Tim Berners-Lee (the REAL inventor of the Web) recently posted on his blog about the idea of a "Giant Global Graph" – a name intentionally chosen to suggest parallels with the "World Wide Web." People have recently begun using the term "social graph" in reference to one’s network of family, friends, and acquaintances along with [...]
This year Terrell Sanders of MinistryCOM fame is starting a new conference for ministry A/V and IT called MinistryTECH. The inaugural event will be in Oklahoma City, April 3-4. The next day, April 5, we will have the Spring Church IT RoundTable (CITRT) at Crossings Community Church, also in Oklahoma City. See details on [...]
Tony posted a comment, asking how far south I was at Cape Point. He question was prompted by my wise crack that there was “nothing to spoil the view but Antarctica.” My head getting sunburned at Cape Point The southernmost tip of the Cape of Good Hope is called Cape Point, which is the southwestern [...]
Belatedly, but as promised, here are some pictures showing the beauty of the Cape Town landscape. Above the University of Cape Town, looking NE Cape Town waterfront High School in District 6 with cloud-covered Table Mountain in background Hout Bay, looking W – the most beautiful ocean drive I’ve ever seen Cape Point, looking N [...]
What lingers the most with me is the contrasts, perhaps even contradictions of Cape Town. The city is beautiful with mountains and ocean views in every direction. The weather was perfect (except for the wind). The people were hopeful about their young democracy (less than 14 years old). The economy seems dynamic and entrepreneurial. Yet, [...]
This is my first chance to report on our last day in Cape Town, having been in transit for the last 33 hours. Day 6 for us was Sunday, now a continent away. We went to worship at JL Zwane church in Guguletu township. Guguletu is also in Cape Flats, right next to Philippi where [...]
I’m writing from the floor of Dulles airport at 8:23 am Eastern, having left Cape Town at 7:00 am Eastern yesterday. Let me say, for the record, that 19 hours on a single aircraft (Johannesburg to DC) is inhumane. They just now called our flight. I’m KC-bound. Will post more later.
The is a dual South African outlet. (Each outlet has a switch above it, which seems to be common here.) Before leaving, I went online and bought a cable with a "universal" 2-pin connector on one end and a South African plug on the other. The South African plug looks like something you’d use to [...]