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    Thursday, December 31, 2009

    Longest Post of "the Decade"!!


    This blog will be my LAST blog, in the LAST year, of the FIRST decade of the 21st CENTURY!!!!

    Dramatic enough to make you gasp? No?

    Well, it's true (honest), 2010 will mark the end of a decade, and this happens to be the first "First Decade of the Century" I came through + I have a blog now, so I can spew whatever I want to mark the occasion.. Did i tell you about the "my blog=my rules" ? CONSIDER YOURSELF TOLD..

    Last time i tried doing this with a friend, we ended up shoving each other and tossing 2 liter water bottles at walking trash cans.. THE TRASH CANS WERE WALKING, FOR GOD'S SAKE.. (no drugs were involved, i promise)..


    To sum up what I was going to write about, I dug into my archives of the past events, bookmarks, articles and scoops that (for me) defined the past 10 years, and wrote a LONG list (longer than this one, believe me) about everything that i came across (but it wasn't meant to be).. I mean, come to think about it, I believe we witnessed enough in these 10 years that could probably match what we faced in the last days of the 20th century.. Maybe more on the political and technological side, but then again, allot shift-shaking happened, and boy, the 2000's had their own fare share of POW's and KABOOM's start-ups.. As for my personal life, i believe nothing exceeded the milestone post i did before :D..

    So yeah, you guessed it, another eye-gouging LONG article is heading your way..


    Tuesday, December 29, 2009

    2010 : A Tablet Odyssey?


    As much as the global economy seemed to take a monster bite of allot of business, it seems as if Apple sales and market growth defy those rules.. In this ending year, Apple managed to introduce a new iPod Nano, re-invent the iMac, and add a new line of MacBook and MacBook Pros (faster than ever, greener than ever).. Achieving major feats in Battery life, and marking it's footprint as the Company of choice in many awards, including CEO of the year, and the most reliable machines in the market..

    As many might think this year is already wrapping up, Steve Jobs could be finally laying it out that there is indeed "One more thing"..







    Monday, December 28, 2009

    Yet Another Jeddah Flood Article + LATEST UPDATES!!


    It sure is depressing to know that the conduct of the municipality is still shady, inconsiderate and lacks something I like to call "COMMON SENSE, IDIOTS".. Well, not the "idiot" part, that's just me being honest..

    As ignorant as it may seem, the Municipality still moves Raw sewage around the city as if they're playing a game of Hot Potato.. Despite the anger expressed by the citizens of affected neighborhoods, and they should be angry, the dumping still continues.. Now, it's Al-Samir District..

    Thursday, December 24, 2009

    Can't-Live-Without-Those-Mac-Apps List: The Utilities List..

    And you thought i wouldn't use that title again.. Guess you're wrong :D..


    I finally managed to get some time off to write down this list.. Things hasn't been easy lately, So i didn't have that much time to dig deeper into the second part of the mac list.. If you didn't have the "privilege" of reading the first one, it's right here.. I thought i'd change the tone of things for now..


    Tuesday, December 22, 2009

    Jeddah is Developing PTSD!


    For those lucky enough to drive through King Abdullah's Road and the Andalus district, you probably have witnessed a pleasent traffic jam that takes AT LEAST 30 minutes to drive out of..


    Monday, December 14, 2009

    Jeddah Floods Updates..

    Well, the televised media hasn't been as active as I thought it would be about this issue, just a couple of reports about the King's actions towards the problem, and then suddenly focusing more on the arrival of Prince Sultan and his ceremonial celebration..


    Sunday, December 6, 2009

    Floating Questions

    [ This rant is a bit old, so don't mind the smell.. I was offline when i wrote it ]


    - Why didn't the imaginary infrastructure, the jeddah municipality keeps on mentioning, work?

    - Why was it disregarded when King Faisal, god rest his soul, proposed it for the future of Jeddah?

    - Why ON EARTH is the civil defense giving away bottled water and cupcakes?

    - Why isn't there any pest control being done to the swamp-like water pools in every district?

    - Why isn't there any opposition by the people to dumping the Musk River into the Red Sea?

    Saturday, November 7, 2009

    Do the Right Thing..



    [ this is an open letter to those living in Saudi, not for those who bare the nationality alone ]



    I'll begin by stating what i mean by the "Saudi" thing, reducing the chances of readers making wrong assumptions..

    In my definition, a Saudi thing is a Saudi-based decision that one may form in order to suggest a solution for a problem, solve a problem, or, in some cases, cause a problem.. Therefore, Saudi Arabia is based on these Saudi Decisions.. It's what made Saudi Arabia, well, Saudi Arabia..

    Monday, November 2, 2009

    Damn Ditches..


    [ I wrote this rant last week, but didn't have time to upload it until today, so don't mind it if it tastes a bit expired ]


    I thought today was a bit weird, since everything was OK..


    Until my tire blew up because of a ditch in the street, and then things felt like they're back to normal again..




    Saturday, October 24, 2009

    Can't-Live-Without-Those-Mac-Apps List..

    Pretty catchy title, eh?


    Anyways, I decided to share the "wealth" and list my top Mac OS X apps that I seriously can't function without on a Daily basis.. Like i said in a previous post, this is NOT an ultimate list.. Feel free to share a comment about what you think, or even if you think you can top one of the apps of something you already know..


    Sunday, October 11, 2009

    My 28 Free-Apps..

    Since there's nothing cheerful these days to talk about, let's just switch to another frequency..

    If you happen to own an iPhone, or recently purchased one, here's MY top30 free apps.. Of course this is NOT an ultimate list, but it's all Apps that i tried and found very useful and/or fun (and they're NOT organized in any kind of order)

    Monday, October 5, 2009

    Getting the Job Done..

    [ WARNING - RANTING FUMES ARE PILING UP ]

    How many of you guys/gals are currently employed? were employed at some period in your life?

    Because you might have came across what am going to blog about today.. It's something that's been bothering me for a year now (yes finally completed a year and still all my body parts are intact, except for some brain cells who had to take it for the team).. To be honest, god blessed me with great colleagues, an amazing boss, but i guess every good picture must have it's flaw.. Or flaws, but let's not get carried away now..

    Saturday, September 26, 2009

    Happy National Day..

    [ UPDATE : A month ago, a campaign started by the concerned Saudi youth in reaction to this.. Like many other youth-led campaigns, it was organized online on message boards, and might i say, did a good job in restoring the moral at least.. Details in here, it's in Arabic..]




    Am sure most of you have heard already, or not, but i am completely enraged about what some if us chose recently as a show of "patriotism".. The same patriotism that pushes us to block traffic and dance like goons in the middle of the street, or harass families.. I mean, i thought that was low, but never thought celebration would cause a riot rampage such as this..


    Saturday, September 19, 2009

    Season's Greetings..

    Another Ramadan is Gone, and a new Eid is approaching..
    Wishing you all the best of Thawab for the holy month, and may allah bless you on this coming Eid..



    A little something i worked on for the occasion.. Eid Mubarak, everyone..


    [ click to enlarge ]


    Yours,
    Lou..

    Thursday, September 17, 2009

    Previously..

    Hey everybody..

    As a new start to the blog, i'd like to begin with a quick recap (in pictures) of most of the major events that i've been through over this ending year.. With all the ups and down, it still leaves a sweet taste to linger on..

    Saturday, September 5, 2009

    A New Page..



    I decided to keep my old blog for safe keeping..


    I'll post a redirection message over there somewhere.. For the mean time, welcome to my new blog!!


    i think the title of the blog says it all :D..




    Yours,
    Lou..