Tuesday, March 27, 2007

BarCamp Nairobi Kenya - 31st March

Four days to go before East Africa's first ever BarCamp.

Get more info on this on the official BarCampKenya Website. Sign up as a sponsor, presenter, participant, blogger etc

It's free, it's fun, it's informal

Monday, March 26, 2007

new stockskenya.com

www.stockskenya.com has a new look.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

EyeCandy on Linux! Beryl 0.2 - Ubuntu Instructions

If you thought that Vista rocks and Mac looks good.. take a look at Beryl.

Release 0.2 was released last week and I finally got it to work on Ubuntu Edgy Efty (6.10) installed on a Laptop with an Intel 9xx Graphics card and Laptop.

The instructions in summary:

Edit your /etc/apt/sources.list and add the following lines :

deb http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org edgy main
deb-src http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org edgy main

Update the list :
sudo apt-get update

And install the following packages :
sudo aptitude install beryl

This should install "recommended" packages as well as required and emerald-themes is one of the recommended packages

Navigate to Applications->System Tools->Beryl Manager

Have fun :)

More detailed installation instructions (e.g. automating startup) are here http://wiki.beryl-project.org/wiki/Install_Beryl_on_Ubuntu_Edgy_with_AIGLX

I also borrowed some tips from http://tnlessone.wordpress.com/2007/03/17/upgrading-to-beryl-020/

Note:I have also the 915resolution package setup on my laptop so as to ensure I get the full 1400x1050 resolution on my laptop.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

BarCamp Nairobi Kenya - 31st March

Less than 2 weeks to go before the First Ever BarCamp in Kenya and East Africa.

A BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees.

More details on this are can be found here BarCampKenya

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Jogging and Bible Memory

On 12th Feb of this year after really getting siked after watching a Brian Tracy presention on Secrets of Self Millionaires (more on this later).. I set out 10 goals I would like to achieve by 12th Feb 2008 among them including

200 Bible verses memorized
Jog at least 2 KM on at least 270 days of the year

I had been jogging almost daily previously, but there are times during the year when the sike just goes ... though in such situations my body will complain.

I think the best time to jog is before 8 depending on where u live as plant life gives out Oxygen at night and thus the air is very fresh and there is much less pollution. Of course if u live in a concrete jungle that could be different....

I combined these two goals: Do a memory verse while jogging my 2-3 km and work out lightly afterwards. And it's working so far :) - I've done I think 10-15 verses, jogged more than 5 days a week and feel great each morning both spiritually and physically - the endorphin's coursing through your body after really pushing yourself :) .

I started out by aiming to do it over 30 days - then now 3 months then the rest of the year. My first milestone came and went without much trouble. 3 months is of course a challenge.

It's also a great use of the time that you have to yourself in the morning since one gets tired of jogging sometimes due to the mind being rather free.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

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BarCamp Nairobi

BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees.

Saturday 31st March 2007 at the University of Nairobi.

S0me of the possible features:

  • Startup Presentations - Ayo Africa, MamaMikes, Possibly - Stockskenya.com (by Netware Associates)
  • Blogger Presentations
  • AJAX
  • VOIP - Asterisk Setup by Melvin & Co @ JKUAT
  • Broadband

Sign up on the website for the event if you have something that you'd like to share, or you would like to be part of it.
More details can be found here - http://www.barcamp.org/BarcampKenya