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

September 14, 2008

Where do you spend your discretionary income?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Khaled A. @ 5:09 am

The New York Times have an interesting chart answering that question.

How people spend their discretionary income – the cash that goes to clothing, electronics, recreation, household goods, alcohol – depends a lot on where they live. People in Greece spend almost 13 times more money on clothing as they do on electronics. People living in Japan spend more on recreation than they do on clothing, electronics and household goods combined. Americans spend a lot of money on everything

The chart can be found here. Saudi Arabia spent a bit over $2 billion on electronics according to this. What’s frightening is the Alcohol and Tobacco numbers which is high considering that alcohol is not sold in Saudi Arabia.

July 7, 2008

Where to buy DSLR in Saudi Arabia and a guide to buying lens

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — Khaled A. @ 5:24 pm

Found this excellent guide on buying camera lens for your DSLR on Macworld by Rick LePage.

“While some lenses may go for more than you spent on your camera, you don’t have to pay a lot to get a great lens. The real question is: how do you find the right one for your needs?”

As for where to get DSLR lenses in Saudi Arabia? You might as well check they DSLR distributors in Saudi Arabia. I have collected the info and sharing it here: Panasonic Al Esayi Electronics Canon lists 2 distributors: El-Ajou Group Trading and Ali Zaid Al Quraishi Nikon Ahmed Abdulwahed Trading Co Olympus lists many distributors: Abdulla Fouad Co., Samir Photographic Supplies and Salehiya Establishment Sony Modern Electronics Co

September 3, 2007

Share large files (up to 1GB) free with YouSwap

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Khaled A. @ 12:10 pm


Free online file storage, sharing, and 1GB free data backup. Simply add a file from your hard drive, enter a recipients email address with a brief message, and hit upload. Files are then stored on their own unique URL that can be sent around and downloaded. Its a clean and simple process for sending large files to contacts. Via Download Squad.

May 19, 2006

Khaled’s picks of the moment!

Filed under: General — Tags: — Khaled A. @ 10:42 pm

This is a new idea of mine, I will present some random picks which I hope you will enjoy!

Access your home PC with a thumb drive

The It’s Contagious blog has a tutorial for setting up remote access to your computer using open source program UltraVNC and a thumb drive.

Actually, the tutorial is very similar to our very own how to control you home computer from anywhere feature, but steps you through setting everything up with UltraVNC rather than TightVNC. Once you’ve setup the VNC server on your computer (and you’ve set up the proper port forwarding), you then place a portable VNC viewer on your thumb drive and you’re ready to access your home computer from any computer you can plug your USB drive into.

You Ess Bee []


April 28, 2006

Links to forget about the disappointing Gitex!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Khaled A. @ 5:00 pm

Here are some links to enjoy!



April 7, 2006

Apple Bootcamp and the Links collection

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Khaled A. @ 4:50 pm



March 15, 2006

Links of the week!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Khaled A. @ 12:11 pm

Been so busy last week, here are the links, enjoy!



March 3, 2006

List of links for the week!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Khaled A. @ 6:03 pm



February 24, 2006

Latest List of Links!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Khaled A. @ 3:39 pm

Hmmm, should I call it LLL or L3? 🙂

Enjoy the new week!



February 17, 2006

Newest Links and Palm’s Linux

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Khaled A. @ 5:26 pm

Biggest news of the week, Palm has now switched to Linux!



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