Kitenge (EP) — Swahili/Sheng

Release: March 2021

Kitenge by Nviiri EP cover

Last year it was newcomer Zuchu from Tanzania with her sensual album, I am Zuchu. This year we have Nviiri The Storyteller from Kenya with his picturesque EP, Kitenge.

He tells of the cycles of love in a relationship…in Kenya’s urban scene 🤔…


Shocked guy in red shirt
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I’ve always had a hard time understanding the benefits of Research & Development (R&D) departments, or divisions, or positions at some enterprises. Especially if the research takes a lot of time and resources from the rest of the organization.

It seems a little counter-productive for an enterprise to invest in…


An apartment building
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There are many qualities that make some apartments great to live in. Most of these qualities depend on our preferences and compromises.

But…this isn’t about that. This is somewhat about a luxury apartment I came across and thought I would call home (but my wallet said no).

The application process…


Close-up of dog in funny sunglasses.
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I’ve gotten some strange advice over the course of my average youthful lifespan.

Surprisingly, the ones I always remember are the ones around athletics.

…no, this is not a set-up to a Kenyan joke.

🤔 Maybe it is. But I digress…

In 2018, I got the chance to participate in…


Track field
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Do you remember your first race?

I bet you got a lot of pointers. I got them too.

I had to run a 4 x 400 metres relay race. I was the third fella to get the baton.

One pointer stuck — break the race down into 3 sections. Then…


Man’s feet walking on fallen log in a forest
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The first effective rule of sales that I learned as a part-timer is:

Sell what you love

Of course, this rule necessitates knowing what to love. Then, knowing why you love it. But, not necessarily in this order.

My Kryptonite at the time was the Citizen wristwatches Eco-Drive collection.

Features…


USB 3.0 laptop port
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Issue:

a. Laptop no longer recognizes an external hard drive on connection.

b. Laptop occasionally recognizes an external hard drive on connection (if you hold it a certain way).

Connection: USB 3.0 A to USB 3.0 Micro-B cable.

🤔this would have been useful when I bought the laptop…

Laptop ports: Definitely not USB 3.0. (suspiciously)

Solution:

A USB 3.0 hub like this fella, not a new cable — unless the problem really is your cable 🤷🏾‍♀️

Credit → tom’sHardware and a whole lot of Googling.

On the plus side, you get so many useful USB 3.0 ports 😁

Here’s why 👉🏾 About USB 3.0.

🤔 I’ll probably be back here soon.


Collage of album covers. From top-left to bottom-right: Apollo, King of Love, Fleur Froide, and I am Zuchu

It’s good to appreciate amazing things — like music and talent — every so often.

Especially when they make time fly by in this 2020.

I am Zuchu — Swahili

Release: April 2020

7 soft, sensual, and slow serenades from Zuchu — amazing newcomer.

Her artistry through Swahili yenye ustadi* is definitely more than worth…


Frustrated wooden models on a chess board
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As an intern, I spent a lot of time on a validation issue in an AI application heavily dependent on the framework I was using. I thought either some folks missed a bug or…I had put pieces together and built Frankenstein’s monster…again.

Point is, I needed to fix it so…

B. Chepkorir

Software Engineer | Software Development Enthusiast

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