New Look, Same Great Taste

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I just finished upgrading my blog to the latest wordpress and I also went ahead and changed the look of the website.

I don’t like change and I hate it when people redesign their sites. You get so used to something and then overnight things change and its usually not a smooth transition. I tried not to change too much in the structure, I tried to focus more on making things clearer and easier to read while also adding some color to give it some life. The old look was really starting to feel pale and I was really starting to dislike it. I needed a change and I figured now would be the perfect time.

There are still some minor issues I need to fix but in general this is how the blog is going to look like. I will be working on various font options in the coming days and hopefully that will work out nicely. I wasn’t able to test the site on various browsers and systems so if you encounter a problem please tell me about it so I could try to fix it. Thank you.

Note: Please do a hard refresh (hold down shift and click on reload) to clear out my blogs old files. That should solve minor problems.


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Jack Bauer is God

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bauer is god

I just finished watching episode 5 from season 5 of the show ’24’. It was an amazing episode, there is no other show that is cooler, period. Nothing can come close, ’24’ is unfucking believably good. Jack Bauer is a motherfucker!


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Video: Fun at Work

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fun at work

Awhile ago I went and got a 2 liter bottle of Pepsi and 1 roll of Mentos to try the experiment I posted about last week. When I got back to the office I called some friends out onto the roof-less balcony so I could show them this cool experiment. Since I didn’t tell anyone what was going to happen they nearly all got sprayed including the cameraman as you can see in the video. The Pepsi fountain hit 3 meters high although it doesn’t really show in this tight shot clip. Download the video and check it out. [MOV 115KB]


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Review: Band of Brothers (mini series)

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Band of Brothers

I finished watching the mini series Band of Brothers yesterday and I now understand how the hell it got a 9.6 out of 10 on IMDB. Band of Brothers isn’t a TV show, its an epic. Its like Lord of the Rings except they made ten of these not three. The show stars some cool actors the most popular being David Schwimmer (Ross from Friends), Ron Livingston (Office Space) and Donnie Wahlberg (ex New Kids on the Block, Mark Wahlbergs brother).

“Band of Brothers tells the story of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army. Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as soldiers’ journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these young men who knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear.

They were an elite rifle company parachuting into France early on D-Day morning, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge and capturing Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest at Berchtesgaden. They were also a unit that suffered enormous casualties, and whose lives became legend.”

The mini series is made up of ten episodes, each directed by a different director. Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks are also the executive producers. The series is really incredible, everything about it from the great acting, the compelling stories, the amazing directing to the bewildering realism. The quality of this “tv show” can stand up against the best Hollywood blockbusters out there easily. The first episode was the slowest since you are still being introduced to the many many main characters of this series, but after that things really pick up and start moving really fast. The series is visually stunning with beautiful consistent tonality through out. The final episode nearly made me move to Austria, its really beautiful.

But now that I finished watching the show I am having a hard time watching my other shows like Lost and Desperate Housewives… they feel so LAME! It was a good and a educational experience, I loved it. It gets a 5 out of 5. Its only the second time I give a full 5 for something, the first was the Shawerma from Sajj House.

You can buy Band of Brothers on DVD from Amazon


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Niggers Suck

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niggers suck

This has to be the weirdest thing ever. If you go to the Al Mulla Group Rent a Car page and check under Tarrifs you will find a car called Niggers Suck which you can rent for KD13 a day. [Link]

Update: Its been fixed. It now says “test” instead.


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Lost Brothers

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Lost Brothers

Anyone notice the similarities between the Lost and Band of Brothers posters? Very Strange..


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Sushi Eating HOWTO

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A simple but detailed guide to eating sushi. A lot of interesting stuff including information on Fugu, the fish Homer once had in an episode of The Simpsons where he got poisoned at the sushi place. I wonder if any place in Kuwait serves Fugu? Tons of information and all very interesting and informative. [Link]


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It’s Fonzie on Arrested Development!!

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Henry Winkler

I don’t know how I didn’t notice this before but I just realized something really cool. The airhead lawyer on the show Arrested Development is played by the actor Henry Winkler. He always looked familiar to me and I just realized why. Winkler played Fonzie, the “cool” guy on the old show Happy Days. Whats even cooler is I also just found out that Ron Howard who is the executive producer of the show Arrested Development and other shows and movies like 24, A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, The Doors and Felicity was ALSO on the show Happy Days. I can’t believe I just found all this out now. Better late then never.


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WordPress 2.0 and more

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I will be moving to WordPress 2.0 soon. The only reason I haven’t already is because I also want to change my blogs theme. At the moment my website is looking really bland and I am hoping to inject some visual life into it.

My aim is to have something ready by Friday night.


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Fasttelco and Blogspot Friends Again

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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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