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Jan 31, 2009


My blog has got a Google Search Sitelink!!! :D

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Jan 26, 2009



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Jan 25, 2009

RCPL 2006_Photos

This June, we'll be celebrating the 80 years of RCPL’s existence – from 1929 to 2009!!! RCPL came into existence during the French period, more than 80 years ago, but under various names such as "Lycée Coloniale" and "Royal College of Mauritius." The 80 years celebrations are for the existence of the name: ROYAL COLLEGE PORT LOUIS. As for the current building, it has endured 53 years since the first stone was laid in 1956 by Princess Margaret. (Rest of RCPL history here)
Hence RCPL will be organizing a series of events to commemorate this! Check this Facebook group for more, the event or contact RCPL

Since everyone is expected to contribute, my contribution will be these photos. That was back in August 2006 when I was doing my Design & Tech project in Upper Six, & I used to bring my camera everyday - the same camera which I broke a few months ago.
I've only posted a few pics here but you'll find the rest on my Flickr page.


Zoom on the lettering - RCPL is missing an 'O.'  Why?
That particular letter was broken by a missile - a ball hit by someone... & that someone hid the pieces of 'O' in the drain just below... LOL



The volleyball court - football ground in the early years until volleyball was introduced & everyone caught on.



The basketball court - used for playing football as well...



The football ground... perhaps the biggest in any college. Surely you'd think that there is more ground that students? Wrong!! In my first year, back in 2000, every square inch of it was occupied during breaks - not only the ground, but the basketball court, the volleyball court, in fact anywhere with a little space! All classes had their own reserved space for playing football - it was literally like having ants all over the place!


However by the time I reached 6th form, due to the educational reforms, there was a drastic decrease in students & I never saw that sight again.
Hopefully, with RCPL being back to a 'normal' college, I expect things have taken their natural course...



The Ruins?



One of the “glue” trees!



The mural painted on the occasion of... a MOE college paint competition or something.



I know I missed loads of pics of memorable places - the dry swimming pool converted into volleyball/pétanque spot, The Hall & its Hall of Fame, the Salon, the Labs, the Canteens, the Amphitheatre, the Library, the Gym, the Music Room/Store, the Toilets (eurgh), the Abandoned House, the Fort, the Tunnel, the Art Room & the Workshop & its store...



(Photo from RCPL Wiki)
Sure, the infrastructure isn’t as modern as in newer colleges, but it’s the memories that matters most – nothing beats the celebration of Laureates.…



(Photo from RCPL Wiki)
Since then things have changed beyond recognition. I greatly regret having never managed to take the rest of photos. I now realise that I have hardly any memento of my wonderful time at RCPL... :'(

Check the rest of the pics on Flickr.
Easter egg – one of the RCPL dogs was caught in the wild… :P


"As royalists, you are condemned to do great things"

A.Ghanty, Royalist & Ex-RCPL Rector

The Links:
RCPL Facebook Group
RCPL 80 Years Celebration Facebook Event
RCPL Profile on Facebook (LOL)
RCPL on Wikipedia
RCPL Alumni Association
The Official Website

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Jan 24, 2009


Yes, an annular solar eclipse like above will be visible only in the Indian Ocean on  the 26th of January… as from 06.06 GMT to 09.52 GMT, with the peak at 07.58 GMT (12h58 local time).

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Jan 18, 2009

Windows 7 Beta Default Desktop

We've already seen that Windows 7 is very fast, it has some really awesome features but let's not forget it's still a Siamese Fighting fish (aka a Betta) with thousands of bugs & improvements that can still be made.

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Jan 16, 2009

Wifi Map of Mauritius

A list of WiFi Hotspots in Mauritius. Click the map for a larger view. :)
I stumbled upon this through a Smashing Apps post - Locate The Best Wi-Fi Hotspots Anywhere Around The World

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Jan 15, 2009


Yes it has happened! Better than expected, most connection speeds were doubled! Don’t read this post, instead check this new one for more details - Orange ADSL prices decrease on 1st March 2009!

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Jan 14, 2009

7 install

After looking at the performance of Windows 7 in my previous review, I'll now focus on what's new in Windows 7 - the user interface, the revamped apps & the new features.

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Jan 11, 2009


The first public beta - Beta 1 Build 7000.0.081212-1400 of Windows 7 was leaked several days before the launch of the official beta testing program. Thanks to Sailesh who provided me with a copy, I was able to test it. Here's Part I of the review where I'll be looking at the performance of Windows 7.

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Jan 9, 2009

Transformers 2 Teaser Poster

& here it is… from Yahoo! Movies.
According to Slashfilm, that’s Decepticon The Fallen who appears in its Cybertronian form. Some say that he's responsible for the Decepticons split from Cybertron... looks a bit like Sauron (LOL), but most Transformers fans would agree that this is a life-like version of the Decepticon logo!!

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Jan 7, 2009


2008 was a pretty crazy year for the tech world - think how it was the least affected by the Credit Crunch! The iPhone 3G did record sales. Netbooks stunned everyone by their popularity. & The Dark Knight broke every movie record. So let's take a look at what 2009 has in store for us...

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Jan 1, 2009


To brighten up your New Year 2009 & to reward my readers, I'm giving away one 1-month Rapidshare account, valid till 31st Jan 2009.

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