sanaa, again…

Fellow blogger Ed Cross dropped me an e-mail, informing me about his page on contemporary African art “African Works“.

Well… came in between, but otherwise: I’d love to open an open, multi-authored blog dedicated to art works from East Africa. What I’ve seen online so far are just single artists being promoted by someone or themselves, and often it’s just limited to one specific artist and his/her well-selling works. With a blog as the contemporary publishing platform / tool, up-coming artists and those who are already well established could at least present their work in a much better way. All you’d have to do then is to register as an author and upload some of your works.

Currently, at my site, it just lacks another empty mySQL database, a lonely weekend aka 2-3h of creativity and a suitable domain name which could suit everyone involved. are already taken by someone, but I think a Kiswahili domain name would still be very attractive. Any ideas?

(I really really have to change my webhoster one day soon…have been with 1&1 since 1998 and all they given me are high montly costs but also good 99,99% reliability. The package is limited to 3 mySQL dbs only though, and even their domain costs for the .net/.org range are wayyyy above the competition. Yani – moving sites = time & pain = costs).

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2 thoughts on “sanaa, again…”

  1. why move? just host new stuff with a different provider.
    names: I always wanted to do maybe that would work for you? There u go. gimme 10% of proceeds ; -)

  2. I have been with 1&1 since 2002 as well and I love them. I was also on the developer package paying ~$30 per month until i realized that only my ego was in the way of me spending less. I switched to the Home Package and changed all my other domains to one time annual renewal at $7 a year and I am now saving a fortune.

    Best part is you can painlessly migrate all your stuff from your old contract to the new one – web space, databases, email etc etc.

    – Steve

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