A mobile with two weeks battery life. Easy

Recently I gave away both my Samsung Galaxy S3 and Grand smart phones and replaced them with a cheap old fashion Nokia phone. I have had it with the hype regarding how incredibly smart the smart phones are. All smart phones in the market lacks one crucial thing: battery life. They last maximum for a

Upgrading to Filemaker Pro 13

I just got a mail from Filemaker to download the latest release of their software, and have started doing so. As far as I can see, this release addresses a major annoyance with earlier versions: The need to be on Windows or Mac for the clients. They have implemented something they call Direct Web Access

Timepiece vs. watch

Admiral Nelson Timepiece is really just a watch. Like any other watch. I just watched a commercial on CNN where a guy in the advertisement talked about a wrist watch. What I find funny about this kind of ads is the fact that they never mention the word watch in the ad. They always refer

Effective mosquito trap – get rid of mosquitoes

EFFECTIVE MOSQUITO TRAP THAT WORKS. GET RID OF MOSQUITOES. Update 23.06.2013 The trap works! You can read further down in the text how to make it. I checked the contents of the mosquito trap today and saw that there actually are some mosquitoes down in the bottle. I have checked around a lot in recent

BlackBerry bringing BBM to Android and iOS this summer

Living in Egypt, I know how big news this is! BBM might not die after all! BlackBerry has just announced that its hugely popular BBM messaging service is going multi-platform: it will be released for Android and iOS as a free app this summer. BBM will support iOS hardware running iOS 6 and above; the

Updates from MyUS.com

I have been a big fan of MyUS.com forwarding service since I moved to Egypt. It’s very practical to use their service to be able to buy stuff from Amazon and other online retailers in the USA. Here is the latest news they just mailed me: Hi, We’ve heard your feedback, and we have some

Shop until you drop in our Amazon store

If you are looking to make a good bargain, I would recommend having a look at our Amazon store located a basicus.com You can find a lot of good deals there, and comparing to many other web stores out there, the prices are very good. You will find products from a lot of different categories

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Egypt Ranks As Top Country in Protests according to Rights Center

An Egyptian rights center issued a report on Monday stating that Egypt has become the top country in the world in terms of the number of protests. The “Democracy Index” monthly report issued by International Center for Development states that there were 1345 protests in March compared to 864 protests in February. “This is an

Why don’t you follow me anymore?

Since I am such a rational person that loves automating stuff, I will give you the top reasons why I have stopped following you on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin or any other social media I am active. You keep repeating yourself. If you keep re-tweeting your own blog posts to get as much traffic as possible to it, I will

Is it safe to travel to Egypt?

Update 22 September 2013: It’s again pretty safe to travel to Egypt. You can ask me in the comments for concrete travel advice. I live in Cairo, so I am pretty aware of the situation here. Ask away, and I will answer up to the minute about safety and tell you what you should do

Classical statements of President Morsi

As we all know, Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi has a real skill for classical statements. So, I will gather the more famous ones on this page so we can all admire his infinite wisdom. 26th of March 2013: “I will not allow anyone to put their fingers in Egypt,” Morsy said again at the Arab League