2:48AM and Qualitynet?

Post by Mark

For the past 2 days I have been having issues connecting to 248am.com and some other sites like adobe.com with my Qualitynet connection. Is anyone else having this problem? Its connecting but after a really long period..


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Stock up on Silver

Post by Mark

silver

Yesterday night I went to the bakala (local word for very tiny mini markets) under my building to get KDD Silver icecream. To my surprise the guy didn’t have any left, just the Gold one. So I went to the second bakala near by and he also didn’t have Silver. Luckily there are like 20 bakalas in a 5 meter radius behind my building (I love Salmiya) so I went bakala jumping trying to find one that still had Silver left. Luckily I found a box full at the 4th bakala and decided to buy it all and take home. Don’t know if this is a problem around Kuwait or just in my street but maybe the country is running out of Silver??

update: just went and got myself a Raspberry Lolly


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Neo Vs Robocop

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Found this cool video of Neo (from the Matrix) fighting against Robocop. [Video] It kinda reminds me of Batman: Dead End which is Batman fighting against Alien and Predator. [Video]


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Schumacher Cheating

Post by Mark

If you didn’t watch it on TV here is the clip from the qualifying session. [Video]
Here is the news story in case you missed it. [Link]

update: for the non believers, Schumis previous fuckups [Link]


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Laptop Sleeves and Stuff

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foofs

I passed by zMacShop yesterday to get a foofpod for Nat. They have a pretty nice selection of foofs in various colors for the regular ipods and the nanos. While there I also noticed they also had Booq and STM brand of laptop sleeves if anyone is interested.


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Apple store telephone numbers in Kuwait

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For future refrence, here are all the telephone numbers of the Apple dealers and stores in Kuwait.

Mac & More
Tel: 2244793 (Marina Mall)
Tel: 5735815 (Galleria 2000)

Integrated Office Co (IOC)
Tel: 2664278

Mac City
Tel: 4911112

Kamal Al Sultan Co
Tel: 4815533

zMacShop
Tel: 2617575

Solize
Tel: 7215945


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Foofs in Kuwait

Post by Mark

zMacShop finally got their shipment of Foofs. If you don’t know what Foofs are click here. Here are the models they have available and their prices:

foofbag corduroy 15″ PB/MB KWD 10.000
foofbag acrylic 15″ PB/MB KWD 10.000
foofbag faux fur 15″ PB/MB KWD 10.000
foofpod faux fur 3G/4G/5G iPod KWD 8.000
foofpod corduroy 5G iPod KWD 8.000
foofpod corduroy iPod Nano KWD 7.000
foofpod denim 3G/4G/5G iPod KWD 8.000
foofpod denim iPod Nano KWD 7.000
foofpod hbone 5G iPod KWD 8.000
foofpod hbone iPod Nano KWD 7.000
foofpod pinwale 5G iPod KWD 8.000
foofpod pinwale iPod Nano KWD 7.000


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Jackass 2

Post by Mark

Its coming! [Link]


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U Shop We Ship

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u shop we ship

I have been looking for an alternative to Aramex Shop and Ship for a long time now and haven’t been able to find one. Don’t misunderstand me, there are other options to Aramex which I have even mentioned before, but none provided me with everything I needed. They were either cheap but slow or fast but expensive, or even lacked some of Aramex’s basic features like package tracking. Now though I think I found another better option and its called U Shop We Ship.

I found out about it from a user who commented on one of my older posts and I decided to check it out. The first thing I did was check out how much the shipping would cost for an item that weighed 1KG and I compared it to Aramex and they both turned out to be priced identical. I then started to read more about their service and it turns out not only do they have all the features of Aramex but they also have additional stuff. Here are my favorites:

You have the option to destroy unwanted mail
You know how sometimes you get a stupid envelope which is just a bill for some magazine and you end up paying like KD2.5 for it. Well with U Shop We Ship (USWS) if you find junk mail in your mailbox you can have them destroy it for you.

They offer immediate shipping
You can have them check your mailbox and mail you stuff either once a week, twice a month or once a month AND you also have an option to have an item shipped immediately no matter what your shipping frequency is by paying a certain fee. This could be worth it when ordering a big item like an ipod or laptop and you really want it as quickly as possible. Just to clear what this means is say you have your shipping frequency set to once a week and it turns out they check your mailbox every Monday but your item arrived to your mailbox on Tuesday, instead of waiting till next Monday to have them ship your item you can have them ship it right away on Tuesday.

You can pay for your packages online
This is the coolest feature, something I have been wishing Aramex would do. I hate carrying cash with me, I am a plastic type of guy and so I hate it when Aramex delivers a package and I need to have an unknown amount ready to pay the guy. With USWS you pay for your packages online using either Knet or Visa. This feature sold me instantly.

aramex sucks

I just got my account setup with them and I am going to try it by buying the Philips Bodygroom and mailing it to my new mailbox. Oh and you can change the shipping frequency yourself from the prefrences menu once you login and you can also change your login password, two things you also can’t do with Aramex. Their Kuwait office number is 4724673 but you can only sign up from their website. [Link]

Note: You not only get a US mailbox but also a UK and UAE mailbox. They also use Skynet Worldwide Express to ship the packages.

update: BusyNow pointed out to me that in their FAQ they have a discount section which mentions a variety of ways of getting discounts on shipping, something which you would never get with Aramex. [FAQ]


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Review: Mac & More Marina Mall

Post by Mark

Mac & More

Back in February of last year I published a post titled “Mac & Small” and in it I talked about how small their branch at Galleria 2000 was and how over priced their items were. Well yesterday I passed by Mac & More’s new branch in Marina Mall and I have to say they are no longer small. The place looks really cool and huge.. and thats the only positive thing I can say. It seems when they moved from Mac & Small to Marina Mall they didn’t get any new merchandise. The place is empty and I mean empty. When you first walk in there is one MacBook Pro on display and one MacMini connected to a generic brand of LCD screen.. imagine not even an Apple Display! Once you walk into the rest of the shop you will realize that was it, no more Apple products.. the rest of the store is just a large shelf full of iPods and a wall full of generic iPod skins which you can find at any other Mac store in Kuwait including Mac City which is located in Virgin at the other end of Marina Mall. Even the tiny zMacShop have brands like Marware and Foof how come Mac & More don’t have anything cool?

Price wise… Mac & More is the most expensive Apple dealer in Kuwait.

The store is visually very impressive which misleads you to believe you will find many great things there, but once you go in and look around and can’t find anything, you wonder what the hell are these guys selling… iPod covers?

update: If I was to review the store again now I would have to say they have improved things a lot. Firstly they have a lot more products and a lot more brands, their prices have also decreased, maybe not as cheap as US prices but they are closer to UAE prices. I would probably give them a 3.5 out of 5 now.


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