Anime List – 08/11

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I haven’t had a chance as of lately to watch too much anime but recently I have been trying to catch up. The problem with watching anime in my case is that once I start I don’t stop, I watch hours upon hours without realizing the time that has gone by, and I don’t like stopping, I always want to know more.

Bleach

  • Ao No Exorcist
  • Broken Blade
  • X-Men
  • Blade
  • Bleach
  • Naruto Shippuuden
  • Souten No Ken

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The Patent Cold War

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Companies are suing each other left right and center, all I know is that I don’t want my product not to be available because of these crazy patent wars, everyone is suing everyone, but this is an excellent visual map of the Patent Cold War by Reuters. Apple is shooting in every direction possible, lets see how this all works out.

Link: Gizmodo

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Tea

And we are back to the best month of the year, Ramadan is one of my favorite times in the year, it also the most exhausting. I love that I get to see so many family and see them daily, its a family gathering almost every day, something to look forward to throughout the day. Lots of social events taking place after futoor for the first two weeks, its going to be a marathon going from dewaneya to dewaneya but thats part of Ramadan. A lot of people watch the shows taking place but I prefer making the most I can out of the day, and the best part is I get to finish so much during the day, lets just hope it cools off.

The TV Shows

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The summer shows are always light and fun, some actions, some sci fi, a little thriller, a great combination of shows for the summer. The only one I’m watching that isn’t part of the summer line up is Spartacus which is drawing me but not as a good as I expected, enjoying the action the graphics are a little over the top and not enough story to bite into. But the rest are the usual great shows, I just can’t get enough of Eureka, Royal Pains, and Lie to Me.

The Shows

  • Lie to Me
  • White Collar
  • Eureka
  • Spartacus
  • Royal Pains
  • Warehouse 13

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Ramadan is officially upon us, I for one love Ramadan, you get to see a lot of family and a lot of good food. It seems we have a lot of hot Ramadans to look forward to over the next 5 years at least. Whats not surprising is that a lot of people are spending their Ramadans outside of Kuwait since they still have family vacation, a good amount of people are back, you can tell from the traffic but still some people are out of town. I hope everyone enjoys their Ramadan with their family and friends and many more to come.

HP 5101 – Preliminary Review

I got in the box with a three day express DHL delivery which was perfectly on time. For 60 KD I got it the fastest way possible, and I got it out of the shipping box to find this nice HP Box inside. HP 5101 is a nicer then I expected, I think HP learned from their previous editions and improved on it. The laptop feels extremely well built and clean, the keyboard is spacious and the 10.1 inch screen is very nice. At low screen brightness I can get about 6 hours and 23 minutes out of the 6 cell battery and it doesn’t protrude out of the laptop. I went ahead and replaced the ram from a 1GB chip to a 2GB chip which was shipped separately, that was extremely simple with a small panel in the back and its easily replaceable. I currently have XP Home on this little machine, I installed the usual applications to start off with, my intent is to format it and install XP Pro which has a few extra networking features that I usually use but for now I’m going to use it as is and see how it goes.

I have the mobile broadband module installed in the 5101, and I inserted my MTC/Zain chip, I just have to see if it can work with it. I don’t have an Ego subscription and its asking me for a username and password which I do not have, so I’m going to take a sim card from my friend who has an ego subscription and try it out, if not Zain, then wataniya, and if not them then Viva to see if it works. Having a built-in broadband internet into the laptop with access to 3G services of one our providers in Kuwait would be fantastic so thats something I just have to work out. The quality of the laptop is great, a glossy black behind the screen looks very nice but pron to finger print smudges, and the whole laptop is built from a nice rubbery plastic which has a nice feeling to it when you have your hands on it or when your carrying it, just the right amount of friction. It has ports galore, 3 USB, VGA, and SD/MMC slot. Overall I think that HP has built a quality netbook laptop which is on the more powerful side of the netbooks, after using it for a few days now I managed to get a decent 6 hours and 35 minutes out of the laptop which is pretty good for a 6 cell battery that doesn’t protrude. My first impressions is that this is a very good netbook and I’m going to enjoy using it, but I’m going to it through its paces for a longer review.

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My Playlist 08/08

I have been a bit lazy with my music for the past couple of months since I have been listening to online content or just going through some old CDs. I was too lazy to make new playlists, but since fixing up a large amount of my content with iTunes and easily making new playlists.

  • Will.I.Am – One More Chance
  • Game ft. Keysha Cole – Game’s Plan
  • Esttella ft. Kanye West – American Boy
  • Chris Brown – Forever
  • Metro Station – Shake It
  • Busta Rhymes – We Made It
  • The Dream – I Luv Your Girl
  • Baby Bash – Don’t Stop
  • Bob Sinclair – What I Want
  • Cold Play – Viva La Vida
  • Casely ft. Flo Rida – Emotional (Remix)
  • Lil Wayne – Lolipop
  • Wiz Khalifa – Say Yeah
  • T.I. – No Matter What
  • Snoop Dogg ft. Charlie Wilson – Can’t Say Goodbye
  • Three 6 Mafia – Lolli Lolli
  • Sara Bareilles – Love Song

Current Anime 08/08

  • Berserk
  • Bleach (Action Picking Up)
  • D-Grayman (Action packed anime, a lot of episodes some fillers but good)
  • Eyeshield 21 (Still Waiting On Episodes, its annoying waiting this long)
  • Gun X Sword
  • Hellsing Ultimate
  • Heroic Age
  • Initial D Second Stage (Damn Good Anime)
  • Kyou Kara Maou (Entertaining)
  • Naruto: Shippuuden (Fun As Usual)
  • Planets (On The Back Burner)
  • School Rumble Ni Gakki (2nd Season, Hilarious)
  • Solty Rei (Interesting)
  • Souten no Ken (Episodes Coming Out Too Slow, Damn Good Martial Arts Anime)
  • Tokyo Underground (Martial Arts Packed Anime)

I am no longer counting the number of anime I have in stock, it has reached an amount I can’t even comprehend. I have been downloading at a ridiculous rate I keep having to move stuff over between machines and dumping it all onto the server. Animes from the 80s all the way to the new ones, and some I don’t even know. I will find the time to watch it all though.