Archive for July, 2014

July 28, 2014

James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

July 25, 2014


July 25, 2014

You know what’s cool? Being richer than Larry Page. Facebook’s record close on Thursday added $1.6 billion to CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s bottom line. His net worth ballooned to $33.3 billion, leapfrogging Google founders Sergey Brin and Page and CEO Jeff Bezos on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Fueled by mobile advertising sales, Facebook topped analyst estimates for second-quarter revenue on Wednesday, sending its shares soaring. Facebook closed up 5% to $74.98 in regular trading on Thursday. The stock has gained 183% in the past 12 months. Zuckerberg is now ranked No. 16 in the billionaires index while the Google founders are ranked 17th and 18th. Bezos is No. 20. Microsoft chairman Bill Gates remains the world’s richest person with an $84.7 billion fortune.

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The top three are Apple, Google and Microsoft.

July 25, 2014

Habakkuk 3:18-19 … yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. GOD, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places.

July 25, 2014

Stung by cyber attacks, State resolves to host websites locally

Cyber-security.JPGAll State-owned websites will be hosted locally in order to curb rising cases of cyber security attacks.

This was a key resolution at a crisis meeting held on Thursday between top security officials and the Ministry of ICT.

Held at Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK), the meeting was called to discuss the safety preparedness of the government to handle cyber attacks.

It comes just days after hacking of the Kenya Defence Forces’ social media accounts including the official email account of the military spokesperson Emmanuel Chirchir.

In attendance were ICT principal secretary Joseph Tiampati, representatives of the National Intelligence Service, Kenya Defence Forces, CID, CAK director-general Francis Wangusi and ICT Authority chief executive.

“We’ve agreed to immediately shift all our websites to local hosting and have them managed from a central point which will be the ICT Authority,” Mr Wangusi (left) told the Nation.

ICT Authority chief executive Victor Kyalo said that the meeting agreed to fast-track implementation of the National Cyber Security Strategy in order to curb the menace.

“We have to work together on this one. We are going to move with speed with the implementation of the strategy to enhance our security even in the future,” Mr Kyalo added.

One of the government’s biggest challenges in ensuring the security of its online operations is the level of decentralisation. Currently, each ministry, department and agency has virtual autonomy over its website, the software it chooses to use as well its social media accounts.

And with the ongoing initiative to digitise government records and digitise most of its services, the threat of incurring more cyber security attacks is real and requires hasty action.

In an earlier interview, IT security firm, Serianu managing director William Makatiani said the government must its match cyber-security measures with its efforts to digitise operations.

July 19, 2014

“I enjoy drinking from the fountain of cutting edge Mobile Technology, Bio-Engineering, and Bio-Inspired Computing”.

July 19, 2014

“My interests are in the fields of Mobile Technology, and Bio-Engineering, and particularly synthetic molecular biology…The idea that by re-doing and engineering the genes, you can create a biological device – sensors, factories, computer, memory, etc”

July 16, 2014

Psalm 96:9 Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!

July 13, 2014

Ultra-High Net Worth Individuals

plane3_635x250_1405098084Picture this: you wake up in New York, grab a cup of coffee and a bagel and hop on a plane. By the time you finish breakfast you’re in Beijing.

According to a paper released by British consulting firm Knight Frank, which specializes in trends for “ultra-high net worth individuals,” sub-orbital commuter flights traveling at about 4,000 miles per hour (today’s planes go around 500 mph), will be ready for the public by 2020.

The key is getting companies that are already approved for sub-orbital space travel (like Virgin Galactic) to stop planning trips just straight into the thermosphere and back down, and instead to start traveling around the globe.

Virgin Galactic’s founder Richard Branson has already indicated that he’s looking into this. He imagines a “future version of the current spaceship which will make transcontinental travel clean and fast — London to Sydney in a couple of hours.”

The flights are estimated to cost anywhere between $90,000 and $250,000 a pop making them accessible to only the top 0.01%. Call it billionaire-exclusive technology.

July 12, 2014

My app, FlightPlanner, published today in Google Play, delivers airport directory info, aviation wx and flight planning with unique auto-routing capabilities #IntelAndroid