Archive for June, 2008

Music videos can’t get easier (or wierder) than this..

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Sha3teely finally provides THE music video for Yazan Rousan’s “Gally: Errukhas”. The song itself is pretty hilarious. Now it has a fitting video to go with it, shot in one take with no editing! See it on ikbis..

Welcome to Jordan, Senator Obama

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

I just read this in the New York Times: Obama Will Make Visits to Middle East and Europe – NYTimes.com: Mr. Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee, will visit Jordan, Israel, Germany, France and Britain. On a separate trip, he also is planning to tour Iraq and Afghanistan, although aides declined to disclose details or the [...]

Bill Gates’ last day at Microsoft

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Yes it’s true. Bill Gates is leaving Microsoft to devote his time to charitable work in his foundation. I am not a Microsoft fan, but I just have to say that what this man achieved is one of the great stories of the 20th and 21st century. To his credit, he became the richest man [...]

Sha3shaboneh: Come and learn the art and science of blogging this Saturday..

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Come on.. admit it. You want to get in touch with your inner blogger Well, this Saturday, the 28th of June 2008, you can. Thanks to Sha3shaboneh: a joint project between Mohammad al Qaq (the man behind the excellent Khobbeizeh blog), and Makan, Jordan’s most progressive art space. Sha3shabobeh (Arabic: incy wincy spider) is an [...]

Arrrrgh! Not another “water-fuelled” car!!

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Just as I was forgetting about the (still unresolved) Steorn fiasco, two things had to remind me of the story today. Long time readers of this blog may remember my enthusiastic blogging about Steorn, the Irish company that around two years ago claimed it had invented a technology that creates energy out of nothing using [...]

This is what happens when you watch too many football games on TV

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

My normal TV consumption for the past 5 years has been something like half an hour PER MONTH. For the past few weeks I’ve been watching ALL the European football games with the family. So you see kids. Too much TV is bad for you.

Wi-tribe network Amman’s air, but don’t answer the phone

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

A new Wimax-only operator has gone live in Amman. Wi-tribe revealed their service today after a rather large press and outdoor teaser ad campaign, under the headline “we networked the air” (the slogan also has the Arabic meaning of “falling in love”). A Wimax-only ISP is an exciting idea. So today I checked out their [...]