Opening up to the Internet of Things

IoT-2Not long ago I was explaining how the internet works to a senior citizen at the launch of a recently held e-business application.

I was able to explain that the Internet is a global web of computers, which is termed as the world wide web, or the www and this is the collection of millions of computers remotely, providing web pages that displays on computers.

Now this alone will not get a user access the internet. Before one can receive contents from an internet service provider, a set of end-to-end protocols (Internet Protocol) have to be established on both ends. The personal computer or mobile device (recipient) and www Server (provider) Read the rest of this entry »

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Beginning Microsoft Excel


I come across many users whose area of work require some basic level of numeric computations or entry of series of numbers and values, but for lack of know-how, they perform the basics of these tasks with much difficulty and a burden on their daily productivity.

Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet, otherwise called Excel is the preferred choice for numerical based computations with almost no limit to what results one require.

Other spreadsheet applications are available, but this article is an approach for beginners to familiarize themselves with the basic elements and principles of the most powerful and widely used spreadsheets of all time, Microsoft Excel.

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The Mystery of God The Son And God The Father

monkimageWith all the confusion and controversies surrounding the arguments as to whether Jesus Christ is God, there is the need to refer to scriptures for understanding to guard against justifying what may appear true but inaccurate.
Diverse views emerge about the persona of Christ, but a true testimony is devoid of doubt and freely expressed without controversy, easily appreciated with confirmation to biblical objectives.
In all these arguments, “God is not the author of Confusion” (1 Corinthians 14:33). Therefore any doctrine that contravene this principle creates unnecessary debates without glorifying the name of God.
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How disgruntled workers are created

Watch-out for my new blog post ….

Management decisions and activities creating an uncomfortable environment for a rather happy persons to live with disgruntlement in their working life.

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Nelson mandela’s Greatest Inaugral Speech


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Mr Master of Ceremonies,
Your Excellencies,
Members of the Diplomatic Corps,
My Fellow South Africans:

Today we are entering a new era for our country and its people. Today we celebrate not the victory of a party, but a victory for all the people of South Africa.

Our country has arrived at a decision. Among all the parties that contested the elections, the overwhelming majority of South Africans have mandated the African National Congress to lead our country into the future. The South Africa we have struggled for, in which all our people, be they African, Coloured, Indian or White, regard themselves as citizens of one nation is at hand.

Perhaps it was history that ordained that it be here, at the Cape of Good Hope that we should lay the foundation stone of our new nation. For it was here at this Cape, over three countries ago, that there began the fateful convergence of the peoples of Africa, Europe and Asia on these shores.

It was to this peninsula that the patriots, among them many princes and scholars, of Indonesia were dragged in chains. It was on the sandy plains of this peninsula that first battles of the epic wars of resistance were fought. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Social Networking will Conflict Workplace Ethics

 “Security is a mesh of actions and features and mechanisms. No one thing makes you secure”. – Vint Cerf – Chief Internet evangelist
Lot of computer users in the corporate world despises the IT guys; these are the ones who decided the browsing blockade. They put in limitation and minimize internet access to numerous users, without any consideration to the effect of the user’s area of interest. The IT guys call it user privileges. The user calls it restrictions.
Sometime in the past, the only reason the IT department will block access to a website, if necessary was, users surfing pornographic pages. Well, not much corporate activity was required online which eats up bandwidth, however employees were occupied during official hours surfing x-rated sites, hence these sites had to be blocked. Read the rest of this entry »

16 Words Technology Introduced

There are words when mentioned; automatically you are able to identify the profession they relate to. Words such as Surgery, Operation and Anesthetics are associated with the medical profession. In the academia; words like Thesis, Convocation, and Matriculation are frequently used. Inflation, Budget Deficit are words that are associated with the economics field. We can go on and on, but the point is that, every true profession have lingua franca, better still jargon they use within but may have diverse relations or even unknown outside their society or profession. It shouldn’t be difficult to identify some basic jargon of your profession; I have identified the basic jargon that are associated with Computers and technology. Truth be told, personally, I may not have heard or used some of them if there were no computers (PDAs, keyboards, other electronic gadgets) in use today in our homes and work places. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Basics Every PC User Must Do Themselves

I come across many professionals who own a computer and they can’t find their way around doing stuffs. They will only use one particular application and any other thing! Call some IT guy.

Their approach to the computer is more of cynicism, naïve or just fear of doing something wrong.

I wouldn’t do that!  What these people don’t know is that the operating system running the computer is a graphical user interface, bundled with a wizard.  Over the years, a lot of programming has gone to the designing of the over-all development of these systems, trying to address user concerns and make them more and approachable and user-friendly.

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10 Basics of the IT Professional

Knowing just how to assign Internet protocol (IP) addresses to computers, detect wireless networks, format hard drives, or install printers to a network isn’t really serious IT business. Fact is, it will be bizarre if you are unable to accomplish them, you may not be an IT Pro after all.

I have identified certain areas that are rarely mentioned but may bring your career down if you are unable to them get done. Arguably, you were not taught in your school, but these are tasks that you need to know to save the situation and your profession.

1. Map Network Drive

This is one of the easiest tasks with one of the biggest benefits (at least in the eyes of the end-user). Mapping drives makes finding data on remote locations such as the server or a PC on the network so much easier for the user. And successfully mapping drives means you won’t be called out again because the user can’t seem to locate the data on the server any longer. The drive(s) when mapped successfully will be displayed in your computer. Read the rest of this entry »


11 February 1990

Friends, comrades and fellow South Africans.
I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all.
I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands.
On this day of my release, I extend my sincere and warmest gratitude to the millions of my compatriots and those in every corner of the globe who have campaigned tirelessly for my release.
I send special greetings to the people of Cape Town, this city which has been my home for three decades. Your mass marches and other forms of struggle have served as a constant source of strength to all political prisoners.
I salute the African National Congress. It has fulfilled our every expectation in its role as leader of the great march to freedom.
I salute our President, Comrade Oliver Tambo, for leading the ANC even under the most difficult circumstances.
I salute the rank and file members of the ANC. You have sacrificed life and limb in the pursuit of the noble cause of our struggle.
I salute combatants of Umkhonto we Sizwe, like Solomon Mahlangu and Ashley Kriel who have paid the ultimate price for the freedom of all South Africans. Read the rest of this entry »

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