Is this gay?

Posted by Mark

hung up

I can’t get the song Hung Up by Madonna out of my head. When I wake up in the morning the song is usually stuck in my head, I am always singing it when I am not paying attention and I am always listening to it on my iPod.

ps: I just realized the only lyrics I know from the song is the one line “Time goes by, so slowly time goes by..” I think I will learn more of the lyrics at least..

update: just got the lyrics click on more to read them

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Miami Vice

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miami vice

I just watched the trailer for Miami Vice and I think its going to rock. I had my doubts before because of Colin Farrell but watching the trailer now I think he fits the part very nicely. The only downside to the trailer is the music, I was hoping for a remake of the original theme, maybe that will be there once the movie gets released. If you haven’t watched the trailer yet you can do so on the official movie website. [Link]


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Twelve months, twelve films

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Here is a list by the Guardian Unlimited of the best movies of 2005, I watched three movies, Sideways, A History of Violence and Downfall. I really loved Downfall a lot, one of the best World War related movie I have ever seen but I found both Sideways and A History of Violence very subpar.

January: Sideways
February: The Woodsman
March: 5 X 2
April: Downfall
May: The Consequences Of Love
June: Kung Fu Hustle
July: Dig!
August: The Last Mitterrand
September: Innocence
October: A History of Violence
November: The Beat That My Heart Skipped
December: Lower City

[source Guardian Unlimited]


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2 Days Left

Posted by Mark

jazeera

I am traveling on Monday via Jazeera Airways to Beirut. I booked the tickets back in October before Jazeera started its first flight so no one knew how they would turn out to be. So far I have heard a lot of positive reviews on Jazeera. I heard the service is friendly, the planes are very clean, the seats are all leather and the in flight food being great. I also heard one negative review which I believe is just a rumor or urban legend. I heard that a lot of people are getting to the airport and finding their seats canceled. I doubt that is true and the person who told me this never flied with Jazeera. Anyway I will write up a short review once I get to Lebanon and post it online.


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What I want for Christmas

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GP2X

I finally figured out what I want for Christmas. It was really hard to find something I wanted but after weeks of searching I found something, the GP2X.

The GP2X is a portable gaming device based on the Linux OS. No games are made for it specifically like the PSP and Gameboy but there are tons of emulators and home brew games that would run on it since its Linux based. The GP2X also plays movies but unlike the iPod Video and PSP the GP2X isn’t picky with video formats and can handle most of them including MPEG, MPEG4, DivX 3.11,4x,5x, XVID and WMV. The device uses SD memory which means I can cheaply get a 2GB card and shove tons of stuff on it.

The device uses 2 regular AA batteries which when watching movies can last up to 6 hours which is 3 times more then the PSP and double that of the iPod video. Whats cool is I can buy a bunch of rechargeable AA’s and when the battery dies just swap them with new ones.

I found the GP2X online for like $179 so its also not expensive. So, I made up my mind, I want a GP2X for Christmas.

[GP2X on Wikipedia]
[GP2X Emulation]
[GP2X Dev Wiki]


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Old Film

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old kodak film

Around 2 or 3 years ago I got a really old medium format camera as a birthday gift. I don’t think the camera works or if it does I haven’t figured out how but today I found the camera in my closet and when I was fiddling with it I noticed a hidden compartment. When I opened it up there was a role of exposed film just lying there. I don’t know who its for but I am guessing it belongs to the person who owned the camera previously. I am not an expert in cameras but I think the camera is over 50 years old at least… I think, so if there are any pictures on the film they should be interesting. Tomorrow I am going to take it to have it developed, hopefully I will have something interesting to share with everyone.


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Aperture Sucks

Posted by Mark

I just downloaded the Aperture compatibility checker and ran it on my Dual 2Ghz G5 PowerMac at work to see if Aperture would run on my Mac and guess what, my Mac isn’t compatible because of the VGA card! Who the hell can run this piece of shit software if this Mac can’t run it! I was hoping to try out the software on my Mac at home but I guess I can kiss that idea goodbye.


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Very Cool iPod Nano Case

Posted by Mark

I hope they come out with a iPod Video version.. [Link]


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Aramex on Google Maps

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map to aramex

I am going to pass by Aramex after work to pick up some packages. I just used google maps to figure out how to get there since the directions and map didn’t exactly help me that much. Pretty cool. [Link]


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World Space Week in Kuwait

Posted by Mark

space man

The World Space Week (WSW) will be held for the first time in Kuwait at The Scientific Center on Thursday 15th and ends on Wednesday 21st December, 2005.

There will be daily space activities for the public and school visits during business days. The KCS already prepared to have a space theme during the special week such as supplying their gift shop of space food, space toys and other space souvenirs. Starting from Thursday, the theme of the Discovery Place, children’s workshop, will be about space. There will be a portable planetarium with star shows for the children. As for the preachment program, they will set computers in resource rooms and set space books corner. (Discovery Place must be reserved).

In I-Max theater, the Space Station movie will be played twice during the space week on 2-Dimension on Saturday and Monday from 1:00 pm- 2:15 pm.

In the central hall of KSC building, there will be a space photo exhibit giving a summary of space history and what World Space Week celebration is about. In addition, there will be other exhibits are being held.

The central hall will be decorated with 30 different countries from which their countrymen went to space such as Russia, The United States of America, Saudi Arabia and so on.

In the Dhow harbor, there will be radio activities operating on HF and UHF bands using the special call sign “9K2WSW” for the event. A/Qader Abul (9K2DJ), a member from Kuwait Amateur Radio Society will be operating on the radio live with other four radio operators (including Astronaut Girl, Maryam). He will station the the radio on his car, a Hummer with mounted antennas.

The radio operators will explain to the kids and public how space is important in our daily communication such as the sun cycle. They will also explain the radio station on board the International Space Station and how to make contact with astronauts and cosmonauts in space. They will explain satellite (space) communication, how to track them on computers and understand the terms that are used.

For more information call 848888.

[source So I Want To Be An Astronaut]


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