Qualitynet Problems

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Is anybody elses Qualitynet connection acting up tonight or is it just me?

Update: Strange problem. My brother who lives next door and uses my network is the cause of the problem. He has a friend sleeping over who has a laptop with a wifi connection. My brother connects to the local network with ethernet using his laptop. He was trying to share the local network connection with his friend using wifi. Everytime my brother shares the connection off his Mac it brings down the whole network. Weird. I tried it the other day and it worked fine, connection comes into his mac via cable and he shares it out via wifi, don’t know what could be wrong.


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The Ring 2 DVD Campaign

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This is the freakiest idea ever. To help promote the The Ring 2 DVD, a new website was created called 7daysleft.

Visitors to the DVD launch site www.7daysleft.com are invited to scare their friends by entering their email address and mobile telephone number. The site then sends an email to the visitors friend, inviting them to click on a link, and watch the video. As they’re watching it, their mobile phone rings, and a voice whispers “Seven days” down the phone. The viewer is then given the option to send the viral to five of their friends.

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The Sopranos Promotion

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soprano promo

This is such a cool idea, the BBDO ad agency proposed to protrude fake arms and legs the trunks of taxicabs — right next to bumper stickers hyping the new season of the HBO megahit The Sopranos. HBO though refused to run this promotion but are now considering it to hawk the show’s sixth season. [via]


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The Perfect Remote?

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harmony 880

I think I finally found a remote to replace my Sony universal remote. The new Harmony 880 still has the form of the older Harmony remotes except it now also includes a beautiful colored screen. This is the dream remote, size and form similar to the simple Tivo controller but yet with features and functions that match the bulky Philips Pronto remotes. [Link]


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Aaaaarghhhhhhh!

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crappy sign

Has anyone noticed these signs on the sea side? They are huge, bulky, ugly and unpractical. They are hard to read, its only in Arabic, and the most important information which is the logos of the restaurants are too tiny to be noticed. I am also sure its impossible to read the sign at night. Who is responsible for approving this crap? I am guessing its the same people who authorized the construction of a tall building to block the Scientific Center.


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Crash Your Apple Browser

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Using Safari, Omniweb or Shiira? Feel like crashing the browser?
Then click here!

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A Visit to the Bookshop

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some books

Yesterday night I passed by The Kuwait Bookshop in Muthana Complex. What I like about the Kuwait Bookshop is the amount of old books they have. Since its the largest bookshop in Kuwait and has been open since before the Gulf War they have a lot of books that have been in the shop since it first opened. For example I found a 1985 edition of the Guinness Book of Records on one of the shelves. I even ended up buying a book from 1985 myself. Ozy was with us at the bookshop and he found a book called “The New Observer’s Book of Automobiles”. The funny thing is the car on the cover was a 1985 BMW M635CSi… very new! Its actually a pretty cool book for anyone who is interested in information on the cars from the 80’s like the Lancia Delta HF Turbo or the VW Golf MKII. I also picked up a copy of Niccolo Machiavelli – The Prince and Aesop’s Fables. I already read The Prince in university but I feel like reading it again and I have also read Aesop’s Fables but the version I got seemed to contain more stories then the version I read so gonna reread this again.

I usually don’t have time to read books but recently I have been reading all my magazines in the beginning of the month and then I spend the rest of the month just flipping through them trying to find articles I haven’t read. Now I will try to read books instead when I am done with the magazines. I also prefer short stories since my memory is terrible for novels but I don’t mind thin books like The Prince. One of my favorite books of the moment is Supercade which Nibaq got for my birthday. It contains a lot of pictures and magazine style of writing. Basically every game or every video game console thats mentioned is treated like an article by itself. I don’t have to read the whole book from the beginning I can just flip through and read what I want when I want. Nibaq also got me another book called “The Ultimate History of Videogames” but that book is literally like a history book. I am going to try reading different bits of it randomly but I think I have to actually read this one from the beginning till the end.

Anyway here is a larger picture of yesterdays books.


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Try Yahoo! Week

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Try Yahoo! Week

Was just talking with Nibaq now and he pointed me to an article on NY Times about how Google is the new Microsoft. Well its true, Google IS the new Microsoft and we all hate Microsoft. So, Nibaq came up with the idea of using Yahoo! instead of Google. Sounds simple but when you have been using Google daily for like forever its not easy to swap to Yahoo! overnight. So we decided to have a “Try Yahoo! Week”. Starting Saturday the 27th all the way to Friday the 2nd we will only use Yahoo! for our searches. I already added the Yahoo! engine to FireFox and will start practicing this weekend. Everyone is free to join this activity.


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Commercials Thursday

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Here are two cool TV commercials I just found on my computer while trying to find something else.

Audi [Video 512KB]
Board Room [Video 1.18MB]


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Spinning in Kuwait

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A nice video of a white car spinning its wheels on a public road in Kuwait. Notice how the driver doesn’t care about the oncoming cars. [Video 4.8MB]


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