Sunday, May 31, 2009

Photo of the day

St. James Cathedral

Saturday, May 30, 2009

How to add a LinkedIn button to your profile page

I recently joined LinkedIn, a network of professionals.

Something you may want to do, if you have a LinkedIn account (it's free!) is to add a button in your webpage or blog to make it easier for people to see your LinkedIn profile.

Here's how to find the button and code to paste into your site.

1. Go to your Profile page in LinkedIn
2. Click "My Profile"
3. Click on "Edit Public Profile Settings" (on the top right of the page)
4. Click "Promote your profile with customized buttons"
5. Pick a button, copy the code

or easier yet:

Also, make sure your profile is not set to Private. Make it viewable to the world.

For users of Blogger, where to place the button.

In Blogger, you have to go to the Layout tab, click on "Add a Gadget" and add an "HTML/JavaScript" section where you paste the code. Title section is not mandatory.

Photo of the day

Front and Church

Friday, May 29, 2009

My problems are solved!

I received this email from a "MR. Emaka Ojo" sending from a free address in France.

Attention !!

Compliment of the day, This is to informe you that we have a general consensus meeting held with the International Monetary Fund, Ministry of Aviation and Ministry of Internal Revenue which the theme was to settle all outstanding Inheritance/compensation /contract payment Debts.

Your file was among the listed payment file shifted to us, we discovered your email address in our file for the payment. Be informed that your fund was in our custody and good safty and your informations are well noted. In accordance to the engagement agreement with the various Ministries, which we are warned not to tamper with your fund because it was ensured and with insurance pollicy no Bank or any offical has legal right to add or to deduct any value to your fund till it gets to you. We are to save you better and to protect you and your fund from any knid of risk.

Western Union here in Benin Republic has limited transfer rate because of International communities and Anti-Terrorist/Drug Law, so we are permitted to transfer $4,000.00 daily until your total payment are completed. Today,We have remitted $4,000.00 in your name but it has been placed on hold until you reconfirm your contact details to us to avoid wrong delivery. Kindly reconfirm your information to us with below email address: {} immediatly to enable us proceed with the transfer.

Your full name,
Contact address,
Direct tell/fax,
Sex and Age.

As soon as we have the required informations it will take us 8 working hours to sent your details to enable you start withdrawing your fund in any western union office around you.

We await your prompt response.

MR. Emaka Ojo.

Now, what should I do, besides telling them they should learn some proper English?

The wait to get this money due is killing me!

Does anybody still fall for a 419 scam in this day and age? Maybe I should become a scam baiter.

My last day at work

Today is my last day at Visa.

May of you know I worked as a software developer for Visa for 11+ years (since late 1997).

Due to company reorganization, after the IPO last year, and the joining of separate regions into one global company, positions were eliminated. We (my team and I) knew this was bound to happen for some time. In late January we were informed we would start a process of transitioning of information to the teams that would support our apps in the future, and that we would stay only for the few months this process would take. Finally, today is my last day. Many of us are leaving, with no regrets, for it is a great company to work for, and we were given an adequate exit package.

Still, it is sad to let go, and to discontinue day-to-day friendships cultivated for over a decade. It is a sad day, but I look at it as an opportunity.

I will take a little time off to rest, then will start the search for a new job afresh.

If any of you out there knows of somebody in need for a seasoned Web and desktop developer, with experience in SQL-Server and Fox Databases, with C# and N-Tier web development knowledge, and of course a ton of past experience in VFP, please email me. My LinkedIn profile is here.

In the meantime, I'm still here, taking a well-deserved short vacation and honing my photography hobby skills.

See you out there.

Photo of the day

St. Lawrence market - Toronto

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Photo of the day

View of St. James cathedral - Toronto

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Photo of the day

St. Lawrence market

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Photo of the day

Yesterday was Memorial Day in the USA. Shot at the ceremony held in the City of North Miami Beach, Florida.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Photo of the day

Door on an alley off of Colborne Street, east of Yonge. Toronto.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Photo of the day

Flatiron building - Toronto

The building is officially known as the Gooderham Building, but commonly referred to as the Flatiron Building.It predates the Flatiron Buildings in Atlanta (by five years) and New York (by ten years).

Front and back views

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Photo of the day

View from the 38th floor of 1 King W - Toronto

Friday, May 22, 2009

Photo of the day

Spring evening at Dundas Sq.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Photo of the day

I just returned from a week in Toronto. The photos posted in the past few days were posted previously. Now I am starting to process the tons of photos shot in Canada.

Toronto is a beautiful town, one of my favorites. This is my sixth time visiting, though I had not been there for over eight years.

This first shot is a city view from above, from a WestJet B737 prior to landing.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Photo of the day

Miami: downtown view. American Airlines Arena on the left.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Photo of the day

Miami's Design District

Monday, May 18, 2009

Photo of the day

Miami's Design District

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Photo of the day

Miami's Design District

Friday, May 15, 2009

Photo of the day

Bayside Marketplace

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Photography: State fo the SLR Market 2009

Roger at has a great article on the State of the SLR Market - 2009. In it he uses his knowledge and contacts as a digital camera consumer, but with more buying power than most of us (they buy 80-140 SLR lenses a month), and explains why there is a perennial shortage of inventory on some lenses everywhere you look, even at the superstores, and while the prices have gone up so much this year, in the midst of a recession. An excellent read.

Photo of the day

Bayside Marketplace

Monday, May 11, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Photo of the day

Freedom Tower
Downtown Miami

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Friday, May 08, 2009

Photo of the day

More of the effect from yesterday. It does look a little like a toy, doesn't it?

Compare with the original image:

What do you think?

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Photo of the day

Ft. Lauderdale airport

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Monday, May 04, 2009

Photo of the day

Back to playing with special effects. This is a fun effect which I've posted before.

This one is shot at Ft. Lauderdale airport. Hope you like it.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Photo of the day

Reading the racing form.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Photo of the day

Bahamasair Bombardier Dash 8-Q314 landing at Miami International Airport (KMIA)

Friday, May 01, 2009