Been a while !!!

It’s been a while since the last post on my blog. Since then there have been quiet some changes in my life and work, in mostly good ways. I’ve been working a lot on various aspect or our web platform at work, in terms of optimization, design and scalability. And i think this has help me progress and learn a lot from the Web. I’ll try to post my learning as much as I can and contribute the maximum to help the web community.

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.

BarCamp Mauritus

BarCamp Mauritius

This is the first barcamp in Mauritius. It has been organized by Mauritius Network, and will take place from the 20th to the 21st of June 2008.

For information on what is a barcamp ๐Ÿ™‚

BarCamp is an international network of user generated conferences โ€” open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants โ€” often focusing on early-stage web applications, and related open source technologies, social protocols, and open data formats.

Read more here.

On the menu of this rendez-vous:

  • Blog Creation
  • Web 2.0 Application Demos
  • Multimedia Workshops
  • Historicals of information technology
  • and much more…

You can register for this event here.

Lenovo 3000 N100

I just bought a Lenovo 3000 N100 6 month ago. Now it’s time for some review on this piece of hardware.

The hardware specification is as follows:

Model: N100 0768-FFG
CPU: Core 2 Duo T5600 1.83 Ghz
Memory: 1Gb DDR2 PC5300
Hard Drive: 120 GB HDD (Fujitsu) SATA
Screen: 15.4″ WSXGA+ 1680×1050 Glossy
Optical Drive: DVD-RW Matshima
GPU: NVIDIA 7300 Go 128 MB (dedicated)
Network/Wireless: Intel Wireless 3945A/B/G, Realtek 10/100 Ethernet Card, Modem and Bluetooth
Inputs: 84 Key Keyboard with Two Button Touchpad with Scroll Bar
Buttons: Power, Lenovo Care, Power Up and Down, Mute, and WiFi/Bluetooth On/Off Switch.
Ports:

  • Four USB 2.0
  • Four-Pin Firewire
  • 4-in-1 Card Reader
  • Ethernet
  • Modem
  • VGA Out
  • S-Video Out
  • Microphone
  • Headphone
  • Security Lock
  • Power Connector

Integrated Camera (1.3 MegaPixel)
Fingerprint reader
6c Li-Ion

It was delivered with Windows Vista Business Edition. And some other software that makes it run slower than it should. Thus after the 1st month having Vista on it, i decided to downgrade back to Windows XP SP2 Pro. And this is just so fine. Beware before doing this operation make sure that you download any Driver that are needed. Since the set is not delivered with a driver CD. I found all the drivers on the Lenovo website.

Here are some stats and test that i did.

Using CPUz(http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php)

CPU

Cache

SPD

Mainboard

Super Pi Calculation (http://www.overclock.net/downloads/28044-definitive-super-pi-thread.html)

Will be coming soon… let me get some time.

Time for change !!! new wordpress theme

It’s been while since i last wrote something on my blog, and also make some changes, these last month have been quiet busy. I first step to get back to the blogging community is to get a lighter look for my blog, and start writing some more post. ๐Ÿ™‚ since i have been doing many interesting things lately.

So how does my new theme look like ? ( I still have to make some changes thought to accept some ads and so on )