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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Guess the Google

About the game

After creating Montage-a-google, several people wrote to me suggesting I make a game based on the same technology. Montage-a-google is a simple web app that uses Google's image search to generate a large gridded montage of images based on keywords (search terms) entered by the user. Guess-the-google reverses this process by picking the keywords for you, the player must then guess what keyword made up the image - it's surprisingly addictive.

The game requires version 8 of the Flash player or higher to run, you can get the latest version here.

I hope you enjoy the game, happy guessing!

Click to launch project

Please note: Although Guess-the-google uses images retrieved using Google's image search it is in no way associated with or endorsed by Google Inc.


Exciting Links for Boring Days

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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Hate Crime in Alabama

Salam, I can't beleive the FBI is trying to stear this case away from a Hate Crime case!!!!! Man of Arab descent shot; suspect held
Saturday, February 25, 2006
News staff writer

TUSCALOOSA - A man of Arab descent was in fair condition Friday night after being shot Thursday night by a man who had been yelling racial slurs outside a Middle Eastern takeout restaurant near the University of Alabama campus.

Among those who went to the aid of Nabil Chagri was John Bart Tyra, a Marine Reservist who returned from a tour in Iraq nearly a year ago. Afterward, Tyra said he was sickened by the incident.

"I shed a few tears over it, let's put it that way," said Tyra, a Tuscaloosa resident and a lance corporal in the Bessemer-based 4th Anti-Terrorism Battalion. "It just breaks my heart that that can happen here in the United States."

Friday morning, authorities arrested Jason Michael Gardner, 23, of Northport. He was charged with attempted murder and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. Gardner was in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on Friday night, with bonds set at $130,000.

The incident happened shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday at the Quick Grill, a small takeout restaurant specializing in Middle Eastern foods. It's situated on a stretch of University Boulevard known as the Strip.

Jassim Madan, a native of the Persian Gulf country of Bahrain, said he has operated the restaurant for about five years.

Madan said he was inside Thursday night when a customer told him a man was urinating on the restaurant. When the man was told to leave, Madan said, the man used a racial slur and slapped one of the restaurant's customers.

"Everybody was trying to control this guy," said Tyra, who had come over with a friend from a nearby bar to order some food and saw the guy yelling racial slurs. "He was causing so much drama. He was being a moron."

The man left but threatened to come back, and ultimately returned alone in his truck with a .22-caliber rifle and began firing at the rear of a van parked behind the restaurant, said Lt. Loyd Baker, commander of the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit.

Family in a van

Chagri, 27, and his wife were in the front of the van. His young daughter and an infant sibling, in a car seat, were in the back. Madan said the Moroccan-born Chagri and his family were customers, "sitting in the car and waiting for the order."

Tyra said he heard the five or six shots and headed in that direction. He saw a big hole in the van's rear window, opened up the passenger side door and saw "the man ... sitting there slumped over the steering wheel, and there was blood everywhere."

Baker said Chagri was hit in the head and the back, and that authorities did not know what the assailant's "motive in this was, if he thought that this man was the business owner or what."

Tyra and Madan got Chagri out of the van and took him inside the restaurant, where they used paper napkins to keep pressure on his head wound. "He was rocking back and forth real heavily and he was saying a quotation in Arabic over and over again ...," Tyra said. "I figure he was praying or something."

He was. Madan said Chagri was saying, "Allahu akhbar," "God is great."

Tyra said he spent some time in the van, trying to calm Chagri's wife and daughter. While there, he noticed blood spattered on the infant's blanket.

"That kind of shook me up a little bit," he said.

Chagri was in DCH Regional Medical Center.


Friday, February 24, 2006

Looking for Kuwaiti DVDs

Salam, I'm looking for Khalty Gmasha + Darb Alzalag DVDs. I can't find them on ebay. Does anyone know if I can get them from the states or Kuwait maybe? is there a DVD company in kuwait that shipps to the Us? Peace

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Meet Aibo

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  • Keeps diary with pictures and is able to read e-mail or blog content
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Price: $ 2,099.00

Monday, February 13, 2006


Are Muslims justified in staging worldwide protests over cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad?

Friday, February 10, 2006


Dear friends This is a Palestinian movie that has the chance to win an award in the OSCARS, the movie is one of the most important movie that explains our situation. Forward this email as you can CLICK ON THE LINK AND SCROLL DOWN TO FIND THE TITLE OF THE FILM. To vote for Paradise Now as OSCAR best foreign Language film go to: Watch the trailer for Paradise Now (2005) Vote and circulate plz. THANKS! Full Description Two young Palestinian men embark upon what may be the last 48 hours of their lives. On a typical day in the West Bank city of Nablus, where daily life grinds on amidst crushing poverty and the occasional rocket blast, we meet two childhood best friends, Saïd and Khaled, who pass time drinking tea, smoking a hookah, and working dead-end menial jobs as auto mechanics. Saïd's day takes a turn for the better when a beautiful young woman named Suha brings her car in for repairs. From their spirited interaction, it is apparent that there is a budding romance growing between them. Saïd is approached by middle-aged Jamal, a point man for an unnamed Palestinian organization, who informs Saïd that he and Khaled have been chosen to carry out a strike in Tel Aviv. They have been chosen for this mission as a team, because each had expressed a wish that if either is to die a martyr, the other would want to die alongside his best friend. Saïd and Khaled have been preparing for this moment for most of their lives. They spend a last night at home-- although they must keep their impending mission secret even from their families. During the night Saïd sneaks off to see Suha one last time. Suha's moderate views, having been educated in Europe, and Saïd's burgeoning conflicted conscience cause him to stop short of explaining why he has come to say good-bye. The following day, Saïd and Khaled are lead to a hole in the fence that surrounds Nablus, where they are to meet a driver who will take them to Tel Aviv. But here the plan goes wrong, and Saïd and Khaled are separated. Also Known As: Al-Jenna-An Pillar of Light: The Work and the Glory Two Days Production Status: Released Genres: Art/Foreign and Drama Running Time: 1 hr. 30 min. Release Date: October 28th, 2005 (NY) MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material and brief strong language. Distributors: Warner Independent Pictures Production Co.: Arte France Cinema, Augustus Film, Hazazah Films, Lama Productions, Lumen Films, Razor Film Produktion Financiers: Funding: Nedlerlands Fonds Voor De Film, Filmstiftung NRW, Eurimages, Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, Action Preparatoire i2i de la Commission Europeene, World Cinema Fund U.S. Box Office: $530,147 Filming Locations: Israel Gaza Palestine Produced in: Netherlands

Monday, February 06, 2006

Tagged !

Salam, I haven't been much of a blogger lately, been busy with kids, work wamashabaha zalek. Lulu & Raindrops tagged me. So here it goes: Declare 5 facts about yourself: 1- I forget a lot(sometimes intentionally). 2- My beauty scale of the other sex highly differs from all my friends. 3- I'm really the jack of all trades, master of none.[I sometimes go on a radio morning show, I fix computers, I buy/sell cars, I browse the internet. A lot! I sell cellphones along with accessories and plans, I'm a great salesman (as long I believe in the product), I'm a mean manager ( I always tell my employees I'm not here to make friends, I got a bunch of those)]. 4- I fall asleep the minute my head hits the pillow. 5- I have the weirdest dreams and most of them have truth to them. 3 Things I like in others: 1- Honesty,Self confidence and genuinty. 2- Ability to break addiction. 3- Leadership, I like those who lead and not follow, or those who are pioneers in their world and pick things their ways not just because everybody is doing it. 3 Things I dislike in others: 1- People who lie,fake and browse nose. 2- bad habits ( if you can't quit, I can't be around you). 3- Sellouts. Four bloggers I would like to tag: 1- 2- 3-

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Do they still show this commercial on Kuwait TV? LOL

Childhood song I can never take out of my mind......
Hala hala Zaina bi7saab etawfeer Inshallah ykoon 3inda 7saab kbeer kteer Zain t7a2a2 7elma ew sar fi 3enda 7sab welly 7a2a2la el7elm Bank elKuwait elWatani