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An Arab man's attempt at bridging the cultural gap and trying to make a difference. Failing a lot. Succeeding once in a while.



Last Build Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:21:01 +0000

 



Amazing. 3k video resolution on an iPhone

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:29:47 +0000

The latest version of the Filmic Pro application, version 6, is amazing. It is very intuitive to use and as importantly opens up a whole host of features and resolutions to iPhone filmmakers. The new version is capable of going up to 4k resolution on iPhone 6S series and above. Unfortunately older phones are limited to […]

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The USA is no longer a destination of choice

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:58:22 +0000

On 21st March the TSA and Homeland Security are expected to announce their banning of electronic devices larger than a mobile phone on some flights to and from the USA. This ban will be in effect on certain airlines and countries. There appears to be ten airports from eight Muslim countries affected, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, […]

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False starts are common. Is this another one?

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:47:03 +0000

Something’s up. I – like the majority of Bahrainis – have become pessimistic and always looking for hidden meanings. This latest feeling descended on me when I heard that a staunch loyalist MP invited the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid bin Ra’ad Alhussein to come to Bahrain to personally investigate the situation here […]

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Scratching head and wondering if that is Art.

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 12:54:05 +0000

Help. I’m confused. Is this really art? This is an honest question. I have no answer other than being left wondering what is art in general, and if this “work” and others like it actually lowers the bar of what should be regarded as art. To me, it a badly shot and edited video that […]

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Learning to be a bit deaf…

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:22:22 +0000

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s advice for success in marriage, the Supreme Court, and everything in between is based on two wisdoms she received from her in-laws. Here she is at Stanford Rathbun Lecture 2017 delivering those wisdoms: Man do I need this advice, especially the first part. I sometimes have ugly anger management issues that flare up for […]

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