Archive for June, 2007

Email on HF Radio

Posted: June 19, 2007 in Information, Technology

My friend Stanley got me going on this little project he did while in school. It was about using a HF radio and connecting to the internet. Anyway….Stanley aroused my interest so I did some searches on google and realise the potential HF Radio can be for Papua New Guinea.

Currently in Africa, Bushmail is a worldwide Email that works via HF Radio. It is extremely robusts and can even work during a cyclone. If this was successful in Africa, imagine what advantage it can do for Papua New Guinea. With the difficulties in communication and transportation, this Email over HF Radio may be the saviour for many of our citizens.

It only requires;

  • Antenna (can be suspended on a tree)
  • HF Radio
  • HF Modem
  • Computer (Laptop will do also)
  • 12 Volts DC battery (Solar panel for rural areas)

If you have a landcruiser, you can have an antenna on it and have your laptop pc powered by the cigarette lighter plug and wollla !!!!, you can check you email and even send email on your HF Radio. You cannot browse the internet for that matter as the internet requires you to transmit and receive at the same time.

Two-way radio is a classic half-duplex medium of communication, that is you either trasmitting — push to talk– or receiving, not both at the same time. So we can store emails and send and also receive emails and check them off-line.

I am going to try this at my backyard and see if it works. I wonder if I can use skpye on this also. Because I am either talking or listening. If it does work……imagine the possibilities of endless phone calls for FREE!!!!

But more importantly is the benefits it will bring to rural clinics, aid posts and hospitals.

Lets talk about Sex

Posted: June 14, 2007 in Health, Information, Talk Sex

I’ve been copied on this email message for almost two weeks now. I can’t remember how many of this same email I got from dozen different senders but they all have the same context and message so I’m thinking, people must actually wanting to talk about sex.

So I’ll post the email I got copied on and lets discuss something on the subject. It may be interesting to see how many people actually going to comment to this post.
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1. Sex is a beauty treatment. Scientific tests find that when women make
love they produce amounts of the hormone estrogen, which makes hair
shine and skin smooth.

2. Gentle, relaxed lovemaking reduces your chances of suffering
dermatitis, skin rashes and blemishes. The sweat produced cleanses the
pores and makes your skin glow.

3. Lovemaking can burn up those calories you piled on during that
romantic dinner.

4. Sex is one of the safest sports you can take up. It stretches
and tones up just about every muscle in the body. It’s more enjoyable
than swimming 20 laps, and you don’t need special sneakers!

5. Sex is an instant cure for mild depression. It releases
endorphins into the bloodstream, producing a sense of euphoria and
leaving you with a feeling of well-being.

6. The more sex you have, the more you will be offered. The sexually
active body gives off greater quantities of chemicals called pheromones.
These subtle sex perfumes drive the opposite sex crazy!

7. Sex is the safest tranquilizer in the world. IT IS 10 TIMES MORE
EFFECTIVE THAN VALIUM.

8. Kissing each day will keep the dentist away. Kissing
encourages saliva to wash food from the teeth and lowers the level of
the acid that causes decay, preventing plaque build-up.

9. Sex actually relieves headaches. A lovemaking session can
release the tension that restricts blood vessels in the brain.

10. A lot of lovemaking can unblock a stuffy nose. Sex is a natural
antihistamine. It can help combat asthma and hay fever.
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I’ve facilitated a few workshops last year with the topic “Youth and HIV/AIDS” during my work. The interesting thing about it is the my discussion always ends with “Sex Education“. I had alot of interesting discussion everytime and discussion always get heated up. There are people who argue that Sex should not be talked about openly and there are others who have a more open mind to the subject.


But let me gather my thoughts and will talk more about sex…

Music Tour

Posted: June 14, 2007 in Information

Papua New Guinea always go crazy when a band is visiting the country. I remember the likes of Makoma, Maxi Priest, Lucky Dube, O’yaba, Apprentice, Sharzy etc… coming to PNG and causing hysteria with the admirers. Most of these visits where always to promote their album in the country to our music loving fans. Solomon Island artists seems to visit regularly whenever a new group hit the charts.

Not far behind the visits from the Solomon Island bands of Apprentish and sharzy are the bands that we get from African countrys. Makoma, O’yaba and Lucky Dube. We may have some also from the Carribean Islands but I’d have to check CHM to get more information on that.

And we are all used to the slow and sometimes reggae music that these band comes to promote. Maybe it’s time we add some flavour to our taste in music…..something a little fast that makes you wanna move and grove……..!!!

What if we get a band with the latest music on the chart to play in PNG?? The first band that springs to mind right now is “Blue Lagoon“. With their hits, Isle of Paradise and their remix of Heart Breaker, Break my Stride, and Now that we found Love……..I believe they would be a hit with our music lovers and not only that……they could actually sell a message in their tour.

What you all think?