Friday, August 20, 2010

Jolicloud 1.0 Final verdict!

Well, I must say I'm impressed. On my Samsung NC10, Jolicloud 1.0 reigns supreme. By comparison, Windows 7 runs like it's moving through molasses, and the snappy i-phone, i-pod, i-pad, i-everything interface works well and also looks way cool on my blue netbook. The only rela gripe I have is disappointment that I can't get the Jolicloud OS to load onto a regular laptop :(

Taiwan's Youth Ambassadors @ Sifundzani

Taiwan's Youth Ambassadors spent a few days at Sifundzani High School last month. It was a good time for all. Here's a pic.

Friday, August 6, 2010

{Google} WAVE R.I.P

So, WAVE is officially dead. Well, I'm neither surprised nor particularly disappointed. It was a good idea, but it didn't work well on mobiles-- and that, I think, is the kiss of death for such technology these days. Actually, a lot of these 'new' technologies remind me of the greatest and most innovative program ever released: Apple's Cyberdog, which was so advanced in its ambition and design that nobody has even yet quite caught up. Unfortunately it was part of Apple's and IBM's OpenDoc initiative which was (for reasons explained elsewhere) killed off by megadeath Microsoft back in c1996.

Bush Fire! [2]

Well, I'm a little tired today, since this is Swaziland and this is Winter and the merry arsonists were at it again last night setting fire to the hillsides. I suppose it's both a feeling-rush of power and also some cheap entertainment for these people. Anyway, sound carries really well at night and at about 11pm I was woken up by the crackling and cackling of a big bush fire. My house is fielded on three sides by raw bush-- acres and acres of it-- so I have to take that sound seriously. A few years ago I was up with my housekeeper fighting a fire most of a night. It almost burnt the house down. I've since built a protecting wall but bush fires are still a threat. Through the night I kept dozing off, waking to check on the progress on the fire, then doze off again. All is well but, as I say, I'm tired today.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Jolicloud 1.0

Well, I updated to Jolicloud 1.0 today and so far so good. I do like the uncluttered interface, although it's quite a bit different from the pre-release final version. As with all new things it will take a while to get used to and I think I'll need to play with this latest version for a day or two before I can say whether it will challenge Peppermint for me or not.

And I'm also keen to download an iso of the new OS to install on a laptop to see if it runs well there too... like many users I work on a variety of machines and I like compatibility.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Article on Jiggs and Bushfire!

Here's an article on Jiggs Thorne and his wave-creating Bushfire Festivals, in Afro Style mag. [Thanks to Fanele Love :)]

Sakhile Live in Swaziland For me the best South African band of al...