Author Archive: Dietmar Reigber

SAFER Pest Control – A Pest Control company in the North of Mauritius

I had some issues with termites in my cup boards which Eric took good care of. Eric has a decade of experience in the field of pest control and recently started his own company. He knows well his products and also has some of his own mixtures. The latter was applied to my cupboards – […]

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The Maybe View of Life: Self Contempt

We sometimes say Maybe… Do you find yourself saying Maybe to everything or too often? In the past, I would answer many friends questions with a maybe… sounds familiar? Instead of a clear answer of YES or NO. This indecisiveness, this need to take a decision… Why do I have to take a decision… How […]

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Got lost while Hiking in the Gorges of Mauritius

The experience of finding your way back… My buddy and I got lost on the Trochetia trail while hiking in the beautiful Gorges National park of Mauritius. What was supposed to take us only 30mins to reach the Gorges viewpoint, a short walk literally from the right of the Parakeet trail to the left towards […]

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Playing blockchain based strategy game Prospectors.io dealing with real value coins

Make real money by playing a game, how does that sound? Let’s dive into this Massive Multiplayer Online Real-Time Economic Strategy Game where you not only mine Gold utility tokens that you can change into real value PGL cryptocurrency coins and transact on an EOS decentralized exchange; in addition you also trade, build, strategize, get […]

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How to make your WordPress blog GDPR compliant with a plugin

It took me several days to make my self hosted blog, which runs on the CMS based on WordPress, GDPR compliant. I’m sure, that I’m not the only one, who had to go through this and I’ve decided to write this article to help you and save you some time! And maybe headaches 🙂 In […]

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How to import your bank statement from MCB into GnuCash

GnuCash is a great open source program that you can download for free to do double entry bookkeeping with on your PC or Laptop. It’s fairly easy to use and I also like how easy it is to create various accounts and sub accounts for various categories of your assets, incomes and expenditures. Some basic […]

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Fixing cracks on the terrace and servicing the metal roof in Mauritius

Now that we are done with the roof, we are moving to the next project which is to fix cracks on the terrace and then service the metal roof to protect it from rust as well as clean it. The terrace that we will work on, is a part of the whole terrace at the […]

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DIY Waterproofing and Solar Reflector paint works on roof in Mauritius

In this project I will waterproof a roof and apply a sun reflector product as the finishing layer. The whole purpose of this project is to lengthen the lifetime of this concrete roof as it’s already 30 years old and also to reduce the temperatures of the apartment and studio who are right below that […]

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IUGO Apartment & Studio Renovation & Makeover Project

 IUGO is a term I coined some years ago which I have decided to use for the 2 units that I renovated and redesigned over these last 2 years. The main work has been done on the first floor where those 2 units are located, there is an apartment composed of 1 bedroom, 1 kitchen, […]

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Selling Authentic Mauritius

It was once or still isn’t a requirement for Mauritius to be authentic in the sense of what people relate to when this term is mentioned which also requires a definition! The island was who it was or still is who it is… with a changed landscape and personality, I wasn’t around yet in the […]

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A simple way to reduce your cars maintenance costs and other engines

By the moment you might be reading this we will most likely be breaking the barrier of 500 000 registered vehicles on the roads of Mauritius. There seems to be a steady growth of around 2% per year in Mauritius. With a population of around 1.3 Million, chances are that you are owner of a […]

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Blockchain Mauritius

Mr Gérard Sanspeur mentioned on Radio Plus on the 07.09.2016 the importance for Mauritius to consider the implications of the blockchain technology. He is currently the Senior Adviser at the Ministry of Finance & Economic Development of Mauritius. Since crypto currencies and the blockchain is a technology I have some passionate interest in, I decided […]

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What it was like to sell my (old) car in Mauritius

Recently I sold my car. It turned 17 years of metal age. I endured it for 8 years ending with +250 000 Km in its belly which included every year visits to fitness in Port-Louis (very annoying – hope things have improved with the privatisation of these centres, also see my article about → bringing […]

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Trying out the Gigabytes hungry Armory Bitcoin Wallet-Vault Software in Ubuntu 15.10

There aren’t many blog posts about user experiences regarding Armory so I decided to write about my installation and getting the program started experience. Yes, only that – not even how to use it to receive and send Bitcoins! For this I’ll have enough of links to recommend to you. You’ll discover why below, read […]

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Re-engineer your logic to understand the cryptocurrency Bitcoin

Your current logic will collide with the logic and concept of how the cryptocurrency Bitcoin works and in order for you to see the light at the end of the tunnel which hopefully will not be a train! Be prepared to learn from scratch and expect a long adventurous and exciting journey of discovery ahead […]

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Where does the money go when I buy 1 litre of fuel in Mauritius?

Recently I came across a communique of the State Trading Coporation in L’express the 04.02.2016 which published the break down of what you are paying for when you buy 1 litre of Gasoil and Diesel. Those figures below will only be valid until the Petroleum Pricing Committee (PPC) and the State Trading Coporation agree to […]

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Walk & Hiking Spots in Mauritius

Find below my videos of walks and hikes I have done in Mauritius. You are welcome to share other nice tracks you have done in the comments section below. Mauritius Pont Naturel, South, Cliff, Lava Formation, Big Waves, Sightseeing spotsBeautiful sightseeing spot in the south of Mauritius called Pont Naturel. We walked from La Cambuse […]

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Updating Ubuntu 14.10 to Ubuntu 15.04 to Ubuntu 15.10 including Mate Desktop

恭禧發財 Kung Hei Fat Choi greetings from Mauritius! We are currently having some very rainy weather and today (08.02.2016) is a public holiday in Mauritius for the Chinese New Year. If you are not familiar with Mauritius, this rainbow nation island has many public holidays for various celebrations of various cultures of this world! You […]

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How to fix your PC when it doesn’t want to boot and goes on and off

I just fixed a PC where I had this issue of; when I switch it on it would sometimes boot and sometimes go on and off till it reached a point where it barely went on. I had several PCs running on the motherboard MSI H61M-P20 for socket LGA 1155 CPUs. I have changed in […]

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