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30th Birthday

It was my 30th Birthday on Friday, my fourth birthday in Liberia. It was also the day the Congress for Democratic Change(CDC) had their march on Monrovia. I wish they had called me first, it made it hard for people … Continue reading

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Liberian Election Stuff

So it’s late, and thus, this will be short, but I want to share some scans and pictures I have of Liberian election stuff I have. First a couple list of contact info. This is a list of the political … Continue reading

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Liberia day 2 – Passes

Second day in Liberia, today we received our official election observer passes. Check’em out. Pretty cool. They came with that nifty binder, a hat (pictured), a t-shirt (not pictured) and a copy of the constitution. I bet American election observers don’t get … Continue reading

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Liberian Campaign Signs

Here’s a sampling of Liberian campaign signs that I saw on my drive home today. I’m back in Liberia for two weeks to help out the Ushahidi Liberia team as they help other monitor and track the electoral process here. Some of … Continue reading

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Blog Post at Ushahidi.com on SMS in Liberia

I had the opportunity to guest write a blog post on the Ushahidi blog were I talked about the issues and solutions we encountered while using SMS in Liberia. Liberia’s infrastructure was greatly weakened by the civil war there, and … Continue reading

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Meet iLab Liberia

Hey, this is a re-posting of a blog entry by Kate Cummings about the iLab Liberia. iLab is a computer lab that Kate and I founded in Liberia with the aim of providing a user experience similar to what we … Continue reading

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Marshall Mesa – Mountain Biking

My first visit to Marshall Mesa was tragic. My beloved 2005 Specialized Enduro had her rear derailleur screw holes ripped out by a fault link in the chain. Sadly, this little injury meant that a derailleur could no longer fit … Continue reading

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Mountain Biking Green Mountain

Today I went mountain biking at Green Mountain with some people from the Lakewood Mountain Biking Meet Up group. It’s a short 26 minute, or so, drive from my place. Things like that always bias me towards liking a place. … Continue reading

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Golden Bike Park

I check out the Golden Bike Park a week ago. It’s pretty cool. I was definitely a little in over my head. The jumps and such were pretty big. After riding around for 20 minutes trying to find the bike … Continue reading

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Boulder Lake Camping

In this installment of the adventures of Carrie and John we head to Boulder Lake. We were joined by another adventurous couple, Rachel and Zach, and then the non-couple of Rachel and Katie. As you can see from the picture on the … Continue reading

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