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Working on GCompris

These days I am working on localization and customization of Free Educational Software GCompris. It is a great open source application for kids under 10 (and higher 2). It has at least 50 games for children (from add 2 number, to chess against the computer) ...
The code was nice, but sometimes non-English comments and codes made me sick! The function names and variables of some games were all in another language. Think of that! How should I read that amazing source code :D
Anyway, it is near the end and I will finish my work in this week... I hope the developer don't continue coding like this ;)
Persian Phorum: Finished

Finally, our Persian forum started and now it is working on support.shariflinux.com/forum.
If you are a Sharif Linux Club Member, you can signup for all the online services at Sharif Linux Club and use the forum.
Note: If you haven't Sharif Linux Club's Member Card, you can't use the forum! Sorry ;)
28 Jul 2006 (updated 5 Aug 2006 at 22:53 UTC) »
Phorum 5: Persian Translation, Localization and Customization

With the help of Elnaz Sarbar and Meelad Zakaria, Phorum 5 translated and customized.
Two major problem about doing this:
  • Making the forum RTL. It has not this feature in it! Designed as to be LTR always!!!
  • Making it to work with both Firefox and IE. As some of our users is going to use the forum in Firefox (We shipped Firefox 1 in Sharif Linux 2) and Firefox has some problems with RTL support...
Fedora & Forum

It is so wonderful that you can find any large or small packages in fedora extras, but there is not any package for forum in Fedora Extras Repository!!!
May be I have to go and work on it. A Fedora Server should have a forum application on it. (It is only my oponion!) I think a suitable choice to add to fedora extras repository is Phorum. But first of all, I should check it with a master like Roozbeh ....
24 Jun 2006 (updated 24 Jun 2006 at 14:12 UTC) »
Flash Animation (Animator vs. Animation)

One of my friends has sent me an email with a link in it. The title of the page is "Animator vs. Animation". It is a great Macromedia Flash animation which was made by a creative creator, Alan Becker. I invite all of you to check this Flash Animation.
It seems that the original URL is http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/animator and also there is some information about the animation and the creator in http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/ ("Catchy" posted on June 23, 2006 & "Mochibotted for her protection" posted on June 8, 2006)
Bad Exam

It is so bad when we see that in M.Sc. courses of an engineering major we should just save some words and sentences in memory and nothing more, the same as they are in books, and answer them on exam. No analysis!!!
It is why I am going to fail this course!!! Maybe my mind works fine for analytical studies, but it will fails to save just some words and sentences!!!
The prof only played with words in this course. Vision, Mision, Goal, Startegy, Marketing, ...
The only thing that he said during this course was: In Internet Marketing we have a new philosophy. Internet is not like a fax. If we use fax machine for our marketing, nothing is changed. But if we use Internet, all the things should be changed. It needs a diffrent strategy. and nothing more :(
12 Jun 2006 (updated 16 Jun 2006 at 00:48 UTC) »
Fifa Worldcup 2006, Iran

Some minutes ago, while I was checking the photos of Iran vs. Mexico match in Fifa World Cup site, I found some photos certainly taken in Iran (maybe Tehran) but signed as "Nuremberg, Germany"!!!
For those who are Persian or a little familiar with Iran:
Also, I think this was taken in Iran too (maybe in a dormitory):

Update: As the programmer was a little stupid, as all the programmers are, and doesn't know anything about what the users wants from their site, as all the programmers are, the photos haven't any fixed page. The URL of the page containing the photo changes; if they add (remove) any photo to (from) the list, the URL of the page containing the phot will change :D
So you can check the gallery page and find these photos (fortunately the image URLs are fixed!!!):

10 Jun 2006 (updated 16 Jun 2006 at 00:49 UTC) »

It welcomes you, fast to addict, hard to quit.
3 Jun 2006 (updated 16 Jun 2006 at 00:50 UTC) »
The hardest step is the first one.

It seems that by starting this diary posts, my weblogs are starting too. By now, my 2 photoblogs are resumed. Hope to see my Persian weblog as an active weblog too.
Congratulation, he talked...

Yesterday while I wasn't at home, he talked for the first time and he said his first word! He said BABA (eq: DAD), but I wasn't at home then and he didn't repeat it again last night ...
Today morning he repeated it (and I was at home this time) ... but I can not beleive it yet ;)
ViVa Arman

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