Monthly Archives: August 2014

Why I left Angular for Knockout

Another reason am sticking with knockoutJS, but will learn AngularJS once I buy more time…

The Virtual Gael

Or, how Steve Sanderson outdid the Google geniuses

(and I’m not one given to praising anything out of Microsoft)

I’ve been working in the Digital Innovation Lab at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, for over four months now, developing tools to that enable humanities scholars to produce and engage with digital resources. Our main focus is on a sophisticated WordPress plug-in called DH Press.

Our plug-in enables the administration-user to configure projects so that all kinds of information can be utilized and visualized. The main kind of visualization supported to date is geographical (base maps and overlays), although we also support transcriptions synchronized with SoundCloud recordings. I’ve worked up a “Topic Card” visualization and several others are planned.

But in order to support these new features of DH Press, I have been rewriting the “backend” of our tool, which is inserted in the WordPress administrative dashboard as a complex bundle of HTML…

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The Chase

We are all in a race, chasing something…this thing that we’re chasing keeps us focused, it gives us hope, it makes us believe, it pushes us to trust, or this thing just makes us who we are. There are things that we chase alone…like revenge, some love, some chase adventure, others are always chasing “nothing”…which in this sense “NOTHING” is an substance. But there are things that we all chase together. Things that make animals, plants, humans, and bacteria’s EQUAL. Things like food, time, and evolution.
Someone caused an accident because they were in hurry – TIME. You wake up early so you don’t get fired at work – FOOD. You changed you phone because the one you had looked outdated – EVOLUTION. It doesn’t matter who you are, or how honorable you are, you will always find that you work to feed yourself or someone else… HIV virus is advancing each moment we approach to find it’s cure… And if we’ll ever get even close to cure it, we will be distracted enough so that another stronger species will have matured. Ebora, Cancer  and other really poisonous diseases are all caused by a very well known and understood organism, but why can’t we find a way to kill it? Because it evolves. Try eating your favourite meal three times a day for just one month and you’ll realise how disgusting it tastes…

 

What if it’s true?

Before i say this, allow me to first say that am a Christian. A very born-again son of God. I have been baptized twice, one when I was a kid in the The Catholic Church, and when I was around 17 years in the Full Gospel Churches of Kenya.
I believe in Heaven as all other Christians do, but what if it’s really true what Hindus say that when we die, we return back as animals?
If you have the ability to think INDEPENDENTLY, then you’ll agree with me that there is a possibility that Hindus are correct, because no one in the world is solid sure that what they believe is what is supposed to be true. Truth is just genuine sincerity plus a pure conscience! So any one can be true. Being true and being right is like two separate pages from two different books. There’s a chance that the books might be related, but it depends on a personal judgment.
My question is dead simple. What if its really true there is chance we’ll come back as animals after we die, would you like to be treated the way you treat the animals around you?

Knowledge is Power

God made the universe, made animal, made plants, and created the humans. He then made humans in charge of everything. He made human a god on earth. That is biblically true since during creation of Humans, God said, “Let Us create an image with our own likeness”. The likeness of God is being God, so we are gods…
Our intelligence helps us keep all other creatures under control. We don’t have to be as strong as elephants, or brave as lions, or fast as cheetahs… We are automatically in control of nature.
But there is something we can’t control even if we were given the means to. Its Evolution. Trying or even thinking to control Evolution is like being a cannibal, and starting to feed on your own body. There is a line separating what we know, what we can know, and what no one will ever know, like the details of life, soul, and spirit…
Any being with a slightly higher knowledge than humans on earth has us in control. The being can do whatever it wishes with us, all because we would never comprehend. Knowledge directly determines the level of control we have. That is why there are ranks at work to grade employees according to experience, and skills.

It is good

A King had a male servant who, in all circumstances, always said “It is good”.
One day, they went hunting and a wild animal attacked the king, the servant managed to kill the animal but couldn’t prevent his king from losing a finger. Furious and without showing gratitude, the King said; if God was good, I would not have been attacked and lost one finger.
The servant replied, “It is good”. Outraged by the response, the king ordered the arrest of his servant. While being taken to prison, he told the king again, “It is good”.
Another day, the king left alone for another hunt and was captured by savages who use human beings for sacrifice.
On the altar, the savages found out that the king didn’t have one finger in place, he was released because he was considered not “complete” to be offered to the gods. On his return to the palace, he ordered the release of his servant and said; My friend, God was really good to me. I was almost killed but for lack of a single finger, I was let go. But I have a question;
If God is so good, why did He allow me to put you in prison? His servant replied; “It is good because if you had not  put me in prison, I would have gone with you, and i would have been sacrificed, because I have no missing finger.
God is good, perfect and He is never wrong

And would you help me convince this man that God is Uniquely Perfect and that His design was 100% fit…

The perfect Order

Look around you again…and again if you can…and again if you are passionate about nature. What did you see? Most likely you saw walls. Why did it happen that bricks had to be discovered earlier than cement? Why did it happen that building was invented prior to beds? Why not the opposite? Let me ask you one more question before I tell you why… How is it that every living species has a threat wanting to eradicate it?
The answer is simple…THERE IS AN ORDER!!! There’s how things are supposed to go, and why they are going that way. And don’t mistake this with fate… This is a force, a higher power, or something beyond human understanding that ensures that everything goes as planned, as it was designed… It’s like “ONE MUST HAPPEN TO SERVE ANOTHER”.
If all animals were predators, what would they eat? If there were no predators, what would they eat after they over re-create? And if you doubt this, just investigate what, when, and after how long polar bears eat! Then, you’ll be ready to agree with me when you find it that polar bears stay more or equal to six months without eating. After which, they are supposed to suckle their siblings through out the journey longer than many miles on ice, to “search” for food. This order has to make sure that there is edible food available for the polar bears. That’s the sole reason why there is a certain kind of fish (I can’t remember which one) that believes that they have to swim against the current of a river once a year. And as fish are jumping over a waterfall, some of them became food for the polar bears.
Again, look at how things are  planned. That specific type of fish don’t just swim to be eaten. They are going to lay eggs up the river. And because THE ORDER knows that not all of those fish will survive, it prepares them in plural.
I bet you’ll feel under higher authority when you try to proof me wrong before you realize that that specific species of fish actually conduct an annual meeting literally! They meet to discuss matters pertaining to crossbreeding and going up the river. Isn’t that amazing?
And this ORDER also controls the release of wisdom and knowledge to the universe. There’s a sequence in which knowledge and know-how is released and distributed. It would be stupid if everyone could create their own computer, because  we would all die from lack of doctors to treat us.

Who will go to Heaven?

If there’s heaven, all good souls will go there…and note that I didn’t say “good people”, I said “good souls”…
When Christian kids are born, they look exactly identical to those of Russians’, they got similar behavior as those of Indians’, they cry the same as American kids, they grow at the same rate as those of Muslims, and they breath OXYGEN as Hindu kids do…
But if you bring together five year old kids from all those different regions and religions, you’ll find that they are totally different…and different in almost every aspect… This is because of the different environments they are brought up. So, as of now, we can safely and legally make a valid conclusion that the difference between humans is their environments… If we serve the real God who created the beginning of all human beings, and put them in different regions and environments, then there is no way He can just judge/hate/forsake His own creation, not unless His design was wrong!!!

Everything with a beginning, has an End…

Everything that was created will die… Everything that was made will once be destroyed… Everything with a beginning has an end… And this is all because everything that was started will happen to be finished.
What I mean is, one day, the world will end…it might not be soon, but it will happen eventually!! But it will not just disappear. It will be replaced… And it’s us humans who will end the world…through overpopulation, over-curiosity, excessive wisdom, over-excess knowledge, and many other factors we can’t fully control like pollution and diseases!!! And after all, NOTHING LASTS FOREVER…

The Equalizer

If you look around…you’ll find people walking, sitting, laughing, sad, busy, and/or serious… But have you ever looked INTO people? I mean like looking at someone and seeing beyond what you see, like seeing through them? If you’ve never, then look directly at their eyes… You’ll find pain inside those who look happy. You’ll find sorrow into those who have almost everything in life. Why? Am about to tell you. It’s because they lack/have something that everyone has…
If you live just slightly above average, there is that thing I call “The Equalizer” that keeps you from bragging, or showing off… Look at those super-rich guys and investigate why they don’t show off..you’ll be amazed to realize that they either have something others don’t, or they lack something almost everyone has…like children, cancer, extreme depression, time for family, their kids are addicts, thousands of enemies, they don’t laugh unless no one is, they hate their wives, and to wrap it all…they don’t care, and when they care they care less, and the less they care about, they care about it  carelessly!!!!
But there are those who escape this “Equalizer” but no for long… Sooner or later, they get caught up. Also, it doesn’t mean that you enjoy when you’re poor…in fact, when you’re poor, you struggle, you over work, you talk to yourself almost always, and you question God than atheist do…  True or False? Fact or Fiction?

Learn to Appreciate

A guy promised his girlfriend that he’d buy her a ring. The girl was very happy. She went to the Salon to have some make over to look beautiful on her Birthday. She bought make-ups, new clothes and new shoes.

The day she had been waiting for arrived!….
She looked elegant, gorgeous….the dream girl for everyman…Everybody was focused on her. The party was going to take place in one of those party buses. They were going to pick up her boyfriend from a bus-stop. When her boyfriend arrived with a simple doll, the girl got mad at her boyfriend. She thought he would give her a diamond ring instead of a doll. She threw the doll away. The guy asked the bus-driver to stop so that he could pick up the doll but a car ran over him as he was picking it up!

He died in hospital after a few hours. The girl felt very sorry, she cried every few Minutes. At the Funeral, she hugged the doll tightly, full of love and regret. She was shocked when the doll said ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY, will U marry me?‘ She then found the ring in the dolls pocket with the note ‘HOPE U LIKE IT, I LOVE U!
The girl started crying and shouting, “I’m sorry babe, I love you too!”
But it was too late, the guy was gone Forever!!

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