Fellow Mauritians, It looks like several groups campaigning against the biometric identity card have gained momentum recently. This is a positive thing. In-line with the protest, this Wednesday 23rd July 2014, folks from Lalit are going to the ID Conversion Centre at Registrar General, Emmanuel Anquetil Building, Sir S. Ramgoolam Street, Port-Louis. The is a… Read More


It’s only when I got in touch with several artists within the No To Biometric ID Card group that I realized, hey there is a whole different world out there. I usually hang out with my geek folks where we talk all about tech happenings & might discuss of the next big thing. Meeting artists… Read More


Another Saturday booked with ideas brainstorming. During the week Jochen pinged me about a possible meeting to discuss upcoming events as being organized by Government institutions. Yeah, of course, we’re always in to help making things better. This morning the meetup was scheduled as 11h00 at MOKA’Z. Never been there before but I heard it’s… Read More


Earlier today, Logan posted on Mauritius Internet Users discussion list about LibreSSL availability for non-OpenBSD platforms. I had a look at the LibreSSL homepage and definitely you cannot miss the winking LibreSSL Portable notice. I downloaded the source & compiled it on my Ubuntu 14.04 64bit machine. All went well, fired up terminal to check… Read More


A lot of people who know me will be familiar with this word, ping. I use it in most of my conversations. It has become so casual that some times I shoot it without realising that the person in front might be left wondering “what’s a ping?”. When I started work as a sysadmin this… Read More


Folks who use messaging services based on Microsoft Exchange will be familiar with Outlook Web Access, in short called OWA. While I don’t mind companies using the default options, I strongly believe default options aren’t wise for the Government (^^,) … Yup! The highly secured infrastructure that is supposed to guard our biometric data actually… Read More


Back in 2012 the Mauritian e-Government Portal was launched. Media along with many IT professionals criticized the website that had a whopping price-tag: Rs 50M. We were told the cost was high because aging servers needed to be replaced & there were also license costs for various proprietary software. One of them was Microsoft Sharepoint,… Read More


Last week I wrote up a post about Phishing Attacks after MCB Internet Banking downtime. I showed the mechanism employed by the attackers. Looks like the phishing attacks are continuously on rise with methods slightly changed. Previously we saw they are hosting fake login pages on “free web hosting” platforms. Today, I saw two emails… Read More


Months ago Subramanian (SM as we call him) created a mailing list which he labelled the Mauritius Internet Users (MIU) mailing list. The address is mauritius-internet-users@lists.elandnews.com. Wait! You cannot just send an email to that address. You need to subscribe first. What is a mailing list? As per Wikipedia, a mailing list is a collection… Read More


As planned with folks from JCI City Plus, today we met to further brainstorm the Raspberry Pi (RPi) project we’re currently collaborating on. A few months ago, Nitin Bachraz and Asha Auckloo got in touch with me informing of the project, which should comprise of an educational platform built-on RPis. Yog, Veer, Nitin & I,… Read More