Getting it off my chest, IT in Africa

On why I don’t hate on PayPal for not operating in sub-Saharan Africa

I’m just going to get this out of the way: I am quite sympathetic to PayPal and how they’ve cut off the entire continent of Africa. Going to a cybercafé in Cotonou means two out of three computers are occupied by Beninese or Nigerian boys scamming rich Americans and Europeans. Sometimes, they’re training 9 and… Read More On why I don’t hate on PayPal for not operating in sub-Saharan Africa

Daily Grind

Couchsurfing, aka free and awesome places to stay while traveling

Clay Shirky’s recent tweet about Couchsurfing reminded me that I’ve been meaning to write about it for a while. Couchsurfing is both a verb (to surf someone’s couch) and a thriving community of travelers and hosts. We’ve hosted several couchsurfers over the last year and met many more through meet-ups. It’s been an amazing experience.… Read More Couchsurfing, aka free and awesome places to stay while traveling