Not every time complain; Sometimes give thumbs up.
There’s a Driver’s Licence Office within the VIO facility at Mabushi, Abuja. In a previous post, I had complained about how “the network” prevented me from getting my licence renewed the first time. Continue reading
Day after day, many Nigerians stand in line for hours at banks, airline ticketing offices, government service providers like Customs, Driver’s Licence Authority, Hospitals, etc. The usual culprit is that “the network is slow” or “the server is not going”. As a Network Engineer, I cringe each time I hear “the network” being blamed for portal design or capacity planning failure.
Getting your personal/corporate website on the Internet involves a number of distinct but related components. People often get them mixed up because they would usually source all components from the same person (or company).
Over the years, I’ve had to explain the components during domain or hosting transfer so I’m putting this online in case someone finds it useful.
Every once in a while, smartphone users find distasteful images and videos in the phone gallery (or phone files backup) without ever downloading such. Whatsapp is one source of such. Continue reading
To the terminally impatient who can not read long posts, scroll to the last paragraph.
In the quest for speedy web browsing and Internet bandwidth savings, many of us make use of servers/appliances that have HTTP and DNS caching functionality. Of course, the lazy (or accidental) administrator does the barest minimum to get the service working and moves on.
In the old days with lean VSAT bandwidth, many could (mis)configure their Web and DNS devices yet nothing bad would happen (mostly). Now that we have optic fibre internet connections however, it is a very different case. Continue reading
The long email below is something I sent to a Consortium member that has been having challenges with browsing speed due to unseen forces guzzling their bandwidth.
I had to audit the network for several days using a Mikrotik router to be totally sure. Thought I’d share part of my report here with anyone having a similar experience. Hopefully, I make it a guide someday. Continue reading
I’ll just type this here till I have time to do a more detailed analysis. I got inspired to start as I was commenting on a Facebook post. Please forgive the disjointed format. Continue reading
Many of the world’s developed countries use dedicated research and education networks to provide cutting edge services and drive technological innovation. Last week, we witnessed the inauguration of the Nigerian Research and Education Network (NgREN) at the National Universities Commission (NUC) in Abuja. Continue reading
i was surprised to find out this afternoon that a lot of my friends outside abuja do not realize nomad chargers are a tinitop product. apparently, some think i just like promoting the products.
so here it is: nomad chargers are manufactured for tinitop technologies limited. Continue reading
A lot of the time, people ask who the best ISP to use in Nigeria is; my answer rarely changes – “It depends.” On what? Continue reading