Blog Posts

  • Time Management – Rebirth& Pursuit for Nirvana

    August 23, 2011 –Lighton Phiri
    I decided to call this post “Time Management: Rebirth& Pursuit for Nirvana” because it coincides with my birthday; my biological clock is fast ticking and very soon I will pass on to the world beyond. Seven(7) months ago today, I ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...