Bad cheese bad

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Rotten Cheese

Can you guess what supermarket I found this in?


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Skype blocked by Qualitynet

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It was bound to happen, Qualitynet has now also blocked Skype.com and even Fring.com!


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House of Saddam

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House of Saddam

I just started watching the new TV mini-series called House of Saddam and its actually pretty good. The show charts the rise and fall of Saddam Hussein and it focuses on his family and his relationship with his closest advisers. The mini-series is only four episodes long and I’ve already gone through two of them. It actually sucks that there are only four episodes because it is an interesting subject and there is a lot to cover but I guess four episodes are better than one. If you’re interested in watching the show its broadcasted on BBC or you can do what I did and just download the episode off of torrents. [Link]


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Little Gordon Ramsay

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If you don’t know who Gordon Ramsay is you won’t get the video. [YouTube]


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We’re Hiring!

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JWT
My advertising agency (JWT) is currently looking to hire a Senior Art Director and a Kuwaiti Copywriter. If you’re interested send me an email and I will get back to you. [Email Me]


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Is Kuwait Preparing for War in Gulf?

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Found this article on the news website Naharnet suggesting that Kuwait is preparing for a possible war in the Gulf. Supposedly foreign troops are coming into the region for a possible war against Iran. Doesn’t sound very credible though. [Link]


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Trader Vic’s Now Open

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Trader Vic's

Trader Vic’s and the other two restaurants in Dhiafa Village, Letter D’amour and Don Mario’s are now open from 6PM to midnight.

Update:
Here is their reservation number 2475987


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Original iPod

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Original iPod

Has anyone by any chance seen a store still selling the original iPods? I suddenly have the urge to get one. I found one still shrink wrapped in the box on eBay but I think its going to end up selling for over $300 easily which is more than what I am willing to pay for one. If a store in Kuwait still has one though they might be willing to let it go for cheap. I remember back in the day Eureka was selling the 5GB one for KD220. I wonder if they still have them in stock somewhere gathering dust?

Tony Fadell

Update: Wow, found an old post on Gizmodo where there was a competition called “Show us your iPod”. I don’t remember this but it seems I submitted a photo of my iPod mini autographed by the iPod inventor Tony Fadell and it actually was a finalist in their giveaway competition. Don’t know how I missed that, its from back in 2006.

ipodaroundtheworld

Update 2: While I am being all retro here. The picture above is of Nibaq taken back in November 2002. I took the picture so we could submit it to iLounge for their iPods around the world gallery. Back then they didn’t have any submission from Kuwait. [Link]


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Skype getting blocked in Kuwait

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Skype

At work I’ve got a Fasttelco connection and today I noticed that Skype was blocked. I don’t know how long its been blocked for but I found it strange that it was. Then someone posted a comment on the blog saying that United Networks have also blocked Skype. I’ve got a Qualitynet connection at home and at the moment Skype is still not blocked here but now I’m wondering if Qualitynet will start blocking skype to.

Update: Its also blocked on KEMS/Zajil

Update2: As of today morning the site is no longer blocked by Fasttelco


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Vintage Kuwaiti Police Pictures

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Kuwaiti Police

I just found a post in the coolq8y forum that contains vintage pictures of the Kuwaiti police force. Click the link for more pictures. [Link]


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