Why do Africans Hate Their Own

Africa has so many problems and at times it seems that nothing good ever come out of that continent. And I know that’s not really true, there are a lot of good things happening there. However, the bad stuff can be astoundingly depressing and heart breaking. Case in point… I read all these stories concerning…

Death by TV

I find this story to be absolutely incredible. A mummified body found sitting in front of a blaring TV was determined to have been dead for over a year. A year? The only reason they discovered the body was due to burst water pipes. I read this story thinking, wow this story is unbelievable! A…

How Flickr Works

In the meantime, here is a very interesting post from the official flickr blog about how how flickr works. For those interested in how enterprise scale websites are able to dish out heavy bandwidth content so fast and easily, the post makes great reading.

The First Order of Business

Now that I have the blog up and running, there are a number of things that need to be done including redesigning the layout of the blog, upgrading, then there are a number of projects and other issues of a business and/or technical nature that I will be posting writings on. But, the first order…

ICC Names Sudanese War Criminal Suspects

The International Criminal Court has named two Sudanese suspected of war crimes in the Darfur region of Sudan. One is a member of the Sudanese government and the other a Janjaweed milita leader. However, the Sudanese government will not hand these two over to the ICC since Sudan does not recognize the ICC and claims…

The Oscars vs. The Amazing Race

Ok, I have to admit, I did not watch the Oscars this year, again, in fact that only TV I watched last night was some show on the History channel about the history of the Samurai and also the Amazing Race on CBS. However, I kept checking to see if Forest won for best actor,…

The Oscars and the Last King of Scotland

Normally I could really care less about the Oscars but this year its a little different. Why? Well I rarely watch blockbuster type movies at all and even though at times I do get excited about certain up coming movies as the marketing folks build the buzz around them when they finally open in the…

My New Flicker Icon

It has taken over two years but finally I have an image of myself as my flickr account icon up. The image above is a larger version of the icon I uploaded. What I was trying to do was to take a head shot of one of my pictures then pass it through a couple…

Awaiting Malice in Wonderland

Ok, check this out… I am eagerly awaiting the upcoming release of Rufige Kru’s latest release, ‘Malice in Wonderland’. Rufige Kru a.k.a. Goldie has been releasing a number of killa tracks these past few months. I am not quite sure of what tracks will be on this album but I do believe the following will…

So Much To Do, So Little Time

I have been working on upgrading the engine that I built to run Nubian Underground, and there are a number of enhancements that I want to develop. But I don’t know where I’ll get the time to do so since I have been really busy with ‘real’ work. I spent the last week or so…

How Flicker Works…

Flickr was up for a little bit but now its down again. In the meantime there’s a new post on the flickr blog thats an explanation of how flickr works. I find this post rather interesting since I’ve always wondered how many pictures the site serves on a daily basis and how they manage to…

The Flickr Massage

Earlier today I was on flickr and I noticed that there seemed to be problems displaying selected pictures. Certain pictures were displaying in a pixelated manner and at the same time were not in the right width to height ratio. Then when you clicked on the image to view, the picture that showed up was…