Category Archives: Technology

Better Than Google => Googolplexian

+i was disappointed when i did an image search at google and they couldn’t find a matching person. this got me thinking…what if we had a real-time search engine that is built on grounds of efficiency and reliability rather than performance and speed? Google, the current fastest search engine, compares petty image properties like location of image, size, color, part of body (if person), optical character recognition, etc, etc… what if we had a real search engine that would actually search the internet by force and get each and every image or record in real-time without the necessity of indexing??!! i propose Googolplexian. I am a developer, and before my time is over on this planet, these are some of the things i want my children to enjoy…  I, ONE DAY, even if alone, will create such, brick by brick…

i want a search engine capable of searching by crazy deep and complex pattern recognition, however long it takes… I want a search that does voice synthesis and semantics to understand the actual search not just detecting and predicting the words that are on a voice… I want a human like search…

Durandal With Github Pages

http://mckabue.github.io/#resume

i just finished creating my resume using Durandal and github pages, and men, its awesome. The only down side is durandal isn’t very friendly with mobile devices or low internet connection.

Source code at Github

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Why I hate SAFARICOM

Safaricom is Kenya’s best mobile service provider…but they suck, they are disgusting, they exploit, the only care about their profits, and their customer care line is always busy…ever busy!!

I recently bought their data bundles at 10/= Kenya shilling for 10 MB and 10 SMS. That sounds fair to me as well to everyone since I only wanted to check my email! And before I could finish opening the last email, a message from Safaricom came, “Your Daily Data Bundle balance is below 2.00 MB. Dial *544# to purchase or Okoa Internet bundle.” And then I decided to open my twitter account and after like 1.7 minutes, they sent me a USSD message telling me that I have an option browsing at 0.45 cents per MB. I immediately opened my calculator and started clicking…0.45*20=9…so I can use 20 MB for only 9 bob? Well then I bought nine shillings from my M-Pesa account and started browsing immediately BUT after I first checked how many data bundles I have used since I bought my phone…after like 2 or 3 minutes, another USSD message pops up this time saying I have a remainder of 1 bob. And I thought to myself, maybe something is synchronizing or updating on the background without my knowledge…but the data count should still count those data bundles, eeh? So let me check by how much did the count increase by. To my surprise, believe it or not, I had only used 2 MB extra! So like they only give 10% of what they promise.

Someone should create something better than M-Pesa and we’ll all swim away from Safaricom…they didn’t even create it! They just copyrighted a student’s idea, and it became theirs… According to filtered rumours that reached to my ears, the original owner of the idea was given ground $50,000 while Safaricom earns approximately $125,000 from the implementation of the idea, DAILY!!!

Validating my Campus registration Number using HTML5 validation

i am creating a project application for someone that i need that i need validating the registration number of a student… i wanted to follow the easiest was of doing it instead of using plugins…

i need to validate the following numbers:

  1. IN17/24456/2012

  2. in17/24456/12

  3. 1Np17/24456/2012

  4. inP17/24456/12

AND HEY, these needs to be ultimately strict, as strict as possible…

here is HTML5 magic

<form>
<input pattern="(?:[A-Za-z]{2}[0-9]{2}|[A-Za-z]{2}[Pp]{1}[0-9]{2})\/[0-9]{5}\/([1-2]{1}[90]{1}[0-9]{2}|[901]{1}[0-9]{1})" required/>
<input type="submit" value="Reistration number"/>
</form>

here is the a demo

and the application on apphabour

and the github repo

NB: i havent implemented this yet, but i will very soon…

please vote for my above Appharbour Application

If this is not photoShop, then its owesome!!!

Tangible Media

Tangible Media

Any one ever heard of “Wiggle stereoscopy”?

Wiggle stereoscopy is an example of stereoscopy in which left and right images of a stereo-gram are animated. This technique is also called wiggle 3-D or wobble 3-D, sometimes also Piku-Piku (Japanese for “twitching”).