As I’ve been lately monitoring twitter, BBC, and al-jazeera on updates related to Egypt, I created a small page on http://egypt.alaa-ibrahim.com/ to track these using YQL and YUI3.
Feel free to use it, and provide feedback.
It’s been around in the blog-sphere, people mentioning that Jordan is becoming a country for technology, and how it should be as a Silicon Sahara. I would like to share some opinions on that.
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Well I guess MySpace.com is the worst #1 😛
Microsoft Windows Update #16
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A typical chain letter consists of a message that attempts to induce the recipient to make a number of copies of the letter and then pass them on to one or more new recipients. A chain letter can be considered a type of meme, a self-replicating piece of information that uses a human host to distribute copies of itself. Common methods used by chain letters include emotionally manipulative stories, get-rich-quick pyramid schemes, and the exploitation of superstition to threaten the recipient with bad luck or even physical violence if he or she “breaks the chain” and refuses to adhere by the conditions set out by the letter.
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If you aspire to be an early adopter, here’s your chance. An alpha version of Firefox 2.0 called “Bon Echo” is available on Mozilla’s FTP servers, and you can choose from the Windows version, Mac OS X version, or Linux version.
Due out later this year, Firefox 2.0 promises a handful of improvements and new features over what is already a very solid browser. (By way of disclosure, I use Firefox 1.5 exclusively on my PC.)
Version 2.0 has a handful of new features. One of the more interesting features is the revamped places menu, which is accessible from the bookmarks toolbar. Clicking on that brings up a box that will allow you to search your history, bookmarks, and RSS subscriptions for a keyword. Very useful if you remember reading about something interesting earlier in the day and need to quickly locate the web page again. Aesthetically speaking, there are a few minor tweaks to the UI, such as Xs on inactive tabs for easy closing.
Google’s antiphishing tech is also planned for inclusion in a future version of Firefox. Although it does not appear to be incorporated into this early alpha of 2.0, Google Safe Browsingâ€”which uses a combination of blacklisting and “best guesses” about a site’s intentionâ€”may yet make it into the final release of Firefox 2.0.
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