Category Archives: Web

The Nigerian communication commission and the freedom of the people

By | December 2, 2016

I have written previously about the importance of the internet to the development of FOSS in Nigeria. Even though the current rate of accessing the internet in the country is very expensive compared to what is obtainable in other parts of the world. Last week the Nigerian communication commission (NCC) – the regulatory agency responsible for… Read More »

5 Ways to Backup Files on Your Computer

By | November 16, 2016

To ‘back up’ is not a strange phrase in computer circles, it simply means keeping files somewhere outside your computer system – either for security or safety reasons. And you must be able to retrieve such files when necessary. In a previous post we advised to always back up as an insurance against loss or… Read More »

First FOSS server in Nigeria courtesy Web4Africa

By | September 6, 2016

I received an email from Web4Africa, yesterday and in it was a news announcement that it has launch the “first FOSS mirror in west Africa at miror.ng”. The happy thing about it is that the project is physically hosted (located) in Nigeria. For those of you who do not know, Web4Africa is a reputable domain… Read More »

CDMA: Hydrating an Internet-drought country

That morning I had some work to do online, so I decide to credit my Multilinks modem (my favorite) as quick as possible. Since it controlled a relatively minute share of mobile subscribers the recharge voucher was not sold around my area (like other mobile networks). Within a bus ride away, I head for their… Read More »

Browsing on Ubuntu Linux with Etisalat USB modem

STEP 1 – Plug the Etisalat usb modem into one of the USB port and wait for red the power indicator light on n the modem to turn blue. The modem should be automatically detected and the setup window/wizard should appear. But if not, go to the upper-right side of your desktop an click on… Read More »

SETTING-UP Wi-Fi on LINUX using Android

The easiest way to connect to the internet is using android phones or tablets (Phablets). It is not surprising that mobile devices are now the major way to access the internet largely because of the proliferation of the cheaper android devices all over the place. The major telecoms company and internet service providers (ISP) tend… Read More »