Friday, August 28, 2015

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That Night........
I remember vividly when you smiled at me, it made my soul feel your warmth.
I felt your hand touch my skin softly and my heart was happy.
That Night...........
I will never forget in my life. It was the night we were ever close.
I held you close to me and felt your breath and your beating heart.
I wish I could bring that night back but I cant.
That Night..........
We were both happy and the look in your eyes were filled with..............LOVE.
Your soft voice echoing in my ear....................
Watching you sleep beside me, made me forget all about the worries of the world.
I wanted nothing ........but you............
That Night.........
The tears! it brings to my eyes.......just to remember you.
The pain in my heart!  just to know you'll never be there for me.
Your advice..........your laughter...........your smile.............the little gossiping here and there.......your voice on the phone checking up on me and also looking out for my best interest.
You were a treasure beyond measure...............
Who would ever treat me like you did? When you alone saw how to bring the best in me.
You made promises to me..... that you'll always be there and I believed.
That Night............
I should have cling onto you tighter than I did.
That Night.........
My faith should have been more, just like you taught me.
And then............. you were gone!!!!!!!!!!!!
I never wanted that night to end......but it did, as everything that has a beginning has an end.
I know you don't even think about me, because you're loved more than I could ever love you where you are now.
That Night...............
Our last time together.......and all the memories we made has been planted deep in my mind and heart.
Its been a long time....... without you my dearest .......but I'll surely tell you all about it when I ever see you again.
With a smile, I say your words...................Me ra'do wo..................
My thoughts about that night............................priceless!!!!

This is in remembrance of you ...........................Esther.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Second-hand clothes are sold all over the country, in shops and on hand carts.
People who wear second-hand clothes must wash or disinfect the items before they wear them or they may suffer from different kinds of skin diseases.
Diseases like dermatitis, scabies and fungal diseases can be passed on by wearing unwashed second-hand clothes.
Doctors even advise that clothes be washed with warm water and disinfectant and ironed on both sides.
Most of the used clothes, including sweaters, coats, shirts, under wear, socks, boots, shoes and sandals are imported from European countries, the United States and Canada, according to traders.
It can even spread bedbugs..........bad for anyone.

On the other hand, Designer clothes are also sold all over the country, in designated shops and at malls.
They're gorgeous, extremely well-tailored, good at boosting your social status, and outrageously expensive.
In order to buy designer clothes, one must know at least know who the designers are;
The names people look out for are Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Versace, Gucci, Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent, Prada, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino and Armani.
Of course, there are many more designers and brands, but these given names are for you to begin with, if you don't know much about fashion.
Its also good to know they are well kept and you don't have to think about dermatitis, scabies and fungal diseases.
it wont be washed with warm water and disinfectant and ironed on both sides or even worse spread bedbugs.

Sometimes in life, people in our lives tend to treat us as designers clothes and......... it will feel good.............Others will also they treat you as second hand clothes ...........and it will hurt very bad.

Because one thing people fail to see is that you are human and you're you move on.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Something about you

Moments ago ,I spoke to someone who is special to me and after hearing him;
Unfortunately, I had tears in my eyes for just listening to him...................

He was in love and couldn't help but scream it loud.................
but these were the actual words I wanted to tell my dear one after listening to him..................;

“You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure she won't laugh if you trip.”
Too often, two people feel the early signs of a loving relationship only to move too fast with the one they are falling in love with.

Or worse yet, you become so enamored with “being in love” that you become blinded to the warning signs.

You so desperately want to be in love and be loved that you miss important clues.

One thing I know for sure is that “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” One thing for certain – neither was love.
It develops over time.
It requires patience.
It requires self-examination.
And it most certainly requires you to run slowly across fields until you find the proper footing, lest you fall down!

but after so many thoughts.................................I felt it was no longer my place to say these things.

So...................I smiled through my pain as tears streamed down my face.
Alas! he has found Love...................................................         

I wish him so much happiness

With lots of love..............................Sansly

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Anadwo Kube on the Oxford Street

Anadwo Kube on the Oxford Street

You know how it often takes a lot of courage to do something unconventional in life? Well, it probably maybe something I’m growing to feel adamant about, much less ponder upon these days. This includes the very night I decided to do the big “chop” 4 years ago (nope..absolutely no regrets!)

So my visitor and I decided to take a supposedly short stroll within the neighborhood one evening. However, for lack of defining our destination, we found ourselves walking along the very busy streets of Osu-Oxford. This stroll was probably needful, since we both noticed our gradually bulging stomachs and arms which were definitely a no match for our youthful ages. Hence, we deemed it necessary to undergo some calorific crucifixion that night.

After traversing close to about 5 kilometers, we decided to allow our buds taste the sweet and nourishing liquid of kube… night. This however meant we were obviously missing out on one thing: no sunshine to help deepen our refreshing moment of the anadwo kube! Nonetheless, the missing weather element did not alter the sweet taste of the kube liquid which we joyfully lapped at; carefully savouring all the sugary juice of this fruit. ..yum!  

Of course, we ended up paying a higher price of 2.00 cedis per nut on demand from the coconut seller, even after our several negotiations! An amount I am still pondering and trying to reason out, as to whether it was because we bought the kube at night, or because the kube stand was directly opposite the Oxford mall or we simply just annoyed the kube seller with our excitement at the nut’s juice…these days you never know what could be the genuine reason for inflated prices..

Satisfied, though dismayed at our rude rip-off, we still made our journey back to the neighbourhood chatting and jittering over every silly issue that popped into those little round heads of ours. Some topics of course were triggered by the sights and scenes along the way home. Whilst at it, we each would occasionally and clandestinely stick out the tip of our greedy tongues to wipe away the remaining few drops of kube liquid lodged the sides of our lips..(Of course out of the sight of one another).

Finally, we completed our return journey back to House No. 220, and were greeted with a loud and harmonious chorale of croaking sounds of frogs, mixed with the shrieking stridulating sounds of the male crickets who were earnestly seeking their female counterparts in the dark thickets. Aaah..such wonderful music, that we wondered who the conductor of this musical piece could be. Indeed,  this ‘invisible’ choir conductor was doing a great job at directing each (in) vertebrate to sing their various parts in such unison!

A glance at our watches, showed the long arm strike a quarter to 10. The moonlight’s beams were getting stronger, with the twinkling of the stars glowing brighter as though to give a wink any time we glance up the sky in effort to stifle the yawns. Obviously no one of us wanted to be the first to admit tiredness for fear of being ridiculed as a weakling who couldn’t endure a 10 kilometer journey. 

It was then that we realized how worthwhile Anadwo Kube on the Oxford Street was!

By Vanessa Modupe Jobarteh

Sunday, July 26, 2015

It was the look of resilience!

It so happened that early this morning, I found myself walking along the narrow streets of Swedru town market, and I had the chance to interact with some business women I met there. The streets were crowded with several stores, each displaying their wares. Every store here, waiting for the day to bring upon them a smile of blessings and good luck.
The town gradually wakes up to a bustling atmosphere, but there's one thing that strikes me;... the look of resilience on the faces of the women here. The look that says a firm No in the face of adversity and the troublesome economy. The look, that implies they intend to fight on in spite of the little or no sales they made in the previous days.
Amazingly, I see something similar on the faces of the female farmers I meet on my way to the hinterlands of the Central region. It is the look of resilience.
This look is unmistakably noticed grâce à the wrinkles that appeared on their faces as they managed to break into a smile when I waved at them. The sweat beads I noticed, moved quickly down their darkened skins, as each muscle and ligament within their bodies worked hard in unison to support the burdensome loads of wood and farm produce they carried on their heads. Not to talk of how they bravely trod the red muddy road back to their homes....unfortunately, without shoes or slippers on their feet.
Yet one thing remained unchanged on the faces of these women; It was the look of resilience!

By: Vanessa Modupe Jobarteh

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Captive Portal - Zerotruth

Zerotruth Captive Portal

I am running zeroshell and needed some flexibility with captive portal especially delegating access to another user and that's where Zerotruth comes in.

Below is a snippet from the creator's site

Zerotruth Captive Portal

I came closer to Zeroshell trying an ready application in order to set up an Hot Spot for a square situated in front of a public library and school.
Zeroshell surprised me in a very positive way in respect of the speed and the simplicity to create an Captive Portal: I took an Alix and ten minutes later everything worked perfectly. The "limit" was then to give the management to an inexperienced person who could access to all the characteristics through Zeroshell' s interface. After a first experience in PHP, that presented some limits in respect of speed if the hotspot had to manage lots of users using "curl" hardly, I decided to realize an interface to install directly on Zeroshell, that could increase the elaboration speed and that could permit the access to others functions not available from an outside PHP . My choice was to use some cgi-bin in scripts bash, with lot of difficulties, especially to understand how the extraordinary work of Fulvio Ricciardi worked, from which I obviously copied almost everything. This is how, with some friends help of the Italian forum Zeroshell, Zerotruth was born.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Best router Enterprise to SOHO Free

Firewall Router

Zeroshell is a Linux distribution for servers and embedded devices aimed at providing the main network services a LAN requires. It is available in the form of Live CD or Compact Flash image and you can configure and administer it using your web browser. The main features of this Linux distribution for Network Appliances are listed below:
  • Load Balancing and Failover of multiple Internet connections;
  • UMTS/HSDPA connections by using 3G modems;
  • RADIUS server for providing secure authentication and automatic management of the encryption keys to the Wireless 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11a networks supporting the 802.1x protocol in the EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS and PEAP form or the less secure authentication of the client MAC Address; WPA with TKIP and WPA2 with CCMP (802.11i complaint) are supported too; the RADIUS server may also, depending on the username, group or MAC Address of the supplicant, allow the access on a preset 802.1Q VLAN;
  • Captive Portal to support the web login on wireless and wired networks. Zeroshell acts as gateway for the networks on which the Captive Portal is active and on which the IP addresses (usually belonging to private subnets) are dynamically assigned by the DHCP. A client that accesses this private network must authenticate itself through a web browser using Kerberos 5 username and password before the Zeroshell's firewall allows it to access the public LAN. The Captive Portal gateways are often used to provide authenticated Internet access in the HotSpots in alternative to the 802.1X authentication protocol too complicated to configure for the users. Zeroshell implements the functionality of Captive Portal in native way, without using other specific software as NoCat or Chillispot;
  • QoS (Quality of Service) management and traffic shaping to control traffic over a congested network. You will be able to guarantee the minimum bandwidth, limit the max bandwidth and assign a priority to a traffic class (useful in latency-sensitive network applications like VoIP). The previous tuning can be applied on Ethernet Interfaces, VPNs, bridges and VPN bondings. It is possible to classify the traffic by using the Layer 7 filters that allow the Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) which can be useful to shape VoIP and P2P applications;
  • HTTP Proxy server which is able to block the web pages containing virus. This feature is implemented using the ClamAV antivirus and HAVP proxy server. The proxy server works in transparent proxy mode, in which, you don't need to configure the web browsers of the users to use it, but the http requests will be automatically redirected to the proxy;
  • Wireless Access Point mode with Multiple SSID and VLAN support by using WiFi network cards based on the Atheros chipsets. In other words, a Zeroshell box with one of such WiFi cards could become a IEEE 802.11a/b/g Access Point providing reliable authentication and dynamic keys exchange by 802.1X and WPA protocols. Of course, the authentication takes place using EAP-TLS and PEAP over the integrated RADIUS server;
  • Host-to-lan VPN with L2TP/IPsec in which L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol) authenticated with Kerberos v5 username and password is encapsulated within IPsec authenticated with IKE that uses X.509 certificates;
  • Lan-to-lan VPN with encapsulation of Ethernet datagrams in SSL/TLS tunnel, with support for 802.1Q VLAN and configurable in bonding for load balancing (band increase) or fault tolerance (reliability increase);
  • Router with static and dynamic routes (RIPv2 with MD5 or plain text authentication and Split Horizon and Poisoned Reverse algorithms);
  • 802.1d bridge with Spanning Tree protocol to avoid loops even in the presence of redundant paths;
  • 802.1Q Virtual LAN (tagged VLAN);
  • Firewall Packet Filter and Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) with filters applicable in both routing and bridging on all type of interfaces including VPN and VLAN;
  • It is possible to reject or shape P2P File Sharing traffic by using IPP2P iptables module in the Firewall and QoS Classifier;
  • NAT to use private class LAN addresses hidden on the WAN with public addresses;
  • TCP/UDP port forwarding (PAT) to create Virtual Servers. This means that real server cluster will be seen with only one IP address (the IP of the virtual server) and each request will be distributed with Round Robin algorithm to the real servers;
  • Multizone DNS server with automatic management of the Reverse Resolution;
  • Multi subnet DHCP server with the possibility to fix IP depending on client's MAC address;
  • PPPoE client for connection to the WAN via ADSL, DSL and cable lines (requires a suitable MODEM);
  • Dynamic DNS client used to easily reach the host on WAN even when the IP is dynamic;
  • NTP (Network Time Protocol) client and server for keeping host clocks synchronized;
  • Syslog server for receiving and cataloging the system logs produced by the remote hosts including Unix systems, routers, switches, WI-FI access points, network printers and others compatible with the syslog protocol;
  • Kerberos 5 authentication using an integrated KDC and cross-authentication between realms;
  • LDAP, NIS and RADIUS authorization;
  • X509 certification authority for issuing and managing electronic certificates;
  • Unix and Windows Active Directory interoperability using LDAP and Kerberos 5 cross realm authentication.
Zeroshell is a Live CD distribution, meaning that it is not necessary to install it on the hard disk since it can operate directly from the CDROM on which it is distributed. Obviously, the database, containing all the data and settings, can be stored on ATA, SATA, SCSI and USB disks. Any security Bug Fixes can be downloaded from the automatic update system via Internet and installed in the database. These patches will be automatically removed from the database by subsequent releases of the Zeroshell Live CD already containing the updates.
It is also available a 512MB Compact Flash image useful if you have to boot your box from this device instead from CDROM for example in the embedded devices for network appliances. The Compact Flash image has 400MB available to store the configuration and data.
The name Zeroshell underlines the fact that although it is a Linux system (traditionally administrable from a shell), all the administration operations can be carried out via Web interface: indeed, after having assigned an IP address via a VGA or serial terminal, simply connect to the assigned address by means of a browser to configure everything.

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