Wednesday, June 03, 2009

And the world keeps getting smaller

Work on a new blog for the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering is going well. The cache of articles that I said I wanted to build in preparation for the launch of the site are progressing well.

Domain name is registered, template selected, and now we’re doing a bit of customisation and branding of the site.

Launch will be in July, when the students are back from the winter holidays. Of course I'll invite you to view the site and give some input on what you love/hate/despise/like etc about it.

Another social blogging project?

Later this year I’m going to start work on another big blogging for social change project. It will be something similar to the OneLove campaign, but bigger in scope, and will possibly work out as a network blog.

Details are still being ironed out. But the wonderful thing is that the issue is not whether the project will get done, or if I will be involved, but when it would be best to get started on it for a February launch.

I’m sooo excited! It’s the kind of work I enjoy – where I get to use tech to make a difference.

Teenage friend back in the picture

Meanwhile, another old friend contacted me through Facebook to say “howzit” and “will you friend me on Facebook?”

We were really close when I was in my late teens/early twenties, but life was not kind to her during that time and she moved away for a new beginning. I guess I became a part of her life that she needed to forget, so we didn’t keep in touch.

Now she’s back, and I guess, we’ll have to see if we can be more than Facebook friends or not. I'm looking forward to it.


BeckyJoie at Leaders in Learning said...

Nice post. Great plans and ideas.

Yes, Facebook is an excellent way to reconnect with our roots. I've been enjoying the same experience over the last few months.

Speaking of connections, I also received your comment about "Rose of Love" and if you would like to contact me via email, I would love to engage in dialogue with you about it. My email is

I was unable to find your email address connected with your comment. I look forward to talking with you.

Ordinarylife said...

Facebook seems to be a good way to connect with people we have lost touch with. I generally find though that there is a mad flurry of messages when you first "find" each other again but it dies down. And unless they update their status or put up pictures it is down to the occasional comment.

I hope that you are able to keep better contact that I am (if you want to).

Damaria Senne said...

@Ordinarylife- We've been going thru the mad flurry of messages you talk about. I'm hoping that something will come off it. But I'm not great at keeping in touch either, so we'll see how things evolve.

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