Monthly Archive: November 2008


On Twitter and the Cool Table

I’m new to Twitter. And by “new,” I mean that I’ve been playing with the service for a few months, but only recently started actually having conversations. I have a feeling that a great deal of my followers only followed me because I followed them. A few days ago, I had a brief conversation with @jongos regarding aid, development, and corruption. He quoted me on Appfrica, and at least a...


How did I not see this before?

How did I not see this before?  InCorporate Nigeria, a “magazine for the Nigerian Professional,” is actually . . . not so bad.  The writing is occasionally juvenile, but it’s an interesting look into the world of Nigerian corporate lifestyles.  I imagine that, if the magazine takes off, it will improve as readership (and ad revenues) increase.topod


Moved into my new office

And by new office, I mean the spare room. After over a year of dining-room-table-doubles-as-office, we each have desks (tables) of our own.  I have shelves.  And, thank God, I have some peace and quiet.раскрутка сайта


Power outages are infuriating.

There’s nothing more awesome than being up against a tight deadline only to find yourself subject to the (national) power company’s electric vagaries.  However, the problem is better today than it was two years ago, when we were subjected to rotating outages of 8 hours each, meaning that, on any given day, we were guaranteed power for eight hours, would probably have it for sixteen, and one every few weeks,...



Blogging was hella easier when I was just journaling about my experiences here in West Africa. I may get back to doing that soon. Some quick notes: WordPress 2.7 is the love. We now have an internet connection in our apartment. I am on a social media kick. And everyone in Benin keeps congratulating me on Obama’s victory. As if it’s a personal victory that I somehow brought about all...