Live music band at Jumbo Riche Terre

I was out for lunch with colleagues and I had just parked the car at Jumbo Riche Terre. I could hear some music echoing and I looked around. Thought there must be some event where loud music was playing but as we entered the food-court we saw a band of gentlemen with their musical instruments.…

Digital Transformation Conference

LINKBYNET Mauritius and Amazon Web Services organized a conference on digital transformation today at Voilà Hotel, Bagatelle. I attended the conference with my developer colleagues from LSL Digital. As we reached and took seats in the conference room, Jean-Michel Chaleon was giving a brief about managed services by LINKBYNET.…

National Innovation Framework

The Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation organized a workshop on the National Innovation Framework yesterday at the BPML Conference Hall, Cyber Tower I, Ebene. The National Innovation Framework was approved on the 7th of April by the Cabinet and consequently a collaborative work started along with the Mauritius Research Council and other stakeholders.…

A handy rsync command

I just needed to find files that aren’t older than 30 days and sync them. While I was thinking for combining find, rsync and the xargs commands, it turned out that all of the operation can be done from within rsync itself.…

KDE Advanced Text Editor

Customizing KDE could actually be fun, I didn’t realize it when my fellow developer colleague told me that, at least not till I actually started customizing bits and pieces of the desktop. Fun happened with Kate today.

Kate got its name from KDE Advanced Text Editor and it does stand up to the name.…

Vagrant box export and import

I’ve been a VirtualBox user for a few years but I started working with Vagrant only recently. Vagrant provides an easy-to-use portable environment on top of virtual machine providers like VirtualBox, VMware, AWS etc; at least that is what is written everywhere.…

DevConMru 2016, day 2 – Linux Installfest

It was Saturday morning and I found myself rushing to be at Flying Dodo just in time. Oh, to be precise «not in time» but like 15 mins later than I expected to be, that is 09h45. The night before I got busy preparing the box of openSUSE goodies, sorted the stickers, pamphlets, DVDs and cheat sheets.…

Developers Conference 2016 – Day 1

The Developers Conference 2016 kicked off today with a keynote address by Jochen Kirstätter. I reached Voilà Hotel just a few minutes late, didn’t miss much of the opening ceremony. Jochen was still talking about the Mauritius Software Craftsmanship Community. He made the usual distinction of why «software craftsman» as he went on explaining that one needs to keep on practicing one’s skills, refining them just as a carpenter would do with woodwork.…