When Things Stop Working

April 15, 2014  |  Blog News

Earlier this evening (or rather yesterday) my friend Swera called me up and mentioned how my site was down.  I’ve been running a bunch of technical updates yesterday and for some reason I broke something while I was updating and removing malicious files, etcetra, etcetra :P Lo and behold I found out that I broke a file in my theme and hence had to reinstall everything from scratch.

Now hopefully things are back up and running and should be smooth sailing from here on out but I won’t stop with the updating, I might take the site down in the next few weeks and do some much needed maintenance and facelift in celebration of my blog turning 10 years old!

10 freaking years of blogging! How cool is that!  Anyways I just wanted to update  you on the situation and things should be fine now.  Should is the operative word!

Back to watching #GameOfThrones :P

The Life of a Gadget-aholic & Its Disasters

April 11, 2014  |  I want.., New Products, Techie

By now you must know that I am not your typical girl.  I am the type of girl who is not even remotely interested in getting the latest high-end brand purse or shoes, or even clothes for that matter.   Don’t get me wrong I do like to shop occasionally for some new clothes but its never something insane that I can’t afford or that I will need to save an arm and a leg for.  My money is spent on something else… GADGETS!

You see some of my friends when they are looking for some retail therapy, they head over to the shoe stores or purses or even some jewelry.  I myself scratch all of that out and head to the Electronics store and look for something geeky and interesting.  It’s hard because sometimes, just sometimes I find myself in even more debt just because I want to have that particular gadget and I basically don’t have the amount on hand (especially since I am unemployed and semi-broke).

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Want an example?  Well last week Amazon unveiled a new set-top TV box called the Fire TV and granted at the moment I saw it, I was like “Hmmmmmmm, maybe and maybe not” but the price tag attached to it, which was 99$ made me think “What the hell, why not!” and so I am currently waiting on receiving my unit.  I find myself promoting Amazon and its products to the Apple level in my books.  As in, I find myself buying anything and everything Amazon releases simply because “Ohhhhhh that’s shiny!!!!” They say Sagittarians are easily distracted by shiny objects and tend to over spend on traveling and shiny objects, I actually agree.

So will it work in Kuwait, since we all know Amazon has placed some IP restrictions on its services being used outside of the US, I’m not sure but I’m willing to try and find out.  I just find myself drooling and dreaming over new gadgets whether I need them or not, whether I will continue to use them or not, and really let’s just face it, if its not an Apple then there is a 100% chance I will lose interest in a week.

If only Santa were real and could send me every gadget out there for keeps!

P.S. If this is my Father reading, please don’t get mad, I just had to try this one out and it’s really not bad for a 99$ price-point.  It’s not like I’m spending 999999$ :P

[To read more about the Amazon Fire TV check out Engadget's Review]

Know Before You Buy: What Tech Gadgets Put You at Risk?

April 10, 2014  |  Guest Writers, Techie

[This article was written by a Guest Writer from BlueFire PR]

Smartphones that allow us to do our banking with the help of a handy app. iPads that keep us in touch with friends and business associates. Android phones with their wealth of high tech features.

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These are just a few of the many technologically advanced gadgets that have rapidly increased in popularity within the past few years. Gone are the days when we had to sit at a desktop computer to do work, or go into a bank to make a deposit. Thanks to these amazing little machines, any table at a Starbucks can double as a place to do banking and any chair at the beach can be a good place to catch up on work related emails.

Unfortunately, our quest for convenience does come with a price. These advanced gadgets that make our lives easier do have a more sinister side: an increased risk of identity theft. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, almost 17 million people over the age of 16 became victims of identity theft in 2012. In order to help prevent this from happening, it’s important to know which devices come with the biggest risks to security, and how we can take the necessary steps to prevent identity theft.

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The Loss of Time & e=MC2 (Just Kidding)

April 8, 2014  |  My Life, Random

It seems the older we get the faster time flies by, I remember when I was a kid (not that it was too long ago, I was a kid just yesterday actually hehe just kidding) anyways when we were kids we would think time is standing still and we can’t wait to grow up and not have to answer to our parents or do homework and the whole shebang.  Little did our younger selves know that the minute you start to grow up responsibilities start to pile on and you just feel so swamped and at a loss for said time.

I have now been out of a job for a full year and some change and you would think I could have used that time wisely and reorganized my room (it has become an official hoarder’s mess compound there) or finished those blog designs I promised some friends (yes you know who you are hehe) or even attempted to do anything useful but all I remember spending my time on is eating, sleeping, watching some TV shows, and just lazying around.  I have even lost the will to write in a way, I think the lack of being able to express my personal feelings has something to do with that.  My promise to myself really and not to this blog is to be more of myself.  I want to share a post a day just being my raw un-filtered self (not that I can be 100% unfiltered, damn not being completely anonymous anymore!).

Starting with this year I have attempted to join a gym and I am actually attending, this month not as much as last but really I am getting there.  I haven’t lost any weight officially yet (damn those holiday turkeys they really are insanely delicious but spend forever on your hips!) but I am sort of on the right path.  I have quit (or tried to) fizzy drinks and replaced that with water but it is not a 100% abstinence, I do have the occasional Coke or Pepsi with a burger now and then but I am trying to increase my water intake from just one 330ml bottle to drinking at least 6-8 of them a day.  It feels different really when I take water with a meal instead of the fizzy drinks because I just feel a tad bit lighter.

Taking care of my health will be a priority this year, I should just stop taking things for granted because really Father Time can do only so much and eventually everything catches up with you.  I seriously have no idea what I want to say right now or how I drifted this far from the main topic but that’s what it means to live in my head.

A thousand voices fighting to be heard.

P.S. If I am required to add a photo every time I want to just be me, I will lose interest and leave.  I miss my old way of posting where it was just me and the keyboard against all of you.  I can go on and on about anything and nothing really but when you ask me to edit photos and choose which one that goes I just slack off.

[Events] Society by Supreme in Levels

April 8, 2014  |  Events, Food

Earlier this evening I was invited by the good people behind SOCIETY BY SUPREME (@societykwt) and Ghaliah Technology (@ghaliahtech) to try out their newly launched restaurant in Levels Complex in Mahboula.  Little did I know that I would fall in love all over again and find a new must visit restaurant.

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To start off, the restaurant is a European Bistro type brought to you by the same people of “Cafe Supreme”.  The atmosphere was amazing, at the moment there seems to be an abundance of British memorabilia but soon there will be Italian, French, and other European elements to be added.  It just feels like a nice literary salon type.

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