Blog Posts

  • Facebook Posts via SMS

    August 19, 2011 – Lighton Phiri
    So a couple of weeks back, I was faced with a chronic productivity drought. I mean I am either at home or at the laboratory and just could not figure out why I could not be productive. It turns out ...
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  • OpenOffice.org2GoogleDocs Extension

    May 18, 2011 – Lighton Phiri
    I stumbled upon this beauty a couple of days back and thought I should write something about it; it’s basically an Open Office/Libre Office extension. It basically synchronizes documents your are currently working on periodically with googledocs using the googledocs API. If ...
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  • apt-get update – W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical

    April 17, 2011 – Lighton Phiri
    I have a confession to make; I am obsessed with problem solving….. I know you’re probably looking forward to seeing how I solved the problem, but I figured you might be interested in some background information before we proceed. I ...
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  • DSpace Installation on Ubuntu 10.10

    April 16, 2011 – Lighton Phiri
    Dspace is probably one of the most widely used digital repository software package. It has evolved into a complex software stack over the past couple of years; as of this writing (April 2011), the latest version is 1.7.1 with new ...
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  • Greenstone Digital Library Software

    April 16, 2011 – Lighton Phiri
    So I’ve spent the past couple of weeks trying to familiarize myself with the most common open source digital repository software tools. The thing is, I’m going to spend the next 2 years of my life researching on current existing ...
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