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Don Lancaster

Donald E. Lancaster is an American author and microcomputer pioneer. Lancaster is a writer and engineer, who authored numerous project articles for computer and electronics magazines of the 1970s, including Popular Electronics, Radio Electronics, Dr. Dobb's Journal, 73 Magazine, Byte, he has written numerous books on electronics and entrepreneurship, both commercially published and self-published. One significant early project was his "TV Typewriter" dumb terminal; this design was popular with early microcomputer users as it used an ordinary television set for the display, could be built with around US$200 in parts, at a time when commercial terminals were selling for over US$1,000. Lancaster was an early advocate and developer of what is now known as print-on-demand technology. Lancaster produced his self-published books by re-purposing the game port of an Apple II to transfer PostScript code directly to a laser printer rather than using, as was common at the time, a Macintosh running PageMaker.

This enabled continuous book production using an inexpensive Apple II, rather than tying up an expensive Macintosh until the print run was complete. He helped design and manufacture the Apple I keyboard, held a ham radio license. Lancaster continues to publish articles related to his numerous areas of interest on his website, The Guru's Lair. TTL Cookbook. Paperback ISBN 0-672-21035-5 RTL Cookbook. 5th printing Paperback ISBN 0-672-20715-X TV Typewriter Cookbook. ISBN 0-672-21313-3 The Incredible Secret Money Machine. ISBN 0-672-21562-4 The Cheap Video Cookbook. Paperback ISBN 0-672-21524-1 Son of Cheap Video. Paperback ISBN 0-672-21723-6 CMOS Cookbook 1st. ISBN 0-672-21398-2, 2nd rev.. ISBN 0-7506-9943-4 The Hexadecimal Chronicles. Paperback ISBN 0-672-21802-X Don Lancaster's Micro Cookbook. Paperback ISBN 0-672-21828-3 Assembly Cookbook for Apple II/IIE. Paperback ISBN 0-672-22331-7 Enhancing Your Apple II. Paperback ISBN 0-672-21846-1 Applewriter Cookbook. Paperback ISBN 0-672-22460-7 The Incredible Secret Money Machine II Enhancing Your Apple II and IIe ISBN 0-672-21822-4 Book-On-Demand Resource Kit Lancaster's Active Filter Cookbook.

Paperback ISBN 0-7506-2986-X The Case Against Patents: Selected Reprints from "Midnight Engineering" & "Nuts & Volts" Magazines. Paperback ISBN 1-882193-71-7 Don Lancaster's Guru's Lair Don's general bio Don's detailed bio

Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment

The Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment, based in Bozeman, Montana, is an American think-tank that promotes free-market environmentalism. FREE emphasizes reliance on market mechanisms and private property rights, rather than on environmental regulation, for protection of the environment, its chairperson, John Baden, stresses decentralization: a shift of control from what he calls "green platonic despots" in the federal government to "local interests". Citing conservation efforts such as those involving the Rocky Mountain Elk, Pheasants Forever, Trout Unlimited, Baden asserts that the ideas FREE promotes have become "the norm among progressive, intellectually honest and successful environmentalists". FREE's mission is to attract and work with conservationists and classical liberals who treasure responsible liberty, sustainable ecology, modest prosperity. FREE led the creation of the New Resource Economics People using this approach focus on scientific information and incentives to act responsibly on that information.

Doing so fosters the confluence of liberty and prosperity. One of FREE's past projects was the "Charter Forest" project, in which control of national forests were to be devolved to local trusts; the plan was endorsed by the Bush administration. Since 1992, FREE has offered expense-paid seminars in its philosophy to federal judges; these seminars have included such topics as "Environmental Protection: The Role of Community-Based Solutions to Environmental Problems", "The Environment: A CEO's Perspective", "Liberty and the Environment: A Case for Judicial Activism". FREE says that nearly a third of the federal judiciary had either attended or were seeking to attend its seminars in the late 1990s; the group offers expense-paid courses for university faculty and students, these taught on the campus of Montana State University. Between August 14 and 19, 2004, FREE hosted the 2004 general meeting of the Mont Pèlerin Society at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. John A. Baden, PhD Ramona Marotz-Baden Alice Batchelder Edith Brown Clement Jim Huffman John McCormack John Von Kannon Todd Zywicki Jonathan H. Adler Danny J. Boggs Steven J.

Eagle Official website Organizational profile – National Center for Charitable Statistics


Svojanov is a market town in Svitavy District in the Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic. Svojanov lies 16 kilometres south of Svitavy, 65 km south-east of Pardubice, 152 km east of Prague; the town covers an area of 13.89 square kilometres. From the total population of 389, there are 175 men; the number of inhabitants in the town has been decreasing over the last decades. The town was firstly mentioned in 1287, it has a rich history, connected with the Svojanov Castle. The castle was founded around 1262 by Ottokar II of Bohemia to protect the Trstěnice route, a former trade route of significant importance; the castle's original German name was Fürstenberg. In 1421 the town was besieged by Jan Žižka and between 1642 and 1645 the town was occupied by the Swedes. In December 1798 the Russian legions marched through Svojanov to fight against Napoleon. Starý Svojanov is the oldest part of the municipality. An interesting sight is the church of St. Nicholas with a 13th-century chancel and fresco decoration which dates back to the period of Charles IV.

Official Pages of Town Svojanov Website of Svojanov castle Website about Svojanov Castle Regional Statistical Office: Municipalities of Pardubice Region

Global Namespace

A Global Namespace is a heterogeneous, enterprise-wide abstraction of all file information, open to dynamic customization based on user-defined parameters. This becomes of particular importance as multiple network based file systems proliferate within an organization—the challenge becomes one of effective file management. A Global Namespace has the unique ability to aggregate disparate and remote network based file systems, providing a consolidated mount point which can be mounted on any machine via network protocols and it can reduce complexities of localized file management and administration. For example, prior to file system namespace consolidation, two servers exist and each represent their own independent namespaces. Various files exist within each share respectively; this becomes an obvious challenge. With a GNS, an organization can access a virtualized file system namespace; some of the main reasons behind a GNS is to open up more storage pools for larger working pools of disk, migrate data transparently, reduce number of mount points / shares in an environment.

Vendors implement this technology in different ways. A GNS is always made of several name spaces using individual shared volumes. Global Namespace technology can virtualize file server protocols such as Common Internet File System protocol and the Network File System protocols; these are standard protocols used by all servers, network attached storage devices and client systems for handling file data. File Area Networking Network File Management Alluxio Attune Networks - in late 2008 wound down their operations, intellectual property picked up in 2009 AutoVirt Software - Folded December 2011 Avere Systems Brocade StorageX - Brocade are to discontinue this and related products Autumn 2009 Egnyte Enterprise File Services EMC Corporation Rainfinity Enterprise Data Solutions WDMC windows and unix migrator for SAMFS F5 Acopia ARX General Atomic's Nirvana Hewlett-Packard with Polyserve IBM Spectrum Scale NetApp VFM - rebadged version of Brocade product to suffer same fate Njini NFC - Njini went into receivership Autumn 2008

Umar Saif

Umar Saif is a Pakistani computer scientist and academic. He is serving as CEO of SurveyAuto, Chief Digital Officer of the Jang Group and the Chief Investment Officer of Khudi Ventures, he is serving as an advisor to the United Nations Development Programme in Pakistan. After studying computer science at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Saif received his doctorate from the University of Cambridge at the age of 22, he moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he completed his post-doctorate degree. He returned to Pakistan in 2005 and joined LUMS where he taught as an associate professor of computer science between 2006 and 2013. In 2011, Saif was appointed as chairman of the Punjab Information Technology Board and became a cabinet member in Government of Punjab. During his tenure as Chair of PITB between 2011 and 2018, he founded Pakistan's first technology incubator, Plan 9 and carried out more than 300 projects, he served as the founding vice-chancellor of the Information Technology University from 2013 to 2018.

For being the brains behind digital governance of Punjab and one of the main driving forces behind the IT ecosystem in the country, he was awarded numerous notable awards and titles such as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Google's Faculty Research Award, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, UNESCO Chair for using ICT for Development, was named as one of the top 35 young innovators in the world by the MIT Technology Review. He was named among The 500 Most Influential Muslims consecutively between 2015 and 2019. Saif attended Aitchison College before enrolling at Lahore University of Management Sciences where he obtained a bachelor of science degree in computer science in 1998, he received a doctor of philosophy degree in computer science from the University of Cambridge at the age of 22 in 2001. In 2002 he received a post-doctorate degree from MIT in computer science. From 2001 to 2005 he taught at MIT and worked at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory as a research scientist, becoming part of the team which developed Project Oxygen.

Upon returning to Pakistan in 2005, Saif joined LUMS where he worked as an associate professor of computer sciences between 2006 and 2013. He became one of the youngest tenured professors at LUMS in 2009. While teaching full-time, Saif carried out several research projects. In 2010 Saif was named as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2011 he was placed on MIT's TR35 list, naming him as one of the world's top 35 young innovators for developing a bittorrent client, BitMate, a text message-based social network, SMSall; the same year he became the first Pakistani to receive the Google's Faculty Research Award. Upon learning of his achievements the Chief Minister of the Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif, invited Saif to head the Punjab Information Technology Board. In November 2011 he was appointed Chairman of the PITB. In his role as Chairman of the PITB Saif was made responsible for all public-sector information technology projects in Punjab. In 2012 he established Pakistan's first technology incubator, Plan 9, with financial support from the government and became known for introducing the startup culture to Pakistan.

During his tenure as Chairman of the PITB, he established E-Rozgaar programme. He founded Pakistan's first start-up incubator, SCI. In response to the 2011 outbreak of dengue fever in Pakistan PITB, under Saif's supervision, developed a smartphone-based early warning system to assist medical teams in curbing the outbreaks which received extensive recognition, he played a vital role in digitalising the land records in Punjab as well those of police, other departments of the Punjab government. Saif established Pakistan's first IT university Information Technology University and on 20 January 2013, he was appointed as the first and founding Vice Chancellor of the ITU by the Government of Punjab. At the age of 34, he became the youngest vice chancellor of a university in Pakistan at the time. In November 2016 he was inducted into the Punjab provincial cabinet of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and was appointed as an adviser to the Chief Minister. In March 2017 Saif began co-hosting the reality television series Idea Croron Ka as a business expert.

On 12 November 2018, the government of Punjab asked Saif to step down from the office of chairman of the PITB and Vice Chancellor of Information Technology University. He is credited for being the brains behind digital governance of Punjab and one of the main driving forces behind the IT ecosystem in the country. During his term as chairman of the PITB, more than 300 projects were carried out. In January 2019, Saif joined Jang Group as Chief Digital Officer. In February 2019, Saif founded his new startup called SurveyAuto and announced to start his own venture capital firm called Khudi Ventures. In 2006, Saif received the Digital Inclusion Award from Microsoft Research. In 2008 he received the MIT Technovator Award; the same year he received the IDG CIO Technology Pioneer Award. In August 2014 Saif was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan for his services in the field of education and information technology. In 2015 and again in 2016 he was named as one of the 500 most influential Muslims.

In March 2017 he was awarded the Alumni Award in the professional achievement award category by the British Council. In April 2018, he was appointed UNESCO chair for using Information and Communication Technology for Development. In May 2018, Bill Gates commended Saif for enabling Pakistan to use technology for immunisation coverage. In 2019, he was again named as one of the 500 most influential Muslims

Niger Delta Youth Association

The Niger Delta Youth Association is a non-militia advocacy group dedicated to advancing the cause of human rights and development in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Victor James, a major political figure of the Annang ethnic group in the Niger Delta region founded the group around 2015 jointly with Comrade Gabriel Patterson Unyeowaji, Comrade Emomotimi Ziprebo Pius, Comrade Ibiso Harry, Comrade Chantelle Fekum. Comrade Victor James still serves as its National President. Though the group is built on a threefold purpose to relieve poverty, conserve the environment and to promote employment opportunities for people living in Niger Delta young people but the group has been known to peacefully campaign for such issues as youths in politics, Niger Delta clean up, peaceful cohabitation, Poverty alleviation and accountability in the Niger Delta Region; the group’s membership cuts across the six states in the south-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria – Akwa Ibom State, Cross River State, Bayelsa State, Rivers State, Delta State and Edo State – one state from South West geopolitical zone and two states from South East geopolitical zone.

To accommodate indigenes of the region in diaspora, the group has established presence in United Kingdom, United States and Germany.. The association cautioned president Muhammadu Buhari and the Economic and Financial Crime Commission of witch-hunting former Niger Delta Freedom Fighter, Hight Chief Oweizide Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo, Dr. Patrick Ziakede Akpoboloukemi, former director general Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency and other Niger Delta prominent leaders saying “Witch hunting of our leaders is fight against us. We shall not take it from him anymore, he is disrupting the sleeping lions. No one has the monopoly of violence.”In April 2017, the President of the association, Comrade Victor James, met on a closed door meeting with the British Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton & Devonport, Oliver Colvile, where he presented papers on "Degradation and deprivation in the Niger Delta titled "Act now before it is too late". The meeting with the conservative MP was in view of the corruption attached to the Ogoni clean-up and other related Niger Delta oil spills, following report from the spokesperson for the group, Comrade Gaberiel Patterson.

The President accused the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari of politicizing the issue of clean-up process of the region after a celebrated fanfare that saw no inclusion of the activity in the 2016 and 2017 budget. He called for "stabilisation clauses" by International Oil Companies in Host Government Agreement to minimise the political risks associated with their projects as he accused the Federal Government and the region's elders of political insincerity. "Yes, I repeat. Our politicians in Niger Delta and federal government are having a side deal with the IOC and pretending as if they care for the common man in Niger Delta"; the group spoke against the modus operandi of British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, in Nigeria which it alleged was designed to favour the North. In a statement released by the group’s president, he claimed this alleged trend was not unassociated with the fact the BBC reports any event that would paint the Niger Delta in good light to stimulate the necessary capacity with a view to ameliorate the myriads problems springing up in the Niger Delta region.

The youth leader argued that the coverage on economic, infrastructural and social welfare inadequacies in the North the Fulani/Hausa core North by BBC to the extent it established BBC-Hausa Language spoke volumes of its alleged bias and lack of consideration for other regions. It should however be noted that BBC has since launched services for both Yoruba and Igbo languages to cater for all three popular languages in the African country