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Sunday, June 20, 2010


Those of you who have been following this blog for a while will have noticed that I have changed the layout. I hope that it is a bit more pleasing to the eye and will encourage you to come back again and again. I'm still playing around with the organization, but for the most part, I think this is how it will look for a while. I welcome any comments or criticisms regarding the layout.

You may have also noticed that I have sold out. I now have advertisements on the right of the page near the links to previous posts. I have to admit that the cost was too little and the temptation was too great. If you know me personally then the only surprise was that it took me this long. If you are offended by the commercialization of the fine art that is my blog, then I am sorry for crushing your spirit. Don't worry, you're strong. You'll pull through.

In other news something that no one in Abu Dhabi has been talking about is how if climate change raises the water level of the oceans, Abu Dhabi will be under water by 2100. Below are images printed in an article in The National, a local newspaper. They show the land that will be submerged with a 1 meter rise in sea level and with a 9 meter rise in sea level. That big island in the first picture is the main part of Abu Dhabi.

The truly interesting thing about this is that the U.A.E., as one of the world's leading oil producing nations and having one of the largest carbon footprint gets to be the organizer of it's own demise. This gives the city of Abu Dhabi and the whole of the U.A.E. a vested interest in finding cleaner energy technology and in promoting conservation. Are there any guesses as to whether or not this will happen?


  1. It's all a myth! The islands of Vanuatu which are supposed to under the same threat have actually got bigger in the last 20 years!

  2. It could very well be a myth. Either way, I won't be around in 90 years to find out. I just think that if it turns out that it is true, it's an interesting irony that Abu Dhabi is engineering their own destruction.

  3. I don't like the new layout. I didn't like the first time I saw it, and I still don't like it on my second visit. And this is coming from a guy who looks at visual composition for a living. So change it back to the way it was you world traveling twit.

  4. Hey Frohmaster,
    Is there anything in particular that you don't like about it? Perhaps the color scheme or the font? Or perhaps you could say what it was about the old layout that you liked. I would also welcome your design skills in creating a completely original layout.

  5. I think it's the fact that the sidebar is now on the right instead of the left. And since we read left to right here in the good ol' U.S. of A., my eye gets distracted. And Stuart is already experience vision problems. The color is very nice and desert-y feeling. You've only had 3,647 visitors in the whole year you've had this blog? Okay, fine. I'll try to write only productive responses to this from now on. Can't wait for Abu Dhabi A to Z.


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