November 2008

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How did I not see this before?

How did I not see this before?  InCorporate Nigeria, a “magazine for the Nigerian Professional,” is actually . . . not so bad.  The writing is occasionally juvenile, but it’s an interesting look into the world of Nigerian corporate lifestyles.  I imagine that, if the magazine takes off, it will improve as readership (and ad revenues) increase.

Power outages are infuriating.

There’s nothing more awesome than being up against a tight deadline only to find yourself subject to the (national) power company’s electric vagaries.  However, the problem is better today than it was two years ago, when we were subjected to rotating outages of 8 hours each, meaning that, on any given day, we were guaranteed power for eight hours, would probably have it for sixteen, and one every few weeks, we’d actually have uninterrupted service for a whole 24h.

Anyway, tight deadlines.


Blogging was hella easier when I was just journaling about my experiences here in West Africa. I may get back to doing that soon.

Some quick notes: WordPress 2.7 is the love. We now have an internet connection in our apartment. I am on a social media kick. And everyone in Benin keeps congratulating me on Obama’s victory. As if it’s a personal victory that I somehow brought about all by myself.

Also, what do you think of the new theme?  I’m debating whether to keep it or just hack something together myself.