Archive for August, 2006

Steorn story makes Fox News

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

As the debate on the Steorn free energy rages on (mainly on the company’s own discussion forum), the story has not, so far made it very big on global news channels. But Tuesday, Fox News had a live interview with Sean MacCarthy, CEO of Steorn. So the story is not dead yet. The apparent sincerity [...]

Yale Shmale!

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

This is what I call brilliant advertising. [via: BBC]

Will a Spiral Frog be the iTunes killer?

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

SpiralFrog.. Now that’s a strange brand name. Not that I haven’t come up with my fair share of weird names for my clients . And how’s “A Digital Entertainment Destination” for a tagline? But that’s not the point. SpiralFrog, it was announced Tuesday, is where Universal Music is releasing its entire catalog for free download. [...]

A more controlled Wikipedia?

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Wikipedia is one of those great things that could not have happened without the internet. But it seems that Wikipedia is about to enter a new phase of more ‘editorial control’. An article on BBC says that there is a proposal to change so of the workings of the Wikipedia. Under the new approach, page [...]

Safar: Travel for proactive Arab youth

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Over the past few years my company has been hosting young German designers in Amman for a few months of training and cultural exploration. As I’ve written before, the experience has been overwhelmingly positive for both our young guests and us. Getting a young European person into Jordan is easy. But what if a young [...]

Is Akismet working properly?

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

In the past 48 hours I noticed that Akismet is letting through loads of blog spam. I am told this is happening after their latest update. The spam messages getting through are totally stupid and should ring the alarm bells of any anti spam system. If you’re using WordPress 2 and have Akisment activated, it [...]

Jordan Short Film Festival program announced

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

I just received an email from the organizers of Jordan Short Film Festival announcing their final program. Here is some info about this year’s festival: For 2006, the JSFF will take place jointly with the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. For the 2006 session of the Jordan Short Film Festival, we are holding an international [...]