Posts Tagged ‘Apple’

An Ordinary Breakfast Made Interesting

// March 22nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Photos

Poached Egg with Wholemeal Toast

Poached Egg with Wholemeal Toast

I love how the Instagram iPhone app turns the most mundane photo into something special, māshā’Allāh. :)

A Beautiful Mess

// October 17th, 2010 // 4 Comments » // Photos

Taken using a 4th gen iPod Touch… with a little tweaking in iPhoto. It's annoying how Apple has allowed the iPod to shoot HD video but the photos aren't up to scratch in terms of quality, as you can easily tell when you view the pic at full size.

Where Do Dusty Old Apples Go to Die?

// January 1st, 2010 // 3 Comments » // Photos

Macro shot of my iMac G4.

First Steps

// October 5th, 2009 // 4 Comments » // Blog

Today was Day 1 of my shiny, new Masters course, marking my first step towards a career shift into Bioinformatics, inshā’Allāh. For those currently scratching their heads in confusion: read my earlier confession.

I want to be all clever, and write some amazing account of the myriad of emotions that I've experienced over the past two months, culminating in the pinnacle of nerves that was my afternoon commute into the familiar territory of what was once my undergraduate campus. But frankly, I cannae be bothered. I can barely put a sentence together right now; I don't think mornings agree with me. Most of my day was quite “meh”, tbh. I only had two lectures, one of which was a safety induction. Yawnsville!

There are about 20 of us, maybe less, on the course. 1:1 ratio of guys to gals, with the majority of gals being bionerds, and a smattering of various other disciplines amongst the guys. One of the women was actually more research experienced than me. Not only did she have a PhD in Endocrinology (she worked on growth hormone, whereas I worked on progesterone signalling), she also spent a year as a postdoc afterwards. Isn't that a poke in the eye for the people hating on me for taking this course? Okay, maybe not 'hating'… I've just heard a lot of “Haven't you studied enough, Mehzabeen, har har”. Yeah, hilarious. Hrm…

Though, the absolute highlight of my day was when I asked the computing lecturer if having a Mac would be problematic for the programming aspect of the course. I have spent the last fortnight worrying that I'd have to buy a regular laptop, or figure out how to install Windows/ Linux on my MacBook. The head professor – the one I refer to as the 'bad cop', from my initial interview – gives me a half smile and says: “You have great taste!”. Then a few moments later, speaking over the computing guy, “We all use Macs in the lab”. And then, the cherry on the double chocolate sundae: “You know what? You've already passed!“.

Talk about making an amazing first (or more accurately, second) impression! Alhamdulillah – thank you God! Much happiness. And thanks to Apple too! Let's pray that it only gets better from here on in, inshā’Allāh. :)

My Favourite iPhone Apps

// September 23rd, 2009 // 7 Comments » // Blog

This post is dedicated to sister Ammena: owner of a brand-spanking new iPhone. You lucky gal, māshā’Allāh. :)

I reckon that I've had my iPod Touch for a couple of years now, and in that time I have discovered some great applications – and some terrible ones! But let's stick with the goodies for now, shall we?


Regent Street: Day vs Night

// December 11th, 2008 // 12 Comments » // Photos

Some photos that I took during my travels to Central London today.

As a side, if someone had mugged me on my way home (yes, I have strange thoughts like that) they would have done very well. In my coat pockets I had the following:

  • two mobile phones
  • an iPod Touch
  • £250 in cash
  • a Canon digicam, that cost around £150 at the time of purchase

I was also carrying a laptop bag containing the MacBook that set me back £900 earlier this year, and my purse – but that only contained £15.

Anyway… Alhamdulillah, I was not mugged, and I am now in the relative safety of my own living room. Still, I can't help wondering how silly I was for carrying all that stuff around. It couldn't really be helped though…


iDoodles: Could I Be More Girly?

// August 25th, 2008 // 6 Comments » // Blog

Finger-powered graphics drawn with the iDoodle Lite app on the iPod Touch.

My Mac Family: The New Addition

// August 1st, 2008 // 12 Comments » // Photos

It's a new MacBook, alhamdulillah! Well, new-ish… I bought it second hand, but it's less than a year old, māshā’Allāh.

My New Mac Family

My New Mac Family

From right to left (also from oldest to newest): My faithful iMac G4 (aka the “iLamp”); my 'foster' iBook (soon to be wiped and returned to its true family: my old research lab); my iPod Touch (the 'baby' of the family); and finally: my funky MacBook (the black sheep of the family – badoom tish. Hang on, the Touch is also black. Oh pants!).


iPhone Apps: now on my iPod!

// July 25th, 2008 // 7 Comments » // Blog

Today I downloaded the iPhone 2.0 Software Update on my iPod Touch. I am now using the new WordPress app to write this entry.

I have tried to blog from my iPod before, but there were too many problems, such as the inability to select categories, to consider it as a feasible method for regular blogging.

But this new app fixes all that, and could prove useful for jotting down thoughts on the go – as long as I am in a free wifi zone.

Another nice, free app is iQuran produced by Guided Ways. I like the fact that I can easily browse the Qur'an, surah by surah, verse by verse, selecting whichever one I want recited. It should prove useful for times that I need to check my recitation, inshā’Allāh.

There is a Pro version that has more reciters and more translations available than the free app. I am considering investing in a copy… though I'm not sure if it has been released yet.

So, what's your favourite App?

Podcast Review Series

// May 4th, 2008 // No Comments » // Blog

I have posted my first podcast review for Ijtema. Check it aat, innit.

Plus a big “what the hey?” at the election of Boris Johnson as Mayor of London. And a huge “May God save us all” at the election of a British National Party rep to the London Assembly. They needed 5% of the total vote to get in – they got 5.33%.

Not cool, people. Not cool at all.

It really makes me wonder what Londoners have been smoking lately – and how desperate certain members of the white population must be to vote for a bunch of bigoted racist scum, like the BNP?

At this rate, I may consider spending the next four years back in Leicester.