iPod Diagnostic Mode

Posted by Mark

How to quickly find out if your iPod has a hardware problem. [Link]


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Opera Browser and the Nintendo DS

Posted by Mark

Yesterday Opera and Nintendo announced that the Opera browser will be coming to the Nintendo DS in March and priced at $32. I can’t believe the Nintendo DS is going to kick Sony’s PSP’s ass in something the PSP is supposed to be better at! With Nintendo’s touchscreen, entering website addresses is also going to be easier then on the PSP.. [Link]


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For Sale?

Posted by Mark

Nearly every time I take Geo for a walk, someone asks me if Geo is for sale. Yesterday night we went to Marina Crescent (it was packed like Venice Beach btw) and their were tons of people who asked me if he was for sale. Not only that one guy asked me if Geo could mate with his female German Shepherd! I was like dude, Geo is just 10 weeks old, he is a puppy, he doesn’t have balls even. Do a lot of people sell their dogs here? I mean its such a weird question to ask a dog owner, why would I sell a member of my family? I doubt other dog owners would sell their dog either, unless their dog just got puppies and they are selling the puppies. Its really strange.


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New Abu Ghraib Photos

Posted by Mark

Very gruesome and graphic. [Link]

[via BoingBoing]


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Geo and the number three

Posted by Mark

Top 3 things our pet dog Geo fears the most:
1) Little girls on rollerblades
2) My Hoberman
3) The Roomba

Top 3 things our per dog Geo loves the most:
1) Little boys high on sugar
2) The Egyptian gang under our house
3) Ethernet cable


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Forum Update

Posted by Mark

Well since the launch of the forum yesterday 28 users have registered and started posting. Thats more then I was expecting for the first day and I am hoping that number will grow a lot bigger once more topics get posted there. If you haven’t registered or checked out the forum already please do, I think it will turn into a great place where readers of this site can communicate with each other. [Link]


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Cruise Ship in the Sky

Posted by Mark

sky hotel

Nat wants us to take a cruise but due to the fact I get sea sick that will never happen. I could never last for days on end out in the sea, just thinking about it makes me dizzy. Now after seeing the Aeroscraft I think this is something I would definitely enjoy. [Link]

[source Digg]


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A Bad Business Decision

Posted by Mark

Shure E2

There is a brand of earphones called Shure, they became really popular in the US because people who owned iPods and were looking for much better quality earphones would purchase the Shure’s. I own a pair of the Shure E2’s and they are really amazing. Anyway the Shure dealer in Kuwait refuses to stock them. I past by the Shure dealer over a year ago when I wanted to by the E2’s, I figured I would check and see how much they were in Kuwait before I decided to purchase them from Amazon. I passed by the dealer and he told me they only bring them by order and it would take 2 to 4 weeks. I was like fuck it and got them from Amazon for a cheaper price and they arrived a week later.

Two weeks ago Shure opened a store near my office in Muthana Complex. I just past by them today because a friend of mine wanted to by some Shure earphones and once again the dealer told me they don’t carry them but they can order it for me. What the fuck?

If I owned the Shure brand in Kuwait I would get a large quantity of the affordable E2 earphones, a good amount of the more expensive E3’s and a handful of the much more expensive E5’s. I would then target the iPod crowd by maybe placing a stand at Virgin and selling them there or maybe by placing an ad in Bazar magazine. Why would the dealer in Kuwait not stock the best selling Shure products especially if everyone owns an iPod?

Click here for pictures of my Shure E2’s with foam tips


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How can I give back to the community?

Posted by Mark

I always wanted to be a policeman and it pisses me off that I am not allowed to become one here in Kuwait? I can’t even become a reserve cop! I have lived here all my life and I want to give back to the community by becoming a cop, shouldn’t I be allowed to? If I want to give back to my community what else can I do? What options do I have as an expat?


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Memoirs of a Geisha Banned in Kuwait

Posted by Mark

I just read that Memoirs of a Geisha got banned in Kuwait. I wasn’t interested in watching it, but I am curious to why it got the ban. I am also curious to why it was playing in the movies here for a week now, why didn’t they ban it from the beginning? [Link]


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