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.
Thursday 22 December 2011
By Andy on Thursday 22 December 2011, 23:03
Tuesday 28 December 2010
By Andy on Tuesday 28 December 2010, 12:28
Monday 6 September 2010
By Andy on Monday 6 September 2010, 20:18
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.
Thursday 2 September 2010
By Andy on Thursday 2 September 2010, 22:33
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.
Saturday 7 August 2010
By Andy on Saturday 7 August 2010, 17:41
My first tweet
Monday 26 July 2010
By Andy on Monday 26 July 2010, 16:49
Tuesday 27 April 2010
By Andy on Tuesday 27 April 2010, 14:09
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.
Saturday 3 April 2010
By Andy on Saturday 3 April 2010, 07:19
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.
Monday 1 March 2010
By Andy on Monday 1 March 2010, 12:47
Kiwix, an offline wikipedia selection, is installed at Kwena Malapo school.
Wednesday 25 November 2009
By Andy on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 09:23
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.
Tuesday 6 October 2009
By Andy on Tuesday 6 October 2009, 10:41
Associative memory is capable of performing highly parallel arithmetic computation on large datasets in constant time.
Thursday 11 June 2009
By Andy on Thursday 11 June 2009, 13:18
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.