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Salim Amin, fulfilling his father’s dream

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Thu, 07/06/2007 - 8:05am

Salim Amin begins his talk with a video of refugees and starving children in Ethiopia, very much the sorts of images that have been the subject of critique this week at the conference. In the background of many of the shots is a photographer - Salim’s father, photojournalist Mohamed Amin.

Christmas at TED?

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Thu, 07/06/2007 - 8:04am

TED and the sponsors behind the conference made an amazing commitment to including innovative young African leaders, thinkers and entrepreneurs into the TED Global conference. Of the 450 attendees at the conference, 100 are “fellows”, here through the generosity of GE, Google and AMD.

Iraqi oil workers on strike

The Arabist Network - Thu, 07/06/2007 - 8:00am

Between some of the most preposterously neo-liberal economic laws anywhere in the world and attempts to give oil companies some of the most generous formulas for production sharing, Iraq has suffered plenty at the hands of US-led efforts to remodel its economy. Now it’s the Maliki government that’s threatening to come down “with an iron fist” on striking oil workers:

Book review: ImageMagick Tricks by <i>Sohail Salehi</i>

Free Software Magazine - Thu, 07/06/2007 - 6:30am

ImageMagick, as many would know, is a software suite for image manipulation and display, supporting a wide variety of formats. But, what is less widely known is the many facets it has, and the wide array of things that can be done with it. This book gives you more than a hint of all that’s possible.

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Africano - Thu, 07/06/2007 - 5:49am
    اقرأ "تماحيك" - يومياً؛ حالياً على وِب! 


Drupal Modules - Thu, 07/06/2007 - 5:00am
Typogrify.module brings the typographic refinements of Typogrify to Drupal.
  • Wraps ampersands (the “&” character) with <span" rel="nofollow">Widont technique.
  • Converts straight quotation marks "" to typographer's quotation marks “”, using SmartyPants.

وداعا أيام .. الفجل

أيوه خدامه - Thu, 07/06/2007 - 3:17am

"من يومكو ياولادى .. ماشبعت اكبادى
ولا كلت فجلة بورقها .. ولا فطيرة بمرقها
ولا نمت يوم دفيانه .. ولا فحضن أبوكوا عريانة"

Download Netscape Navigator ver 9 for Linux

All about Linux - Thu, 07/06/2007 - 2:30am
Remember Netscape - the very web browser which once enjoyed a major browser market share and which was nearly killed by Microsoft's anti-competitive practices by its release of Internet Explorer ? The very Netscape navigator whose code base was then released as open source and which lead to the eventual development of the stable and increasingly popular Mozilla and then Firefox? Guess what, it

CCK Slideshow

Drupal Modules - Thu, 07/06/2007 - 1:54am

CCK Slideshow is a simple module which takes several existing pieces of Drupal modules and makes a slideshow from any existing imagefield defined in CCK.

- Imagefield
- Imagecache

The heart of CCK Slideshow is a content formatter. Formatters provide various ways of displaying field information in CCK. These formatters are used in two places in particular: the CCK display settings and in a view (provided by the views.module).

A Business Affair

الله ..الوطن ..فاطمة - Thu, 07/06/2007 - 12:46am
‘1‘ لا أعرف ما العيب بنسائنا !!؟ ‘2‘

Unicode in URIs makes my head hurt - Thu, 07/06/2007 - 12:30am

I’ve read very little about Unicode before but today I had the questionable pleasure of delving a bit deeper into it. Mind you, it still feels like I’ve just dipped a foot in the water, but before today I had only dipped a single toe.

Especially I was interested in the URI encoding (”percentage encoding”) and Unicode. According to RFC 3986:

أنا و الإعلام و هواك

حكايات فريده - Wed, 06/06/2007 - 10:19pm
نشرت مذكرات فتاه يهوديه كتبت في عام 1943 بواسطة فتاه يهوديه تبلغ من العمر 14 عاما و تعيش في خضم أحداث اضطهاد النازيه لليهود تصف المذكرات العذاب الذي تعرض له اليهود على يد النازيين و كيف قتل طفل صغير بأيدي الجنود المجرده أمام أمه و كيف أنه ما يزيد عن 6 مليون يهودي قتلوا على يد النازيه خلال الحرب العالميه الثانيه

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.

Similar By Terms

Drupal Modules - Wed, 06/06/2007 - 9:52pm

This Drupal module attempts to provide context for content items by displaying a block with links to other similar content. Similarity is based on the taxonomy terms assigned to content. Blocks are available based on similarity within each of the defined vocabularies for a site as well as a block for similarity within all vocabularies.

What does this really mean? How should you use this module?

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.