Free Software Day tomorrow

If Pockey Lam hadn’t pointed it out I probably wouldn’t have known it was Software Freedom tomorrow. Better than last year though, when I only found out after it had happened. Software Freedom is important to me —most of this blog is related to it— and I’d really like Namibia to participate in this event, especially the Polytechnic of Namibia where I study, as it’s one of the few universities on the African continent mirroring Free Software.

In this effort I’ve written a post on the PoNLUG site and sent some emails in an attempt to get people excited about organising something for an event this weekend or Monday, because I can’t do something like this by myself. I realise it’s probably a bit late to try to get something big going at this point but hopefully we can do something and next year the PoNLUG will be prepared for Software Freedom Day!

Facebook: Backup & Delete

It’s a new year, it’s my birthday, it’s time to start on a fresh page, and for me that’s not going to be a Facebook page. After last year reading The Silent Number’s blog post about deleting your Facebook account on your birthday I decided that’s exactly what I would do.

His post gives you a lot of reasons to delete your account as well as detailed information on how to go about it. It also talks about how to do it in such a way as to make a big impact, hopefully convincing some of your friends to join you on the way out. The main things you need to know are:

  1. Go to your Facebook account settings and click Download a copy of your Facebook data at the bottom of the page
  2. When you’re done go to this page to permanently delete your account (not just deactivate) Continue reading