Google Anonymous Proxy

Posted by Mark

Wow, this rocks. vpn.google.com/getpass/

I just downloaded the PPTP software DigiTunnel and am going to try it out. If it works I won’t have to use proxify anymore.

Update:
It didn’t work at work but I just set it up at home now and its working perfectly. Keep in mind that once you disconnect from the VPN you will need to get another username and password from the google site.
Bye bye proxify!


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23 plus free for two years

Posted by Mark

I just got an email from 23HQ (previously 23people). They have moved out of the beta stage and are upgrading all existing users to a free 2 year plus subscription. 23HQ is like flickr except not as crowded. I personally use it to put my favorite photos on and I also love the fact that my username is “mark” there. You can check out my favorite pictures by going to 23hq.com/mark


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A Free Online Non-profit PDF Magazine

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imag

I just downloaded a copy of the newly renovated I-Mag magazine to check it out. I wasn’t expecting it to be any good but it turns out its actually better then the majority of the free English magazines you find at Starbucks. Check it out [Link]


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Ôdishon

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audition

Yesterday I watched Audition (Ôdishon) which was recommended to me by my brother. What a fucked up movie that was. The movie starts off extremely slow, boring and uneventful. I wanted to turn it off soo many times but I remembered my brother telling me wait till the end so I did. What a fucking end! No way on earth would I have expected anything like that. I wish I could explain what happens but I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. The end of the movie has one of the most graphic scenes I have ever watched, Nataly even covered her eyes and wanted me to mute it because she couldn’t handle it. The movie in short is about this guy who is a widow and is looking for a wife. His best friend suggests they set up a fake movie audition in which he could use it to find a girl he is interested in. The guy finds a girl and falls in love. Other then that I will not say any more.

This is the second movie I’ve watched for Takashi Miike. The first one was Visitor Q (Bizita Q) which was also really weird but not as enjoyable as Audition. Overall I really liked yesterdays movie, I realize now why the intro was so normal and dull, its just to create a huge contrast with the end of the movie.


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REIGN

Posted by Mark

dc danny way

I got my new sneakers today from Aramex. I ordered them from Amazon since I can’t find the DCSHOE’s brand in Kuwait. I only wear DC’s, they are the most durable sneakers I have found and combined with my brother we have tried everything from DVS’s to Vans and DC’s always outlasted them all. I don’t skateboard (my brother does) but I only buy skateboarding shoes since they look really cool and they are built to withstand some of the harshest treatment.

My new sneakers are from the new DCSHOE’s Danny Way signature series. They fucking rock. Here are some technical features:

Super Suede
50% more durable, lasts longer, feels like regular suede

DGT Dynamic Grip Technology
DGT is engineered around the fact that each part of a skate shoe’s sole does different things, and wears out at different rates. With DGT, there’s soft rubber for control on ollies and flips. There’s medium rubber for grip and traction. Finally, there’s a tougher, thicker rubber for durability where it’s needed most.

Airbag
DC’s high performance skate shoes have a thermoplastic urethane airbag to provide cushioning in either the forefoot or heel area

Performolite Polyurethane
DC developed its very own exclusive composition of polyurethane and dubbed it Performolite. It’s softer and much lighter then standard polyurethane.

For more info on DCSHOE’s check their website [Link]


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Famous Lebanese

Posted by Mark

Thanks to Purg for the link to this site with famous Lebanese. Here are some interesting ones I didn’t know about:

Nicolas Hayek, creator of Swatch and savior of the Swiss watch industry.
Marisa Tomei, winner of Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in “My Cousin Vinny”
Frank Zappa, rock legend
Yasmine Bleeth, starred in “Baywatch” and “Nash Bridges”
G.E. Smith, guitarist and “Saturday Night Live’s” bandleader for many years (Smith is the translation of is family’s Lebanese name, Haddad)
Kathy Najimy, award-winning comic actress, the fun-loving nun in the “Sister Act” films and co-star of Kirstie Alley as Olive in “Veronica’s Closet”.
Tom Shadyac, director of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective(1994), The Nutty Professor (1996), Liar Liar (1997), Patch Adams(1998), Dragonfly (2002) and Bruce Almighty (2003)
Ned Mansour, president of Mattel, Inc.
Paul Orfalea, founder of Kinko’s

Here is the full list. [Link]

Update: Here is another list from a more reliable source. [Link]
Update 2: Wendie Malick is of Irish and Lebanese heritage. She plays Nina Van Horn on NBC’s hit show Just Shoot Me. [Link]


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StopIE – Rid the web of Internet Explorer

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stop internet explorer

Help stop Internet Explorer, the world’s most popular and worst internet browser. [Link]


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Unacknowledged Father of the iPod

Posted by Mark

I love the way how Wired always give credit to Tony Fadell for the creation of the iPod. Majority of other media outlets usually make Steve Jobs the star. [Link]


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Aramex Pissing You Off?

Posted by Mark

Send them a complaint. [Link]


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Inside Deep Throat

Posted by Mark

inside deep throat

Yesterday I had time to watch only one movie, but it was a good one. Yesterday I watched Inside Deep Throat which is a documentary on the super famous porn movie, Deep Throat. I watched Deep Throat back in 1992 and I liked it, not because it meant anything deep to me or that it was the best porn movie I had ever watched, back in 1992 I think Deep Throat was the ONLY porn movie I had watched. I didn’t find out about the importance of Deep Throat until much much later and after watching the documentary yesterday I can’t wait to rewatch the original movie again. Here is the plot summary of the documentary from IMDB:

It was filmed in 6 days for 25 thousand dollars. The government didn’t want you to see it. It was banned in 23 states. It has grossed over 600 million dollars. And it is the most profitable film in motion picture history. More than 30 years after Deep Throat’s provocative debut, this documentary examines the legacy that the most profitable film of all-time left on society.

Unlike Born Into Brothels, this was not some average boring documentary. Inside Deep Throat is a really well produced movie and its visually very funky. It was also hilarious to watch. I never imagined the people behind the movie had such a great of sense of humor, everyone from the producer to the actors to the production guys. I also never knew how great the impact of Deep Throat was on society until I watched this movie. It really shook up allot of things back then. And then they also talk about how the mobsters were involved with the movie and how they were profiting from it and burning down theaters that weren’t paying them half of the profits. The movie is just loaded with so much information and its all presented in such a cool way. I also wouldn’t call this documentary a porn. Yes there are a couple of quick shots from the movie but they are not trying to turn you on or anything. The quick scenes are just to give you a glimpse of what Deep Throat was.

For those of you living abroad definitely watch this documentary, even if you haven’t watched the original Deep Throat before. For those of you living in Kuwait you can download the documentary from any torrent site like TorrentSpy and ThePirateBay.


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