Vodafone Rebranding

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vodafone new logo

Sigh, another logo crosses over to the 3D button style. Just barely over a month ago I posted about Quarks new logo which looks like a button and now Vodafone went ahead and did the same thing. The new redesign looks OK even though I don’t like the 3D effect in general. I also prefer the new typeface since I used to think having the logo in place of the O’s was a bit too repetetive in the old logo so thats cool. In general though, they don’t make logos like they used to.


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Geo by iDip

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Belgian Shepherd 4 months old

Taking pictures of our dog Geo is a difficult task. Other then the fact that he moves too much but also the fact that his body is a light color while his face is a dark black. Most of my pictures underexpose his face while keeping his body color intact or over exposing his body while bringing out the details of his face. So I was surprised to see that iDip managed to get a very nice shot of Geo with a perfectly lit face and natural colored body. Check it out. [Link]


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Two girls mobbed by youths at football club

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2 kuwaiti girls

KUWAIT CITY: A furore broke out at the Kazma Football Club recently following a football match between the Kazma and Qadsiya Clubs when some football fans mobbed two “provocatively” dressed women, reports Al-Watan daily. The scanty clothes of the two girls, who had reportedly come to watch the match, instigated some youth present there to molest them, say sources. It took the intervention of securitymen to bring the situation under control, they add, indicating “some of the youths were taken to the police station.” Many people, however, protested that the fault actually lay with the girls whose manner of dressing was “against custom and tradition and even against the Islamic sharia.” Questions now remain as to where the organizers were and why the girls were allowed to enter the stadium? – Arab Times

Here is a scan from an Arabic newspaper with 2 pictures. [Link]

Firstly I didn’t censor the pictures with a black marker, the newspaper did. Secondly I am curious to know what these two girls were thinking. You wouldn’t wear what they were wearing to Marina Mall yet alone a stadium filled with thousands of male teens. Even if the two girls were over dressed they would still have gotten harassed! Maybe they figured whatever, they were going to get harassed anyways so might as well make the most of it. You hear a lot about incidents like this that happening all over Kuwait but this is the first time I see pictures attached to a story.


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How to pull an all-nighter

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Back in university I used to have a real hard time trying to pull an all-nighter. I probably managed to pull it off only a handful of times and I had a car accident two of those times driving up to university.. and I used to live around 500 meters away! Seriously I drive better when I am wasted or drunk then if I am sleepy. Anyway here is a ink to a site with tips on how to pull an all-nighter. [Link]


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Three funny movies I want to watch

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I Am a Sex Addict
Nacho Libre
The Bench Warmers


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Kuwait Dog Show 2K6

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Kuwait Dog Show

Yesterday I went to the first dog show ever held in Kuwait which was organized by PAWS. The event took place in the British Embassy gardens from 2 to 6PM and it was open to everyone even if you didn’t have a dog just as long as you signed up ahead of time and paid the KD2 entrance fee. The weather was perfect a lot of sun and a little cold breeze.

The British embassy is really nice and their garden is huge. There were a lot of stands selling stuff from used books and dvds to sandwiches and and soft drinks. It was Geo’s first time out to a public place since the me stepping on his leg incident over a month ago so he was very excited to be out surrounded by other dogs and children. I have to say Geo must have been the most playful and friendliest dog there. Their were other friendly dogs at the event but all of them at one point or another got upset by another dog or person and tried to attack/bite or bark back. Geo on the other hand never got upset with anyone.. even the dogs who tried to bite him.

There were easily around 40 to 50 dogs at the event yesterday if not more. You had a lot of good-looking dogs like my favorite which was a Sheepdog and you also had some previously rescued dogs that were mostly mutts. Speaking of rescued dogs, there were a couple of puppies during the event that were wearing “Adopt Me” bandanas, they were puppies and dogs that didn’t have homes and could be adopted by anyone interested in them. Geo had a lot of fun playing with two of them, actually as usual, Geo runs and jumps up and down by himself thinking he is playing with the dogs but they actually just sit there and watch him.

The events were fun to watch, Geo of course as I mentioned yesterday came in second place in the Best Puppy category, the puppy that came first was a German Shepherd and Husky mix and looked really cute. Maybe if Geo was 2 months younger he would have had a better chance at getting first place but yesterday he looked oversized compared to the other puppies. I didn’t get a decent picture of the puppy that came in first but I was checking the PAWS website and I found the puppies picture there, his name is Bear and he in the one on the right [Picture].

The US ARMY K9 unit was there and performed a fun show for everyone. I will talk about that in more detail once I post the video of their show maybe later on today or tomorrow. Anyway overall it was a really fun event and I would for sure participate again next year. I got to meet two Kuwait bloggers at the event, Stallion and iDip, they turned out to be a lot different then I expected them to be.. in a good way of course. I also met 3 readers of the blog, which is always a nice experience. I had a lot of fun and it was really exhausting for everyone but definitely a lot of fun. Check out the pictures from the event. [Pictures]

If you are interested in adopting a dog then check out the PAWS website, they have pictures and information on all the dogs they have available. [Link]


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Ten video sharing services compared

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If you have a video and you want to share it online with everyone you have a couple of options the most popular being Google Video and YouTube. Personally I have been using Google Video because it allows viewers to download the videos onto their computers, but the problem with Google Video is that you have to wait anywhere between 24 to 48 hours to get your video approved before you can share it with everyone.

So today I found this article via digg that compared 10 video sharing services with all their advantages and disadvantages. After reading the article I was planning on trying out the recommended service called Vimeo, but it turns out the site is currently blocked by Fast Telco which is just lame. So now I am stuck using Google Video until I try out the other video sharing services myself. [Link]


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Installing Boot Camp will void your warranty

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According to Apple, installing “their” Boot Camp software on your Mac will void your warranty. Yes you read right, if you install Boot Camp which is an Apple software, you will void your warranty. Apple thats STUPID! [Link]

[source digg]


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Baskin Robbins

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Baskin Robbins new logo

This is something I wanted to post about ages ago and I actually thought I had but seems I never did. Most of you by now have probably seen the new rebranded Baskin Robbins at the Marina Mall food court. I really dislike their new logo, I don’t like the new colors and I don’t like the new typeface. Maybe they are trying to target young children and thats why they rebranded but as an adult I prefer the older cleaner looking logo. I actually think the new logo reminds me of Halloween for some reason..


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Extremely Exhausted

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Dog Show Second Place

I am extremely exhausted and both Nat and Geo are currently asleep. They went to sleep like 2 hours ago while I stayed up playing on my PSP. I won’t be able to upload the pictures today since I am going to fall asleep on the keyboard any second now. Anyway I will leave you with one picture tonight, its of Geo accepting his second place ribbon.


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