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Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 4:18am
  • Charles Kenny: Is Africa a Failure? Really excellent short paper by Charles Kenny arguing that Africa’s successes in increasing maternal and child health overshadow shortcomings in economic development

HTML Mail

Drupal Modules - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 2:45am

HTML Mail empowers Drupal with the ability to send emails in HTML. I know that this is widely frowned upon but we should not be inflexible to it.

Reasons to upgrade your code to GPL version 3 from GPLv2

All about Linux - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 2:38am
Richard M Stallman the person who gave us the GPL version 2 licence on which Linux kernel and scores of programs are based on has written a very informative piece citing the pertinent reasons that one should consider moving ones code from GPL version 2 to the GPL version 3 when it is finally released. Some of the points he makes in the article are as follows : There is no problem in having GPLv3

OG User Roles

Drupal Modules - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 1:09am

This module allows you to assign group-specific roles to users which are restricted to the groups they are in. In other words, using this module, you can assign the role "contributor" to a user in a group, and the user will only have the permissions of that role while he is in that particular group.

Requires og.module and og_forums.module.

Read the history of this module: http://drupal.org/node/87679

Other features of this module allow you to:

Panels Taxonomy

Drupal Modules - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 12:05am

A flexible taxonomy navigation and display solution using panels.

Xandros, Microsoft in patent protection deal

Linux-Watch - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 12:04am
Microsoft, shrugging off licensing moves to prevent it from repeating its controversial patent deal with Novell, has signed a set of broad collaboration agreements with Linux provider Xandros that include an intellectual property assurance under which Microsoft will provide patent covenants for Xandros customers.

تاج وداااااااااير

عايشه وخلاص - Mon, 04/06/2007 - 11:47pm
حان الان وقت التاج,شتمنا ف ا

Listen to this..

¿Por qué y para qué? ليه و علشان إيه؟؟ - Mon, 04/06/2007 - 10:13pm

Crossing the bridge, second track from the soundtrack “Blood Diamond”, one of my absolute favorites.

Download audio file (Crossing_The_Bridge.mp3)

هويدا طه فى القاهرة وجلسة الاستئناف 16/6/2007 بمح...

الحرية - Mon, 04/06/2007 - 9:18pm
هويدا طه فى القاهرة وجلسة الاستئناف 16/6/2007 بمحكمة شمال القاهرة

DebConf7 and the net

jon.dowland.name log - Mon, 04/06/2007 - 9:06pm

DebConf kicks off in less than a week (at least for the organisers) and I still don't have broadband at home. I'm typing this whilst sitting in a furniture shop around the corner from my house, where there are some open wifi points within range, which is what I've had to do for the last three or four IRC meetings and at various points in the weekends.

Organising conferences is hard!

What is there to stare at?

Time Unknown - Mon, 04/06/2007 - 8:13pm
Couple of days ago, on my way to the train, I ran into a situation where lots of people were staring at an ambulance and and a man who had gotten hurt. By staring I mean staring for minutes, doing nothing else. What's there to stare at. Help if you can, call help if none yet has, and if you can do neither, get on with your life.

كل واحد مننا فى قلبه حكاية

لست أدرى - Mon, 04/06/2007 - 7:15pm
صرتُ أكره الصباحاتِ الباردة،
وحكايات الطاولاتِ الوحيدة.
وصرتُ ألعن مع كلِ إنتظار.. الإنتظار..



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العنوان جملة من أغنية لسعاد ماسى
Lasto adri *Blue*

التراب الحي

بنت مصرية - Mon, 04/06/2007 - 6:51pm
خمسة يونيو.. لسه بطعم الهزيمة ونكهة الانكسار ، لأننا لسه ما أخدناش بتار الأسرى المصريين اللى اتقتلوا وهما عزل من السلاح.. من الوطن

انشروا على النت.. صوت الشهداء وعرفوا بقضيتهم، زنوبيا الجميلة عملت موقع عن الأسرى المصريين.. موقع مش للذكرى، انما لقضية لازم نحييها من تانى

Sidux vs. Mint: Can You Live the Pure Open Source Life?

tuxmachines.org - original work by srlinuxx - Mon, 04/06/2007 - 5:57pm

There are valid and compelling reasons why one might want to use only Open Source Software. Avoids any patent or IP legal issues, better security, and encourages innovation are just a few. Many, like myself, would like to be completely Open Source if it didn't mean losing too much functionality. Can your computer environment be entirely Open Source? What might we give up if we chose that path?

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خيبة إلكترونية

الدين والديناميت - Mon, 04/06/2007 - 5:44pm
للمرة الثانية أؤجل الكتابة عن الأزهر.. إذا كان شر البلية ما يضحك فإن أشرها ما يضحك ويتم السكوت عليه والدفاع عنه وتبريره أيضاً..
بعد تليفون ميتسوبيش الإسلامي ، ومبردات "المشتاقون إلى الجنة" ، أبشركم بأن أصابع "التكنولوبيا" ستمتد إلى الصلاة أيضاً!
ففي أحدث صيحات الهيافة توصل أحد أصحاب شركات البرمجيات -ولله الحمد والمنة- إلى اختراع جهاز أسماه مبدئياً "الرفيق" يقوم مقام الإمام في الصلاة ..وأجازته دار الإفتاء مع مراعاة عدة اقتراحات أخرى.. أتركها لكم لقراءتها في متن الخبر للذين لا يعانون من مشاكل في ضغط الدم..

اسعديه .. تسعدى به وبحبه

skylight - لكل نساء الشرق - Mon, 04/06/2007 - 5:41pm
فى مصالحة مع الرجال الذين يعتقدون انى أعلن الحرب عليهم أكتب هذا

صباحية بميوعة البن

الله ..الوطن ..فاطمة - Mon, 04/06/2007 - 5:23pm
أستيقظت اليوم في تمام السابعة مساءًا ؛ أنسكبت كنكة القهوة علي يدي ، مما سبب لي آلم كبير رغم أنني كنت حريص علي عدم السرحان لكي لا تفور ويضيع “الوش” السميك المحبب لي ، عدت منذ فترة إلي فصيلة القهوة بعد ان هجرت عالم النسكافيه الصباحي فقد تأكدت أنه دخيل علي ثقافتي كما أنه لا يصحيح الذيذي الجالس بداخلي كما يدعون…

My Great Unrequited Love Goes For...

whose ego - Mon, 04/06/2007 - 4:28pm


The Girl I Used To Know
like a child in a candy shop, i miss the feeling
that incontestable unbounded happiness once again
cause the child never gets old i promise



Ken Vickery drops some history on us

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Mon, 04/06/2007 - 2:53pm

Historian Kenneth Vickery is a pinch-speaker today, filling in for George Ayittey. It’s awfully hard to fill Ayittey’s shoes, but Ayittey has been well represented by early speakers, and Vickery has a useful set of stories to tell - historical stories from the continent from the past millenium. He starts with his own story - a young graduate student, hitchhiking from Nairobi to Arusha, and collecting stories from the man kind enough to pick him up and the people he encountered on the trip.

A 3.3 billion year old toddler

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Mon, 04/06/2007 - 2:24pm

Zeray Alemseged is an Ethiopian paleontologist who claims responsibility for an amazing discovery: the world’s oldest child skeleton. In northeastern Ethiopia, he’s discovered a skeleton of a three year old girl which is 3.3 million years old. The skeleton, called Selam, is a member of the species http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australopithicus.

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