In August 2011, I wrote an article on time management; I basically “ranted” about how I started quantifying how much time I spend on virtually everything I do on a daily basis. Well, four months down the line and I am happy to say that I have made tremendous progress; the pilot study seems to have yielded quite a lot of fruit. I am increasingly running out of time; I had initially planned to do away with my MSc in August 2012, but I am so behind that I might find myself creeping into part of 2013 🙁 And so in a desperate attempt to do the needful (finish, submit and go back home) Continue reading “No time to say hello, goodbye! I’m late! I’m late! I’m late!”
I was so exited when India announce their long awaited $35 android tablet; akaash they call it –a hindi phrase meaning sky. I have since been keenly following the Aakash story [1, 2] and also started digging for information to try and find out how datawind managed to lower their unit cost of production to a shocking $45 (the indian Indian government has formulated a grand plan to then subsidize it to $35 to indian university students). Continue reading “Cheap Android Tablets – Got one at R999.00”
Update (August 8, 2019): (1) New NAPSA ceiling is ZMW 1073.80. (2) Tax bands remain unchanged (see ZRA 2019 Practice Notes).
There has been a lot of hype [1, 2, 3] about Zambia’s supposedly “Pro-Poor” 2012 budget… and rightfully so –it is perhaps the one most significant piece of evidence linking the Patriotic Front  to their Socialist agenda. The one thing everyone seems to be talking about though is the new PAYE Tax bands; and effective April 1, 2012 the new personal tax rates in Zambia be as depicted in table below. Continue reading “Pay as You Earn Calculator – Zambia”
So I am fairly new to Python –I’ve been using it since August, 2011– and I must confess, its nothing less than amazing. Its amazing what a few lines of Python code are capable of doing; and if for some reason you do not believe what I am saying, perhaps this  might convience you otherwise. When I initially started using Python, Vim  proved sufficient. Continue reading “Python-Mode – A Simple Vim Python Plugin”
I woke up to a rude shock today… got an email from an acquaintance I am working with on a certain project –part of the grand requirement towards my MSc research. We are working on a digital collection and it turns out there were a couple of anomalies with the repository version I provided them two months ago (August, 2011). The issue though is that two months down the line and I have made so many changes to my code and the collection in general and he wanted the same exact format of the collection I provided to them. The good thing though is that I started using a version control tool —Git – in June, 2011 Continue reading “Git – Rollback to a Specific Point”