Q8Car Redesign

Posted by Mark

Just went to Q8Car.com to check out the prices of used FJ’s and noticed they’ve completely redesigned the site. Haven’t used it much but so far it still feels bloated. [Link]


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Kill the Buzz

Posted by Mark

If you’re a Gmail user and have no interest at all in Google Buzz (like me) then the Buzz icon underneath your inbox is probably annoying the hell out of you. Well to turn off Buzz its very simple, scroll down to the bottom of your Gmail page and hit the kill switch.


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The worst designed website in the world

Posted by Mark

Not going to attach a picture so I don’t ruin the surprise. I am trying to figure out what they sell or where to start from and I can’t figure it out! Oh and make sure you raise your computer volume for the full effect. [Link]


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A Google mistake?

Posted by Mark

I noticed the Google Kuwait page now has a Kuwait Occasion Google logo on top. Google changes the logo on special occasions and when you click on those occasion logos you get information about that event. On clicking the Google Kuwait logo you get a search for “Kuwait’s National Day”. I think someone at Google mixed up the dates. The Kuwait occasion Google logo should be online Feb 25 and 26 but by mistake is online January 25 and 26. Unless there is some occasion today I am not aware of… [Link]

Update: Looks like I was right, it was a mistake. Google just removed the occasion logo and put back the regular Google one.


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Flight in you mobile

Posted by Mark

Are they ever going to fix the mistakes on the Kuwait Airport website? The mistakes were highlighted back in 2007 when they launched the new site and its been nearly 3 years and the same mistakes are still there. [Link]


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Arab Times Newspaper in Digital Format

Posted by Mark

I was just checking out the Arab Times website and noticed they had a pretty cool and practical to use online edition of the actual printed newspaper. I don’t mind reading the news online but I always feel I am missing out on articles or ads that are in the print version of the newspaper but not online. Some newspapers have PDF files you can download but that isn’t very practical to view and the file sizes can be pretty big.

What Arab Times has is a pretty nice tool that will allow you to view the printed newspaper in full screen on your computer and flip through it like a regular paper. When you find an article you want to read you click on it and zooms in. To try it out just go to their website and click on the PDF link on the main page. [Link]


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Zain MiFi is Tiny

Posted by Mark

That’s a side by side comparison of the new Zain MiFi next to my BlackBerry. It’s pretty tiny.

Update: The Zain MiFi is a portable wireless internet router that runs on battery. The price is KD30 with a 1 year internet subscription.


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IKEA Kuwait website hacked… again

Posted by Mark

The local IKEA website got hacked again, just a day after I posted about the previous hack this time by a guy calling himself “This Turkish HaCKeR | For PALESTÄ°NE”. He seems to really not like Americans… [Link]

Thanks Nabil!


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IKEA Kuwait website hacked

Posted by Mark

It seems someone hacked the local IKEA website. There is nothing there except for a message saying “Red Eye ownz you! – by Z4i0n”. [Link]

Thanks gunsmoke!


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I’m Back

Posted by Mark

I just got back to Kuwait this morning, was out for a total of 10 days. I thought the weather in Lebanon was hot but it turns out its even hotter here. I am really glad to be back on a high speed internet connection again, I was on a 256kb connection back in Lebanon that was just slightly faster than dial up and had a download limit of just 6GB. My iPhone here in Kuwait has a much faster connection speed and a much higher download limit so I don’t understand how people in Lebanon are still living with their crappy connection.

Speaking of broadband connection, I read an article the other day about how in the UK by 2012, 40% of the population will have access to 100Mbps connections. And here I am happy to be back on a 2Mbps line…


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