Who are we?

Hello! I’m Inf. Pleased to meet you. I’m a former student of the University of Mauritius (UoM). At the time of writing, I’ve just completed my degree in Computer Science. I currently live in the small island of Mauritius, that is off the eastern coast of Madagascar. It’s a pretty small island, so look for 3 dots to the right of Madagascar. Those are the Reunion, Mauritius and Rodrigues Mascareignes Islands.

Also blogging here is my friend Guru, which was also a student of UoM. He’s pretty busy nowadays, so I’m usually the one blogging.

We also have a few guest bloggers who blog from time to time about things of interest to them.

What does GeekScribes mean and what is it about?

Geeks are often people who are very interested in technology, specially cutting-edge technology. Scribes were people who would manually record information in ancient times, may it be about events or just facts such as information about harvests. So the associations of those two words represent persons that write about technology!

GeekScribes is a personal blog where I post articles about things that are mostly of interest to “geeks” – Technologically-inclined people with interests in computers, the Internet, new gadgets and some hobbies such as photography and graphics design. You may also find articles relating to Japanese media – Animes, Manga mainly. I also wish to share my knowledge with people who need assistance, so I often share tips and tricks, and write tutorials to teach people things. Those can be read by a wider audience, not just tech-people. So everyone is welcome on GeekScribes.

From time to time, the topics may diverge from the niche if I think there is some important event I must highlight, such as the Olympic Games, but those do not happen very often.

Why the nicknames?

Cuz it’s fun! And blogging can sometimes lead to unforeseen events. Better be careful, right?

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Enjoy the experience and keep tuned. Suggestions and comments always appreciated! And remember not to feed the trolls! πŸ™‚

  • clientmyt

    If you are an existing subscriber to Myt 256kbps line, would you prefer a reduction in monthly subscription fee like for adsl or do you prefer paying the same price for double capacity (as is the case with latest offer from orange mauritius)?

  • InF

    I am a subscriber to 512K ADSL. I prefer to get twice the speed instead of half the price. I value speed first. It doesn’t make much sense to have half the price with the same speed.

    You are just going to spend the money you saved on electricity bills waiting for your downloads to end.

    Whereas with twice speed with double speed, it means 1/2 electricity bills for me. But this would be a perfect world. I still pay the same electricity bills, but can download twice as much. I browse twice faster, and this means I do things twice as fast. Less waiting is much better for me.

    That’s why I am grateful to Orange for doing something like this. I’ve always said that it’d be better if instead of price decreases, we get speed increases. It’s finally done. We actually got both. Speed increase and price fall.

    You can choose what you want. If for example, you thought 512K was enough for you, you can downgrade your auto-upgraded line and pay Rs. 700 (almost 1/2 price), or keep the price, and get twice the speed.

    As long as there is no capping, I’m a happy guy! πŸ˜›

  • Ravi

    Guys, you know some good references where i can buy a quadcore pc with extreme features for animation and graphic design??? I am a digital art student.

    If you are on msn please contact me at gothathelionhotmailcom


  • InF

    Hmm.. depends in which country you are.

    In Mauritius, your best bets would be the usual suppliers:

    Mercury, FastClick, Jacey, Compuspeed (I think that’s the name, it’s in Labourdonnais street) and maybe Pascal for some of their ASUS boards.

    Quad Extreme, I don’t think you’ll get it for cheap here. You’d probably save by having it imported.