Donald Trump is a buffoon, but he is a clever buffoon

Donald Trump is running against a female presidential candidate this year. A large part of Hillary Clinton’s allure is that she will be the first female president of the United States. So he introduces Melania. Melania is both a woman and an immigrant, two demographics The Donald hasn’t done well with so far. Giving Melania …

As seen in the Daily Nation

I am not even sure how I hadn’t gotten round to posting this on my blog, but the Daily Nation, Kenya’s leading daily newspaper ran a story on the weekend of the GES (US President Barack Obama visited the country to open the summit) on my startup Teke Teke. Flo, my co-founder did a stellar …

Acute Water Shortage Hits Ruaka After Nairobi Water reportedly cuts off local Water Service Provider’s Supply

Ruaka has been experiencing an acute water shortage since Saturday last week. The Nairobi Water and Sewarage company reportedly cut off supply to the Karuri Water and Sewarage Company over a billing dispute. The Karuri Water and Sewarage Company supplies the entire former Karuri Township area including Ruaka. Karuri Township is located in Kiambu county, …

Ha Kairu, OpenStreetMap and the week that was

It’s been an interesting week for me. I have been working on a live system all week. I picked up a couple of tricks such as creating my repo. The system freezes or hangs as we say here, every so often, and I have to restart  the machine. Except when I do, it doesn’t actually …

mngapi: A Mpesa tarriff calculator built entirely in JS/HTML 5

For a couple of years now I have been meaning to write an application that would calculate mobile money transfer transaction fees, specifically how much I would need to send someone an amount of money inclusive of the transfer and withdrawal fees. I intended to do this entirely in JS. I could not find such …

Last Week’s Scorecard

This scorecard is a whole day behind schedule. I had to give myself an extra day yesterday to accomplish something. It would have looked embarrassingly shabby if I had put it up Saturday morning as I have done past couple of weekends. I spent much of the week reading, mostly technical books. I have been …

How not to sign up for a Bitcoin wallet service

1. Get on Kipochi.com . 2. Fill in sign up form. Type in personal details (half the point of BTC is anonymity, but you’ll live with this since it is ‘required in some jurisdictions’, including one you’re in, and you really need a Bitcoin wallet service). Give personal email and mobile phone number. (Form’s send …