Facebook spam? Oh! Come on.

This morning I got a notification from Facebook, about someone tagging me in a post. I checked and found the following:


I had 1 minute of silence over the continuous stupidity lurking on social networks, then I facepalmed. I could go on writing another analysis dissecting the rogue app but I said no, I won’t.… Read more ➡

Mark all unread emails as read in Gmail

Ever happened to have lots of unread emails in your Gmail which you do not intend to read? Well, it happens to me often. As at the moment I have 180 unread emails across several pages; i.e. I have to click next, next, next to keep going through the unread emails.… Read more ➡

ION News website down

ion-newsLast night I tweeted that the Indian Ocean Network News, commonly known as ION News, website is down. At first glance, the ionnews.mu address had no A record in its DNS.


A DNS dig showed me the following:

; <<>> DiG 9.9.5-rpz2+rl.14038.05-P1 <<>> ionnews.mu
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: SERVFAIL, id: 34147
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1

; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 512
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Mauritius, may democracy reign again

Following a landslide victory of L’Alliance Lepep in the recent General Elections, various analysis showed up in the press. Many associated the victory to a rejection of PTR/MMM rather than an endorsement towards L’Alliance Lepep. To some extent it is true.… Read more ➡

Round table discussion on .mu ccTLD

A few weeks ago Nitin proposed in the Mauritius Internet Users mailing list that we have a round table discussion about the .mu ccTLD. He suggested we follow a different format for our meetup and that we stick to the rules.… Read more ➡

EOY Party 2014 xD

It was my first party with folks at Stella Telecom. Scheduled for a full-day and almost full-night event at Club Med La Plantation d’Albion. Hmm … A bit weird though, I could not find Mauritius listed on the official website of Club Med.… Read more ➡

.mu ccTLD whois database DOWN!

Since a few hours the whois1 database of the .mu ccTLD is down. If someone queries the database to get information on .mu domain names, an error is displayed.

I tried orange.mu, icta.mu and mcb.mu while using Google DNS… Read more ➡

Opera 64-Bit for Linux

Opera_browser_logo-200pxI saw a tweet by OMG! UBUNTU! this morning, saying « Opera for Linux Makes a Triumphant Return ». I checked the article and followed the instructions to install Opera on a non-Debian derivative. The instructions are published on Github by an Opera employee, known as ruario on Github.… Read more ➡

Is the Mauritius Revenue Authority vulnerable to cybercrime?

I recently received a letter by the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) regarding my annual returns. While I needed information on the same, I visited the MRA website in the beginning of the week. The website was inaccessible. The domain registration of mra.mu had expired in 2011 and MRA didn’t renew it.… Read more ➡

Authenticity of the Python course

Since a few weeks, an advert regarding a Python course has been around the web; namely on Facebook and newsletters. It created a spark on social networks with young folks asking about the authenticity of the course. An Internet user reported the nature of the advertising campaign1 as intrusive since he never gave his consent for the advertising campaign.… Read more ➡

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