Told you so

I normally hate to do a Told you so Post , but because it prove my point about Kuwaiti Newspaper creditability

Back in 2009 i post that AlQabas tried to downplay the figure paid to Tony Blair [Link], ignoring that in this age , we have more access to the West transparency that we used to

back in that post i said its more than 10 Million , well the amount came out recently and its 27 Million Bound [Link][Daily Mail]

Tony Blair’s company stands to earn £27million for advising the oil-rich Kuwaiti government

One shinning example of one of the Major Kuwaiti problem

alaan [Arabic] ( kuwaiti online newspaper ) posted the answer provided by the Minster of publich health for the parliment member

The question was about the appointment of the health atachee in Germany
One part just show one major problem in Kuwait

ثالثاً: الطلبات المقدمة لشغل وظيفة ملحق صحي عدد (27) طلبا استبعد منها 18 طلبا لعدم استيفائهم للشروط الواردة بالقرار الوزاري رقم 60/ 2007 وقرار مجلس الخدمة المدنية رقم 7/ 1993 بشأن وظائف ومرتبات الأطباء الكويتيين :

Third , the number of application were 27 , 18 were excluded for not fulfilling the requirements which were published in the Ministry Decree 60/2007 , and the Decree of the Council of Civil Service commission number 7/1993

18 out of 27 , over 66% DIDN’T FULFILL THE REQUIREMENTS , they didn’t fail in the interview ( which is normal ) THEY DIDN’T EVEN HAVE THE REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY YET THEY APPLIED NONE THE LESS

its clearly some didn’t bother to read the requirements or check if they meet it or not , which is a huge problem , and a lot it seem do not check or read before hand , and that is one thing can be solved with transparency, like in this example people can’t see they kicked more than half of the applicant just to interview their buddies , because we know why each one was refused

Galaxy Tab

So at Gitex Shopper 2010 i bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab

And as promised in the Last Post about Gitex , here is a Review about it


First of All i bought it for 3,900 UAE dirhams , my Visa statement said that is equal to 250 KD , and that price is for a Tab with no contract ( You could buy one from Etisalat UAE for 1900 with the 1 year Internet Contract )

Its a 7 inch tablet , here it is with my Nexus one for size comparison


with Android operating system , 16 Gb Model , the one i had was loaded with fryo 2.2 with a Middle East Build

the Build

Sadly that build has some drawbacks

– No Android Market

– Arabic letters are not connected

Things i like about the Tab

– Android System

– Size , it fit in a pocket ! not too huge or too small , after some typing in twitter using it , i find it harder to use my Phone

– Phone Ready , normal SIM card , not micro for easier switching between Phones

Things i don’t like about the Galaxy Tab ( other than the problem with the build )

– it has its own USB cable ( not standardized Mini or Micro ) and it didn’t charge while connected to the the laptop

– Micro SD is the only to Expand memory , wish there was normal USB for flash expansions

Big shout out to Suzani Love for a custom Bag for the Tab
( I had no bag and everywhere i went all the bags / Sleeve are 9+ inch for Ipad only )

Inside the Bag


My Trip to Gitex 2010

So i went to Dubai to attend Gitex 2010 Last , should have posted this early but got sidetracked by many things

the Government section is HUGE , UAE are going full into the Digital Age , a lot of Government ministries and agency are giving a lot of services online , with many ways

From Iphone apps

to Cooperating with RIM to give service on the Black Berry for the Government

but it is not just services , they are trying to seed the way for more advanced and knowledgeable generation ( the role our government should be playing but they aren’t )

Black Berry keynote

MicroSoft was there to tout their own products like Windows 7 and mobile 7

Microsoft keynote

on another note, to take your mind about the sad , here are some humors

Intel booth , made me want to change my Chip

Intel booth at Gitex

Razor Booth , the girls were covered the the days after

Razor booth

Saudi Arabia Gitex , someone this should be filed under False advertising

Saudi Arabia Gitex booth

Oh and i managed to get my hand on Galaxy Tab , expect a Review of it soon