General

Wikipedia on Malawi

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The Malawi entry in Wikipedia has grown considerably over the past year. For example, there’s an entry on Malawian music: Music of Malawi and Malawian English. If you’re from Malawi or doing research on a topic related to Malawi… check the pages to see if you can contribute any useful facts and references.

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Rhetorical question of the day …

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What would computing be without progress bars? I spent this weekend re-configuring my Ubuntu installation. It’s been about 6 months since I moved from Windows and I’m more than happy with Ubuntu and the Gnome desktop. I may try out Kubuntu sometime. Or try setting up an Ubuntu server. I’m still a newbie user but […]

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Firefox 1.0.7 upgrade in Ubuntu Hoary

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workaround for Firefox 1.0.7 upgrade: execute sudo apt-get remove firefox firefox-gnome-support mozilla-firefox mozilla-firefox-gnome-support. Then, once that’s finished, run sudo apt-get install mozilla-firefox mozilla-firefox-gnome-support. source: The Firefox 1.0.7 upgrade in Ubuntu Hoary

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Toys made from Tin and Wire

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The toy museum in Riehen is showing African toys made from tin and wire: Museen Basel Riehen Info According to a newspaper article, the above show focuses on toys from West Africa. A couple of years ago, a friend and I were discussing an idea to import these very original, handmade toys. I have seen […]

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From Mac to PC and Back

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Some useful tips to keep in mind if you’re moving Powerpoint slides from Mac to PC and back: Quicktime-compressed images won’t work on the PC Quicktime movies seldom work on PCs. Use MPEG or AVI instead. Links to external graphics files will break. Embed all graphics. Links to most media files will break UNLESS you […]

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Skyped

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the numbers say it all: $26 In CASH per download. 43x current year revenues. works out to about $20 million/Skype employee source: Om Malik’s Broadband Blog » SkypeBay done for $4.1 Billion. My comment: i hope Skype won’t change for the worse. Cos I like the tool and use it often.

CMS

evaluating Drupal 4.6.3

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I’ve finally downloaded and installed Drupal to get an idea if this would be a possible CMS for a small web project I’m planning to start. Installing the basic modules and setting up the MySQL database was straightforward. No problems here. What I’m finding more daunting is the CMS interface itself. There are a lot […]

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hard copy version of your Flickr album

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get a printed version of your Flickr photos at: Qoop* This might be useful for friends and relatives that live very *offline*. via kottke.org (* what a company name! I wonder how it is pronounced… I think you should always consider what the name sounds like over the phone, or in an international context, or […]