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Eskom Sucks -BLOW-C

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While in Cape Town I got exposed to what we feared most during the transition to the year 2000, a time that was controlled by a meme spread by the Y2K-Junkies mostly consulting firms hoping to make a quick buck.
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Honesty the best polisie

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THE PE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT recently advertised for five honest people to monitor bribery and corruption within the department. Explaining the planned new system, transport director Charles Raymond said an applicant would have to bribe all five `honest` officials to get what they wanted. I was impressed by the effort.
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SELinux part 2

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My auth did not work with apache and after a day or so of looking for a solution i finally found one. I ended up changeing and adding X bit for a parent directory and it`s all working nicely now.
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BEE without a manual

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Crackers NOT Hackers

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Hacker is a term used to describe different types of computer experts, who employ a tactical, rather than strategic, approach to computer programming, administration, or security.
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No strings attached – *Between the lines*

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I refer to Lun’s previous blog of a similar title, in which he covers a couple of the wireless options available to the average user.  In a very deft move, my company brought me up to date with the rest of the world by dropping a new cellular data card on my desk.  Whoopee thought I, somebody loves me, somebody values me! Look at this rare and valuable perk…  Hmmm not so fast junior – there’s a catch here somewhere…  Let me explain.  What happened when you and your friends all purchased your first cellular telephone?  Your phone stayed on your person 24/7, and you suddenly became accessible at all times yes?  This was desirable from a social point of view naturally.  Then it progressed to the work phone, and you suddenly became accessible at all times, yes?  This was great if you were using the phone to crack major deals whilst sitting at your favourite watering hole, or wandering up and down the airport terminal waiting for your plane.  It wasn’t so great when you were responsible for a crucial piece of equipment back in the server room, and the phone rang at 2am for you to get your butt over to the office and rescue some ailing hard drive.  Well, the data card has followed exactly the same path, in that early adopters can show off their mobile browsing skills and send off that “really important” email while relaxing on the sofa….. but it goes beyond that as I have discovered.  I am responsible for collating a certain end of month report.  This report is required no matter what is going on at work, or away from it, as the case may be.  Needless to say, at the end of December I spent precious festive holiday time chasing up co-workers for their input, and slaving away at the report.  I managed to complete 90% of the report and passed it up the line feeling quite proud of my loyalty to responsibilities. However, a crucial portion of the report was missing, because one of my co-worker’s data cards went on the blink and that information was not forthcoming. This little episode raised issues back in the office. Questions were asked as to why the card had malfunctioned, what had the co-worker done to address the problem, why they had not gone into the office to produce the work rather than blaming the faulty card for non-performance.   I realized that the corporate noose tightened significantly the day I logged on to the network and mail system.  Whilst this is not quite “Instant Messaging”, the data card is every bit as invasive and pervasive as SMS!  i.e.: “I sent you that email, why haven’t you responded? What? Look, I know that you’re at home, but you have a notebook and data card and you are expected to check your email….! Please get back to me with that report ASAP!”  Get the picture?  As good as the technology is, it becomes a double edged sword inasmuch as one now has the means to get the work done at all times in any location, and that is exactly what one is expected to do.  I pity the workaholics – poor blighters haven’t got a chance… 
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No Strings Attached

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What is the next big thing in the technology arena that will be remembered as a real quantum leap ?”, asked Dr. Brain his fellow computer geeks during informal brainstorming session on Friday afternoon? Your desktop dream machine with 2 Terabytes of hard drive space, 2 Gb of Ram, built in digital surround sound and 2400 x 1800 flat plasma display is definitely something that you should be looking forward to but it will still have your word processor ( file save, check-spell, print ), email or some sort of advanced messaging software and perhaps developers environment but you will still have office techies acting as mini ( - ature ) gods, taking all the credits for assigning you network point accompanied with address form companies IP range. Once we’ll have all computer devices, gadgets and appliance communicating with each other without wires, that is when real fun will begin, says Dr. Brain adding that going wireless is a trend which is here to stay and certainly impossible to ignore.

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SELinux

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I must be bored it`s almost 12pm. Anyway got an older server to play with today and installed FC4 just to check it out.
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TownBoy on World Cup - Are we ready for 2010? (Part 2)

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In my first part of this discussion on the 2010 readiness of South Africa, I looked at that momentus moment and what some of the macro economic impact would be for us. In this extract I delve a little deeper into this discussion.

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More grist for the rumour mill

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