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@gazamom writes about her day long ordeal in Cairo airport transit area


Jaiku: No more international SMS

Jaiku announced yesterday that they will support SMS to the US only. Jaiku was down for more than 24 hours because they were converting the software to an open-source version called JaikuEngine.

They will also stop feed-fetching which was a nice feature that created a Facebook like mini-feed (or FriendFeed like) on the users' homepage to follow the activities of your friends on other sites.

In short, Jaiku now is going to be pretty useless.

Men are never sure who is the real father of their offspring. This created the legacy of honour.

Introductory presentation for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions for Palestine movement

State security is now following YOU!

Mobile Shop: Job opportunities are for men only

mobile shop logo

I receive wrong emails often. Sometimes they are funny but usually plain boring. I also receive around 5000 spam messages per week.

Today I received the following email from Mobile Shop HR department. They have two job opportunities. The first is something called "Sales Maker" and it seems to be gender specific. The other is called "Net woek Admin" and it requires, among a list of technical stuff, good command of English language.

Language issues aside. Is this sex limitation legal, specially when it is not a job that requires strenuous activity (and shouldn't they leave this for the person to decide)?

Mobile Shop runs 58 branches across Egypt.

Read it:

Title sales maker

Company Profile:


Job Details & Qualifications:

Employment Type: Permanente.

Job Type: Full Time.

Gender: Males

Job Location: ALL EGYPT

Preferred Major: Any

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Ø Excellent command of English Language.

Ø Very Good Knowledge of MS Office.

Ø Prefer candidates with SALES ADVANTAGECertificate.


Send an updated C.V. with a Personal Photo via Email: ISLAM_HR@MOBILESHOPEGYPT.COM



§ Can Deal with All Microsoft Windows Systems.

§ Assist in designing and implement and maintain networks including Voip

§ Troubleshoots users problems(OS,Applications,Hardware,and Network)

§ Maintain Microsoft networks and connectivity including domain / groups.

§ Configure, monitor, and maintain email applications and virus

Protection software and ADSL.

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خطف فيليب رزق

ترجمة لتدوينة سارة كار من مدونة تفاهات عن أحداث يوم خطف فيليب رزق.

عطلة نهاية الأسبوع الأخيرة أظهرت أن العدالة يمكن أن تهدم من أساسها بطرق كثيرة، بما في ذلك بواسطة ميكروباص سوزوكي أبيض.

في يوم الجمعة، نظم الصحافي و طالب الماجستير وصانع الأفلام والمدون فيليب رزق وأخرون مسيرة من ضمن حملتهم "إلي غزة" وأنا ذهبت للتغطيتها. لم أخذ الكلمة على محمل الجد. و لكن أنتهى الأمر بأننا مشينا ما يقرب المليون كيلومتر للمحافظة المجاورة.