Thursday, May 15, 2008

Taking blogging to the next level

It's been almost 2 years since I started blogging on (here). Nonetheless, Its a huge headache to follow up and there is months I spend without a single entry and other's with 10 in a row. Now, I guess its time to move to the next level something more sophisticated and a bit professional. 

I just got the domain name which I'll be use from now on to post all my new entries. Am still working on the design though and I assume its will be ready to go during the coming couple days. 

Until then, stay tuned :)

Saturday, April 19, 2008

three days of nonstop dust

I've blogged so much about dusty weather this season. but, truly when the vision is blocked and you cannot leave the house because it becomes hard to breath. There is nothing else to blog about, today I was coming out from work and its the third day of nonstop flying dust so I decided to video tape from inside the car. I had my laptop in the backpack so i grabbed it and used the built-in webcam.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

A 1 Minute storm

what's left of the yard, originally uploaded by mo_mughrabi.

I was sleeping yesterday when all of a sudden I heard a noise that felt like a plane was landing on top of the house. I rushed to the front door and first thing I saw a table flying, our table was flying. I couldn't snap out of it at first, but i realized its the strongest sand storm I've ever seen. After only a minute or less its started raining and this is when the weather calmed down. Afterward, we noticed all the damaged caused by this single minute only where I live dozens of trees fall in the middle of the street. Few street signs couldn't handle the wind and break down as well & there was parts where large balls of ice filled the street (Gulf road). click here to see all the pictures I took on that day.

UPDATE: I just found this video on youtube from yesterday's storm

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

the dawn moon

the dawn moon, originally uploaded by mo_mughrabi.

I don't know why moon capture appeal more at the early morning hours. At least to my camera's lens, I find this time is the best for taking pictures of both the moon and sunrise. I had to darken up the colors and minimize the exposure to get it to look that way, used iPhoto the simple tool built within iLife. Off course, second best thing to do when you get up this early is to go look for flying birds and if you are near the seaside you get to capture fishermen leaving and preparing to leave the Marina.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

SMS Services at MugHOST

MugHOST is introducing SMS services to be used through API connections. We've been testing the services and its showing a great stability, I just finished writing an article on MugHOST you can read more about it here

Friday, April 04, 2008

Blood bank in Urood

Yesterday Urood team started something extremely useful here in Kuwait. Its not just a brilliant idea but its truly creative and it came when most needed. Ever now and then I see posts and ads about blood donations and how it may save lives! Urood came up with a new section "Community service" part of the community service is the blood bank link.

All you have to do is, click on the link and type write your information and blood type. so, if someone is in emergency they can look up matches on Urood. I think, this is wonderful and everyone should participate in this great humanitarian service

click here to start input or searching for a match
or just click here to view Urood home page

Have a great day every one,

Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Honda experience

5-Speed Automatic, originally uploaded by mo_mughrabi.

Its not a rental if that what you thinking because some how and over a weekend I suddenly decided that i need a car. I had plenty of options to choose from but I felt I their go for it now or I'll be delaying this for another 2 years.

Since college I've been using my Jeep & to be frank Its been a great ride for the past 5 years. I enjoyed every thing about that car although I really abused it! I've done things to that car am not proud of! and amazingly its still running and in a good shape. That's a car am not planning to sell, it’s a keeper!

Now, as for the Honda until now its been showing a success when it comes to engine performance. I would never think that a 4 cylinder can perform that well, the acceleration is incredibly good and even has a nice grip over the road. The interior is designed different from any Sedan from the same category, everything is so reachable and with huge buttons so you would never miss.

The one bad thing about and which most people find disturbing but for me it gives the car a sporty feel when driving. It is the engine sound and noise control, when you are driving a –Toyota – Camry from the same model you will hardly hear sound from outside the car including the engine. But, with the Honda its completely different because when you are driving at 120km/h you will feel it like on a rollercoaster & perhaps that’s why am enjoying it :)

Honda distributor or dealer in Kuwait is not the best, I had tough time buying the car and now am wondering how they would treat me if something goes wrong & I go back looking for spare parts. The paper work was delayed and every time I call and ask about the status they never gave me a straight answer, they gave me the car dusty & didn’t even wash it properly, the salesmen don’t really understand much about cars. When I first went to the showroom I was trying hard to extract information about the car, I was trying to know specification about the engine and the difference between each model. Yet, am very satisfied with my choice but really hope they would concentrate on training their staff more at Honda showrooms…

That’s it for now and have a great day every one

UPDATE: here is set of photos I uploaded the first day I got the car out.