NYTimes – Aboard a Cargo Colossus

October 3, 2014


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Squarespace – A Web Platform for the Humanitarian Community

March 2, 2013

If you are an aid agency going for a new look, a small non-profit with a limited marketing budget, etc, then you should consider Squarespace. Squarespace is a low-cost web platform that is changing the web design landscape. No longer do agencies need to spend considerable amounts of time and money setting up a website. […]

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BOATLIFT – An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience

September 11, 2012

Humanitarian logistics at it’s finest. Tweet

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LevelUp Launches ‘Causes’ To Help Humanitarian Institutions

September 7, 2012

I am a big fan of backed LevelUp. I use their iOS app several times a week at the eateries near my office here in San Francisco. I was first introduced to their iPhone app during one of their outreach campaigns in my neighborhood and, while I was skeptical at first, I now appreciate the […]

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TOHL – Helicopter-Borne Pipe Laying System Has Humanitarian Applications

August 24, 2012

Check out this inspiring video showing a pipe laying system developed by a group of Georgia Tech grads. TOHL has an interesting concept that could easily be deployed in many of the disaster zones where we work. I have a dozen questions straight out of the gate but I could see this as a simple […]

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Franck AYNES – “Kibati” (feat. Alain TUMAINI – DR Congo – Goma)

April 30, 2012

My friend and former colleague, Franck Aynes, just posted this video on on YouTube. Franck wrote, performed, filmed, and produced this video from his base in Goma, DRC where he works for the World Food Programme. Humanitarian logistics officers are incredibly talented individuals. Enjoy. Be sure to stop by Franck’s Facebook page and say hello. […]

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BBC – Syria crisis: Red Cross trying to negotiate ceasefire

February 20, 2012

From the BBC World News site: The International Committee of the Red Cross says it is in talks with “all those concerned” in Syria’s conflict to negotiate a ceasefire. The group says it wants to negotiate a truce in the most affected areas to allow it to deliver aid packages. Correspondents say the fact that […]

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MSF (Live Online Event) – At Any Price? Negotiating Access to Crisis Zones

January 20, 2012

If you want to know how hard it is to save a life you should definitely tune in for this event on January 31, 2012. From the site: Humanitarian negotiations are life-and-death issues for people in need, but they also raise troubling political and ethical dilemmas for the organizations that are engaged in them. In […]

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Photo Adventure in Vietnam with William Thompson

December 22, 2011

For over 40 years my uncle, William Thompson, has been shooting photos for in some of the world’s most remote locations. He has shot throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, North South and Central America. He is well know for his work with National Geographic, the Marlboro cowboy and Wells Fargo. He even shot Bill Gates in […]

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Slowy App – A Great New App For Testing Your Sites In Low Bandwidth / High Latency Environments

December 2, 2011

I just came across this great little app on Y Combinator’s Hacker News site. Slowy markets itself as a “real-world connection simulator and bandwidth limiter” and it seems to work quite well. I am running it on a Mac and it was easy to install and switch on and off. I can test my sites in […]

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