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[2 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

I wrote an earlier post about Mifos – an open source microfinance project implemented by the Grameen Foundation. I just saw this interesting video on youtube that I thought worth sharing.

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[30 Aug 2007 | No Comment | ]

I had seen, used and explored Freemind before but never REALLY put it to use. Recently, I began brainstorming for a project that I have had in my head for the last 12 months and I have found Freemind to be brilliant.
As is the case with most software I seek out, it is cross-platform and it’s written in Java. It has excellent shortcut capabilities that allow you to link, navigate, add, move, raise, lower, highlight etc all without touching the keyboard.. it really stands back, gets out of your way …

Cross-Platform, Linux Administration, Open Source »

[20 Aug 2007 | 2 Comments | ]

# Update – I discovered a better PDF Editor than flpsed and have written about it here
I spend so much time typing and so little time writing these days, that when I have to use a pen, any length of writing ends up becoming a bit painful, especially so because I am left-handed and we are reknown for holding our pens incorrectly (among other things)
So, I haven’t used Adobe Acrobat for viewing PDF’s for a long time.. since Version 6.0 when it took forever to load and asked you to …

Cross-Platform, Linux Administration, Open Source, Philosophy, Virtualization (Virtualisation), Windows Administration »

[13 Aug 2007 | No Comment | ]

I recently stumbled upon this very interesting interview with (ex) Linux kernel developer Con Kolivas. The article is definitely worth a read as Con expresses much of his frustrations with the performance of the Linux kernel for desktop users (much of it relating to scheduling) as well as some of his frustrations with the kernel development process.
I know myself that FROM A USER’S PERSPECTIVE, very high disk i/o can kill a HP DL-585 with 5 x 15K SAS drives, meanwhile the same task running on a lower end HP9000 …

Cross-Platform, Internet Goodness, Open Source, Python »

[3 Aug 2007 | One Comment | ]

Whether you are trying to study for your RHCE, MCSE, Solaris, Linux+  or some University exams or maybe even trying to learn a new language, having some flashcards can be extremely helpful – for both short-term and long-term learning.
I have a pretty good system setup: cross-platform, remote learning.
I have played with both Jmemorize and now Granule – Granule is written in C++ & GTK and Jmemorize is Java both run on different platforms and are based on the ‘famous’ Leitner system. Jmemorize has some fancy graphs and Granule doesn’t. Both …