Published: 4th Oct 2009

This is my presentation for the event: "Building with Open Source: For Developers", and was presented today for the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society Software Freedom Day events. Comments and questions are welcome. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. It is available in the OpenOffice format (naturally) and as a pdf.

Published: 17th Aug 2009

KC Diana dinner mints
Dinner mints are small mint flavoured sweets usually served at the end of meals...usually. Today in Trinidad, dinner mints are used for much more than sucking. Its:

  • served with your bill at restaurants
  • for sale in some offices
  • used to lure tips at bars
  • used to somehow apply the love writings to your life
  • used during insulting someone for bad breath
Published: 6th Aug 2009

In no particular order:

Published: 3rd Aug 2009

I lay on my back, staring at the stars in a "freeness" state of mind....thinking. I kept bouncing up hurdles that turned into troubling questions that I did not have the answers too immediately. These questions really puzzled me.

Questions like:

  1. If one billion years elapses, that is surely enough for an entire generation to pass right?
  2. Really and truly, how big is the universe?
Published: 21st Jun 2009

So I am currently bored. I decided to google "Shivan needs" and see what I came up with.

Here are the top ten results.

1. Shivan needs prayers

2. Shivan needs this win and a loss from someone just ahead of him to get into the playoffs.

3. Shivan needs to get off his pedestal and realise that to a lot of experienced gamers this game isn't rocket science

4. Shivan needs to walk to the nearest insane asylum

5. Shivan needs to turn 3 more or gain 72 more Zombie points to reach the next level

Published: 11th Jun 2009

Alexa rank Looking at hard core figures suggest that, for http://guardian.co.tt, the 2nd highest majority of traffic comes from Trinidad and Tobago. The first is the US.

Published: 4th Jun 2009

One day I was just laying in bed staring at my fish bowl (well now my brother's fish bowl)...apparently he named the fish Ziggy.

Ziggy is a gold fish and the size of bowl is about 40 cm in diametre. Then I was thinking: life as a fish must be pretty boring!! Imagine just swimming around in a small bowl with some coloured stones at the bottom. You can literally circle the bowl in like about 3 seconds. How lame! I actually felt sorry for Ziggy.

Published: 1st May 2009

South West Regional Health Authority The South West Regional Health Authority is now using Drupal. Some of the requirements were an easy-to-use content management system where users of the SWRHA can easily update the pages themselves and ad

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