Archive for May, 2008

The world’s simplest HDTV and flat-screen TV introduction!

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Judging by what I overhear sales people at electronics store tell potential customers, I concluded that many people out there are totally clueless about the whole High Definition TV (HDTV), flat-screen TV craze that is sweeping the world. So I decided to put together a very simple explanation, based on the gist of what I [...]

Blu-ray players come to Jordan (overpriced) and flat-screen TV’s take off (also overpriced)

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Today I spent an hour at Smart Buy hunting for a flat screen TV for our office’s meeting room. I was looking at screens 40-50 inch in size. My hunt started a few days ago at Carrefour’s electronics department. Complaining about the prices of electronic in Jordan is one of my favorite pastimes. I will [...]

Macheads: the new documentary for Apple fanatics

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Can’t wait to watch this crazy movie. I have a bit of a reputation of being a Machead myself. Between working and non-working Macs we have seven of them at home. My mother is a Mac user. And I never recommend anything else to friends and family. I am not extremist though. I don’t have [...]

Super local online advertising: is Facebook the answer?

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

This ad above popped up in Facebook this morning. A farm for sale. The ad is in Arabic. What this means is that Facebook is starting to make money from local Jordanian advertising. As someone involved in site publishing I keep hearing this conventional wisdom: online advertising in Jordan (and the rest of the levant) [...]

Ground Zero Episode 2 out now on

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Mike, Mohammad and the Mosquito are at it again!

Are these bras too hot to handle for the daily press?

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

At the First Bra Store, you can look at bras, read about bras and even buy bras. But its not an ordinary lingerie store we’re talking about here. It the latest art installation by one of my favorite artists in town: Diala Khasawneh. Diala’s art is witty, quirky, eclectic, accessible, local, personal. It’s free from [...]

It’s the final countdown.. Watch the end of civilization on

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

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