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Are you interested but have never gotten the courage to take the chance or have tried but upbeat by the long learning curve?
First of all, Rome wasn’t built in a day, so you are not to blame. I personally love to create solutions for myself and the other people around me.
I utilize the skills I have to create the solutions. Take for example, by having a HTML, CSS and PHP skills, I’m able to run a web agency which also gives printing and graphics design services. At this agency, I work as the operations manager and leader of the digital department.
Due to business dynamics, there is need to learn a new skill to strengthen my personal portfolio as well as that of the company.
What comes to my mind is developing mobile apps which can solve real life problems. For this I will concentrate on developing Android apps not Windows and iOS, due to my target consumers. Since am not a fan of Java, I chose to go Hybrid way because at least I wouldn’t have to learn a lot, I will port my HTML, CSS, PHP and SQL knowledge to reach my target. Additionally, I would have a chance of compiling my mobile app code, for other platforms as well we grow without investing money for another developer yet the client’s budget is too low.
Recently I posted about setting up the Android Hybrid App development environment article, to let you know how practically it’s easy to get started.
Right now, am creating my own App, which will be used for personal finance book keeping, with features such as automatic notification a few days towards loan date expiry, loan amortization and so much more as time may allow. I hope to an api and remote storage in the cloud, in future to be able to attract more people to use it.
I think by now, I would have completed developing the app but looking at available resources, couldn’t manage learning one.
Listen I have set 10 days, of researching and studying about JQM. In a few days, I have been able to develop the login and logout screens.
Install Node.js and add it to PATH environment variable ). Confirm installation by running $node –version at command line. I prefer using Windows shell instead of CMD. Because Windows shell executes some linux commands such as ls.
Install Git [Select default settings unless you know what you are doing]
Install Cordava. Open Git Bash or Windows Shell or CMD and run $npm install -g cordava. Confirm installation by running $cordova –version
Install Java Development Kit (JDK).
From Oracle’s website download the Java Standard Edition (Java SE). Add the JDK’s installation path to the PATH environment variables. Usually the location is c:\Program Files\Java\jdk version\bin. Create a JAVA_HOME if it doesn’t exist, setting it’s value to c:\Program Files\Java\jdk version
To confirm if all is well run javac -version.
A while ago I discovered my calling which is about educating or teaching others. Fulfilling my why is not a comfortable zone and I must discover how.
I already set my dream affirmation for what I think is a brilliant goal. First of all, it’s not the only goal I have in regards to improving technology skills and employment opportunities in Uganda. However by analyzing several ideas, I believe it’s the sustainable one than the others. My goal is to teach over 100,000 in Uganda, in 3 years about technology and fallback to monitor progress and impact.
The number looks big especially reflecting to my personal financial ability and the availability of resources.
Courageously, an organisation in Tanzania (http://poweringpotential.org) is using almost 90% of the technology we shall use for our Mobile Digital Hub.
What happens is that we shall use single board computers (Raspberry Pi), connected to a LED Monitor together with a USB Mouse and Keyboard. We shall install a favourable but light linux distro, open office, google chrome and firefox browsers and notepad++ open source software to cut costs. Additionally the project will run on green solar energy, and the trainers will be volunteers. We take this approach so that we can reach as many communities where people can not afford a computer as well as are not in position to pay study fees for computer lessons.
I kindly request for your advise/help in all ways to realize this dream and have people empowered.
Hey! Hope you are doing well.
Today I want to share my thoughts about the idea of now. I’m writing about this because many people in the world are suffering from regrets.
I’m an iron blogger (ibcoco.net). Here everyone of us writes once in a week without limitation of the type of content. You owe 5 euros or a good deed in the community, for every week missed. I currently owe 30 euros for missing 6 times and I don’t want to increase. That would be a bad idea, isn’t it? As of now I would have to be suspended, if I don’t write. To get back in, I would have to settle my debt!
At this point, I want you to pause and ask yourself, what if the world worked this way?
Life is a free gift to all living things, thus it’s worth all the happiness and joy!
How many times how we given it to ourselves or someone else? As I was dozing, dozing on the bed, I wrote to iron blogger facebook group chat, that I won’t be able to write. As a family, everyone was sympathetic because they knew I would be suspended for laziness though for the past week I have been sick!
Suffering from stomach ulcers, is creepy. It reminds you the days you didn’t eat well or starved or skipped visiting a doctor whenever symptoms showed themselves!
I’m lucky am feeling better, after a week of medication, following doctors orders.
This blog wouldn’t come if my team mates didn’t react to my message immediately. They showed compassion and I was encouraged.
This article is a dedication to you my readers and my iron blogger teammates! I appreciate the encouragement you give me and I encourage you to:-
Eat well now!
Work on your dreams now!
Visit a doctor now!
To avoid the punishment of laziness.
Thank you for reading!
Many people from different walks of life ask me this about making an income from blogs or websites. As if everyone is looking at alternative ways of making money. Is it because of the world’s economic recession or the improved level of awareness in the third world countries like Uganda? Before sharing what I know about making money from blogging, I want to say am proud of people like Mark Zuckerberg, Adam D’Angel and many visionaries who implemented social platforms such as facebook.com, quora.com, google.com etc…
Let’s get to it. Continue reading “How to earn from a blog?”
Usually I’m with a laptop trying to do something. I’m either designing a website using WordPress or I’m learning something online or I’m sharing something on social media.
5th February was exceptional. As I spared sometime for me then attended the Unseen me Exhibition and the short film premier of Irreversible.
Before heading to both events I have to add a few hours of coding to some website which is for a actors/actress talent management company, which will be launching anytime towards the end of this coming week. For long I have not been motivated to work on this website but today, I picked the inspiration from a film paper design.
Had my lunch then took off with a boda-boda local name for public motorcycles to Oasis Mall Kampala where the Unseen Me exhibition took place. It was overwhelming the paintings, handmade crafts exhibited as well the hospitality organizers.
After a few hours, proceeded on a short distant walk to Uganda National Cultural Center (National Theatre) to watch a local movie premiere. Very interesting was meeting a few friends and workmates there. But the unforgettable are the new friends, who knew me on facebook but we ended up meeting here in real life. We had a chat with them and some representatives of a certain companies who sponsors of the movie premier. When we entered in the theatre we almost missed the seats due a big number that turned up.
All short films including Irreversible were entertaining, educating and promising of the Ugandan film industry.
Photos to follow.
Thanks for reading.
Woocommerce is one of the most popular plugins for WordPress because it’s used by anyone wants to setup online shop without the need writing a single line of code.
Themes are one of the notable features that come with Woocommerce out of box. It comes with a default theme as well as you can download many out from WordPress.org theme repository and many theme stores online. In fact most of those themes on the WordPress repository and theme stores are fully compatible with WordPress.
Therefore this post is targeting people with custom themes made by themselves or got from somewhere but haven’t come with Woocommerce support.
Let’s start right away!
Go to Appearance -> Edit after logging in to the WordPress Dashboard where Woocommerce is installed.
Look for the functions.php file. For experienced WordPress coders you can create your own site specific plugin. This is where you can add custom code.
Let’s remove a Woocommerce sidebar action.
Use the code below in your themes functions.php or site specific plugin.
remove_action( ‘woocommerce_sidebar’, ‘woocommerce_get_sidebar’, 10 );
Save and reload the front-end of your shop page.
As simple as that.
I’m sitting and procrastinating many ideas which could be important to life of many. It’s not because of laziness however, it’s due to a couple of distractions of which some relate to what I have written in this blog.
Though am happy to be getting somewhere am completely unmoved by the decisions made by some Information Technology experts.
Speaking of Information Technology, do we even know the difference between Computer Science (CS), Computer Engineering (CE) and Information Technology (IT) and the personal responsibilities each calls for?
I think profoundly knowing the differences and responsibilities wouldn’t cost businesses dearly.
Businesses are being robbed off time, creativity, revenue and productivity.
If you’re an I.T expert concentrate on helping the market how to best use the existing systems. Furthermore discover the troubles the market is facing while using these systems. Suggest to the computer scientists and computer engineers who are responsible for developing not only working software and hardware, producing optimized and cost effective solutions is their responsibility as well.
If you are a computer scientist and computer engineer, I would recommend building what you think is a solution unless you are just building a profile to show your level of success, you should surround yourself with I.T experts listen to them and do nothing unless there is concrete research backing the availability of the opportunity or necessity of feature.
Largely time is wasted repeating ourselves. Taking wrong decisions by position ourselves where someone else should be.
Take an example where small web hosters develop their private systems and end up losing business contrary to those who invest money in existing platforms or choosing open source ones.
Cpanel, Plesk and DirectAdmin don’t come free but they have been their forever and are powering over 50Million websites today. Because of their popularity support is readily available at a simple google search. New features are released quite often than it would happen for a company with limited resources.
Opensource platforms like VestaCP and ISPconfig have also picked up, making the entire ecosystem of web hosting stronger with secure, competitive and affordable options.
An Information Technology personnel, Computer Scientist and Computer Engineer each positioned rightfully means awesome world solutions.