Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Brealing Loose!

Breaking dogma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My third story is about death. When I was 17 I read a quote that went something like "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself, "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "no" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
-steve Jobs (At Standford Graduation). read the speech

He ends by saying, "Stay Hungry, Stay foolish". For real, you will start seeing the changes in me.

A dew more sweet stuff from the page above...
"When you come to the fork in the road, take it" - L.P. Berra
"Always make new mistakes" -- Esther Dyson
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic"
-- Arthur C. Clarke
"You Gotta Believe" - Frank "Tug" McGraw (1944 - 2004 RIP)

Monday, December 12, 2005

Heaven has no rage

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
That was William Congrieve.
Yvonne Chevalier was particularly interesting. She killed her husband the day he became a minister in France. She had been a lowly nurse and Piere, her husband a Doctor and decorated war hero. It turned sour somewhere along the line and despite her efforts to improve herself and her social bearing, she meets serious rebuke from her husband.
He started having an affair, calls his wife a cow...
Well, she shot him 5 times I read, 4 times after he made an obscene gesture after a lot of abuse.
The public called for her head but had a change of heart when they saw and sorrow and mask of a feature. Piere had openly been keeping a lover whose husband seemed to be content being cuckolded by a decorated war veteran (Piere), a male complascent I think they are called in france.
The jusry fell so sorry for her they were going to give her just 2 years but one of the wanted to know what obscene gesture Pierre had made which earned him the shots. The jury acquited her when they she showed them the gesture in private, It must have been bad.
There was another who got a light term for stabbing a lover. The public evidently felt sympathy for her. Crime of passion as they are well known in France. Other parts of the world are not known to be so lenient.

Barely 42 Days

Another plane crashes in Naija (10th Dec 2005), 42 days after the ill fated bellview crashes (that was more like a bomb on board from what was "not left" of the plane). In between a little plane crashes in Kaduna killing about seven. How are we going to commute in this country?
God, and it took Pastor(ess?) Mrs Bimbo Odukoya, 52 school children (3 kids from same mother who is well past her menopause) among others. About 103 dead again. Save us Jah.
For the many whose faith suffered from Bimbo's death, you might want to see from my (proxying her) point of view, "God, I know how much you love children, why spare me then?". Not convinced? its left between you and God.
May God help the leaving lead a good life.

Monday, December 05, 2005


Nasty Tayo drove Dapo's new Acura Legend into a ditch, now Dapo's playing cool and putting me to torture. He won't mention the car, he won't even veer close to the topic. At least he is talking and I'm the one who is reserved. I'm using my last dose of anti-frustration and anti-worry.
I'm paying a lot to get th car fixed up and Tayo's folks ain't responding too well. I will get over it anyway, I always do. Never allow stuff like this to worry you, get on, keep on moving; I've syched myself up but is it working? :)
For real, the only thing thats making me feel bad is that Dapo probably went out of his way when he dropped the key as he was leaving for Abuja. I feel terrible.
Life goes on...never worry your butt about the inevitable.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


Tinapa is the place I'm looking to visiting. Its so exciting to have a Governor whose is thinking right among 36.
I'm so proud of the project that I'm going to put a link to on all my sites and blogs.
Kudos to a man who is seeing beyond his tenure in office.

Common guys, put a link to Tinapa all around, I'm hoping this trend will catch on.

Monday, October 31, 2005


September 9th -11th saw me in Ghana. Whats wrong with Nigeria somebody?
The nation is rich but fast rottening (Naija). Ghana does not have too much of everything but what they have is cool.
The first few places I went included busy internet. The organization was impressive. They have a bar outside where I listened to African hiphop. They payed Idris' "Nigeria Jagajaga" 3 times back to back. No, it was not supposed to be a slap, they love Nigerian music. Hmm, and most of them want to go to Nigeria, na wao.
I noticed they had a lot of jokes about Nigeria, we don't have any about them and I felt a kind of superior edge.
I meet Victor and Francois my second night. Francois is an MVP and Vistor is just a cool guy. I felt at ease immediately and my respect for Ghanians swelled by the minutes. We had fun at Paloma and went to a French dance later.
The girls? they are not all exactly the very black, busty and not too snooth pictures we have drawn in our Naija minds. Benice was really cool. The average girl sure knows how to behave here.
The streets are lovely and they have reasonabe nightlife. I went to take a meal at Papaye around mid-night. And the sweet part, no power cut all through my stay.
Notice I edited the girl gist? Hahaha, evil laugh(R) TM.
I'll supply more details about my trips some other times.

Life Advisors

I've got many of those, my Dad, Uncles friends.

Yesterday I was with one of my advisors whose has been through a lot.
Advisor: "Do you take Okro soup?"
Keni: "Sometimes"
Advisor: "When I was very poor, a priest advised me against it".

Advisor was not supposed to eat okro if he hoped to be rich at all.

Advisor: "But when I go out to eat, I see people eating Okro soup with large pieces of meat, and I couldn't afford meat".

Advisor is a very rich man now, he takes a lot of Okro soup when he feels like.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

All time low

My morale is at an all time low this period. I signed up for splashers almost 2 years ago and it has never been this bad. A lot of our processes have been refined: QA, communication, architecture and knowledge level among devs have increased. However administration keeps declining.
Why can’t I have pay slip every month? Why can’t I have tax clearance after working for 21 months? Why don’t I have a common ID? Why when the gen messes up there is no quick response or alternative?
And worst I am suffering from going on vacation because my finances are messed up…yes, because my pay has been delayed till mid-month as it has been for a couple of months. The money I should fall back upon has been delayed because my colleague has not been paid. No leave allowance because it is normally included to make my pay look hefty…its sad man.
Imagine, I’m complaining! And I had always told myself I never complain until…I’m at that point! Grrrrrh! I have o talk to one of these guys s before I loose it.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

A prayer request

I heard a prayer request from the NASFAT (A muslim body) next to my apartment today. A sister has a christian lover and is ready to convert to christianity for his sake. The prayer request was for Allah to give him a change of heart, probably he could turn to Islam.
I smiled. People that loves deeply prays. I said a prayer for the one I love.

Monday, August 01, 2005

EMR is going live tomorrow

We've been working on an EMR (Electronic Medical Record) solution codenamed "Belagio" for a little over a year now and its sudden shock when Dan announced it was going live soon.
Anyway, its mixed blessing because its something that have taken over 75% of my processor for some time now. Finally I can retire from splashers...can't I?
Please, please understand if you are reading my blog, I have been waiting for EMR to get to version 1.0. I will get married soon and I won't be able to keep the pace :)

The codename I guess is Bunmi's idea. A medical record solution named after gamblers' love. Interesting. Hey offence meant o.

Withdrawal Symptons

Yes, I have been loved in the last two weeks.
With "Dem" around, we had food and fun in surplus. I kept on warning Dapo about the after-effects...greying of hair, nausea hehe, nahhhhh. Its none of those. It just going to be loneliness and bad food.
Yesterday I slept in the office because there was no use going homne. I was going to be too lonely so I decided to work on EMR on a Sunday. Stan was there too so it was better than having Perl (a female Rotweiler named after a programming language) for company.
Today will be a second terrible night for a chronic bachelor, and to imagine we thot this was normal lifestyle, damn. You never really know what you are missing till you get there.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

He remembered a smack

As I read on about Raven and the guy who remembered a smack, I was perplexed about the conclusions a man had drawn about life.
Somewhere I found I was reading from "The Book of Ecclesiates". Naviating Raven some more, I found out he had somethings he called favorites and beliefs too and I was relieved.[sic]
Raven, I must say, made an interesting read.

Wanna get to Raven? I hope I'm not annoying someone now.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Hello World

I wrote Hello World in python today. It was a cool one-liner - print "Hello World".
I made Essien say welcome to the world of python.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

A more professional Splashers Technologies

Its amazing what communication can do. Intra office communication gives this unique sense of confidence and professionalism; even more importantly, progress.
I felt really cool today with the way update mails flew around our Michigan and Abeokuta office today. Status getting communicated quickly and forwarded to clients. It took us a lot to get here and I see us getting better.
It was so good I just had to blog. Dan concluded by saying, "Hey, you guys rock!". I could see the snile on Bunmi and Demola's faces miles away.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

I love two girls

Impossible? Well I need some counseling.

I met Ibukun first then I started avoiding Lara because I know something crazy like this might happen.
I tried to be logical and see it this way; I'm just fond of the two, then I love Ibukun and I like Lara, then the other way. My "brother" mind then begged God for a way forward. Then Ibukun doesn't seem to care about me (so I felt) and I thought I had a way out. Then she was herself again. I thot to myself that I'll just let it play out and see how it goes. But man, I know I'm messed up.

Hear Stan, "If your grandpa hears this thing that's disturbing you, he'll just laugh and arrange yams and gifts to be taken to the two family. You'll end up marrying the two of them".

Monday, June 20, 2005


I got this offline from a friend, read on.

Don't be deceived by OBJ's changing of NEPA- National Electric Power Authority(NEVER EXPECT POWER ALLWAYS) name to (PHCN) Power Holding Company of Nigeria and go and sell ur generator if you have one.Infact it is nothing but a hoarse, a camouflage and ordinary change of nomencleature to deceive the easy trusting Nigerians.The true meaning of the new acronym by a reliable source in the power sector is (PROBLEM HAS CHANGED NAME).So be Aware.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Waking up with a technology

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 is in its beta stage and MS is pushing this really hard; my resolve - go out all way and grow with this release.
This is actually the first time I'll be fully involved with a major release from its beta stage and I plegde to go the whole way with this one. No catching up with the new technology in 2005 because I'll be there all the way.
So help me God.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Sane Developers

Stan and Ope ook turns at the air conditioning system today; sticking their heads into the vents. Hehe, guys are really wacked in this environments, even Demola is struggling to keep his cool.
I remember Sadiq coming out of the "Mad room" before we left for the new office, taking a few strides back and kicking at a metal door. There goes the last supposedly sane developer!
As for Seun, haba, forget o. Even his babe noticed he has changed a lot since joining splashers technologies. Essien, Dapo, Ope, kai my guy, he don tey, when all this ones do stray. I can't help but feel really endangered.
Along comes Tolumi to the rescue, his mum is chief something at Nuero-Sychiatric hospital popularly called "Aro" in the neighborhood.
Tolumi, abeg o, you are the last hope these guys have.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Dapo is on vacation

But he won't stay put on vacation. When he is not calling the office, he online chatting or sending emails, geek :). And you will complain if you get called back to fix some codes or were not gven the break at all.
You see, the geekify process is gradual, you become a part of your work and your work does the same.
As for me and my house, I won't leave for my vacation with a laptop and will go to some elite enclaves in Kenya. I'm still saving for the vacation thats probably why I'm still coding.

UEFA never fails

3 first half goals and everybody gave it to AC Milan. hehe, wonderful Liverpool won on penalty shootout.
Essien, don't blaim me for shouting "things happen".

Saturday, February 19, 2005


What else will you call a developer' dog, and a female for that matter.
But Rotweillers can be dumb and undumb, she still doesn't know where to mess up.
Now Perl could be so cool and uncool, her idea of play is biting me and the other developers. But Perl can show stunts when its comes to food time, stands on two legs to claim whats hers, wakes you up with her bowl in her jaws when you sleep beyond 7 o'clock in the morning. Different things bring out the best in different folks you know.

Monday, February 14, 2005


Its crazy the things guys do for love...Essien can't help but feel like Don Nino each time he calls Bola, D__o sends love messages to about seven girls, hehe, talk about multi-tasking, multi-processing guys and me, I got a cake for Ibukun with two hearts; One on the carton and another on the cake with "Ibk" on it. She beamed when she saw it. The heart on the cake was a little bit smeared, "Thats not the shape of my heart" I whispered.
A cool night, Bidemi, Helen, Keni and Ibukun. It was so different from normal "party animal" me. Cool music, grilled fish and free air; My new idea of a "nuit de l'amour".

Monday, January 31, 2005


Dido scared me with her songs "Do you have a little time". So I started paying more attention to the good things in life because I don't want to be reminded of all the "good things" I have missed.
One good thing was certainly good that I met on the 11th of the land of far far away.
Now I call Juliet at odd times I usually spent in synchronized coding, sometimes I wake her but she doesn't mind and for the first time in a long time I hummed one of Bob Marley's greatest "Is this love that I'm feeling?"
Haha, crazy dude is feeling like Romeo now, I'll do crazy things for love u know and I kinda enjoy what I feel like after calling her. Today she is staying up late to read for a paper in the morning, working and studying is a clumsy combination but "ma Juliet" will survive; Among other things I wish her success and love. I've set a reminder on my Outlook to alert me at 1 O'Clock a.m. when I'll wake her to study some more. This is an erstwhile domant side of me that ladies will applaud and guys like former me will scorn, but then, time changes you know.
Hey!, anybody knows where Ol' man Shakespear is buried, I need some tutorials.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Black Cops and recapitalization

Cops in Nigerian wear a black uniform and they've given people reasons to believe they are equally black on the inside.
Two days ago, the Inspector general of police resigned his position, nobody of course resigns in Nogeria from a money spinning political position unless you've been directed to do so and Tafa Balogun is no exception. It was reported in the national dailies that he must have resigned as a result of lodgements of large sums in certain Nigerian banks, largest among this is a whooping 7.5Bn Naira, this brings us back to the title.
Now the CBN recently directed banks to recapitalize to the tune of 25Bn Naira in 2005. My weak mathematics infers each bank requires a fraction less than four Nigerian IGs to meet there targets. Its ackward our government goes around begging for debt forgiveness.
As to the question of how he made so much, well the Nigerian police force mount the largest numbers of toll gates in modern and ancient history and its now evident why nothing had been hitherto done about the situation. And did you see the size of Tafa's belly, things like that are allowed only on this side of the globe.