Privacy breach on Emirates leaks passenger flight details

Last Sunday, I received a picture that showed personal information about an individual named Bhanumatee Soornack. I initially thought it referred to Ms Nandanee Soornack who currently faces money laundering charges in Mauritius while an extradition request is under review in Italy.…

Windows 10 launch party in Mauritius

On Wednesday 29 July 2015 the Microsoft Indian Ocean Islands organized a Windows 10 launch party. I received an invitation and since it was scheduled at 19h00, it was easy to attend after work hours. I have lots of friends who are Microsoft Student Partners and Microsoft Interns.…

Emtel Airbox, waiting since over a month

I applied for Emtel Airbox on 19 June 2015. I was initially told that the test for the line of sight and the installation will be done within 5 days. I argued with the sales guy in the Emtel showroom whether he was sure that it’s done within 5 days.…

A chat about the keyboard controls

Earlier during the week while we were having lunch, Abdallah, a fellow developer shot:

“You know what guys? The first things you need to grasp when working with a new app are the keyboard shortcuts.”

That one line lead us to a whole debate about the keyboard, the function, what happens when you press a button and we talked about keyboard controls.…

Youth Leadership Residential Conference

I was invited to talk about Civic Engagement through Technology at the Youth Leadership Residential Conference which was organized by the US Embassy and the Ministry of Youth & Sports. The conference took place at Pointe Jérome Youth Centre, Mahebourg for three days.…

Airbox vs Canalbox! Story of a Rs 34 discount.

Emtel made a buzz recently with its Airbox launch. Airbox is a fiber connection based on Slovenian technology Fiber-Through-The-Air (FTTA). I applied for Emtel Airbox on 19 June 2015 and was told a test for line-of-sight + installation will happen on my premises within 5 days.…

The saga of Mauritian ‘hacked’ websites continues…

I have several posts on my blog that cite Mauritian ‘hacked’ websites. Usually, I would refrain from using the word ‘hacked’ when reporting such incidents. A more proper term would be to say ‘compromised’. However, it appears when saying ‘compromised’ people do not take things seriously.…

What does your blood group say about you?

A first attempt at finding what is blood, on the internet, gave me the following,

the red liquid that circulates in the arteries and veins of humans and other vertebrate animals, carrying oxygen to and carbon dioxide from the tissues of the body.

How to avoid distraction at work?

One of the main sources of distraction at work is noise. I should rather say background noise. That could be phone ringing, people talking & laughing (in the Mauritian context some swearing too) and noise from moving objects. We do not realise but many times such noises drain our energy & make us less productive.…

openSUSE Leap

Earlier I wrote about about openSUSE:42 and explained the particular branch will include core SUSE Linux Enterprise code. There was a long debate on the openSUSE mailing list to find a suitable name. On 25 June 2015, Rainer Fiebig sent the following to the list:

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But excitement and attention is what you need to get to have an impact in the
crowded markets of today.

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