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Trip Report : Kingdom of Bahrain : July 2011

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Bahrain is a archipelago about 3.5 times the size of Washington DC  and is closest to Saudi Arabia, linked through a causeway and a bridge.  The main industry is banking with a sprinkling of industries like,  petrochemical processing plants and Aluminium. Bahrain is also home of the US 5th Fleet  See the CIA World Factbook on Bahrain

This was my first visit to the Middle East. The trip from Washington DC to Bahrain was about 15 hours of flying time plus a 3.5 hour layover in Dubai. US citizens can get a tourist visa on arrival, but I had gotten one online from http://www.evisa.gov.bh/. On arrival you have to fill up a Disembarkation card at the arrival hall of Bahrain airport.. Not having been told about this on the flight, we had to make trips back and forth from immigration.
As soon as you step out of the airport, the humidity hits you and if you are wearing glasses they are foggy and take a few minutes to clear.
Having been born in India, my first impression, Bahrain resembled Ind…

Getting ready for the longest flight of my life Washington DC to Dubai on United

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I have been paying a lot of attention to the UA 976 United's Flight from Washington Dulles to Dubai which began service on October 26th 2008. The folks at Flyer Talk have some  pretty good discussions the experience in this thread United's IAD-DXB flights [Experiences, Questions, Etc.] I am excited that I am going to experience the flight myself tomorrow. It is 14 hours to fly from Washington Dulles IAD to Dubai DXB and I have been that each seat has a entertainment console and service is pretty good. I will be among 90 odd passengers in the Economy Class and the flight has a total capacity of 253 passengers. Since this plane has to carry a double crew, they may have a section fo the crew as well. The good thing is that the flight leaves at 10.18 at night which means if you can get 8 hours sleep you only have to worry about a 6 hour waking time.  I travel a lot and occupying myself on a flight is not a problem. I only wish there was Wifi on board the plane as well.

United in …

How I Facebooked my Google Plus

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1) I used+Christina Warrenarticlehttp://mashable.com/2011/07/01/googleplus-facebook-userscript/to make my Google plus look like Facebook
2) Installed the Facebook to Google Chrome apphttp://crossrider.com/install/519-google-facebook

Now I can toggle between Google Plus and Facebook in the same tab. However I wish I coud see both the streams without toggling

Expect a lot of innovative plugins, apps and themes to launch.

2 things I discovered about Google Plus today...

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2 things I discovered about Google Plus today -
1) When you send a email to a Google Plus contact - it's like a Facebook Message and a copy gets delivered to your email. I wondered if you the contact is in your Gmail address book if it would go as a regular email.
2) You can view your own profile as someone else. Click on your name on the top left and below the "Edit Profile" button you will see a text box " View Profile as " and you can add any name and see how the view is. ( tip: choose "anyone on the web" and double check to see what photos you are sharing. View or comment on Shashi Bellamkonda's post »
The Google+ project is currently working out all the kinks with a small group of testers. If you're not able to access Google+, please check back again soon. Learn more about Google+

Blogging from a Google Plus Status Update: I used the...

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Blogging from a Status Update:
Update: Since you are sharing an email your secret email that you use to update your blog will be public. So make sure you edit that out.

I used the Blogger email update feature to share a Google + Status update and it got posted here http://www.shashi.co/2011/07/hey-guys-just-quick-update-on-google.html.
Now I want to see if I can use to create a Blog post and this is the test post which I will share "Public" and also my blogger email.
Will it work like it did for the "Share" ? Will it become a feature ? Imagine that you login to Google+ and update FB and /OR Twitter or write a post on your blog ?
Is that cool ? Happenings, Advice and Technology Thoughts!: Hey guys, just a ...
Hey guys, just a quick update on the Google+ project. We're grateful for all your great feedback, and I wanted to mention two improvements we're rolling out in the next few days. picasaweb.goo... View or comment on Shashi Bellamkonda's post » The Google+ pr…

Hey guys, just a quick update on the Google...

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Hey guys, just a quick update on the Google+ project. We're grateful for all your great feedback, and I wanted to mention two improvements we're rolling out in the next few days.
picasaweb.google.com - Movie on 2011-07-01 at 10.52.mov View or comment on Shashi Bellamkonda's post »
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