Network Monitoring Software
on Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:43 pm
IT administrators are spoilt for option when buying for network monitoring options. We've numerous vendors flaunting function sets, pricing sheets, supported vendor list, comparison sheets and so on. on their web sites and collaterals. Whilst all they are great developments for the seasoned IT administrators, the overkill on technical specifications and advertising ballyhoo can leave the not-so-experienced people in utter confusion.
Correct network monitor Software can determine future and present issues using the network. Network monitoring software
is developed to monitor LAN and all network gear elements. It troubleshoots nearly all network related problems as well as renders reports on network equipments element. Network monitor software reduces unnecessary waste of time, enables the user to monitor network gear element and notifies when failure happens. Whole network may be managed from a central place. Customers... [ Continued ]
Mini-Guinea San Diego, May 2010, day 8
on Wed May 05, 2010 10:56 pm
Day 8 (Wednesday) of the camp.
The intermediate group continued to work on Deniya, including three different breaks, which took up most of the session. Towards the end, Mamady demonstrated the parts for a new 4/4 rhythm called Balandugu Sila. The rhythm was inspired by the trip to Balandugu where Mamady did a pyramid with his students. (If you buy a copy of the volume 4 DVD, there is a great documentary in the bonus material about that trip. Also, listen to Taylor's interview
, where he tells a few stories about the horror trip they had to get there. It took forever due to bad roads and technical problems with the cars.) The intermediates will start learning this rhythm tomorrow.
The advanced group finished off Yankadi. At the end of the session, Mamady improvised to Yankadi, which was a joy to listen to. Technically quite simple phrases, but they are placed "just so" and flow out with... [ Continued ]
Bolokada Conde invites you to Guinea this Dec.!
on Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:14 pm
It brings me great pleasure to invite you to BOLOKADA CONDE's trip & workshop intensive in Guinea this December, 2013 !!
The trip is one of the Bolokada's most ambitious -- 21+ days of daily drum & dance classes, and tours in Conakry and three villages. Drummers will dive into full-sensory and immersed master classes on all drums, technique, solo and accompaniment, rhythms, songs, and folklore. Dancers will study with director of Ballet Soleil d'Afrique Ibrahim Sory Camara, one of Guinea’s greatest choreographers.
Clean accommodation, tasty food, drums, and in-country transport are provided, not to mention awesome fellowship with Bolokada's family, friends, and students !! Flights are about $1,500. The trip is $1,800 for 3 weeks. Bolokada invites professionals, master students, teachers, performers, and enthusiasts from across the globe for this amazing experience. [Trip website: http://www.trip2guinea.com/
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Drumming under water
on Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:32 am
Well, here I am in Queensland (the Sunshine State), and three quarters of the state have been declared a disaster area. The recent floods are the worst natural disaster in Australia's history (in extent, not in terms of loss of life fortunately).
Queensland is a large state. To give you an idea how large, take Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. All together, they are not quite as large as Queensland. You need to add Massachusetts and Connecticut to make up the difference. Or, if you want to put it differently, Queensland is has almost exactly 20% of the land area of the entire United States. Three quarters of that are flooded or severely affected by flood.
Queensland has experienced very serious losses of crops and livestock. Infrastructure is seriously damaged everywhere. Roads, bridges, water supply, electricity, communications, etc. It is difficult to ensure supply of essential goods to many areas that are cut off by the floods. Supermarkets are low or empty... [ Continued ]
Teaching Youth the Djembe
on Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:13 am
I recently started sharing the little I know about playing Djembe with youth’s ages 8 to 11. It is challenging to hold their attention but so rewarding when I see the youngsters 'get it'. I am motivated to share with the youth because to me the future of maintaining the integrity of the traditional West African rhythms is in found in the hearts, minds and spirits of youth inclined to view West African rhythms as important. Trouble is even for the ones that demonstrate a strong connection with the rhythm they must divide their attention with the computers, cell phones and I-pods. I am introducing this topic because I would like to hear stories of teachers of the rhythms, to especially the youth. What are your experiences your triumphs and techniques used to effectively reach the youth?