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Thu, 28 Jun 2007
Sat, 16 Jun 2007
"The Kenyan economics expert James Shikwati, 35, says that aid to Africa does more harm than good. The avid proponent of globalization spoke with SPIEGEL about the disastrous effects of Western development policy in Africa, corrupt rulers, and the tendency to overstate the AIDS problem." from an interview on Der Spiegel that dates back to about 2 years, as seen on Marc Andreessen's blog.
This is very enlightening, but too harsh to be directly pushed on to the Turkish press community, because we all know that more than half of the press people in Turkey are just morons and they have a chronic tendency to always highlight the wrong part.
Mon, 04 Jun 2007
Since my last GNOME desktop passed away with the laptop I've been using, that is since I started to work for Cellenity, again that is since 1st Feb, I was stuck with Windows XP on the Compaq nx7010. I've been happily hibernating and suspending with it, relying on excellent (!) hardware support of Windows XP. One day it refused to wake up, and on another reboot my single NTFS partition was partially screwed up. Nothing important was lost, thanks to Subversion and DVD-R -- you know that backups are must-have. I don't know what was going on, and I just didn't care. This laptop dude belongs to my employer, but god only knows where the hell its installation CDs are. And I'm obviously not a software pirate, I don't keep illegal copies of Micro$oft crap. So I bite the bullet: I got Ubuntu Feisty running in half an hour. Actually it was running before I got it installed. It would have taken at least 3 hours to get a usable Windows XP, and please don't talk to me about Vista, it's a disaster on itself.
Okay I'm getting to it. I use Evolution on Ubuntu and I found myself missing some features of Outlook. It was nicely able to group mail messages by a very-human date blocks, like today, yesterday, last week, two weeks, last month and so on. Here is your tip to get something like this in Evo. Get to search folders window using the Edit/Search folders menu item. Click the Add button on that window, and create something like this:
For the lazy guy, here is my ~/.evolution/mail/searches.xml file:
<?xml version="1.0"?> <filteroptions> <ruleset> <rule grouping="any" threading="all" source="incoming"> <title>Relevant mail</title> <partset> <part name="sent-date"> <value name="date-spec-type" type="option" value="after"/> <value name="versus" type="datespec"> <datespec type="2" value="604800"/> </value> </part> <part name="status"> <value name="match-type" type="option" value="is not"/> <value name="flag" type="option" value="Seen"/> </part> <part name="status"> <value name="match-type" type="option" value="is"/> <value name="flag" type="option" value="Flagged"/> </part> <part name="label"> <value name="label-type" type="option" value="is"/> <value name="versus" type="label" value="todo"/> </part> </partset> <sources with="specific"> <folder uri="email://local@local/Inbox"/> <folder uri="email://local@local/Sent"/> </sources> </rule> </ruleset> </filteroptions>
Haber burada. Üşenenler için alıntı:
İlk bakışta komik görünse de aslında durum hayli acıklı. Bence sorular hem alabildiğine mantıklı, hem de dersin içeriğine uygun olmuş. İnciler dökülüyor:
Belki eğitilemez geri zekâlı olan öğrenciler değildir; belki aslında onlar çağın ilerisindedir. Belki din kültürü ve ahlâk bilgisi gereksizdir, toplumu kendi haline bırakınca dengeyi buluyordur. Belki dersin hocası eşeklik etmiştir, kafasına göre soru sormaması gerekiyordur. Belki benim bunları dert etmeyip kendi dalgama bakmam, devekuşu taklidi yapmam gerekiyordur. Bilemedim. En iyisi kendi işime bakayım, hem bana ne ki...
I'm Enver ALTIN. I'm from the other side of the river.
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