Archive for November, 2004

In the closet

Monday, November 8th, 2004

The door to the Office Practise store room clicked and opened and in slipped the navy blue shadow of a Holy Rosary sister. Shortly afterwards she was heard to exclaim: “Jesus!” I turned to Mr Kioko and grinned, “…in the store room”, I said. We both started to giggle. The sister emerged and asked what […]


Friday, November 5th, 2004

The new cybercafe is due to be officially opened today. There is a meeting of the college governors until lunch time and then the people from Safaricom are coming to capture photographs and other evidence of their generosity. I have my camera ready too. Yesterday we set up the printing service for the place, I’m […]

Slippery slope

Thursday, November 4th, 2004

Yesterday, at about the same time that America slipped back into the hands of the Republicans, I went and defecated. While I was sitting waiting for the inevitable shit to fall, I heard a sort of slapping noise such as might be made by a lizard falling onto a damp bar of soap.


Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004

I had a good experience teaching last week. These are rare jewels in the usual torment of teaching at Holy Rosary so, I suppose, out of fairness I should describe it to you. I was talking about using proxy servers as part of a network firewall. Proxy servers are computers that stand between, say, your […]


Monday, November 1st, 2004

Spent most of sunday working on the new computers for the cybercafe. Exhausting and frustrating how 7 new pcs out of their cartons can be so different from one another and so interestingly difficult to set up. I’m sure we have left lots of holes for things to get through but at least I’ve done […]