Monday, 22 November 2010

Friday, 22 October 2010

Electronics Info

Bought TDA 4752
Capacitor - 1000uF - 108
 - 0.1uF - 104
 - 100uF - 107
Resistor -  2.7 ohm red, violet, gold
VR ganged 10k, spkr connectors,
30watts panel 36k
controller  4A - N3,000
  6A - N5,000
Battery 26AH - N14,000
 65AH - N24,000
 100AH - N28,000
 200AH - N52,000
Nexus inverter 600watts - N16,000
Run white LED @ 20-25mA, diode drop = 3.6V
LED resistor value
  R= Vs-Vled / I
 Vs = supply vtage
 Vled = LED vtage 2V for colour, 4V for white
 I       = LED current 10mA or 20mA

Monday, 20 September 2010

My Java 1 Year Bible Reading Plan Receives World Wide Acceptance!

I am so very happy my Java 1 Year Bible Reading Plan on (Download Bible Reading Plan 1 year for Java All) have so far received world wide approval. Several people all around the world did download it!

I googled "Java Bible Reading Plan" and actually got it first on the list on the first search page too!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Free Java Bible Reading Plan for your mobile phone

I realised I can not upload the Bible Reading Plan here as I thought possible. I do have it uploaded to GetJar website as Bible Reading Plan 1 Year.

Check the link below also:

For PC this is a PDF file

  • RTDB_172x220.jar

  • RTDB_240x320.jar

  • RTDB_320x240.jar

  • Key                 Action               Result
    1                    (hold down) - show book info and position  
    5                    (press)         - toggle autoscroll
    7                    (press)         - find in text e.g. September to go to September month
    9                    (press)         - find next 
    *                    (press)         - toggle backlight
    #                    (press)         - show next font (press repeatedly till the font is of suitable size) 

    When you die, where do you want to end up? Heaven or Hell? Heaven? Then try making the acquaintance of the owner of the Heaven through His Word.

    Wednesday, 8 September 2010

    Free Java Bible Reading Plan for your mobile phone

    Download free Java Bible Reading Plan (read through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation) in a year for your mobile phone coming on the 13th of September, 2010. Jar file for different mobile phone screen sizes will be available.

    Saturday, 4 September 2010

    Learn Hausa Free

    Hausa lessons:

    Online Hausa dictionaries

    Online Hausa radio:

    Learn Igbo free

    Learn Igbo free at:

    Learn Yoruba language

    I found out the following site with free Yoruba language lessons:
    Some other learning tools:
    Online Yoruba dictionary

    Online Yoruba Radio

    Thursday, 2 September 2010

    Places in Abuja 2

    NYSC Office Yakubu Gowon House Tigris Crescent, Off Aguiyi Ironsi Way, Maitama, Abuja

    Places in Abuja

    British Council, Abuja
    Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Office 6, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja

    Wednesday, 1 September 2010

    Thanking God for His many blessings! And the Rains!

    Hey! Praise be to God Almighty for a new month! September 2010. Thank God for all His blessings, sound health, accommodation, money to spend, food to eat and the rains! The rains! Some say it is too much, I think otherwise. I happened to get questioned about the rains today.

    I was getting out of my apartment when my next door neighbour just popped up right in front of me, all smiles. A thousand and one thoughts immediately started circulating in my head.

    She went: “Good morning, how are you? Please I will like to speak with your brother.” That is my cousin putting up with me. “He is having his bath right now,” I told her.

    “Ok then I may as well ask you the question, and I will like to record it” She said. I prompted her on with a questioning look.

    She wanted to know what I think about the continuous rainfall we have been experiencing in Abuja for some weeks now. I was curious, what will she want to know my opinion about an issue like that for and have it recorded too, so I asked her. “Are you are journalist.” She answered “Yes” I wanted to ask more question but thought better of it after all she came to me to ask her question. I told her it is normal. After all it is rainy season, what do one expect if not rain.

    And that is Abuja, when it is rainy season expect it in abundance (though for a couple of years now the rains did not start early as it used to). When it is time for heat, you could shower two, three times before daybreak and yet not get a good sleep.

    Thank God for the rains, because of it I happen to know one of my new neighbours is a journalist!

    Tuesday, 31 August 2010

    Quotes over the years

    • Love is the medicine for the sickness of the world - Karl Meninger
    • Birds eat worm, worms eat man, man eats bird again - ???
    • Anytime I feel like studying I lay down till the feeling goes away - Don Coledon
    • Priest: "Have mercy....have mercy." V: "Ahh... Not tonight, not tonight." - from the movie V for Vendetta
    • The best beauty may turn out to be the worst witch - Jean
    • The good side of Graffitti is that it keeps you busy reading as you walk along the street - Jean

    Monday, 30 August 2010

    Some of the food my A je paki self had to eat in South Africa November 2009

    Mobile Phones I Have Used

    The first mobile phone I had was a Sendo SV663 camera phone. Prior to buying the phone, I was pressured by friends and relatives to get a mobile phone, after all the main use of a mobile phone is communication they will say. I also made up my mind the GSM network I will subscribe to. Glo Nigeria (the patriotic side of me was at work) was the network. That was around the time mobile phone usage was catching up in Nigeria.

    I had my eyes on a mobile phone with camera phone, nice look, and colour screen. I did a thorough check for a phone available then with the features I wanted. GSMArena website: was of great use to me. Using the Phone Filter tool on the website I was able to narrow down on the Sendo SV663 (I do this every time I want to buy a new phone). I can recall how happy I was with the phone then it was so cute. I used the phone for a while but wanted more from a phone even though I was low on cash. The mobile phone lack suitable means of transferring the pictures I took to a PC, I had to send it over wap which cost money and the games on the phone was only trial versions. I know then there are some very good feature packed mobile phones which may not get so much advertising space one could buy for less compared with common expensive ones.

    I was out to get such mobile phone and with better feature compared with the Sendo SV663. I will like to send my pictures to the computer free and easily too. The Alcatel OT 756 was my target, second in line, the OT 556. I eventually bought the Alcatel OT 556; it was a lovely phone, virtually every phone function has a keypad shortcut, very good camera picture, full games and great sound. It was when I had the phone that I learnt from a website of the free audio software Wavepad available for free download at The Wavepad is a very useful audio software (I still use it till date)! Unfortunately, I did not use the phone for up to two months because a friend of mine tinkered with something and the phone will not switch on again. I took it for repairs; it was one story or another. I had to dump it.

    As I have gotten used to making and receiving calls with my own mobile phone any time anywhere, it is only a short while after that I bought a Sagem V56. The phone fits with a local saying in Yoruba: “Ile Oba ti o jo, ewa l’o bu kun” meaning the King’s palace that got burnt down has added beauty to it (because the new one built is more magnificent compared to the one that got burnt). The Sagem V56 has good VGA camera, USB and infrared data transfer capability, and I could create .wav audio file to use as ringtone. One other great feature I love about the phone is the inverted LCD digital clock, I do not have to turn the lights on to check the time in the dark.

    My love for mobile phone coupled with increased income got me searching for another mobile phone. This time it is the well thought of, feature rich Sony Ericsson K750i. Testimony abound to the wide appeal this phone has (Sony Ericsson sure did make quite a lotta dough from this phone). About this time I discovered that if one is patient and not too eager to lay hand on the latest phone just out of the oven one could get such phone at much less price say a year after its release. The K750i makes it possible for me to take my music with me every where and listen to it crisp and clear on the earphone bundled with the phone. I could listen to FM radio, play games, listen to music and the very bright torch comes in handy lots and lots of time. The 2MP camera with flash was the bomb for me. I took loads and loads of great pictures with the phone, even friends will come around to borrow the mobile phone to take pictures! Not long after I was in Slot Shop at Computer Village, Lagos and was just checking out the deals available then when I saw the K810i with 3.2 megapixel camera I bought it straight on more for the camera than for any other thing. I retired my K750i immediately and kept it for eventual sale. I later sold it at a good price.

    Presently I use Nokia N82 5MP camera phone and an LG GM200 2MP camera. The LG GM200 I bought in replacement of a Nokia E51 mobile phone which I gave out recently). The LG GM200 is a low end phone with wireless FM radio, great Dolby Mobile sound feature, and long battery life. I bought it for the MTN Nigeria network SIM I use to make MTN to MTN calls.

    The Nokia N82 is a Symbian phone, a little obsolete considering some new great offerings available now. However, having a great quality camera phone, with image quality that beats even some digital cameras available in the market (it beats Olympus 7MP digital camera owned by a friend), video recording at 30fps, wireless connectivity, GPS and document viewer, I am proud to flash the phone around.

    Friday, 27 August 2010

    MTN (Nigeria) Online Welcome Back Makes Lost/ Damaged SIM Card Retrieval Easy!

    MTN (Nigeria) have made lost/ damaged SIM card retrieval easy with the introduction of the online Welcome Back tool. I had to retrieve my MTN (Nigeria) line some time back this year. Around that time I heard on radio the MTN SIM swap to the new 128K SIM advert. All I did was buy a new 128K MTN SIM from a nearby phonecall kiosk, visited the website: MTN SIM swap, filled in the required information and waited for 24 hours for the newly purchased SIM card to be activated. I was delighted I did not have to go to MTN office and queue for hours to get my line back.

    Update: As you will see on the new link included above, the procedure for MTN welcome back activation is now different. Go to the MTN Self Care App can be downloaded to your phone and used for SIM replacement.

    Now, you will have to buy a new 128K MTN SIM, insert in your phone, power the phone up, find the MTN Services icon on your phone, choose MTN SIM Plus, My tools, Call Helpdesk, follow the AVR (automatic voice response) prompt.