Peculiar Kenyan traits

Now if you read the news or the interwebs, you have likely seen that we are a nation of many peculiarities. I will not name any others, that I live for you to find out. One that is peculiar is our greeting habits. You could be sitting at a place thinking about who you should rob next when out of nowhere someone stretches their hands in your face to greet you as they sit next to you. No. It is not that I don’t like to be greeted, that’s not it. I just don’t like strangers greeting me especially when that is the end of the engagement.

In other news why do the programmers at WordPress think we appreciate some of the changed they make to the blogging site? Could they try public participation by sending questionnaires for us to respond to?

Have a peculiar Sunday all of you.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

10 thoughts on “Peculiar Kenyan traits

  1. Mordanicus says:

    Of all the changes WP has made over the last seven years, none has anything to do with improving user experience and in fact each change makes WP less professional.

    Later this year I will quit WP as my “blogging” platform. The whole ecosystem is rotten to the core.

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  2. judyt54 says:

    I have an account at WP, and a blog which just sits there. I’m terrified to use it. I hear of people who have to dig into the site to get their ages old blog working properly again, or the changes WP made to improve the service managed to f— up everything.

    Take heart, if you have never used Yahoo in all it’s many iterations, it’s just as bad. They were, in the beginning of the century, a marvel to use, as Instant Messenger, and Games, and a whole buncha stuff. Bit by bit the whole buncha stuff got peeled away and we are left with a barely working email package.

    Blogger keeps changing, ever so slightly, removing stuff you’ve used for years and apparently they don’t like the look of it, or some such, and out it goes. We are given Analytics (think baby-with-feather-and-molasses as a play toy) to keep us happy, but I am terrified of that, too.

    Google makes changes but not without warning, and part of the warning is, “we know you’ll just LOVE this” and then they lock the door and turn up the music so they can’t hear the screams. And one more change to Flick’r, I don’t care who runs it, and Im gone. they keep moving the couch and the kitchen table.

    Basically, every large program that we’re used to using as the rug on the floor gets upgraded, uplifted, and rearranged (I believe the phrase is “new and improved”) for someone’s benefit. Probably not ours.


    • Nan says:

      And it’s not just blogging platforms or other internet-related “stuff.”

      Manufacturers are constantly changing the looks of containers and, of course, adding “new and improved.” Then you open whatever it is and find it contains more water, less flavor, smaller quantity, different taste/feel, and in general NOT the same product you’ve been using all along. Irks the sh** out of me!


    • makagutu says:

      You are so right Judy.
      I don’t think it should be called an upgrade though. More like a downgrade or dumbing down for lack of a better word.


  3. Ron says:

    “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    The code tweakers do not appear to share those sentiments.


  4. renudepride says:

    This platform isn’t interested in learning of any improvements or suggestions for better service. It is solely concerned with what increases their profits. 🙂 Naked hugs!


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