Showing posts with label BLOG. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BLOG. Show all posts

Saturday, 17 October 2020

#Endsars #End all forms of oppression in Nigeria

 




This is the dawn of a new era in Nigeria 🇳🇬. I’m proud of the Gen Z soro soke generation. 

#End Sars

#End all forms of oppression of the people of Nigeria 

#End bad governance 

#Promote technology 

#Promote security and sanctity of the human life

#Welcome new era


Ola, 

Toronto, ON

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

What is Patent Mining?




Patent mining is a term used in IP portfolio management to describe the process of managing and monetizing patent portfolios by identifying and prioritizing assets within an organization. 

Firms use the process to identify acquisitions that would strengthen existing patent portfolios.

Understanding and unearthing assets within an organization can reveal which technologies to license or sell to generate revenue, or what portfolios to totally abandon to reduce costs. It can reveal your market position and aid strategies to maneuver around envisaged roadblocks. 

The patent mining process also includes identification and prioritizing patentable inventions or ideas within an organization for the purpose of filing patent applications.

The objective of patent mining is often to pinpoint from a large patent portfolio, the highest-rated patent, and those with the likely best claims.



Olajumoke Odepe is a legal copywriter.

This short article was created to serve as a writing sample only. It is not legal advice or a substitute for legal advice on any subject matter. The reader should understand that reading this sample article does not establish any advisory relationship between the writer and the reader.

PC: Colin Behrens, Pixabay

Saturday, 29 August 2020

Chadwick Boseman, RIP



 Rest on Chadwick Omotunleshe Boseman. 

Thanks for the movies that represented us in the superheroes sphere, for the African accent that you used, for fighting for equality while fighting for your life. 

It meant a lot to us to see our black boys and girls sit proudly at the cinemas when Black Panthers’ movie premiered. They saw their superheroes, for the first time, in you. 

Stories matter, you improved our stories. You represented us well. You reduced the negative stereotypes. You did well.

We won’t forget you, Omotunleshe, meaning, our child has improved our status. 

Wakanda forever. 


J.M.


                    

Sunday, 2 August 2020

IF I DON'T DESIGN MY LIFE, SOMEONE ELSE WILL

Plan. schedule. live well
Image by karolina grabowska from pexels

The "design your life" quote below is one of my favorite motivational quotes. It says:

"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. " - Jim Rohn.

I have seen this play out over and over again, I have to be the pilot of my flying times.

I have to take charge of my life and manage it. Otherwise, I will live other people's plans over and over again. Live other people's dreams, over and over again


J.M.
Toronto, 2020

Saturday, 1 August 2020

POETRY IMAGE


Poetry

Friday, 31 July 2020

The world is a book


3 FUN ACTIVITIES TO DO THIS LOCKDOWN SUMMER

5 things to do during the covid lockdown summer. Isolation/Quarantine fun.
Photo credit: Ryan Spencer -Unsplash

I know most of us would rather be touring Europe or vacationing in the Caribbean, but this year's summer brings to us a different kind of flavour. A lockdown flavour. But because we are humans, we are resilient, we enjoy it anyway and make the best use of it.

I always look forward to summer. My go-to activities are going on cruises, visiting multi-cultural food festivals, hiking, taking long walks through downtowns, and picturesque parts of Ontario ( For days, I've daydreamt taking walks around the picturesque town of Banff, AB. 

However, I need to finish touring Ontario first. So many places to see). Last summer, I added travelling around Europe to my summer-go-to-activities list. For me, Europe is all about the walk. Walking through the intricate buildings. Goodness, gracious.

Hubby and the boys love everything water, I do too but I don't swim (I promise, there is an excuse for that.) which has kept me out of so many fun family activities for so long. My lovely friend and partner in the no-swim-life have agreed to partner again with me to enroll in adult swimming classes. While I look forward to it, I hope it does not end up like my adult-skating class. 

So, here are the three fun and safe things to do during this flavorful summer.


1. Turn your backyard into a swimming area

what to do this summer by activepens.com
Photo credit: Silvrwood from Unsplash

While some public swimming pools have reopened, swimmers still have to leave their contact information so they can be traceable. Traceable for what? Traceable in case they had the virus before coming to swim and passed the virus to other swimmers or traceable in case they came in contact with a swimmer who already had the virus. Anyway, If you are someone like me, you'd rather swim in a private pool.

If you have some space at the back of your yard, buying an inflatable swimming pool, small or large, depending on your family size is a good idea this summer. What this affords you, is the un-ending access to swim at will and cool off without end while staying safe. Also because the pool is inflatable, you can do with it as you please after summer.

2. Go backyard camping


things to do this summer.Covid fun. Lockdown fun
Photo credit: Richard Cordones

It was hilarious at first when at the start of the lockdown summer, hubby and the boys built a tent at our backyard. We simulated life at the real camp, just that we had the four of us. It was fun! The boys wanted to play computer games in the tent, so we rounded up our summer camp by glamping.

In your backyard camp, you can choose to cook, choose not to take your bath for a few days, switch off the wi-fi, leave the phones in the house, and camp like you normally do. Now that most countries can congregate with more people, you can invite a family to camp along with yours.

3.  Go tubing


Summer activities in the times of Covid 2020
Photo credit:Jed Villejo - Unsplash

Recently, my family went tubing on the Elora- Fergus grand river and it was a blast. Tubing can be as much a family activity as it can be social. Go tubing these holidays with your immediate family, hopefully on a day where there are not too many people on the river. If other families are tubing at the same time, be sure to practice social distancing.

Do you have more fun things? Do send them my way and I will update this list. I have the best readers ever!

Forever writing,
Jumoke Eniola Odepe
ON, Canada




Wednesday, 29 July 2020

A PRAYER FOR THOSE FLEEING HOME



Lord, i kneel in prayer.
before thee most high.

that you protect all those running from home.

from war-torn countries.
from domestic violence.
from teenage pregnancy.

now.
stuck along thorny paths.

in deserts dry.
waters wild.
oceans high.

between the devil and.
the deep blue sea.
middle of nowhere.

be thee their compass.
lead them by the hand.
have mercy on them. most high.

hold their feeble hands.
strengthen their failing feet.
fortify their weary knees.

fill their hunger.
quench their thirst.
keep them warm.

make them land safely.
make them find peace.
make us find peace.
 
Jumoke Eniola Odepe
Ontario
July 2020





Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Fav quote from Grey's Anatomy



Favorite quotes from Grey's Anatomy

Kids are sticky little things that demand snacks all the time.
Yea kids can ruin your life.
But they also give you a reason to live when life tries to ruin you.

Paraphrased from the medical series - Greys Anatomy

Writer's block

Writer's block


So I let my legs walk me to the park.
To observe people I don't know.

I let the intrigue of not knowing them.
Awaken the writer in me.

Unlock my writer's block.

Jumoke Eniola Odepe
ON

Thursday, 9 July 2020

HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM YOUR BLOG

 

How to make money from your blog on blogger using Google Adsense. What is google adsense?
Photo credit: Vlada Karpovich from Pexels

So you just started a blog out of sheer passion and the need for self-expression, you write away with no intention of making a penny. Well, I have good news for you! You are leaving money on the table! You can make money from your blog.


You can turn that passion into a side hustle or even a full-time job. You can make money by monetizing your blog. While there are diverse ways of monetizing your blog which you will learn as you progress in your journey as a blogger, here, I am going to show you how to monetize your blog by using Google AdSense. 

What is Google AdSense?

Simply explained, AdSense is a way of earning money on your blog by displaying ads next to your posts. Depending on the type of ads that are displayed, you are paid based on user clicks on the ads
or ad impressions.

How to go about monetizing your blog using AdSense

1. Have a few well-written posts on your blogger account before signing up.
2. Sign up for AdSense here.
3. Enter the URL of your blogger account and check the relevant button regarding additional tips.
4. Verify your account.
5. Read the AdSense Terms and Conditions. If you agree, tick I agree.
6. Click Continue to AdSense.

 Now, the next steps sound tricky but stay with me, you will get it.

7. Copy the AdSense code.
8. Before adding the AdSense code to your blog, be sure your page comply with the AdSense program policies
9. Go to your blogger account dashboard and click layout.

layout. how to add adsense code to HTML head tags on blogger

10. Select Add a Gadget
11. From the list, select the HTML/JavaScript gadget.
Make money blogging. How to find the HTML/Javascript of your blog. where to place your adsense code on blogger head tag

12. Paste your AdSense code in the box provided and save.

Your ads will start running when your account is approved.

To create space for your ads. Click layout  then add gadget then AdSense

Add a gadget on blogger. How to add Adsense code to HTML

To set up your payment account

1. Sign in to your AdSense account
2. Select payment
3. Manage payment methods 
4. Add payment method

Happy Earning!!


HOW TO START A FREE BLOG ON BLOGGER

How to create a free blog on blogger
Photo credit: Daria Shevtsova from Pexels


You can create a free blog on blogger in 5 minutes. If you love writing, blogging might be for you. Blogging allows you to have your own personal space to share your thoughts or feelings through writing. It's no longer a secret that you can also make money from blogging.


While there are other blogging platforms that you might want to also consider such as WordPress and Wix, the easy guide below is to create a blog on blogger and you will be writing away in a few minutes.

1. Login to blogger.com here.

2. Sign in with your Gmail account. You can create a Gmail account here.

3. Give a Title to your blog. You can choose whatever title you desire.

5. Click Next.

6. Enter the URL for your blog. This can be similar to what your blog is about. For example, if you will be blogging mostly about fancy shoes, you might be thinking of a URL such as lovelyshoes.blogspot.com. If the URL that you choose is not available, keep trying till you get a prompt that your URL is available.

7. Click Next.

8. Choose your Display name. You can choose whatever display name you desire.

9. Click Finish.

You will be taken immediately to your new blog. Click on Posts. You will be taken to a blank page where you can write your first blog post. After writing your post, don't forget to click publish. 

And there you go! You are now a blogger! Congratulations!


Thursday, 18 June 2020

Graduation backdrop - background

Class of 2020 graduation backdrop.




Use freely and thank us later.

You're welcome.

Designed by Jumoke Eniola Odepe for Activepens.com

Natural Hair - Poetic image

By Jm
Natural hair poetry -activepens.com

Babe, I see you

By Jm

Babe, I saw you this morn' when
Lots of deep conditioning did not
Alter the tenacity of your hair and you
Carelessly, in desperate surrender
Knot it, into a Cantu weave

I see you, I love you, I am you.

Jumoke Eniola Odepe
ON

Friday, 12 June 2020

Electric Tea Kettle Review - Hamilton Beach 40865C 1.7-Liter Glass Kettle

By Jumoke Odepe

Hamilton Beach Glass Electric Tea Kettle
When my last electric tea kettle died, I wanted a functional and affordable electric kettle that was from a good brand, sizeable, and aesthetically appealing. After a few searches, I bought the Hamilton Beach 1.7 Liter Electric Glass Kettle and for over three years now, I have been in love.

Striking Features
  • Illuminating Blue  LED lights 
  • Glass body design
  • Cord-free
  • Pull up lid
  • Automatic shut off
Illuminating Blue  LED lights

The first thing I fell in love with was the beauty of this electric glass kettle. It is made of clear glass and has illuminating blue lights inside that comes on once plugged in. The magnificence of this beauty becomes clear when dark and you switch off your kitchen lights, the soft lights come through and it's just so dreamy.

Glass Body Design

I needed an electric kettle that I could see through without depending on some read lines. The glass body gives it a pretty look and you can see everything going on in the kettle, no secrets! The glass is also solid, I've never dropped mine, but it feels like if it is dropped, it will not break easily.

Cord-Free

I love the ease! You can lift this kettle off its base without the cord following you and messing around behind you. The cord stays with the base, so you lift your kettle and return it to the base when you are done pouring the content without any headaches.

Pull Up Lid

The lid is wide and opens easily which makes it easy to wash. The only thing that I do not like about this electric kettle is that, if you have hard water, there might be a buildup at the base. This however can be rectified by washing the kettle with vinegar and then you are golden.

Automatic Shut-Off

When your water is boiled, the kettle shuts off automatically. If you don't close the lid properly, the water keeps boiling, but if the lid is well closed, once boiled, it shuts off.

In summary, this electric kettle has worked fantastically well for me. It has stayed durable even though I have two young boys who operate it. It heats water up fast and it's extremely easy to clean up. It's worth every dollar spent.

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Tuesday, 9 June 2020

I can't Breathe- image

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Monday, 8 June 2020

A day bridal shopping in Lagos - Lu

By Jumoke Odepe
Bridal Shopping in Nigeria

My name is Lukeman, it's a boy's name so just call me Lu. My parent had wanted a boy so badly and had a name so when I came out as a girl, I got the predestined boy's name anyway. It was day 7 out of my 2 weeks bridal shopping vacation in Nigeria. Tan, my childhood friend, and chief bridesmaid had spoilt me silly. I had just shopped jewelry gift certificates for all my bridesmaids from the Lagos bridal jewelry shops of  Deinte and headed straight for my favorite food joint. In my over 10 years in Canada, the only thing I missed more than family is the food. On my over 15 hour flight from Canada to Lagos, I was encouraged by the thoughts of visiting my food joints. 

Refueled, we drove down to Cornucopia to shop for my engagement beads, Tan and I chatting like Parakeets. We were about turning into Isaac John street when Tan gave me the look, I have always known the look which questions everything I stand for. That look, the look that says, "Hey there is something you are hiding from me!", that look! it bothers me. Before I could ignore and escape, Tan blurted

"don't you think it's time you came back home?" 

I was totally unprepared. I melted in my seat. I traveled over 6,000 miles to recuperate from the effects of my dismissal from work where I was walked out of the premises by my haggard and brutal nin-com-poop British boss! 

My answer might make Tan feel I did not get on in Canada, that I was a looser. But who asks blow-below-the-belt-questions like that? 

I wanted to tell Tan that such discussions wear me out and render my African vacation useless. 

I wanted to say "hmmm... I have no regrets! It's been honey and sugar. My career skyrocketed and I was promoted immediately I joined the company I work for. The kids still know my culture, in fact, they speak my language so well with little effort on my part and I don't miss home one bit. I look back and all my colleagues in Nigeria are at the same spot as I left them, so I don't feel any sense of competition. Morgage and bill payments are just like Nigeria, getting a driver, getting cleaners, getting nannies is exactly like Nigeria so it's been heaven on earth!" 

Instead, I found myself spilling the truth like a child bribed with candy.

But I knew Tan just resigned as director of her multinational, has bag-packed and is all set to leave the country. There's no going back for her now.

TO BE CONTINUED.


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African Time

By Jumoke Odepe
Around May last year, I heard
Four out of us met and
Reasoning together we
Intentionally
Changed the syndrome of the
African time so the
Next event you go, be sure
To arrive on time 'cos with
Immediate effect, that
Meeting that we had, put an
End to the African Time

Which IELTS is required for Canada PR?

By Jumoke Odepe


The General Training IELTS English Language Test is the most suitable test for the Canada Permanent Resident application. To know more about the 2 types of IELTS tests and the most applicable one for you, read our post on what is the difference between General Training and Academic in IELTS

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