What Am Working On Now

I am currently collecting drivers’ data about driving habits for my Udacity Self Driving Car Nanodegree program. You can check out some of my progress below. If am not in my lab, drop me an email and we can talk.

See you in PyConKe event at USIU Africa on 28th and 29th where I will be giving a talk on Self Driving Cars course.

Preparing For Novice Exam - How To Contact The ISS

Today’s Shack meeting went well and was well attended. The hole on the fence is even bigger.The station is overgrown with grass due to the heavy rains that have been pounding Nairobi lately. As usual Ted kicked off the meeting and went through the meeting. At some point we were discussing how one can call the ISS (International Space Station). I later did some research and this is what I have learn’t. [Read More]

9th April Shack Meeting - I am a Registered Member

Today was my first time to attend a shack meeting and generally it was very informative. The meeting was at the 5Z4RS Station Beacon in Woodley Estate,Nairobi. This location is referred to as the Shack. On my way I was wondering who and what type of people I would find. The meeting was scheduled to start at 10.00AM. On arrival I found Mr.Ted Alleyne together with another gentle man doing some preparations. [Read More]

Armature Radio In Kenya

Introduction Armature Radio (Ham Radio) is a hobby for enthusiasts which is a non commercial radio station with 4 receivers, amplifier and additional equipment for communication with other operators on a specific frequency. In Kenya ham radio is organized by Radio Society of Kenya located in Nairobi where they have a headquarters. Although Amateur Radio operators get involved for many reasons, they all have in common a basic knowledge of radio technology and operating principles, and pass an examination for the FCC license to operate on radio frequencies known as the “Amateur Bands. [Read More]

Hiking At Ngong Hills With Ruaraka Baptist Church Teens

Located SW of Nairobi is Kenya’s largest Wind Farm, Ngong Hills. The word “Ngong”as I was told by the locals is an Anglicization of a Maasai phrase “enkong’u emuny” meaning rhinoceros spring, and this name derives from a spring located near Ngong Town. Overlooking the Great Rift Valey on the Western Slopes, the Nong Hills rise to 2,460 meters above sea level.During the years of British colonial rule, the area around the Ngong Hills was a major settler farming region, and many traditional colonial houses are still seen in the area. [Read More]

Install Arch LinuxARM On RaspberryPi

The Raspberry Pi is an ARM v6 architecture mini computer that gained alot of fame when it was released in 2012. Formating the SD Card Start fdisk to partition the SD Card. Then type the following: o - Delete any partitions on the SD Card. p - List all partitions, at this point there should be none left. n then p for primary, 1 for the first partition, press ENTER to accept the default first sector, then type +100M for the last sector. [Read More]

Creating a New Theme

Introduction This tutorial will show you how to create a simple theme in Hugo. I assume that you are familiar with HTML, the bash command line, and that you are comfortable using Markdown to format content. I’ll explain how Hugo uses templates and how you can organize your templates to create a theme. I won’t cover using CSS to style your theme. We’ll start with creating a new site with a very basic template. [Read More]

(Hu)go Template Primer

Hugo uses the excellent go html/template library for its template engine. It is an extremely lightweight engine that provides a very small amount of logic. In our experience that it is just the right amount of logic to be able to create a good static website. If you have used other template systems from different languages or frameworks you will find a lot of similarities in go templates. This document is a brief primer on using go templates. [Read More]

Migrate to Hugo from Jekyll

Move static content to static

Jekyll has a rule that any directory not starting with _ will be copied as-is to the _site output. Hugo keeps all static content under static. You should therefore move it all there. With Jekyll, something that looked like

▾ <root>/
    ▾ images/
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