Ending Campo

Ending Campo

16 January 2015 » Ending Campo

Allow me to write this post as a letter to NIC Bank, I feel  despite the numerous times I have advised them to rectify their security to better protect us,their users, its simply gone to deaf ears.Well here goes. Dear NIC Bank, How are you? Hope you are well. This days when I wake up every morning I have developed a routine I read all my tech blogs, check my email and check my NIC bank portal for fear of breach, for fear that my hard earned shillings may have been skimmed by some hungry hacker...

11 November 2014 » Ending Campo

A couple on months ago (7 months actually) I wrote a post on the security flaws on the Ebanking portal that NIC bank uses,If you didn’t read it then feel free to click here>>. I had actually taken it down following issues it had raised. The blog got over 150K views (whey do you expect when Robert Alai gets their hand on it) and my phone went crazy for days after that.Needless to say there were accusations of hacking thrown my way, I was sternly  reminded of the new cyber  laws in Kenya...

27 October 2014 » Ending Campo

It’s happened to every MPESA user, you urgently need to send money to someone but you don’t have the number off head, just in your Address book, So you end up navigating to your Phonebook, copying the number, navigating back to your app drawer launching the SIM Tool Kit and pasting the number when prompted. But that’s too much work and often we simply tempt fate and end up sending money to the wrong Number. What about PayBill Numbers and their respective accounts? Well that’s even worse, you...

07 October 2014 » Ending Campo

I guess the blog name was after all correct, I mean calling a blog ending campo while still in campo and retaining said name after was a tricky bargain, I got varied comments and was tempted to change it, but still stack to the original. Any who I went back to Grad school a few months ago. I was tempted to either go back to JKUAT and do Msc in Computer Systems or stick to Msc TID in Strathmore. I ended choosing the later, and so began my new life in graduate school. The course is  if offered...

21 August 2014 » Ending Campo

In 2010 I started this blog.Around the same time I started writing code at Finlays , seems like a long time ago. I am not a big shot blogger of course, I never show up in BAKE but I have maintained daily  4 figure  blog hits since 2011, although in the last 1 year they have increased  with blog searches to Idd Salim leading here, I am no big shot coder as well,I don’t attend meetings at innovation boards,nor will you find me in any Hub (Ihub,nailab, K street Hub etc)  anymore. I have however...

03 July 2014 » Ending Campo

So hardly 2 days ago I wrote this piece about how winter was coming  MPESA and the looming Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO). and today to my shock the news was back on with safaricom writing a letter to the Central Bank. I suggest you read the earlier link before reading this as it may be coupled to the first post. Equity bank with finserve know for sure no Kenyan will ditch their current safaricom Line in favour of whatever carrier the MVNO will ride on…That is quite elementary my dear...

30 June 2014 » Ending Campo

Once Upon a time there was a monolithic system that was called MPESA, the system was the awe of all, friends and foe,and just like the proverbial story of the 3 little piggies it was targeted by several big bad wolves (YU Cash,Airtel Money etc), but the wolves huffed and puffed but since MPESA was housed in a brick house (At present M-Pesa’s has 15 million users conducting more than 2 million daily transactions, which by some estimates adds up to as much as 60 percent of the country’s gross...

09 June 2014 » Ending Campo

Below are some of those things the Internet will never let the muggles find out. I have keenly been watching them with the hope that someone will one day solve them, to no avail. Feel free to add your own on the comment section.   1.Cicada 3301 A secret Group that posts Complex puzzles for people to solve, The purpose remains unknown with speculations ranging from CIA recruitment,M16 or online Hacking groups. The puzzles are usually posted on message boards  on the Internet as well as the Dark...

24 April 2014 » Ending Campo

NIC-Bank upgraded its core banking to T24 around September 2012. For a muggle reading this with no knowledge of what T24 is please click here to find out more>>.   I can confidently speak well of t24 and in my books I would say the below 4 are the best in  Core banking systems Temenos T24 (NIC,KCB,CBA,Cooperative Bank etc) Sungard SYMBOLS (2 banks that denied me a loan) Finacle 10 (Equity Bank) Misys (Our Local Chamaa :-) ) Back to NIC bank…so jana I log into the online banking system...

16 January 2014 » Ending Campo

To Begin with,its a fact that Facebook keeps things from you from individual posts to those from pages. But let me begin with what you already Know. If I post something on my personal Facebook page,it will be  displayed  to my friends on their Time Line. If they in turn like it it will be shared on their wall and so on and so forth. In doing so this single post has the potential of being seen by everyone on Facebook (Not the key word potential).  But if no one likes,or comments then the  post...

14 January 2014 » Ending Campo

I don’t blog as Much as I used to…let me begin with that…most days I have to write down something but heck…midway in the day I forget….any who…..I know many of you will think its writers block 2013 was a year of realization for me personally.I lost someone I called my teacher,I got stubbed in the back by assholes I thought meant something to me,my code matured, she finally said Yes to me after years of being in the inner depths of friend zone…..vitu mob,so let me basically categorize them for...

09 November 2013 » Ending Campo

Alot has been Blogged about the MPESA api…and when I say Alot am talking about 1000’s of tweets,blogs,texts etc. When The Late Idd Salim (It still hurts me to call him late) was around he delved endlessly into this. Everyone has talked about how Devs would be able to leverage said APIs into their systems  if Safaricom Just agreed to play Ball. But You all know safcom….safcom is like that pretty chic,big booty, titties from here to Ronga..the whole Package…The hardest thing is kuingisha  dame...

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