April 6, 2012
Jesus lived 33years in the world. Two thousand and twelve years after His death, His influence on the world has not waned for a second. His life taught us that your impression on people doesn’t have to take you donkey’s years to achieve. You can make a difference just the way you are, and just at that place that you are in right now. A life without impact is a useless life. If you have to acquire more knowledge to make an impact, do it. You can’t afford to leave this world without impacting lives. It will be the worst thing to happen to you.
We are remembering His death today; He would have died for nothing if you aren’t doing anything to be like Him or trying to learn from His life. Think about this.
Happy Easter celebrations!
April 4, 2012
I could tell from the look on her face that she had been harshly done by. I was not sure if I should ask her what went wrong, but she helped me out when she blurted out what was making her sad. She had been trying to withdraw money from her account for a pressing need, but all the ATMs she’d been trying since morning till around 5pm all gave her ‘issuer inoperative’ feedback. She didn’t want to withdraw from the banking hall because of the charges that would go with all in the name of ‘cashless Lagos’. Although, nobody could help her, but I identified with her plight.
I withdrew money over the counter few days earlier; I had been discouraged from using a debit card because of the monthly maintenance charge that used to be attached to debit card ownership; only to get multiple alerts later. The first informed me about my withdrawal, the next informed about a N100 charge tagged ‘ATM non-use Penalty’, the last charge was N10,’outside Home service’. I didn’t feel bad about the charges, I just told myself I needed to get back to debit card usage.
The cashless Lagos policy started officially on April 1, and these electronic transactions are expected to be in constant use, but what happens when banks have to deny customers their savings due to network problems? If I can’t get cash for little domestic use at will, why won’t I keep enough cash at home?
If the cashless policy will survive, all e-channels should become more reliable and banks should ensure regular maintenance check of their network so as not disappoint customers too often.
April 2, 2012
An app that allowed users to find nearby women who had “checked in” on a social network has been withdrawn by its developer after complaints.
Russian developer i-Free removed its Girls Around Me app which used publicly available data from Foursquare.
Foursquare, a location-based social network, has already revoked the app’s access to its data.
A company representative for i-Free said the reaction to the app was a “serious misunderstanding”.
In a statement given via email to the Wall Street Journal, the company said: “We believe it is unethical to pick a scapegoat to talk about the privacy concerns.
“We see this wave of negative as a serious misunderstanding of the apps’ goals, purpose, abilities and restrictions.
“Girls Around Me does not provide any data that is unavailable to user when he uses his or her social network account, nor does it reveal any data that users did not share with others.”
Culled from bbc.co.uk