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Sunday 8 September 2013

Richard Stallman visits Cape Town

Myself with Richard Stallman Richard Stallman visited Cape Town, and gave a talk at the University of Cape Town titled "A Free Digital Society"

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Thursday 22 December 2011

Apple's iPad - a n00b experience

Apple iPad Two friends of mine recently purchased iPads - Vernon asked me, as a computer fundi, to help him out on the installation. I always think it is useful to document first-time experiences - one adapts and forgets so easily.

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Tuesday 28 December 2010

Centre for High Performance Computing national meeting

SANReN Backbone The Centre for High Performance Computing in Cape Town has an annual meeting to showcase flagship projects and listen to other people's experiences at similar centres around the world.

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Monday 6 September 2010

Using the Centre for High Performance Computing, Cape Town

I have recently been contracting at the Centre for High Performance Computing. This is just an update on how to map the particular problem I have onto the computing cluster.

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Thursday 2 September 2010

Eavesdropping today's smartphones

There have been a number of countries, like UAE and India that have demanded access to encrypted communications of Research-In-Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry smartphones. These efforts are misguided, and unfairly target RIM's business.

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Saturday 7 August 2010

My first tweet

My first tweet

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Monday 26 July 2010

Centre for High performance computing in Cape Town

Sea Surface temperature

Last month I started a contracting job with the Marine Remote Sensing Unit - a collaboration between the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) and University of Cape Town.

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Tuesday 27 April 2010

Kiwix - enabling offline copies of wikimedia projects

Wikimedia projects, including the flagship English Wikipedia, have been restricted in access to people with internet access. kiwix is opening that up, via its offline reader.

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Saturday 3 April 2010

Using Freeradius with Mikrotik wireless routers

I inherited a wireless setup of three Mikrotik routers in the roof of a set of office suites in Cape Town, South Africa. They were connected to an ADSL router, but the owners problem was there was no accountability on usage.

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Monday 1 March 2010

Kiwix install at Kwena Malapo school Johannesberg

Kwena Computer lab Kiwix, an offline wikipedia selection, is installed at Kwena Malapo school.

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Wednesday 25 November 2009

Offline copies of wikipedia

489px-Wikipedia-logo-en.png I have been involved for a number of years with Hilton Theunissen and the Shuttleworth Foundation and their efforts to bring computers to township schools. A part of that software suite was an offline copy of wikipedia.

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Tuesday 6 October 2009

Arithmetic Processing using Associative memory

Associative memory is capable of performing highly parallel arithmetic computation on large datasets in constant time.

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Thursday 11 June 2009

Computers in schools in Gabon

Libreville School I visited Gabon for the last two weeks of May 2009 by invitation of Yoan Anguilet, who has a business and NGO there promoting ICT and Science literacy in schools. We had met previously when setting up AUST, a new University on Nigeria. Yoan had invited me to set up a similar system at two schools in Gabon, as a precursor to a larger effort later in the year.

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