A little bit of public speaking – November 2012 – Bonn, Germany
Archive for the 'ICT' Category
Tags: blogs, Ethiopia, ethiopians, Facebook
Ethiopians spend a great deal of time enjoying their coffee. No wonder there are so many cafés in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. Cafés are more than just a place to hang out though; for many, they represent a dynamic public sphere in which to discuss the hottest issues facing the country. Meaningful conversations taking place in every corner of the cafés show how well-informed citizens are and how they enjoy exchanging their opinions about many things around them. But where do people get their information in the first place? Continue reading ‘Disconnected Ethiopian Netizens’
Tags: EIABC FM, online radio, online radio station, online streaming, set-up radio, Sheger FM
A few months ago I setup online radio streaming for EiABC FM which is running by students to the world. The EiABC radio has many listeners online than inside the campus. Setting up the online radio is pretty straight forward and there are very cool open-source solutions for it. Sheger FM uses proprietary software. I don’t know how much they pay, but obviously it is expensive compare to $0.0 price what we get from a Linux world. Continue reading ‘How to Setup Online Radio Station’
It’s been a while since Ethio telecom blocked port 25 (which is a common SMTP port for sending emails). There have been lots of debate on port 25 globally I don’t know since when, but the funny part is Ethio telcom blocked the port without telling the customers. They haven’t sent email, nor post it in their website – Just blocked it!
For the usual reasons, I haven’t met anyone who is happy with Ethio telecom services. I understand the reason behind blocking port 25 (It is highly used by spammers), but being a solo service provider and shut down the whole country from using a standard port is unimaginable – without notice is even worse.
I am wondering how many people formatted their computer assuming that their email didn’t go out because of a problem with it.