When I Tripped

But pain has made me a martyr. Never mind that most of it was bore off my glaring lack of know-how. Like this one time, one of our Jesus Velocity Church priests convinced me that indeed my precious destiny ‘star’ had been stolen by a close acquaintance. Broke, malnourished, deranged and hopelessly unemployed, I held … More When I Tripped

Facebook Love

My good friend Kit doesn’t know why I’m fascinated with Facebook. He actually bought me a good book, Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport on my last birthday when he welcomed me to the famous third floor. I have no doubt he was trying to use subtle means to whip me back to context. The last … More Facebook Love

An Ensorcellment

‘Who would want a 5’4 man with a potbelly?’ My wife was on phone yet again with God knows who. Her once ladylike laughter that reverberated in sweet symphony across the wall no longer sounded lovely. Now it was a mixture of malicious shrill tones. For the umpteenth time this month, I have caught my … More An Ensorcellment

LOVE YOURSELF LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT

In May last year, The Thoughtline presented a real-life love story experience that transpired between my good friend Kit, and his beloved queen, Xael. Their first story ended with a brutal heartbreak that attracted poignant remarks from our readers. In agreement with the happy ending in the sequel of their love story, The Thoughtline algorithm … More LOVE YOURSELF LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT

The Rains Beating Us

I was chilling on my favourite spot on a fine Tuesday afternoon enjoying the hugs of the warm afternoon rays, as I scrolled through my favourite laugh peddler’s feeds with my highland coffee at hand. There’s something rich in the purity of locally produced content that makes it worthwhile to spend a couple of hours … More The Rains Beating Us

Love Overcomes

Back in BIOMA Headquarters, Kit had just finished debugging R codes for a project when he was summoned by his department head. Suddenly he couldn’t shake off his anxiety. He couldn’t lay a finger on what was going on in his boss’ mind. He had grown to know his boss as a shrewd man whose … More Love Overcomes

Exposed Humanity

A couple of months ago, my friends and I were undoubtedly shackled with zero knowledge and a little dash of ignorance on matters COVID-19. We could crack jokes to no end about how Africans are genetically empowered against Corona Virus. As a matter of fact, we took part in forwarding chain messages and memes on … More Exposed Humanity

Treacherous Flame

That night, my classmate Kit stayed awake until 4 am working on his R package project, to analyze land use and cover changes in Makueni County. There’s something about passion and a man driven by vision and Kit, wears both with ease. He has zero training in programming, but has gradually hacked the world of … More Treacherous Flame

Less or More?

As I was saying, last week, my close buddy Julius invited me to his research presentation on zoom.  He has an exciting project to mine data from social media and websites as well as conduct online games. Julius’ aim is to understand how human beings make decisions when doing online shopping. His analysis entails more … More Less or More?