Archive for July, 2006

Nibaq is officially one year older today. Parabéns pra você, Nesta data querida, muitas felicidades muitos anos de vida

The internet is back up and running .. that means I will have to start going back to work.

This was posted by Jagu in the comments section; it sheds some light on the current situation: Following the planned outage to relocate the Jeddah terrestrial cable a fault developed in the submarine section at the Jeddah Branching Unit. Due to which traffic will remain in the current condition on the system until the time […]

In an interesting turn of events; websites are no longer blocked if you use Fasttelco. I guess they had to reroute some of their internet connections and forgot to turn on the filter.

I am joining the Kuwaitism Revolution. As of today, I am not working .. karban. I have not quit, just taking a break from work (without them knowing). I hope my boss doesn’t read my blog.

My cousins and I decided to try out the new restaurant(s) in Marina. The recently opened Yo Sushi, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Pizzeria Cucina and Morelli’s Gelato. They are located at the corner of Marina, next to Gamewiz (they renamed it). The place was somewhat small; it could probably only hold a hundred or so people […]

The link between Fujairah and Jeddah is undergoing upgrades; hence the internet slow downs and disconnections. The link should be fully operational by 2pm (Kuwait Time). The majority of Gulf ISPs are connected to the Falcon Underdsea Cable (Flag Telecom); when they go do down .. we all go down. Falcon: A new submarine cable […]

There was a fire yesterday in the building in front of Maki. The majority of the top four floors was in flames before they put it out. With the current trend in skyscrapers in Kuwait; I question the Firefighters ability to control them. Do we even have the resources to battle flames at 30+ floors? […]

They said it could not be done. They said you are wasting your time. They said Kuwait will never change. They were wrong. Congratulations Kuwait. صارت خمس

What the hell is up with the weather? And for some reason, this song is stuck in my head: Sunrise Sunrise Looks like morning in your eyes But the clock’s held 9:15 for hours update (this is from roughly a year ago): Nibaq and his views on the Desert Fubuki ™:

Some pictures I took on friday: Hashi: Great food .. very small portions. You could probably order three items per person and still leave hungry. Chocolate Bar – Bida’a: We were hungry after Hashi .. much better than Marina, much more relaxed atmosphere (and easier to get to). Puzzle: I haven’t made a puzzle in […]

You can find my pictures by clicking on the pictures link in my header; or click here.

Tagged by Papillona ages ago .. never had anything interesting to post about before. My  .. the benefits of a ‘Qitra’.

Dream on.


I just dreamt that the moon was falling onto the earth, and about halfway done .. it stopped to load. Yes, the moon started loading before hitting the earth. The loading that happens when you are waiting for a youtube video or flash website. The moon stopped halfway through crashing and showed me a hourglass […]

Is flickr being banned by your ISP? Use the IP address to access the site: If that doesnt work; there is always Mark’s Proxy. In the meantime, I suggest you write a letter to your ISP kindly asking for them to remove flickr from the list of blocked sites. Qualitynet: Zajil: FastTelco: […]

Kuwait is cold.


While it might be hot outside, I am freezing. My server room: