[Tech Sun] Wii U & LinkedIn Breach

June 10, 2012  |  Tech Sun

Only one day left until the big event of the summer “WWDC 2012” with the unveiling of a number of cool new things one of which is iOS 6.  However, this week’s focus at Al Watan Daily’s Technology Page happens to be the LinkedIn breach of security in which a bunch of passwords were stolen/exposed and being the “serious social network site” out there this puts important people’s information at risk of being handled by the wrong people.  Not to mention, one of the most interesting things that happened last week during E3 happened to be Nintendo’s unveiling of the “Wii U” a new gaming console that will make you just ecstatic about gaming again.  If it’s anything like the “Wii” then it’ll be a sure hit I believe.

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[Project X] The One Where We X’ed Out

June 10, 2012  |  Events, Food

So, Friday the 8th of June marked the beginning of the “Project X” Bloggers Cooking Competition and both Swera and I participated and unfortunately we lost, nonetheless we had a blast of a time although it took too long to finish really.  So what happened? What did we experience? Well that’s what I’m here to tell you, I’m going to narrate the story of my life, oops I mean of the competition.

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Project X is Here!

June 8, 2012  |  Events, Food, Friends, Fun

A few weeks ago, the peeps at Chef Boutique launched a secret campaign called “Project X“, not much of a campaign but it was something secretive and fun.  Bloggers were competing with each other for the title of Best Cook! Not really but still, that’s basically it in a nutshell.  I contacted my partner in crime, aka Swera from Crazy Yet Wise and we decided to sign up together as partners!

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[Tech Sun] The One with Diablo III

June 4, 2012  |  Apple, Apps, Tech Sun

I’m a bit late with my Technology Sunday posting, I was hibernating a bit and the weather didn’t help at all with all that dust being around us.  Needless to say that the technology world was a bit silent in anticipation for this June 11th, D-Day in my books.  But what was great was the availability of a nice “Diablo III” review that was available via Associated Press.  It was quite interesting and for those gamer geeks I bet it would speak to you the most.

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TV Star Kathryn Joosten is dead

June 2, 2012  |  Death

Oh no! The moment I read this I was truly and utterly shocked.  It was no secret that the “Desperate Housewives” actress Kathryn Joosten also known as the most meddlesome neighbor Karen McKluskey has died on Friday after a very long battle with lung cancer.  She was at the age of 72.

The interesting thing is that her character on the show which ended in May also had cancer and featured her death in the final episode. Ironic how life turns out isn’t it? She actually looked very frail and tired in the finale of the show and I had thought it was a good job from the makeup department and her excellence in acting unfortunately she was still battling with the cancer. She was a fighter and an amazing actress may her soul rest in peace.

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Get Off Your Bum with Nike Fuel Band

June 2, 2012  |  My New Toys, Reviews, Techie

I am a self proclaimed procrastinator, lazy girl, couch potato, everything that requires just plopping down in an area and sitting there doing nothing is what I’m great at (wait did that make sense?) In short, I am so lazy that recently it has taken its toll on me, I tried to become more active, joined a gym in 2009, subscribed for a year but went for only 2 months if not less, then I joined another gym in 2010 also for a year and went for 15 times in 3 months.  I just couldn’t seem to find the time especially since I had an 8 -4 job that was in Kuwait City and the commute (hehe you’d think I’m living all the way in Dubai by the way this sounds) well the commute takes more than 30 minutes in the morning because of traffic and in the evening around 30 minutes.  I would arrive home pooped out, have my lunch if I hadn’t eaten at the office, take a nap, then sit online watching my TV Shows and reading my feeds.  The cycle would continue day after day.  Well I think I am trying something new but it’s cheaper than a gym membership. What is the easiest way to get more active?

Why it’s with the Nike Fuel Band!

I had a friend who was in the US,an angel more like it grab me one from the Nike Town store in NYC, and the minute I got it on May 31st I started putting it to the test. I will tell you in the following paragraphs what it is and what it does for you and whether you should go ahead and grab one or not. So let’s get cracking.

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The Art of Combatting Plagiarism

May 30, 2012  |  Plagiarism, Rants

I came home late last night, I didn’t know what’s happening really I spent the time watching my shows then hit the sack for lack of a better word.  I woke up this morning and found out that a blog (also for lack of a better word because in my opinion it’s not one) was going around copy-pasting content from other well-known blogs [not sure if I was hit by the copy/paste bug in that dark place] and placing it as their own.

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When are you guys going to learn that copy-pasting is the work of the devil!? When?! I swear I am tired of telling everyone out there that PLAGIARISM IS BAD! I just wanna have a big stick like the one Fred Flintstone has and go around wacking people with it, Marzouq will definitely help with that :P he likes smashing things don’t you dude?! :P

Anyways, some small things one can do to protect their content if you want to avoid such problem is install “Plugins” on your “WordPress” blog that will allow you to stop others from copying your content:

  • No Right Click Images Plugin:  What this plugin does is the following”No Right Click Images Plugin uses JavaScript to change the right click action on IMG tags to disable context menu. It disables the context menu on images only so other right click actions, such as links, should work normally. Since it uses JavaScript, it targets more images than using a plugin that filter pages and rewrite the tag.”

So to put it bluntly, this plugin disables people from right clicking and saving your picture and protects only that.

  • WordPress Protection [Security for your WordPress Site]: However gives you a full package: “WordPress Protection Plugin provides complete security for your wordpress website, so that the plagiarists could not copy the content and steal data or images from your wordpress site Pages. By using the WordPress Protection Plugin (Basic), you can only disable the text-selection and block the use of right click on your website.

Now this is the option I would suggest many of you to go with, I actually might install it myself, this disables every kind of stealing, content as well as images! And it’s rated highly! So if you’re on WordPress hurry up and grab it and protect yourself!

Plagiarists be warned, we’re coming after you!

Thanks to 7ajidude for raising this issue.

P.S. The blog has been removed and unfortunately I could not see it for myself to see if anything from my content was stolen there.  But oh well, at least it’s gone! That miserable sucker!