EPrints3 Installation on Ubuntu Via apt-get

So I have been evaluating the flexibility of existing digital repository software tools and decided to install the Eprints Ubuntu package via apt-get –I must say, I was rather impressed with the package. Not only does it work flawlessly, but the overall installation process is so very user friendly. Continue reading “EPrints3 Installation on Ubuntu Via apt-get”

No time to say hello, goodbye! I’m late! I’m late! I’m late!

In August 2011, I wrote an article on time management; I basically “ranted” about how I started quantifying how much time I spend on virtually everything I do on a daily basis. Well, four months down the line and I am happy to say that I have made tremendous progress; the pilot study seems to have yielded quite a lot of fruit. I am increasingly running out of time; I had initially planned to do away with my MSc in August 2012, but I am so behind that I might find myself creeping into part of 2013 🙁 And so in a desperate attempt to do the needful (finish, submit and go back home) Continue reading “No time to say hello, goodbye! I’m late! I’m late! I’m late!”

Cheap Android Tablets – Got one at R999.00

I was so exited when India announce their long awaited $35 android tablet; akaash they call it –a hindi phrase meaning sky. I have since been keenly following the Aakash story [1, 2] and also started digging for information to try and find out how datawind managed to lower their unit cost of production to a shocking $45 (the indian Indian government has formulated a grand plan to then subsidize it to $35 to indian university students). Continue reading “Cheap Android Tablets – Got one at R999.00”

Pay as You Earn Calculator – Zambia

Update (August 8, 2019): (1) New NAPSA ceiling is ZMW 1073.80. (2) Tax bands remain unchanged (see ZRA 2019 Practice Notes).

There has been a lot of hype [1, 2, 3] about Zambia’s supposedly “Pro-Poor” 2012 budget… and rightfully so –it is perhaps the one most significant piece of evidence linking the Patriotic Front [4] to their Socialist agenda. The one thing everyone seems to be talking about though is the new PAYE Tax bands; and effective April 1, 2012 the new personal tax rates in Zambia be as depicted in table below. Continue reading “Pay as You Earn Calculator – Zambia”

Python-Mode – A Simple Vim Python Plugin

So I am fairly new to Python –I’ve been using it since August, 2011– and I must confess, its nothing less than amazing. Its amazing what a few lines of Python code are capable of doing; and if for some reason you do not believe what I am saying, perhaps this [1] might convience you otherwise. When I initially started using Python, Vim [2] proved sufficient. Continue reading “Python-Mode – A Simple Vim Python Plugin”