I attended the YEFL event at Missoni Hotel the other day where they celebrated hosting the first International Young Engineers Convention in Kuwait under the patronage the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah . They plan is to have 1,000 international engineers during the three-day program from the 10th – 12 of February. They explained how things need to change, where engineers with new creative ideas are left unemployed for years or how when engineers do get a job they don’t have much say and they’re constrained with what they can do limiting their creativity and thinking outside the box. It was nice getting to know Zainab Lari, Chair of YE/FL.
I received the canvas package after placing an order I wrote about previously and the result was just like I was expecting. For those who haven’t read it, Snaprint is a service that basically prints what you upload on their website using a variety of sizes and ways to pick from. They offer either a canvas or a Polaroid.
The canvas above was 45cm by 30cm and costs KD 11 with one add-on which was black framing (+1 KD). The add-ons can be increasing frame size, mirroring the edge or having vertical/horizontal panels instead of one panel. The colors were great, really close to the original. I guess these are great for gifts. This shot I took with my canon but the Polaroids were from my instagram images.
The Polaroids were great but I did have one small remark. I put them next to an actual old school Polaroid and they were slightly smaller. The owner of Snaprint did point out this will be mentioned on the website. 10 Polaroids cost KD 5 while 20 Polaroids cost KD 9. It would be a great idea to have a huge wall filled with Polaroids in the living room or something.
I received a small envelope yesterday with invitation links to try out Snaprint (had to blurry out the links). It’s a new service by a Kuwaiti guy which in my opinion is an exceptional idea. You can login to instagram from Snaprint and print your favourite images in the size of a canvas or Polaroid. The price ranges whether you want extra options on what you ordered.
This is what the website looks like which is currently under development but will be ready soon. The user interface is simplistic and to the point, something I rarely see in local websites. iPhone app and hopefully Android are also under development. I ordered a canvas and 5 Polaroids. Will write about it once I receive them. Canvas’s take upto 2 days and Polaroids take upto 6 working hours to be delivered.
The war between the behemoth social network Facebook and the quickly expanding Google Plus has just escalated. It’s so cheesy of Facebook to pretend this is not happening and just slip it under the rug. I know their trying to protect Facebook’s user base but every person should have the choice of picking what social network to use.(for an invite to G+ click here).
Finally joined the supposedly small group of people that are testing this amazing social network platform. I noticed Google mixed a little bit of everything from a variety of social networks. The add friend concept kind of comes from twitter where you follow and get followed but in circles, which is twitter terms is called lists. The “+1” is more of an idea from tumblr where you share someone’s post on your page.
The chatting feature is pretty impressive, specially since it has hangouts where you can just video chat with a bunch of friends all together on your web browser. Of course Facebook blocked any way of importing your Facebook contacts to Google+ which is why I love the differences between the two social networks when it comes to privacy.
There has been a lot of outcry regarding Facebook saving users data whether they like it or not. All you can do is deactivate your account, yet all your data will still be saved on their servers. However, when it comes to Google+ you have full control over whether you want to completely delete your data or just your profile. Hats off to Google on this one.
If you want an invite, leave a comment and fill in the email box with the email you want your invite sent to(preferably gmail). Or use the contact page.
I cannot emphasize how convenient it is socializing and checking feed updates with Rockmelt, you will always be the first to know whenever something new happens in any of your favorite websites, facebook or twitter accounts. The only thing you have to do to know when something new happens is stare at the screen, literally. In this review i’ll go through the features I found worth noting. continue reading»