BarCamp Mauritius Session

Logo BarCamp MauritiusThis Saturday i attended the first BarCamp in Mauritius, which was a great initiative from the organizers(Pierre Bernard). Even though some of the persons that should be attending did not come, it was really great and everyone that attended the session was really satisfied by the level of discussion and presentations that took place.

Ubuntu Logo The first presentation was on Ubuntu Linux release performed by Malcolm(hobbyist bater bis). He detailed several aspect of the OS as it is becoming more and more popular for it’s ease of use and growing community support. And the possibilities for anyone to have access to a free operating system that enables any user to perform basic PC operating. With slides showing Firefox 3.0 installed by default on the latest version and Open Office with is a pretty good free alternative to Microsoft Office.

Wordpress LogoThen came the intervention of Vincent(bloggeur solidaire humorist), on how to install, manage and optimize a new WordPress installation. His presentation started with the installation of the WordPress zip file in a virtual directory that is used by his Apache server on a local machine. He created a new database using phpMyAdmin and then finalized the installation explaining the purpose of a good prefix for your WP Tables, which is by default “WP_”. After the installing we shown how to use plugins and widgets to enhance your WP Experience and you pages presentation. There was also a small debate on SEO Optimization on WP and how to enable permalinks or clean links to be better reference by search engine. It was a good introduction to WP and how i can be use to perform day to day blogging on the web.

Open ID MauritiusOpenID Mauritius, this conference was performed by our Organizer Pierre Bernard, who will be the representative of OpenID in Mauritius.

Water skiing lesson 2

Today i went to do some water skiing again. The weather was a bit rainy in the morning and i was making up my mind on whether do go or not… finally after half an hour i saw that the sun was coming out again so i decided to go. πŸ™‚

First on the list the mentoring lesson before going in water, making sure everything is fixed up properly πŸ˜€

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Then get in the water waiting for the boat to come.

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Then the fun begins, starting with the stick first and then going to the rope… πŸ™‚

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Finally… back onshore to get some rest πŸ˜‰

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I am planning to go tommorow if there is not much wind, i’ll be able to do some windsurfing or hobbie cat. Till then hold I’ll try to hold on to my ski πŸ˜€

Nautical Sport today

So today, i planned to go windsurfing, but unfortunately… there was no one doing windsurf and i couldn’t go all alone since it was really windy πŸ™

Fortunately for me i met one of my cousin that works at the boat house and he told me if i wanted to do some water skiing and i jumped in πŸ˜‰ here is the only picture that i could get… pfff my friend did know how to use the camera and only took this picture that’s pretty sad… πŸ™ but i am going again next week… so i’ll try go get some better picture.

Me Water Skiing

It’s really hard… i had hard time on this one and fell so many times…. πŸ˜€

After having falling for about 4 times and unable/too exhausted to hold the rope again… i went back on the beach and wanted to do some other stuff… then my eye when on the hobbie cat laying on the beach, so i went on my first lesson and it went well really well, i mean i did not fall in the water and the boat did not sink πŸ˜‰

More updates coming next weekend… πŸ˜‰ since i’ll be going both on Saturday and on Sunday…