Archive for December, 2005

Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum shows Israeli design

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Haaretz – Israel News – Forget elegance, expect bluntness A Tiffany lamp made from milk bottles created by Gad Charny; a red table by Sharon Shechter whose peeling Formica serves as a paper holder; a chair made from colored drinking straws by Tal Gur; porcelain and plastic platters by Alon Meron. All these are among [...]

SYNTAX is cooking (aka: a career opportunity in project coordination)

Monday, December 26th, 2005

SYNTAX is seeking to add a project coordinator to the team. We need someone with 0-3 years of experience, who is VERY organized and able to take the pressure of coordinating projects, big and small, between our design/technical teams and our clients. We need people who like to think about, communicate and coordinate branding, design, [...]

Google Earth for Mac.. and a little quiz!

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

Yipee.. I got my hands on the leaked version of Google Earth for MacOS X. It worked, but also crashed on me once already. I hope the official version will be out soon. Now here’s a quiz for you. What is the landmark showing in the screenshot above.

Christmas in Bethlehem 2005: under the shadow of Israel’s wall

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

The 2nd channel of the German public TV network (ZDF) tonight opened its nightly news with a depressing report from Bethlehem. The city is practically being suffocated by Israel’s separation wall. Although Bethlehem has tried to look festive for Christmas this year, the streets are empty and nearly devoid of any tourists or pilgrims. The [...]

Al Ghad tech editor responds..

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

I got this comment from Al Ghad tech editor: Hey, I am very happy you are reading us… and I am also thrilled that the supplement is getting all this attention from technology lovers all around Jordan… your comments are welcome and we definitely will pay attention to all the things that u raised… However, [...]

Something is WRONG with Google!

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

People.. My digital life has become unbearable. All Google services are horribly slow. Google searches are NOT working half of the time or take over a minute to load. Google adsense ads take forever to appear. Some of us in the office are starting to use a9.com and MSN for searches instead of Google. The [...]

Play.jo launched!

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

A shout out to Jordanian radio fans everywhere (I know many of you visit this site!). SYNTAX has just completed the web site of Play 99.6, Jordan’s No.1 Hit Music Station [Visit the site]