Fingerprinting

Fingerprinting

I noticed a flyer for a kiddie’s party/event – possibly part of Police Week – where one highlight was children’s fingerprinting. Elsewhere in the world, it would probably create a civil liberties outrage. Here, it may signal that this innovative new technology is being adapted in Dominica. The last time I looked at official crime-related statistics, there were zero crimes solved using fingerprint evidence…. But maybe it was just a typo for...

Wimax down the line?

C&W’s near-monopoly on Internet may not be forever here. Digicel – at least in Jamaica – are partnering with Wimax to bring wireless broadband…. more soon

Ad-free surfing

As a web developer, I know the value of advertising for web sites… but surfing without the ads is just delightful. I’m using the Firefox extension AdBlock Plus (it’s free, of course) and being able to read an article without having to maneuver around the adverts is...

Lies, damn lies, and Wikipedia

I often turn to Wikipedia when starting research because, well, because it comes up high in a Google search so often. But if the Wikipedia entry on Dominica is anything to go by, it needs to be taken with something of a grain of salt (note that I began with ‘starting research’). Interestingly, the most wildly inaccurate section was Demographics. Perhaps because it was based on a non-existent 2003 census. And this section couldn’t be edited. I did get a laugh though at the Language section, because it stated the cocoy dialect was based on Creole and London Cockney. Laugh? I nearly ran up the apples and pairs to the old trouble an strife.Do what, leave it out, knock it on the ‘ead,...

Shame on the Marriott

A quick ‘shame on you’ to the Marriott chain of hotels who charge $11 for a day’s worth Internet access while charging up to $225 a night for a room. I don’t mind an ‘EasyJet’ low-cost, pay for add-ons approach, but to charge that for a room -get this – also charge for a support call when the service is down – is shameful. I shoulda stayed at Antigua airport – choice of 4 FREE wireless...