Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Comments, Impersonation, Etc There are a few people who have been impersonated on this site and one asked me to delete their impersonator's comments. Blogger isn't letting me delete individual comments, so I've hidden all of them until I can get that working. [Fixed -- fire away!] posted by z at 1:21 PM 19 comments
Cell Phones in Southern Sudan Reuters reports that Network of the World has invested in cell phone and internet services in southern Sudan.
Fighting had left southern Sudan a black spot for telecommunications until last August when the region's first mobile phone operator -- Network of the World (NOW) -- was set up with a multimillion dollar investment.
Satellite dishes, generators, computers, a telecoms mast and a wooden shed for an Internet cafe were transported piecemeal to the bush, by convoy and chartered plane.
Despite a chronic lack of trained technicians and engineers in southern Sudan, a network was up and running within four months.
The new mast stands at a site dominated by an enormous dilapidated satellite dish, intended for a fixed line phone system. Government troops bombed the dish in the 1980s before it had a chance to get started.
There are now about 1,000 subscribers to NOW in two towns -- Rumbek and Yei, and Richard Herbert, NOW's operations director, is confident that number will increase five-fold by the end of the year.
As far as I can tell, was previously providing an integrated video and internet service to a few hundred thousand people in Hong Kong, after an initial attempt to make itself a pan-asian complete digital media service provider. This new effort sounds very hopeful, but I'd love to learn more.

Monday, January 28, 2008

However, if you're like most people the answers you have come up with are: I want to lose weight. I want more money. I want a better job. I want a partner. I want to be a better friend. I want to be more active. I want to start my own business. I want to be a better parent. Many of you may even be wondering how I read your mind! We ALL want the same things out of life. We all have the same struggles. But what sets the achievers apart from the rest are CLEARLY DEFINED goals, or wants. So, we're going to take your wants and redefine them. We're going to make them more specific and measurable! You can't achieve anything unless you really understand what it is you're trying to do. For example, if Ford wants to build a car that goes fast, they must define what fast is. Is it 60 MPH; is it 80 MPH or is it 120 MPH? I'm no design engineer but I AM sure the engineering specifications are different for each differing rate of speed.

As promised, this month I'm changing the focus of my series slightly from how to get the job you want to how to get anything you want!! Listen I ain't no expert but I do know what I am looking for and I have explored techniques for learning to value yourself and for determining what it is you really want based upon your dreams and your talents. So now that you know how truly incredible you are and now that you know what you want, we're going to redefine it. "Redefine it?'' some of you are asking for big cocks . "Why? This is what I want!" you are saying, or thinking. And it probably is. Wellthen, lets see!!