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Can’t Find Bikecycle SmartPhone Holder?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

 

DIY iPhone Bike Holder

Tired looking for smartphone holder for my bike, I decided to go with DIY. Strangely, i could not find any in Kuwait; i checked all specialized bike places and Sharq shops too. In case someone is interested to make diy version, here’s a list of things i used to make mine:

Shockproof case – I got mine from Sharq

Bikecycle light mount – just pass by Sharqs’ bikes repair shops and ask for one, they would give it for free but be generous

Heavy duty Velcro kits

Plastic, metal, or wood rectangle piece like 1.5x5cm or so

A screw with nut

To assemble it, bolt the rectangular piece on the light mount then place a velcro side on it. finally, place the other side of velcro on shockproof case back. The use of velcro is to make the case removable, alternatively, you may choose to permanently bolt the case on the  light mount.

Quick Tips That Would Make Your Everyday Life Easier… [Video]

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Below are some videos by a VERY creative team of handy vloggers. Many of what I’ve seen made an impact on how I look at things and do some everyday tasks and I bet that there must be something in there for you guys too :)

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Pt. 2

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Pt. 3

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How to remove stickers!

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

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Yesterday i was peeling price stickers from things i bought and i almost went mad! some of those stickers just won’t peel off. I went on line to see how can i peel the stickers smoothly and found that youtube video. I hope its useful to you as it was useful to me Cheers!

How to fold a T-shirt in no time ;D

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

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This is amazing i tried it this morning and i was like Waaaahhh it worked ;D

How to install MBC HD

Monday, July 18th, 2011

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It’s great that more and more Arabic channels are providing High Definition (HD) channels. MBC introduced their first HD channel this month with the 10th anniversary celebration.

The problem is i’m still facing problems trying to install it on my Satellite receiver, i have the Jazeera satellite receiver yah so if you know help me out guys :/ the video is not so clear.

Premarital Testing Procedures – إجراءات الفحص الطبي قبل الزواج

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Okay, Why am I writing about this? simple, I’m going through it… and yes, it means I’m getting married and no, I’m not kidding :P

The whole thing is simple enough, it’s just most of us “newbies” have no clue where to go and/or what to do, also; there are more that one place to do the tests that few know about, so here’s the break down on what to do and where to go:

The Test Authorization Letter:

  1. First things first, you’ll need to get a testing authorization letter from the Ministry of Justice’s Legitimate Authentication “التوثيقات الشرعية” office @ the Government Mall (The building next to the Liberation Tower down town Kuwait City, and they stay open in an after noon shift until 8pm), Make sure you have: 1- Your Civil ID, 2- Your Fiancee’s Civil ID, 3- and the Civil ID of your Fiancee’s Father, Make photocopy of the IDs and Head there. (Any one of those mentioned can complete the process without the physical attendance of the others, just make sure the authentic Civil IDs are with you/them)
  2. Once there, go to the MOJ office on the Second Floor, head for the Legitimate Authentication office “التوثيقات الشرعية” and hand them the Civil ID copies (again, yours, your fiancee’s and her dad’s, of which in turn they’ll ask you to hand over the original IDs for verification purposes.
  3. When done they’ll hand you some papers where you need to take them to the Civil Affairs office on the 1st floor. Go there, take a number, and when its your turn, hand over the papers, a couple of clicks on the keyboard and they will hand you back a paper that you need to take back to the Legitimate Authentication office “التوثيقات الشرعية” on the 2nd floor and you’re done.

Once you have the paper, You’ll actually need to do the test, here are the places where you can go to:

  • Al-Sabah Hospital Campus, Premarital Test Center.
  • Al-Farwaniyah, Al-Osaimy Clinic
  • Mubarak Al-Kabeer, Mubarak Al-Kabeer’s Clinic (مستوصف)
  • Al-Jahra, Near Awtad Complex

For the test you need:

1- You, Your Fiancee and any relative of hers.
2- Your Civil IDs

The rest is a straight forward business and you don’t have to fast for the test too, just fill some papers and take a number for the test, they’ll take 3 small vials of blood off your body, so make sure you’re well fed. Once done, they’ll call you within a week for the results :)

Hope this is helpful, if any of you guys could add some useful info for the above, please let us know. God Bless and Happy marriages for all ;)

It would be nice REUSE thing

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

How to make toy bike from 2 lighters .. check it out if you are interested

Photography 101; E01: General Orientation & Portraits

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Okay, this is more of an orientation class to the world of photography than an actual tutorial, many might complain that they want to break the rules because they want to be creative, you would, but ask yourself how would you break something you don’t know, so learn from the basics and find your path then. Anyhow, these are kind of essential to beginners and aspiring photographers, however if you already are an established photographer, you might want to read this for kicks and laughs, but if you’re an established photographer with a lack of a sense of humor… Please skip this article all together, life must be hard on you already :P

Topics Covered:

  • General Orientation (ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture)
  • Types of Photography (Portraits)

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Photography / Videography tutorials exclusively @ 360D!

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Recently, there have been a considerable number of people who have found a growing interest in Photography, especially for beginners who are ultimately interested in proper composition, post processing techniques (editing), HDR Photography. And to be honest, I’ve been asked on several occasions on the above mentioned topics (it’s good to feel like a hot shot ;P) but honestly, there is nothing that I know or any other photographer for that matter that isn’t achievable and as long you keep an open mind to improvement, you’ll be set to begin your creative journey with the support your faithful 360Dewan Clan ;)

This is only an introduction to a series of educational tutorials to be posted on weekly basis, my first post in this topic and more is due for next week (Hopefully Monday) and I’ll be working on Video shooting techniques, editing and post processing posts inshallah, including chroma keying (green/blue screen) shooting also, so if you have any certain topics you want me to concentrate on, leave me a comment or E-mail us here.

See you @ the first post next week:)

How To Take Nice Pictures In Your Mobile Camera

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

With the latest photography regulation around here, this post worth to looking at :) In 360Dewan we take most of our pictures with our mobile-cameras, specifically, Galaxy S,  iPhone 3GS & 4. The main reason for this is simple “We don’t leave home without our mobiles” and sometime we have to sneak a picture. Mobile-cameras are getting better with more features over time and able to produce nice pictures, however, you can’t rely on them for granted. In this post, we are sharing our experience on how to have nice pictures and get the most out of your mobile camera.

Be close to your target

This’s a general photography rule we have to follow, specially, when it comes to mobile cameras which produce low quality pictures.

Clean your Lens

Though this applies to any camera lens, it’s essential in mobile cameras. We keep our mobile in our pocket, next on the table, later taking them with us to lunch .. etc the need to be cleaned

Don’t zoom

You may brag about your mobile camera zooming capabilities among your friends but don’t use it. Unless you are paparazzi,  digital zooming leads to terrible pictures. To avoid this, just be closer to your object.

Avoid night scenes

This’s another my mobile better than yours thing .. come on, did you see your night mode pictures?

Flash is not your best friend

Don’t be upset if your mobile camera doesn’t have flash. I always keep my flash off; flash can help you get picture if there’s no enough light around.

Don’t always trust auto-mode

Most of mobile cameras come with auto-mode that decides on shooting aspects but , unlike what in DSLR, it doesn’t work most to the time. If you are not sure about manual mode, trial & error comes in handy.

Move around for better light

Light is what makes your picture, move around for better light and angle. Or, you may take the shoot from different angles if possible.

Stop those hands from shaking

You don’t want to get blurry pictures, do you? Depending on your mobile camera setting, make a use of stability feature.

Make use of mobile camera features

You may be blessed that your mobile phones gives options to configure camera settings, take advantage and use them such as resolution control, Exposure & focus!, Stabilizer, Grids, HDR .. etc

Give your camera a second

Most of the new phones are good at the white balance; they only need a chance! this varies from phone to another but stay still and give your camera 5sec to produce good pictures.

Focus on one thing

Unless you plan for landscape shot, get closer and focus on one object.

Take more than one photo

Depending on the situation, at least take 3 shots so later you can decide on one!

Apply some magic “editing”

You may do the editing on your mobile or PC. With iPhone i use PS Express (Abode Photoshop for mobile version) it’s simple, free, and has all the basics. There many good paid ones to choose from. In Pc, I have Google Picasa; again it’s simple, free with all the basics + I can remove the geo tags very easily. With editing you do many things: black & white, adjust Color & light, filter & effects as out-of-focus, sharpen, saturation, sepia … etc