Fal$e Teacher$ – Part One

Some videos I came across that speak about the increase in false teachers and their spread of the prosperity gospel. A disease that is festering the city of Nairobi but something that we shouldn’t surprise since God mentioned in His Word that such characters will be around to skew His teachings.

Seeds of Sin

By NTV
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The Prosperity Gospel

By Nathan Clarke

November 5, 2013

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Startup Founders 101 – Part One

Founders 101 Workshop
Founders 101 Workshop

On Thurday, 26th September, I was in a room full of aspiring entrepreneurs and start-up founders eagerly awaiting for the evening workshop to begin. The event took place between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm at the Growth Africa offices, Cape Office Park, Ring Road Kilimani – Nairobi.

3 speakers came forth to share their knowledge and experience on forming start-ups and I’m glad I had the chance to listen to them because such knowledge is valuable for any aspiring techprenuer.

According to techpreneurspotlight.com, a techprenuer is “a warm-blooded animal, male or female, who feeds on no sleep, limited resources and a passion for technology: aka, any person who creates a company around his or her vision of leveraging technology to change the world.”

In this first part of Founders 101, I’ll share what I got from the first 2 speakers. Most of the information is in point form; no need of writing a lengthy article since the speakers were quite straight forward.

(A). Perfecting & Monetizing an Online Offering – Munyutu Waigi

(Munyutu Waigi is the founder of Rupu and Ringier Kenya)

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October 8, 2013

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Centering on God, not self

The Bible is full of faithful affirmations centering on God, not self. When scripture speaks of self, it usually commends self-denial and self-control and condemns self-worship. Self love is acceptable and encouraged as long as its understood within its proper context (Mathew 22:39; self-regard).

 

Galatians 6:14: “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”

 

1 Corinthians 15:9-10:”For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I Continue reading Centering on God, not self

September 3, 2013

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MySQL has gone away!

Sometime back I came across the mySQL error message in this post’s title. This error usually occurs when importing a large sql script (read database). Its a time out issue and can be solved by editing the my.ini file located under the bin folder; if you’re using xampp, the path to the file should be as follows:

xampp > mysql > bin  > my.ini

The time out issue was affected by the maximum number of packets allowed or query limit. By default the query limit is set to Continue reading MySQL has gone away!

August 20, 2013

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Download Your Tweets

So the other day I was snooping around the settings of my Twitter account only to discover that one can download an archive of their tweets (so curiosity didn’t kill the cat). I had no idea that this feature was available. To confirm,  I checked the Twitter blog and they introduced this feature in December 2012. You can read the blog post further on how to access the feature.
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June 15, 2013

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Page Orientation in MS Word

Writing my research dissertation has helped me discover the great publishing features of Microsoft Word despite the fact I first came across this word processing application in 1997 when I was barely 12 years (that’s 16 years experience with MS Word); though I received formal training in using the software back in 2004, right after high school. Okay! I admit it. Learning is a journey.

 

I prepared a data flow diagram (DFD) that was too wide for a portrait orientation page setup so I had to change the page that would contain it to landscape orientation. However, changing that single page’s orientation resulted in the other pages (many pages) changing into landscape mode. Mmh! Houston we have a problem!

 

So how does one convert a single page to landscape or otherwise without affecting the other pages?

  1. Open your document that is filled with content. I’ll use the Lorem Ipsum dummy text as shown below. Its used widely as dummy text. And no, I’m not sharing my dissertation content 🙂
  2. My document has two pages but I want to insert a diagram in between the pages i.e. in another page that is in between (So the document will have three pages eventually).We’ll assume that the diagram (or table) is too big to fit into the page that has a portrait setup.lorem ipsum sample
  3. Insert a section break page by first putting a cursor on Continue reading Page Orientation in MS Word

February 6, 2013

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Our Foundation, Our Future

Children are the foundation to any society as I had learnt at a Saturday retreat for my church’s children ministry. The future of the society depends on how they are brought up. Instilling values that are godly brings hope to the society but if the children do not learn theses values then the society is doomed.

These days kids are very smart and knowledgeable for their ages. Yesterday, I saw one of the kids (10 years old) I teach using an Android smart phone. I got my first mobile phone at the age of 18. And no, it wasn’t a smart phone. Simple enough to text and call and it had a mono-chromatic screen (no colours). They know so much that you can actually discuss current political issues with them. In fact yesterday I was sharing about the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) with them and the story basically teaches us that a neighbour is one who’s in need of help and that we shouldn’t discriminate others because they belong to another tribe since here in Kenya, our societal problems stem from tribal issues, nepotism, political party loyalty alignment and Continue reading Our Foundation, Our Future

January 21, 2013

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We love complaining….

Habakkuk 1:2-4

How long, Lord, must I call for help,
but you do not listen?
Or cry out to you, “Violence!”
but you do not save?
 Why do you make me look at injustice?
Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?
Destruction and violence are before me;
there is strife, and conflict abounds.
 Therefore the law is paralyzed,
and justice never prevails.
The wicked hem in the righteous,
so that justice is perverted.

Lesson:

We struggle to comprehend God not remembering that He’s sovereign.

December 4, 2012

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