Monday, April 28, 2008

change and music

One of the music bands I enjoy listening to and worshipping with is Delirious?. Being part of a music group, I have realised change in life is inevitable as new visions are born and giftings discovered.
Delirious? drummer Stew decided to 'retire' from the group - wants to have more time with family and focus on his other gifts, and his local church.

I've enjoyed the videos I've watched of the band - especially his expression while playing his drums... thoroughly enjoying himself while worshipping...

Friday, April 25, 2008

The Heron has landed

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (codenamed Hardy Heron) was released yesterday world wide. From the reviews online, it looks to be even better than its predecessors and has gone even further in making it easier for novice users (one can just install it like an application on MS Windows using wubi).

If you are in Kenya - get it from (hopefully should be available soon).

+ Easy to use, no viruses, and best of all, it is free.

For gamers, I came across this article.

Check out the article from the Wired Blog that takes an indepth look at it.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

english - technology - terms

Safaricom charges Sh12.60 per megabit for a bandwidth of 700 megabit units while Celtel charges Sh10 per megabit for a bandwidth of 500 megabits. The higher the bandwidth, the faster the connection.

From this Business Daily article

What's wrong with this statement?

Spyware Problem: Install Ubuntu!!

Just came across a story on the Business Daily on computer spyware as you work.

Funny though that I rarely encounter that much spyware or viruses - when I use windows (at work). Best way to reduce the chances of viruses, spyware and other nasty things online is to watch where you surf.

Needless to say when I use my Linux @ home, I only read about spyware.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Liverpool vs Chelsea

I was looking forward to Arsenal vs Barcelona Final .

But looks like I shall have to wait for another season. Wenger I'm sure is seething about two refs right now. Arsenal looked rather fatigued in the second half - signs that Wenger needs help with a shopping list (I can help :) in creating one).

Liverpool vs Chelsea is going to be boring but maybe not. Chelsea hehe memories of Luis Garcia.

Watch this space [Walcott] though.

{Sigh} when will that trophy ever be lifted by Arsenal, and mind you while playing beautiful soccer. Coz for me once soccer becomes kick and run I'll stop watching it.

Thursday, April 03, 2008


Some (priceless?) imagery

More here (some really anti OOXML stuff).

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Uta do? Kenya's culture of impunity

It looks to me that Kenya has a prevalent 'don't care', 'uta do?' mentality.

Uta Do?
Watch how you and I drive or walk or bike.
It is illegal to overtake at a bump or at a junction. Yet I'm not sure you can find any Kenyan driver who has not. Zebra crossings, traffic lights are hardly followed. Guys (nearly) always run red lights. The list is long.
Lack of courtesy - scrambling into the lifts even before the people inside have disembarked.

Mta Do?
Then get to governance (or what we think is governance). It's usually a case of 'I'm the big man - I can do anything'. Case in point our cabinet scenario being played out. I hardly watch news, preferring to read stories online or in papers because at times, the smugness displayed gets rather under my skin.
Some one grabs a plot - mtado? Someone siphons some funds - mta do ?

So tuta do?