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North Korean Intranet

“Not much is known about North Korea’s intranet — the Internet-like system that links up libraries, universities and other organizations throughout the country but goes no further than the country’s borders. Few foreigners get a chance to access it and delve into the websites and services it offers, but thanks to sharp-eyed Aram Pan and his DPRK360 Facebook page, we now know…

Digital Mallow

Explore Mallow online: we’re compiling a list of online resources about Mallow town and locality. About Read about Mallow on Wikipedia. Explore Census 2011 data for Mallow. Search Google. Apps Davis College Mallow. Hibernian Hotel Mallow. Horizons Cork. Mallow CNS. Astronomy Plan catching the International Space Station. Civic Life Check out “Fix My Area” for Mallow. Entertainment Plan a trip…

Red Star OS 3.0

We’re big fans of the North Korean (DPRK) Internet “Kwangmyong” and Red Star OS Linux in Computer Systems & Network Administrator class. Kwangmyong Korean for “bright” Kwangmyong is fascinating as an enclave of Internet technology inaccessible to the rest of the world and also blocked from accessing the Internet from the inside of the notoriously reclusive state. As evidenced by…

Colour Me Flat

The Internet has its fashions. The current must-have look is flat design. Ideal for simplified displays on tablets and phones, and on the newer desktop PC interfaces, it is a move away from skeuomorphism (mimicking real world objects on computer screens) and the desktop metaphor of folders, files and recycle bins on PCs. The emphasis today is on a strong…

The Cyberwar is Live

More often a map of cyber-attacks streaking across the globe, like missile strikes, makes an appearance on the news each time there’s a large cyber-attack. Once the realm of science-fiction or conspiracy-theory, today the cyberwar is real and live on the Internet at http://map.ipviking.com. Every second, Norse collects and analyzes live threat intelligence from darknets in hundreds of locations in…

100 Mbs Broadband

Mallow College recently upgraded to 100 Mbs broadband from HEAnet – providing fast reliable broadband throughout the college. www.hea.net www.heanet.ie/schools As part of a Government initiative to deliver high-speed broadband to all post-primary schools across Ireland, HEAnet have been appointed to design, build and manage provision of symmetrical 100 Mbit/s connectivity to approximately 750 schools under the Schools 100 Mbit/s High-Speed Programme. This new…

Fix the Internet Connection

The Internet probably isn’t broken; chances are something is wrong a lot closer to home. So before panicking, start by trying to identify the problem. Quick Links: Check Internet connection speed: speedtest.net speedof.me IP Address: ipchicken.com HEAnet Schools Broadband www.hea.net Looking Glass: lg.heanet.ie Check website: downforeveryoneorjustme.com Physical It might sound obvious, but as every networking student learns, it is important…

Mallow Free WiFi

Visit https://www.google.ie/maps/search/free+wifi+mallow/@52.1375086,-8.648319,15z for the latest Google Map on free/customer WiFi around Mallow. More to come: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/free-wifi-on-the-way-for-mallow-317869.html

GMail @mallowcollege.com for Students

Mallow College has been included in the Google Apps for Education programme – a classroom focus mix of Google Drive, Gmail, Calendar, etc. We are still testing but students can now access MCFE email at mail.mallowcollege.com. Your username/email address is in the format of FirstnameSurname2014@mallowcollege.com. Your password is your PPS for now. You will be prompted to change it. (For…

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