Monthly Archives: April 2005

Enhancing Data Transfer Rates

When RFC1149 was originally published on April 1 1990, it seemed that the entry barrier to implementing this method of encapsulation was too high. But as always in technology, time has seen change and it took a mere 11 years for a working implementation of TCP IP over Avian Carriers to surface. Now with the advent of higher speed technologies such as ADSL, experiments in optimisation have been conducted on this protocol. The result: Carrier …

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Why no daylight savings in ZA?

According to the US has significant enrgy savings through their implementation of daylight savings. I never thought of daylight savings as an energy saver, but it must be true. Here’s the excerpt: How Does Daylight Savings Time Save Energy? Theory has it that daylight savings time promotes energy conservation. According to the California Energy Commission, energy use and the demand for electricity for lighting homes is directly connected to bedtime. When people go to …

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So according to the Spamhaus project, whose spam realtime blacklists I have just implemented, has at least five listings for hosting spam relays. See them here. I’m not going to bypass these blacklists for the sake of one or two adsl clients that use my mail servers, they must complain to Telkom. It is not my problem. Good old Telkom hard at work again…

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Business Day takes Telkom apart

On the back of a new study by Genesis Analytics, the Business Day has ripped Telkom’s pricing structure to shreds with the following articles: 1, 2, 3 and 4. Finally, some of the excellent citizen journalism is taking root in traditional media.

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Offline Car Googling

Due to the untimely demise of my Polo Playa, I have now unexpectedly found myself in the market for a new vehicle. As far as my research goes, the following are options at the top end of my price range (in no particular order): Volkswagen Polo 1.6 Comfortline – R136 350 Problem here is that a new Polo is being launched in July Citroen C2 VTS – R145 000 Renault Clio 1.4 Expression A/T 5-dr …

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