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Date: 2013-10-10 17:36
Subject: How to get more kids to code | opensource.com
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How to get more kids to code | opensource.com
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Date: 2013-11-02 19:29
Subject: free football live tv!
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Thanks to the person who posted this hyperlink in a daily telegraph article (about a well-known match between Arsenal and Liverpool in 1989), was able to watch today. Nice to see Arsenal win for once against credible opposition.

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Date: 2013-11-09 18:01
Subject: Unresolved sexual harassment
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It's been interesting to view how the urban whore insult ultimately led to the departure of Bora Zivkovic due to the exposure by a Ms Byrne.

However, it is still unknown the identity of the perpetrator of the original insult, "Ofek". Without confirmation of the identity, how can the claim of dismissal be considered true? Possibly, is Bora the author behind the pseudonym "Ofek"?

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Date: 2013-11-14 18:33
Subject: nothing happened to "black" music
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It is suggested in a commentary that "black" music is dead.


Total ... As is all too common with slave descendants, an article about "black" music with not one reference to Africa(ns)!


In actual fact, African music is most dynamic right now from the continually revolutionary reggae to my personal favourite sounds these days, what's becoming universally referred to as Afrobeat: is there a better radio show right now than DJ Edu?


So, thus there is much happening to African music!

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Date: 2013-11-15 22:13
Subject: NOI and hiphop
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Courtesy of African talk radio network, have just finished listening to an audio podcast by Militant minded radio (hyperlink to radio station's RSS feed) about the impact of the Nation of Islam on hiphop (especially during the "golden era"). Brought back some memories: some of the first hiphop records I heard that referred to NOI were KRS (about how he read 'Final Call', maybe in his album 'Edutainment') and Public Enemy. As mentioned in the podcast (and made me smile), those were the days when you consulted a dictionary to learn something new about what a rapper had said...

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Date: 2013-12-18 16:43
Subject: removing (not replacing!) space character in filenames
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As a GNU/Linux user, it is most annoying to encounter filenames including spaces. Below is a quick script that can be applied from the command line for a directory containing such files:

for i in ./*; do mv "$i" `echo $i | tr -d ' ' `; done
so; copy the command above to the command terminal and voila, all the filenames in the active directory are changed accordingly.

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Date: 2014-01-05 22:39
Subject: African reparations
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During one of those rain-induced Sundays indoors, listened to radio 4's 'the world this weekend'. Was interested to hear a topic about Caribbean nations developing a proposal to seek reparations from the British government. The programme made the interesting point that slave holders were compensated and according to an academic speaker in the programme (Prof Hillary Beckles) slaves themselves were never compensated. Will be interesting to follow the progress of this development.

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Date: 2014-07-17 12:35
Subject: pan-African logistics of consumer goods
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During a visit to a known European food retail shop, it was possible to purchase coffee from Ethiopia, apples from South Africa, bananas from Ivory Coast, mangoes from Senegal, grapes from Egypt, all for a total cost < € 10.

How does this compare to where you live in Africa? How easy is it to obtain goods from other African countries? The question is important, because historically intra-African trade is minimal, yet is important to achieving mutual development.

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Date: 2014-08-01 12:10
Subject: ignoring the causes of Ghanaian weakness
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After reading an article in re-connect Africa and a recent blog post in Efia's world, prompting thinking of suggestions.

Firstly, these two ladies to communicate and perhaps identify mutual opportunities to work together. Why? That is the ultimate reason for the current situation in a country such as Ghana. For a (presumably new) business-person, Elvina is surprisingly ignorant. Why does she promote a web site that is not active? Meanwhile, Benita correctly identifies the symptom (an import dependant economy) but offers the wrong cure (dollarisation). Whilst such an action is beneficial in an emergency (Zimbabwe, Argentina), it is not a permanent solution.

The real solution is business networking and producing goods and services for the international market that foreigners are prepared to pay for: aka exporting!!! Ghanaians and Africans in general must learn to create innovative products and services that the rest of the world wants to buy. That does not mean digging up something and selling it to foreigners to convert into something valuable. Ghanaians cannot continue to dig up gold and oil foreever and expect to live comfortably and sustainably.

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Date: 2014-09-23 11:32
Subject: Create livejournal diaspora pod
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Is it possible to create a livejournal pod, to integrate with the diaspora network? Please allow better integration; not everyone want to use f..., t..., g..., i... when GNU Social (e.g. https://www.quitter.se) and Diaspora (https://diasporafoundation.org/) exist! :)
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