Go Pinis

Go Pinis

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Going offline


So I'm off on holiday next week which couldn't come sooner. Very relieved and looking forward to having a bit of an adventure. The plan is to head to Goroka then swing through to Madang afterwards, basically my attempt to see PNG while I am here.

Work wise things have been very busy. Recently got involved in a small side project with Marilyn Havini, a human rights advocate living in Buka. She and her husband Moses put in a heroic effort documenting the human rights abuses taking place in Bougainville during the Crisis, which are summarised in two reports and a database.

Unfortunately Marilyn does not have any of these backed up in digital format so I spent a bit of time last week scanning and touching up the reports so that we had a digital copy that closely resembled the original. The database work has hit a snag though; it is saved on floppy disks with a format that conforms to a now out of date operating system. Hopefully we will be able to recruit some help from an Australian university to recover the data. Will let you know how it goes.


Kim said...

Have a great holiday Wolfy! Looking forward to seeing some photos....

Wolfy said...