When you come crashing like the Nokia 110 Phone

I have a Nokia phone – model 110, and like other 110 models, when you take off the battery (and the SIM card), after some time, it loses power to the clock, meaning if you recouple the phone, you will need to set the time again. Now for someone that has no other time piece, it really gets frustrating to have to set the time when I have no wristwatch to use as reference. Yes, really annoying.
It so happened this morning what while I was walking home, I threw the phone up expecting to catch it (a bad habit of mine), unfortunately I couldn’t catch it well enough, and the phone came crashing on the floor, to different pieces. Quickly picking up, I hurriedly coupled it back together, silently praying that the time does not reset to zero since I had no reference time to set it with.
Lo and behold, when I powered the phone back on, it was back, exactly how it was when it fell! It was as if nothing happened to it!
Then the spirit said to me, son, do you know you are like this mobile phone?
As a child of God, you are to be constantly connected to the source of your power, your spiritual battery – Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit. Your spiritual clock constantly ticks upwards, towards more power, more grace, more souls won, and more anointing. The moment you sin against God, you fall, to pieces, like the mobile phone.
That is why you feel remorse, a sense of guilt, the misery of being alone all by yourself, with no help in sight. Your clock of increased anointing stops ticking, and there is a danger of reset. This clock is now in danger of completely crashing.
Remember however, that it is only in DANGER OF CRASHING. It has not actually crashed. Not until you remain in your state of misery that your clock really resets. There is always that grace period, like the mobile phone, that little time you have, to “pick up the pieces together, recouple them and repower the phone”. The very minute window of grace to “Return to Me quickly”, to take up your broken bones, and live again.
This grace period, be aware, varies from person to person. Miriam and Aaron angered God by speaking against Moses, but, same event, same action, and Miriam’s grace was, unlike Aaron, very small, and she was punished instantly with leprosy. Aaron on the other hand, got his punishment much later (he never saw the Promised Land). You may join others to commit sin but your grace may not be big enough to receive mercy when you sin, and at the end you may be the only one to get punished for the sin of others.
This is a warning, and an encouragement.
A warning in the sense that,
1. Strive all you can, not to sin against God because your punishment may be immediate, like Uzzah the Levite, touching the ark of God, and receiving the punishment on the spot.
2. If you fall, return quickly, because your clock may reset, and you may have to start over, with pains and much suffering. Experience may have told you already how difficult it could get, repeating a course, or restarting a race previously run.
But, do not be discouraged. Yes you fell, but do not settle in your misery. Get up quickly! If you return quickly, your full “regalia” could be restored and you may not have to start the clock over. As soon as the Holy Spirit convicts you of sin, get up immediately! Repent, confess, and forsake that sin right away! Give no space to the Devil to make you stay at that point, exposing you to the dangers of disconnect from your power source. Remember that grace is always there, waiting for you to return; ready to receive you with open arms, with your heavenly treasure ready to be reclaimed.
You do not necessarily have to start over when you fall; like my Nokia 110, you can continue where you stopped, no matter how hard you came crashing.

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TUTORIAL: Stop those annoying “Sent from my Blackberry” signatures

Most times we use our smartphones to send emails, and sometimes our work emails are configured on these devices. In the era of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), this is usually the case. We can now reply emails on the go, and offer support and assistance from the comfort of our homes. This is a great idea, but there is a slight annoyance that smartphone users usually ignore, and since, to me, it has become an issue of concern, I have to speak my mind.

The “Sent from my mobile device”  I see on most emails I receive these days is increasingly becoming annoying. In fact, according to LifeHacker.com, it is the worst email annoyance you should avoid, and I certainly agree. Continue reading

Offline blogging for bloggers: Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love sharing ideas. And that is why I set up this blog – to share ideas and solutions to problems I encounter. There are a couple of blogging platforms available, including BlogSpot (by Google), WordPress, TypePad, etc.

The Problem

Sometimes, though, as a blogger, I may have some things to share, but I may be offline and unable to access the WordPress new post page (In a society like mine, being always online is really big luxury). I could use a formatted text editor like Microsoft Word or Open Office to do this, but what if I wanted to have the feel of my cool WordPress theme? What if I wanted an option to, instead of copying and pasting into the webpage (and probably lose formatting), I could edit this post “as it is”? These questions I asked myself until I came across Microsoft Windows Live Writer. Continue reading

Twitter Opens Tweet Archive Access For Users In 12 More Languages, Including Farsi, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Malay and Spanish

A Portable, yet Graphical way to PING

Network Utility

Network Utility (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


If you are a Blackberry user, and you see the topic of this post, what first comes to mind? Blackberry Messenger? Well, you’re wrong today, because this is the traditional PING. In fact, graphical ping – getting more out of ping.



According to Wikipedia.org, a PING (short for Packet INternet Groper) is a computer network administration utility used to test the reachability of a host on an Internet Protocol (IP) network and to measure the round-trip time for messages sent from the originating host to a destination computer. Okay, that’s a mouthful. A ping is simply used to check whether another computer on a network is alive and reachable, just like saying hello and expecting a reply. So in Blackberry terms, a ping is just like telling someone hello. [You can compare this to a Facebook Poke]. Continue reading

Screen Sharing with Screenhero – Everybody, choose your individual mouse

With the growing use of collaboration tools, Screen sharing has become more and more widespread and tools have been designed to meet the ever rising needs of collaboration. Looks like screen hero has done something interestingly different. Screenhero takes away some of the hassle by letting both of you control the screen, with your own cursors and keyboard, at the same time.

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New Yahoo vulnerability

You most likely may agree with me on the importance of email security, the issues web users have been having with securing their email accounts, and why among the most popular email providers, Yahoo has been the most attacked. Probably because they are the oldest and most popular free email provider (or maybe not); or probably because they have some of the worst security-engineers in the planet (someone actually told me this one day and I still refuse to believe him though). But that’s by-the-way.

I received a mail from a friend lately and the content was just a link from one libertyteamusa domain and a timestamp as the signature. Decided to verify the link, and I found out that it was a zero-day exploit that attackers now use to compromise Yahoo email accounts. Continue reading

Interesting stuff. Worth the read

The Edge

Megabytes can be expensive, especially when compared to what phone users pay in some countries. But here’s how to manage the little you’ve got:

1) Install and use apps as much as possible. For example, instead of going to facebook.com directly on your phone, use a Facebook app. Same for Twitter. You can even use a cooking app instead of going to the kitchen directly. Good apps are designed to be prudent with data.

2) This tip I just got: Airtel let’s you share your Blackberry data subscription or even consume it on a non-BlackBerry device. Here’s what you can do: put your Airtel SIM card into any BlackBerry phone and subscribe to any BB bundle. You can then put the SIM card in another phone or modem and use the Megabytes or Gigabytes you get from the BB subscription until it expires or is exhausted. It’s way cheaper and…

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Join the vote and choose your favourite keyboard shortcut

Inside BlackBerry

Many of you who are regular readers know that we host polls on the Inside BlackBerry Blog from time to time, asking readers how they are using their devices. After all, we’re all getting great feedback and learning better ways to get the most out of our BlackBerry devices.

This time around, the BlackBerry community management team wants to know which BlackBerry smartphone shortcut is most useful. We began this poll on the BlackBerry Facebook page, and the response has been huge – now we want to hear the voice of our blog readership. So which BlackBerry keyboard shortcut is your favorite? There are some classics and some new BlackBerry 10 ones to choose from like Type and Go on the BlackBerry Q10 or any of the innovative shortcuts on the BlackBerry Z10 keyboard in the video below.

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Pascal Bubble Sort Algorithm and Code

English: an example on bubble sort.

English: an example on bubble sort. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Did I tell you that I also run a course in Information Technology? Well, if I haven’t, I just did now. So now you know. I’ve never had a theoretical programming language background (apart from the basic Fortran and C programming that students never took serious in University years, so if you are currently taking a basic programming language course in school, I suggest you take it seriously), so I never had any experience with the Bubble sort algorithm. Anyway, now I had to know it, since it was necessary for the solution of the problem statement. And I promise you, it eventually turned out to be too easy (though some of my mates still dubbed the solutions). Continue reading