Dummy Text

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There are many occasions when I need Dummy Text for my work. I might be working on a layout or an ad and I need some text to work as place holders until the final text is ready. So, instead of typing gibrish or using InDesign’s lipsum “Fill with placeholder text” option, I use an online real text generator. You tell it how many paragraphs you need and it will give the amount back. Here is the link.


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How to Blog Safely

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Tips on how to remain anonymous and other tips. Link


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PSP in Dubai

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My PSP has now reached Dubai. Hopefully I might get it today. If not it will be tomorrow. I hope I don’t have problems with the customs.


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I Can Read Your Mind

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Nibaq just got me the coolest thing. Its a toy based on the only website 20Q. Basically it can guess what you are thinking about. Its easy to play, just think of something, and 20Q will try to guess it in less then 20 questions. It really works try it.


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Whats your favorite IceCream?

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I am in the middle of eating my KDD Silver icecream. Its my favorite. All KDD icecream is good, my favs though are Silver, Raspberry Lolly and Failaka. Whats your favorite? This is the link to the KDD icecream page so you find your favorite.


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If not Aramex then what?

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Tivo Guy asked if there was another service other then Aramex’s Shop & Ship. The answer is yes, there is, MyUS.com. I haven’t personally used it but my old boss did. The prices are more expensive then Aramex but the packages are delivered by DHL, and you have more control over your mailbox. For example, you can tell them to ship your magazines once a month but packages as they come. You can also for example ship the packages on your command. That means you can fill up your box and when you think you have all your stuff you give the order to ship. You also have the option to insure your packages, a good option when ordering items like laptops and expensive gear. Again, this all comes at a price.

4lb’s of weight with Aramex would cost you KD7, while with MyUS would cost you KD12. Aramex also has a one time setup fee of KD10, and then its free annually. MyUS has a setup fee of KD10 but it has an annual fee of KD40 for 12 months, or KD5 monthly.

If you are totally fed up with Aramex, there is another option, but are you willing to pay the price?

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Status on my PSP

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My PSP finally shipped from the States. According to BusyNow if the description did not contain the word “electronics” it would have less chance of getting stopped as customs. My package description says “games” so I hope I don’t have issues.


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More Free Wifi

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According to our “secret” source. There is free wifi available at The Palms, Kuwait University, and the Kuwait Airport.


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BMW Films

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This post is dedicated to Simply Stinni. BMW Films came out I think 2 to 3 years ago. They were short movies directed by famous people and starred famous people. For example the movie “Star” was directed by Guy Ritchie and starred Madonna. The budget was provided by BMW and each film had a different story then the other and different actors, except for one, Clive Owen. He played the same person in all the movies, a driver. Here is a summary of the movies from BMWfilms.com

Brace yourself for intricate plot twists, riveting car chases, and a dose of wit. All eight short films of The Hire, created by Hollywood’s finest talent, are available now for downloading and streaming.

These brilliantly produced films star Clive Owen as the driver. Hired for his superb driving skills and unshakable poise, the driver encounters unexpected obstacles that put his abilities to the test. Watch as each film reveals new depths of character, intrigue, and cinematography.

There are 8 movies in today. All free to download. Make sure you watch the Season 1 films.

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Wifi at Souk Sharq

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There is free wifi at Häagen Dazs at Souk Sharq according to a recent post by nibaq. Further investigation has revealed that this is just temporary. By next week the connection there will NOT be free. So take advantage and to those of you attending todays blog meetup, have fun.


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