NBK & Mac

Posted by Mark

As most of you know you can’t use Firefox with Watani online, so I called customer support and they gave me an email I should send my complaint to, golnarm@nbk.com

This is the email I just sent:

Hi, I spoke with an IT person earlier and he advised me to email you my complaint.

I am a Mac user and I can’t access Watani Online. When I try to access Watani Online with Firefox or Safari it tells me to download Internet Explorer. But when I went to the Microsoft site to download Internet Explorer I got a message saying the following:

INTERNET EXPLORER FOR MAC NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
In June 2003, the Microsoft Macintosh Business Unit announced that Internet Explorer for Mac would undergo no further development, and support would cease in 2005. In accordance with published support lifecycle policies, Microsoft ended support for Internet Explorer for Mac on December 31st, 2005, and is not providing any further security or performance updates.

Accordingly, as of January 31st, 2006, Internet Explorer for the Mac is no longer available for download from Microsoft. It is recommended that Macintosh users migrate to more recent web browsing technologies such as Apple’s Safari.

http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/internetexplorer/internetexplorer.aspx

But when I use Safari I get an error and I can’t use IE because its not available anymore. Could you please allow Mac users to access Watani Online with FireFox or Safari. If not could NBK provide its customers with a CD that contains Internet Explorer for the Mac. But again, I am thinking that if Microsoft is recommending Safari it means IE on the Mac isn’t secure in the first place so I am not sure I would like to use IE anyway to access my bank records.

Awaiting your reply

If you are a mac user and have a complaint send it to the same email address.


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Emirates Flight Delay Again

Posted by Mark

Nataly just called me from the airport, her Emirates flight was delayed and arrived 45 minutes late! So let me get this right, last week my sister faced delays when she flew with Emirates to Dubai and back. A couple of days ago Nat’s flight to Dubai using Emirates got delayed over 2 hours, and now, on her way back to Kuwait it got delayed 45 minutes. Why is this the best airline in the world again?


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Boozah Boozah

Posted by Mark

Boozah Boozah

Summer is here and guess what just arrived at my doorstep… 2 liters of Boozah Boozah ice-cream. Boozah Boozah belongs to the same group of young Kuwaitis that own Choowy Goowy cookies. I will have some ice-cream tomorrow night when Nat comes back from Dubai and then probably post a review.


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One way ticket

Posted by Mark

I just got off the phone with Nat. I don’t think she is coming back to Kuwait, she is in love with Dubai… must be the alcohol..


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PictureSync

Posted by Mark

I just found this cool software for the Mac that adds a cool feature to iPhoto where you could export pictures directly to your flickr or 23 account with one click. I think this new feature is enough to convince me to go back to using iPhoto. [Link]


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United 93

Posted by Mark

United 93

The movie trailer for the 9/11 movie United 93 is now online. The trailer starts off feeling like a Gus Van Sant movie which is making me wonder if it might have been better off to have him direct it in the first place.. [Link]


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Best fight scene of all time (is this gay?)

Posted by Mark

OMG this is soo fucking funny and lame!
Excellent fatality in the end though. [Link]


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twofortyeightpm in Internet Explorer Windows

Posted by Mark

On my Mac in Internet Explorer 248pm.com looks a bit strange. The titles of the post are too big for one and some other minor bugs. Could you please compare what you see to the screenshot of how it “should” look like and tell me if you are seeing things differently. Thanks

[The Screenshot]

update: I “think” I solve the problem..


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Ctrl Alt Chicken

Posted by Mark

Ctrl Alt Chicken

I downloaded this geeky funny show the other day called Ctrl Alt Chicken. Its a cooking show in which the chefs don’t know how to cook! In the first episode which was just recently release, the two hosts tackle the Chicken Cordon Bleu.
You can download the episode from the following page. [Link]


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Safat 2.0 Beta

Posted by Mark

I am currently trying to see if I can improve safat. I know Nibaq is really busy and since Nat is out of town I have a lot of free time so last night I started working on what I think safat should be like. I don’t really have a major problem with safat I just think the theme should be changed into something neater and that Nibaq should move away from the Drupal software which he currently uses over to WordPress.

The site where I am testing my version of safat is 248pm.com (finally found a use for it). At the moment I just have some of my favorite blogs listed since I am just working on the basic look and layout. Its still beta ofcourse and I am keeping it very simple with a web2.0 feel. Check it out. [Link]

Note: This is what I am recommending for safat, its not sanctioned by Nibaq or the Safat board of directors…

update: just got the full list of bloggers from Nibaq and added them to 248pm feeds. By tomorrow it should be working smoothly like safat. Also it checks for new feeds every 15 minutes so it should be faster then safat.

update 2: so far 248pm.com is getting feeds faster then safat which is what I predicted. I replaced the Store link on the top navigation bar of this blog with 2:48PM since its more practical that way.


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