AM is back online

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So yeah, what was supposed to be a routine upgrade scheduled for 3AM turned out to be a disaster with the site being offline most of the day. Things are back to normal now finally.


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