Archive for February, 2010

Who can revolutionize Arabic music? A bunch of people from Finland and their friends, perhaps?

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

I really wish I had a time machine in my basement. Here is what I would do: pay a visit to Cairo in the 1950s or 1960s. Here is one time destination I would travel to: 24 February 1966, Cairo. I would key-in time and place on the machine’s touch screen and seconds later would [...]

VIDEO: Zaha Hadid announced as winner to design new art and culture center in Amman

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Zaha Hadid was officially announced as the final winner of the long standing competition to design the King Abdullah II House for Art and culture in Amman. Mayor Omar Maani made the announcement in a special ceremony held a couple of days ago where he hosted Hadid and a group of dignitaries, cultural officials and [...]

SYNTAX wins Jordan’s best website prize at the Jordan Web Awards

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Check this out: the sweat and tears (almost) that the SYNTAX (and Spring) team poured into the Amman Centennial website paid off in a new way. It was a nice surprise that we won the Jordan Web Awards best site of 2009 prize. But there’s a catch: the trophy was so damn heavy, my arm [...]

How to swear in Arabic, using web and tech jargon!

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

This video, the product of the “sick minds” at Kharabeesh was first shown at the Jordan Web Awards a couple of days ago. It was one of the highlights of the evening! So watch or I will RSS your face!

360east goes to Mobile World Congress 2010

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Yes, 360east is off to Barcelona tonight to attend the Mobile World Congress, the world’s biggest get together for the mobile industry and a symbol of the world’s obsession of staying connected anytime, anywhere. The numbers of people alone is staggering: 50,000 professional will visit the event this year, including, supposedly 2,800 CEOs (are there [...]

After the dust settled.. some iPad questions

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

The official release of the iPad is still some time away. Apple still has not disclosed all the details. And by the time the iPad hits the stores, developers would have already prepared a lot of great applications that will make the iPad very useful. Like many others I was wishing for a more OS [...]

Firefox overtakes Internet Explorer on 360east

Monday, February 8th, 2010

[Click to enlarge] I haven’t looked at my site analytics for a while, so this evening I checked out some of my browser stats. It turns out that Firefox users (37% ) have overtaken Internet Explorer users (34%) on this site. So next time when some Microsoft-centric web developer gives you a site that only [...]