Yep, my review of the HTC S710 is on IOL Technology. Here's the blurb: Sliding out the QWERTY keyboard keeps our reviewer amused as he takes a look inside the S710 smartphone from HTC.
We all know about the appalling state of broadband Internet access in South Africa, and Telkom's stranglehold on growth in the Internet market. However, sometimes I don't think we realise how BACKWARD Telkom really is.
Take this for example...
I read a nice article today on News24.com about blogging by Benedict Kelly, since it's been a hot topic in the South African cyberspace after David Bullard wrote his little tirade on blogging and Patricia De Lille has been outspoken about censorship of blogs. And it's nice to see someone actually doing some thinking and investigation before spewing out some garbage about a subject they know very little about.
Read on Tectonic today:
Following up on their support for open source software and technological independence, the Venezuelan government launched the "Bolivarian Computer" earlier this month. Built locally, the computers come in four different models all of which run on Linux.
Update: I lost the image in migration over to Drupal.
Those of us in the open source world have long known that open source software is often better software. Today I opened up the Sunday Times site, and found this (screenshot taken on 18 June 2007 at about 11:45am):
Now, at 12:18, they're back to normal, but I presume there was some chaos at their development center...
Well, I've just released openlp.org 1.0 beta 6. This is the last beta release, the next release will be RC1. However, last night when I tried to install beta 6, I found one show stopper bug, so it looks like I'll be releasing RC1 sooner than expected.
There are a few other bugs as well, that I found, and so I'm going to see how many I can find and "exterminate" this week, and hopefully release RC1 at the end of this week with the major bugs fixed, and look to RC2 for any additional minor bugs.
Well, since Wednesday (not that I can talk about yesterday, since I was off sick), my PC here at work has been acting up. Every hour or so, I would lose all network connectivity. I'm still not sure why. I can't think of anything I have done to the machine on Tuesday. I haven't installed some weird software. But, talking of weird software, there is some software that is only making things worse, some process that seems to create an "alternate private address" like Windows does.