Title: Dave's Boring Blog (Namibia)

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Stroke My Massive Ego… - 12/Aug/2011 08:08 - 4196 days ago
In a boost to my already massive ego I’ve been a ‘guest blogger’ for GetInvolved.ca. Woo. You can find my driv...
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Stroke My Massive Ego… - 12/Aug/2011 08:08 - 4196 days ago
In a boost to my already massive ego I’ve been a ‘guest blogger’ for GetInvolved.ca. Woo. You can find my driv...
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Great, so NOW I fall in love - 11/Jul/2011 11:58 - 4228 days ago
Is it Murphy’s law that 29 months into a 30 month placement I fall in love? Oh well, I suppose I’ll just have to mak...
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Great, so NOW I fall in love - 11/Jul/2011 11:58 - 4228 days ago
Is it Murphy’s law that 29 months into a 30 month placement I fall in love? Oh well, I suppose I’ll just have to mak...
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I is soooo Gangsta - 01/Jul/2011 11:09 - 4238 days ago
I think it was Confucius who said: “if you lend your car MP3 player to your Dutch neighbour it will come back full of whit...
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I is soooo Gangsta - 01/Jul/2011 11:09 - 4238 days ago
I think it was Confucius who said: “if you lend your car MP3 player to your Dutch neighbour it will come back full of whit...
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Fuel Card Fiasco - 30/Jun/2011 14:52 - 4239 days ago
The network equipment for Outjo Hospital is waiting at Wernhill Mall for me, the order for which is here in my office, the repla...
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Fuel Card Fiasco - 30/Jun/2011 14:52 - 4239 days ago
The network equipment for Outjo Hospital is waiting at Wernhill Mall for me, the order for which is here in my office, the repla...
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Namness Snapshot - 28/Jun/2011 09:18 - 4241 days ago
In lieu of anything better or meaninful here are some randomish snapshots of Namlife. The Sister On having fixed a computer prob...
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Namness Snapshot - 28/Jun/2011 09:18 - 4241 days ago
In lieu of anything better or meaninful here are some randomish snapshots of Namlife. The Sister On having fixed a computer prob...
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Internet Access, Ahem, Well, Erm, Yes. - 24/Jun/2011 15:39 - 4245 days ago
Some people have said that internet access seems slow over the last few days. I’ve noticed it myself once or twice. A few ...
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Internet Access, Ahem, Well, Erm, Yes. - 24/Jun/2011 15:39 - 4245 days ago
Some people have said that internet access seems slow over the last few days. I’ve noticed it myself once or twice. A few ...
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VSO IT Do It With Everything: The Faulty Switch - 24/Jun/2011 12:46 - 4245 days ago
In what I hope will be a final post in the VSO IT Do It With… series I’ve had a problem which called upon all my bod...
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VSO IT Do It With Everything: The Faulty Switch - 24/Jun/2011 12:46 - 4245 days ago
In what I hope will be a final post in the VSO IT Do It With… series I’ve had a problem which called upon all my bod...
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A Very Public Apology - 21/Jun/2011 21:10 - 4248 days ago
One of my many character flaws, in some circumstances among the worst, is that I sometimes think I’m funny. This as we sha...
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A Very Public Apology - 21/Jun/2011 21:10 - 4248 days ago
One of my many character flaws, in some circumstances among the worst, is that I sometimes think I’m funny. This as we sha...
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Where Minibusses Fear to Tread (and Probably Shouldn’t): NID Round One - 17/Jun/2011 10:08 - 4252 days ago
For the first round of National Immunisation Days (NIDs) I had to stay local to Opuwo so I could kick a modem regularly. I ended...
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Where Minibusses Fear to Tread (and Probably Shouldn’t): NID Round One - 17/Jun/2011 10:08 - 4252 days ago
For the first round of National Immunisation Days (NIDs) I had to stay local to Opuwo so I could kick a modem regularly. I ended...
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A-Z of My Nam; part three - 16/Jun/2011 10:00 - 4253 days ago
The thrilling final instalment of my self-indulgent and entirely unoriginal A-Z of my Nam experience: S is for Serra Cafema, des...
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A-Z of My Nam; part three - 16/Jun/2011 10:00 - 4253 days ago
The thrilling final instalment of my self-indulgent and entirely unoriginal A-Z of my Nam experience: S is for Serra Cafema, des...
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A-Z of My Nam; part two - 15/Jun/2011 10:00 - 4254 days ago
Continuing my poorly thought out and worse executed list-me-whatsit: J is for Journey, a word used in the sick-inducing phrase &...
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A-Z of My Nam; part two - 15/Jun/2011 10:00 - 4254 days ago
Continuing my poorly thought out and worse executed list-me-whatsit: J is for Journey, a word used in the sick-inducing phrase &...
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A-Z of My Nam; part one - 14/Jun/2011 10:00 - 4255 days ago
Yes that’s right I am going to rip off invent a totally new blog-meme of doing A-Z lists about something. Look at me aweso...
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A-Z of My Nam; part one - 14/Jun/2011 10:00 - 4255 days ago
Yes that’s right I am going to rip off invent a totally new blog-meme of doing A-Z lists about something. Look at me aweso...
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Nine and a Half Weeks - 13/Jun/2011 19:14 - 4256 days ago
Nine and a half weeks. No, not the steamy pseudo-porn with Kim Basinger but the amount of time I’ve got left in Opuwo. Woa...
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Nine and a Half Weeks - 13/Jun/2011 19:14 - 4256 days ago
Nine and a half weeks. No, not the steamy pseudo-porn with Kim Basinger but the amount of time I’ve got left in Opuwo. Woa...
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A NIDing I Will Go - 13/Jun/2011 10:27 - 4256 days ago
It’s that time again; the National Immunuisation Days are upon us. The yearly NID programme consists of two rounds (crypti...
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A NIDing I Will Go - 13/Jun/2011 10:27 - 4256 days ago
It’s that time again; the National Immunuisation Days are upon us. The yearly NID programme consists of two rounds (crypti...
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Internetless and Adrift - 10/Jun/2011 11:11 - 4259 days ago
Yesterday morning my neighbour had a landline telephone put in so he could call/be called by people back in the world (I also re...
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Internetless and Adrift - 10/Jun/2011 11:11 - 4259 days ago
Yesterday morning my neighbour had a landline telephone put in so he could call/be called by people back in the world (I also re...
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VSO Just Got More *A*W*E*S*O*M*E* - 09/Jun/2011 09:38 - 4260 days ago
Breaking news from the world of international development: Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is forming a strategic partnership w...
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VSO Just Got More *A*W*E*S*O*M*E* - 09/Jun/2011 09:38 - 4260 days ago
Breaking news from the world of international development: Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) is forming a strategic partnership w...
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A Blog on Blogging - 08/Jun/2011 08:49 - 4261 days ago
I recently broke the habit of a blogtime and wrote a post about the closure of VSO in Namibia that if not anything like a profou...
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A Blog on Blogging - 08/Jun/2011 08:49 - 4261 days ago
I recently broke the habit of a blogtime and wrote a post about the closure of VSO in Namibia that if not anything like a profou...
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Swakopmund Workcation - 06/Jun/2011 10:02 - 4263 days ago
The other week I was dispatched to Namibia’s seaside resort town of Swakopmund to take my boss to a workshop and also to s...
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Swakopmund Workcation - 06/Jun/2011 10:02 - 4263 days ago
The other week I was dispatched to Namibia’s seaside resort town of Swakopmund to take my boss to a workshop and also to s...
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Dan’s Computer Services - 16/May/2011 13:41 - 4284 days ago
Following an incident the other night and a call out of Dave’s Network Diagnostic Team once again to visit Dan’s Com...
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Dan’s Computer Services - 16/May/2011 13:41 - 4284 days ago
Following an incident the other night and a call out of Dave’s Network Diagnostic Team once again to visit Dan’s Com...
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Two Years in the Nam - 08/May/2011 16:22 - 4292 days ago
Tuesday the 8th of March marked my second Namiversary, the completion of my two year service with VSO and if I hadn’t extended...
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Two Years in the Nam - 08/May/2011 16:22 - 4292 days ago
Tuesday the 8th of March marked my second Namiversary, the completion of my two year service with VSO and if I hadn’t extended...
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Pinkstaff Out - 04/May/2011 22:13 - 4296 days ago
Two years ago when I arrived in Opuwo, with my eyes out on stalks and quite certain I wasn’t in Kansas any more, I met ano...
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Last One to Leave Please Turn Out the Lights - 02/May/2011 13:45 - 4298 days ago
Well it’s official now, following a few in-country reshuffles and a recent global strategic review VSO are pulling out of ...
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New Strategy, New Brand - 01/May/2011 16:49 - 4299 days ago
VSO International have recently released a new strategy and a new brand including a new logo. It’s out with: And in with: ...
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Easter Weekend - 29/Apr/2011 08:01 - 4301 days ago
Easter Weekend was slightly crazy with a lot of people coming up to Opuwo meaning I didn’t have to go anywhere. Five (new)...
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With a Flash and a Bang - 13/Apr/2011 20:19 - 4317 days ago
Finally; an electrical explosion that’s not my fault. During a thunderstorm the other day a flash of lightning also caused...
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Grumblings Down Below - 06/Apr/2011 23:20 - 4324 days ago
For the past few days Namibia has given me the superpower of being able to wee out of my behind. Thanks Nam! Not sure anyone wil...
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Well That Went Well - 05/Apr/2011 14:41 - 4325 days ago
Number One: Can of Mushrooms Both of my can openers are a bit shady. Trying to open a can of mushrooms to make dinner for a frie...
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We Need a Bigger Boat - 01/Apr/2011 13:45 - 4329 days ago
In response to the literally single email I have received asking about my wellbeing as Namibia declares a state of emergency bec...
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Not Just Me Then - 04/Mar/2011 15:27 - 4357 days ago
Following from my post VSO IT Do It With Staples I am heartened to find this blog post from Ivo, a VSO volunteer in Zambia, usin...
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Omufitu Training - 26/Feb/2011 15:57 - 4363 days ago
Last week I was out in da bush near Outapi at the Omufitu North Combined School doing some training for the teachers. Emily is a...
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I Have the Power - 25/Feb/2011 07:40 - 4364 days ago
A gadzillion years ago during my first week in Namibia still undergoing training in Windhoek I bought a variable AC-DC power sup...
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Happiness Thy Name is Heinz - 24/Feb/2011 12:32 - 4365 days ago
It’s amazing what we sometimes get in the Opuwo Ok supermarket. Most of the time the amazement is limited to the amount of...
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VSO IT Do It With Masking Tape - 23/Feb/2011 17:11 - 4366 days ago
Gaffer tape (Duct tape to our colonial brethren) is wonderful stuff. As are staples, paperclips and PVC tape. But so is masking ...
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It Ain’t Half Hot Mum - 22/Feb/2011 08:29 - 4367 days ago
Feeling it was a bit warm the other day I saw the dashboard temperature whatsit reading I think the highest ever. Just like last...
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Random Pictures - 21/Feb/2011 21:27 - 4368 days ago
I have yet again been lax on the blogfront but I blame work, slackness, sleep, electricity, my boringness and goats in no partic...
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Poker. Fireworks. Drinking. - 06/Feb/2011 02:05 - 4383 days ago
An excellent Opuwo Saturday night. Off to John’s for Poker. Drinking ensued. Rieme had a firework display which we watched...
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Doing it For the Kids - 02/Feb/2011 17:00 - 4387 days ago
In addition to my dayjob as a rather bad IT Specialist with the Ministry of Health and my nightjob as unofficial Tafel lager tas...
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Search Terms - 30/Jan/2011 13:13 - 4390 days ago
There is an option in WordPress I occasionally look at (contrary to popular opinion I don’t check these every 10 minutes w...
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My Spare Time - 24/Jan/2011 17:40 - 4396 days ago
So I’m sure you’re just dying to know what it is I do with my spare time outside of work in the brief window when I&...
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One Laptop per Child - 22/Jan/2011 15:35 - 4398 days ago
The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project has a mission to “create educational opportunities for the world’s poorest c...
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A Festive Tale of Woe - 21/Jan/2011 19:38 - 4399 days ago
And lo they did see the light shining like a star down upon them. “Hark!” said they, the two wise women and two unwi...
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VSO IT Do It With Staples - 20/Jan/2011 19:57 - 4400 days ago
Excellent though the approved computer-repair paperclip is what do you do when you’re in an office seemingly without paper...
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OhMyGoodGod WHATTHEHELLISTHAT? - 09/Jan/2011 23:11 - 4411 days ago
Pottering around on a Sunday evening getting ready for bed and suddenly I see SOMETHING legging it through the kitchen. It was b...
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Opuwocalypse - 06/Jan/2011 19:54 - 4414 days ago
For the last few days we’ve been on-and-off cut off from the outside world. No mobile network, internet or even landlines....
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Herero Wedding - 04/Jan/2011 10:43 - 4416 days ago
In early December I had the chance to attend a colleague’s traditional Herero wedding in Otjokavare. Though the ceremony (...
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Adaptability to Diverse Tasks - 04/Jan/2011 10:16 - 4416 days ago
One of the things VSO drum into you pre-departure is the need to be adaptable and probably deal with a very diverse range of tas...
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Whoopdie Do! - 16/Dec/2010 13:43 - 4435 days ago
A few months after getting the ball rolling and following a site visit from VSO and my extension (from ending mid-March to end o...
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Really Oki? Really? - 03/Dec/2010 18:29 - 4448 days ago
Ok Oki I kind of get having a separate fuser unit in an entry-level office laser. I can just imagine sales people the world over...
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Prophetically False - 01/Dec/2010 08:43 - 4450 days ago
At my new (ish) neighbour’s for dinner when my parents rang for a chat because their email was broken. While I was on the ...
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Oh Dear…Disease Outbreaks - 30/Nov/2010 10:22 - 4451 days ago
Rather worryingly following on from Cholera and Measles we have two new disease outbreaks in Kunene. Meningitis 3 confirmed case...
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An Expensive Lunch - 30/Nov/2010 10:12 - 4451 days ago
With one of the spare tyres blown after our trip to Epupa and some upcoming road trips I decided it would be best to head to our...
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It’s On - 26/Nov/2010 07:13 - 4455 days ago
Polling has started for the local and regional elections. All’s been quiet since the nastiness last week. Even the Peace C...
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Disjointed Thinking - 26/Nov/2010 07:06 - 4455 days ago
It’s that time again when we have to submit our quarterly reports within the region and then compile an uber-report to go ...
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Oh Dear…Election Violence in Opuwo - 23/Nov/2010 22:03 - 4458 days ago
I was away at the weekend with some friends and the subject of the upcoming regional and local elections came up. Having been in...
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Eight Go Mad in Epupa - 23/Nov/2010 22:02 - 4458 days ago
Some time ago the idea was mooted of a Boy’s Own Adventure in which me, Mike and Matt would head out into the wilds of Kun...
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Malaria Vector Control: Spraying Programme - 23/Nov/2010 20:26 - 4458 days ago
Each year at this time the Ministry of Health and Social Services’ Environmental Health Division run a three-month long Ma...
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Water - 16/Nov/2010 14:38 - 4465 days ago
My Dearest Water, A long time has passed since I wrote to you last. Back then, when I implored you to move in with me permanentl...
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The Mefloquiz - 15/Nov/2010 14:16 - 4466 days ago
Calling all Larium-loving volunteers in malarial areas. Take the highly un-scientific and completely meaningless Mefloquiz to se...
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Rain - 14/Nov/2010 16:45 - 4467 days ago
Rain-related messages keep coming in. Here is a list of places where it is currently raining or has recently rained: Khorixas Ou...
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It’s the Little Things - 12/Nov/2010 12:24 - 4469 days ago
Coming over to live and work in a culture that is alien was always going to be a bizarre and challenging experience. I remember ...
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Opuwo Network Project - 10/Nov/2010 09:27 - 4471 days ago
The one semi-regular reader of my blog may be forgiven for thinking there is a lot of stuff on here about travelling around, par...
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All Change–All The Time - 09/Nov/2010 12:58 - 4472 days ago
Briefly, and mainly just to get a certain someone’s name into a post who asked on Facebook, I want to mention the ever-cha...
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Party in Osh - 08/Nov/2010 07:35 - 4473 days ago
This weekend was Matt’s, erm, 21st (?) birthday in Oshakati and most of the northern VSO volunteers with a fair smattering...
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BBC Radio 4; the world’s best radio - 26/Oct/2010 12:50 - 4486 days ago
I love BBC Radio 4. For a long time it’s been the background noise of my life. Waking up and commuting (when I used to do ...
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Brochens, Tornados and a Rescue Mission - 16/Oct/2010 20:08 - 4496 days ago
Friday was Namibia Handwashing Day 2010 and this year, following on from our Cholera problems, the commemoration event was held ...
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Etosha Weekend - 12/Oct/2010 20:14 - 4500 days ago
Last weekend I set off with a group of Peace Corps friends (John, Emily, Ann and Patty) to the Etosha National Game park for fun...
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Heroes Acre and THE DOOM BUG OF OUTJO - 28/Sep/2010 17:32 - 4514 days ago
Some pictures to fill the void while I scratch my head and try to think of something to blog… Heroes Acre Just outside Win...
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Measles - 24/Sep/2010 10:51 - 4518 days ago
Late last year we had a major outbreak of measles within the Kunene region, the disease having crossed over the border from Ango...
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‘elf and safety gaan mayd - 23/Sep/2010 08:11 - 4519 days ago
Full Disclosure: The author was in previous employ a Health and Safety Champion which meant he ran around in his pants and a cap...
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VSO Namibia Volunteer Conference 2010 - 22/Sep/2010 19:40 - 4520 days ago
Last week nearly all VSO Namibia volunteers and staff descended en-masse to the Greiter’s conference center in the hills n...
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A Conferencing I Will Go - 09/Sep/2010 21:20 - 4533 days ago
Tomorrow I’m off down to Windhoek to the VSO Namibia Volunteer Conference. This will be an opportunity for all us voluntee...
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Maid to Perfection - 08/Sep/2010 20:55 - 4534 days ago
I hate handwashing clothes. Hate it. Despise it. Can’t stand it. Any romantic notions I had about living free of the decad...
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Keep on Blogging… - 06/Sep/2010 15:01 - 4536 days ago
In place of an actual post as I’m just too busy drinking and slacking off working on important stuff here are some random ...
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Serra Cafema: The Long Trek - 03/Sep/2010 09:19 - 4539 days ago
Back in late 2009 we had an serious outbreak of Measles in the Kunene Region, for a while we were even featuring on the WHO webs...
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Blog Neglect - 02/Sep/2010 11:07 - 4540 days ago
As one of my two semi-regular readers might have noticed I have been neglecting my blog of late. I reached the epic 100th post m...
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Communication Problems - 21/Mar/2010 09:45 - 4705 days ago
I’m at Katima Mulilo in the Caprivi Region for the next couple of weeks seconded to the Ministry of Education prodding com...
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Widdling on Ice - 15/Feb/2010 14:18 - 4739 days ago
During the past week I’ve been in Windhoek attending a national management forum with the Ministry of Health in a seriousl...
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Nigeria - 24/Jan/2010 14:14 - 4761 days ago
As you may be aware there has been some significant trouble recently in and around the city of Jos in Nigeria. Although thankful...
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A Week in the Life of an IT Specialist - 22/Jan/2010 18:09 - 4763 days ago
VSO are currently doing a recruitment drive for IT volunteers (full details here). Although my blog is more of a useless collect...
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VSO Journals Growth - 22/Jan/2010 08:48 - 4763 days ago
As you may have noticed a while back I threw together a quick-and-dirty project called VSO Journals as an attempt to have a cent...
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VSO Ireland Teacher Recruitment - 21/Jan/2010 13:18 - 4764 days ago
Funny advertisement video from VSO Ireland looking for teachers to recruit. I saw this a week or so back on some other vol’...
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I Can Explain - 18/Jan/2010 13:09 - 4767 days ago
What’s worse than having someone walk into the office when you’re testing a content filter to see a great big “...
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Cor What a Scorcher - 15/Jan/2010 06:57 - 4770 days ago
This being Africa the winter in the Northern Hemisphere is actually our summer. So while vast swaithes of the US and Europe are ...
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Christmas and New Year in Namibia - 14/Jan/2010 14:54 - 4771 days ago
Firstly a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to both my avid readers. For Christmas this year a multinational group (3 ...
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Travels the Second - 01/Dec/2009 07:58 - 4815 days ago
Ok so this post is (just) a little late. It actually follows on from my first travels with my Dad after I’d spent a week b...
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Election Fever - 30/Nov/2009 19:20 - 4816 days ago
It was Namibia’s fourth post-independence Presidential and National Assembly elections last week with voting taking place ...
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A Quick Update - 23/Nov/2009 13:30 - 4823 days ago
No posts for quite some time so… time for a (very) quick update. Measles We’re in the midst of a Measles outbreak he...
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Curse You Telecom - 18/Oct/2009 15:34 - 4859 days ago
Urp. I’ve just been away for the best part of two weeks, first to Windhoek and then to Swakopmund. On my return from Windh...
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I Give Up - 05/Oct/2009 16:08 - 4872 days ago
This morning I knew I had a professional services meeting at 8:30 but I also knew that meetings here never start on time. Never....
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Water - 01/Oct/2009 08:00 - 4876 days ago
As I might have previously mentioned the water in the hospital is massively unreliable. Most mornings it will be off and in a no...
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Travels in Namibia - 09/Sep/2009 08:16 - 4898 days ago
Over the last couple of weeks (and then again for the next couple of weeks – whoopie) I’ve been travelling around Na...
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CSI Opuwo - 17/Aug/2009 19:57 - 4921 days ago
It’s finally happened – today I was helping police with their enquiries in Opuwo. Previously on CSI Opuwo… A few mo...
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The Big City - 13/Aug/2009 09:53 - 4925 days ago
This week I’ve been in Windhoek the capital of Namibia. My time here has mainly consisted of driving around, screaming in ...
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Some Pictures - 07/Aug/2009 09:12 - 4931 days ago
Some random pictures to keep you occupied while I try to think of something to blog that’s not hugely depressing (HIV/AIDS...
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Survival of the Most Stubborn - 31/Jul/2009 08:36 - 4938 days ago
VSO vols are falling fast in the Great Kunene Region. First M and A are off back to Canada from Khorixas for a variety of reason...
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This lettuce tastes funny - 17/Jul/2009 20:08 - 4952 days ago
When I told people I’d signed up for VSO in addition to the usual what/why/when/how questions I heard, from numerous sourc...
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From Tiny Acorns - 14/Jul/2009 11:11 - 4955 days ago
A couple of weeks have passed since I mentioned two new projects one of which (VSO Journals) was impeccably timed as just the ve...
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Ooops - 13/Jul/2009 10:07 - 4956 days ago
The big danger of having no water for a large portion of the time isn’t that you will smell (that is a given and just an i...
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Network Networked - 13/Jul/2009 08:17 - 4956 days ago
After four months of plonkering, procastinating, ordering of kit, scawling of diagrams and a couple of false starts I finally ma...
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Copy Protection Sucks - 06/Jul/2009 19:09 - 4963 days ago
A good friend of mine (and ecommerce expert) very kindly sent me a nice parcel which NamPost has eventually deined to deliver to...
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Fixing Stuff is Good… Failing to is Bad - 02/Jul/2009 14:59 - 4967 days ago
In the last few days I’ve experienced both sides of technical repairs, the good (fixed) and the bad (still broken). To sta...
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Two New Projects - 30/Jun/2009 18:49 - 4969 days ago
Since I still don’t have internet access properly at home or at work I’m limited to madly creating it’ll never...
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Made it This Far - 28/Jun/2009 10:24 - 4971 days ago
On the 7th of June I marked my three-month (1/8 or 12.5%) point. Wow. Just over nine short months ago I was sitting in front of ...
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Paid in Part - 25/Jun/2009 09:33 - 4974 days ago
It turns out that around the 25th of May I was paid a grand total of N$1820 for March (two or so weeks) of “work”. T...
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MTC Tango Mobile Internet Settings - 24/Jun/2009 13:17 - 4975 days ago
If you should find yourself in Namibia with a mobile phone on MTC Tango (the pre-pay service, I am not sure about any of the oth...
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Kicking Children - 24/Jun/2009 13:17 - 4975 days ago
A few nights ago after a long bad-road 4×4 drive to a clinic to make a delivery and return I got back to Opuwo around 6.30p...
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No Planes, No Trains but Some Automobiles - 22/Jun/2009 11:20 - 4977 days ago
Over the past two months I’ve been trying to get permission to drive government vehicles. I began this arduous process bac...
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National Immunisation Days - 22/Jun/2009 09:39 - 4977 days ago
Last week (16 – 19th of June) was round one of the National Immunisation Days (NID) with a swanky launch event on held on ...
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Namibia Telecom Installation Strategy - 21/Jun/2009 17:51 - 4978 days ago
Having previously mentioned Namibia Telecom’s communication strategy time for a work on their installation strategy. Less ...
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More Compact At Least - 21/Jun/2009 17:42 - 4978 days ago
The image above shows my home entertainment setup, circa June 2008. This consisted of… 32″ Samsung HDTV XBox 360 Do...
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Did You Know - 14/Jun/2009 13:09 - 4985 days ago
Did you know it takes 10 litres of water to flush my toilet? I didn’t, until today, when I had to fill up bottles from the...
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Computer Suppliers in Namibia - 12/Jun/2009 11:08 - 4987 days ago
Over at the school network manager’s blog Terry has been venting about how much cold calls from suppliers annoy him. Yes I...
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GRN and Bear It - 12/Jun/2009 10:51 - 4987 days ago
In late March in a discussion with my supervisor I mentioned it might be a good idea if I could drive GRN (Government of the Rep...
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Meetings - 11/Jun/2009 15:24 - 4988 days ago
You might have thought that during my years as a faithful public servant at a local authority I would have seen the very worst o...
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Low Tech Fault - 11/Jun/2009 15:24 - 4988 days ago
Asked to come and have a look at an internet access problem at an organisation who works with the indigenous tribes (Himba, Thim...
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Rogue CD Drive - 10/Jun/2009 09:03 - 4989 days ago
Called to come and look at the Matron’s computer. Apparently when a CD is put in the computer powers down but is ok again ...
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Eggtastic - 09/Jun/2009 18:48 - 4990 days ago
And to think less than 24 hours after I was sitting, holding my head in my hands, repeatedly sobbing “you’ve elected...
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My Failings as a Teacher #1 - 09/Jun/2009 08:20 - 4990 days ago
My failings as a teacher are numerous. It’s not even like I ask my students to stand on their desks and say “Oh Capt...
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