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Stumbling around the Web

Tectonic - Wed, 06/06/2007 - 10:08pm
StumbleUpon was last week bought over by eBay, for a cool $75 million. Taking this as an opportunity to stumble around on company time, James Archibald collects some of the more interesting finds.

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عن جمع الخواطر

وشــوشـــات - Wed, 06/06/2007 - 7:30pm
لأول مرة أعلن في مدونتي عن مدونة أخرى.. بس هي الصراحة رااااااااااائعة و مش واخدة حقها.. البنت دي حاسانا اوي.. لامسانا قوي.. مقربة من قضايا مجتمعنا قوي قوي قوي.. جمع الخواطر  و تدوينة قصة فتاة عادية أسيبكوا دلوقتي مع المدونة.

أولا سعاد ماسي بضان

Manal and Alaa's bit bucket - Wed, 06/06/2007 - 6:35pm

قررت أشارك في ميمة سعاد ماسي و التطبيع و ما شابه.

SCO's financial decline continues

Linux-Watch - Wed, 06/06/2007 - 6:33pm
The SCO Group, best known for its Unix software and Linux litigation, on June 5 reported results for its second quarter ended April 30, 2007. As expected, the company's revenue continued its decline.

10 سنوات من الحياة الوظيفية - مفترق طرق

وشــوشـــات - Wed, 06/06/2007 - 6:32pm
لوضع شهر 7 سنة 1998.. الصبح المدرسة و الفطار و شرب الشاي و قراءة الجرائد.. و بعد الظهر المركز و الناس اللي عايزة تتعلم ازاي تعرف تتكلم عنجليزي انما ساعتها وقعت في حيص بيص.. كلها شهرين و المدارس ترجع.. طيب هارجع مدرسة كي جي تاني؟ طيب هاطلع مع فصلي هو هو كي جي 2 و [...]

ذكريات لابد من الغوص فيها -2

تجربة فعالة - Wed, 06/06/2007 - 5:17pm

اعتذر عن التاخير ونعود من حيث انتهينا


الفلاش السادس
المكان : احد طرقات ابيار علي – ميقات اهل المدينة
الزمان : بعد العشاء بقليل
انا واقفة تحت عامود نور حواليا ماما وتلات ممرضات فلبينيات كانوا معانا في الاتوبيس

USS Liberty demo

The Arabist Network - Wed, 06/06/2007 - 4:47pm

The Arab American News:

Washington — Americans will gather in Washington on June 8th at 4:00 p.m. at the Navy Memorial Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue to honor U.S.S. Liberty veterans on the 40th anniversary of Israel’s unprovoked attack on their ship.

Three voices. Listen.

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Wed, 06/06/2007 - 3:35pm

Novelist Chris Abani is a deceptive and funny man. He tells us that he’s been at TED for three days, “watching slideshows, listening to scientists… feeling a bit like a gansta rapper at a bar mitzvah.” Much of the conference, he observes, have been about narrative in Africa. “But we’re really talking about news narratives.

حدوتة الأسبوع القادم- من الأدب الفكاهى السياسي

!وسع خيالك - Wed, 06/06/2007 - 2:53pm

واحد اسمه محمد، كان مقاتلاً في أحد فصائل المقاومة الوطنية، أثناء تنفيذه أحدى العمليات العسكرية على بعض مواقع العدو أصيب بشظية في قدمه، لم يتلقي العلاج المناسب ففقد قدمه، وقضي بعدها سنوات يتلقي الدعم من مؤسسات الرعاية الانسانية الدولية والأوربية إلى أن جاءه قضاء الله فانتقل إلى الأمجاد السماوية..

ذهب ليدخل الجنة، بصفتها مجاهد سابق ومناضل عن الأرض والشعب وكلمة الله، أوقفه الملاك الحارس للجنة وسأله عن اسمه فقال "محمد" نظر الملاك في كشف الحجز الموجود معه ثم قال له "اسمك مش موجود هنا".

Turning the camera on Nollywood

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Wed, 06/06/2007 - 2:23pm

Franco Sacchi, an Italian filmmaker living in Boston, has just produced a remarkable film about Nollywood. Nollywood is the third larget film industry in the world, after Hollywood and Bollywood. The Nigerian film industry makes 2000 films a year, as of 2006, which means that every week, 40 to 50 films are being made on the streets of Lagos and in cities throughout West Africa. The industry has created thousands of jobs… and it’s happened against all odds in a country where it can be very difficult to live and work.

Connected? Yes. Connected enough? No.

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Wed, 06/06/2007 - 1:45pm

Tanzanian business leader Ali Mufuruki sees the conference so far as a reason for hope - he acknowledges the pioneers on our stage who’ve talked about model commodity exchange, thinking machines, motherboards made in Nigeria, and original software from Ethiopia. He suggests that Africa was the first continent to go wireless and one of the fastest growing markets for cellphones and computers.

Towards “working abroad at home”

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Wed, 06/06/2007 - 1:44pm

Nik Nesbitt, the founder and CEO of call-center company KenCall, focuses his talk “Not about my company, but about the company I keep.” Much of his talk is a photo tour of Africa, starting with Kilimanjaro, showing disturbing photos of the disappearing ice cap, and talking about the environmental implications for farmers on the slopes of the mountain. He shows a shot of the Pyramids and wonders why there’s so little to show for what people have done in recent centuries on the continent.

Fénix: Un sistema para crear juegos 2D de forma sencilla

Miriam Ruiz - random thoughts on technology and life - Wed, 06/06/2007 - 1:11pm

A finales de los 90, en los kioskos de al lado de todas las casas aparecieron unos cartones de esos con plástico, de los que cubren los escaparates de todas las tiendas de periódicos, que contenía un CD y un manual para aprender a programar videojuegos. Los usuarios finales no tendrían la necesidad de ser expertos programadores. De hecho, como bien decía el manual, está pensado para crear juegos “sin saber programar”. El sistema se llamaba DIV Games Studio.

Song of the day

Donzella - Wed, 06/06/2007 - 12:26pm

When I need you
(Leo Sayer)

When I need you
I just close my eyes and I'm with you
And all that I so want to give you
It's only a heartbeat away

When I need love
I hold out my hands and I touch love
I never knew there was so much love
Keeping me warm night and day

Miles and miles of empty space in between us
The telephone cant take the place of your smile
But you know I wont be travelin forever
Its cold out, but hold out, and do I like I do
When I need you

Hunter and hunted nations

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Wed, 06/06/2007 - 12:13pm

Jim Forstner, Cisco engineer extraordinare and wireless network advocate, uses 15 seconds of a 3 minute talk to read the title - “Railroads, Highways, Telecoms, the Internet and the African Digital Divide.” Railroads are closed systems - they own everything, and everyone else is a customer. Highways are different - governments and occasionally private companies build them, but vehicles are owned by corporations or individuals. There’s a great diversity on the highways as a result, multiple uses and more innovation.

The Victrola and the Microchip

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Wed, 06/06/2007 - 11:53am

As a rule, TED sponsors don’t appear on the mainstage. But Héctor Ruíz, CEO of AMD, has been dedicated a huge wealth of corporate resources to bridging the international digital divide, so he’s on stage to begin discussions on connecting Africa with the rest of the world.

مفاجأة في جلسة محاكمة إسلام نبيه

الوَعْيُ المِصْري - Wed, 06/06/2007 - 11:31am
مفاجأة في جلسة محاكمة إسلام نبيه
 والمفاجاة ليست في مجريات أحداث القضية نفسها
 ولكن يبدو أن ضباط التعذيب متضامنون مع بعضهم

“Treat Our Women With Dignity”

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Wed, 06/06/2007 - 11:07am

Dr. Leon Kintaudi is a child of the Congo, who left his country, became a doctor, and came back under some of the worst possible circumstances. Growing up, his father was the chief of station for his local area, and his family was relatively well off. But his father died when he was very young of acute appendicitis. Kintaudi was left with the dream of becoming a doctor so he could help prevent other children from losing their parents.

Open source phone plans September launch

Tectonic - Wed, 06/06/2007 - 10:04am
OpenMoko Neo1973, an open source mobile phone similar in concept to Apple's iPhone, is expected to be launched in September this year.