• ONG Arc-En-Ciel. Niger. technorati tags: href="http://technorati.com/tag/takebackthetech" rel="tag directory">takebackthetech harmfulcontent.
  • technorati tags: takebackthetech harmfulcontent. i was asked to put that above by someone with take back the tech. and i'm eyeing the "harmfulcontent" technorati tag that was suggested to me.
  • I am frustrated. Students at the University of the Witwatersrand were shot at with rubber bullets as they attempt to protest against the hike in next year's tuition rates. How ridiculous. You have some of your intellectuals and leaders at one of the top universities in the country with the inability to protest and speak up for their rights to education.
  • I'm back and forth from Durban and Jo-burg as I strive through the last four months of my internship with IDRC. Currently, I'm trying to bag this research project analysis on mobile phones and technology spending and its relation to poverty in rural Kenya and Uganda. Yesterday I took a half day course with Hilary at UKZN's ITD school on the qualitative tool, Nvivo. Super simple to use and I think will be useful to sort out my 200+ pages of transcripts (yes, it took me literally 2 weeks to listen to tapes and do this).
  • with his voice on this video. Best artist from the display of Kenyan artists on Friday night. Read more with a few UBC business students who attended the event....

  • it's been a crazy few months. I just got back to Nairobi on Tuesday after spending almost 2 months in the field (rural Uganda and Kenya) collecting data for my study. But what's going on in Nairobi? Well for the last three days I have been feeling tremors from a nearby earthquake in Tanzania. It's kind of strange because I actually don't know what I would do. The first time I felt the movement, it was strong, the walls shook, I was on a Skype meeting and froze. The following night I put my passport in my wallet so if whatever may happen i'm ready to move. It's continuous: 5am, 10am.
  • Today is my last day spent in Johannesburg. This is my catchup email after relatively cold evenings last week in Durban and cold fireplace-required evenings in jo-berg. My lovely friend, Natasha, had put me up at her house of a million random people (the house has people coming in and out all the time and we are both unsure who really lives there). I wish her all the luck in her move to the new pad tomorrow!
  • Yes, I have been slacking on the entries after I arrived back in Durban last, last Sunday. I have been trying to settle back in to the University system and as expected deal with the usual one-day logistical nightmares of UKZN - getting renewed student card, organizing an office, getting internet access, etc. But luckily it was one day and not an enduring process as one experienced last year during the strike, so I'm relatively happy about that. My birthday had recently passed so I had the chance to dine with some UKZN friends and Sean at a Moroccan restaurant called Fabulous.
  • If I was in Ottawa, I would only be attending this event: Writer's Festival, hosted at the National Library and Archives. Stephanie Nolen, the voice of Africa in the Globe and Mail (read a snippet from her book 28 Stories of AIDS in Africa here, will be speaking along with Michael Ondaatje, Andrew Cohel and Alexandre Trudeau. What a line-up.
  • whatever it is, it's a chance to take some time and reflect about/interrogate this issue. if you agree with the idea, blog/write/think about it.
  • on today, international human rights day, i thought it fitting to end my takebackthetech ka-blogathon by taking a moment to reflect on these rights.
  • go to "talk tech & vaw" [http://www.takebackthetech.net/talktech.htm] . click on "share your story" . start telling yours!
  • i have to admit, i'm relieved takebackthetech's 16-day campaign ends today: finding the time and energy needed to blog every day, locating information and resources, was time consuming and ofte
  • we can takebackthetech and...
  • ... one should be poor when there are over-the-top rich ppl... 26) Everyone has the right to education.
  • She loves him alot ...but he takes her for granted... she's stuck and can't leave. technorati tags: takebackthetech.
  • he walks in the room. raises his hand and hits her. she cries non stop alone. technorati tags: takebackthetech.
  • i also felt that, even though it is concerned with the wider campaign, it is also extremely relevant to (the campaign's name-sake) takebackthetech's more specialised angle on the same campaign