Fasttelco and Blogspot Friends Again

Posted by Mark

It seems whatever the problem was with blogspot and fasttelco is solved now. Fasttelco users can access blogspot without getting a timeout error.


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Johnny Cash is Cool

Posted by Mark

I know who Johnny Cash is, I mean I had heard of him and I think I know how he looks like. What I didn’t know was that one of my favorite Nine Inch Nails songs was originally played by Johnny Cash. The song I am talking about is called “Hurt” and I just heard Johnny Cash’s version and its pretty cool. So I just spent a full $1.80 and downloaded the The Legend Of Johnny Cash album from AllOfMp3.com. Check out the two different version below. They are not the full songs just a preview, the Nine Inch Nails one kicks in late in the song which you can’t hear in the preview below but I found the live version which is more active the first minute then the regular one.

Hurt – Johnny Cash
Hurt (Live) – Nine Inch Nails

Update:
Ok it turns out Johnny Cash took the song off Nine Inch Nails, not the other way around! Wiki has more info. [Link]

Update 2: Watch the Johnny Cash – Hurt video. [Link]


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wankr beta

Posted by Mark

A hillarious web 2.0 spoof. [Link]


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Fasttelco Sucks as Usual

Posted by Mark

Yesterday while at work I couldn’t access any blogspot website. We have a fasttelco connection here but I thought it was probably just a fluke from our internal network. When I got home I realized K theKuwaiti also had trouble accessing blogspot. I don’t think blogspot is being blocked by fasttelco because if it was they would put up a URL Blocked page. Whatever the case is, I am currently accessing all the blogspot blogs using HideMyAss. Not practical but it gets the job done.

Update: It’s not blocked anymore


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It’s Fucking Freezing

Posted by Mark

On my way from the car to the office my ears froze from the freezing cold. According to the weather website the temperature outside is 7 degrees Celsius but thats not counting the wind chill. Its good to finally have some decent weather here and hopefully it will last for more then a day. I have a whole bunch of jackets that are just waiting to be worn…


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Best Blanket in the World

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slanket

When its really cold and I am wrapped up in my blanket I hate to unwrap just so that I can change the channel using the remote or maybe drink from a bottle of water next to me. This is why I think “The Slanket” is the best blanket in the world. It solves the problem of unwrapping by adding two over-sized sleeves to the blanket. This allows you use your hands without needing to take them out from under the cover. It’s very practical. [Link]

[source 2by4]


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The Biggest Myths

Posted by Mark

I just found this link which busts the biggest technology related myths. Here are some of the questions that are answered for example:

– Is using your cellphone on the plane dangerous?
– If you pull out your USB memory stick without ejecting do you mess it up?
– If you turn off your PC without shutting down Windows do you cause damage?
– Does turning off your PC daily to save power shorten its life?
– Can hackers destroy data on your computer’s hard drive?
Find out the answers to these questions and more. [Link]

[source Digg]


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Import Papers for Importing Dog to Kuwait

Posted by Mark

I just got back to the office after doing the import papers for my puppy Geo who is coming next month. I got to the ministry at 8:15AM and I was done with all my papers by 9, and this includes getting lost for 20 minutes trying to find the second place I had to go to. I have to say this was the quickest paperwork I have ever done.

Thanks to Nibaqs help, I was able to find the Public Authority for Agriculture and Fisheries Resources in Rabya on google maps. Once I got inside though it was super confusing. Too many signs and all in Arabic and all pointing to places I have no clue what they are about. I drove in a bit and then decided to stop at one of the dozens of shack like buildings spread out all over the place. I can’t believe how lucky I was because the shack I went into turned out to be the right one! There was a guy sitting at the reception desk, I went up to him and showed him my dogs health certificate and told him I wanted to import my dog. He went into his boss and came back out telling me I needed to go to the “seegil”. I had no clue what it was so the guy offered to come with me. We drove in my car a few buildings away and went into another shack, we told the guy at the desk there I wanted to import a dog, he took out a paper, filled it in and gave it to us. I then drove back to the first shack I went into, the boss signed the paper and told me I had to go to Rai behind Landmark and get the final import paper from there. And that was it!

I drove to Rai and got lost finding the place, finally I spoke to Nibaq on the phone and he told me where the place was but told me I would have problem finding parking. I got to the place and guess what, the parking was empty, I parked right in front of the main gate and went in. It took 10 minutes worth of paper work at this second place, some kind of government animal health center and I was done. The whole thing also cost me just one stamp worth KD2!

Such a weird experience, it felt tooo easy…


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Tivo Kuwait

Posted by Mark

TivoKuwait.com is up and running with lots of juciy info on getting Tivo running in Kuwait. The site is run by Tivo Guy, Rami. [Link]


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Funny Joke

Posted by Mark

Three men, an American a Lebanese and a Syrian, were asked about “their opinion on electricity blackout”

The American responded: “What’s a blackout?”
The Lebanese responded: “What’s electricity?”

The Syrian responded…….”What’s opinion?”


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