PMO’s trial account expired

When a friend posted on facebook that the Mauritian Government Portal (www.gov.mu) is down, I couldn’t stop myself from checking. This is one moment when you are allowed some more naked-eye observation on the so-called highly-secured system.

gov.mu-fails

Luckily customErrors mode was OFF, otherwise a lot more interesting information would be have been displayed.… Read more ➡

Talks on Entrepreneurship

As planned on meetup.com, today was the monthly MSCC meetup happening at Ebène Accelerator. Though scheduled for 12h00, I actually went to Bagatelle earlier. Oh! Not I, but we, I met Saamiyah in the bus and we both were in fact going to somebody’s mini birthday bash.… Read more ➡

Raspberry Pi Lab at Nicolay Government School

Finally the moment arrived. Today was the inauguration of the Raspberry Pi lab at Nicolay Government School. Remember, weeks ago I wrote about this project that was initiated by JCI City Plus.

The past two days we went to the school & finished cabling stuffs.… Read more ➡

typo: flase #mnic

Everybody leaves typos while typing. However, typos while writing code end up in bugs. Bugs open doors to vulnerabilities.

When I talk about www.mnic.mu or www.gov.mu, many people lash out that they are not connected to the MNIC database therefore irrelevant.… Read more ➡

The ON/OFF saga

livre-ouvertThe past few weeks have been rocked by a ridiculous political saga. On one hand we have the defenders of the PM’s private life who are the same people who mocked our civil liberties by compelling Mauritians to give fingerprints and biometric photo for a piece of identity; while on the other hand the opposition leader is trying to woo the PM for a political alliance.… Read more ➡

Code & Coffee

After a very long time I have been able to attend Code & Coffee this morning. Hmm, morning? Huh. Let’s see. I woke up at 08h30 & could only reach Vida e Café at Bagatelle around 11h00. Yeah! JoKi had to call me up to check if I’m on way.… Read more ➡

JEM Kids 2014

When Saamiyah told me about this event being organized by Les Jeunes Étudiants Musulmans (JEM) for needy children I thought maybe I could help in some way. In fact, Saamiyah helped us at LUGM on several events even while she wasn’t even a member.… Read more ➡

C’est quoi un Raspberry Pi?

C’est la question qu’on m’a posé sur facebook aujourd’hui quand j’ai posté quelques photos d’un Raspberry Pi en action.

RPi-logoUn Raspberry Pi ou tout simplement RPi, est un miniscule ordinateur à la taille d’une carte bancaire. Il suffit de faire la connexion avec un écran HDMI, une entrée réseau, clavier / souris USB et on a un ordi à notre disposition.… Read more ➡

Warning: New spyware on facebook

facebook-spam-msgA message popped a couple of times on facebook today from the same person. I don’t usually chat with this person and the language sounded like the spam messages sent to ‘strangers’. What caught me into investigating it further is the ability for the ‘bot’ to use my profile picture in the message tempting me to believe some video of mine is published somewhere.… Read more ➡

Let’s rock with MariaDB and MySQL

A few weeks ago, Ronny the old guy of Linux User Group (Mauritius) who also happens to be the president announced a possible visit of Joffrey Michaie. I hadn’t met Joffrey before but I did hear a lot about him during my early days as a sysadmin.… Read more ➡

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