With the new Intel Macs you can run Windows XP. To do so you have two options, the first is using Apple’s free beta software called Bootcamp or you can pay $49 and use Parallels. Which should you choose and which is faster? Cnet took both softwares and ran a bunch of tests and it turns out Bootcamp is the way to go. [Link]
I just took some more pictures of Nats PowerBook. They are higher quality so you can see exactly what you would be getting. [Pictures]
If you are interested in it, here is more info. [Link]
Hmmmm I just got a jar of Choowy Goowy cookies. Its been like forever since I last had some. Yummmyyy…
Some guy took a Nintendo Wii (a mockup) and took pictures of it next to everything. By everything I mean fridge, stove, Atari, telescope, toilet and just a ton of more random objects. Pretty weird.. but cool. [Link]
Wow I saw Chip Foose design this car and then watched his team build it on one of the episodes of Overhaulin and now the car is for sale on eBay. I am not into classic cars but this one is gorgeous. There are TONS of pictures you can check out after clicking the link. The current bidding price is over $150,000! [Link]
So I emailed Amazon today asking them if instead of them mailing me a cheque for my MacBook $100 rebate I could get a gift voucher in that amount. Amazon just replied apologizing telling me that wasn’t possible but gave me a $15 gift voucher for any inconvenience caused by this situation!
They are always super friendly. When I ordered my MacBook they originally told me my package would ship on the 15th of June, they then told me they would ship it earlier on June 9th and as compensation (don’t ask) they upgraded my shipping. They then told me there was a delay and my package would actually ship on the 20th of June and gave me a $30 voucher as compensation. My package finally ended up shipping on the 13th!
They have the best customer service ever.
I was at Sultan Center and I spotted the new packages of Lucky Charms. The new packages have a cool promotion where they now come with codes inside that let you get a free song of your choice from iTunes. Now thats cool..
The cheapest Big Mac is in China, where it costs $1.30, compared with $4.93 in Switzerland which is the most expensive. Kuwait is not on the chart but a Big Mac here costs $2.76. [Link]
12-inch Apple PowerBook
40GB Hard Disk
Combo Drive (CDwriter + DVD Reader)
Builtin Bluetooth and Airport Express (wifi)
Brand new battery
Extras included: Fire engine red foof case, old battery (holds over an hour charge), original cds, regular mouse, external display adapter
Laptop condition is very good except for minor issue with screen, there is a dark shadow on the bottom left corner of the screen. Here is a picture of it.
Asking price: KD250
Update: Its been sold
The past week I have been driving to work using the Gulf Road. On my way I kept spotting this group of American looking people on the side of the road (on the side going towards Salmiya) with their GMC’s parked up on the side walk and a little shade setup. I thought maybe they were shooting a TV commercial but then I noticed that everyday they would move a bit. First time I saw them they were in front of Burj al Hamam restaurant, then I saw them near Fridays and just now on my way back from the beach I saw them near Marina Mall. So, I decided to u-turn and stop and ask them what they were doing.
I park the car and open my window and a guy comes towards me, I ask him if he minds telling me what they are doing since I keep seeing them in a different spot every day. The guy replies back to me with an Australian accent that they are installing fiber optic cables. I thank him and drive off.
So mystery solved, now if you see the SUVs parked on the side of the road you know why they are there.
update: a reader mentioned the following article related to fiber optics in Kuwait. Looks like we might be getting some good stuff. [Link]