Archive for the 'African' Category



Yesterday’s AA 22 Comments

Yes, we are developing our new site and I have been working on it on and off for about 3 months. It’s one of those things I have started working on a few times but somehow things fall apart as with any large web development project with a very small budget and time (mostly the [...]

unfathomable 260 Comments

Location: In front of 4 kilo AAU, café X, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Time: 9:30 PM It was a random Thursday night. Gorgeous Addis Ababa evening weather. I can still feel the fresh breath of air on my face, my arms. I was a freshman at the University and I could not get enough of the [...]

Metaged vs. Metadeg 31 Comments

Browsing through Ethiopian pictures on Flickr, I came across the one above. I glanced at the comments section and there was a guy complaining that the ad was senseless, among other things. So I took a second look  and it really was terrible, terrible sentence. For starters, why is the word tigist in quotes? Do they mean [...]

mobile we come 29 Comments

Report shows that Africa has 12% of the new cell phone subscribers in the world, tallying 20 million more cell phone users in first Quarter of 2010. What’s actually more fascinating to me is that they’re saying that the continent now has close to 50% penetration; meaning that there’s a lot of growth left to [...]

Woooorld Cup Qualificator 57 Comments

We are here at work (dotmike from BlenCorp) but we are not working. One of my African buddies has created an a little gadget antenna that lets him watch the game on a small laptop hidden away in the corner of the cubical. We have also been arguing who will make it and out of [...]