Recent TTCS news/notes/updates as of April 3rd, 2009

Recent Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society news/notes/updates as posted to http://ttcsweb.org/twitter :

  • TTCS invited to 2nd consultation with Ministry of Public Admin on .tt ccTLD on April 6th similar to 1st consult http://is.gd/qxFe .Thoughts?
  • Amazon has 1 user Mac Box Set (Mac OS X v10.5.6, iLife ’09, iWork ’09) for $135US http://is.gd/qrA9 or 5 user for $180US http://is.gd/qrBT
  • Nani? Ubunchu – manga about 3 students in computer club getting into Ubuntu – Original ver: http://is.gd/msV8 ; English : http://is.gd/qoDa
  • Google server design for data centers : http://is.gd/qbdU ; servers are custom built ; has its own 12V battery instead of central UPS
  • The Purple Elephant Computer Factory for KIDS, a computer recycler in NC, USA includes our OSSWIN CD with each refurb. PC http://is.gd/qeXk
  • Microsoft to discontinue Encarta. Read more at Ars Technica http://is.gd/pJcL. Wow, remembers using Encarta for Windows 3.x
  • The ICANN Mexico City At-Large Summit Declaration : http://is.gd/phIk
  • Windows Vista magazine has all of the regions’ Windows 7 wallpapers at http://is.gd/ocNH (via LifeHacker http://is.gd/piQ8)
  • YouTube has launched an educational channel : http://www.youtube.com/edu . Via http://tinyurl.com/cb5oek
  • how a NASA archivist (and others) persevered to recover images from NASA lunar tapes from the 60’s : http://is.gd/oWBj
  • ICANN March 2009 Magazine is online at http://is.gd/oS84 with mention of the recent At-Large Summit in Mexico City
  • Boston.com “The Big Picture” – Signs of Spring http://is.gd/oyYw has a photo of phagwah festivities in NY.The caption mentions Trinidad.
  • New ITU ICT Development Index compares the level of advancement of ICT in 154 countries : http://is.gd/lC3g has several chapters online
  • Telecom Authority of T&T submits final draft Broadcast code http://is.gd/od1z to Ministry of Public Admin for Parliament approval

and more. If you have a twitter account, you can follow ttcs on twitter at http://ttcsweb.org/twitter . If you do not have a twitter account, you can subscribe to the RSS feed at http://ttcsweb.org/feed/twitter

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