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Indiegogo Customer Happiness? A response

Oh dear. customer happiness ? indeed. Please forward my response to your CEO Mr Rubin – nice picture of him with Storm Sondors! I would appreciate if your company would refund US$ 2396 which I paid in consideration for the

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Posted in #namibia, ebike, EV, Indiegogo, solar power, sondors, sondors ebike

Priceless digiscoping adaptor for Iphone thanks to 3D printing!

A priceless digiscoping adaptor for an Iphone 4S and a Kowa spotting ‘scope ┬áhas just been made possible courtesy of an idea, an inspired mind (thank you Madryn!), some open source CAD software and Netday technologies in the form of

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Posted in #namibia, #seevultures, albatross, Angola Cave Chat, assistive technologies, birding, birds, camera trap, creative commons, digiscoping, distribution lists, FOSS, geek, Ian sinclair, ict development, ICT4D, Indiegogo, Kickstarter, namibian, namringers, pentad, re-sightings, resightings, SABirdnet, smartphones, twitching, vulturesresightings, wildlife

Dealing with veldt fires in Brakwater, a peri-urban neighbourhood of WIndhoek

I met with Tangeni UUSIKU (1), section head: Fire safety and prevention, Emergency management division, at Fire Brigade HQ, to try sort out some confusion about dealing with veldt (= grass /bush/forest) fires in the greater BRAKWATER area within the

Posted in #namibia, BWNHW, civil society, climate change, conservation, fire, neighbourhood watch, tatejoris, town planning, wildlife

Light2Read; updated considerations (dateline March 2015)

Development Challenge, Innovation, and Anticipated Impacts Challenge A lack of electricity (and light to read), information and educational resources in more than 50% of Namibia’s households, crucial to the citizenship becoming literate, informed and democratised. Only 350 schools in Namibia

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Posted in #eLA2013, #namibia, @stevesong, africa, Angel Investor, bandwidth, benchmark, carbon footprint, citizen science, civil society, CRAN, creative commons, crowdsourcing, eBook, education, eReader, Ethan Zuckerman, FOSS, FOSSFA, free internet, free internet. school, GPL, ICT4D, Ict4e, innovation, library, Ministry of Education, mobile learning, Negroponte, OLPC, photovoltaic, Raspberry Pi, renewable energy, schoolnet, SchoolNet issues, smartphones, social media, solar power, tablets, tatejoris, universal access

TEDxWindhoek talk

Delighted to share –

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Posted in #namibia, africa, bandwidth, benchmark, civil society, creative commons, EduNet Namibia, FOSS, FOSSFA, free internet, free internet. school, ict development, ICT4D, innovation, OER, Raspberry Pi, renewable energy, RPi, school, schoolnet, SchoolNet issues, smartphones, tatejoris, telecom, Uncategorized, universal access

Light to Read – why the apparent lack of interest in libraries by ICT4E pundits?

I guess that supporting teacher involvement in what Niall Winters’ and many other pedagogues’ (peculiarly) narrow notion of mobile learning is a messy, time-consuming and resource-intensive process. Frankly, I’m amazed by the apparent lack of interest in libraries by all

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Posted in #eLA13, #Idlelo6, #namibia, @stevesong, activism, Uncategorized

A nasty blast from the past – vulture poison article (199..

Vultures in Namibia In May 1995 a farmer near Usakos on the edge of the Namib desert poisoned 94 vultures, 86 of which were Lappetfaced Vultures, the remainder Whitebacked Vultures, with a single poison-baited carcass. The farmer claimed that these

Posted in #namibia, #seevultures, activism, africa, Andre Botha, birds, brakwater, Caprivi, citizen science, conservation, namringers, poisoning, re-sightings, SABirdnet, SAFRING, tagging, tatejoris, Uncategorized, vulture, vulturesresightings