“The New Way” Arabic reader 1938. “A direct sound-method for learning to read the Arabic language for beginners.” An Arabic language reader for elementary scholl second grade. Printed in Sidon in 1938. This book was donated by Christian Awaraji in Beirut, the summer of 1997. It belonged to his aunt who used it as a […]
After the recent SWAD-Europe meeting on ImageDescription techniques, I made some scribbled notes in a bar on different notions of “wishlist” that might make sense to use with FOAF. At the ImageDescription meeting we talked a lot about the difficulty of scoping such technical activities, since problem spaces overlap in ways that create opportunities and […]
The Arabeyes project has a lot of interesting work going on to improve Arabic support in Unix/Linux environments. Their Wordlist project is an attempt to produce a GPL’d English/Arabic dictionary. It seems to be off to a good start as a list of translated words, but I wonder if it could do with more structure, […]
Faiza’s Arabic Class. Only a couple lessons so far, but fun and friendly. Nearby: A Family in Baghdad and their Pictures of Baghdad (“before, during and after the war”).
I’ve been looking around for online Arabic tutorials.
(from a supermarket in Shonandai, nr Fujisawa.)
(photos from Takayo’s phone-camera)
We popped over the border from San Diego last night. Our experience of Mexico was as a 3rd world freakshow. Want dancing girls friend? big boobies butt naked, best bar in Tijuana, I take you. 10 beers for 10 bucks. Friend, where you from? Friend?
Left hand window is a collaborative SubEthaEdit document; other window is iChat rendevous listing.
Apple just released GarageBand, a package designed to flood the Internet with music made by arhythmic, tone-deaf computerists such as myself. In preparation for this, I have been trying to find out what I don’t know.Martin learned me some music words. Octave. After-touch. MIDI. Transpose. Loop. Sample. USB-MIDI interface. Gate. Reverb. Crotchet (and minim, etc.). […]
Many organisations, religious and secular, have long since found that if people of goodwill, representing various nations, meet together to discuss some matter of common interest, a spirit of friendship is developed. In such circumstances, individuals frequently discover to their suprise that foreigners are, at heart, very like themselves. Consequently, one of the best methods […]
Notes taken at the January 15th 2004 Bristol Amnesty International (AI) meeting. There were two guest speakers on the topic of “Israel, Palestine and Amnesty’s new mandate“: Martin Knight, AIUK Co-ordinator for Israel, the Occupied Territories and the Palestine Authority, and Nancy Rollason of Bristol Palestine Soldidarity Movement, Note: this article was written a week […]