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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English Search in Google.com.kw

g_logo_plain I found searching using Google very annoying after they started using a local domain. All the results were always in Arabic. I usually had to go to google.com then click on English to allow the search default language to be in English.

Not only that, but it quickly goes back to being in Arabic again after a while, and it just got too annoying for my taste.

I found that adding &hl=en to the end of the URL automatically changed the current search query into English!

For example if the URL was as follows:

http://www.google.com.kw/search?hl=ar&q=sandbox&lr=&aq=f&oq=

Would turn into:

http://www.google.com.kw/search?hl=ar&q=sandbox&lr=&aq=f&oq=&hl=en

That’s it!

Goals Gone for Good

reaching for cookies I have been recently asking myself the scary question, What do I do when I reach my goals? Usually youd naturally think that reaching ones goals is the main objective of life. We set goals and we strive to reach them. So, what happens when we do actually reach them? Is there nothing at the end? Are we left empty? goal-less?

Personally, I think it would be best to create new goals. But, what if the thing you managed to achieve, doesnt feel the way you thought it would? What if with little time, the thing you achieved loses that special effect that it had on you when you first achieved it?

Thinking about this more, it seems that this is normal, but to what extent should it be normal? We await the moment to buy something special for ourselves, for example; a car. When we get it we become excited for quite a while and with time, it doesnt feel so special anymore.

The issue becomes more serious when it is a much bigger goal, education for example or another life changing event. For me, I love to revisit my goals, especially those important to me, because usually I really go through a lot to reach these special goals.

What about you? Do you have goals? Have you achieved some? All?

That Damn Chinese Cat, Again

Ever since Bojacob got that damn Chinese cat, or shall I say, Fu! and Fu! it is indeed! It sits idle on his desk, its hand waving back and forth, calling or pushing back the luck in this place. Disaster has struck since we placed a battery in it! Im not one to believe in such stuff, but it seems that it has become the conversation of the departments.

People walk around trying to sabotage this so called good-luck clay cat charm. So far, no attempt has been successful. Damn Chinese cat indeed.

On a lighter note, I have successfully moved the VMWare image from my desktop to my laptop and can successfully blog using Windows Live Writer as I please. This is seriously the only reason I have Windows at the moment.

Excuses – Slow Blogging

I have been waiting for an excuse to write something here but I still dont have one. My excuse not to write was the unavailability of a great blogging client such as Windows Live Writer on Mac or Linux. Oh, and I wouldnt bother visiting the link on your Mac, it will take you to the Mactopia Microsoft website bleh.

Another excuse why I havent written is lack of content to write about. Ive been quite busy with my wife and work. Most events that happen arent worth blogging about (or are, but I simply wouldnt like to get that stuff on here.)

I thought about posting a branch of what I get done at work (and off work) mainly related to Linux tricks, JavaScript and Perl snippets and even strategies on getting things done with your Linux machine. Sadly, that type of content is too niche for my style, though I do get a kick out of doing that at time.

Im not planning on quitting or leaving anytime soon. This is, after all, my home online. Ive created a bond with my blog, with my domain, and the essence that exists here.

Hmm, what I need is a jump start anyone have jumper cables? Im hoping time will do its thing and get me up and running again.

Reserved, going to add something here later.