Archive for December, 2006

My hard disk disaster!

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Something really terrible happened with my Mac yesterday evening. Its 80 GB Toshiba hard disk failed. First the computer refused to wake up from sleep. Then after a few restarts it started making HORRIBLE sqeaking noises and it totally stopped working. I have only limited back ups (mail and photos and some work). But it [...]

Carrefour opens today in Amman

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

After quite a long wait, Carrefour, the french global hypermart is opening its doors in Amman new City Mall. I will definitely go and check it out (unless we get too much snow). I know how a Carrefour looks like, as I’ve seen them in Dubai. I more interested to see their pricing policy, and [...]

Question to Jordan’s game freaks: is anyone selling the Nintendo Wii in Amman (or Dubai)?

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

The Nintendo Wii has caught my attention recently. I am ‘in the market’ for a new games console as a birthday gift for my son. He, believe it or not, still uses a PlayStation 1 (which he inherited from his teenage uncle). So our household has missed on a complete generation of video games. Originally [...]

Back by popular demand: the Nig Nig man and Co.

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

We keep meeting people telling us that they ago addicted to our ‘biggest yellow button’ campaign which we did prior to launching Ikbis. “Where has it gone?” they ask us. So, here you go..

Upload photos and videos to Ikbis by email

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Yet another way to upload a photo or video to Ikbis: by email! This is especially great for people with email enable phones. Say you are on the street and you pass by a UFO landing in Saqf Al Seil. Shoot it. Send it to you secret Ikbis mail. Immediate publishing. Who needs CNN or [...]

Import your photos from Flickr to Ikbis!

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Hot from the Ikbis development oven: We’ve unlocked another new feature on ikbis: Import from flickr. It enables you to import one or more of your flickr photo sets into ikbis. Of course, you have to have a flickr account and defined at least one photo set. In the process, you will have to grant [...]

If Free Energy becomes reality, what will happen to Arab oil?

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Humanity is short sighted. We live the moment, thinking it will last forever. And the world is changing, often faster than we think. Consider the facts: How would people have reacted in the 1800′s if you told them that millions of people will ‘travel by flying’ in 2000. How would people in Roman Empire have [...]