Archive for April, 2010

Do Individual Innovators exist in Africa ?

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Individual innovation DOES exist in Africa as the 2 examples in this article show.

Real Madrid 0 – 2 Barcelona @ Bernabeu

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

It’s all over at the Bernabeu as the so-called Galacticos of Real Madrid are soundly beaten by the Ballers of Barcelona led by a certain Lionel de Messi.

On the subject of ‘Randomness’

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

I recently stumbled across this website where one can generate what is known as ‘true’ random numbers: http://www.random.org and an article about what is true randomness: http://www.random.org/randomness/ Here the case is made the random numbers generated by computer programs are pseudo-random rather than true random numbers since they’re generated from an algorithm, a programming recipe, [...]

Pumzi – African sci-fi movie

Friday, April 9th, 2010

This is a pretty amazing trailer. Sci-fi by an African (Kenyan) woman director. Will definitely see it when it comes out on DVD. Nollywood, are you watching? What makes this distinctive is the fact that it goes where no African movie to date has gone – science fiction. As an African whose favorite movie genre [...]

E-Learning for Africa

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Another one of my interests. I didn’t know that such an initiative existed. I will definitely start to pay more attention. It is often said that one must find one’s passion in life. Is this a passion of mine? I’d say that it is since it has the capacity to make meaningful change in Africa [...]

Man Utd 3 – 2 Bayern Munchen @ Old Trafford

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Arjen Robben – this man will forever be known as the Killer of Dreams at the “Theater of Dreams” as his goal for Bayern Munchen knocks out ManU from the Champions League. The tie finished 3-3 on aggregate courtesy of Bayern’s 2-1 win in Munich but Bayern go through on the away goals rule.

Ajax, how cool is that?

Monday, April 5th, 2010

I just started researching and reading about Ajax (the technology, not the cleaner!!) and though I’m pretty late to the party being a server-side guy, I’m impressed. It’s pretty cool technology and radically enhanced the web user experience since it enabled a paradigm shift from strictly client-side or server-side processing to a parallel mode where [...]

Capital Markets Firms Turn to Cloud Computing by Wall Street & Technology

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Capital Markets Firms Turn to Cloud Computing by Wall Street & Technology. Good article that highlights the confusion over what cloud computing really means in the financial services industry as well as it’s primary challenge in gaining acceptance: security concerns.

Arbitrage Pricing Theory

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Very succint definition of arbitrage in Bodie, Kane and Marcus “Essentials of Investments” : Arbitrage is the act of exploiting the mispricing of 2 or more securities to achieve risk-free profits. I am preparing for the FRM Risk Management exam, and I have to read the following reading on the arbitrage pricing theory (APT) : Expected [...]

All about Computing in the Cloud

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Cloud computing seems to be another of those IT industry buzzwords. Nevertheless, it has generated enough buzz to make it worthy of an investigation. Hence this thread. I’ll be investigating and commenting all about this new IT trend in the coming weeks. To kickstart it, let me post some links which I’ll be reading soon. [...]