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blogafrica blogger blogging General Malawi-related

Babycatcher

A nurse midwife writes about her work experience in Lilongwe – sad and heart-wrenching with glimpses of hope.

I found a Quicktime movie about her work, but I can’t view it on my Windoze machine, even though I have the required Quicktime player.

[update] The video now works but it’s on a slowish server.

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blogafrica blogger blogging General Malawi-related

Network Africa on Blogging

Network Africa interviewed Malawi blogger Mwai Kasamale.

Found out about this via SBAW-related posts

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blogging General wordpress

Posting WP Entries by Email

I’m still having trouble posting entries via email to my WordPress blog:
– How do I get rid of line breaks?
– How do I get the link across without a line break?

I guess the email clients are introducing the line break somewhere along the line.

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blogger blogging General marketing

On Marketing your Blog…

think “book” not “diary”

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blogafrica blogger blogging General Malawi-related

How big is Malawi’s Blogosphere?

Soyapi Mumba asks:
How big is Malawi’s Blogosphere?

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blogging General

The Use of a Blog

Today i found out how useful old blog postings can be. Wanted to remove some Moire patterns from a newspaper scan and i knew that I had posted an entry on my old blog site. I get to minimize Moire patterns once a year at the most… and I easily forget which filter gives the best results. These days most scanners have an option to remove Moire patterns automatically… this scanner didn’t.

Note to myself: your blog can be useful to store tidbits of information you don’t always need. Esp. if you regularly work on more than one computer. I find that no matter how much you organize yourself, the info you’re looking for is bound to be on your other computer. Plus: somebody else might find your notes helpful.

Maybe this may seem obvious to you and not worth an entry. But I believe one of today’s challenges is managing information. Who would have thought a couple of years back, that your email archive is a reason to get a larger hard disk and more back-up space? Just cos people are afraid to trash emails which might have some useful info. Or cos they require a fallback if other systems have failed.

My blog is a sort of online scrap book, where I collect links, develop ideas, make notes, display photos and publish my views. Nothing really important. But it’s nice to see it’s useful as well… It’s also a fun way to keep up-to-date with current web technology. I can see how a RSS feed could be useful to distribute the company press releases and news I write during my day job.

BTW, I wasn’t really planning to migrate my old blog entries to my new home… 😉