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Sandro T. Rafael: Technology and Qatar Living - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 5:50pm
Today is my 31st birthday! Thanks God.

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Sandro T. Rafael: Technology and Qatar Living - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 5:50pm
Today is my 31st birthday! Thanks God.

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Microsoft/Xandros patent-pact deja vu

Linux-Watch - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 5:32pm
Microsoft on June 4 announced a set of broad collaboration agreements with Linux distributor Xandros. Chief among these agreements is an intellectual property assurance that Microsoft will provide patent covenants for Xandros Linux customers, along the lines of the recent Microsoft/Novell deal.

Two extraordinary women from Tanzania

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 3:24pm

Bi Kidude , the 93 year-old queen of Taraab music, honors us with her presence on the TED stage. Leading the ensemble astride a meter-long Msondo drum, accompanied by two other drummers and give dancers, she sounds like a woman a third her age. (Ndesanjo tells me that both the drum and the dance are called “Msando”.

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Debian Etch)

Howto Forge - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 3:11pm

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Debian Etch)

This document describes how to install a mail server based on Postfix that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses.

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Craftskills: Taking Africa offline

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 2:37pm

Simon Mwacharo of Craftskills is dedicated to bringing power to the poorest corners of Africa. He sees the key problem as the high cost of power transmission, the difficulty of getting power from hydroelectric generation facilities to the people who need it.

Wells’s Journey

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 2:24pm

Spencer Wells, the author of “The Journey of Man” has been on his own journey, covering the world from Mongolia to Cambodia to Tanzania (twice) in the past few weeks.

كل 5 يونيو وانتى طيبه يامصر

عايشه وخلاص - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 1:44pm




نهار داخلى

اوضه السفره
انا وبابا ونشوى بنت خالتى بنتغدى


بابا:عارفين ياولاد ان"شريفه ماهر" كانت بتغير هدومها ف غرفه قياده العمليات الجويه فجر يوم 5يونيو67

انا:مين "شريفه ماهر" دى يابابا؟

نشوى:مين 5 يونيو ده ياعمو؟قصدى ايه اللى حصل 5يونيو 67 ده؟

Feedelix - speaking in your own language

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 1:02pm

Ted Kidane came to the United States from Ethiopia twenty four years ago as a student, with $50 in his pocket. He starts his talk with a story about misunderstanding - he was visiting a tax preparer (which he found weird as, in Ethiopia, the government never gives money back to you), and then man said “Get out of here.” Kidane didn’t know he was joking, and ran out of the office. He offers this as a lesson in the importance of understanding language and communication.

Building something from nothing - mobile phones in DRC

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 12:43pm

Alieu Conteh is a Gambian entrepeneur who has been deeply involved with the Democratic Republic of Congo, even during some of the nation’s darkest days. Under the Mobutu government, he was a coffee exporter, purchasing beans, roasting them in Kinshasa and flying it to London for export.

Building computers in Nigeria

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 12:22pm

Florence Seriki is the CEO of Nigerian computer manufacturer, Omatek. She’s interested in the problem of getting African youth excited about computers, and reminds the audience that you don’t need to be an expert to make strides in the technology industry. She got involved out of need - as a chemical engineer, she was running a set of simulations with old Fortran software. The dismal performance forced her to learn a new mathematical modeling language and become a programmer, simply to complete the task.

Google in Africa: big goals, small steps

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 12:21pm

Google is one of the three major sponsors for TED Africa, alongside AMD and GE. They hosted lunch today for a group of attendees to feature the company’s work in Africa, both through the corporation and Google.org, the foundation formed with 3 million shares of Google stock. Larry Page talked briefly about his interest in Africa and his naive desire to see Google hire 10,000 Africans. He quickly discovered that “multinationals are allergic to Africa” in part because it’s very hard to hire in Africa due to some labor and anti-corruption laws.

مفتوح للتعليق ليق لييييق

a7lami al-mob3thara - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 11:48am
احساس هايل جدا ان الواحد يرجع تاني يحس انه بني آدم مش كلب ضال حتي الشودش مستخسر الرصاصه اللي هيضربها في دماغه عشان يخلصه من شقاءه... بقالي زماااااااااااااااااااههههاااااااااااااا...............ن أوي محسيتش اني عايزه اسمع مزيكا مبهجه...

iPhone release dates announced

Tectonic - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 11:38am
The much talked about Apple iPhone is to be released in the US on June 29. For those of us in South Africa, it looks like they will be reaching us late in November.

هوَ العادل

جمعية تحرير العقول واللبسه - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 11:29am
لم يستطع الفرار بعيداً تلك المرة، جناحه الأيسر كان يدمى من جرح غائر أحدثه نصل سيف العادل، حاول مجدداً التحليق، ولكن تلك المرة قام العادل بفصل جناحه تماماً عن جسده بضربة واحدة من سيفه، نظر إلى جناحه المبتور على أرضية الزقاق، ثم نظر إلى العادل وطلب منه أن يتوقف، أغمد العادل سيفه، واخرج من جيب معطفه بذرة فضية اللون، أعطاها له بعد أن

African fractals

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 11:24am

Ron Eglash has an odd job title - he’s an ethnomathematician whose has built his career studying fractals in African architecture. He starts by explaining fractals, walking us through George Cantor’s subdivision of lines to infinity by eliminating the middle third of each line. The result, on an infinite line divided into a set of points larger than infinity, literally drove Cantor mad. But other mathematicians built additive fractals like the Koch curve.

Be cool!

¿Por qué y para qué? ليه و علشان إيه؟؟ - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 10:49am

It’s World Environment Day! So what can we do to reduce Global Warming ?? It’s like mother nature is sending us a message today that it’s 40 degrees outside!

Blood sucking moth

A foreigner living in Finland - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 10:32am
A blood sucking moth originating from south East-Asia has been found in Finland. This new immigrant vampire moth has been here since year 2000 and long it was believed that the...

Africa’s Balancing Act

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 10:18am

My friend Russell Southwood is introduced by Emeka as “a singular authority on coverage of African technology and communications.” He’s certainly the authority I rely on, specifically his brilliant Balancing Act newsletter.

Sliced Menu

Drupal Modules - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 9:56am

The Sliced Menu allows menus to be sliced into a block per level. It behave like primary link with no level limitation.

If a menu with four levels (depth) is sliced, four blocks will be available in the administer block section. Each block will contain a level of the chosen menu. If a menu item is selected, the next level is visible. If item doesn't have sub items, the block won't be displayed.

Dynamism, cities and waste

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 9:19am

Iviorian architect Issa Diabate is interested in the interface between the indigenous and the classical, especially from the perspective of the African city. He sees cities as developing organically, as gatherings of energy and negotiations of space. He shows a wonderful sketch of a fantasy version of Lagos, a grid of organic-looking buildings which an architect dreamed of two decades ago. It looks nothing like Lagos, but it somehow captures the energy and intensity of the city.

“The problem with computers is that there is not enough Africa in them.”

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 8:57am

Long-time TEDster Jay Walker uses a three minute talk to issue a challenge to the TED community: help figure out how to create at least ten million new jobs. He argues that “if you’ve got capital tools, you’ve got jobs”, suggesting that a person with a sewing machine rapidly becomes a sewing business. Mobile phones are a capital tool with a billing platform built in, which have already sold 1 billion units. What sort of services can people with mobile phones and no training sell to the world? Storytelling? Jokes? Interpretation? Language practice?

Electronic waste on World Environment Day

Tectonic - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 8:57am
June 5 is World Environment Day but there is still a long way to go in the effort to make it easier for South Africans to safely dispose of their pre-loved PCs. What are you doing with your old PC?

تنفيس

قطر الندى - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 8:39am
جلست تحت اشعة الشمس ,تغيير جلدها… اصبحت المتعة صعبة,و هي في هذا السن الصغير؟ يلاحقها الفشل! فشل الآخرين ممن تعتبرهم قطعة الأرض الصغيرة التي مازالت تحت قدميها بعد ما سقطت كل الأشياء الأخرى كيف يمكن ان تفقد القدرة على المتعة في هذا السن؟كيف تنظر لسنوات الماضية فلا ترى إلا الفشل؟

Spin your own live CD

Free Software Magazine - Tue, 05/06/2007 - 8:30am

A few weeks ago, I promised to explain how to create your own custom live CD with Fedora’s new tools. Well, last week Fedora 7 was launched and all the tools you need are available in the repositories. This even includes a brand new graphical tool, put together by the people at Fedora Unity, called Revisor, which will allow you to spin your own live CD or installation material in an unbelievably user friendly manner.

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