Archive for May, 2004


Monday, May 31st, 2004

I’m calming down now after a Fanta and a couple of mandazi. But I just took Stege IV for a Unix lab: the one where they log in and enther their passwords and type ls and other exciting things. They took notes, they typed commands. They even answered some simple questions, all the signs that […]

Up and Down!

Sunday, May 30th, 2004

Not sure how to put this into words as I don’t have the original words to hand.

Cor blimey guvnor

Friday, May 28th, 2004

Friday afternoon is “get out of the lab and go to the Market” day for our students. James gave the ladies an extra hour of browsing time then chased them away so he and I could try connecting two computers directly with a cross-over cable; something he has to teach on one of his courses. […]

Dark thoughts

Thursday, May 27th, 2004

The power was off all day yesterday. Here are some thoughts I jotted down in my notebook by candlelight last evening: –

The Road To Hell

Tuesday, May 25th, 2004

Today’s little bit of controvertial rhetoric is a book: The Road To Hell. (links here and here). I’ve not read it all yet, but enough so far for it to make an impression. And it’s not cheering me up much. I sat at home this morning reading it and listening to the children at the […]

Congrtulations Mikey!

Monday, May 24th, 2004

Fahrenheit 9/11 won the Palme D’Or So, when it is finally released, who’s going to send me a DVD?

Silence and laughter

Friday, May 21st, 2004

This morning my class wouldn’t answer my questions. Any of them. They just sat there. I waited. After a short time I got up and took the chalk. “If you dont’ want to talk”, I said, “neither do I.” I wrote notes on the board for an hour and a half without even looking at […]

Sunday lunch

Thursday, May 20th, 2004

As it was Christine’s birthday, we went to the Aberdares country club for a slap up meal

Another surprise visitor

Wednesday, May 19th, 2004

I just added the rest of the photos to yesterday’s entry. Today I received a message during my class that I had a visitor in the staff room. A gengleman who teaches philosophy at the Catholic University in Nairobi had come to greet me. He is a friend of the man I met on a […]

Elephants crossing

Monday, May 17th, 2004

Reporting back from another exciting weekend away camping with Christine and Shauna…