One of the evils plaguing the software industry is piracy. It is not right to steal software or copyrighted work. The sad reality is that nearly everyone is involved in some form of piracy or the other. From fake unlicensed Windows Operating systems to books to software suites, people steal/crack/pirate software. One of the motivations … Continue reading Stop Piracy
Month: January 2011
There seem to be all sorts of rankings; university, SEO, hospital and all imaginable groups. I stumbled on this ranking and it caught my eye immediately. Why? It's the first time I'll be seeing such, moreover I'm a programmer and I need to stay informed about current trends in the industry to avoid losing my … Continue reading Language Rankings
Actually, Linux might not suit your tastes…
Since this blog has been screaming Linux and all its good for days, I guess readers might have been tempted to try it out. So I decided to write about some of the challenges - yes challenges and not problems - I face using it. So why might Linux not be such a good choice? … Continue reading Actually, Linux might not suit your tastes…
Out of Town
I had to travel on Sunday - personal stuff and consequently I can't blog as I want to. Well, have fun everyone and I'll be right back inshaaha Allah.
Make cheaper calls…
The cutthroat competition between the major telecommunications operators in Nigeria keeps getting hotter. This is good news for all of us - I mean consumers. Tariffs keep falling and the steady stream of exciting new offers highlight the intense rivalry between the telecomm giants. I personally have three SIM cards already - all in a bid … Continue reading Make cheaper calls…
Why do I prefer Linux to Windows?
I've been posting about the benefits of Linux for days on end now. I guess most people would like to know why I'm so particular about Linux. Well these are my reasons for choosing Linux over Windows: Its Free Yeah, free as in 'awuf'. Although some distros are not totally free, some are. This gives me … Continue reading Why do I prefer Linux to Windows?
My favourite web destinations
Most of us surf the internet and have websites that we frequent. Today I'll share my favourite websites with you. FacebookFacebook is probably the most addictive website I know, it has this uncanny ability of holding my attention and calling me back - I heard Mark Zuckerbarg said something along this line too. I bet … Continue reading My favourite web destinations
Increase your Productivity
Here are some reasons for low productivity and some tips for getting more done in lesser time. Doing too many things simultaneously Some people claim to be be masters of multi-tasking and seem to be able to do too many things at once. Truth is, they end up compromising their own productivity. Humans have only … Continue reading Increase your Productivity
My Linux campaign
Well, it started in 2007; I had my first computer then, it was a 40GB, 512MB Toshiba. It was very rugged and came with Windows 2000. I got an Ubuntu CD from one of my seniors and tried out the live CD. Unfortunately, after leaving the system running for about an hour, it still didn't … Continue reading My Linux campaign
Ever thought about a beard and moustache contest?! Weird…
Can you believe there is a world beard and moustache championship? It sounds incredulous but it is true. This is a biennial event that started in 1995 and has had the Germans dominating. Check this link for more information: http://www.worldbeardchampionships.com/ Its simply amazing.
Stumbled upon these websites…
Fontstruct This site is dedicated to creating new fonts; you can create new fonts and even use your own handwriting! Fonts are constructed out of geometrical shapes which are arranged in a grid-like pattern; similar to tiles and bricks. Once you are done building your unique fonts, the website takes over and generates high-quality TrueType … Continue reading Stumbled upon these websites…
Well, what do you want abdulapopoola to talk about?
Really I just don't want to write anything today - had a long outing and came back tired - but I don't want to let today pass by without posting anything too. You, the followers of this blog, are marvelous; without your support, there'll be no reason to write. I'll love to hear your views; … Continue reading Well, what do you want abdulapopoola to talk about?
Sights of OAU
They say OAU is the most beautiful campus in Nigeria, here are some of the sights in OAU.
One of the recent trends in IT is virtualization and it has caught on fast. There is hardly any person in computing that has not heard about it. Some are more familiar about its intricacies but everyone doesn't have to be an expert in this seemingly esoteric field to use it. Here is an introduction … Continue reading Virtualization
Got some time to kill? Check these sites... http://www.slidefinder.net/ A search engine dedicated entirely to presentations. Users can browse through hundreds of thousands of publicly available presentations. Slides are free; you can then download them and apply new ideas to your own. It is a great site for finding new layouts, animations and colour schemes. … Continue reading Interesting sites
Cloud Computing, the future of computing?
Cloud computing has been touted to be the future of computing. Trends suggest a move towards web-based software applications and services. The claim has been further strengthened by the emergence of companies offering cloud-based services to computer users. (e.g. Google Docs). The underlying principle of cloud computing is to have servers offering access to computing … Continue reading Cloud Computing, the future of computing?
What to do
I woke up today feeling somewhat angry with myself; I hadn't done anything to change my daily routine of eating, sleeping and lazing around. It was annoying that I didn't have goals to work towards; this is presumably due to the void created by graduating from school. Everyone wants to be successful in life but … Continue reading What to do
My Top Ten Applications
There are some tools that help me to achieve some of my daily tasks. One thing links all of them though, they are all free software and can be downloaded online. OpenOffice.org (Windows/Linux) This is an office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. OpenOffice.org is a good alternative to the … Continue reading My Top Ten Applications
Memories of IFE…
Some weeks ago, I was walking past a tree near the former rotunda café in OAU. Its bare branches sagged under the weight of hundreds of bats. Bats! The creatures that dropped poop on me in my third year! This got me thinking about my undergraduate days in OAU. My first year was somehow fun. Being … Continue reading Memories of IFE…
Here we go
I've always wanted to blog; I wanted to start blogging since 2009 but somehow never got to it. Now its 2011 and I still keep postponing starting my own blog. Though this is not as polished as I want it to be, its better for me to start right now rather than just think about … Continue reading Here we go