Archive for October, 2007

Scooter Watch: Government makes a U-Turn, eases up ownership and license requirements!

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

The ‘theoretical test’. Cancelled! Restrictions on owning more than one scooter: Cancelled! Restriction on selling scooters that are of last year’s model: Cancelled! WOW. The government is making a full U-turn on its regulations that were killing (or have already killed) the scooter industry. Al-Ghad has the story [arabic link]. What can I say? It [...]

Wakalat Street is the first in Amman to be WiFied

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Cool news in Al-Ghad today. Al Wakalat Street, Jordan first pedestrian zone, is now also Jordan’s first municipal WiFi zone. Umniah is providing free wireless access in the street. I think I will pass by soon and test it out on my WiFi enable phone. Umniah, by the way, will be Jordan’s first Wimax provider. [...]

Email learns to fly.. (notice anything interesting?)

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

This must be the strangest application on the planet: 3D Mailbox. You have to watch the video to believe it! And there’s a hidden little ‘goodie’ in the video. Let’s see who notices it first. hehehe.. [via" TechCrunch]

SYNTAX: creativity is messy and our studio proves it!

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

I was the last to leave the office tonight. With the voices and movement of the SYNTAXers absent, the creative mess in one of our two design zones was the loudest thing in workplace. This mess is also, in a way, a mirror image of my messy Mac desktop.. Nice.. ha? It’s fascinating that the [...]

Hajjaj Watch: Can you tell the difference between these two cartoons?

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Brillain cartoon by Imad Hajjaj today. It’s elections time in Jordan and the “Tribes of Civil Society” are making their appearance. Hajjaj’s cartoon is a commentary on the absence of real political forces from the scene and the domination of the tribal voice. (For English speakers: the four candidates have made-up Jordanian tribal names that [...]

Blouzaat opening night

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

Pretty amazing what the Blouzaat guys did with their little store (on the Rainbow Cinema side street, just off Rainbow Street).. On the opening night on Sunday, I hung out there and watched a good crowd turn out. The T-shirts were flying off the shelves (not exactly shelves but cool boxes, with the t-shirt’s art [...]

Blouzaat: Urban art hits Amman today

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

It’s Made in Jordan/Germany 3 Syntaxers and a Friend are behind it. It’s T-shirts, art, graffiti and other stuff. It’s a store near Jabal Amman’s rainbow street. It opens today, Sunday. And someone has already made an interview..