Archive for July, 2006

Weather Warning hoax

A couple of days back, an anonymous emai was circulated in UAE (Dubai), warning people to stay indoors on Friday due to expected storm and winds speed upto 60mph.

Gulf News has printed this article on the issue:

According to Phil Targett, duty forecaster at Dubai International Airport: “We’re not expecting anything dramatic on Friday according to our modelling data. Friday looks like being a relatively average sort of day.”

Ebay Consumer Alert Update.

Since my posting about, I have not to date recieved any reply from the email I sent them. Although I received a reply from I am pasting it as is for the benefit of the readers.

Dear eBay member,

Thank you for writing eBay in regard to knowing if the new site is affiliated with eBay.

I do understand your apprehensions in such a situation and I appreciate
the efforts and the time taken for you to report such an issue.

Please be assured the website is not affiliated with eBay.
We are currently investigating such a news. Please look for such news
and information on our Announcement Boards.

You can access the news and important announcements from eBay on the
link below:

We appreciate your patience and understanding in this issue.
Thank you for being a valuable member of the eBay community.

Honey B.

eBay Customer Support

Where In Dubai ?


Etisalat Blocks Stickam

The Latest victim of Etisalat’s proxy is, an application used mainly by bloggers to share music, pictures and videos on their websites. What next?

Consumer Alert-

This is just to inform all readers that there is a website by the name of it is very similar to and it is being advertised in the local media. From the looks of it, it seems to be an site but there is no mention of it on the main page. I had a chat with the online help at and the customer service rep assured me that was not an affiliate. I have sent emails to both and to confirm what the situation is and will post both replies. If its an affiliate that should be made clear otherwise shouts deception all over.

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