The ABCs to the Egertonian #Fresher!

Hey there, Egerton university is the haven for you little comrade.I want to share with you a few salient tips for your survival…now that this is your 3 week!

Take a pen and don’t be a follower (i don’t want disciples),be a student.

1.Keep it Stupid Simple

Why did i start with this? In campus  you will meet a Juggernaut camaraderie-ship from fellows coming from different backgrounds.You might be tempted to follow in one of their ways and you might likely be unaware of the hood they emerge.Some from rich,middle-class or even poor backgrounds. Ladies tend to change their dressing codes and fit in the “campus garbs”.Big boys tend to plait their hair which they never did before …am talking to you.Keep it Stupid Simple.Nobody will bother you when you keep your simplicity.You are unique.

2.Focus on your Goals

Hey pal,remember when you were in high school,you were hungry of your dreams.Now there is a door of opportunity opened for you.Pursue your goals relentlessly.Let the rest be AOBs. I am about to finish campus (btw am a finalist).Here i can have a moot point on whether i have met my goals or not.Its all about focus.Be the one to achieve greatness,keep that goal .Inoculate yourself from possibility blindness.

3.Have Fun and Network

In terse,i will suggest,you are in campus,this is not High School.Thus you ought to have fun.Only if in the right manner.Here i will point out the blatantly dressed freshers i saw yesterday night heading to Kililmo. That is not fun.You are wasting your opportunity to be happy in the right way.You don’t know the dangers you expose yourself into.Then there is the mzee moja’s place at Njoks,men there’s too  no fun.

There is fun in Egerton main in so many other ways.You can visit me,you help me cook as we interact (terms and conditions applied).You can check out for a movie…or even join any of the clubs and societies.Today am in Naks having fun…i wish you came along with me.Endure the purity of thought and joy will follow you as your shadow.

A man is manacled by His thoughts and actions,they are jailer of fate-they imprison being base,they are also angels of freedom-they liberate-being noble. -Anonymous

Dear Fresher,know whether you will to put into account the above tips,nevertheless,the message is Home. #Twittertonians.

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Yearning to be back for my final year-any expectations?

eger1The expedition in campus life is almost done .I have gone through many hurdles and all in all God has seen me through.Glory be to Him.Just the other day i was a fresha 🙂 So innocent with a lot of expectations.Having a crush was my first experience anyway…less of that now.Meticulous was my word while in search of education.I never had ‘free time’ but i used to ‘create time’ [even now].

God is faithful for sure,i am now yet to be back  for my last year in my course.A question in my mind begs,”Have my expectations been fulfilled? ” I wish i had the privilege to name them here but i feel i am 80% loading…Maybe the remaining 20% will be done this academic year 🙂

I do hope to achieve a Summa cum laude 🙂 yes that one,nothing is impossible when God is involved.Despite the last minute assignment handing in,the rule of camaraderie->’kupiga Iso'(ctr+c &ctr +v),missing classes[with a reason ofcourse]  etc.

Anyway i am a good student.Thus i feel i need to ‘pull up my socks’.I also  hope to be out with a Software company ,if not,be a software developer in detail.Friends this has enacted in mind after i read a book “In your Life Lie Your future”-Erick Opingo.His book elated me.I now believe in the positivity of my life,despite the past trials and failures.

Rather than keeping litany of grouses,i will rise up from my normal zone which  leads me to a comfort zone.That not withstanding , I am not ready to be a recluse.A single man and the end of campus is here…NO.What next?

Here comes a better deal , a Fresha.

Cheers comrades!

After my 3rd year…my expectations fulfilled?

Tweeps…oh my…isn’t the Lord so gracious?Just a week ago i was done with my third year,after hustling in campus with  submission of

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assignments,projects,proposals,practicals,cats,exams…Aggie’s restaurant queues,bagging in and out of campus…and not to forget roommates,friends…the list is endless.

When i got to third year,i had a lot of expectations.I knew this was my academic year of ‘Jubilee’ as they said.This happens as i remembered my first crash with a med student,when i was just fresh in campus.I thought i could stalk the embers.Well,that’s a story for another blog.My expectations were high,taking Bsc Computer Science,i had a plan to put up my own company.This was to happen with the little savings i had and the bank of skills in web designing and Mobile programming. Anyway,i have a dream.I know it will finally come to pass.

I have taken all that this sem
I have taken all that this sem

The last academic year was so fair to me,I did my assignments in the last minute…(not that am lazy…am just a geek).I was able to balance code and  books.I was not caught up with any deadline.I remember the last assignment which i was forced to do…only because the ‘chepes’ in the class did,and it was not advised so by the lecturer!

I had the expectation of another degree as i graduate…you know it if you are reading this.Actually i had posed a million dollar question to someone.All this was as a fulfillment of my expectations.Well,God keeps the best for us,to add unto that, i also read somewhere written “Love waits for one thing; The right moment.“.I never lost…you can read more of what happened from my other blog (http://labanish.blogspot.com/2013/05/small-still-voicemy-own-confessions.html) *winks*.

I had the dream of once being a Google Student Ambassador,i kept an eye on the vacancies to be announced.I remember i shot so many one-minute  video pitches trying to come up with the best expressing my yearning for the same.Check out  my video(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4XKpbnkI0M).Luckily enough God heard my prayers,and i got the chance.

I have been in campus for 3 years now…i guess i can share a sober advice to any 2nd year or 1st year…take the little i can give,it can be your turning point.

  • Come,learn,appreciate and be yourself- #EgertonCampusLife
  • Take your Course seriously…let your reputation reign -i got this from the trending #twittertonians Hash tag #ShesFromFassIfShe
  • Live not to grudges,hatred to your friends…roommates,you don’t know what tomorrow brings.
  • True love waits…i hate it when i see Hollywood ladies swarming into the Buruburu hostels like chips funga!
  • Alcohol retards you!….leave it or you loose your sense!.

    Alcohol bottles littered after the end of sem
    Alcohol bottles littered after the end of sem

My next expectation is to visit #Egerton Castle,i have been in Egerton University for three years now and i have never gone there.Any offer from anyone?

Re carp- Guru’s corner @Override

2On Friday 22/3/13 the EUCOSSA team held an event  dubbed Guru’s Corner,held on the EUCOSSA Hub as from 6pm-10pm.The turn out was high,so was the expectation.We also hosted some other students from other courses who are interested in tech.The whole  idea was to pitch tech ideas and to even showcase the projects we are working on-this gives the developer some nerdy advice and shared code.

The meeting started with prayers from @Petergykes,an active member of @eucossa, the mc of the day was the project manager @dickensos who then introduced the officials and welcomed the members…

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We began with talks,revolving around the tech world.By the virtual of our campus,we  are in the midst of a society which requires a philanthropic hand from techies,so then @stevemuiruri discussed of how we could implement an open source project to help the less fortunate to minimize the digital divide.@labanish then took over explaining the 8 leadership principles a techprenuer should have to attain excellence.@dmabiria highlighted on the issue of #how to Learn creativity.@moffatmn,our University GSA vetted on issue of applying for the Google Student Ambasador Program,which is still on.

#No More Tweets Now!–>//just a comment

We got into the business of the day-Coding .Members present were grouped having cognizant of the middle leveled,perfect or dummy programmers.Apparently everyone was ready to touch some code,so @stevemuiruri had an easier time to train the members.We were to create an online registration form composing of;

  • User friendly interface-(HTML5)
  • MySQL database
  • Server side(PHP)

Programming was fun and  gamelike,with members asking as many queries as their db could hold.@stevemuiruri also gave some few incentives on the success of the first project,free hosting on his website http://www.bizbrum.com among others.

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My group also did something,we created the below form,connected to MySQL database,inserted and retrieved data.gurup

The total members who turned up for the event were around 30 in which around 4 were non-computer science students.After the long coding and practicing section,the meeting was adjourned by a word of prayer from Flevian,our first year upcoming #codedivah.

3In conclusion this reminds me of a famous quote from Zig Ziglar,

“You can have anything you WANT in life if you will help enough other people get what they WANT!”

We share,help and teach others how to code…That’s EUCOSSA.If you missed this version of @guruscorner…am sorry,come next week!

>>>i will be taking comrades who yearn to touch #android,step by step.

@labanish.

Kind Regards.

Welcome to Laban’s take,version 2.0

@labanishHello comrades,here comes another one,Laban’s Take.Despite the challenges i face from black-hat hackers,blogging to me is a tenacious grip.As a second appearance,this blog will inform you of the various postings and development in tech,more so i will give you a geeky look of our campus,Egerton University-The world Class University,not to forget.

I will be informing  you on which resources to utilize as such a time as this when the Government of Kenya has a broad vision of making Kenya a middle-income economy dubbed Kenya Vision 2030.Keep blogging ,so that we can dub our Campus “…A world class University for advancement of Technology…”

That notwithstanding, have some few Disclaimers here:

  • I the author of the content that can be found here within can assure you, the reader that any of the opinions expressed here are my own in which i will acknowledged the author if from a shared resource.
  • I am not a grammar Student,i only understand binary,with which i do express with a fair English fluency…

Kind Regards.