Hallo once again world !For those of you that dont know ECG refers to the Electricity Corporation of Ghana the sole distributor of electricity in Ghana nationwide.Quite a monopoly.Anywayz the increase in tariffs means i now have to regulate the time i spend in front of my pc.This is cuz my Dad now has the perfect oppportunity or excuse to curb my computer usage.Wastng of electricity and increased utility bills.D**n ! ! Makes me wonder what the energy star that comes when i boot the pc is supposed to mean. Guess an old pc is still an old pc.
Oh well i might now try generating my own electricity to power my pc.hey maybe i can even start my own movement “Free Electricity For The Masses.”Remember you heard it here first. 🙂
Anyone got any free ideas or open source methods on how to do that???Will be really appreciated.
Currently in my usual dilemma of which distro to use.Happens about once a week.The only choices available for me now are openSUSE 10.2 and of course Ubuntu. Sheesh!! My openSUSE was obtained from a friend on 5 CDs and it contains lots of software that i havent yet explored.Unfortunately i only have a 4GB harddisk plus a 1.5 GB for my e-books and any downloaded package i am able to get that wouldn’t take up much space like the driver for my 16MB NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 graphics card. Yeah know ! 😦 It aint much but its all i got now so i have to make do.At least i am now expert at minimalistic installs and harddisk space management ‘-). Unfortunately the lack of affordable and reliable net access (broadband or dialup) totally pushes Ubuntu out of the picture as a distro for me even though i started my linux journey with Ubuntu (Cant they add more stuff to the free cd or make other cds free???)and it runs faster than openSUSE on my setup (600 Mhz cpu , 284MB RAM ). (Actually my pc is one the strangest machines available cuz it has really taught me to be patient.More about my pc later)
I have been trying to get access to either a Debian or Ubuntu packages DVD or CD  or maybe access to a local repository at my LINUG, (AITI-KACE)ie the Advanced Information Technology Institute the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT in Accra.Still no luck.Got my fingers crossed though.Got to go now cuz i have a test to take today.Wish me luck !!!


Microsoft to Promote Free Software In Ghana


 Hallo world.Once again from the ungracious, unbeloved, impossible, unexciting news room of the super slim thin,excessive exaggerated myopical Kofi Boakye comes the best unfiltered,remixed news.

 The News: Through the nonexistent intrepid and investigative skills of our reporter it has been established(without proof of course) that Microsoft is all set with a new plan/mission  to force the govermentof Ghana to step up  and enforce its copyright , anti-piracy laws.This happened because a linux advocate who noticed the increased FREE UNPAID use of Microsoft products by many people in Ghana including companies decided to anonymously inform “Bill and the serfs”.

Results From Microsft View Point:

  Doing this will ensure that people in Africa use legitimate channels to obtain Microsoft products.This will result in a strong relationship with the emerging and developing African technology market thereby leading to increased revenue and opportunities for Microsoft in its quest to dominate the world.All licencees and participants of special relationships with Microsoft are advised to switch from their normal IQs to an IQ of about 1(no offense to anyone) and to not ask questions or make challenges in order to facilitate this relationship.

 Results from Linux View Point:  


       Reporter: Do you know that you are supposed to pay for the copy of Microsoft Windows XP you got from a friend and installed on your computer??

       Kwame Layman : What???You are supposed to pay for what?? Windows XP ??? Are you joking or bullsh*****g me ? My brother you are telling me ooooh ! Oh well who cares ? After all they cant come and catch me .Tweaa !

  Enforcing copyright laws and anti-piracy laws will happily lead to the adoption of Free Software, GNU/Linux and its associates by many in Ghana. This is because in Ghana at the moment most people do not know that you are supposed to pay for or license Microsoft softwares (Microsoftwares).

Why???Well this is because in Ghana at the moment Microsoft stuff is FREE to use , copy and pass on. Need XP, Windows 2000 or OFFICE 2003 or whatever ?Just burn a copy from a friend. Thats Ghana(the GH) for you.

If Microsoft were really to enforce copyright protection laws in Ghana then I guess a lot of people ( probably the whole of Ghana ) will be guilty and have to be arrested.

 Message to the Free Sofware Foundation / GNU/Linux AdvocatesWanna seriously promote the use of free software in Ghana ? ? Then you got to encourage the enforcing of copyright protection laws. 

Disclaimer : This work is a work of fiction/ non-fiction.Any resemblance to places or persons living or dead is not all false and may sometimes be true.


GOD To Go Open Source???????????This is a news flash from the one man army news reporting unit of KBOK. We bring u only the best,interesting,fiction,non-fiction,comical news from the world as seen through the eyes and spectacles of Kofi Boakye.Through our serious and nonexistent investigative procedures we have established a rumour that GOD (for Christians), ALLAH(for Muslims), Supreme Being (Traditional worshippers) and a HIGHER POWER(for Atheists) has decided to give an emphatic “NO” to the question of whether HE will go open source or free source with his design source code for the universe and its inhabitants (humans and aliens). A heavenly source told us that the noncommital to the release may be due to the fact its release may bring about destructive tendencies in the inhabitants of the universe. Also a universe without a heavenly or Higher Power monoply will definitely cause an unbalance that will create many problems. STAY TUNED for more information.