Enabling Conditions

Leave NigeriaHistory has shown that the most creative people leave repressive regimes and create elsewhere. Today, I have spent 1 year away from my country. If you ask any immigrant, the first 1 year away is the most difficult time in a country. It is like being born!

You need a place to stay, you need to learn what to eat and how to raise funds if you are self-supporting and as if that is not bad enough, you need to learn your place in a world that you have no idea how it works. That 1st year is your fuck up time. You simply make every mistake you can make because you do not know any better.

Today, I am thankful that my 1st year away from Nigeria is over! Despite all the adversity that I faced, in the last 1 year away, I have been more creative than I have ever been in the previous 2 years I spent living in Nigeria.

I came to Ghana against the wishes of everyone in my life! I had to burn all my bridges! That regret I will always carry with me till the day I die!

I however do not regret coming! A part of my soul needed to go on the road and find what it meant to dream again. To find the joy of living, I would have to risk my life in order that I may see life as the gift that it is.

A lot more people desire to live their lives on their own terms but are always held back. In closing, I will end with this quote by Denis Waitley: “It’s not who you are that holds you back. It’s who you think you’re not”.

One Year of HTML5

Solar System 2013

Hello it is hard to believe that it has been a year already since I took up HTML5. Here I talk about my introduction to HTML5 at the BlackBerry Advanced Developers Training organized by Co-creation Hub.

Today, one year later, I am proud to have finished a Solar System Simulation. You can view it here. It is a very simple project so I don’t expect any awards. I am just glad to get it off my head.

 

 

Learning Backbone

Backbone LogoThe move towards MVC architecture was a year in the future on the day I decided to pick up HTML5 last year. Now I have come full circle. Today, I have made the decision to learn how to use Backbone.js in all my front end programming. To this end, I will be blogging about my experiences in learning about this framework.

When Silence Remains

SolitudeBeen alone for almost a year now! Away from the crowd. Away from the noise. I found my soul again. I realize now that I was the one who held myself back.

The people in my life, society, culture and tradition were always irrelevant. It was me who did not have the will to do what needed to be done!

I am whole now! Dreaming of the future again.

When silence remains, I will return home!

Returning to PHP

And then it came to be. That I would gain clarity about what technologies I needed to master. For 2 years, I have not touched PHP.

I only came back this year. Been building slowing since the start of the year. Learning how the language works. What makes it ticks.

Today, I just learnt how to send email from PHP using PHPMailer.