For local WordPress fun, I might install this package: MAMP Although Apache is already available. The pre-installed Apache can be accessed like this: Go to System Preferences > Internet and Network > Sharing Select Personal Web Sharing or click Start. Copy & paste the URL listed in the lower part of the dialog box into […]
Today I installed Tomcat on my MacBook. In order to run a website with Java servlets locally. Here are my non-developer notes, for my own future reference. To check if Java is installed, open Terminal and type: javac -version In a previous session, I had already installed the Apple developer tools, which includes JDK 1.5. […]
Interesting read: Cy on his Malawi experiences The contrast between rural and urban areas in Malawi is huge. I remember an article I read (probably The Nation or The Daily Times) during my last stay, on how people in a remote village in the northern region near Rumphi can get reception for their mobile phones […]
At Lift 07 there was a panel on technological overload. The video of the panel is available here. Update: Since Google Video is no more, the video can be viewed on Vimeo Panel Discussion:Dealing with technological overload (Lift07 EN) from Lift Conference on Vimeo. Fellow blogger Mlle. A. pointed out that this kind of discussion […]
Running didn’t go well today. I was totally demotivated. Although I’ve been training regularly all summer, I was slow and running behind the group. After about 45 or 50 minutes I slumped in a deep dark “not motivated” hole. And knowing the route didn’t help much either, ‘cos it demotivated me even further.
The newness of my MacBook is decreasing rapidly. I’ve installed GIMP (works nice and zippy), GraphicConverter (useful for quick resizing of images), TextWrangler (an editor), MS Office 2004 (although I’m considering to install NeoOffice and use MS Office via Parallels only). I had a look at the websites of Scribus and Inkscape, but I think […]
Here are some quick notes on installing a CVS client on my MacBook (for my own future reference): Install CVS, if you haven’t done so already. It’s part of the Apple developer tools on Mac OS X Install Disc 1 called XcodeTools. To test if it’s installed, open Terminal and type cvs to get a […]
Here’s my comment I submitted a couple of minutes ago at Climb to the Stars on Most People Are Multilingual (cos I’m not sure if my comment wasn’t gobbled): In southern Africa (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, SA) most people are multi-lingual with varying levels of language competency in at least 3 languages. For example in Malawi, […]
My new MacBook arrived last Monday. And I’ve started installing software and exploring. Slowly. A new laptop is like getting a new exercise book at school. An empty book equals an empty hard disk. And a new operating system is a new learning experience. Software installed so far: Firefox and Thunderbird The latest version of […]
Capital FM is uploading its daily morning show to the web: The only early morning radio show in Malawi with a complete range of the latest news, views and interviews from across the country. You can now listen to daily recordings of Daybreak Malawi Online and keep abreast with what is going on in Malawi.
I started reading “The new rules of Marketing and PR” yesterday, and I like it. I’m at Chapter 3, and so far it’s a good summary of things I’ve discovered. Reinforcing experiences which I’ve been calling Low Budget Internet Marketing. A couple of notes: Today’s search engine setup means you can reach buyers directly. One-way […]
Drinking coffee and listening to Scoble’s video on Twitter. For future reference ( or never 😉 cos I don’t feel like installing any of these now): There’s a desktop client for Twitter called Spaz. Downside: you need to download 9 megs of Adobe AIR beforehand. Twitter.pbwiki.com lists a long list of Twitter apps. Here’s a […]
Just a note to say that we need to find a better solution for this login and password nightmare called Web 2.0. I can’t say how many times I’ve left a website without leaving a comment ‘cos I had to login to leave a comment… And another Web 2.0 feature request: please offer some kind […]
Via Flickr mail I asked somebody who seems to be on the Ipernity payroll: Thanks for leaving a comment in my photostream. I was wondering if you could answer my question regarding Ipernity’s funding. Who are the investors? Is it independent? Is it funded by venture capital? Or does it belong to another company? See […]