Browser Archive

Posted by Mark

I still have my original diskette of Netscape Navigator 1.0b. I run it every now and then just for the fun of it on one of the PCs around the house. It loads up really quickly but thats about the only advantage. It renders websites terribly and thats if it is able to open them. But, its nice nostalgia and brings back memories of the good old days when the web was a much quieter place. If you are into old browsers there is a site I used to frequent that has an archive of all the web browsers including some rare ones. Was I the only one who never got what Netomat was supposed to be? [Link]


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the truth

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I was checking out some of my old websites and I found one called “the truth”. It was created back in 1998 and it was mainly about UFOs with interesting articles on the Bermuda Triangle, Heaven’s Gate cult, Men in Black (the movie characters are based on real life ones) and Area 51. I was really into UFO’s back then probably because I was such a big fan of the X-Files. [Link]


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Imperial Star Destroyer LEGO

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lego destroyer

Ages ago I posted about the LEGO Death Star Kit, so I was checking out Lego’s website the other day and I also found the Imperial Star Destroyer. This ship is huge measuring an impressive 37” by 23” this model dwarfs any LEGO Star Wars ship ever produced. It contains over 3100 lego pieces and looks really cool. But again, like the Death Star, this LEGO will set you back $299! [Link]


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Review: Beef with Classic BBQ Sauce

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This is another Healthy Choice I will be reviewing. This meal looked special, it didn’t feel like a casual dinner meal but more of a special occasion one. Its Boneless Beef with Classic BBQ Sauce, Seasoned Potatoes and Vegetables.

Cooking the meal was extremely easy and quick, the aroma that was coming out of the microwave while it was cooking was very tantalizing. Nataly even came down to the kitchen to see what I was cooking.

Once the meal was done I took it out of the microwave and took a picture. The meal surprisingly looked good and expensive. Nice large chunks of beef covered in BBQ sauce, I couldn’t wait to eat it. It tasted pretty good for a microwave meal. The chunks of beef were tender and juicy, the BBQ sauce was fairly heavy in flavor, the fries were yummy, and the vegetables as usual always end up tasting really good. But, the portion was really small and I am not really that big a fan of BBQ sauce specially when its heavily flavored like this. Now I have started to accept the small portions of microwavable meals but I have also accepted the fact that they don’t cost that much anyway. This meal cost KD1.5 which is more expensive then most other meals. But as I said earlier on, this is more of a special occasion dinner. The final score is 3.5 out of 5.


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The Aviator Sideways

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I watched The Aviator yesterday and Sideways. I was really disappointed with both the movies. Sideways was long and slow, I spent the last hour just forwarding through the movie. The Aviator was also long and slow and I nearly fell asleep watching it, Nataly fell asleep watching it. After watching the amazing movie Crash the other night I doubt I will be able to find another movie that will top it. I have 3 more movies to watch now, The Longest Yard, Eternal Sunshing of the Spotless Mind and Million Dollar Baby. Hope they turn out to be good.


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Old Apple Computer Ad

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old mac

Found this old Mac magazine ad, its really funny reading about it now. Technology really has come a long way since then. [Link]


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Google Adsense, the first week

Posted by Mark

So far in 7 days I have made $20.32 via the Google Adsense program. It doesn’t sound much but at this rate I should be able to make over $1000 a year if my websites don’t get more popular. I have placed the google ads on 248AM.com and Miskan.com but I receive the bulk of visitors on my other older sites. I am thinking of expanding even and placing ads on more of my sites. So far I am impressed with Adsense. [Link]


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Al Qaeda Training Manual

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The attached manual was located in Manchester (England) by Metropolitan Police during a search of an Al Qaeda member’s home. The manual was found in a computer file described as “the military series” related to the “Declaration of Jihad.” The manual was translated into English and was introduced earlier this year at the embassy bombing trial in New York. The Department is only providing the following selected text from the manual because it does not want to aid in educating terrorists or encourage further acts of terrorism.

Al Qaeda Training Manual
Cover – Lesson 4
Lesson 5 – Lesson 8
Lesson 9 – Lesson 11
Lesson 12 – End


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Doom Movie Trailer

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doom 3 the rock

Remember when I said Doom was Doomed? Well I guess I was right. I just watched the trailer and I have to say I would rather watch my brother play Doom 3 on the Xbox. [Link]


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New iBooks and Mac mini’s

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New iBooks
- New trackpad lets you scroll horizontally, vertically or pan around the screen
- Sudden Motion sensor protects the hard drive in free-fall
- Built in Bluetooth 2.0 and Airport Extreme
- iLife ’05

12″ 1.33GHz G4, 512MB RAM, 40GB HD, Combo Drive – $999
14″ 1.42GHz G4, 512MB RAM, 60GB HD, Super Drive – $1299

New Mac mini
The updated Mac mini comes with 512MB of RAM and built in wireless options:

1.25GHz G4, 512MB RAM, 40GB HD, Combo Drive, $499
1.42GHz G4, 512MB RAM, 80GB HD, Combo Drive, Airport Extreme and Bluetooth, $599
1.42GHz G4, 512MB RAM, 80GB HD, Super Drive, Airport Extreme and Bluetooth, $699

More info on Apple.com


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