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Positive Feedback

Engineers are one of the best people to have around or even sit around. Why? engineers offer solutions, and do not have empty words, despite been simple. Dressed simply in jeans and t-shirts, engineers will solve your problems without lots of bureaucracy , like management.

Well, I discovered this recently when I was sitted in a roomful of communication engineers at the just concluded Africa Interconnection and Peering Forum. In a rare opportunity given to me to voice some opinion, they handed me a microphone, but when I tried speaking, the sound system responded with a high pitch whistle. Several attempts resulted in the same high pitched whistle. The engineers told me to move a few metres and the whistles dissapeared.

Demons! That would be the response of a priest, if he chose not to blame the devil for the same happening in a church, and which it more often than not happens. Well, the priests will be saddened to learn the devil is usually busy elsewhere, probably attending bend…

Choosing your Creditors wisely

Over this week, I have learned a few lessons about lending and borrowing , of money, given that there is a lot to be lend and borrowed. Let me first of all make sure that I had not taken a break from blogging due to matters related to borrowing and lending.

Apparently, apart from carefully choosing who to lend, you should also make wise decisions as to who to borrow from. First of all, if you do not intend to return the money in a timely manner, or in this case never return it , you must devise a way of ensuring that your lender doesn't contact you in the period the money is overdue. Let us look at two case scenarios.

Situation #1, these 2 associates of mine. Associate 1 asks associate 2 to lend him some cash over a short period since his salary arrives a few days later than associates 1 salary's. Associate 1 agrees and associate 2 gets the money.

In a few days, associate 2 gets paid, and luckily looses his phone. How is this lucky, you ask? Well, associate 2 takes this opp…