Re: The Intern (R18) on Vixenpixie

 

My friend, Oyin, just posted an article on her blog (http://vixenpixie.com/the-intern-r18/). It’s a quick read, so I’ll wait for five minutes while you go read it and “cum” back here.

You’re back? Good. How was it? Quite interesting? Yeah!. She does things like that.

Now, here is the but. Despite it being a lovely story and quite moving, I didn’t like some aspects of the story. I’ll itemize.

  • Was Kate that weak? She had an office to herself which means she isnt a junior staff. Mid level and senior staff, especially females, are known to be quite strong willed. They have had to battle a lot of competition to get to where they are. Then again, she could have got it on a platter of gold. Just saying.
  • Only if it was that easy to get laid by telling a lady you have beautiful eyes. I have used that line several times and it only started conversation. I had to say other things to get laid.
  • He fingered her and she sucked him and fucked. No reciprocating the fellatio? How un-gentlemanly of him? Any lady who would suck you after hearing you tell her that her eyes are beautiful deserves cunnilingus. No questions.
  • They had sex, skin. Dangerous. Don’t promote this ever.
  • Wasn’t anyone else in the office? It was still 7pm.
  • Unless that part is assumed, they didn’t clean up. “He slid out of her, his sodden dick now lying on his thigh as he pulled up his boxers and buckled his trousers.”

Otherwise, a very good story. Now, if only Oyin would give us some actual pictures.

Thoughts on Ese Walters and COZA

This was posted by a friend of mine, Soji Ogunnaike on Facebook.

My thoughts on this whole Ese Walters mess:

The sooner we all begin to see all men as equal, the better. Regardless of our levels of enlightenment, we all have equal access to connect with our Source/God and the truth is we ALL are of ONE SOURCE. Continue reading “Thoughts on Ese Walters and COZA”

Github Identicons

Github just added a new feature for users who dont use Gravatar, called Identicons.

GitHub is about to get a lot more colorful. Starting today, we are generating Identicons for anyone without a Gravatar. Our Identicons are simple 5×5 “pixel” sprites that are generated using a hash of the user’s ID. The algorithm walks through the hash and turns pixels on or off depending on even or odd values. These generated patterns, combined with hash-determined color values, ensures a huge number of unique Identicons.

Using a Gravatar but want to see what your identicon would be? Use this URL and replace my GitHub login with yours:

https://identicons.github.com/streetlife.png

StreetLife on Github
StreetLife on Github

 

When is a deal a “deal”?

Disclosure: I am very pissed at DealDey (http://www.dealdey.com). I think their service sucks.

DealDey is a clone of the Groupon Service. The first time I saw it, I thought, this is brilliant. Finally, we can get daily deals. I have never been more wrong.

The problem isnt solely with DealDey. They may have a bulk of the problem, but it isnt solely theirs. They (and their customers) do not understand the concept of a a deal-of-the-day. By definition, deal-of-the-day (also called flash sales or one deal a day) is an ecommerce business model in which a website offers a single product for sale for a period of 24 to 36 hours. Potential customers register as members of the deal-a-day websites and receive online offers and invitations by email or social networks. The deal-of-the-day business model works by allowing retailers to market discounted services or products directly to the customers of the deal company, who receives a portion of the retailer’s profit. This allows retailers to build brand loyalty and quickly sell surplus inventory.

The keyword, as highlighted above, is “discounted”. For a product or a service to be a deal, it has to be discounted. Not crippled. Not reduced. Discounted. Which means, a product I would normally buy for N500 would be sold at say N480 (or even less) for a period of time. The reduced price ought to encourage people to notify their friends and help to clear out inventory.

Many deals on DealDey still offer the products at the same selling price as non-deals.

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Compared above is a deal on DealDey right now. Samsung Galaxy S4 for N95,000. The selling price on Konga.com is N95,000. The price on Jumia.com is N95,495. Slot is selling at N96,000. The question then arises, where is the deal? Why would I tell people to buy from DealDey when you can buy from Konga and receive points for your purchase which you can use to discount further purchases?

Another comparison

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DealDey – Tecno Phantom A (Dual Core) = N35,500

Konga – Tecno Phantom A+ (Quad Core) = N35,900

Jumia – Tecno Phantom A+ (Quad Core) = N35,495

 

In the other scenario where the price is actually reduced, the service to be offered is also reduced. That isnt a deal, that is paying half price for half of the service. E.g http://www.dealdey.com/deals/final-touch-day-spa-pamper-spa-package

DealDey   Final Touch Day Spa  Pamper Spa Package

DealDey has a good concept, even if it isnt original, but the execution is terrible. If you must offer deals, ensure they are DEALS!.

NUFF SAID!

Best 404 note ever

Bouncing around the webs, I discovered this gem.

once upon a midnight dreary,
while i porn surfed, weak and weary,
over many a strange and spurious site of ‘hot chicks galore’.

While i clicked my fav’rite bookmark,
Suddenly there came a warning,
And my heart was filled with mourning,
Mourning for my dear amour.

‘Tis not possible!, I pleaded,
But my browser, so conceited,
Remained blank, I then repeated,
Just a blank and nothing more.

With a scream, I was defeated,
For my cookies were deleted,
So i begged, no longer seated,
Give me back my free hardcore!

Then, in answer to my query,
Through the net I loved so dearly,
Came its answer, dark and dreary:
Quoth the server, 404

Google’s Atari Breakout Easter Egg

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If you’re an old-school gaming nerd and have spent your fair share of time on the Arm Chair Empire, then you might remember a little game released by Atari called Breakout. The idea was simple: just hit a ball around and break things. Don’t let the ball get past you, or you lose. It was heavily influenced by Pong.

The game’s introduction was 37 years ago, in 1976. Whether it was in April or May of that year, Google has decided to commemorate the occasion with a little easter egg in image search that will suck all of your free time from you. It’s good to see Google doing these kinds of things away from their normal doodle, especially since a lot of their users might not remember Breakout.

Go to Google image search and type in “atari breakout.” You won’t get to click through images though…instead the experience gets turned into a fully interactive and playable Breakout game, using the search results as blocks

So you don’t get hacked

I love comics

I am an avid comic reader. I have been reading comics since I was a little boy. I started with web comics since 2003. I have never missed a day since then. Any day that I miss reading the comics, I make it up. Sometimes, I might not have a chance to read them up to 2 weeks depending on my engagements, but recently, I always have time for them.

I came back from church today (12-May-2013), opened my laptop and engaged my list of web comics. Cyanide & Happiness was not available. What could the problem be? They that been hacked. Which kind of sick bastard hacks the website of a web comic? Really? What type of publicity stunt is that?

c_and_h_hacked

The horde of Cyanide & Happiness readers have flocked to their facebook page reporting the hack. The page should be restored in no time.

How to ward off hackers

If you run a website, how can you prevent this happening to you? Or remedying it quickly, if it does happen. I will reveal a particular set of activities I perform on my sites. My major activities include:

  • Monitoring my sites as close to real time as possible.
  • Ensure I am using the proper file permissions across installations.
  • Use the latest security plugins.
  • Monitor the content generated by users of the sites. Sometimes, malicious links can be sent in through comments.

Continue reading “So you don’t get hacked”

Review of MI Abaga’s Website

Kudos to MI Abaga for putting up a lovely website. And it is active too. I cant say that much for other artists. It is a cool site, but….

Yes, there are some buts… see below:

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http://bounceapp.com/96340

  • 3 font types
  • Non working social links
  • Search input below screen
  • Extra large posting date
  • Something checkered that links to nowhere

Jude, speak to your web developers, I’m sure they can easily fix it.

 

Before You Ask for a Raise, Answer the Questions on Your Boss’ Mind

Before You Ask for a Raise, Answer the Questions on Your Boss’ Mind.

When you want a raise, you do yourself a disservice if you don’t step into the shoes of your boss. While you may feel you deserve the money, or really need it, you don’t want your boss to question your worth if they won’t come up with a positive answer.

Alison Green, writing for US News, suggests you answer the following questions your boss will likely have when you propose a raise:

  • Am I worried about losing this person?
  • Does this person deserve the salary she or he is asking for?
  • Do I have the money to say yes to this request?
  • What would this mean for other people’s salaries?
  • What’s likely to happen if I say no?

Positive answers to those questions put you in a good position to ask. Conversely, negative answers do not. In fact, you don’t want your boss to question whether or not they care if they lose you and decide that they don’t. If you can’t find positive answers to most of these questions, you might want to try and improve your situation and/or wait until your company’s financial situation makes a pay raise a greater possibility.