I found them this morning, two pigeons and an egg. The other one went, and this one stayed to protect the egg. Nature is beautiful, mashallah.
Friday, August 31, 2007
- Around 5:30 AM, time for salat al-fajir
Mum: Khaled, wake up.
Mum: Khaled.... wake up!
Mum: To pray al-fajr
Me: Oh ok. (Snores)
Mum: You're going to miss the salah!
Me: Ok, no problem. (Snores)
Me: Ok just a minute and I'll get up. (Snores)
Mum: (Drags me out of bed)
I get up, crawl to the bathroom, do wudu' then pray. I go back to sleep.
- 6:25 AM, around 5 minutes before school bus
Mum: Khaled! The bus will come in 5 minutes!!
Me: Ok I'm coming.
I get out and start wearing my uniform that needs ironing (but I don't really care) and then go back to sleep.
Mum: KHALED!!! WAKE UP!!
I drag my heavy bones to the kitchen. I eat my breakfast (which is oatmeal of course - yuck), and drink my tea. Then the dreaded sound comes - BEEP BEEP BEEP!
Me: Is it my bus?
Me: Oh god, he's 10 minutes early, again! Is my sandwich ready?
Bus: BEEP BEEP BEEEEEEP!!!
Mum: Go and tell him to wait!
I go out and try and signal to the bus driver to wait. He replies with a huge scowl and more beeps.
Mum: Here, take the sandwich. Do you have any tissues?
Mum: Ok, bye
By this time I'm still half asleep. I get onto the bus, sit down and put my head back. Zzzzz...
- 7:00 AM, still 30 minutes till school starts
We get to the stupid school. I get out and drag my self to the cafeteria, were all my friends are. They're all frantically doing homework.
Me: What? Do we have homework?!
Friends: Yes of course, Biology!
Me: Oh no!
I get out my book and start copying from another student. From the inside of the the cafe I can hear Jamal, the seller, shouting to the Egyptian sandwich makers inside: "Wahad Falafel Suber. Khaleeha itneen!"
- 7:30, School time
And there we go, 8 periods, and after each one finishes I start counting how much periods left.
- 3:30, At home at last
1 down, 10 million days to go. (Sobs)
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
ATV Jordan, our country final hope of having a good TV show is still being delayed again. According to Jordan Times, ATV and the Audiovisual Commission are having problems, and ATV is going to result to legal matters (scary stuff). I hope ATV will open up quickly, since this really is the Jordanian curse all business's in Jordan are suffering from. I have to say that our country isn't really supporting development as it should be.
Just a few months ago half our city (that means our landlines, mobiles and Internet) was bought by a french company and now we've lost basically everything to an outside business. You don't need to hold your breath till you see schools from some European business. Orange Highschool.
Hopefully ATV will open up soon, maybe around the beginning of Ramadan and we can all enjoy whatever it will bring us (I think it was interviews and stuff). Maybe it will even get the interest of other countries, like MBC. Or maybe that's too big for a Jordanian TV, we should't go that far.
In other news, I'd like to lighten you up on Shawerma. It seems that mostly half the world serves sharwerma. According to my great friend Wikipedia, shawerma can be found in many countries, including the US, the UK, Russia - even our maids could enjoy shawerma in the Philippines and India! Its wierd how only Jordan was the one to discover poisoning cases. Maybe because its "Jordan". =)
And to finish off with, check out 101 ways to trim your budget, a great list of common sense things to do.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
They then get news that Springfield will be blown up to build a new Grand Canyon, but Homer refuses to go back. The rest of the family go back to try and save Springfield, but they can't without Homer's help. Can he save Springfield?
Saturday, August 25, 2007
In Brazil, criminal gangs frequently phone victims with fake abduction claims about their loved ones and trick them into handing over cash. As the BBC's Gary Duffy reports from Sao Paulo, being on the receiving end can be a frightening experience.
It was clear that someone was trying to make us a victim of the kind of virtual kidnapping that is one of the more sinister aspects of crime across Latin America.
Anyone with a phone can be singled out. The virtual kidnappers, if you could call them that, try to panic the person they call - often a mother or a father - into going to a bank and paying out a ransom before there is time to actually check if their relative is missing.
In most cases no-one has actually been abducted. Time and fear and the aggressive manner of the caller are the key elements of this type of crime.
A mobile phone is stolen and the criminals simply ring the pre-programmed numbers for mum or dad or home.
The voice of the sobbing victim is often actually just a recording, while the caller is working from a script. In a state of panic, the victims often give away details that allow the caller to pretend they know more than they actually do.
In 2006, in just five Brazilian cities, nearly 10,000 people reported that they had been victims of this type of crime, and this is just the cases that have been registered.
Friday, August 24, 2007
You'd see that many extensions will work on popular sites for video download, like YouTube. Ikbis however, won't. It seems it isn't as popular as the other sites and no extension has bothered to add it. Do not fear, this is quite easy.
Go to your selected video and scroll down, till you find this:
Once it finishes downloading, you won't be able to open it. Go download an FLV Player, such as BitComet FLV Player (the one I'm using). You should now be ready to go. Have fun!
UPDATE2: I am an idiot, no need for the stupid link - you can download it straight away. *bangs head on desk*
Thursday, August 23, 2007
A man has been arrested after being spotted allegedly sitting in a street with a laptop using someone else's unsecured wireless connection.
The man arrested in a street in west London is at least the third person to be accused of breaching the law by taking internet service without permission.
The Communications Act 2003 says a "person who (a) dishonestly obtains an electronic communications service, and (b) does so with intent to avoid payment of a charge applicable to the provision of that service, is guilty of an offence".
For god's sake, who told the owner not to password protect his signal?!
MAKE brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life. MAKE is loaded with exciting projects that help you make the most of your technology at home and away from home. This is a magazine that celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will.
Not in America? No problem, for a person for Make called Bre Pettis exists. He presents you every weekend with projects straight from the magazine.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Right now, I'm training my hunting skill by catching green lizards deep in the swamps of Morytania, south-east of the city of Canifis. Ah, bliss.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Ikbis is the first photo and video sharing service in the Arab World. Ikbis is part of TootCorp, a media company based in Arabia and founded in September 2005. TootCorp has special interest in citizen media and self-publishing. Other services by TootCorp include Toot and Toot Advertising Network (TAN).
With that said, let me introduce you to the Laughing Toy:
So now I only had a few mere 2 months to enjoy, from 13/06/07 to 19/08/07. The summer was good, even though I had wanted to go to London, but I still had a good time.
Went to quite a few restaurants, my cousin came to visit from London, played games (as usual)... Now the summer holidays seems short. Ah well, I guess I'll have to get used to this torture.
In other news, I bought The Simpsons Movie (pirate copy, of course) and I'll be watching it today hopefully. I also saw Season 1 of Prison Break & some season of Lost for sale, but I'll get them later.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
OK, so to hit off the blog, as a start, I'd like to show you a great tool - Intel's Broadband Tester. It analyzes your internet's speed, gives it to you and shows where you are from normal speeds. This really shows how far away your speed really is, compared to what your ISP should've given you.
It also has a tool at the bottom, which shows how much time a certain file would download. 1GB would only take 4½ hours on a 512KB connection. Imagine how long it would take on a 8MB! Its surprising that there are so many factors affecting your internet connection speed:
Internet connection speed varies depending on your Internet Service Provider, modem type, time of day, browser version, operating system, traffic, and intersecting signals. Results are not a guarantee of true connection speed.
Try it out, and prepare to be amazed at how much your ISP is really giving you.
In a nutshell, this is a new blog. I hope it will grow, since this one will be easier to add posts to.