I attended today’s BlogCamp in Zurich; a so-called unConference because it organizes itself like BarCamp. But heh, we’re in Switzerland so it was fairly well organized. I saw a couple of familiar faces. Maybe I should get a t-shirt saying “Blog conference tourist”… And I invited some of the Basel bloggers to the upcoming Basel […]
When I started blogging back in Jan 2003, one of my high flying and lofty ideas was to help cross the digital divide and point to content about Malawi. A goal I haven’t really managed to keep. But from time to time I’ve pointed to various Malawi sites. It’s great to see that the number […]
I pay 3.20 Swiss Francs for a kilo of tomato at the local supermarket. 3.20 Swiss Franc is currently about 384.56 Malawi Kwacha Compare this to current Malawi prices: Shoprite 199.99 MK Peoples 110.00 MK At the market, between 10 to 50 MK for one tomato depending on its size.
We got to see the destructive power of tropical insects…. One of our cars stood idle for 3 weeks cos it needed to be repaired. Within those 3 weeks termites got into the seats, started eating away the insulation on the wiring, and created short circuits with their discharge in the fusebox, and thus corroding […]
I wanted to upload a 30 sec amateur video of Lake Malawi, file format being AVI, file size 68 MB. I tried YouTube, I tried Revver, but both just show the first 4 seconds and then stop. The video runs fine on my old Dell. Any tips? (Update) this is what Revver had to say: […]
Here are a couple of snapshots of wall hangings I saw: Tribal Textiles, based in South Luangwa, Zambia is making some very nice and original cloth. There’s a shop in Blantyre that has some of their textiles: La Caverna in Mandala House. Mandala House is one of the oldest buildings in Blantyre, built by the […]