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Building My First Computer!

I have always wanted to build a computer, finally did and made a video of the build. Below is a link to the video on Youtube 🙂 https://youtu.be/c5WqzQhmCJI If you enjoy the video, do subscribe to the channel for more content :). Cheers! 50,678 total views, 107 views today

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Shea Butter Explained!

Have you ever wondered where Shea Butter comes from? How it’s made? It’s benefits? Etc? If you are not familiar with the main product itself, you have probably heard or seen it on a packaging. To learn more about this unique butter and it’s healing properties, watch the video below; https://youtu.be/Qp1g5Xnj128 42,533 total views, 76 views today

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My Trip To Rome

I didn’t blog in 2018, which was an interesting year for me. I moved continents, started a new job in a new country, and still adjusting to a new culture. I was mostly focussed on settling in and figuring out if I wanted to stay in this new place for a longer while. Part of the move has given the opportunity to explore Europe (a well connected continent). It’s easier and cheaper traveling within Europe than in any other continent. Giving this privileged position, and my desire to write, create and share stories (content), I video logged my journey to ...

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Ignite Talk (Ethics): 2015 Mandela Fellowship Assignment

During the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship, towards the end of the program, every fellow in my school, University of Nevada-Reno, was tasked (challenged) to write an ‘Ignite Talk’ on Ethics. There were no rules, as long as the subject was ethics. The goal was for every school in the fellowship to present a talk during the DC presidential summit. Each school would end up choosing one submission and one person to present. Below is my Ignite talk on Ethics. This is how I put it together to present so it may not flow like an article. Three years ago, I would have never imagined standing here, ...

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Ghanaian ‘Day Names’ in Dagbani

There are over a 100 ethnic groups in Ghana, and all take pride in naming children. Most names have interesting meaning. An example is Niendoo in Dagbani which translates “old man”, and means the incarnation of a great-grandfather. Another is Bangaham, which means “those who choose”, a short proverb. Most cultural groups also name children depending on the day of the week they are born. The Dagomba culture is no different. The names are unisex in Dagbani and compiled below; Mine is Lamihi, what’s yours? 124,730 total views, 91 views today

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Nigerian States and Local Government Areas in SQL

I recently worked on compiling this data manually for a project and wished it was already available in SQL to just import, so I decided to export the data I put together on Github. It’s in SQL however you could modify it to fit your project and DB needs. https://github.com/rasheeda/SQL-Data-of-Nigerian-States-and-LGAs Cheers!   170,096 total views, 67 views today

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Today’s Featured Music From Ghana

Ghanaian music from the Northern Region is gaining more grounds everyday and it’s great that these artists are able to project culture through modern music. I particularly like these videos because they are not over the top with cars, types of cigarette they’re smoking, half-naked female models, type of champagne they drinking, etc. Instead these 2 videos focus on repping tradition and depict normal surroundings in Tamale, which is reality. The lyrics do not marginalize women either, it does the opposite. Sherifa Gunu Salamatu Israhim – Tamale ft Sharifa Gugu   121,722 total views, 67 views today

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Fix Issue With Logs Not Showing Up in Android Studio 2.3 Update

Google recently updated android studio to version 2.3, and just like most updates in the past, this came with some changes that caused a bit of confusion for developers. One of the main issues I encountered was not seeing my logs and debug messages in the debug console, especially when running my app from an emulator. This was actually an intentional change from Google but none the less caused a bit of a distress. If you are facing this issue don’t panic! It’s an easy fix; 1. Go to Run -> Edit Configurations 2. Select the Miscellaneous tab and select the following options; Show ...

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Android Development: Styling Google Maps

Google has a reputation for making development easier and efficient for developers who use their tools and APIs with detailed documentations and well taught free courses. I recently tried implementing styling and reducing how much information is shown on a map via android. My initial approach was to figure out how to remove certain elements from the maps api instance I was using at runtime. This approach would have been quite messy, but also mainly because, I was still figuring out the API. I did some searching and found out that Google actually makes the whole process easier. To implement styling and ...

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Hidden Figures Movie Review

If you are familiar with my blog, then you know I have been waiting to see Hidden Figures since it was announced in August last year and even blogged about the trailer. I live in West Africa and it took over 4 months to be distributed in cinemas here. It was a very very long wait, but definitely worth it. I finally saw the film on the 24th of February and every frame was detailed and entertaining. It was an absolutely amazing, well told story coupled with great acting! I’ll give a review of what was going through my mind during ...

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Make Gmail Do More For You With These ‘Awesome’ Extensions

Gmail is probably the most popular email service in the world with over 1 billion users. The service, developed by Google is one of the fastest and most intuitive email provider, and integrates seemingly into almost everything we do on a daily basis. With one gmail account you can access several Google products online or via your android phone, such as syncing photos via google photos across multiple devices, google maps, youtube, and google drive just to mention a few. Gmail is my most visited daily site since I access over 5 email accounts on the platform, which means, a need to keep things organised, tracking ...

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THE BATTLE OF ADIBO (BATTLE WITH THE GERMANS) – Ghana’s Dagbon History

(BY: DASANA PUKARIGA)   There is a popular date in the history of Dagbon that every son of Great Gbewaa knows. It is recalled by Dagbon drum historians as Adibo Dalle (The Day of Adibo). This was the day over a century ago in September 1896 when Dagbon fought a battle with German colonizers at Adibo, a village 10 kilometers south of Yendi. At the time the king who reigned was Yaa Naa Andani II (popularly called Andan Naanigoo) and he said that his kingdom Dagbon, would not be taken over by the white man, and will protect it at ...

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Ghanaian Song of The Week (in Dagbani): Don Sigli – Dicheko Bang

Yes, I know I have been MIA for a while. It’s been a packed couple of months, however, since I want to keep this blog alive, I’ll start posting weekly on topics that don’t require much writing, at least till I’m able to free up some time to blog frequently. I come from Ghana and there are several ethic groups in Ghana (over a 100 to be exact), and as a result I’m a Dagomba! Dagombas are an ethnic group of the Kingdom of Dagbon (mainly in the Northern Region of Ghana) in the sparse savanna region below the sahelian belt, known as ...

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Software Review: Snapso Shutdown Manager S2

Okay, I admit, I am reviewing this software because it was a simple app I built back in the day. Nonetheless, I think it is a fantastic piece of software any pc user should have, especially, those who sleep off while playing videos or music. SnapSO Shutdown Manager is a simple program that allows users to schedule the time they would like to shutdown, restart or put their computer to sleep. It has a simple and comprehensive interface that will quickly guide you through all its features. You should definitely check it out!  freeware (free software). The video below gives a brief ...

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