The Day I Nearly Died – Two Years Anniversary

Today marks 2 years since I nearly died in an accident. You can read the original post here. In the last 2 years my life went to hell and back. I struggled through the 5 stages of grief.

Last year was the worst year of my life. I got hit by a severe depression. I got to a stage where I just had to take it one day at a time. The one year anniversary post can be found here. Last year taught me that sometimes, survival is a victory.

Some days of the week I felt like giving up. I even contemplated suicide. After the accident, I had lost my ability to code. That for a sprinter would be like losing a leg.

Last year, the world went to hell in a hand basket. The shit hit the fan on every side. I gave up on my company and closed it down. I almost gave up on living.

Last year I published 2 books on the Amazon store. Its was surprising for me that just when I taught it was all over, a new life began. At the end of the year, I had gotten my ability to code back.

As I move to the acceptance stage, this will be my last post on the accident. No longer will I build a shrine to it. I am moving on.

In the process of getting through the last 2 years of hell, I forgive myself for all the mistakes I have made in the past. I have done my time, I have paid my penance, I can leave the prison, I can finally move on.

I will end this post with this poem. It says most of the things I want to say.

The Spring of Life

Like a seed that dies to sprout into new life

or trees dead and brown in the winter months,

yet bursting buds in the spring.

Life shall come out of Death

and Death shall be

the Spring of Life

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Learning Stencyl 3.x Game Development Beginner’s Guide

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Last year was long and hard.

I finished my first online course in August. This year I made up my mind not to neglect my professional development.

So I am proud to announce that I have finished my first book this year.

Learning Stencyl 3.x Game Development Beginner’s Guide is a book on game development. Coming in at 336 pages, I started it over the Christmas holiday.

Today I have finished reading it.

Global Game Jam 2017

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As you all know, I am passionate about game development. So it is my pleasure to be one of the organizers of the Global Game Jam Lagos 2017.

The event page shows that the event is already sold out but if you are interested in participating, just show up. One important tip to add about the venue is that it is beside the Raumplus showroom.

If you know nothing about game jams and are searching for resources, this link will help you come up to speed.

We will be posting updates from our Facebook page. We hope to see you at the venue.

Nigerian API Directory

Happy New Year.

I was in a training program and there was a discussion about Nigerian APIs and apart from the companies in Fintech, I couldn’t think of any other company with an API. What was painful was that I couldn’t think of a ready reference for all the APIs in Nigeria.

That led me to the decision to create a directory of APIs by Nigerian companies. I believe this year must witness greater interoperability in the technology ecosystem and so I am starting this list with a simple Google Doc.

You can view it here.

If you want to add to this list, please get in touch with me by filling the Contact Form on this blog.

I don’t know where this will go but life has taught me that no idea is so big that you can’t take the first step.

Welcome to a beautiful beginning.