Archive for September, 2005

Got my iPod nano

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Got my iPod nano. In black. 2GB (4GB out of stock). Review to follow soon. So far.. it’s great!

Is Email dead?

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

COMMUNICATION | Email is junk mail in Ahmad Humeid’s dictionary. I probably sent my first email a decade ago when a Jordanian company called NETS (now called Batelco) set up the first email service in Jordan. I loved it. Who wouldn’t love email. It’s free, instant global communication. It was like magic. Ten years on [...]

My list of WLAN / WiFi Hotspots in Amman / Jordan

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

I got a comment on an old entry from reader Ahmad with a list of Wifi/WLAN hotspots in Amman. I added the ones I know of and posted them on a page. There doesn’t seem to be a comprehensive list of hotspots in Jordan, so I am using this page to start one. Comment on [...]

MixUp Arabia episode 6: Car-cast on busses and public transporation in Amman

Sunday, September 18th, 2005

Almost live: my first ‘car-cast’ from the streets of Amman. I was ‘inspired’ by the recent announcement that petrol prices will be raised again in Jordan very soon, and an ad in the paper that potrays taking the bus as ‘uncool’, to talk about public transportation and the state of busses in Amman. Listen here [...]

More info on Jordan’s GPS situation

Sunday, September 18th, 2005

Reader Basem sent me the following informative and interesting comment on my original GPS article: Electronic -GIS based- maps with detailed streets and POIs (points of interest) are available for virtually all corners of the earth… if you are willing to pay the price that is! a decent 25 meter clutter map (meaning that the [...]

Falafel Hut in Amman

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

Falafel Hut in Amman Originally uploaded by humeid. It’s what I call the local response to globalization.

MixUp Arabia episode 5: testing the iRiver 790 recording feature

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

MixUp Arabia is back.. sort of. Go ahead.. Accuse me of geekery and “podcasting about podcasting” if you want. That’s exactly what I am doing here! I am testing by brand new iRiver iFP 790. It can record! From a Mic! Even my professional Mic. Cool! I am hoping to do some mobile podcasts from [...]