Archive for April, 2004

African skies

Friday, April 30th, 2004

I mentioned the sunsets recently, here is one for you to enjoy. It looked even better in real life.


Thursday, April 29th, 2004

This morning I came to the lab and turned on the new Linux server that I have been playing with over the last few days. Well, hang on, lets go back a bit: first I turned on the UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply — something very necessary here in the land of blackouts and spikes), the […]


Wednesday, April 28th, 2004

On Monday I went with Eliud Ngumi (of Mama Darlene’s) to visit his house. This was my second trip away from the tarmac. I felt a few weeks ago that the time had come for me to venture away from the tarmac. Its not quite that bad: I have been on un-made-up roads since I’ve […]

Zebra Crossing

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

The Zebra at Hell’s Gate National Park at Naivasha, knowing my sense of humor, kindly posed for this photograph. I went to Lake Naivasha with Christine (another VSO who arrived in Kenya with me) and her friend Shauna. It was a fantastic weekend, more photos and stuff below…

Stupid white men

Monday, April 26th, 2004

Came back from my trip today. A little low on sleep. Sat on the matatu reading Michael Moore‘s “Stupid White Men” and had to hold back tears. I’ll read more of that when I have caught up with my sleep. And I’ll write more here about the weekend soon too.

One hit, mwah hah hah! Two hits, mwah hah hah! …

Friday, April 23rd, 2004

Newly installed, the hit counter over on the side-bar! The formatting could do with improvement, but I’m happy because it works! Geek alert I did that this morning while re-installing our second linux-box. One of the staff here set it up originally and somehow it ended up with a very small partition for /var which […]

Hi! Rax!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2004

{{popup hyrax.jpg hyrax 600×1032}} I met this fellow in Nairobi’s safari park when Cyka took me there. The picture turned out larger than I expected; click and you should get the full size one. 😉 I was back there a week ago with some people from the Amani Councelling centre whom I know through someone […]


Wednesday, April 21st, 2004

Oh! I feel better for that. Perhaps not as funny as the Toss Pot but worth including, I think. There is also a local detergent called “Gental” which I always mis-read now. Feeling a little groggy today. Because I had about 12 hours sleep. I think I might have done it just to demonstrate my […]

The first thing I saw this morning

Monday, April 19th, 2004

The first thing I saw when I opened my eyes this morning was exactly this, without any intervention from me: I simply had to go get my camera and get back into bed to take the picture. The next thing I saw Ok, after I got up and looked at my phone, was this:

Best Wishes to the Urban Swingers

Sunday, April 18th, 2004

Just to let you all know I’m thinking of you and with you in spirit. I’ve spent the afternoon in the Cybercafe which is closed on sundays so I could work on the machines and try to clear the viruses, spyware and Catholic-kitsch screen savers (you would **not** believe!) off them. So I was in […]