Khaled rambles technology, tea/coffee, consumer rights and other interest from Saudi Arabia

February 11, 2013

فيديو: القهوة المتخصصة (لمحبي القهوة) for Coffee Lovers

Filed under: Videos — Tags: , — Khaled A. @ 4:00 pm

أنصح محبي القهوة بمشاهدة هذا الفيديو.

Specialty Coffee: The Pursuit of Deliciousness

In this episode of Subculture Club, Thrash Lab gives you an inside look at three of our favorite specialty coffee companies. We start off at the roasting plant for LAMILL Coffee, then visit the Oakland headquarters and cupping room for Blue Bottle Coffee Co. and then take you to the roasting works at Handsome Coffee in downtown Los Angeles. The things that happen in a coffee house are really magical! Watch and see how the taste, the look, the smell, the pour, the perfect cup and the traditional drinking experience of coffee is created by some of the experts in the business.

To order some specialty coffee:

لطلب القهوة من تلك الشركات:

January 28, 2013

بالفيديو: الإبداع مع طائرة ورقية بدون رياح

Filed under: Videos — Tags: — Khaled A. @ 3:58 pm


December 29, 2012

فيديو: قط يقفز مع أنغام ماريو cat jumps when it hears Mario jump

Filed under: Videos — Tags: — Khaled A. @ 1:39 pm

قط يقفز مع صوت قفزة ماريو من اللعبة الكلاسيكية.

This cat jumps whenever Mario jumps from the classic Mario game!

December 19, 2012

a tiny notebook دفتر صغير جداً

Filed under: General — Tags: — Khaled A. @ 1:26 pm

دفتر صغير جداً بحجم البطاقات. سعره ٣ دولار من هذا الموقع.

Extremely small notebook, credit card sized. Only $3 from this website.

Via bookofjoe.

December 9, 2012

فيديو: الرعب في المصعد – الجزء الثاني Terror in a Elevator Prank in Brazil

Filed under: Videos — Tags: , — Khaled A. @ 4:00 pm

برنامج كاميرا خفية برازيلي قدم لنا هذا الفيديو: شبح فتاة في مصعد:

الآن قدموا فيديو جديد: جثة تتحرك في المصعد:

النهاية مضحكة.

فيديو مجنون: السواقة المتهورة في روسيا Crazy: Driving in Russia

Filed under: Videos — Tags: , — Khaled A. @ 1:19 pm

لا أستطيع التعليق على هذا الفيديو المجنون إلا: السواقة في السعودية أرحم!

This is how crazy driving in Russia is. Saudi streets are nothing compared to that.

الغريب هو وجود الكاميرات في جميع السيارات. أتوقع بسبب شركات التأمين. فكرة أتمنى وجودها هنا.

كما يظهر في الفيديو: طائرة نفاثة (سوخوي؟ أو ميج؟) و طائرة مروحية و مدرعة.

المصدر: Kottke.

March 28, 2012

جوعان و كسلان؟ إطلب بيتزا بـ “كبسة” زر – Hungry and Lazy? Press button to order Pizza

Filed under: Videos — Tags: , , , , , , , — Khaled A. @ 7:57 pm

من مطعم Red Tomato Pizza في دبي. جهاز بلوتوث صغير بضغطة زر يقوم بطلب بيتزا من الشركة و توصيلها إليك. الجهاز يستخدم البلوتوث عبر جوالك و طبعاً لا بد أن تحدد “طلبك المفضل” مسبقاً. الفيديو التالي يوضحها:

From Red Tomato Pizza in Dubai: “VIP” (Very Important Pizza). A bluetooth fridge magnet. Just press a button and a pizza delivery order will be made. Assuming you predefine your favorite order. Lazy? Brilliant? who knows and who cares. Here’s a video.

February 27, 2012

Windows Phone Beats Android, Announces Official App Market for Saudi Arabia, UAE

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , , — Khaled A. @ 8:44 pm

أعلنت مايكروسوفت رسمياً أنه سيتم إفتتاح متجر لتطبيقات ويندوز فون رسمي في المملكة العربية السعودية و عدد من الدول الشهر القادم! وينكم يا قوقل أعطونا وجه!

In a post on the Windows Phone Dev Blog, Joe Belfiore announced that in March Microsoft will launch an official app marketplace for customers in 23 countries, including Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

The full 23 country list includes:

Bahrain, Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Estonia, Iceland, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, Venezuela and Vietnam.

Saudi Arabia and UAE were ignored by Google’s Android Marketplace for a very long time, forcing users to root to enable purchasing of apps.

While Arabic isn’t officially supported on Windows Phone 7 it can read Arabic just fine unlike Android 2.3 devices. Don’t ask about ICS as it exists on only 2 phones.

Microsoft will launch the market in March 2012 and I should note that Apple launched the Saudi Arabia iTunes App Store in July 2008.

Thanks @mhmd!

[image credit: Nokia Lumia 610 at MWC 2012]

February 25, 2012

Google Celebrates Ibn Battuta قوقل و ابن بطوطة

Filed under: General — Tags: — Khaled A. @ 1:51 am

قوقل غيرت صورتها اليوم لعرض عدد من الصور بمناسبة يوم ميلاد الرحالة ابن بطوطة.

Google’s Middle East home-pages are celebrating the birthday of Muslim explorer Ibn Battuta with a set of images:

February 22, 2012

What to do with Old Coffee Grounds

Filed under: General — Tags: — Khaled A. @ 12:26 am

Don’t mind me, I’m just testing blogsy + sharing something I hope you find useful.

21 Ways To Use Old Coffee Grounds


Finding new uses for the old is a creative and fun way to live a little greener.

Have you ever wondered what other ways coffee grounds could be used after making that much needed morning pot of coffee. For all you java junkies, here are some tips for using coffee grounds.

Used coffee grounds get rid of cellulite. Here is the recipe we found at DIY Maven. “Mix 1/4 cup warm, used coffee grounds and one tablespoon of olive oil. While standing over an old towel or newspaper, apply the mixture to your problem areas. Next, wrap the areas with shrink wrap and leave on for several minutes. Unwind the wrap, brush loose grounds off your skin and then shower with warm water. For best results, it is recommended to repeat this procedure twice a week.”

Now, on to other tips for using old coffee grounds.

1. Soften and add shine to hair. When washing your hair, rub coffee grounds through wet hair and rinse. For brown hair, coffee grounds add highlights.
2. Use coffee grounds as an exfoliant for skin. Pat on skin, massage over skin, rinse.
3. Add coffee grounds to your skin mask beauty routine.
Make homemade tattoos (temporary) with henna and coffee grounds.
Fertilize plants. Old coffee grounds are nutrient-rich for plants that thrive in an acidic soil.
Add used coffee grounds to the pots of indoor plants.
Work used coffee grounds into your garden soil before seed planting. After your plants start to emerge, work in coffee grounds near the plants. Used coffee grounds are said to repel snails and slugs as well as adding nutrients to the soil.
Increase your carrot and radish harvest by mixing seeds with dry coffee grounds before planting the seeds.
9. Use coffee grounds to repel ants.
Keep cats from using your garden as a kitty box by spreading used coffee grounds and orange peels throughout flower beds.
Deodorize a freezer. Place a bowl with used coffee grounds in the freezer to remove unwanted odors. Add a few drops of vanilla to coffee grounds.
Rub coffee grounds on hands to get rid of smells from chopping or cutting up pungent foods.
Make a used coffee grounds sachet. Fill old nylons or cheescloth with dry used coffee grounds. Hang in closets to absorb odors.
When you need an abrasive cleaner, coffee grounds can be used. Be careful of any surfaces that might stain.
Remove furniture scratches with wet coffee grounds.
Got a fireplace? Sprinkle wet coffee grounds over the ashes to keep from becoming engulfed in the plume of dust ashes create when you need to remove them.
Dye fabric, paper or Easter eggs. Simply add used coffee grounds to warm water and let sit a bit to create a dye.
. After you give your dog a bath, rub coffee grounds through the coat of your pet. Coffee grounds are said to repel fleas.
19. Keep bait worms alive by mixing coffee grounds into the soil before you add worms.
20. Grow mushrooms on old coffee grounds.


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