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… Continue reading Windmill builder

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.

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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… Continue reading The most interesting pictures

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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… Continue reading in the summertime

On Mashups

for future reference: ProgrammableWeb: How to Make Your Own Web Mashup

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Cotton Monsters

There are a couple of monsters on the loose: Source: persillie

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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

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.… Continue reading nchenga’s Web 2.0 roundup: Links and comments

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.

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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… Continue reading Google Street Views