How fast can you type the alphabet

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4 seconds

My record is 4 seconds. I might have been able to get faster with more practice but my dog keeps jumping on me. He’s bored. [Link]


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Running From Camera

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The rules are simple: You put the self-timer on the camera to 2 seconds, push the button and then try to get as far from the camera as you can. [Link]


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Friday Morning Ride (22-12-06)

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me with my bike

Got up at 9, gave Marzouq a call and woke him up. We decided to meet at Marina Crescent at 9:45. I got dressed and left the house at 9:15 and to kill time I rode all the way to the end of the Gulf Road passed Kuwait City and then came back down Marina Crescent to wait for Marzouk.

Once he came he was like we are going to Hilton in Mangaf. I was like sounds cool and we headed out. After a quick stop for gas we hit the Fahaheel expressway. It was my first time on a highway so I was pretty excited.

The roads were practically empty and the weather was just amazing. Since the expressway is just a long straight line I opened up the throttle to see how fast I could go. I hit 170KM/h before I decided to go back down to the our cruising speed of 140KM/h. The bike could easily have flown past 170, I was only in 4th gear (out of 6) and the more throttle I gave it the more the bike would pull away. In the end I decided to throttle down because the wind resistance was just too much. The speed cameras all didn’t seem to be working today. I tried to get one to fire (no front license plate on bikes) but none wanted to go off.

After getting to Hilton we decided to head back to Marina and have breakfast. The road back was pretty quick and when we finally got to Marina it was a lot more packed. We parked our bikes and had breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien. First thing we ordered was hot chocolate to warm us up a bit. That was quickly followed by a bread basket and omelets.

It was 12PM by the time I got home.I am off work now for 2 weeks starting tomorrow so I think I will be riding every morning. Its really a lot of fun.

Picture by Marzouq


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Very Tool

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I have no idea what this advert is saying. Here is the full version. [Link]

Thanks Tamara


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Villa Moda sale starts tomorrow!

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Villa Moda
I just got info that the Villa Moda sale starts tomorrow. The last one held in May basically cleared out the store within two days so if you want to buy something you got to make it there early tomorrow morning. They open at 10AM and expect it to be really crowded. Everything is 50% off.


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Wataniya W-Net

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wnet

Today I met with a person from Wataniya. They wanted me to try out their new W-Net router based system so they hooked me up with a device and a 6 month subscription plan.

wataniya wnet

It runs on the HDSPA network and right out of the box on a busy Thursday night I am downloading at 51.6kb. I will post more pictures and details after I play with it some more this weekend. So far this Internet connection seems as fast as my Qualitynet 512 DSL connection.


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Way to go Animal Friends League of Kuwait

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(IMAGE REMOVED AT THE REQUEST OF AFL)

Today morning Rayboy posted in the forum on how while walking his dog in a public park he found a dalmatian dog that was locked up in a small cage all alone and freezing to death. Once he got home he called both PAWs and the Animal Friends League of Kuwait (AFL) to get some help.

The AFL ended up organizing a “Seek and Rescue” party later in the day. Their mission was to see the state of the dog and if possible contact the owners. If the owners were not found and the dog was in bad shape, they would then break the lock and take the dog.

The AFL arrived at the location and found that the dog was in really bad condition. After desperately trying to find the owners they took the decision to break the lock and free the dog. They then took the dalmatian to their animal shelter in Wafra where the dog is now being taken care of.

I think thats just an amazing story. To have a group like the AFL here in Kuwait who actually take action when an animal is being abused is really amazing. I really hate people who get pets but then end up treating them like shit. Locking up a beautiful dog like the dalmatian in a public garden in this weather in a small cage is just horrible. I imagine the dog would have remained in the cage even during the summer. Thank you AFL for freeing the dalmatian.

If anyone would like to find out more about the AFL, donate to the AFL or even adopt one of their pets then you can visit their website animalfriendskuwait.org


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Playing with Fire – Kevin Federline

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On Amazon.com users can “tag” items with keywords to ease the search process. Here are some tags which people have placed for Kevin Federline’s (Britney Spears Ex Husband) album Playing with Fire (note there are 4 pages worth of tags):

talentless (28) garbage (18) idiot (17) laughable (16) music to make you long for the sweet release of death (15) hack (13) crap (12) loser (10) terrible (8) clown (7) aka vogon poetry (6) bad joke (2) cant understand what hes saying (1) should be working at wendys (2) as good as socks with sandals (1)”

You can check out the rest by clicking [Here]


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New Transformers Trailer

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Just watched the new transformers movie trailer. Got a small glimpse of Optimus Prime in it but the coolest thing is the secret service guy from the TV show 24 is in the movie. [Link]


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Day 1 with the Ericsson 388

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Yesterday I got an Ericsson 388 and today I started using it as my primary phone. I have been getting a lot of ooooooohs and ahhhhhhhs everytime someone sees the phone. Everyone owned one and everyone seemed to have positive things to say about the phone and good memories to go along with it. The phone simply rocks.

Now the bad thing. The battery isn’t as good as I thought it was. On standbye the phone lasts long but after 4 or 5 phone calls the phone beeps with a “Low Battery” warning and the happy green blinking LED on the top of the phone turns red. To solve it I just remove the battery, shake it and then place it back again. Suddenly my battery is full again until the next phone call.

Other then that though the phone is just fantastic. I have an extra battery with me which I think I will charge now. This way when one dies I just swap in the other.


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