Free Software for Malawi
Alex Antener presents a talk on his Malawi projects: Freie Software – Eine Chance für Afrika, (in German) Very interesting, and lots of screens with GNU Linux. [update] The official recording of the talk is available online.
BBC World documentary
BBC re-visits Madalitso in Mangochi District: The small town of Monkey Bay on the banks of Lake Malawi, like so many other small towns and villages throughout southern Africa, is being destroyed by HIV/AIDS. We return to Monkey bay where Joyce Lwanda jumps from class to class struggling to teach an entire primary school on […]
Dead Media
There’s a workshop on Dead Media at the LIFT conf.
What is a liquid?
What is a liquid? “Liquids” under the new provisions include: * Aerosols * Chocolate spread * Cream cheese * Creams * Deodorants * Drinks of all kinds * Foams of all kinds * Gels * Hair gel * Liquid lipsticks (e.g. gloss) * Liquid mascara * Liquid/solid mixtures * Lotions * Oils * Pastes * […]
Overcoming the Digital Divide in Malawi
Interesting: Overcoming the Digital Divide in Malawi via Hacktivate
unforced rhythms of grace
(Disclaimer: rare confessional blog entry coming up) Monday, at about 17:22, some waiting room… Virtual audio streaming going on in my head: “So do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” It’s a fact. When I reach my personal end of […]
On Preconceived Ideas
Video podcast on statistics vs. sweeping generalizations Hans Rosling is professor of international health at Sweden’s world-renowned Karolinska Institute, and founder of Gapminder, a non-profit that brings vital global data to life. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, he debunks a few myths about the “developing” world. via Climb to the Stars.
The Mpemba Effect
The Mpemba effect is the observation that, in some specific circumstances, hotter water freezes faster than colder water. via Kottke
Have Pride in Liwonde
See on re-introducing lions to Liwonde Park.
Potential Risk to Hearing?
study: Sound Output Levels of the iPod and Other MP3 Players: Is There Potential Risk to Hearing? via Guy Kawasaki
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On the maximum saturation point: If a new blog is being created every second, it’s worth mentioning that one is being abandoned every 1.5 seconds.
Weekend is WordPress playland here at the headquarters of I upgraded to the latest version of WP 2.0.5 and started playing around with the Tarski and Simplr themes. Quite undecided still. Will probably return to the previous design any time soon. Here’s the current Tarski setup: And Simplr: Also included is the usual WP […]