Category Archives: ICT

New Computer

Ever since working at the now defunct ECI Telecom right after high school in 2000, where I saw my first double monitor configuration, I’ve longed for my own set of dual screen awesomeness. After my stint at ECI I was … Continue reading

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Using Ushahidi and FrontlineSMS With Bad Internet

…or, using Ushahidi and FrontlineSMS in Liberia. I’ve been working for Ushahidi as their technical consultant in Liberia. It’s been fun and I enjoy the work. One of the many features of Ushahidi is that it’s made to work with … Continue reading

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Liberia ISP Comparison (Part 1)

I decided the other day that it’d be nice to evaluate, in a sort of scientific manner, the different ISPs that operate in Liberia. People always seem to be asking for internet recommendations, and so far all I know is … Continue reading

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Libtelco, Hosting, and Such

Here’s another update on ICT in Liberia, the progress and the challenges. First of all I had the chance to tour the downtown offices of Libtelco. Libtelco, formerly known as the Liberian Telecommunications Company (LTC), is a state owned telecom … Continue reading

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Updates on the Liberian Telecom Scene

Just wanted to update a few things and make some corrections. I’ve discovered that Libercell has towers in Grand Kru county, and Libercell offers GPRS data service. Not sure if this means that Libercell offers GPRS in Grand Kru, but … Continue reading

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V-day, Beaches, Boxes, and Tickets

For valentines Leah Kaplan and I planned a fundraiser 80’s slow dance party. The funds were to go to a orphanage in Kakata, about an hour or so north of Monrovia. Anyway, it was obviously a lot of fun. We … Continue reading

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GPRS In Liberia – Feb 2009 Update

It has been a while since I wrote a technical post, and I’ve had a few people ask me about GPRS service in Liberia lately, so I thought it was time to take another look at the Liberian wireless data … Continue reading

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Parker and John on UNMIL Radio

This is a little out of date, but I finally acquired the mp3 of my appearance with Parker on UNMIL radio talking about the TRC. This was originally broadcast on June 6th, 2008. The mp3 can be downloaded here. I … Continue reading

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Making Research

That’s what our Liberian research assistants / interpreters told people we were doing when they explained the purpose of our visit. This past week Tom Smyth, a computer science PhD student from Georgia Tech, came over to help start up … Continue reading

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Local Entrepreneur Seeks Micro-Loan

I’d like to introduce my dear friend Mr. Jonathan Saah. Jonathan is a local Liberian entrepreneur. After the war he saved up enough money to buy a car for use as a taxi. As Jonathan operated the taxi he earned … Continue reading

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