Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Recipe: Carrot Cake

 

Recipe: Carrot Cake, originally uploaded by {joey}.

Ingredients

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1.5 cups grated peeled carrots
1 cup chopped peacan nuts
1 table spoon ground cinnamon
1 cup vegetable oil
1.5 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate
4 eggs

Beat sugar with eggs, add oil, carrots, nuts and remaining dry ingredients and beat together.

Bake @ 180 deg for 30 minutes or 20 minutes for cupcakes.

Frosting
1 x 250g tub cream cheese
1 table spoon soft butter
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
3 cups icing sugar

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Poem dedicated to an Israeli soldier.

To the Israeli Soldier

Listen and listen well
O! One who could have been our brother
For we are one people, whether you like it or not
You are a Semite, A son of Israeel (Isaac)
I am a Semite, A son of Ismaeel (Ishmael)
Our father, the father of both you and I
Is Ibrahim (Abraham)
Or are you one who will even deny his own father?

Listen and listen well
O! One who could have been our brother
We will die on our feet
But we will not live on our knees.
You know how to kill, But we know how to die
Hitler gassed 6 million of you, But he could not kill your spirit
Those who died only made stronger, those who remained alive
Why then do you imagine; that if you become Hitlers
The results of your 'gassing'
Would be any different?

Listen and listen well
O! One who could have been our brother
Just as others silently watched you going into the gas chambers
Others silently watch us burying our children, the children that you continue to kill
But we remind ourselves
That the blow that does not break the back, only strengthens you.
So O! You who used to be the People of Musa (Moses),
But today you have become people of the Firawn (Pharaoh)
Remember we are the real people of Moses, for we believe in his message; not you
Remember that when the fight is between Moses and Pharaoh
Moses always wins.

We say to the silent watchers, the cowards,
We say to those who sit securely in their homes
We are the frontline who are holding back the enemy
When we fall, it will be your turn.
Remember O! Arabs
The story of the White Bull (Al Thawr il Abyadh)
Who said to the world when the tiger finally came for him
Listen O! People, I do not die today,
I died when the Black Bull died.

Listen and listen well
O! One who could have been our brother
We did not come into this world to live here forever
Neither did you
One day we will all go from here
Whether we like it or not
What is important my brother, son of Israeel
Sons of a Prophet, O! What have you become today?
What have you allowed them to make you?
Kill us, if that is what you want to do
At least we die at the hands of our own brothers
And not at the hands of strangers

Listen and listen well
O! One who could have been our brother
We laugh as we see your Apache helicopters and F-16 jets fly overhead
We laugh because we can smell your fear
Why else do you need Apaches and F-16s to fight children with rocks?
A battle of honor is between equals
We challenge you, you who have sold your honor
Come to us as equals; so that we can show you how to die with honor
We laugh at you because we know, that not in a million years
Will one of you ever have the guts to stand up to one of our children
Without hiding behind an array of weapons that the American tax payer gives you
We laugh at you, because that is what every warrior does
When he faces an army of cowards.

Listen and listen well
O! One who could have been our brother
It is not whether we live or die that is important
It is how we live and how we die
Ask yourself: How would you like to be remembered?
Without respect, despised and accursed through the centuries,
Or blessed, honored, your passing mourned.
Allah is our witness: We lived with honor; begging for no favors
And He is our witness: That today we die with honor; on our feet
Fighting until the last breath leaves our body; even if all we have in our hands are stones
He is the witness over us both
As you kill us and as we die
And to Him is our return

Listen and listen well
O! One who could have been our brother
On that Day, my little baby who you killed last night
Will ask Him for what crime she was murdered
Prepare your answer, O! One who could have been our brother
For you will answer to Him
I swear by His Power: You will answer to Him.

~ Mirza Yawar Baig

Friday, January 09, 2009

Koop a Doos

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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Quraan for Nokia handsets

Nokia have made available a Quraan for some of their devices on their site.
With the Quran application you can:

  • Read the Holy Quran in digitised Othmany font, included with the application.

  • Listen to a well-known narrator read the whole Quran or just the sections you select.

  • Find a Verse or Sura by entering the number, choosing from the menu or by
    searching the entire Quran for a word or phrase.

  • Save your current position using the bookmark option or set the application to open
    at the same place automatically.

  • Select the language you prefer from Arabic, English, French and Urdu.



Other cool apps like the Islamic Organizer that originally came with my e90 have disappeared so I've decided to host copies of some of the install files for your and my convenience:

e90 zip

n95 8Gb zip

n73 zip

e51 zip

Quaraan Audio zip

Instructions:

Unzip and copy / install.

Audio file instructions:

  • Step 1: Download the Quran Audio Zip file and extract it to your PC, the following
    folder structure will be created private200044bcQuraansound2 including all the MP3
    files.

  • Step 2: Connect your compatible Nokia device in Mass Storage mode to you PC.

  • Step 3: Copy the whole extracted folder to your memory card under private200044bcQuraansound2.

  • Start the Quran application and listen to the Quran narrated by Sheikh Ali Al Hudhaifi.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

How to add my search engines to your WP blog.

In order to add one of my search engines to your blog you require some bits of code. Click on the search tab to see what it looks like. Here be the code for those that aren't contributers to the actual search engines and therefore don't have access (just copy and paste):

South African Blogs Search Engine
<style type="text/css">
@import url(http://www.google.com/cse/api/branding.css);
</style>
<div class="cse-branding-right" style="background-color:#000000;color:#FFFFFF">
<div class="cse-branding-form">
<form action="http://www.google.com/cse" id="cse-search-box">
<div>
<input type="hidden" name="cx" value="005508052117685178632:raufkmkjhyc" />
<input type="hidden" name="ie" value="UTF-8" />
<input type="text" name="q" size="31" />
<input type="submit" name="sa" value="Search" />
</div>
</form>
</div>
<div class="cse-branding-logo">
<img src="http://www.google.com/images/poweredby_transparent/poweredby_000000.gif" alt="Google" />
</div>
<div class="cse-branding-text">
Custom Search
</div>
</div>

Famous Search Engine of Food and Recipes
<style type="text/css">
@import url(http://www.google.com/cse/api/branding.css);
</style>
<div class="cse-branding-right" style="background-color:#000000;color:#FFFFFF">
<div class="cse-branding-form">
<form action="http://www.google.com/cse" id="cse-search-box">
<div>
<input type="hidden" name="cx" value="005508052117685178632:jqfyrugxohk" />
<input type="hidden" name="ie" value="UTF-8" />
<input type="text" name="q" size="31" />
<input type="submit" name="sa" value="Search" />
</div>
</form>
</div>
<div class="cse-branding-logo">
<img src="http://www.google.com/images/poweredby_transparent/poweredby_000000.gif" alt="Google" />
</div>
<div class="cse-branding-text">
Custom Search
</div>
</div>

Islamic Search Engine
<style type="text/css">
@import url(http://www.google.com/cse/api/branding.css);
</style>
<div class="cse-branding-right" style="background-color:#000000;color:#FFFFFF">
<div class="cse-branding-form">
<form action="http://www.google.com/cse" id="cse-search-box">
<div>
<input type="hidden" name="cx" value="005508052117685178632:ri3ypvb-k-s" />
<input type="hidden" name="ie" value="UTF-8" />
<input type="text" name="q" size="31" />
<input type="submit" name="sa" value="Search" />
</div>
</form>
</div>
<div class="cse-branding-logo">
<img src="http://www.google.com/images/poweredby_transparent/poweredby_000000.gif" alt="Google" />
</div>
<div class="cse-branding-text">
Custom Search
</div>
</div>