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Google Chromecast.. So far so good...

Courtesy: Google So I immediately bought a Chromecast device when it came out. Exclusively for ONE specific use of mine, its ability to cast Chrome to my TV.

Notes on a "saner or normal" way to lose the pounds

Hey!! Long time no write! Our 2011 Thanksgiving dinner table! So I am reviving my blog to talk about my latest personal project and that is, to loose some pounds, a lot of pounds, yup weight loss, that "spare tire" around the waist (or in my case spare tube!!) as we would say back in Nigeria. I have been, like many people out there battling for years (at least about the last 5 years) now with my weight control and it has not been a pleasant ride. I am typically rather private in nature, so deciding to share this blog has not been an easy decision! How this started;  After our last Christmas holiday (2012), sometime in January, I got on the scale at home and almost fell right off it...(or broke it..) 281Ibs! What! Are you kidding me! Well, my daily worries and my weight gain had finally purchased an 18 wheeler trailer, packed with a turbo charged engine hit the freeway and came right at me at full speed and hit me head on!

And so what? Its the new normal...

I listened to one of my now favorite programs on Sirius XM, The Michael Smerconish show on POTUS, recently and noted his and others, knocking the president on his remarks on the shooting at the Navy yard and also the Republicans chastising him for not paying greater attention to the shooting, but then proceeding in his remarks to chastise the Republicans on the budget. I sent Mike a tweet basically noting sadly... And so what? Let us say for a minute Obama cancelled his prepared remarks and spent a full hour or more addressing the Navy yard shooting? I ask again, AND SO WHAT... would have happened? The point? What good would that have done? I have no doubt the president sympathizes with the loss of life, However as you see whenever Obama addresses the growing numbers of such incidents, you can see and hear the frustration in his voice. As you also immediately hear those in the NRA and some in Congress sounding the familiar refrain: Additional gun control laws are not required...

Why Blackberry might have simply postponed its eventual demise

Courtesy I have watched the news and videos of the new Blackberry 10 OS and also the new Z10 handset. It appears there is absolutely no doubt Blackberry 10 is a great leap forward and also the Z10 looks quite good. Mark the words: Good. Classy handset hampered by OS flaws from But I fear that Blackberry might simply be as we say in Nigeria, taking medicine after death. It might be too late already. There are four reasons why I think this is an uphill battle for Blackberry: At its core, a smartphone as a device is only as useful as the apps available to use with it. The awesome 1024 x 768 screen resolution et al are all extras that make the apps desirable for a more premium device. And I am sorry, in a world of 800,000 apps, 70,000 is almost a non starter! That seems like asking a person looking for a new car to buy a scooter and be satisfied! And if you underestimate the value of good apps, just recall the madness created with Apple's snafu wi

Nations Cup 2013: Nelspruit pitch 'up to standard' for semis: WHAT!!! You don't say!

Ah finally that ultra useless pitch is getting attention, but it seems the Super Eagles will not play there... Nations Cup 2013: Nelspruit pitch 'up to standard' for semis Africa Cup of Nations organisers have given the go-ahead for knock-out ties to be played in Nelspruit, despite the condition of the pitch. The surface at the Mbombela Stadium, which also hosted six group games, has been criticised by players and coaches. But chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana, said weather conditions were to blame. He also confirmed that the quarter-final between Burkina Faso and Togo and a semi-final will take place there. “You can't play on a pitch like this. It's a disgrace to our continent, we can do better ” Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor

Drunk man on elevator

Please don't let this be you!!! Happy hour might make you too happy!!! Maybe the man thought he was climbing down the stairway from heaven...

Buyaka!!!! In your face indeed! Obama, no shaking!!!

Senator Lindsey Graham, whom I like or at this point I might need to say used to like stated that Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel for the Secretary of Defense was an in your face action by President Obama. Hmmm...

What about Ashley Cole???

Wait a minute! Everyone is going crazy about Lamps leaving the Blues. Of course I want him to spend one more season with us. But this is not fair. How about Ashley Cole? Why are we not asking for him to stay? And the fact is if we want to be honest, we CAN do without Lamps, after all we have Mata, Hazard, Oscar, Moses and Marin , ALL in the midfield (as well as Mikel, Ramires, Romeu and now even Luiz!). But who do we have to replace Ashley...? Bertrand only! So we also can't him go yet either.

Happy New Year!!!

Well wow, can you believe it is already January 7th 2013! Oh my! The days appear to be flying once again! 2012 for me came and went almost like a flash! Boy was it a busy year!