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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Great Way To Commemorate An Old Friend [DIY]

A Great Way To Commemorate An Old Friend [DIY]: "

**This is kinda pretty neat and awesome***

A Great Way To Commemorate An Old Friend [DIY]: '
When you can't keep your computer functioning anymore, this is one way to deal with it: taking it apart and turning it into a piece of furniture. Much more sentimental (and creative) than tossing it in a landfill. More »


These Hidden Animations Only Appear Through a Video Camera [Illusions]

These Hidden Animations Only Appear Through a Video Camera [Illusions]: "
BrussPup, YouTube illusion sensation, has returned with his latest wizardry: a series of zoetrope panoramas that are only visible when viewed both at a certain RPM (thanks, turntable) and at a certain shutter speed (thanks, video camera). Obviously! [YouTube] More »


Gbenga Sessan at TED Nigeria

Gbenga Sessan at TED Nigeria: "

Youth IT guru Gbenga Sessan talking about 419 in the 15 minute talk of his life.

Its a shame the recent Ted Nigeria in Abuja wasn't better publicised. How many people knew in comparison to the Ted Euston last year which made such a stir? Also a pity that the quality of the capture is so low. Its a start I guess.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Beko and Fela

Beko and Fela: "A statue to Beko Ransome-Kuti has been erected, four years after his death. Of course, he was a public intellectual and a hero for human rights. Its wonderful and important that the man is remembered and celebrated in this way. Future generations will be spurred to find out more about his life and achievements.

However, I can't help feeling that if there's a statue, why on earth is there not a statue for his brother Fela? Beyond Nigeria, Fela is an icon for struggle against despotic power alongside figures such as Che and Malcolm X. While Beko played a solid role in keep the candle flame against injustic alight, Fela will surely be remembered for centuries to come for creating the conflagration. This is not to pitch the two dead brothers against themselves; its simply to wonder why Fela has yet to be commemorated in official public consciousness like his brother has just been. I suppose its only a matter of time. If Governor Fashola did it before the elections, I think he'd win Lagos again, whichever party he came under.

***I kinda find this blogger's article interesting***

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What Is Google Buzz? [Google]

**Reason Why I love Google**

What Is Google Buzz? [Google]: "

So what exactly is Google Buzz? Used on a PC or mobile, Buzz reminds us of an RSS combined with all of your social networking—all within the existing Gmail and Google.com infrastructure.

Buzz's five key features include:

• Automatic friends lists (friends are added automatically who you have emailed on Gmail)

• "Rich fast sharing" combines sources like Picasa and Twitter into a single feed, and it includes full-sized photo browsing

• Public and private sharing (swap between family and friends)

• Inbox integration (instead of emailing you with updates, like Facebook might, Buzz features emails that update dynamically with all Buzz thread content, like the photo viewer we mentioned above)

• "Recommended Buzz" puts friend-of-friend content into your stream, even if you're not acquainted. Recommendations learn over time with your feedback.

Google Buzz is available today, and it should creep up as a new tab in Gmail any minute.

But What About My Cellphone?

Of course, Buzz also works on mobiles right from Google.com on Android and iPhone browsers, and it locates your position from a one button press. From here, Buzz can tailor your feed to their information on things like businesses and restaurants. More on mobile Buzz here. [Google Buzz]


Saturday, February 6, 2010

CODER Nigeria

CODER Nigeria: "

I love this: yoking the surging desire for genuine democracy (via electoral reform) in Nigeria with web 2.0. The genie is out of the bottle..


***this is kinda interesting...i'm not really into politics..never been, don't intend on getting involved...but this looks/sounds like a positive step forward ***


Ask me anything http://formspring.me/bomusicprod


What was the worst concert you went to?

worst concert? good question. i'm sure i've got to a few...can't remember when exactly but let's see...there are concerts i went to that the sound was really crappy, and then some were the band/artists were.......yeah...if u r one of those ppl, let's just say.......

Ask me anything

Monday, February 1, 2010

BGR Breaks It Down: How to shop for a new phone

***Below is an interesting read of buying/getting a new phone***

BGR Breaks It Down: How to shop for a new phone: "


Guest post by a “connect” in the wireless industry.

Absolutely dread going to your location wireless provider’s store and having to be social? If it’s one of your worst nightmares, hopefully this will help you change that. Here are a few tips that might help you get a better deal on a phone and keep the hurt off your wallet. After all, if you’re like us… you’ll be buying a new phone every 6 months anyways.


Buy at the end of the month or during bad weather. It’s funny, but the best time to buy a phone is at the end of the month. Every store has a quota to hit and the sales reps are a lot more tempted to make a good deal if it’s the end of the month. They’ll most likely be offering better discounts to try and get those final sales for their quota. Also, on days when the weather is really bad, the store has probably been slow most of the day and the reps are bored. We’re not kidding. They’ll want to talk to you and want to sell you something. The sales reps have probably made nothing in terms of money for that day and they’ll be eager to try and make a deal for you.

Take the features:

Use them as a bargaining tool. This is a great way to get extra discounts or deals on a phone. Tell the rep you’ll sign up for the data plan (if not already required based on the phone like a smartphone) plus insurance and other extra features if they’ll cut you a small deal on the equipment. ARPU (Average Revenue Per Unit) is always a huge goal for managers and employees, and it adds a large amount to our commission check. You can always take these features off (if they’re not contracted like the smartphone data plans) if you don’t use them. Just know that most wireless carriers require features to be active for a certain amount of time or else the representative won’t get the commission from it.

Also, try to find a rep that is passionate. It might seem like common sense, but we can’t tell you how many people just enter the store and mosey on over to any boring dope and expect greatness. Look for a rep that looks happy to be there. That rep will most likely be an upfront person and be detailed on equipment and plan pricing. If the rep is trained well enough, he or she will know about other carrier’s pricing and plans as well, making this much easier on you.

Ask the representative to be blunt and honest — telling your rep from the get-go to be straightforward and to-the-point will save both of you a lot of trouble. They’ll get the job done faster and you’ll get the info you’re asking for without all the corporate mumbo-jumbo that they’re supposed to shove in your head.

Plus, if you don’t already have a phone in mind, ask the representative what phone they use. If they’re carrying it, it’s most likely a decent phone. Most likely.

Sales reps can usually budge on the equipment pricing, accessories, or waiving activation fees depending on whether you’re at a corporate store or an indirect dealer. But something they can’t do is budge on the plan pricing; that’s something no one can adjust — only the retention department over the phone can.

If you see a better price at another store or online, ask for a price match. This requires a print out of the ad that you saw, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t care, or don’t come prepared. Corporate stores can only price match in this fashion, too. Buying at a corporate store versus a 3rd party store (Costco, Sam’s Club, Radio Shack) has its benefits such as better trained employees and usually original/more encompassing warranties.


Don’t threaten to leave your carrier if the representatives you’re talking to don’t give you a good deal. Sales reps know your contract length and they know you aren’t going to pay that $200 ETF to get little Timmy off your plan and into an iPhone because they won’t give you $50 off that dumbphone he wants. Things like telling them that you’ve been with them for 10+ years and you deserve 5 BlackBerry Bolds for free will only frustrate the poor guy. When it comes to equipment cost, the amount of years you’ve been with a carrier as a customer doesn’t mean too much. Also don’t say that you’ll get a better deal by switching from x-carrier to y-carrier if you don’t know for sure if it’s exactly true. A good rep knows when a customer is lying and they’ll pretty much be done trying to work with you at that point.

Remember to play it smart. Don’t try and ask for a smartphone without a data plan. That’s like buying a brand new BMW and not wanting to put premium gas in it. The reps most likely can’t make that happen due to restrictions with the way those plans work. Also never ask to speak to the manager while negotiating for a better deal. You’re undermining the representative and are only going to annoy the manager.

Upgrades (phone discounts you get when extending your current contract with your existing carrier) mean pretty little to the sales reps in terms of commission. The rep doesn’t make much on these kinds of contracts and if you’re going to give them a really hard time about pricing, they’ll either pass you to another rep or put 0% effort into trying to help you out.

Tips from reps we know:

  • “I’ve had high maintenance customers bring a store employee coffee or thank you card after working really hard for them. Doing even the smallest things like that will get us to do pretty much anything you want in the future or fix any problem you might have down the road.”

  • “Reps work on commission; it’s how they pay their bills, feed their kids, and pretty much survive. It’s really aggravating when you spend 45 minutes in the store talking to us about plans and pricing and then come back the next day to sign up with our co-worker on our day off.”

  • “Reps are people too. We have our good and our bad days. Act like a decent human being and you’ll be treated with the same respect.”

All in all, pretty standard stuff though like we said, you’d be surprised how many people don’t really get the big picture. Hopefully this makes shopping for a new phone, wireless plan, and even carrier a little easier on you the next time around!

While this post tried to encompass all wireless carriers in the U.S., some have different policies and practices and it’s best to visit their respective website to learn about plan/feature requirements, and any sales/rebates they have available before you go to the store.


Soon, We'll Have SmallQWERTY Keyboards For All Our Tablets [Peripherals]

***note from B.O.: I find this quite interesting. Where is technology leading us to???***

Soon, We'll Have SmallQWERTY Keyboards For All Our Tablets [Peripherals]: "

In the future, when everything is touchscreen, there'll be a revolt. Companies like Mobience will be springing up, offering their mini-keyboard peripherals for using with tablets and smartphones. Eventually, we'll remember how good we used to have it. [AVING]


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Siji at Jazzhole, Friday 5th Feb.

Siji at Jazzhole, Friday 5th Feb.: "

More info here.

**I do like this guy's music. I even bought his album off e-music...Siji, go on and make it happen. I would love to see him live too **

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Robertsport Liberia: where the surf's at

Robertsport Liberia: where the surf's at: "Here. Thanks Al.

***Allow me to share on my blog some of the blogs of another blogger...lol***

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Achebe looking back...

Achebe looking back...: "

Achebe looking back on his troubled relationship with Nigeria here. I'm still pondering the kind of help he alludes to here:

'Nigeria needs help. Nigerians have their work cut out for them – to coax this unruly child along the path of useful creative development. We are the parents of Nigeria, not vice versa. A generation will come, if we do our work patiently and well – and given luck – a generation that will call Nigeria father or mother. But not yet.'

Is it a call to parents to foster among their children a stronger sense of national identity (outside of issues of ethnicity, settler, indigene as I have been exploring in recent posts), or is it actually a call for a different relationship to Nigeria from the outside - the echo of a nostalgia for the 'colonial masters' and British protectorate status?

Whichever (and perhaps it is both), Achebe seems still to be wounded, by the civil war and by the force of his own injuries. He cannot see outside of the injustice done to the towns of Igbo people (and who can blame him) and ultimately, he cannot dream of a Nigerian national identity. The beautiful ones are not yet born, I guess.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Best Hamster Wheel Sand Printer I've Ever Seen [Summer]

The Best Hamster Wheel Sand Printer I've Ever Seen [Summer]: "

This is a tough category, but I'm very proud to announce that the award for Best Hamster Wheel Sand Printer goes to...this one!

The wheel was created by Barcelona designer Tomás Silva Alonso, for his Zanadesign firm, and going by some of the expression on these kids' faces, it's the most fun anyone's ever had at a beach. Check out the gallery. [Yatzer and MAKE]