Articles

Here are several miscellaneous computer related articles, opinions and essays by fellow TTCS members. If you wish to contribute an article, email us at [email protected]

Note : Any opinions expressed by contributors are not necessarily that of the TTCS.


 

Trinidad and Tobago Tech Groups and Email lists

ICT-related Laws and Policies in Trinidad and Tobago

Computer Suppliers in Trinidad and Tobago

All Purpose Windows troubleshooting and upgrading USB or DVD drive

History of Bulletin Board Systems (BBSes) in Trinidad and Tobago

Rules for the TTCS discussion list

Trinidad and Tobago Wi-Fi hotspots

History of the Society of Computer Users (SCU) from 1990 to 1996

Interview with the TTNIC administrator

Windows XP Service Pack 2

Year 2000

 

 

 

 

Save the date and Call for Topics for the Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum 2020 (#TTIGF2020)

Mark your calendar for the fourth Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum (TTIGF)! The Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum 2020 will be on Friday January 31 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 from 9 am to 5 pm at Naparima College Auditorium, San Fernando, Trinidad.

TTIGF is hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Multistakeholder Advisory Group (TTMAG), of which the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society is a member.

The IGF is a forum for multistakeholder dialogue on public policy issues related to key elements of Internet governance issues, such as the Internet’s sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development.

The theme of the TTIGF 2020 will be
“The Internet and YOU: Ensuring the Internet’s Future“.

If you have a topic you’d like to have considered for a session at the TTIGF 2020, please fill out the form at http://igf.tt/call-for-topics/ today!

TTCS OSSWIN 2.6 – a collection of Free and Open Source Software (#FOSS) for Windows available for download

TTCS OSSWIN 2.6 featuring qBittorrent

The TTCS OSSWIN v2.60, a collection of the latest version of Free and Open Source Software for Microsoft Windows 10/8/7 is available for download. The latest release features many software updates with 5 new programs added :

  • Tomboy-ng – easily create desktop notes on the desktop for later viewing and editing.
  • Joplin – Note taking and to-do application with synchronisation capabilities.
  • gImageReader – recognize text from images and PDFs to editable text
  • digiKam – photo management application to import, organise, edit, view and share your digital photos and videos
  • qBittorrent – download files via BitTorrent, a client file-sharing protocol created to overcome the obstacles of transferring large files over the Internet.

Visit the TTCS OSSWIN page at https://www.ttcs.tt/osswin for more details and to download the 6GB collection as an ISO file for extracting to your harddrive or USB storage device.

Note that you can also browse TTCS OSSWIN online at http://ttcsosswin.ttcs.tt/ which features the web interface to learn about Free and Open Source programs in various categories, including screenshots or videos of the programs and a link to the program’s website where you can download the program. The web based UI is responsive, meaning it should be usable on non-Windows small screen mobile phones and tablets.

Latin American & Caribbean Internet Governance Forum 2019 (LACIGF) from August 6 to 8 2019 ; how to watch #LACIGF12 online

#LACIGF2019

The twelveth edition of the Latin American & Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (LACIGF) meeting is taking place in La Paz, Bolivia from August 6-8 2019.

What is LACIGF? LACIGF is the Regional Latin American and Caribbean Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum. The event has been held annually since 2008 and provides a space for multisectoral dialogue where government, private sector, technical community, academia and civil society organization representatives present and discuss their points of view on the Internet Governance agenda for the region.

The LACIGF agenda at https://lacigf.org/en/lacigf-12/#tabs-2 shows the times of the various Internet Governance sessions over the 2 days. The time in Bolivia is the same as Trinidad and Tobago. The agenda page also has the webcast embedded but you can watch the webcast (English) separately at https://ustream.tv/channel/23686572 .

Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society Meeting [Upcoming TTCS AGM, Gov’t Website Hacks] on ** Wednesday ** August 7th 2019 from 7 to 9:30 pm; Joe’s Pizza, St. Augustine please RSVP!

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society will be having a meeting on Wednesday August 7th, 2019 from 7pm to 9:30 pm at Joe’s Pizza, St. Augustine (click for map).


Our key topic for this meeting is to discuss our upcoming AGM and nominations. We should also be discussing the recent hacks to severalGovernmentwebsites by ‘vandathegod’. Please come prepared with your comments and contributions to the discussion, especially with regards to our nominations for our AGM.


Anyone interested in computing and ICT are welcome to attend, however please RSVP to [email protected] . See you there!

Five more Trinidad and Tobago Government websites defaced (11 websites defaced as of 9:30 PM local TT time)

Screenshot of Trinidad and Tobago Police Service website ( edited to remove NSFW messages)

Five(!) more Trinidad and Tobago Government websites (ttps.gov.tt, tourism.gov.tt, csp.gov.tt, opm-gca.gov.tt and nationalenergy.tt ) has been defaced by the same person or persons who defaced immigration.gov.tt and nationalsecurity.gov.tt and 4 others ( ag.gov.tt , moe.gov.tt, nedco.gov.tt and tatt.org.tt) earlier today with NSFW messages.

Four more Trinidad and Tobago Government websites defaced

Screenshot of defaced Ministry of Education website (edited to remove NSFW messages)

Update : 10:22 pm July 25 2019 : more websites defaced – at least 11 as of 9:30 PM – see https://www.ttcs.tt/2019/07/25/five-more-trinidad-and-tobago-government-websites-defaced-11-websites-defaced-as-of-930-pm-local-tt-time

At least four more government websites, ag.gov.tt , moe.gov.tt, nedco.gov.tt and tatt.org.tt were defaced by the same person or persons who defaced immigration.gov.tt and nationalsecurity.gov.tt with NSFW messages.