In an earlier post I wrote about the shame that is the UN and electing Zimbabwe to lead the group on economic reform.
Let’s take a look at how great the country of Zimbabwe has been since Robert Mugabe has been. Mugabe was elected Prime Minister in 1980 and then in 1987 he changed the constitution to make him President. His party has won every election, since 1980 mostly due to fraud, voter intimidation and rigging the election.
The country of Zimbabwe has one of the lowest literacy rates in Africa.
Other great gems taken from the Wikipedia article on Robert Mugabe and also the article on Zimbabwe
The Zimbabwe dollar suffers from the highest Inflation rate of any currency in the world. Zimbabwe official statistics reveal that the annualized inflation rate for September 2006 was 1000%. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), in its World Economic Outlook database, reports that inflation was 1216% for 2006, and forecasts an inflation rate of 4279% for 2007
Inflation rose from an annual rate of 32% in 1998 to a high of 2,200.2%  in March 2007, a state of hyperinflation. The exchange rate fell from 24 Zimbabwean dollars per US dollar to 250(000) Zimbabwean dollars per US dollar (official rate) and 25,000(000) Zimbabwean dollars per US dollar (parallel rate), in the same period.
Is this really the country we want in charge of the UN economical growth group?
More information as I dig more information up.
Ok I’m looking for a documentation/team management system that I can setup and run. I’ve used Sharepoint and obviously this blog is hosted on WordPress. I have even installed a local WordPress server and have successfully enabled a blog.
Let me explain the situation here: At work right now we run dotProject to manage some of the documents the consultants use. But not many people use and it is very hard to search and find files, including the files you have posted yourself. Also since we are not using the project management functions the site is a little more then a file repository that no one uses.
I’ve been tasked to find some form of a solution to this. The first thing I thought had was to use Sharepoint as I have used it for team sites and documentation management. 99% of the engineers here use Microsoft Office, so I thought it would be a great fit. However there are some issues security wise, including the biggest being required VPN access to really get the best out of Sharepoint which at most client sites is blocked.
So I thought what about setting up a WordPress site, but I don’t know enough about WordPress to see if it will work the way I want it to. I would like to be able to create seperate “sites” for different projects or teams and upload documents, have discussion, and great search. Also different levels of access control would be great, so if I didn’t have the correct access, I wouldn’t even see the post.
Am I looking for too much out of wordpress and should be looking for something else, some other form of software???
My wife and I are recently back from our first European vacation. We spent 10- days in Italy, visiting Rome, Perugia and Sienna. We enjoyed Sienna the most. Rome was exactly crazy and hectic and unbelievable.
I’m not a big big city person, but it seems that after walking around Rome with my wife and I, I seem to have more confidence in visiting new places. An example of this…. I’m currently in Chicago and just spent some time walking around the city by myself. I don’t think I would have done this before visiting Rome. I think the time spent dodging trafffic and trying to navigate in a different language has helped a lot. Hopefully I can continue to build this confidence as I travel as a full time consultant.