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Humour

Essay Writing Service

Since I wrote a post on language learning a few days back, we have been targeted by spam comments¬† from essay writing services. Normally I wouldn’t want to advertise this sort of thing, but then again, some Kouya Chronicle reader may have a need for the sort of high quality essays that these people provide. […]

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Mission

Life is For Sharing

British TV viewers or YouTube addicts might recognise the title of this post as the tag line for T-Mobile in the UK, and also as the closing image in a recent TV advert. If you’ve not seen this one, take a minute to watch the video. Just on a technical level I think this is […]

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Bible Translation Mission

Scripture Engagement Website

The Forum of Bible Agencies has launched a new website today called Scripture Engagement: Encountering God’s Word in Life Changing Ways. The content and focus of the site is primarily on resources produced by and for field Bible translators working in minority languages. This means that most of the resources available on the site can […]

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Travel

Communications Conference

This is a rather relaxed conference, which is rather nice. Yesterday afternoon we sat outside in the shade rather than in a conference room. The view from where we were sitting was stunning. Today we had to sit indoors because we were having a video conference with colleagues in the US. We used Skype for […]

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Africa Computing/Internet

African Innovation

As a botanist, I remember that we used to talk a lot about hybrid vigour: the strength that came from mixing two strains of a crop. This video from HASH gives an excellent human example of hybrid vigour as he straddles two cultures and exhibits the strength of both. The mixture of optimism, good sense […]

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Africa Computing/Internet

Internet in Africa

The Times has an interesting article about Google funding a new internet service for sub-Saharan Africa. Google has teamed up with John Malone, the media billionaire, and HSBC on a venture that will offer internet access to three billion people in Africa and other emerging markets as the US search engine continues to expand its […]

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Computing/Internet

Spam Bait

Sky News has a list of the ten people whose names are used to attract people to read spam email. These are people who are apparently so attractive that we will be unable to resist their names in the subject line and we will open up emails containing viruses and other nasties. The top three […]

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Computing/Internet

Wordles

Not everyone likes the tag cloud that we have the sidebar of this blog: those who don’t will probably not be impressed by Wordle which is a tool to turn any text into a graphic where the size of the word reflects its frequency in the text. This is from my post Is the Age […]

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Default

Computers: Ugh

It’s been a bad week for computers chez Arthur. After months of humming and ha-ing and inspired by Dave’s return for the Easter break, I decided that it was time to upgrade the desktop that we use for printing and backups. We bought a new motherboard and processor for the desktop; the idea being that […]