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UNISA video studio (mobile post)

Located in the UNISA Sunnyside Campus, the video studio is used by educators to lecture into 22 regional locations over South Africa. Students get the schedules by mail of what would be covered in the broadcast and then have tje choice of attending the closest viewing point.Recordings are also made and some lectures get repeated later.Interaction is achieved using simple mail and IRC services with a dedicated machine on the Internet available to the lecturer.

Omaramba - Feb 2011

Hi All, (Oh great followers of ONE... :-D)
A week have passed since returning from our first camping weekend for 2011 and the return was a joyous one! Sunday evening we basked in the glory of the joy of the weekend, having had some much deserved rest (and I use this term lightly) with great family time.
Let’s start at the beginning, the last blog was ended with the planning for the menu for the weekend. The menu outlay was done with simplicity in mind and least amount of effort required for preparation.
Friday Evening: Hot dogs for the kids and Boerewors (sausage) Rolls for the Grownups Saturday: Rusks for the early morning feeding, Pita Bread Breakfast (Scrambled eggs, bacon and what not) at about 10am which kept the lunch hunger at bay Fruits and Snacks for the rest With chips/crisps here and there Evening: Braai Meats, Braai Sandwiches, Corn on the Cob and Fresh mixed Salad Sunday: Rusks and Cookies for the early morning hunger Breakfast Burgers for Brunch.
------------ We left with great fan…

We Fear Naught But God

This book is another that I had heard about for a long time, but the original version was out of print and not readily available second hand. Following its republication in 2009, with updates, I finally obtained a copy as I was eager to know more about the ‘Recces’, whose members and operations were covered in half-truths and rumours as much as fact, at least in my own experience during my service in the SADF.
W.O.1 Paul Els served with the ‘Recces’ during his military career, and is therefore in a privileged position, being able to describe much of their history with some accuracy. As a result of this service, he has put together a 401 page history covering the formation and some operations of all the ‘Recce’ units formed, from inception to their eventual disbandment under the new SANDF. Included within these pages are no fewer than 300 photographs, all black-and-white, most of which would be new to readers I am sure.
Let me start my review by saying that this is another admirable effo…

Free Online Storage

Now I'm sure there are many other services out there, but here is a quick list of free online storage, sorted by size.
Google Docs - - 1Gb Google Picasa - - 1Gb DropBox - - +2Gb - - 5Gb Microsoft Live Mesh - - 5Gb Google Mail - - +7.5Gb Microsoft SkyDrive - - 25Gb Google Storage for Developers - - 100Gb
Multiple accounts are possible with some of these services and something like Gladinet helps moving files into and out of this storage simple.
My personal favorite is still DropBox.

Mecer LUCID Slate Tablet Multi Touch Screen

I collected my Mecer Lucid Slate last week Friday, and have now had almost a week with it. Here are some of my impressions.
Specifications:Mecer LUCID Slate Tablet Multi Touch Screen (Intel NM10), Intel Pineview Atom N450 1.66GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD, 11.6" Multi Touch (1366x768) LCD display, WiFi, Bluetooth, SD/MMC Card Reader, 1.3M Webcam, Speakers, Microphone, 2 x USB2.0, Mini-HDMI, Li-Polymer Battery, 1 x Mini PCIe slot, Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition, Dimension: 295 x 195 x 14mm Weight: 0.99kg, 1 Year Carry in Warranty
Also Known As:bModo, WeTab, ExoPC and Pioneer ePad L11 HD.
Unboxing: The standard brown box contained the Slate, 19V Universal PSU with 2 point into SA 3 point power cable and a set of Mecer recovery CD's. Also included in the shipment was a Zip case and a touchpad pen. The pen was strange, but I soon realised why....
1st Power-up: Standard Windows 7 1st boot, asking for username, computer name and network information. All this was easy to enter u…