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WordPress Blocked in Turkey

My nephew Earthling informs me this morning that he got a notification that WordPress is now blocked in Turkey.

Blogger Esra-a, out of Bahrain, writes:

WordPress, a growing blog publishing system, has recently been blocked in Turkey. Founder and main developer Matt Mullenweg is asking for suggestions on ways to go about accessing WordPress within the country, after expressing his disappointment over this decision, which seems to be another strategy for Turkey to curb freedom of speech.

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August 18, 2007 Posted by | Blogging, Bureaucracy, Communication, Community, ExPat Life, Living Conditions, Political Issues | 2 Comments

Kuwait Fish Market Artistry

They’re in! The first of the season’s Kuwait shrimp! Did I buy any – you bet! Shrimp for dinner tonight. Yummmmmmm.


As I was having the shrimp cleaned, we noticed that someone had gone to a lot of trouble to put the fish out attractively. Doesn’t it make all the difference?



(Photos taken at the Sultan Center)

August 18, 2007 Posted by | Customer Service, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Shopping | 8 Comments