From 1999 to 2004 I was a boy Scout. I was a member of 1st Morning Side Scout group.
(http://sandton.scouting.org.za/) I was leader of the Springbok troop.
In 2001, I swam Midmar Mile for the first time. (www.midmarmile.co.za/) After that I swam
it another 2 times.
In 2001, I also started participating in mini triathlons. I stopped in 2006.
In 2001, I participated in the 94.7 cycle challenge (www.cyclechallenge.co.za/) for the first
time, and have completed this race 5 time. If time allows this year, I will compete again.
In 2005, I started using the Linux operating system (http://www.linux.com/) as my primary
operating system (http://www.ubuntu.com/). This has been a great advantage for me, since I
have used it as a strategic tool in my work with Submarine (discussed next) and working
experience. I have built the Linux kernel, (many times). I completed a Linux From Scratch
build (www.linuxfromscratch.org/) after which I used gentoo Linux. Gentoo
(http://www.gentoo.org/) is a meta source distribution, which means every package installed
on the system is compiled from scratch, customised and optimised for the best possible
In 2005, I became a panel member of a project called “ISM” funded by MTN and ran my
Submarine – depth research (http://www.submarine.co.za/) I am still a panel member. My
function is “Trend Spotting” whereby I am given a task to do research about up and coming
trends. I compete against ~135 people at the moment. As compensation, I receive a prize if I
win a challenge. On average, I win prizes to the value of upto R5 000 regularly.
I have a web site, which acts as a home page. Here is the address:
http://www.dimitrimallis.co.za/ It is hosed by heroku (http://herokugarden.com/) which is
part of http://www.amazon.com/ cloud computing service. (http://aws.amazon.com/) I have
links to all my honours work, up till the end of first semester.
(http://www.dimitrimallis.co.za/home/programming) There are links to other work, such as
the 3D printer and my blogs, which I discuss next.
In December 2008 and January 2009, began work on a RepRap, (http://www.reprap.org/)
which is a 3D printer. Here is the link to my blog which contains all my work.
http://iouzo.blogspot.com/search/label/RepStrap I have also build my own working Arduino,
(http://www.arduino.cc/) which is the hardware component of a open source prototyping