Folders Sync

0325-sync-folder-thumb-100029454-large This may not be a problem for many people but folder syncing can be an issue, especially if you are like me, who has work spread out over at least three computers; one at home, one at the office, and a mobile computer (laptop/tablet/phablet). This is not to mention the syncing of work to online resources like Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft’s OneDrive (formerly known as SkyDrive before an injuction by Sky Media in the UK put an end to that – Microsoft should fire the guy who came up with that name as clearly they have no research capabilities) – so that should one by any chance not be at one of their computers but has access to an online machine, they can still get access to their work.

I scoured the web searching for useful solutions to this conundrum and here are the applications I have ended up installing on my computers – in a bid to keep my folders up to date most of the time.

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S.H.I.T. for short

It is now, and always has been, the policy of this company to ensure that it’s employees are well trained. Through our ‘SPECIAL HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING’ programme, or S.H.I.T. for short. We have given our employees more S.H.I.T. than any other company in the area.

If any employee feels that he or she is not receiving enough S.H.I.T. on the job, or that he or she could advance to another position by taking more S.H.I.T. please see your immediate supervisor.

If you graduate to the top of your list by taking all the S.H.I.T. that is given to you, you can then qualify for our Supervisors Programme ‘COMPLETE RESPONSIBILITY ACTION PROGRAMME’ or C.R.A.P. for short.

So to become a member of our Management Team, simply take all the S.H.I.T. you can, and then with all the additional C.R.A.P. you receive, you will soon reach the top. Any employee who has the initiative and drive to take both S.H.I.T. and C.R.A.P. will soon become one of the elite.

For a limited period only the company is offering all employees the chance to try for the latest scheme ‘ADVANCED SUPERVISORY STAFF HELPING OUR LOCAL EMPLOYEES’ or A.S.S.H.O.L.E. for short. So work hard, and you will find that the more S.H.I.T. you take the more C.R.A.P. you can handle, your prospects of becoming an A.S.S.H.O.L.E. will improve dramatically.

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Weird Small Business Attitude in Kenya

2Going_out_of_Business090203  When it comes to some things, I know I am behind the curve. For example, as i type this, I am listening to a two song playlist on repeat (Ducth – Fena Gitu feat. Kagwe Mungai and Toshi / Badilisha – Jose Chameleon). For some reason, despite the songs literally being years old, I cannot seem to get enough of them. YouTube them – I insist.

I digress – back to the topic at hand. I recently bought an electronic device from what one would describe as a small business in Nairobi. For those who might not know the ins and outs of Nairobi, by small business, I mean a stall (small cramped poorly ventilated space) – in one of the many buildings in and around the Central Business District. The buying process for this device started with a simple search on a well publicized classifieds website (whose identity I am withholding because they already have enough publicity). After filtering out potential devices to purchase at the right price, phone calls were made, one thing lead to another and a couple of hours after starting the search, trekking half way through town, getting a bit lost but finally finding the places after a few (several) direction clarification phone calls and texts, I land at the retailer(s) stall.

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