Blog Posts

  • Meuchian Grouping Method – XSLT 1.0

    October 13, 2011 –Lighton Phiri
    I have a huge XML document that makes up metadata for bushman drawings that were compiled in the late 19th centuary and recently digitised. I am trying to generate a view of part of that information, but I need to ...
  • SAICSIT 2011 Postgraduate Symposium

    October 12, 2011 –Lighton Phiri
    I am just settling down, after attending this year’s three(3) day long (October 3 – October 5,  2011) SAICSIT conference. So I submitted a poster abstract –towards the end of July, 2011– for the Masters and Doctoral Symposium. It was acceptable ...
  • Ubuntu Past Group Membership

    September 22, 2011 –Lighton Phiri
    I was in the process of installing Virtualbox day before yesterday (September 20, 2011); needed to add myself to the vboxusers group, but accidentally erased my group membership on Ubuntu –I feel retarded right now. It was a silly mistake ...
  • Free International SMS using Gmail SMS

    September 21, 2011 –Lighton Phiri
    Update #1 (September 9, 2014): SMS through Google Chat in Gmail was discontinued on April 1, 2014 A couple of weeks ago, I sent out a tweet about how cost effect and convenient I was finding Gmail SMS –I mean I ...
  • Backup, Replicate& Multiplex – Redundancy Helps

    September 9, 2011 –Lighton Phiri
    Flashback! Its November 2007; I am just about three(3) months into my new Job as a DBA; and one of the few things I am tasked to do is babysit an OLTP system with 256GB RAM, a 15TB sized Oracle ...