Suha Arafat spam

I’m not in the habit of reading spam mail, but this one is quite unique. It is signed by the one and only Suha Arafat. I thought you would enjoy it. I’m putting just the introduction here, the remainder is in the extended part of the post.

Dear Friend,

I am Mrs. Suha Arafat, the wife of Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian
leader who died recently in Paris. Since his death and even prior to
the announcement, I have been thrown into a state of antagonism,
confusion, humiliation, frustration and hopelessness by the present
leadership of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the new
Prime Minister. I have even been subjected to physical and
psychological torture. As a widow that is so traumatized, I have lost
confidence with everybody in the country at the moment.

You must have heard over the media reports and the Internet on the
discovery of some fund in my husband secret bank account and companies
and the allegations of some huge sums of money deposited by my husband
in my name of which I have refuses to disclose or give up to the
corrupt Palestine Government.

(more…)

A night at Salute

Salute's beer garden

For those of you Jordanian expatriates that miss the ‘night out’ scene in Amman, here is a quick shot of the Saluté beer garden from the Gallery.

Still on the topic of all things Amman, Ahamd Humeid just mentioned that Jordan’s fairly new radio station — Play 99.6 — is now offering


a live streaming feed [Abacast plugin needed – stream initiates download]. I’m listening to it as we speak and it is not bad. The programming is mainstream pop, but it is okay. At this moment of my life anything coming from Jordan is divine.

Vote results

Voting for the 2004 Weblog Awards has and ended. Mental Mayhem came in at number 9. That’s really not bad. Many thanks for everyone that supported and voted for this blog. I was pleased to see Maryam’s blog, So I Want To Be An Astronaut, came in third. Her blog is very inspiring and I really wish her the best in pursuing her dream.

Thanks again go out to all those that voted for this humble blog!

MSN to tempt bloggers with traffic and ads

If you’re a blogger, MSN might come to you and say, ‘We want to distribute you. We’ll send you traffic and we want you to run these ads on your site, and you’ll get a share of revenues on that. That’s probably an offer that many bloggers are going to be interested in because they don’t want to have to invest in creating that kind of infrastructure, and they would value the traffic.

Via Micro persuasion

So, if you are a blogger, will you be welling to sell out?

Gmail is too creepy?

Mom and Dad T just sent me a link to a website that lists major problems
with GMail:

  • G mail is nearly immortal
  • Google’s policies do not apply
  • A massive potential for abuse
  • Inappropriate ad matching

Hmmmm, I really don’t what to make of this. Any Gmail defenders out there?

Finally, my Gmail account

Thanks to MMM, I finally have a Gmail account!

Although I received his invitation last month, due soley to procrastination I only set up the account today.

What do I think of Gmail? I love it. The 1000 MB feature is just awesome, so is the forwarding feature, the automatic refreshing of the page, among others. So long Hotmail.

For those who want to congratulate me on joining the realm of Gmail, please send your greetings to: ntynes@gmail.com

Thanks again MMM.

Ah, by the way, I have five Gmail invites, so if anyone out there is interested in receiving one, just holler!