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Infotech 2006!

Thursday, November 16th, 2006


Infotech 2006 will be held from 16 to 19th November 2006 at Swami Veerananda conference hall at Pailles. Among the innovations presented will be Nabaztag, an interactive rabbit, which will be moving its ears, sending lights on incoming mails. Nabaztag is a peripheral for My.T, and will certainly arise curiosity at MT display section.
Cellplus in collaboration with Research In MOtion (RIM) will be presenting Blackberry on mobile phones.


Thursday, November 16th, 2006

There seems to be some problems concerning akismet. While it is effectively filtering spam mails, nonetheless some spams continue to pass through the net and land in my mail box.

ADSL problem??

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Surfing on the net since the beginning of the afternoon seems longer than usual. I began downloading a 1.2MB file, and it took me more than 5 minutes, while it should be completed in less than 1 minute… Is there a problem with MT adsl?? Do not know. Will know more hopefully when the evening paper comes out.


Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Feeling very tired today!! Don’t know why!! Do not feel like working. So idled my time surfing and replying to mail. Checked the specifications on my.T. Apart from high debit surfing and the VOD, the channels available are not very attractive. Parabole or canal+ are much better for recent films.

The equipment which consists of set top box, a livebox, a wifi-dongle, a remote control, amd a smart card are worth rs 14,200 and are payable only if replaced in case of theft. Domestic internet speed can be up to a maximum of 2Mbps. For a monthly fee of rs 950+vat, international internet speed can reach 256kbps, while the data volume threshold for prioritized quality of service allowed up to 1gb. For an additional  rs 590, debit internet speed is up to 512kbps, while for rs 1990 more, one 1mbps speed can be reached.

There is also an installation fee of rs 2000+vat and is charged once off basis. No recording nor downloading of films is allowed….

Nomad experience!!

Monday, November 6th, 2006

My cousin subscribed to Nomad this weekend. However he adhered to a 64kbps baud rate, quite slow compared to the speed we have here at office. So we started downloading some files. Guess what after downloading a 23MB file, the modem started to gas off. “Network unavailable!” was the message after some time. I think that the slogan, surfing unlimited is quite flawed… They blocked your connection if you exceed your quota. So we have to resign being online off line for the day… So i joined the handful of Nomad off-goers club after experiencing what they personally had to undergo before going online…

Tele realite!

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Network plus becomes Nomad and on this event, is organising a 5-day competition styled tele-realite a la mauricienne. 6 candidates knowledgeable of wifi and wireless technology will be recruited and will be competing with each other over a number of challenges. The competition will be retransmitted live over the internet. The six candidates will be confined in a house and their every movement will be known to the world…Recruitment will be take place between the 25 and the 29th September. The competition is scheduled to take place on the 9th october to the 13th and a candidate will be eliminated each day. The winner will be rewarded with a number of free hours with Nomad.

ADSL breakdown!

Saturday, September 2nd, 2006

Nth ADSL connection breakdown at MT server. POuf!!! Getting used to it now. ADSL users were not able to access internet since yesterday morning till three in the afternoon. However dial-up users and Nomad subscribers were not affected by the breakdown. Mtius aspiring to be a cyber island!!!

Pc crashed!

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

The pc at my place of work crashed. For time being found 40 bad sectors. Think it’s time to tell the boss to get a new hard disk for me.. Lol

The MCB 15th African Athletism Championship is over. Mtius ranked 19 with South Africa leading the list. Buckland could only win a silver medal.