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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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Friday 5 March 2010

Zimbabwe sanctions

Flag_of_Zimbabwe.jpg I was invited to participate in BBC World Service 'Africa have your say' call-in programme to discuss Zuma's request to Gordon Brown that sanctions be lifted. I was given 30 seconds very near the end of the programme, and I handled it poorly. This post is to make up for it :)

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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

Ukweshwama - Zulu bull-killing ritual

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has a number of ceremonies conducted at his palace in Nongoma, his only traditionally-built palace.

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Sunday 17 February 2008

Ancestry testing through genetics

Mitochondrial DNA TreeI recently had a genetic analysis done to determine my ancestry - courtesy Ancestry24, the Medical Research Council, the National Health Laboratory Services and WITS University. It was a free test, and it came with an informative booklet to explain the results.

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