Country Safety Report

Abstract: Abstract Confidential safety report based upon a trip to visit a conflict zone in October, 2012.  This report is not public.  It reports background information, documents the security of a variety of specific locations of interest within the country, and makes concrete suggestions for improvements.  Media reports had described extremist destruction of communications infrastructure. … Continue reading Country Safety Report

Information Security Protocols v2.2

Abstract: Information security protocols often are too long to be usable.  This protocol is a single page with only five key guidelines.  It has proven easy to remember and use in real life. Abstract [REDACTED] recognizes that criminals, terrorists, and TLIs 1 may all on occasion threaten the safety, activities, or finances of [REDACTED], its… Continue reading Information Security Protocols v2.2

Viability of Mobile Phones for Language Development: a Grassroots View from Four African Countries, The

Abstract: By Stephen Fierbaugh <stephen@fierbaugh.org> Research by Stephen Fierbaugh, Andrew Eells, Chris Vickio, Emily Vickio, Octavian Msongamwanja, and Cate Burnett Between July and September, 2011, an International Literacy and Development (ILAD) team traveled 4000km each by bus across Africa to determine if mobile phones and other Internet devices are a viable tool for minority language… Continue reading Viability of Mobile Phones for Language Development: a Grassroots View from Four African Countries, The

How Mobile Phones Work in the Developing World

Abstract: A thorough understanding of mobile phone technology is vital to functioning in the developing world today, and skills and expectations from just a few years ago are rapidly being outdated. Villages which had no coverage just a few years ago now have majorities of their adult populations sporting mobile phones. Marketplaces which offered only… Continue reading How Mobile Phones Work in the Developing World

15 Tips to a Dynamite Presentation

Abstract: Speakers’ Guide for 2011 Dallas Drupal DaysPractical advice for geeks on how to deliver a good presentation while avoiding some common mistakes. These tips are divided into three sections: • Respect Your Audience • Presentation Creation • Avoiding Mr. Murphy APA Citation: Fierbaugh (2011) 15 Tips to a Dynamite Presentation. Dallas: Dallas Drupal Users… Continue reading 15 Tips to a Dynamite Presentation