Life is a series of choices. Every step is a choice, an option, a decision. We try our best to make these choices based on what we know. What we pick may not be based on what is right and what is wrong, but what we believe in our minds and hearts. Whatever we do decide, we have to compromise. It is always one or the other.

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Everyone is a Superhero: Identity

In many different ways, we all have our superhero identities. We travel the web with nicknames and disguises not many know of. We take down the sources of evil, noobishness, and all that is bad.. we prevail, to once again log off and enjoy our normal lives with our families.

Why is your online identity secret? Sure, everyone enjoys their privacy. In a small country like Kuwait, it has been proven that your first name gives a 65% chance of being known, add your last name adds 34% making that 99% (these statistics are made up). The question here is, what if you are known? Are you writing too many secrets? Are you showing a side of you that normal people do not see? Or are you truly a hero in disguise?

The question here is, why would you not want to be known for who you are?

Refugees International (AlBidoon)

I passed by Desert Girl‘s blog a couple of days ago by accident and came across her post about Refugees International and I thought I would share that with you here, and hopefully you’ll help and spread the word out to get these people help.

Basically a representative will be coming to Kuwait within the next month. The representative will be here to collect data and to talk with a few stateless people (I’ll refrain from using bidoon because it is such a negative word). You can contact Desert Girl and she will forward your contact information to the representative. Your privacy will be kept in confidence.

Engagement: Pick a fight!

I was thinking about a way to summarize my previous post about my unfortunate marriage incident, and I came up with the perfect solution. We may go through an engagement being perfectly happy and content with the way things are, but to truly test the power of the relationship, you have to pick a fight!

That may sound a little harsh but in truth, when you’re in agreement and everything is OK that is only PART of your relationship. There will definitely be a point in time when you both will disagree, and maybe get frustrated with each other, and probably want to end up throwing plates at each other! If you at least get a taste of that, and are able to manage it and deal with it during the engagement that will up your chances of a successful marriage.

Today in Kuwait Blogging News!

*sounds of nice enthusiastic beat*

Welcome to the Kuwait Blogging News! We bring you the not so latest news from the Kuwaiti blogging world!

Today in Kuwait Blogging News (KBN), Dandoon has posted her thoughts about the Meeting concerning the legislation that would legally disallow women from working past 8:00pm! Follow the link to see some pictures of the event.

In other news, Prophet of Random has posted some very crucial event details! The next NO PANTS day is May 2nd 2008! He doesn’t list any sources, but I’m sure a Google search will get you something.

Sheba, is back to the blogging world with updates!

The 9th Tribe has posted about a cool web application for those of you who love your flickr accounts. The web application FlickrSLiDR “allows you to easily embed the classic flickr slideshows on your website or blog.

That’s all for today’s KBN’s news brief. Please join us next time.
Thank you for reading!
~ N. The KBN news caster.

My Music

I decided to share my music with you. You can listen to my current play list by clicking the link text, “Play Now” on the sidebar. I’m planning to change the content of the play list every once in a while, I’ll also change the date below it so you’d know if there’s anything new.

Currently you can listen to Andrea Bocelli‘s Romanza album. The streaming should be okay, if it doesn’t stream well let me know I’ll see what I can do. :)

Enjoy!
~ N.

Wet Computer

This blog has gotten pretty wet with my previous wet gadgets, today wet computers. It seems more like an on going theme ;P All, I have to say is watch this amazing 3:44 min video on liquid PC cooling! how COOL is that!?

Ref: Puget Custom Computer’s mineral-oil-cooled PC
Ref: Mineral Oil Submerged Computer

No documentation!

Documentation MessWhen was the last time you referred to or used the documentation at work, about how to get things done around the place? I’d bet that some if not ALL businesses have no such documentation that detail exactly what the business process is. The place I’m currently working at is quite reputable offering services to hundreds of thousands! My job is to organize the business process. Imagine doing that, without having any documentation whatsoever!

I’d have to go around, documenting details and details of how the company runs, and I’d have to organize it in a readable manageable fashion. Things that a company that has been doing for over 20 years! I feel like I’m diving in a large large pool of spaghetti. It doesn’t feel good, but the concept sure is wonderful.

28 Random Questions

1. Last movie you saw in a theater?
– Fantastic 4: Rise of The Silver Surfer
2. What book are you reading?
The Art of Speed Reading People / Retire Young, Retire Rich
3. Favorite board game?
– Monopoly
4.Favorite magazine?
– I enjoy all mags, they all have something to say.
5. Favorite smell?
– Cut grass and dew on an early autumn morning.
6. Favorite food?
– Machboos chicken :p
7. Favorite sound?
– Ocean waves.
8. Worst feeling in the world?
– Being depressed!
9. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up?
– Alhamdulillah.. another day, lets see what we have here..
10. Favorite fast food place?
– McDonalds, Kuwait / Subway, U.S.
11. Future childs name?
– I haven’t the slightest clue!
12. Finish this statement. “If I had a lot of money..
– I’d pimp myself out, and become financially free!
13. Do you drive fast?
– What is considered fast? Over 140? Then yes.
14. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?
– If you consider my pillow a stuffed animal!?
15. Storms cool or scary?
– Cool.
16. What was your first car?
1996 Chevrolet Impala SS (not totally mine, but I adopted it)
17. Favorite drink?
– 7up.
18. Finish this statement, If I had the time I would..
– Re-study the Arabic language all over again…
19. Do you eat the stems on broccoli?
– Of course!
20. If you could dye your hair any color, what would be your choice?
My hair? Lets see I’ll get funky and go with red!
21. Name all the different cities/towns you have lived in?
– Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Pennsylvania
22. Half empty or half full?
– Half full
23. Favorite sports to watch?
– Don’t really follow sports but soccer matches are a lot of fun to watch!
24 . Is this questionnaire too long ?
– Not really.
25. Morning person, or night owl?
– Morning person
26. Over easy, or sunny side-up?
Well done, with a hint of A1.
27. Favorite place to relax?
– Beach!
28. Favorite pie?
– pie as in pizza? :p

People I tag: DiiGMaa, Howahkan, Kuwait Femme, lace camisole

Wet Gadgets!

When was the last time you dropped your phone or any electronic gadget into the water? Did you take it to the store and get told that your warranty has been revoked cause you dropped it in water?! That sucks doesn’t it. Fear no more, the ultimate revival solution is here!

How to fix wet Gadgets!
Place in a bowl/bucket of rice! Yep, Basmati works the best I hear :p

References: Dry out your soaked gadgets in rice

Edit — After further questions from a lot of people, I’ve decided to post how it works! Stay tuned.

The dry rice around the device absorbs the moisture in the air. This is not to say that it would dry your device if it was dropped into some other liquid! However, you can try to clean it with pure water before using this technique. Furthermore, you may have to place the device in the rice bowl more than once in a few days. Also,

Remember that sometimes even water leaves stains, and may not be 100% pure and particle free! When the device dries up, your device may function for a while, or may not function at all. If it does indeed function, the first thing you should do is back-up your data!

I really recommend reading the original story from the Washington Post: A Wired-In Guy Getting Set for a Big Date

My first Fan-mail!

Dear Fans,

I am pleased to announce that I will be accepting your letters and e-mails in the address provided to you in the About page. I try to reply to as many of you as possible, but I assure you that I do read every single one of your letters and e-mails!

I might host your e-mail on my blog to show the readers and other fans just how dedicated some of you are. If you do not wish me to publish your e-mail let me know in your message.

Love you all,

Sincerely,
N.

Here is a fan e-mail I received recently:
Dear N.
Always be ready!

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In fact, more than half of all men over forty have difficulties getting or maintaining an erection.
This condition, called erectile dysfunction (ED), occurs with younger and older men as well,
but there’s a safe, effective and easy method of treatment: Viagra.

When the time is right, you’ll always be ready.

Get Viagra Online!
Bye!
- Unsigned

Dear Unsigned,

Thank you for your offer. How come you thought I was 40, do my posts hint that I am of an older age? Oh, I am sure you meant that as a compliment. Thank you friend. You are too kind to be offering me such a product and showing me how to go about getting it. I will take that to heart, your actions are much appreciated. Live on, live strong.

Your Friend,
N.

Reserved, going to add something here later.