Four notions of “wishlist” for FOAF

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 […]

Arabeyes Project and English/Arabic Wordlist

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, […]

Tijuana

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?

Some music words

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.). […]

World Peace – Dream or Possibility?

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 from Bristol Amnesty International meeting

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 […]