Monthly Archives: August 2007

links for 2007-08-17

adaptive path ‽ blog ‽ Charmr Project Motivated by an open letter from a diabetic to Steve Jobs about the dismal design of diabetic devices, Adaptive Path takes on the challenge of designing a monitoring and pump device for type … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe blacklists Global Voices

What if Zimbabwe declared “cyberwar” and no one noticed? Evidently, Global Voices is one of the sources of “‘virulent propaganda’ to delegitimise ‘our just struggle against Anglo-Saxons’.” We’re one of 41 websites blacklisted by the ZANU-PF government, a list that … Continue reading

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A night in Nollywood

One of the best purchases I made in Tanzania a few weeks back was a collection of recent Nollywood films, including such gems as “Abuja Connection”, “Bigger Boys” and “Final African World Cup” – all of which are included on … Continue reading

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Anonymous Blogging – updated!

My friend and colleague Sami ben Gharbia has just produced a new version of my guide to Anonymous Blogging with WordPress and Tor. This guide is one of several we’re trying to produce as part of the Global Voices Advocacy … Continue reading

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links for 2007-08-14

The Spectator.co.uk Useful essay by Ross Clark suggesting that some proposed steps towards mediating climate change will damage developing economies. Includes some interesting statistics on food miles (tags: globalization economics climate development developingworld agriculture) GigaOM Debunking 5 Business Myths about … Continue reading

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Parts tractors

Between an afternoon barbeque and dinner with a friend, I took a spin through a part of North Adams I don’t know well. I passed a line of rusting tractors on Daniels Road, in the shadow of the Hairpin Turn … Continue reading

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links for 2007-08-11

The Champagne of Blogs ? Makin Bacon Lovely guide to making bacon at home. Looks like an excellent week plus weekend project, for those who partake of swine. (tags: bacon DIY food) ‘T Nieuwe Werck Amazing collection of mixtapes, available … Continue reading

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Robert Putnam, and the complexities of diversity

I’ve been enjoying reactions to my piece in the Boston Globe this week, some through bloglinks and comments, others through email. While these ideas aren’t especially radical to my Afrophile blogger friends, they’ve offered some of the best reactions to … Continue reading

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Another reason 150kg men shouldn’t play football…

Let’s imagine for a moment that you’re Asashoryu, the sole yokozuna in sumo for three and a half years, a near-unbeatable champion of a sport that demands not just physical prowess, but ritual stoicism and dignity. You report an injury … Continue reading

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links for 2007-08-10

Last-Of-Iraqis: The Jail A poignant and disturbing post about the frustration and humiliation a young Iraqi couple faces when they try to vacation in Jordan. Jordan, which has taken in numerous Iraqi refugees – and millions of Palestinian refugees before … Continue reading

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