Archive for January, 2008

The internet is a joke!

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

.. if the bandwidth of entire regions, from Egypt to India is affected by some underwater cables! The quality of internet service has been horrible for the past two days. In Kuwait Wednesday morning, I felt how slow everything was. Today, Thursday, in Jordan things have also been pretty bad. BBC NEWS | Technology | [...]

Will I be able to make it back to Amman today?

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

The photo above was posted on ikbis a few minutes after it started snowing in Amman Tuesday night. Will I be able to fly to Amman Wednesday afternoon? Or am I stuck in Kuwait?

Gulf adventures: ever heard of “Dr. Omar” gadgets?

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

I am currently on a “Khaleeji” tour. I flew from Riyadh to Kuwait today. It was my first time ever in Riyadh and boy do I have stuff to blog about. Riyadh is easily the the strangest, and most interesting place I ever visited. (I know I will never get the time to properly blog [...]

More great reviews for Captain Abu Raed

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Image by Sabri Hakim. ‘Captain Abu Raed‘ is about to be screened at Sundance. Yesterday, I received a comment on my earlier post about ‘Captain’ from Don, a reader in the US who has seen the movie at a film school in Utah. He had this to say: I had no idea what the movie [...]

And the Jordan Mindless Ad Award this week goes to..

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

The winner is: HiGeen. This ad is one of most bizarre I’ve ever seen.. HiGeen is a pretty big brand. You can find it every supermarket and pharmacy. This is not a product from a little mom and pop operation under the staircase. But is this ad for real? Why is Clark Kent reading Hürriyet, [...]

Exclusive video: snow falls on Dabouq :-)

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Kids excited. Adults relieved. Finally some snow. The construction site next door has been deserted by the contractor today. Only two workers where attending to some tasks. Watwet is on fire with people sharing snow news and photos. Cool!

Apple creates the world’s thinnest laptop (but still can’t get its CEO’s keynote to stream to Jordan!)

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

OK. So my sources were wrong. Apple launched a thin laptop and not bottled air. So congratulation to them. As a way of congratulating Apple on the launch of its super-thin MacBook Air and other cool gadgets like the Time Capsule, the 1 Terabyte wireless backup solution, I want to offer them a nice gift [...]