Memories of Masdar: 2011 – 2013


I wrote a memories of Ife piece after completing my bachelors and it would be just as well to write another post about my time at Masdar. Masdar is a great school, has an international student community, extremely nice people, an awesome nearly unbeatable welfare package and a great beautiful environment. I arrived at MASDAR in … Continue reading Memories of Masdar: 2011 – 2013

MOOC Talk : And I thought I knew SQL


Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) became popular early this year with offerings from Coursera, Udacity and EdX. These platforms were inspired by the phenomenal success of the three online courses (db-class, ai-class and ml-class) that ran in late 2011. It has never been so easy to get high-quality knowledge - for example, Coursera has renowned … Continue reading MOOC Talk : And I thought I knew SQL

And you thought you knew about Open Source


Popular opinion about open-source software - having access to the source code – does not adequately express the meaning of free software; it is even weaker than official definition of open-source as it includes lots of propriety and/or commercial programs.Free software does not imply that software is available at zero cost; it is possible to … Continue reading And you thought you knew about Open Source

Opennigeria… the time is now!


It is comforting to know we have great software craftsmen who are passionate about what they do and are willing to make a change. The Nigerian software sector, though nascent, is slowly growing and gaining momentum. There are developer events, meetups, startups and competitions. However; despite several boot camps, developer meetups, hackathons and several cool products; there … Continue reading Opennigeria… the time is now!

And you thought you knew all programming languages…


Have you ever heard about the esoteric Programming Languages. An esoteric programming language (sometimes shortened to esolang) is a computer programming language designed either as a test of the boundaries of programming language design, to experiment with weird ideas or simply as a joke, rather than for practical reasons. There is usually no intention of … Continue reading And you thought you knew all programming languages…

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

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?