Lie's Truths

     From July 2005 until August 2008 I served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa. During my in-country training, my Gambian host family honored me with an nginté -- a Gambian naming ceremony -- where I was given the name of my Toma (namesake), Abdoulie Njie.  Pretty much everyone in The Gambia calls me Lie (as in "I cannot tell a Lie"), except my students,  they all call me Mr. Njie.

    These are my random ramblings and, as I perceive them, the observations and truths about my adventures.

Lie's Work Page:  

    I designed, founded, and for the first two years taught the classes of the Computer Science major at The University of The Gambia (UTG), the first Bachelor's of Science level technology education in The Gambia.  I also taught Digital Electronics at Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI).  All of my course handouts and tests I offer to the public domain under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 License.   You can find those materials here:

Lie's Work Page:  Computer Science @ UTG  && Digital Electronics @ GTTI

Lie's Technology in The Gambia Brain Dump:  

    People keep asking me for information about the state of technology in The Gambia.  Here's a first-pass brain-dump complete with downloads relating to Power/Wiring/Solar, cost estimations, Internet infrastructure, and ramblings on Viruses and USB Keys:

Lie's Technology in The Gambia Brain Dump

Lie's Truth's Mailing List and Archives:  

    I plan to send out a truths update e-mail every month or two (or three, or twelve, or eighteen...) as time and internet availability allows. You can subscribe to the list by sending an e-mail to:

Here are the html-enhanced versions of some of those e-mails -- these have added pictures:

Lie's FAQ:  

Here is a FAQ where I try to answer any questions people e-mail me: Lie's FAQ

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