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Hotel Wifi – The More you Pay, the Less you Get

By: Tim Russell Posted: May-16-2014 in
Tim Russell

As a regular business/leisure traveller and web addict, wifi access is very important to me. And this is one of the great things about living in Vietnam – virtually every café, bar and restaurant has free wifi, meaning I’m never far away from a connection. Sadly, the same cannot be said of hotels, at least not all of them.

Barcamp Phnom Penh 2011

By: Jet Odrerir Posted: October-20-2011 in
Jet Odrerir

The first BarCamp was held in 2005 in Palo Alto, CA. Since then it has quickly spread around the world and 22-23 October Cambodia will be hosting its fourth BarCamp at the University of Puthisastra.

They are open, participatory workshop-events, the content of which is provided by participants. Typically centered around tech subjects such as Open Source Technologies and Cyber-Security it is nonetheless an unconference with a variety of subjects being presented, completely up to those interested in participating.

The Future of the Khmer Language on the Internet

By: Norbert Klein Posted: March-23-2011 in
Norbert Klein

The Mirror, Vol. 15, No. 709

The Internet – specially the two Social Networks of Facebook (more here) and Twitter (more here) – brought hundreds of millions of people world-wide in new ways into special relations of – mostly public group – communication. Both networks have also thousand of active participants in Cambodia.

Recently, there was also a discussion started about the fact that many people in Cambodia use Romanized Khmer on these networks - “Urgent!!! We have to promote the usage of Khmer Unicode, or else the Khmer language will disappear and Romanized Khmer will replace our language in the cyberworld.”

Technical Ministry Staff Challenges Higher Authorities

By: Norbert Klein Posted: March-09-2011 in
Norbert Klein

The Mirror, Vol. 15, No. 706

Since a couple of weeks ago, there was confusing and contradicting information about Internet accessibility in Cambodia – not in general, but as a result of interference and censorship. Some web sites, critical of the government, were not accessible.

There were several confusing aspects:

  • The blocking did not happen at the same time at all Internet Service Providers [ISPs], so it could not be – as initially and unofficial claimed - a technical problem at the source; there were widely different explanations
  • "We do not know what happens"
  • "We don't block anything"

Free Open Source Software at “FOSS Asia”

By: Norbert Klein Posted: February-01-2011 in
Norbert Klein

The Mirror, Vol. 15, No. 701

I have been a supporter of Free Open Source Software – FOSS – for several years, and in 2010, I learnt so much more about how FOSS could be used in order to help tackle copyright issues of software and even more, of an important sector of a developing country like Cambodia, such as education. So, I grabbed a chance to join the FOSS Asia event which took place in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam from 12 to 14 November last year.

Phnom Penh as Radio Paradise

By: Garage Bar Posted: October-13-2010 in
Garage Bar

With all due respect to those who toil at Phnom Penh's LOVE FM station, it's not a radio station I or many of my friends care to listen to for the music, Anglo males in their mid-fifties clearly not being their primary target market.

Fortunately download speeds have increased in Cambodia enough to make internet radio a viable option for the music lover of any age. And the radio apps available for the iPhone have made me an absolute convert to internet radio. The multitasking capability of IOS 4.0 means I can listen to internet radio AND use the iPhone for other time-wasting activities simultaneously.

UDATE: First Cambodian Space Ship launched, Mission accomplished

By: Thomas Wanhoff Posted: October-02-2010 in
Thomas Wanhoff

UPDATE: Launch was successfull, See more impressive pictures from the balloon rising into the sky over Cambodia into the space.

It might be a bit late, but due to travel and connections issues I could not find the time for this review. The headline might be a bit misleading: Of course there is no space ship, but actually something is leaving Cambodia into the outer space. It looks like a weather balloon, and it is supposed to launch today depending on a Go from the builders.

Phnom Penh guide for BarCamp Phnom Penh 2010 international participants

By: Preetam Rai Posted: September-21-2010 in
Preetam Rai

Barcamp Phnom Penh (25 and 26 September this year) attracts visitors from around South East Asia and beyond. If this is your first visit to Phnom Penh, below are some pointers that might be useful.

Airlines and getting there
If you are in South East Asia, the best way to get to Phnom Penh is via the budget airlines. You can get these for around 150to 200 USD.
AirAsia (From Malaysia and Thailand)

Cambodia Begins Creating Legislation against Cyber Crimes

By: The Mirror Posted: July-16-2010 in
The Mirror

The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 673

“Phnom Penh: Cambodia starts to create legislation against cyber crimes as legal mechanisms for the country to help to deal with cyber crimes and other negative impacts relating to technology, that are happening in Cambodia, in the region, and around the world.

“A workshop about the creation of legislation against cyber crimes was held in the morning of 13 July 2010 at the Council of Ministers, and government officials, officials of national and international organizations, and representatives of Internet Service Providers, of telecom companies, of technology companies, of publication institutions, and of other relevant fields participated in the workshop.

Changes to site navigation - Bali - Ubud

By: Expat Advisory Posted: September-15-2011 in
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