MAMP or pre-installed Apache
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 […]
Installing Tomcat on a MacBook
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. […]
White Space
(half-geek plans) Maybe I’ll try out this WordPress theme over the weekend: Whitespace WordPress Theme And I’ve still got to figure out how to install and configure a Tomcat on a Mac. And I still want to install MacFuse and MacFusion
Bush League
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 […]
Embedding Google Video and Autoplay
quick note: If you’re embedding a Google Video and you don’t want the video to start automatically, check the embed code for flashvars="autoPlay=true" and delete it… on MacBook
when it was still new and pristine…
Not new
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 blues
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.
Blogging fatigue
In case you haven’t heard: There seems to be an outbreak of blogging fatigue Is it similar to battle fatigue?
GIMP and GraphicConverter and more
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 […]
Monday fun
smiling at this comic: What the Duck
Chinese Business in Africa
Howard French, senior writer at the New York Times on: New Power in Africa: Entrepreneurs From China Flourish in Africa
Business operating costs in Malawi
The Malawi Investment Private Agency (MIPA) lists various costs associated with setting up a business. Unfortunately I don’t see a date so it’s hard to say if these figures are up-to-date or not.
CVS and CVL and others
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 […]
Most People Are Multilingual
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, […]
Mon Mac à  moi
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 […]
Radio show on the web: Daybreak Malawi
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.
Content drives action
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 […]
Twitter Clients
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. lists a long list of Twitter apps. Here’s a […]
Login and password nightmare
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 […]
Ipernity Q and A
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 […]