Stories from 9 August 2005
Carlos Roberto Cabrera of Regilete has an updated list of blogs from the EnRed project which encourages students from around Guatemala to start their own blogs about topics that interest them.
Eloquence and Subalternity is a big fan of the online digital collection of the New Media program at Guatemala's Francisco Marroquin University. There are also several worthwhile publications in English on their site.
Kevin Brandes writes a post on Linux Journal about his summer trip to Estelí, Nicaragua where he is helping spread the word about free and open source Linux, which he calls the only realistic legal choice for someone wanting to start an Internet cafe there. Linux Gazette, meanwhile, explains how...
Picasso Dreams went to a presentation by an archeologist in Nicaragua about what he believes to be the region's original capitol city before the Spanish conquest.
Former Taiwanese President Lee Tung-Hui has injected himself into the China/Taiwan debate by arguing that any invasion of Taiwan by China would be impossible due to the US nuclear submarine presence in the western Pacific.
China Herald is skeptical of the ability of Chinese companies like Huawei, CNOOC, and Baidu to compete globally.
On the heels of the latest Phnom Penh blogger meetup, Webbed feet, Web log passes on a quick little CSS hack to blog in Khmer.
Today is Singapore's National Day, and it's also the 40th anniversary of Singapore's independence. Daryl Sng muses that it feels odd to have a country younger than his parents, while Mr.Brown's family provided color commentary on the National Day Parade. Tomorrow.sg also has a roundup of Singapore blogs celebrating their...
Bonjour L'Estonie reports that Prime Minister Andrus Ansip announced that Estonia's stateless population will have all become Estonian citizens within 10 years. Interestingly enough, Estonia's apparently liberal naturalization process contrasts sharply with the process in some western countries.
Hok KaKada, age 21, is one of six software engineers working on the Khmer OpenSource Software Project and the only woman. “Da” was born in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. She has worked on the project since August, 2004. The Khmer OS Project is customizing OpenSource software programs...
“Seller in a Market That Should Be a Lot Smaller by Now” by Shreyans A street vendor sells Indonesian flags for in Jakarta in preparation for the upcoming Indonesian National Day on August 17th.
Venezuela News and Views, Venezuelan Politics, The Devil's Excrement, and Publius Pundit all offer analysis of this past weekend's municipal elections, which yielded extremely low turnouts throughout the country.
Malaysian blogger Rajan Rishyakaran reflects on Singapore's National Day and how it reflects on Malaysia, its northern neighbor.
Bankelele writes about tree farming in Kenya.
The Sassy Lawyer writes about the Priority Development Assistance Fund, more commonly known as the pork barrel fund. The PDAF automatically allocates funds to legislators to spend as they wish.
SiberianLight notes a novel scam: the Ukrainian mafia have started counterfeit mystery book, using the name of a best-selling Russian writer…
Thinker's Room wonders why weren't Kenya's politicians at a ceremony observing the August 7, 1998 bombing of the American Embassy in Nairobi.
Bangladesh: Folk Theatre
Bangladesh: Pi and Sufi
Nepal: Violence in the Valley
India: Influencing the Media Giant