Monthly Archives: January 2011

Trout fishing in Namibia, anyone?

After a wildly dramatic downpour of 34 mm in just under 20 minutes the other evening, our rivers are finally flowing again! And it ain’t over yet, since our ‘official’  rain season only started yesterday Main riverbed looking north and

Posted in #namibia, global warming, narrec, rain, sustainable living

taxi warfare – arithrealitics

Peak hour traffic, and a city police traffic officer is just out of the picture :-).  Check how taxi G38 gets most normal drivers’  blood pressure up by abusing the left lane to sneak in front of the bus to

Posted in carbon footprint, Electric vehicles, EV

Search for the right EV battery is on!

Excerpted from Wikipedia The NiMH EV-95 battery used by Toyota in their short-lived RAV4 EV lease vehicle of the early 2000s, is, typically, not available. Chevron had inherited control of the worldwide patent rights for the NiMH EV-95 battery when

Posted in EV, photovoltaic

background to an action matrix for FLOSS in Africa

More than a decade ago, in the face of rapidly changing technological advancement, and exorbitant cost of proprietary hardware, desktop and server software solutions stifling the use of information and communications technologies in Africa, there was a de facto development

Posted in #Idlelo6, #OpenSF, FOSSFA, mobile learning, OER

dealing with post-Paris depression

I think that Twitter and the comment boxes on FaceBook, even those associated with blog entries like this do not do justice to my need to interact.  Where have those heady days of vigorous often heated banter on FOSSFA and

Posted in distribution lists, email, innovation, travel, web usability

Gardens speak for themselves part 2 – summer

And the rains came and the plants multiplied and they grew and grew and grew… A collection of 7 different basils – see if you can spot the cinnamon-flavoured one:-) The mysterious cassabanana has just produced its first flower buds,

Posted in #namibia, brakwater, garden, narrec, organic, sustainable living, vegetables

And the mysterious NWCT strikes again!

With apologies to my English readership:-) and extracted from the Republikein’s report some time ago:“IEWERS in Namibië loop waarskynlik iemand rond wat onbewus is dat hy ’n Toyota Land Cruiser gewen het. Die Namibiese Natuurlewe Bewaring Trustfonds (NWCT) se geldinsamelingskompetisie waarin

Posted in #namibia, conservation, land cruiser, NWCT, ongava, poenie weakley, raffle, republikein, trust, wildlife