ReDesign 2014 – Fully Refreshed

 

After 5 years I think it is finally time to redesign the blog and getting back to it and running again. Main issue wasn’t the WordPress version but the theme that was over 5 years old was falling apart at the seams, which made it a horrible experience to write anything. I reached a point where I thought of erasing everything and starting from scratch.

Luckily after a back and forth with the DreamHost Support I changed the install type of WordPress then shifted to a fully hosted DreamPress service of DreamHost which they fully take care of the technical side of WordPress. So after fixing a few issues and identifying some of the Plugins that were causing havoc they got it hobbling along and said the rest of it was with the Theme.

Then Jacqui aka CouchAvenue came in to the rescue and went into full redesign mode and went OCD on the site. Tweaking, fixing, modifying, and adjusting so many parts to make it work so perfectly. Using the Breeze from Bluth Company Theme she made into the amazing form that it is now.  There is still some minor issues but things are getting cleaned up in the backend to help things operate smoothly.

 

Brick Mansions – Parkor Movie?

I love parkor and I enjoyed any movie Paul Walker was in, so I was really looking forward to this movie. Especially after passing away I wanted to watch every Paul Walker movie, and I need to watch Hours and I am looking forward to the next Fast & Furious movie, but this one was a disaster. Seriously who ever was writing the story was high as a kite, there was rarely a time that I wanted to walk out of a movie but this was one of them and most of Nicholas Cage’s movies. The story was stale and as the movie progressed it went from bad to worse, time I can not get back.

 

Another Beatufiul Confederate – The X132 Hellcat Speedster – By Pierre Terblanche

The Confederate machines are known to be beautiful hand made machines from the this well known “Southern” brand. It is another sophisticated piece of machinary that I would love to get my hands on. Based around the same 132 cubic inch (2,163cc) v-twin engine as the previous Hellcat models, the Speedster is good for 121hp and 140 lbs•ft of torque. The styling is true to the Confederate canon, and the detailed touches of Pierre Terblanche can be seen on this machine.

Noticeable features include a 240mm rear tire, a carbon fiber fuel tank, and a unique solo-saddle design. Suspension is by WP, brakes by Beringer, and the carbon fiber wheels are by Blackstone Tek with proprietary hubs. I love the look of the solo saddle hanging up in the air.

“The X132 Hellcat Speedster represents a return to the tradition of the Hellcat, which is a stripped down American hot rod motorcycle,” says Matthew Chambers, Confederate’s CEO and Founder. “A dragster for the street that is powerful, beautiful and most of all, a thrill to ride.”

This is a more modern look then they have made for the Confederate line up of machines before, and this is all thanks to the lead designer, Pierre Terblanche. “The challenge was improving performance, reliability, and practicality without diluting the iconic simplicity and sensuality of the Hellcat. I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome.”

65 of these works of art will be made, to get your hands on the Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster you will have to put a $10’000 Deposit on the machine, with a cost of $65’000 I am pretty sure this beast will sell out. Production starts in September but I’m not sure how long it will take to build one.

Blogs – Come & Gone

Kuwait is one very odd country, at least when it comes to social media, they are ahead of the curve and go crazy over the next internet thing.

Blogs used to be the craze, I for one joined in before it got crazy because I had an opinion and insight into things and looked for other people’s opinions and asked a lot of questions about things I didn’t know but now things have changed drastically I would say.

Kuwait has many talented and creative people and they do have a lot of people who want to take advantage of making a quick profit, well they are smart enough to get on board at the right time. First it was blogs & facebook, then it was Twitter and now its instagram.

And over the past 5 years company’s have really changed their tune and take the opinions of social media very seriously so it has turned into a money making business.

I have been sticking to my blog for a very long time but recently life has caught up with me leaving me with very little time to really dedicate myself to it like I used to. I met a lot of interesting and very cool people and I’m going to continue posting things up when I can but not as much as I used to. I’m still on Instagram because it is addictive and it is very useful because a lot of businesses use it to get the information out right away.

But there are very few blogs that I still check, except the ones that talk about my interests like Anime, Motorcycles, and TV Shows. Then there are a few local ones that I check once a week at this point like Kuwaitiful, CouchAvenue, and a few others.

It has been a hell of an experience and grew with me, and it’s not coming to an end but I can’t keep it up as much as I used to but I still still be posting information up whenever I can. Maybe a bit more technical posts then the normal posts.

HALO – The Master Chief Collection

Halo 5 isn’t reaching the Xbox One until 2015, but Microsoft & 343 Industries have been busy putting together Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Available November 11th, The Master Chief Collection brings together all four Halo games into a single disc for the Xbox One. Each game will run at full 1080p with dedicated servers.. Halo 2 sits at the center of the pack, and you’ll even be able to play the original multiplayer on Xbox One which is the best part.

The Master Chief Collection will also provide Xbox One players with an early look at Halo 5. A multiplayer beta for Halo 5 will available through The Master Chief collection this December. Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4 will all be part of The Master Chief Collection that ships on November 11th.

Anime – Spring 2014

There is always a lot of anime out there worth watching and never enough time to watch it all.

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What I Will Be Trying To Watch From the List:

  • Broken Blade
  • Kenzen Robo Daimidaler
  • Black Bullet
  • Disk Wars: Avengers
  • Jojo No Kimyou na Bouken: Stardust Crusaders
  • Fuuun Ishin Dai Shogun
  • Sidonia no Kishi

What I am Watching Now:

  • Kill La Kill
  • Blade & Soul
  • Captain Earth
  • Space Dandy
  • Bleach (Almost Done)
  • Naruto Shippuuden (Alot to Catch Up With)
  • Space Battleship Yamato 2199
  • Gundam Build Fighters
  • Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai

There seriously isn’t enough time in the day to watch all of these anime’s but there are so many good one’s out there. I seriously need to finish Bleach, and catch up on Naruto.

TMNT – 2014 – Trailer

Another TMNT Movie! I’m honestly happy that they keep bringing back the best of the 80s & 90s to the theater, and this TMNT looks o be bad ass. The best part of the movie is that it’s rebooted by Michael Bay so you know its going to be an action packed movie, but to my surprise Megan Fox is playing April O’Neil even though she had a fall out with Michael Bay from Transformers. But it looks really cool and TMNT guys look amazing, more bad ass then ever before. The movie will debut on August 2014 and I will be watching it.