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Subzero Blue Gets A New Design

As you can see, Subzero Blue has gotten a new design. Finally.

The old design, which I’m still very fond of, has been around for years now, and I thought it was about time to change.

As I’ll be announcing here soon, a number of big changes in my life are starting to take place now, and as Subzero Blue has been my personal presence online over the years, I thought it only natural for it to get a facelift as well to reflect the changes happening in my life.

One of the biggest points in this new design is the rebranding of Subzero Blue; the distinguished blue ice cube box, that Subzero Blue has become famous for, has been dropped from this design. It was a hard decision for me, but it reflects another hard decision I had to take in my life, letting go of what feels comfortable and safe, to move on to other territories.

One of the things I like the most about this new design is the photo section directly under the header section, which randomly displays one of my photos, in an attempt to give more room for my amateur photographer side.

I’ve tried to organize other sections and details a bit more, and put a fresh coat of paint on them.

This design is pretty much still a work in progress that I’ll be tweaking over the coming days and weeks. If you notice anything wrong here or there, please do let me know though.

I hope you like it. Please do share your thoughts and ideas about it with me.

About Me

My name is Mohamed Marwen Meddah; a Tunisian blogger and amateur photographer; currently working as web development director at a Canadian publishing company; Internet enthusiast; passionate about photography; love to travel; music fan; cinema lover.

I was born in downtown Tunis in Tunisia; and throughout my life I have lived in Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Canada up to now.
I’ve been to France, England, Switzerland, Portugal, Turkey, Thailand, Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Morocco, Kenya, Zambia and the journey hopefully continues.

I’m pro-peace, anti-war, open-minded, moderate, understanding…

I’m married to a wonderul Palestinian-Jordanian woman I met in university, who blogs too on AquaCool, and the father of a wonderful baby boy named “Adam“.

I studied in Lewisam School and Alexandra Park School in Harare / Zimbabwe, went to the Arab School in Tunis / Tunisia and then did Computer Science in the University of Jordan in Amman / Jordan. I graduated in the year 2000, worked for 2 years in Jordan before getting married and moving home to Tunisia, where I currently work.

Connect With Me

You can connect with me via social networking sites at:

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, last.fm

About Subzero Blue

Subzero Blue is a colour, a shade of blue, my favourite colour.

Subzero Blue is a nickname I used to use on MSN messenger for chatting.

Subzero Blue is the name I once picked for an online music label I wanted to start.

Subzero Blue is my blog, my brain online. It’s where I write about whatever crosses my mind.

Subzero Blue is more or less me.

Oh and one more thing, Subzero Blue has nothing to do with the Mortal Kombat character “Sub-Zero”. I played the game a number of times, yes, but it in no way inspired the name.

Awards

Subzero Blue won Best Tunisian Blog award in the Arab Blog Awards.

Subzero Blue was also nominated for the Bloggies under the category “Best Middle Eastern or African Blog” for 3 consecutive years (2004, 2005, 2006) and then I got fed up of running for it, instead I’ll be going the Al Gore way and focusing on the environment :P

Subzero Blue was chosen as Webby Worthy by the prestigious Webby Awards in 2005.

Contact Me

Email: mmm(at)subzeroblue.com

Jordan’s Vigil: “No For Terror”

No for terror

Sixty Jordanians held a vigil outside the British Embassy in Jordan’s capital, Amman, to protest at the London terror attacks and express solidarity with the British people.

The one-hour vigil was organised by two Jordanians, Mohammed al-Masri and Faris Breizat, who invited friends and others by email and mobile messages to join the candlelit silent protest.

“We are here to say loudly ‘no’ to terrorism and to tell the world that Arabs and Jordanians are not terrorists and they condemn such acts,” said Nidal Mansoor, head of local non-governmental organisation The Center to Protect Journalists.

You can check out more photos here.

[Source: Scotsman]
[Via: Murdoc Online, Natasha]

A Muslim for a Month

Muslim for a month

Morgan Spurlock, the guy who made the documentary “Super Size Me”, is now delving into the lives of Muslims in America.

The experiment: Spurlock would take an ordinary American and have him live with a Muslim family, observing all their customs, for one month.

The person chosen was Dave Stacy, a 33-year-old insurance sales executive from West Virginia, a practising Christian with no knowledge of Islam.

The Muslim family was that of Shamael Haque, a first year resident in neuropsychiatry at Henry Ford hospital in Detroit.

Haque, along with his wife Sadia Shakir, who attends the Thomas Cooley Law School, put all reservations aside and opened their Dearborn, Michigan, home to this stranger from the Bible Belt.

During his 30 days, Stacy lived, ate and prayed with his Muslim hosts.
He also read the Quran, tried to learn Arabic, visited a halal slaughterhouse and prayed in a mosque.
In one very tense scene, he went out on to the street to petition Americans into signing a bill to stop the profiling of Muslim Americans.

“…a show like this is important, to get some information out there to educate people. We can’t demonise six million American Muslims. There are 270 million Americans out there and the last time I checked, Timothy McVeigh wasn’t a Muslim. So I think that we just need to preach a little tolerance.”

Morgan Spurlock

I think the idea of this show is really great in how it aims to promote understanding and tolerance, especially because of all the difficulties and hardships Muslims in America have been facing since the events of 9/11.

Thumbs up to Morgan Spurlock for tackling these important issues. Bravo.

[More: Al Jazeera]

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