Category Archives: Technology

Thou shalt not change thy own light bulbs

Thou shalt not change thy own light bulbs

A few days ago, I was at a workshop, and we had to set up a DVD player. I was in charge of logistics, so I got the machine then asked for some boy in the know to come hook it up. My statement offended some ladies in the audience, who felt I was stereotyping. I hadn’t given it much thought, so I revised the statement and asked anyone who could get it working to come do so. Three girls huddled around the machine, trying to match the red wire to the white wire. Two… Continue reading →

The Nokia Incident

The Nokia Incident

I have a nasty temper. I usually display this temper by throwing things at people; often, very expensive things. This is why I love Nokia. Whenever I smash it on a wall, rock, floor, or annoying-person’s-head, the phone dismantles into six distinct pieces; and once I hunt them down and ‘remantle’ them, the phone works fine. For this reason, I always buy Nokia. And given my jinx for all things electr[on]ic, I’m strictly basic. No smartphones for me. So my Nokias are usually mulika mwizi – phones whose most advanced feature is a flashlight-torch. I… Continue reading →

HOW TO: Social bookmarking links

HOW TO: Social bookmarking links

Social bookmarking websites allow you to store and share links to websites across the internet. You can share these links both with friends and people with similar interests. You can also access your links from any computer you happen to be using. This is a great way organize websites or articles that you find interesting. So, if you come across an article on The Lily Review that you find interesting and want to save for future reference or share it with other people, simply click on one of these links (at the bottom of each… Continue reading →

HOW TO: RSS Feeds

HOW TO: RSS Feeds

What is RSS? RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, blogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it. Benefits and Reasons for using RSS RSS solves a problem for people who regularly use the web. It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you are interested in. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually. You ensure your privacy, by not needing to join each site’s email newsletter…. Continue reading →

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Popular Tags