Most Likely a Bad Idea

September 15, 2006  |  Uncategorized

This will most likely be a bad idea but, let’s see for those of you faithful readers of this blog, those of you who have commented or read silently for the past few decades, no not decades really but for the past two years and wish for me to read you, well I already probably read you but for some strange reason sometimes I don’t find your posts on my Feeds site or on Safat, well I have decided to let you guys do something about it.

I have decided to give you all a chance to be added to my Feed’s Site so that I can check you more often you know. And how that’s done my friends? Well simply leave me a comment making sure to fill out the “Website” area with your real website so that I can just copy paste it rather than go and search all over the place. I am currently working on the Template for my Feeds site, it’s much more calmer now and I think that it’s nice, gotta edit some stuff though.

Tomorrow might be the unveiling of my newest template, if I get the header image and colors fixed in time, I also am looking into font type face change, what would you suggest? I prefer “Verdana” but who knows. As for now I am heading to bed to crash or to read who knows. And hoping that tomorrow will be a bright day indeedy!

Much love is sent to all your ways. Just be sure not to spam me alot and not to lie to me :r I don’t like people who lie :(

Update: The site is actually working, my Feeds site, you can go to it by clicking Feeds on the top of the page, browse through the list of Blogs I already have, if you’re not there then leave a comment with a phrase like “I love you” hehe and I’ll add you :)

I’m Thinking

September 14, 2006  |  Uncategorized

I’m thinking of going for a theme similar to Safat’s Theme as a 3 Column-er, but in Red. But I am also thinking of sticking to the one I’ve got but changing colors and going for a new header. Problem is though I am not sure what image theme I should go with, as in what image combo, what sort of story going for. I had the Angel vs Devil (Jackie vs. Jacqui) and I’ve had the Paradise Lost theme, and I’ve had or I’m having the Jet Plane, but I need new material, give me suggestions, useful ones since I really badly need some.

I am loving iTunes 7 and I really am enjoying its look and feel, I’ve got so far 40gigs of music, but 1/2 of it is untitled or un-authored and such and I need to fix that. Also need to organize all my music into one folder instead of being thrown about in 1293847 different folders :/ But still I love me iTunes, it’s me friend.

So what else? Nothing new in my corner yet, gotta do a few things but otherwise nothing new, except I don’t know life is demented in a way but that’s cool with me right? Yea right. I love my Gadgets that’s all I want to add.

I want to go to bed so bye bye.

A Useful Buyers Guide

September 13, 2006  |  Uncategorized

Well I think that many might be thinking of purchasing some Apple products but are afraid of something being updated or not, so I thought I would put up a summarized version of MacRumor’s Buyer’s Guide just so that you guys can have an idea.

iPod – Last updated: Oct 12 2005 (Enhanced Version out Sept 12 2006) Some say Don’t Buy, Updates Might Be Around Corner, while I say if you’re that in need of an iPod go ahead purchase one.

iPod Nano – Last Updated: Sept 12 2006 I say you want a nano, go ahead and purchase one, no updates since it got a major redesigning and will be around for quite sometime.

iPod Shuffle – Last Updated: Sept 12 2006 Shipping for this product starts in October but go ahead be my guest and grab yourself a shiny Shuffle if you’re the Shuffle type of person.

MacBook Pro – Last Updated: April 24 2006 (142 days since its update) I say if you’re not dying for a new Macbook Pro then be sure to wait because there is a 98% chance that an update will be seen in the next two weeks. Core 2 Duo is out and Apple has got to stay up with some of its competition.

Macbook – Last Updated: May 16 2006 (120 days since its release) I also believe there is an update on the horizon for this Macbook, it might come in a form of few minor changes and might also be major changes, I just hope its within this month or early October.

LCD Monitors – Last updated: Aug 7 2006 (37 days since its update) So it’s safe to say go ahead and purchase one if you’d like, the prices sure are cheaper now.

PowerMac (Mac Pro) – Last Updated: Aug 7 2006 (37 days) Also no updates on the horizon for this one perhaps maybe one in 2007 but in my point of view nothing so early in its product cycle.

Mac Mini – Last updated: Sept 6 2006 (7 days) It’s in its very early stage and of course it’s highly recommended to start buying now since Apple doesn’t release something and update 7 days later hehe. It’s also a great machine you know for those who don’t want the full Mac experience, in a way.

iMac – Last Updated: Sept 6 2006 (7 days) Buy Buy Buy! It’s new, it’s updated, it’s got Core 2 Duo (Memorem) so why not indulge, and it comes in 5 different price values.

And that my dears is my version of the buyer’s guide, I’ll perhaps be installing a new HD in my Powerbook this weekend and hopefully it’ll work, it’s a shame to put away that piece of equipment, and then I’ll just hold onto my cash until the day Macbooks are updated and then my dears I will release my money to the wind! Because the way I see it, I’ve waited and waited, and it’s near the end of its cycle, why not wait a bit longer. It hurts to wait but I can’t see any other way. I wish I was entitled to some of Mac’s secrets but oh well. Macaroni will just have to try and last me this time.

Now I ‘m off to pick up batch 1 of kids and afterwards batch 2.

New Apple Products

September 12, 2006  |  Uncategorized

The announced products are:

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1. A new enhanced iPod with Video which has higher battery life, higher capacity in a 30GB and 80GB models, and plays videos as well as games. 30GB is for 249$ and 80GB is for 349$.

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2. New iPod nano that comes in 5 colors and 3 capacities 2gb, 4gb, and 8gb that perhaps might play video as well. Packaging is smaller to make them ship faster apparently. It comes in a thinner aluminum case, 40% brighter screen, and higher battery life. 2GB is for 149$, 4GB is for 199$, and 8GB is for 249$. Battery life is 24 HOURS!

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3. New Earphones, New Chargers, Instant Searching on your ipod, and that’s pretty much it for this place.

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4. New iPod Shuffle that’s in Metal and comes in 1GB model priced at 79$.

5. iTunes 7 With a few new changes, one of which is the ability for iTunes to download you the CoverArt if you’re missing it if you have an iTunes account.

6. Videos, The introduction of a Video Store on iTunes.

7. iTv, but that’s like an anouncement of what’s to come in Q1 2007, it’s a sort of media center that is separate from your Desktop/Laptop.

That’s all I got for now.

Pictures are a courtesy of [Gizmodo] and [Engadget], I am reading the event live through MacRumors and Engadget. And I’ll update with more pictures once I get them. Newer Images from Apple.com

In conclusion, we did not witness any update to any laptop line, but I mean the name of the event was “It’s Showtime” so most likely the stuff that were to be updated were related to the iPod Line, but who knows, perhaps next Tuesday or the Tuesday afterwards? One thing for sure is that this month will witness the introduction of Core 2 Duo into its Laptop Lineup.

Leaving you with the picture of the iPod nanos.

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Busy Day Ahead

September 12, 2006  |  Uncategorized

I’m still depressed about my Powerbook but today is Apple’s Showtime event, and if all goes according to plan most likely we will see an update to its machines. I still feel a bit lost, mostly because of last nights post but also because I used to be able to write freely you know, and now I have lost even that gift. I don’t have much energy to do anything anymore and I miss that.

I am saddened by the fact that life stinks, but that is okay hehe we’ll all learn to cope one day. However, I am finding joy seeping into my life from different areas and I like that. I love my Daddy most of all cause come on, he’s the greatest dad anyone can wish for, right? (Dee and Nee and Fee just in case, remain quiet because I am not pushing for anything now, I just love my daddy!) But I enjoy our evening chats and I enjoy mostly how daddy refers to my powerbook as my macaroni :P Simply because right now it can be that.

I have started watching Weeds and I like that TV Show, I can’t wait until tomorrow’s release of tonight’s episode, it’s gotten me addicted to it and I really do recommend you guys downloading and watching it. It’s like Desperate housewives in a different way. I also got a chance to check out “Til Death” a new sitcom starring Brad Garret and I laughed my head off maybe because I needed to but it was cute, I have high hopes though for it.

Shows I will be checking out this fall: Gilmore Girls, One Tree Hill, Desperate Housewives, Weeds, Ugly Betty, 30 Rock (I think that’s the one that Tina Feye is in), and I might start watching How I met your mother, as well as Til Death.

I think I might have left something out but I will revise that list later, until then, Adieu!

I Lost Myself

September 11, 2006  |  Uncategorized

Somewhere along the road I lost myself, how I am not quite sure. I just know that I did and I want myself back. It’s very sad that this happened, at one point I was in control of everything around me, of my past, my present, and my future. Currently however I am so lost that I don’t know where I should belong. Many might disagree, but I rather choose to admit that I really AM LOST! I look at the lives of my sisters, well not lives but let’s evaluate by using Sis #4, she’s got great talent at Graphic Designing and therefore from this age, at 15, she knows that she wants to major in that. I however have different talents but I couldn’t pursue those talents in my major in college. Everything happens for a reason right? Well I still haven’t figured out the reason I stumbled in the English major, other than that the fates hated my guts for some strange reason. I remember fondly my last days at High school, particularily the fact that my last exam was an English exam, and I said the following words in a different way really but “Thank God!” and “That’s my last time I am taking English, or writing an English Essay” I was ecstatic, and highly excited. I had applied to a few schools in the States aiming to study Management, simply because I thought I could do well in that major, and I got accepted in Indianna University – Bloomington, but I didn’t get a scholarship from Kuwait. So my other choice to school was Kuwait University.

I am highly fascinated by anything technological, I can learn alot of stuff visually and by hands on experience, I don’t know exactly the terms and such but I do know that with practice makes perfect, and studying from a book was never my way of learning, I prefer hands-on experience. I learned many things that way, I observe, I try, and I retry and succeed. So I thought that I would major into MIS in KU, but sadly I had never thought I would end up there so I didn’t take the Academic tests required, and therefore only college that accepted my “Non-Mathematical/Scientific” High School Diploma was the College of Arts. I took the basic Arabic courses in hope to apply for the tests and get transfered to College of Business Administration but well I scored really high on English test but the Math one, even though I cheated (yes I admit to it, it wasn’t that hard really, even with differently numbered tests, just read the question of the person next to you and watch what they circle but not the letter because only difference is that questions aren’t numbered the same and neither are the choices hehe) Well they wanted a min of 50% on the Maths and I got 45% meaning one question was the deciding factor, since there were only 20 questions and that meant I answered 9 out of 20 correctly. So off to English Lit for the next 4 years.

Jist of this story is? Well although I liked studying English at one point, well it was easy and didn’t ask me to apply myself alot only this occasional moment. I still feel that I have robbed myself of what I would love to do. And that my friends is the reason I am unsure about what I want in the near future. Sad but true.

I need to find myself, if not for my safety then for the safety of the rest of the world. I have talents or so my father and sister tell me, but I cannot bother to apply myself to it, and I am too much of a lazy bum to do so. I want to find me.

In another bit of light news, I was woken up today from a beautiful dream, in which David Beckham wanted to get a matching Tattoo with me and wanted to hide it from Posh hehe, and he was so cute dressed like this, minus the jacket really and without Posh Spice or Victoria. It was sad that I was woken up abruptly because of the fact that, I didn’t know what happened later on hehe.

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Cheesy McCheese

September 9, 2006  |  Uncategorized

Something Cheesy is going on, well not really but before I address that I would like to send out congratulations to my dear Uncle who has just become a father for the third time to a lovely baby boy. I am glad that he now has a cool birthday and a cool name, birth date 9/9 and name well, its baby Ali :)

Next order of business, I am still in dire straits and haven’t achieved anything to fix my Powerbook, although I’m giving it a day off today hopefully at least I can see it later on when I try to connect it as a Target HD but anyways I was checking Apple Store and currently Macbooks require 5-7days of shipping when last week it was only 1-2days. Andddd, Macbook Pros are shipping within 24 hours, I think it is safe to say that either both or one of those products will get updated on the 12th, since a similar situation happened with the Mac Mini’s in which they were suddenly not shipping the models fast enough due to the new ones being released. I hope this is true. I really do. And that my friends is what I would call something Cheesy going on.

Now it’s off to nap time for me, I’m a bit exhausted, a tiny bit, but I did speak to Fee this morning and it was cool. Deets on that later. Enjoy this short post. And perhaps I might just stick with two columns, however I’ve got a question to most of you out there, which theme did you enjoy most of all, from those I put up the past few months. Maybe I’ll go back to one with a new header.

Bon Nuit :)