Brave launches privacy aware ads, will pay users in crypto to view ads

Javascript inventor Brendan Eich’s browser startup Brave announced today the launch of what the company calls the first advertising platform build on privacy. Starting today, users of Brave‚Äôs latest release of the desktop browser for macOS, Windows, and Linux can choose to view privacy-preserving Brave Ads by opting into Brave Rewards. These users will receive […]

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 […]

Liquid Telecom Kenya announces move into retail Fibre Market with Hai Waya brand: Firm to connect 500 homes in Mlolongo, 1000 in Runda to its FTTH network

At a press conference to outline its last mile strategy for the year 2016, local fibre operator  Liquid Telecom Kenya has announced that it is moving into the retail Fibre To The Home (FTTH) market in Kenya under its Hai ISP brand. Liquid Telecom Kenya says the service will formally launch in March 2016. In […]

Announcing “Clear Blue Skies”, or is it “ForeCast”?

I am looking to start a podcast on the fledgling cloud industry in Kenya. The podcast will focus on developments in the IaaS, PaaS and SaaS industries locally. This year has seen the launch of one cloud startup in the IaaS field,, with at least one more startup, planning to launch before the […]

Airtel Kenya testing 3G

Is Airtel Kenya finally testing it’s long heralded 3G network? Was at Kencom this afternoon when I noticed the 3G icon on my companion’s phone. Couldn’t believe my eyes. Had to check again to make sure that she, indeed was on her airtel line. My phone still indicated that I was on EDGE though. Might […]

The most popular dent that never was

Must read this and leave a comment. When they write books bout StatusNet,identica culture they will write about this one. It had wit, murder, intrigue and the words Linux and Geek on it. It was sinister and had the potential to offend perhaps more than a few people Plus it had the !q bang tag […]

The Nairobi Ruby Brigade [Nai.rb]| Nairuby

So finally got round to creating the Nairobi Ruby Brigade. We are starting out as a Google Group and mailing list. Sure more stuff is going to follow. I was totally spoilt for a choice of names for the group seeing as Nairobi and Ruby gave me endless wordplay opportunities. Finally settled on nairuby for […]

Make It Cheap

Here is an article I wrote some 18 months ago It Cheap: Imagine how different your Internet experience would be if we talked about sending mail to johnny 123.654.789 or were excited about having been 987.765.543’d. The domain name system, the Internet’s dynamic telephone directory that ,maps human friendly names like yahoo and Facebook […]