Archive for September, 2006

Zimbabwe: throttled Internet

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

Tonight I found an interesting article at Boingboing about “TelOne”, the biggest Internetprovider in Zimbabwe, that is thotteling the countries bandwith because of unpaid bills.
There is also an article about it on Telepolis (in German Language).

Who or what is Malawi?

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

A question, that I’m often asked in Switzerland, when I talk about my project is: “What is Malawi? Where’s that?”.
Compared to the hudge continent of Africa, Malawi indeed is a small country. In short: Malawi is an african republic, that is about triple as big as Switzerland. Furthermore the country is next to one of the biggest softwater lakes that is called “lake Malawi”. to find out more about the country of Malawi, please visit the Wikiwebsite about Malawi.

Thin Clients for Polytechnic Library

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Today Ramon and myself have taken some pictures of the Thin Clients, that will be brought to Malawi soon.

Thin clients

These S300 & B220 FUTRO Fujitsu-Siemens Thin Clients will be used for a LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project) configuration together with 2 Intel Core 2 Duo Servers, that will be set up in the Library of the Polytechnic in Blantyre. Depending on the intentions of Mr. Thawani, the Librarian of the Polytechnic, they will be used for surfing the internet and browsing the database of the Library.

Linux chix open day at Polytechnic

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Maganizo Monawe, a GNU/Linux System Administrator of The Polytechnic writes: “Linux Chix will be having an open day on 16th september at the malawi college for health sciences, blantyre campus. they requested if MOSS could help in patronizing the function. they have done the organisation. activities will start at 8.30 in the morning. I think it is an activity worth supporting.”

Moss seems to be still active and organizing activities. 🙂

Upcoming project

Monday, September 4th, 2006

This Weblog has been set up for the upcoming Malawi project during 1st of October until 15th of December 2006. More detailed Informations by E-Mail: