[Tech Sun] The One with Four Issues

August 26, 2012  |  Tech Sun

It’s true what they say, Ramadan does not boast productivity and therefore it is no wonder that during the month of Ramadan I have refrained from posting my beloved Technology page at Al Watan Daily.  I kept procrastinating and saying “tomorrow, tomorrow” until tomorrow never came.  But since I have some time right now I thought I should share the previous issues. 

A lot of things happened in that past week but the most important thing is the fact that the Apple/Samsung trial has now come to an end on both Californian soil as well as the South Korean one.  In the US, the court ruled in favor of Apple granting them $1.05 billion in damages for patents that were infringed by Samsung (see I told you Samsung is no good!) whereas in the South Korean court both were seen guilty and ordered to pay fines to each other with Apple paying less than Samsung.

You can find the history of the trial documented in my previous pages along with other news I had shared with the world.  I’d like to think that most of you read the actual newspaper and don’t wait for me to put it up but then again dreams are there for a reason.

  • The Beginning of the Trial – August 5, 2012 [Direct Link]
  • A week into the trial – August 12, 2012 [Direct Link]
  • Kenny the Clown has Steve Job’s iPad – August 19, 2012 [Direct Link]
  • The Verdict of the Trial – August 26, 2012 [Direct Link]

Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed my small coverage!

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[Music] Mariah Carey – Get ‘Em (Triumphant)

August 22, 2012  |  Music I Love

The day, time, hour, minute, second has come to unveil the latest video clip from the ever so amazing Mariah Carey! Just short while ago her new video clip premiered on the Internet airwaves along with all of the other airwaves and I thought what better way to remember my favorite childhood singer than by sharing it with you all.

She looks absolutely gorgeous in this video and I can’t seem but see her as more happy now that she has shed all those extra pounds she put on before she got pregnant and after she gave birth.  This song is one of my favorites simply because Rick Ross & Meek Mill are there along with her! I’m more of an R&B/Rap/HipHop kind of girl than anything else so I really appreciate it.

Can’t fall down now, so even when clouds surround you
And everyone seems to doubt you
Baby still know who you are
So you gotta keep on climbing
In spite of the chains that bind you
You can see the mountain top
It’s not too far

And with this I end my fan post with “They told me get ‘em, I got ‘em!” The message is seriously awesome behind this song and I am in love with it!

The Couch Re-Imagined

August 19, 2012  |  Blog News

A while back I felt that my header has gotten too long for my blog it took up most of the screen as it was almost 500 pixels in height and therefore I enslaved my younger sister #4 (a.k.a. N) to come up with a new concept.  I tried to make my own but she thought it was too cluttered and worked her magic on it.

The vision is cleaner this time with a retina display ready image, it looks that much sharper and better.  It might take a bit longer to load but that’s the price I have to pay I guess.  Sister #4 wasn’t the only one who contributed to this header the main contribution and the re-vision of it was a product of my father’s artistic eyes.  He gave us the pointers to shift something to the left or to the right and change things around.

Now that everything has a cleaner place what do you think of this upgrade?

I personally find it a vast improvement than the previous one with more focus on the couch, because in reality that’s where all my laziness takes place.  I procrastinate life on that couch and well I think anyone who visits procrastinates there too.

So, thanks Daddy and Sister #4 for all your help it was very useful and yes I may be a beast when it comes to picking things left and right but in the end the result is brilliant!

Happy Eid 2012

August 18, 2012  |  Greetings, Holidays

Dear All Couch Avenue Readers,

I would like to take this moment to wish you all a very Happy and Joyous Eid.  And hope that you and your family will celebrate it with lots of great food and company.  I have been quite off the scene these past few weeks but now that our schedules will go back to full productivity I will be seen more around here.

I can’t believe that Ramadan has ended, mashalla time sure does fly by it seems as if it was just yesterday we were anticipating its approach and today we see it closing its doors.  Enshalla God brings us another Ramadan next year with all our family and friends.

Best Regards,

Jacqui

P.S. To all my family and friends I hope you have a great Eid filled with lots of food and cash! #Omnomnom!

Where Were You When I Needed Someone

August 13, 2012  |  Creative

Disclaimer: The below work is a piece of fiction written by me, nothing is insanely wrong in my life for it to be applied to it.  I just felt a need to jot these words down as they were fresh in my mind.  Feelings, emotions, thoughts, words all float in my head right before I attempt to sleep so why not.

Where were you when I needed someone to talk to? Where were you?

Where were you when I needed someone to lean on? Where were you?

Where were you when I needed someone to wipe my tears? Where were you?

Where were you when I needed someone to laugh along with me? Where were you?

Where were you when I needed someone to hug out my pain? Where were you?

Where were you when I needed someone to just be there? Where were you?

Seriously, where were you?

Now I no longer need you to talk to, because I carry on a wiser conversation all by myself.

Now I no longer need you to lean on, because my body has found a new strength.

Now I no longer need you to wipe my tears, because nothing is worth those precious tears.

Now I no longer need you to laugh along with me, because laughing alone brings a new type of joy.

Now I no longer need you to hug out my pain, because I feel no pain.

Now I no longer need you to just be there, because I’m there.

I am stronger, wiser, smarter, and so much more now that you are no longer here.

[Shout Outs] Ali Alghanim & Sons Are Social

August 9, 2012  |  Cars, Shout Outs, Social Media

I was recently informed that Ali Al Ghanim & Sons Autmotive Company has launched a complete full social media presence on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and the ever so popular Instagram.

If you don’t know who Ali Al Ghanim & Sons are then you must have not seen any of the BMW’s, Mini Coopers, Range Rovers, McLaren, or Rolls Royce’s in any of their showrooms.  So now that you know, there is a small competition in which the winner would win a trip to Germany to visit the BMW factory.  All you would have to do is snap a shot of anything in the showroom and send it over to their Twitter account @AliAlghanimSons with a mention at the end of the tweet and they will later on upload it to Instagram and run a contest on it.

Competition

Four winners will win a ticket + stay + a tour inside BMW factory in Germany.  The last day to participate is today by midnight.

So hurry up and participate.

For more information:

Web: www.aas.com.kw

Twitter: http://twitter.com/AliAlGhanimSons

Facebook: http://facebook.com/AliAlghanimSons

Instagram: @AliAlghanimSons

Site Upgrades and More

August 8, 2012  |  Blog News

So if you are reading my blog on a MacBook Pro with Retina Display you will notice that the text is extremely crisp and sharp, you will also notice different bits and pieces, some images are retina display ready whereas a few aren’t (i.e. the Banner Image, Sidebar ones). I spent all of yesterday upgrading my theme and fixing bits and pieces in it.

One of the major fixes is the fact that I have changed the font for the posts and I am now using “Avenir” one of the newest fonts available for Mountain Lion and it’s simply gorgeous. A beautiful Sans Serif font. I am working on a revamped header, which will take less space up above so stay tuned for it.

So what do you think so far of the tiny minor changes?