This [internet] technology will be helpful, to get information easily. In that way it will make clear what is truth, what is reality and what is false propaganda. I think that provided each individual uses their own intelligence or mind to investigate further, this technology should be very useful.
I think technology may have some benefits for a smart brain, but [it has] no capacity to produce compassion.
— His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama
In today's environment, hoarding knowledge ultimately erodes your power. If you know somthing very important, the way to get power is by actually sharing it
— Joseph L. Badaracco
Sometimes creativity just means the daily work of helping others to see a problem in a different way."
— Joseph L. Badaracco

About this site

What is here?

TibetanGeeks.Com was created by Tenzin Nyima, with the idea that it will be a meeting place for all Tibetans and friends interested in technology, to share information and dreams.

It is inspired by His Holiness' vision that Tibetans will be educated in the modern world, and that science and technology will be part of that education, as well as being part of the ongoing dialogue about Buddhism

All information on this site is guided by Tibetan geeks, mostly in McLeod Ganj but also world-wide. Every effort is made to represent current interests, as given in daily conversations, mailing list posts, the websites they are creating, and feedback.

All opinions and mistakes on this site are from the Injie who currently maintains it while teaching web in McLeod Ganj, ཕྲུལ་ཆས་ནང་གི་གདོན་འདྲེ།

this site is dedicated to ...

His Holiness Dalai Lama, the man fascinated by watches, the teacher showing us the connection between science and dharma, the leader showing us the relationship between struggle and nonviolence, the bodhisattva helping us learn the ultimate practice.
and to ...
All the Tibetans "fascinated by knowledge and imagination" throughout Tibetan history.

many thanks to ...

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geek alert! how this site is made

The code used to make this site tries to follow world-recognized standards so that it will play nicely in all web browsers, be easy to maintain, and be ready for the future.

(Amost) no tables were used, or sentient beings harmed, in the construction of these pages. The page layout is made mostly with html divs and css (stylesheet). All code is gradually being updated to HTML5 and CSS3

The navigation roll-overs and any pop-out menus are also made with html and css.

SSI (server-side includes) are used for things like navigation, headers and footers that repeat on all pages.

Javascript is used for a few little features.

All apps on the site are made with PHP, and some use a MySQL database.

The core home-grown app that makes this site:

The technology is changing so quickly, that all resources for this site need to be easy to create and update. So everything is maintained on a file-system level as text.

  • All is edited in the wicked fast vim editor.
  • The links pages are made with a cms app written in php, and a couple of shell scripts: csv files are and automatically converted by the app to html pages, which are then exported to this site with wget. A couple of home-grown shell scripts do filename conversions.
  • Most information pages are just in text files and posted directly.
    When the urge for some "prettiness" overwhelms, html pages are made with a big use of server-side includes, in which the stylesheet is fully included as well, so that people can save individual pages.
  • Simplest is often best!

This site built with Open Source: html/css, php, apache, linux, vim, air, water.
— and also with the awesome Lenovo ThinkPad —
which is made in and working for — thank you, China!