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There’s probably more that one reason you’d want to use a VPN. Reasons may include hiding your internet traffic details from your service provider, being able to “teleport” yourself to another part of the world to make services like Netflix or others believe you’re actually in those countries, thereby opening up your account to a buffet of new TV series :) …or like me you just want to watch soccer.

So I’ve been the silly soul footing the bill for an actual network subscription to a local TV network called DSTV in South Africa. Just me doing my part. However…


Inner source = baby steps towards an open sourced culture, especially for monolithic organizations terrified of change ;)


For you, we’ll carry on…

I work hard because you always worked harder, I’m calm because you were always calmer, I help others as much as I can because you helped everyone, I’m curious because you were always more curious,

You were always more, it pushed us all to catch up. You live on in all of us and in all your grandchildren, in Gabriella’s sense of adventure, Nadia’s joyful spirit , Ze’s craving for hunting, Daniel’s strength, Tiago’s mischief, Jia’s eyes.

You would say we must carry on, and so we carry on.


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It’s never been easier to do some funky video analytics from your pc or raspberry pi camera.

I often build simple camera projects to either detect faces or some other worldly artefact. One device connected to a single camera, simple enough.

But what to do when you want to do multiple things with the camera stream? such as pipe the video feed to a face detector and to a website or something like that. Usually the OS will tell you to piss off if you’re attached to a camera device already. …


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I’ve never been a fan of working from home, mostly because I found myself getting easily distracted by just about anything… mainly food. I’m a developer so, I’d compile some code, get up to go make some coffee get back to my desk and a few minutes later get up again to get a cookie or just get up to go stare into the refrigerator knowing very well it probably hadn’t gained the ability to fill itself with new snacky snacks sigh :(

On average I probably found myself working from home about once every 3 months, so definitely not…


It’s something everyone has experienced, you desperately crave something, you chase, research, dedicate so much time to achieving it, a relentless pursuit.

Eventually, against all odds, that (fill in the blank here) is yours. Your journey finally comes to an end, what joy! Until, of course, the next something comes along and the journey basically resets and you start all over again, leaving you thinking that the last something wasn’t really the thing you were looking for, however the next something well . . .

Why is that? Why are we never satisfied? Why do we always want?

Lessons from religion

Spoiler, the…


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Why are we differentiating?

Flashback: The beginning

I remember my very first day of primary school like it was yesterday, it was a completely new experience. Back in the day you didn't have to start at creche/ kindergarten before moving on to primary school, so primary school was the first time I had dipped my toe into the education system.
My parents walked with me to my first class, said a few words to my grade 1 teacher, said goodbye to me and told me to be good… This was pretty much the standard protocol it seemed since every other parent seemed to do just about the…


Love without words…


Image by Jose Pita — Toulouse

Sunlight finds its way through,
as it did yesterday and the day before then.
Stubborn eyelids resist the day ahead,
they eventually give up the fight and slowly push open.
Warm light washes away a dream desperate to remain my reality.
A hazy view of my world begins to form.
Senses awaken and push confusion under thick covers.

A memory ignites my will,
time unravels under clouded thoughts.
Things to do.

This is no ordinary place, this is tomorrow!
This is the promised better day.
A time never once before visited.
This is the day to own,
This day we will explore until our feet burn.

This will be our day
This is our today.

Jose Pita

Fingers bouncing furiously across impatient keys with the hope that someday someone might read these tales and think on the writers wishes

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