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

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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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After Hours

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I am staying late at work today trying to finish up a campaign thats due to be presented tomorrow. I hate staying late when I am not prepared for it but today I came in and I had my mind set on staying late and its really cool. No one is in the office so I have the window behind me open and my music blasting out loud. I am really taking my time and enjoying what I am working on because I no longer trying to finish up before the end of the day, I now have the whole night to work on this. No one is here to interrupt me, no one is here to tell me to lower my music and no one is fighting. Its so peaceful.


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Eggs with Babies

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A guy in China found a shop selling duck eggs which still had babies in them. He took pictures ofcourse and you can check them out but they are really gross. I warned you. [Link]

[source metafilter]


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Geo not Zero

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Belgian Shepherd Puppies

Yesterday we decided to return our hamster his old name Zero after taking it away from him last week. Choosing a name for our dog is really a difficult thing, you don’t want something thats common, you don’t want something you can’t pronounce, you want something with a reason behind it and you want something that works on dogs. Yesterday we finally decided on the name “Geo”. It was the only name both me and Nat agreed upon. We arrived at the name after I suggested we call the dog after the legendary video game console the NeoGeo. Nat then suggest we call it just Geo since she thinks it sounds Italian like Aqua di Geo for example. So I like it because its from a Japanese video game console while she likes it because it sounds Italian, two completely different views on the name but both of us like it. Here are some other names that we couldn’t agree upon:

Dyski (from Grendizer)
Bauer (as in Jack Bauer from the show 24)
Jack (again as in Jack Bauer from 24)
Magnum (from the 80’s show Magnum PI)
Zero (Smashing Pumpkins song)
Magnus (as in Magnus Samuelsson, the world´s strongest man)

According to the breeder we should get the dog around February 4th. We will be paying for the dog in 3 payments, we paid the first payment yesterday, second will be end of the month and the third at the end of January just before they ship the dog. Hopefully we won’t change our mind on the dog again because we need to email the breeder today with the name. I am still hesitant a bit between Geo and Magnum as names but I will be asking around the office and get various peoples reaction on the two before I email the breeder. If anyone has any comments on Geo and Magnum that would be great. The picture above is the latest picture we got from the breeder.

Update: There is one more name which I suggest to Nat yesterday but she didn’t like but a lot of people at the office seem to like, Kouji which is also from Grendizer.


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Kong is Suck

Posted by Mark

Just got back from the movies. King Kong was 3 fucking hours long!! Peter Jackson must wake up and realize not every movie can be made into a grand adventure like Lord of the Rings. I swear if it was up to him I am sure he would have turned King Kong into a trilogy. The first 1 and half hour of the movie was extremely slow, like super slow and then the ending of the movie kept on dragging on. By the 2 and a half hour mark I was ready kill King Kong myself. This movie could have easily been made into a regular sized 90 minute flick.

On the bright side the effects were the best so far. You will spend the whole movie thinking King Kong is real. His facial expressions, his fur, his movements, there is no way you could tell its a 3D rendering. Also for people who hate insects I warn you there is one scene in the movie that will gross you out, but again the insect graphics were super.

Overall though I would not recommend anyone watching this movie unless they enjoy long, boring and predictable 3 hour films.


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King Kong in Kuwait Today

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King Kong

While in the US, King Kong comes out tomorrow, in Kuwait its getting released tonight. It’s not the first time that this happens and I like it when it does.. it gives Kuwait an edge. So I went ahead and booked 2 tickets for tonight, its been a while since I have gone to the movies so it should be good. [Link]


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Sam & Max

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The Sam & Max webcomic is now online. Hopefully the game will follow really soon the original was just the best. [Link]


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