This is a satellite image of the fabulous Namib Desert as seen through Google Maps. You have seen my ground level shots as I climbed dune 7 but this really shows how much sand has pooled here. Google Maps has recently expanded its online offering to include all views once available only via the download’able […]
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Month: January 2006
It rained yesterday while we were out so when we turned to head home there was a river crossing the road that we had come in by. Basicallywe were trapped on the wrong side of town. We kindly asked a passingcar to ferry us across the one foot deep passage. They ended up being very […]
Our neighbor had some family visiting the house. These two became quite comfortable with us during their stay. So much so that they were soon in our house playing games with my roomates. They taught me quite a bit of Afrikaans.
We had the official academic welcome for the University today. This is a ceremony to welcome new and returning academics and support staff and set forth a vision for the coming year. I would guess there was about 200 people there to receive the ceremony which included a panel discussion titled “Innovation for a Knowledge […]