Friday, 24 May 2013

My Quest For Linux (Ubuntu)

Some few weeks ago my interest and love for Linux have increased so much. I made all attempts to get a copy from anyone who uses the same thing here in my community but none of the people I asked have heard of it before. 
But I really want to make that "BIG" switch for now.

So I decided to research about one the Linux distro (Ubuntu) where I came across a lot of useful infos.
I even saw that Ubuntu CD's were once distributed ( Then I remembered I've seen one of the distributed CD's some years back with someone) . 

I found out that to get Ubuntu is either I download it OR buy the DVD 
(NB: The operating system is not for sale, it's free, you are only paying for the DVD and shipment not the software). Downloading it here will be quite something for me now.

I quickly came across a message in a forum which was posted some years back. So I decided to contact one of its members. Which he responded to.

I also posted my message in one of LinkedIn's Linux users group. This message attracted a lot of comments.
I even received private messages from people willing to send me the DVD's and others for free. Which have been sent and are yet to reach me.

I started reading and practicing some commands and other things about Linux online until I received the first DVD sent by John from USA recently. 

My Day 1 Experience with Linux (Ubuntu) coming soon now here

Checkout my Desktop

Friday, 10 May 2013

How to change your Gmail picture

I have started receiving messages on how to do things. I think I should start putting what ever I've been asked in blog post.

Here are the steps involved in changing or uploading your gmail profile picture which appears on all Google's products such as Google+YouTube, etc.

#1. Go to gmail and log in. (I assume you already have a Google account., if not Sign up here)

#2. After logging in, locate the gear icon at the top right corner of the page and click on it.

#3. Select Settings.

#4. Select the General tab, if you are on it.

#5. Scroll and click on "select a picture" under My Picture section

#6. Select My Computer from the left side ( Since you are uploading the picture from your computer)

#7. Click on Choose file

#8. Locate the picture you want to upload from it's folder on your computer.

#9. Click on Open, wait for picture to be uploaded

#10. Click on Save Changes at the bottom of the page and you are done.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

How to create a Facebook page

After creating a Facebook page for my blog today , I've been receiving a series a request from friends and others about how to create a Facebook page. So I've decided to put it into a blog post and share it.

Here are the steps involved in creating a Facebook page, is very easy and it won't take you more than 20 minutes.

  • First Log in to your Facebook account

  • After logging in Click Create Page at the end of your Facebook homepage.

  • Choose from one of the categories.

  • Select the one that falls under the page you wish to create

  • Input page name and click Get Started
  • Add description to the page.

  • Upload page image

  • You can skip this step if you wish. (Manage ads)

Your page is ready. Changing of page image, description and other things are just similar to the way you change your personal Facebook profile details.

I hope this helped and thanks for reading.

You can click here for more on how to create a Facebook page.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Sir Alex Ferguson Retires (Tweet Collection)


Here is a collection of reactions on Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement.

NB: Please keep an eye on this post, will be adding more soon. Thanks 

Friday, 3 May 2013

BarCamp Kasoa 2013

Source: Barcamp Kasoa Facebook page
I was at BarCamp Kasoa 2013 on Saturday 27th April, 2013 at the ICGC Transformation Temple in Kasoa. Although that was my first time of going to Kasoa I got a very simple direction from Elorm Billy-Awittor. I experienced some jerky traffic jam on the way. I thought it was going to be serious as people used to say about the Kasoa road. I spend about some few minutes in the traffic jam. Finally alighted at the last stop since I took a trotro. Looked for the traffic light to my right, took a taxi and told the driver immediately that I will be alighting at the MTN office as directed. Within 10 minutes I found my way to ICGC Transformation Temple. The theme for BarCamp Kasoa 2013 was "Making an enterprising environment for an emerging market".

All started as it used to be at BarCamps I've attended previously,  I had two speed mentoring sessions, first  with Emmanuel Okeyere of Hatua Solutions and Hutspace, where I learnt more about some programming languages and the way they are growing in the global village.
 then with Dr. Naa Mills, Medical Superintendent of Kasoa Polyclinic, where I learnt more about the risks associated with skipping breakfast. If you are used to skipping breakfast like I've been doing you better stop because it's so dangerous. I also learnt about self discipline, this is relating things we do. We all know that we have to do some physical exercise but we lack the discipline to wake up at dawn and have some jogging.

After the speed mentoring comes the panel of discussion involving Mr. Jerry Smith, Mrs. Heleen Hagan,  Dr. Naa Asunkwa Mills (Medical Superintendent of Kasoa Polyclinic,)  and Adams Nuhu (MCE, Kasoa Awutu Senya East Municipal). A lot was said about the development and way forward for Kasoa.

It was time for lunch and had some "waakye", while lunch was in progress there was a presentation from Daniel Arthur-Baidoo about how he turned what is commonly known in Ghana as "pure water"  sachets into a centre table and the image of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. You can visit his blog for more about his works.

Picture by  Komla the Ɔdadeɛ

Picture by Philip Adzanoukpe
Breakout sessions: there were five breakout sessions at Barcamp Kasoa 2013,

But I only joined one which which was led by Sandister Tei and Myself.

Which was about getting Ghanaian contents on Wikipedia, the Kasoa article on Wikipedia was also edited during the session. We had two elderly persons from the community whose presence counted in editing the article. Some other members of this session were Walter E. ADAMAHAto Ulzen-Appiah and  Barima Kwadwo Berchie Achamfour.
You can visit Planning Wikimedia Ghana's Meta page, like on Facebook and follow on Twitter. Let's help provide more Ghanaian contents on Wikipedia.

BarCamp Kasoa 2013 got interesting when Lawrencia introduced a game.

The rules of the game were, to survive you must have three different candies, while everyone was given two candies of the same type but in all there were three different brands of candies.  I gave out mine since everyone can't survive. If you were there how will you survive?

BarCamp Kasoa ended with the Ghana National Anthem. You can read more about BarCamp Kasoa by searching for #BCKasoa on Twitter

Had much fun on my way back with Walter E. ADAMAH and Sandister Tei.