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 […]