No Reservations in Hong Kong

  The Approaching Rain, originally uploaded by andai.   Just checked out Anthony Bourdains’ No Reservations Hong Kong… This episode so far is the best of all his shows. Makes me want to go back to Hong Kong and check it out better than the last time I was there. maybe sometime next year I’ll…

The Lesson of Iphigenia in Tauris

Curtains at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, originally uploaded by andai.   “Scythians, return my idols to the Greeks. You have desecrated my altar and dishonored my temple” The above quote, by Diana, the Greek goddess, is from the opera, ‘Iphigenia in Tauris’ (Iphigenie en Tauride) which I’ve just got back from watching. This was a…

Love…

Blue and Gold Eyed White Cat, originally uploaded by andai. How is it that animals are capable of such love…. and humans are capable of such hate… and degeneracy…

First Set of Basic PHP Templates Completed

I am done with the initial base templates I plan to use. Currently the templates are straight XHTML and CSS but I will have to incorporate some PHP code in them. However before I can do this, I must first turn my attention back to the PHP classes that I had started developing. The plan…

Bloggin… What Am I To Do?

Lady B, originally uploaded by andai. One problem I have been having with my blogs is that I feel that I post some pretty heavy stuff there, then at the same time I post stuff that is more light hearted and in some cases rather trivial. I don’t know if that makes for a good…

Tech Giants, Please Tear Down Those Walls!

The Times Online has a great articles on big three technology companies, Apple, MySpace and Nokia, and their decisions to open up their web platforms and allow other parties develop services that leverage their platforms. This decision is long over due. In this day and age, I find it amazing that many of these large…

Lucky Dube Shot Dead by Thugs

Once again, another completely senseless crime has taken place. Lucky Dube was shot dead, right infront of his son, by carjackers in South Africa. It is these sort of incidences that makes one wonder, what sort of mindset make a person kill, or should I say murder another for a car, or for any other…

Africans Are Less Intelligent Than Whites… Apparently…

Wow! News flash! Apparently Dr. James Watson, a Nobel Prize winning scientist, and head of one of America’s leading scientific research institutions, has now come to the conclusion that Africans are less intelligent than whites. Darwin must be dancing the jig in his grave …. Its funny how the more things change, the more things…

Kenya’s Fiber Optic Cable Deal Awarded

Finally! Looks like Kenya is moving ahead with the fiber optic cable deal. Hopefully this will help lower costs and certainly increase connection speeds in Kenya.

Of Nooses and Swastikas…

Well, racism seems to be rearing its ugly head much more boldly… There have been a number of stories popping up of nooses being found all over the place… including at a Police station. However, I found the news of the noose placed at a Columbia University professor’s door rather interesting, but not surprising. Now,…

Scrourge of Child Sexual Abuse in Africa

Continuing in the direction of the last posting, these news reports and stories on the IHT website of deliberate sexual abuse of girls in parts of Africa really sadden and at the same time madden me… I am sad to say that Africans don’t have any dignity or integrity. There is not desire to protect,…