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A perfect mash up

I am always on the lookout for a development framework that will make my development life easier. I am specifically not looking for an MVC framework, sadly, that seems to be the preferred direction for a large majority of web developers. It may be the right way but I am not interested. I prefer loosely coupled code.

I am starting something new

plus a couple of classes from PHPClasses.

Advert review: Toyota, Unbreakable Drivers

I was browsing AdsOfTheWorld and came across this advert by Toyota. It simulates drivers going through all kinds of hazardous situations to earn themselves a Toyota Hilux.  I have to admit, I love the advert, not just because it is about a Hilux, but the emotional feeling you get at the end of the advert.

When the guy cries upon receiving the keys to the Hilux, it is comically disheartening. We are used to the “actor” showing emotions after passing the hard test. Sadly, for this Hilux-owner wannabe, no emotions are allowed.

Watch the video and enjoy.

How to remove that nagging Airtel notification.

I use an Airtel line. Been using it ever since but recently they implemented the post-call notification. After weeks of frustration, I eventually call the call-centre on the platinum help line (yes, I’m a platinum subscriber) and got the code.

If you need it, it is *362*2#

If you change your mind and you want it back (for whatever reason, I have no clue) it is *362*1#

You’re welcome.

Hitler reacts to FG’s plan to ban ponmo

So I heard that the Federal Government wants to place a ban on the sale and consumption of ponmo to enrich the leather industry. Hitler heard too… and he reacted. Good thing, I caught it on camera.

 

 

This pill could stop 90 percent of HIV cases in the US

Michael Lucas has been taking Truvada, the HIV prevention pill, for about a year now. And the 42-year-old adult film director and gay porn performer readily admits that the decision wasn’t all that hard to make — especially when compared with the alternative.

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Suppressed By Scholars: The Mystery Of Twin Cultures On Opposite Sides Of The Atlantic

The ancient Egyptians (in Africa) and the ancient pre-Incas/Incas (in South America) evolved on opposite sides of the globe and were never in contact; yet both cultures mysteriously possessed the same strikingly identical body of ancient art, architecture, symbolism, mythology and religion.

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US sends its giant spy drone to look for kidnapped Nigerian girls

The drone that the United States Air Force sees as the replacement for the venerable U-2 spy plane is now flying surveillance missions over Nigeria as part of the search for 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorist group.

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11 Things Every Person Should Experience at Least Once in a Lifetime

It’s easy to forget amidst the coffee breaks, the voicemail, and the traffic jams that we are currently doing this pretty amazing thing called living. I was recently reminded of this by a Quora thread where someone posed this question:

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Lagos featured in Call of Duty Trailer

The trailer for the next Call-of-Duty game is out. It features Lagos and it looks AWESOME. I can’t wait to try it.

Jumia doesn’t know the meaning of free

The word “free” when used as an adverb means “without cost or payment”. Essentially, this means when you want an item, you do not have to pay for it.

Apparently, in the world of E-Commerce (according to Jumia) the word “free” means something else. Look at the screenshot below:

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Jumia is selling the BlackBerry Z10 at N43,995. Jumia is selling the BlackBerry Z10 with free Aerial7 Headset at N49,495. I’m confused. How is the Aerial7 Headset free if there is a price difference of N5,500. A quick search of the website for headset reveals headset within that price range.

Somebody, please explain to me.

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