If you were having coffee with me, we would be keeping it low key I would probably be talking to you through the window, you know maintaining social distance.. Looks like the world is in the throes of a third wave… though technically its more like a new peak than a third wave since the pandemic never really receded…
The numbers are going up again and the statistics are becoming names close to home.. Its tough watching people deal with loss and there is not much you can do but say kind words and wave at them through windows…. Names on little boxes on our screens that’s what we have become…
If you were having coffee with me, I would tell you that speaking of windows, Microsoft is set to unveil the next edition of their Operating System… Windows 11 on the 24th of June… It’s a bit strange considering Microsoft had said Windows 10 would be their final named version with biannual updates…
To give Microsoft credit, when Windows 10 is retired from support in 2025, after an effective 10 year run, it will be one of the longest-running Operating System next to Windows XP, which had support for 13 years. I guess someone just got bored and decided to give Microsoft a fresh coat of paint and let the marketing guys figure out how to make sure the world got to talking about Microsoft again, especially in this new normal where the home computer has once again become a central shrine where we sacrifice our time for school, work and play.
I am not sure if there are any fundamental life changing innovations in the new Windows; one part of me says don’t fix something that’s not broken and another part says just because something works doesn’t mean it cant be improved. There has been leaks of the Windows 10 and those brave enough to try out the leaked version say its like Windows was thinking how do we Mac this up?
If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that it looks like we would have to wait for Microsoft to make its official announcement maybe its packing more beneath the hood than just some layout changes… And on that official tip, if you were having coffee with I would ask if you remember that story I told about the burglar who dressed up as a ghost to rob people….
…Yeah, he was sentenced to serve three years in jail.
Meanwhile a lady who has a pending smuggling case after being caught with 6Kgs of gold in her handbag (I am still trying to visualize what sort of handbag she carries) has been elected as the President of the Zimbabwe Mining Federation and was announcing how they have a zero-tolerance for smuggling. It would be an interesting world if we could see ourselves from outside the window, looking in…
If you were having coffee with me, I would tell you that a judge has been removed from duty after a tribunal found her guilty of gross incompetence… All good and fine, except that the judge alledges that it’s because she did not do the bidding of the Chief Justice who also has his own issues altogether, it would make your head spin…
Anyway outside looking in, I would tell you its Fathers Day, I don’t remember my dad much but I hope he is up there among the stars thinking wow B turned ok…
I still wonder about a random stranger who accosted me on the street, he was an older gent who wished me a happy father’s day then he walked away… I never saw him again and I don’t know if I would recognize him were I to ever run inton him again. See thing is, I am not a father and he wasn’t my son… unless he was from the future come back to assure me that I would make a great father some day…. hmmm
If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that have just finished the Business and Tech Week of the WinterABC2021 Storytelling Festival… you can catch up on my posts for the week here:
•Being A Digital Nomad – the challenges in working online in Zimbabwe
•BancABC – a bank which is leading the bank innovation in Zimbabwe
•How to price services as a freelancer
•Techzim – A technology and business publication that’s grown over the years
•Interesting WordPress features you may not be fully utilizing
There’s talk of looming Total Lockdown in Zimbabwe, Uganda is already on a total lockdown and meanwhile in South Africa there is a story about a mom who may or may not have given birth to decuplets, cover ups, scams and conspiracies… fodder for a crime thriller murder mystery, still waiting for an official version of things on the Tembisa 10
So whats been happening in your neck of the woods?