Submitted by Guaka on July 9, 2008 - 18:23
When you read this it's a month ago that I wrote this. I love it, how WordPress keeps on evolving. So it was more than a month ago that I attended the BeVolunteer General Assembly
at the LinuxHotel in Essen. It was very inspiring, in the middle of the Ruhrgebiet and nevertheless extremely green and tranquil. And my fellow participants were amazing.
A week before I had left Amsterdam. To hitchhike to Avignon, 1050 km away, to meet up with Elsa and amylin (on the occasion of her birthday).
Submitted by Guaka on June 24, 2008 - 17:59
I tried stimulating people in Mali to write for Wikipedia when I was in Bamako. Some articles were written, some more when I offered the equivalent of 1 US$ per article. With my limited knowledge of Bambara I added some more structure and I translated parts of the interface by asking if people understood the words I had found in a dictionary. For a long time almost nothing happened apart from inter-language bots and even spam bots and vandalism.
Today the Bambara Wikipedia
reached 200 articles.
Submitted by Guaka on April 7, 2008 - 00:14
Submitted by Guaka on March 25, 2008 - 23:33
Saturday I went to visit a meet-up of Project Roomware
The Roomware Project is an open-source framework for interactive spaces. It allows developers of multiple origins to enhance any venue or event using technologies such as BlueTooth and RFID.
"Roomware" is an application running in a defined space.
Submitted by Guaka on February 11, 2008 - 20:30
Ok, even though I've been working on Mac OS X
in Brussels, the 23rd and 24th of February.
For the rest, Amsterdam is treating me well. Hyves is exciting and offering many challenges. Living with Robin is great. Unfortunately it will be over soon. He found a place through social housing (after 9 years of waiting) and I will be moving to another place myself the 1st of March.
Submitted by Guaka on January 27, 2008 - 15:03
In the beginning of November Robin
asked me if I'd somehow be interested in renting a place in Amsterdam. I had been thinking of moving to Amsterdam after Trento, but I considered his question a bit preposterous. Fortunately he rented the place himself and now we're room mates! During my years abroad I sometimes considered Amsterdam the only place left to live in the Netherlands. Going around here on foot and by bike I learn to appreciate my own country again. The bikes are amazing, transport is so efficient (if you don't
go by car).