The Best of News Feeds #12

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Three PNG docos at their best

Tavurvur: The Highlands Trilogy: The Complete Collection

Tubuans & Dukduks has profiled a number of books about Papua New Guinea over the course of its short life. To find these posts simply click on the category cloud “PNG Literature” or you can click here. But what about videos or documentaries focused on PNG? Well, you can’t get much better than the following three-in-one astonishing documentary series which was filmed over a ten year period in the highlands of Papua New Guinea…


Not another article on SEO!?!

SiteProNews: The WHY of Search Engine Optimization

There are many articles written on the HOW of SEO, covering the many and varied aspects of the art of improving your site’s position in search engine ranking pages (SERPs). Whilst most people have heard the term “search engine optimization” and have a vague appreciation (or apprehension) of the hoped-for outcome, surprisingly few people seem to really understand WHY it is absolutely essential…


Mozilla speaks…

CommonSpace: Mozilla Foundation program ideas for 2009

Before the holidays, the Mozilla Foundation team spent a bunch of time thinking through the kind of programs we might work on in 2009. The idea was to come up with a short list of of activities that would a) contribute to Mozilla’s overall goals and b) really leverage the skills of our small team…


Lots of hope – will the world become a better place?

Malum: Barack Obama’s inaugural address in full

My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and co-operation he has shown throughout this transition. Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath. The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms…


Some great information on the PNG Bilum

David: Arts and Crafts – The Papua New Guinea Way

Some of Papua New Guinea’s finest art in designing string bags (bilums) are affordable in all sizes and shapes. The art of weaving bilum (string bags) in Papua New Guinea(PNG) – from traditional to contemporary fashion. The traditional art of weaving bilums or ‘basket’ – which has become the trademark for Papua New Guinea overseas, has, in a more westernized PNG society been revisited with a contemporary approach – in this case, while the designs are, in every sense, traditionally pure, sometimes the materials or tools used to create it, is synthetic…


A great concept at exorbitant fees!!

Emmanuel: Send Money Pacific

Hi Everyone, This email is about a new remittance advice and information website Send Money Pacific – www.sendmoneypacific.org. The website is AusAID funded with support from NZAID, and has information relating to the sending and receiving of money between Pacific Island nations and Australia & New Zealand i.e. what the buy/sell rates are, service fees…


Chip-chip-chip… slowly but surely!!

TuxMobil: CWUK: Open-Source Mobile Telephony Goes Legit

While big business may be crowning open source as the king of server-based computing, most enterprise movers and shakers vehemently deny any such moves in telephony. Yet open source in telecom is long past its debut and is, in fact, already in play in much of the Fortune 500. So why is open source a legitimate option in enterprise computing but bastardized so much in telephony?…


The new Windoze gets a good rap

MadDog: Previewing Windows 7

I seldom write about computer stuff. Frankly, after about thirty-five years of wrestling with the beasts, I’m sick of them. I want to use my computer like a hammer. If you handed a hammer, some nails, and a couple of boards to someone who was born in a cave and suckled by bears and told him to attach the two boards together, I’d bet he could figure out how to drive a nail in seconds. From then on, it’s just repetition…


A worthwhile freeby?

IT Tok Tok: Where to get free IT Tech books online

For the Wantoks out there that want some free IT Tech books here are three sites that are worth having a look at: * www.freecomputerbooks.com, * www.freetechbooks.com, * www.onlinecomputerbooks.com. Please note that some of the books can only be read online, while others can be downloaded in PDF format…


What do Scientology and Ruby have in common?

Sold Out Acitivist: 4 Reasons I Dislike Ruby

If you think about Scientology from a fictional point of view, the back story is mildly intriguing. But as a real life religious movement, it is one of the most retarded scams out there currently. Ruby (and Python) have similar movements behind them. Nowhere near as retarded as Scientology, but…


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