January

Fanart#8 + interview

Today I got interviewed along with Ayman Itani & Samer Karam on Future TV by Amer Tabsh, in Alam Al Sabah morning show. So I got to publicly express how Twitter & Facebook have brought me closer to you my darlings! 😉

And here’s a very touching illustrated strip I got from Rita.

Fanart from Rita el Hajj

I have one thing to say to you Rita…

Thank you Rita!

Hope you enjoyed the show, and here’s a jazzy tune for you to enjoy on a breezy Sunday (a big thanks goes to Abz who has been emailing me beautiful jazzy songs!)  Lisa Ekdahl’s But Not For Me from her album ‘Heaven Earth & Beyond’. Cheers!

iPass

Newspaper that reads: "Expect most innovative innovation of innovations"

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Newspaper that reads: "The Chosen product to be announced today by Steve Jobs"

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Maya eating pop corn in front of her laptop, saying "hush, it started!" (about Apple's Keynote)

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Steve Jobs says: "I was out of ideas, so I thought, let's mix what we already have. We have a laptop, and we have an iphone. Let's make something in between".

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Hands shown "baking" the iphone "so we took the iphone and we enlarged it like that"

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Person shown ironing the iphone

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And voila! The iPad is born! Incredible!

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Maya, disappointed: "I just wasted this pop corn for nothing!"

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what we learned today: when something requires THAT MUCH marketing before its announcement, it must mean the product in itself is not enough to convince. Steve Jobs must be mocking us - in my humble opinion. iPass this sophistication tool and stick to my dear macbook.

As you can see I was disappointed by yesterday’s announcement, let alone how the name was ridiculed on Twitter later on with the #iTampon jokes. Anyway, I was expecting all this because of all the media buzz. Have a great day! :) And here’s a song for you (that I heard on the radio yesterday and reminded me of the old days :D)



Discovering Woopra!

Prologue: To those who don't know, Woopra is a real-time web tracking and analysis application that I installed after I self-hosted the blog, to be able to follow the stats, and see who visits the site, etc.

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Before Woopra. Man telling me "Hey I saw your post about the plumber... So true!"

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I reply "oooh! That's so lovely to hear! Thank you!"

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After woopra. Man telling me "Hey! I saw your post about the plumber. So true!"

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I reply: " I know. You saw it yesterday at 12:46PM. You spent 2 min 47 sec on the page through safari on a mac with 1440 x 900 screen resolution. Man appears dumbstruck.

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AND! You live in Beirut, Lebanon. Man, afraid, excuses himself.

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Woopra also improved geography skills, from the maps of the stats pages.

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Woopra also allows you to show off your knowledge instead of your clothes. "Did you know that Sweden and Ukraine flags had the same colours?"

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There's just one small issue: they forgot to mention "use with moderation". Shall I work now or shall I check woopra?

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Checking woopra: wow! there are 20 visitors on the blog at the same time!

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Woopra Diagram: Work or Woopra? > Woopra > Food or Woopra? > Woopra! > Sleep or Woopra? > Woopra! > Life or Woopra? .... >

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Woopra! Maya, still at work, but looking very old. Spider webs are visible on computers with a spider hanging down the desk.

And here’s my story with Woopra! I’ve become seriously addicted to following you guys go in and out of the blog, checking the pages, knowing all about your home countries and screen resolutions 😛 Sometimes, I even have the option to chat with you – so don’t be surprised if you get a pop out saying “Maya wants to chat with you”. It’ll be me spending my day or night on Woopra :) It’s beautiful & touching knowing that at a given time, simultaneously, someone in Togo, someone in Estonia and someone in Norway is reading one of the comics of this blog. Makes me so happy! :)

I really advise all of you who have websites to install it (but first get a paranoïa personality-type check, just in case). Also about Woopra, it is proudly founded by Lebanese Elie Khoury & partner.

I’ll now leave you with Natalie Imbruglia’s song ‘One more addiction’ which fits the situation perfectly. From her album “Left of the middle” that I used to  listen to 24/7 when I was in 6ème (6th grade) in Jeddah. How time flies…
See you soon! 😉


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