Today is the International Day in Support of Torture Victims, we had a small demonstration in cairo today, this is probably the first anti-torture demonstration in ages and frankly it SUCKED although the people where very receptive to the topic, should I be happy that we finaly had a public demonstration about this? should I be angry at the bad organization? I probably have no right to complain alot since I didn't help in organizing at all.
Oh well check the Photos.
Egyptians are actually happy their monarch is sick, some of the slogans where against the ruling family, here is a clip in divx and mpg formats.
Its official, we started a ?NewEgyptianLug eglug, the fork was abit ugly but things cooled down now, this is a very exciting project, we're going to try to do things differently, very differently, we're aiming for a very dynamic ever changing website, for a very open and democratic process (almost anrchist even) and of course lots of fun.
When you recieve an email that starts with "Hello I'm still alive" in a serious tone; not to indicate that its been long time since the last email, its almost always an email from Palestine. Today we recieved an email from ?WaelZahab who is working in ?BrazilCamp in Rafah, he says the situation is very bad, he feels the world is too ?BoredWithTheOldNews to care. ?WaelZahab sent us a these BrazilCampLetters written by 13-14 years old kids living there, please spread them around.
SlashDotInterview turned out to be a great success, Alaa is a famous guy now, everyone loves him, this time there was almost no racism (we must have misjudged slashdotters then) and very few trolls even though we got 530+ comments. Alaa met wonderful people, made new friends, got invited to Orkut and we did not get slashdotted.
Today I was googleing to see how visible is our ?InstallFest, one of the results was this ingenious example of ReverseSpam, I'm sure the poor irish lug now hates all egyptians. anyway this prompted me to start a MostStupidEgyptians page, Mr. ?IbrahimHassan is my first candidate, if darwin is to be believed he must be dead by now.
Ahh celebrated the ancient rites of ?ShamAlNesim by spending a couple of relaxing day @ the beach, no swimming weather but I managed to get a tan anyway. and for the first time in my life there was no competition over ?AlBatarekh
Sham Al Nesim Photos