The climate is tropical and monsoonal with a wet season (November to May) and a dry season (May to November). The dry season is mostly cool but hot and humid prior to the first rain. Maritime influences ameliorate the dry season in the Shire Highlands with periods of light, misty drizzle, locally known as chiperoni.
Questions like “Is Obama a Muslim?” are already part of the debate. But apart from his religious affiliation, does he really stand a chance?
growing up in Indonesia
Another recurring question is
“Who has the better qualifications to lead the world’s only superpower?”
Besides his formal qualifications, Obama argues that his personal history will help understand foreign affairs.
I agree with the Newsweek columnist that living outside of Europe and North America changes perspectives and helps to see things from different angles. The author lists examples such as Zalmay Khalizad and Henry Kissinger.
Whatever the outcome, it will be interesting to follow Obama’s campaign.
Blame Madonna. Safarigoers tended to overlook Malawi, but that has changed since she began her effort to adopt a 1-year-old boy from this tiny African country that lies within the Great Rift Valley. Next July, the luxury lodge Pumulani (www.pumulani.com) is set to open 10 villas on spectacular Lake Malawi, home to rare cichlids and pied kingfishers.
A WordPress plugin called Bad Behavior blocked me out of my own blog this morning.
We’re sorry, but we could not fulfill your request for /wordpress/wp-admin/index-extra.php?jax=incominglinks on this server.
Your Internet Protocol address is listed on a blacklist of addresses involved in malicious or illegal activity. See the listing below for more details on specific blacklists and removal procedures.
Your technical support key is: xxx
You can use this key to fix this problem yourself.
If you are unable to fix the problem yourself, please contact xxx at gmail.com and be sure to provide the technical support key shown above.
The solution is to to install the latest version of the plugin.
Within the past two days users have found themselves blocked from their own sites while using recent versions of Bad Behavior. A third party blacklist which Bad Behavior queries recently began sending false positives for any IP address queried, causing everyone using Bad Behavior to be blocked. This issue is fixed in Bad Behavior 2.0.11.
It took me a while to find this entry… Googling for the error message itself sent me into various different threads about .htaccess, read/write permissions and prototype.js.
Most of all I felt reassured that somebody else has written down lots of the things I discovered on my own by following a hands-on, learning-by-doing, check-out-what-works approach regarding blogs and news releases.
But before I go into further detail, I’ll wait for Mlle. A. and her literary criticism.
If you have something to say, then a blog offers a cheap, easy global medium in which to express yourself. This is as true now as it was three years ago, regardless of what the groovy cats in Silicon Valley may be up to.
Whether you have the time and the talent for it, “i.e. the skill and the will”, is another matter altogether. Also, whether other people will want to read it, is something one has little control over. But in both cases, the same is true for all other media.