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[4 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]

Yesterday, I was searching around for a Critique of Neale Donald Walsch after watching the DVD “Conversations with God” – I have already read all three books of his Conversations with God series and whilst it didn’t present to me any new and revealing ideas about life, god and living in general, it did act as a reminder of the ones I already have. I have known about Book 1 for almost as long as it’s been out but never picked it up as I considered it would be too …

Internet Goodness, Philosophy, Rant »

[9 Oct 2007 | 2 Comments | ]

I’m in two minds here about this one. I don’t really want to put down Christianity because I know some wonderful people who are christians and writing on the web now is a little like getting a tattoo – with Google and the way back machine, what you say kind of sticks around with you for.?? At least getting a tattoo, you know it’s going to turn into a big blue blurry blob on your old wrinkled skin when you’re 90.
I spent much of my schoolhood attending a nice, good …

Django, Open Source, Philosophy, Python »

[27 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

Not much time to write but all I can say about Django is:
I came for the models, I stayed for the templates
While it’s not all been smooth sailing for me mostly due to my lack of python experience, the guys on IRC especially “Magus” have been tremendous. Is he paid to help people??? Someone should give him a fulltime position on the IRC channel.
The other part that tripped me up was newforms library as it’s still under development and isn’t fully documented as yet. This article at Big Nerd …

Cross-Platform, Open Source, Philosophy »

[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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Cross-Platform, Open Source, Philosophy »

[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 …

Philosophy »

[23 Aug 2007 | No Comment | ]

I shall replicate these at the serious student when I revive it so as to keep this blog focused on open source. The serious student can deal with more life, living, art & philosophy as per the original intention a number of years ago.
Building Low Cost Disaster Resistant Housing Programs with Women – at changemakers.net and this link at worldchanging.com
Adobe buildings – Auroville Earth Building Insitute
Kiva – Direct p2p microfinancing
Ecolonomics – expressing the understanding that our ecology and economy are two sides of the same coin
For those that do …

Automotive / Transportation, Hardware & Gadgetry, Internet Goodness, Open Source, Philosophy, Python, Transportation, Virtualization (Virtualisation) »

[21 Aug 2007 | One Comment | ]

Is it just me or is this the year of open source? That ever elusive “year of Linux” may not arrive but certainly, it seems the virus of open source is taking hold. It certainly is happening in the kind of Web2.0 projects we are seeing coming up, and many businesses are choosing open business models of traditional models. Green is in, Green is good and open source is along for the ride. Or is it that suddenly because I am kind of focused on Open Source technologies, it starts …

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 …

Hardware & Gadgetry, Internet Goodness, Philosophy, Python, Transportation »

[25 Jul 2007 | One Comment | ]

Update May 2009: If you made it here trying to find how to write Django apps for Facebook, probably the best resource I have seen to get started is

Philosophy »

[12 Jul 2007 | No Comment | ]

Conversation went like this:
Him: Can I speak with “Insert name here”Me: May I ask who’s callingHim: Stuart(?) from SonofonMe: Can I ask what it’s regarding?Him: Some people from our office came out a few months ago and showed him some of our products (complete lie) and I am just calling to let him know we have some great deals on at the moment.(Staring at www.sonofon.com.au by now)Me: Is it regarding phone or pabx products? Because if it is, we are not interested and we only have 4 phones anywayHim: Is …