Windmill builder
Lunch over IP on young Malawi windmill inventor: William Kamkwamba, a 15-year-old Malawian (…) built a windmill in his rural village based on a picture he saw in a book. He used old bicycle parts, wooden poles, plastic pipes, and an old car battery for energy storage. The windmill now powers four lights and two […]
PR and developers
Scoble says: But PR departments keep the developers away from the press because the PR departments know that developers: 1. Are likely to tell the unvarnished truth. 2. Aren’t skilled in explaining/demoing what their product does. 3. Might be boring or unprofessional on camera.
The most interesting pictures
The most interesting pictures by nchenga Cos I don’t have a Pro account at Flickr, the above link only finds the most interesting based on my last 200 snapshots. BTW, it seems there’s a viable alternative at Ipernity. At least it loads a lot faster than Zooomr, it offers a tidy layout, and the texts […]
Pitfalls of Building Social Web Applications
for future reference: Common Pitfalls of Building Social Web Applications and How to Avoid Them
in the summertime
I tried to capture today’s awesomely red fireball of a sunset in Basel. My cameraphone snapshot doesn’t quite do it justice. But heh, that’s one moment in time captured and stored and uploaded and tagged and online. Stumbled across this blog entry: We googled you! And it definitely raises an important discussion point… what will […]
Nutella Alternatives from Italy
Here are a couple of Nutella substitutes I found at the Coop just across the border in bella Italia, right in the homeland of Nutella and gianduja: 😉
On Mashups
for future reference: ProgrammableWeb: How to Make Your Own Web Mashup
Cotton Monsters
There are a couple of monsters on the loose: Source: persillie
Situation Report
United Nations Regional Inter-Agency Coordination and Support Office (RIACSO) on Malawi: Malawi will produce bumper crops of maize and other food crops this year. Some of this surplus will be exported to neighbouring Zimbabwe and other countries to address expected wide-spread food shortages. via ReliefWeb
Bringing technology to Africa
Here’s a cross-reference to Mike McKay’s blog post on TED and Africa: Hacktivate » TED gives Africans free laptops
nchenga’s Web 2.0 roundup: Links and comments
How many online services did you sign up for, use once or twice, and then never return again? In my case, that would be lots of ’em. Some of them are really popular services like Digg or Mister Wong, where I just haven’t found a personal use case, or I’ve got a substitute or workaround. […]
Do-it-yourself PR
I’ve got to link to this: How to Change the World: DIY PR See also this older entry on visibility for small companies.
Book: Hiking tours to Swiss buildings
currently reading: Architektur erwandern
Google Street Views
With all of the FOG posts regarding Google Maps street views, I decided to have a closer look. It’s a cool tool. I like it very much and can easily imagine using a Wifi-enabled smart phone and this to navigate thru cities unknown. e.g. Whole Foods on 4th near Moscone – an essential alternative to […]