Quick Tutorial Links

* “Planet Photoshop”:http://www.planetphotoshop.com/ has some great tutorials. * “Spoono”:http://www.spoono.com/ | a good collection of tutorials. * “W3 Schools”:http://www.w3schools.com/default.asp | Inside W3Schools you will find a large number of free Web-building tutorials, from basic HTML and XHTML tutorials to advanced XML, XSL and WAP tutorials. * “CSS tabs with Submenus”:http://kalsey.com/2003/05/css_tabs_with_submenus/ | Jeffrey Zeldman has proclaimed these … Read moreQuick Tutorial Links

Apple PowerMac G5

Everybody in the world and two more people are drooling about the new “Apple PowerMac’s”:http://www.apple.com/powermac/. Slashdot has a long “discussion”:http://apple.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/06/23/198247&mode=thread&tid=137&tid=174 with many links. I will state the blindingly obvious and say that at the present moment (and for the next 2 years) the dual Powermac is the most desirable personal computer on the face of … Read moreApple PowerMac G5

Why Israel and Palestine are not morally equivalent

Good article on Israel/Palestine at “Pedantry”:http://pedantry.blogspot.com/. Lots of good reading… go see archives. There is a very simple notion in political science, one that goes back to Max Weber: A state possesses, by definition, a monopoly on the legitimate use of violence, and it protects that monopoly. When a state is unable to protect that … Read moreWhy Israel and Palestine are not morally equivalent


bq. reboot is the annual meetingplace for the digital community in denmark. it’s the annual day we reboot our minds, take a long perspective and reflect on humans and technology, meet old friends and make new friends – and genuinly try to have a good time. We’ve featured more than 25 top-notch speakers from the … Read morereboot6.0

A few scanning tips

This is the most useful basic document I found on scanning and DPI and pixels and all that image related jazz. I now finally understand! The site might be titled “A few scanning tips” but it actually covers the whole enhilada. The purpose is to offer some scanning tips and to explain the basics for … Read moreA few scanning tips

Time Magazine: Karachi

Time magazine has an extermely sobering “article”:http://www.time.com/time/asia/magazine/article/0,13673,501030616-457408,00.html on Karachi:

bq. Kidnappings, bombings, assassinations, extortion, bribery? Just another week in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest and most populous city.

“Karachi today,” says Tariq Amin, a fashion stylist and prominent social commentator, “is like Chicago in the days of Al Capone mixed in with the Middle Ages.”

You know things are really wrong when Time magazine is writing about them. General Musharaff is none too pleased about it. This article is in many ways better written and covers more ground then almost all of the stuff which I have read in the local magazines and newspapers. A must read to understand where Pakistan is going.

Along with the article is a “Photo Essay: To Live & Die in Karachi”:http://www.time.com/time/asia/photoessays/karachi/index.html.

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Balochistan, yesterday today and tomorrow

Taimur Mirza sent me this: bq.. Having travelled all over Pakistan, I have finally come to the conclusion that Balochistan is one of the least explored and most fascinating place on the blue planet. An archaeologists paradise, a geologists dream come true, Off-roaders, camping enthusiasts, trekkers, star gazers, nature buffs, desert roamers, history diggers, miners, … Read moreBalochistan, yesterday today and tomorrow

Dave Shea on XHTML

Dave Shea:”The Way Forward”:http://www.mezzoblue.com/cgi-bin/mt/mezzo/archives/000152.asp: HTML will die. Today’s internet is obsolete, and anyone still coding in HTML 4 is planning the obsolescence of their own code. The big picture says that if, and this is a big if, but if we can move to an XML based internet, then revisions to markup languages, existing and … Read moreDave Shea on XHTML