First Impression: Asus Eee 900

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Asus Eee 900

My Asus Eee 900 arrived today from the States and its amazing. I had seen the previous version of the Eee with the smaller screen but the new 8.9inch screen with the higher resolution is wayyyy better. Like most Eee users have mentioned before, the keyboard is tiny which is going to take time to get used to. Currently I am touch typing this post from my Eee and I am doing fine except every few words I hit a wrong letter or two.

The size of the actual laptop is really tiny as you can tell from the picture above. Its a one lap laptop! I have the 20GB version of the Eee that comes installed with a custom Linux OS and I think its really cool so far. Boot time is like under 30 seconds and FireFox is runs great. I am really loving the Eee.

The Eee cost me KD140 and you can purchase it from Amazon:
Asus Eee 900 with Windows [Link]
Asus Eee 900 with Linux [Link]


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Bugatti Veyron in Kuwait getting $10,000 waxing

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Back in December I posted about a user on YouTube called paradise1man who had just received his Bugatti Veyron and shot a video of it and uploaded it online. Well I just checked his account now and he has a ton of more videos the latest is of Paul Dalton, “The worlds best car cleaner” who came in all the way from the UK to clean his car. You can check out all his videos by following this [Link]

The video above is of Paul Dalton waxing the car which alone costs $10,000. [YouTube] If it was me I would have probably gotten bored of the car a month later and just started taking it to the Bayan car wash…


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Soda Pop!

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7up retro can

A really cool photo set of soda bottles, cans and logos dating from the 60s through to the 80s. Coca Cola launched their classic bottle awhile back but someone should tell 7up to do the same thing. Their can design pictured above from the 70s is extremely funky. [Link]


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Alshaya Secret Shoppers Program

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Alshaya logo

A friend just signed up for the Alshaya secret shoppers program. I don’t know if its new or not but the work involved sounds pretty cool. Basically as a secret shopper you are required to shop at Alshaya stores every week and then write about your experience. You also get two meals at Alshaya restaurants every week worth KD14 which you also need to write about. Based on your feedback Alshaya then try and improve their service.

The pay seems pretty decent too once you get more experienced. New shoppers get paid KD75 a month while silver shoppers get paid KD150 and gold shoppers get KD300. I think more bloggers should participate in this since bloggers spend a lot of time writing about their experiences anyway.

How do you sign up for it? You can’t. Its a secret program which not many people are supposed to know about (ooops!). My friend was able to sign up because he knew someone who was already a secret shopper. So ask around I guess or give them a call and try your luck? I think its really great they have a program like this and more companies should do it if they aren’t already.


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Best key chain… EVER

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lego storm trooper

The LEGO Storm Trooper! I managed to get it before it sold out on Lego.com. The Darth Vader key chain is still available though. [Link]


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Gross Pigeon

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In the morning I noticed there was a pigeon outside one of my windows. I didn’t think of it much until awhile ago I noticed it was still there. I figured I would scare the pigeon off so with the lights in the room closed I creeped up to the window with my flashlight and then suddenly shone the light onto the pigeon and banged on the glass. To my horror I saw the most disgusting thing ever. The pigeons right eye looked completely fucked, it was really gross and I was standing there just like 10cm away from it from the other side of the glass. The pigeon didn’t even fly off it just stood there staring back at me. I took some pictures of the pigeon and if you want to see it you can although its kinda gross, just click on continue.

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Nokia E71 Review

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Nokia E71

I don’t know how I missed this but the new Nokia E71 got reviewed by The Boy Genius Report a few days ago and they even have a walk-through video. I can’t seem to find any info on the Nokia website about this phone which means it hasn’t been officially launched. I can’t wait till I get my hands on this phone, my E61i is seriously dying on me. Other than the 4 cracks on the screen it has started randomly shutting down or disconnecting my sim card. Here is the link to the [Review] and here i the link to the [Video]


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Jacksen

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Jackson

My friend found this empty bottle of Jacksen on the road and took a picture of it. I thought Jacksen was banned from the market back in 1996 but I guess that was just a rumor. I wonder how many readers here know what Jacksen is used for…

update: oops its Jacksen not Jackson.


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This is not Carrefour Kuwait

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A video has been circulating by email and blogs showing a rat in the meat fridge in Carrefour Kuwait. Other than the fact there is nothing in the video thats proves its Carrefour or that it is in Kuwait, there are a couple of other copies of the exact same video circulating on YouTube that say the video was shot in Al-Ajman or Dubai.

So basically it definitely didn’t happen in Kuwait and it might not have happened at Carrefour or even in the UAE. [YouTube]


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Crazy Sheep Redux

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Whats up with sheep ramming their head into things? [YouTube]

In case you missed the previous Crazy Sheep video here is the [Link]


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