Credit Card of The Future

23 Sep 2010  1 Comment

Like the idea of having multiple accounts on a single card and also having a portion of the card number not visible for security reasons.

Blink Online Store

20 Sep 2010  No Comments

Just read this on ilSul6ana’s blog. I know Blink isn’t the first electronic online store in Kuwait but what made me post about it is their website interface is just too familiar.

I was in there store last month when I had my PC problem and saw -in my opinion- the best PC case ever created. The problem was it was the last piece and all scratched up. Also it costs 210KD :s

Blink

MacUpdate Fall Bundle

15 Sep 2010  1 Comment

I posted perviously about MacUpdate promotions and bundles. I just noticed that the released their fall bundle. There are 3 apps that I liked and made me purchase the bundle Toast 10 Titanium, My Living Desktop and Live Interior 3D the extra apps are not bad but I think I would hardly use them. Toast 10 by itself makes the bundle worth it.

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This is Just Too Cute

13 Sep 2010  4 Comments

This video is so damn cute and creative.

يا فرحة ما تمت

5 Sep 2010  1 Comment

I thought that my problem where over after doing my previous post. But due to epic clumsiness from me I’m in another dilemma.

After getting everything working I decided to rearrange all of the wiring behind my desk and tv (there is really a lot of wires). After tidying up everything re-pluging the devices back, one of the latest pieces of hardware I bought was a RAID Tower that was connected to my WHS to get extra storage. And because it was one of the newest gizmos I didn’t have have any free power sockets left and decided to plug it into my voltage converter since the tower can handle either 120V or 240V via a switch in the back. But I have forgotten about the switch when re-arranging the wires and when I flipped the power switch I heard a loud POP sound and immediately realized I screwed up.

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I will be taking the tower to an electrician to see if it can be salvaged. The good news is that the data duplication on my WHS is awesome and everything is working fine just from the WHS itself and no missing files (as far as I can tell).

It’s All Good

3 Sep 2010  5 Comments

About 2 weeks ago I posted about my PC and Windows Home Server both are out of commission. And I was taking my PC to Hawally that same day.

Well after fotor I took my PC to Hawally and the first 3 or 4 shops didn’t want to even touch my PC saying that they don’t have similar parts and so the wont even open the case. After they directed me to go to a certain shop. He told me to leave the PC and the installation CD’s with him and he’ll get back to me. I didn’t have the cd’s with me so I decided to take the PC back the next day with the discs. And also after removing any personal files I had on the PC.

After cleaning up one of the HDD’s I thought why wouldn’t I just try doing a clean installation on that drive to see if it works to just really make sure its a hardware and not a software issue. After installation everything worked just fine. The problem turned out to be with windows’s page file copying it self in 2 different locations.

Anyway everything is running smoothly now Thank god.

Out With The Old, In With The New

29 Aug 2010  9 Comments

During the past couple of months I finished the process of upgrading my mobile bag. I upgraded from a 13″ MBP to a 15″ MBP with an i7 processor which i needed when I was in the States and was away from my desktop to do the heavy lifting. Also upgraded was the portable storage HDD, from a 500GB to a 1TB WD I’m not exactly sure how am I going to utilize this storage on the go but whatever.

Not pictured is the new iPhone 4 from an iPhone 3G that I had for a few weeks now and will do a post about my impressions so far. And also exchanged my 32GB wifi iPad with a 64GB WiFi/3G one. I don’t even know why I bought the 3G version as I’m using my beloved Nexus One as my mobile hotspot.

But is the process complete? with the imminent release of the new Blackberries and the all new Windows Phones, this hobby is getting really expensive.

After upgrading what I miss most is battery life, I usually have at least 5 hours per charge on my 13″ MBP but I’m lucky if I get 2:30 on my new 15″. same with the iPhone 4, cant see any trace of the new over-sized battery as my phone dies even quicker now.

Official: Samsung Galaxy Tab

25 Aug 2010  4 Comments

Samsung officially released a teaser video confirming the existence of the not so secret Galaxy Tab.

Specs are as follows:
Android 2.2 powered device with a 7″ screen (rumored super AMOLED 1024 x 600 resolution or crappy 800 x 480) a 3.1 megapixel camera, a QVGA forward-facing camera for video calling, am ARM11 1GHz processor and the usual Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth. And there are also reports of a 4000mAh battery, 16GB of internal memory upgradeable to 48GB, and a MicroSD slot with support for cards up to 32GB. Oh and and the excellent Swype gesture recognition software will be in there too.

Looking forward to September 2nd when its revealed

Official Website

Watch The Premier League On Your Phone

22 Aug 2010  7 Comments

I’ve previously posted about Abu Dhabi’s online Premier League subscription and how awesome it is. I just wanted to add that you can also watch any match on the go on your phone too, If you have an Android phone that is.

The pic above is of my Nexus One while I was watching last night’s Arsenal game. The video quality is excellent by the way the pic is just blurry.

8TB of Data Gone?! And A BSOD Just For Kicks

21 Aug 2010  4 Comments

Ever since I got back from the US about a month ago and I’ve been having problems with my gadgets.
When I first arrived I noticed that my SATA tower that is connected to my WHS is not reading any of the 3 HDD that are installed in it. I switched it off and didn’t switch it back on ever since.
This really pissed me off because it has 8TB of data, some of it is irreplaceable like family videos and pictures.

Then a few days later, my PC started to act strangely. I would get BSOD from time to time.I thought it was due to overheating so I opened up the case and did my annual PC cleaning (without the usual formatting) and it worked fine for a while. Then it happened again and couldn’t get it to work after that. This time I suspect that my GPU is fried. I will be going to Hawally tomorrow to check if its really the video card and look for a replacement if needed.

After getting the PC fixed I will look into the server issue, and hope my data is still salvageable.

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