World Cup: Stressful

Yep it’s back again, the World Cup. It is unfortunate that Bahrain wasn’t able to qualify (it would’ve been in New Zealand’s group if qualified), but luckily for me I am half Brazilian. Yep, half 5 time champions, cup holders, stars on jersey etc… I am proud that my other half are the best around to compensate the second half, after all its not everyday you meet a half Bahraini/Brazilian.

In the past, pre World Cup 1998 when I was quite young the World Cup was something I looked forward to eagerly, I still remember the final match of 1994: Brazil vs.…

SEA-ME-WE 4 Damaged…

The Middle East is known for many things, just a few off the top of my head: wars, oil, riches and heat. I guess I should now add one more to the list, the most disconnected region!

Apparently one of the most important cable in the region, SEA-ME-WE 4 that accounts for around 89% of traffic, suffered a shunt fault somewhere around Italy. This happened around the 15th of April. The Internet around here has been slow as hell (depending on the ISP… and the time of the day), packets are getting lost like a primitive post office.…