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Sudoku

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I am spending hours doing nothing except playing Sudoku. It is very addictive. I don't even want to write about it a lot. Just this breif post is sufficient, I am in the middle of solving a puzzle right now.

[Read more about Sudoku|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SuDoku].

Hashiriya: Japanese drag racing

[http://mostafa.foolab.org/files/roulette_zoku006.jpg]

[MasaMania writes (with tons of photos) about street racing|http://masamania.com/archives/2005/07/street_car_raci.html] in Tokyo. Hashiriya is the name of the races. Seeing the photos I never could have imagined that there could be so much powerful cars in just one place.

The Fiat 128 is back

The Egyptian version of the [Zastava 128 GLS|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_128] is back and [available for sale|http://yugomisr.com/]. The [Car of the year|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_of_the_Year] 1969 is back in production in 2005. Well, actually it is almost 2006 by now.

Speaking of 2006 and the 21st century and so on. [Read about hybrid vehicles|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_vehicles].

But you know, the 128 deserves our respect. She was so useful to so many people. And probably still useful to many today. For almost 30 years (or more?), this car was the hallmark of the Egyptian streets.

I once saw a 128 in the Netherlands while I was in transit going back home from Canada. I was 16 years old at the time and I was home sick after 40 days in North America. But seeing the 128 suddenly made me feel closer to home.

Wind Power

Was responsible for many bruises I have right now.

[http://mostafa.foolab.org/files/fall.JPG]

Today, windsurfing was fantastic, but really harsh for me. I returned home exhausted, fatigued and discovered a good number of bruises.

[http://mostafa.foolab.org/files/greenpeace-s-sv-anna-arrivin.jpg]

[Anna|http://weblog.greenpeace.org/medpeacefulenergytour/] should have docked in front of the Manesterly palace today. She is a Greenpeace sail boat, originally built in 1901, staying 3 days in Cairo to raise awareness about climate change.

Cockroaches

cockroach

Cockroaches are said to be stinky, disgusting and repulsive pests that can carry cholera, typhoid, salmonella and even more pathogens. But if you look beyond this. You will find:

Batel

The following graphics would better exist in the public domain. I volunteered to do a single poster after [Nora|http://nourayounis.com] asked, but it turned out to be several posters. They made an excellent impact [today at the protest|http://mostafa.foolab.org/node/149]. They were all created with [Inkscape|http://www.inkscape.org] graphics software which is a free/open source application that works on both windows and GNU/Linux. It is a very easy to use graphics application.

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