Chernobyl wasn’t all that bad, apparently

Just finished watching the inveterate Attenborough Davidus’ Netflix opus Our Planet. I got curious about the Chernobyl episode. Which got me digging into the 1986 nuclear disaster. As it turnouts while nearly everyone is agreed on the gravity of the disaster, many experts now agree that most of the evacuations from Chernobyl were entirely political. …

Nigeria’s top 100 on Apple Music is all 9ja

Super impressed by the fact that Nigeria’s Top 100 on Apple Music is almost entirely made up of Nigerian artistes, with the occasional Ghanian of course (Patoranking). Kenyans still have a long way to go in supporting our own music it seems. https://itunes.apple.com/ke/playlist/top-100-nigeria/pl.2fc68f6d68004ae993dadfe99de83877

Donald Glover and adidas Originals officially launch Donald Glover Presents

A friend just shared this video featuring Donald “Childish Gambino” Glover and Mo’nique. The video just made my day. https://youtu.be/92cqs74EIaw The series of short films coincides with the launch of Donald Glover Presents, a new line of Adidas sneakers born of a creative partnership between the multi-talented artist and the iconic sportswear brand. Donald Glover …

I am finally getting Android Pie!

10.41 a.m. So, after weeks of waiting, One Plus just pushed the new Oxygen OS 9.0.3 update to my One Plus 5T. Oxygen OS 9.0.3 is based on Android 9. I am currently downloading the update. Will keep you posted on how it goes 1.09 p.m. Interrupted the update download a few times and it …

SmugMug gives free Flickr users until Tuesday to download their files

Not sure how this hasn’t received wider coverage: After promising exactly nothing will change when they bought Flickr, SmugMug now want Flickr users to either pay up or have their stuff deleted. The not-so-old adage the cloud is just other people’s computers has never rang truer. This came hot on the heels of Verizon writing …

The case for eccentric, obsessive corners of the Web

I read two or three pieces in the last 24 hours that made a really strong case for maintaining little independent bits of the internet that are focused on pet interests and subjects. My first website when I was 14 was Jazz Nairobi, envisioned as a site focused on the then fairly non-existent Nairobi Jazz …

Shorting Uber

Investors currently have over USD 16 billion in cash invested in Uber. The company is currently valued at over USD 64 billion. Steve LeVine over at Quartz wonders if the company really is worth this much and if there is a case for shorting Uber: In its first seven years of existence, Uber has irked …

Shengspeare: Shakespeare in Sheng.

In the old age black was not counted fair, Or if it were, it bore not beauty’s name; But now is black beauty’s successive heir Zamo kuwa dark skin haikuwa usupuu, hata ka kulikuwa na mablack beauty hatukutambua; Lakini siku hizi kushika rangi ni urembo mtupu From Shakespeare’s Sonnets (Sheng translation mine) Shakespeare Week came …