Diary of a Geek started out in 2010 as a meeting point for technology enthusiasts with especial focus on Nigeria. Technology is very much the first love of our readers and has been the focus of the blog. But over time, there have been an increasing demand for a more inclusive and wider range of… Read more “Diary of a Geek” Rebrands!
According to an article on This Day Live, Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), the registry for .ng domain names, has reduced the price of registering a second level .ng domain name by 97% to NGN 15,000. That is equivalent to about $95 USD. Previously, the group had been charging NGN 500,000, or $3,165 per year,… Read more Nigeria slashes second level .ng registration cost by 97%
Owning a website is the norm nowadays. Whether to showcase yourself or your product, most people seem to have a reason (or more!) to own one. However, not many are willing to pay for this service. If you are among this category of penny pinchers, you are in luck. I know just what you need –… Read more Create Free Websites Using Your Dropbox Account
WordPress is an open source and free blogging software. Two variants abound; WordPress.com WordPress.com are blogs hosted by the company that gave us WordPress, Auttomatic. Recommended to beginners with little knowledge of what goes on behind the scene of this blogging platform. Features – WordPress.com is the safer way to go. There are a lot… Read more How To Secure Your WordPress Blog – Part 1
I run a startup web hosting reseller company with a sizeable number of premium and free accounts. Running a web hosting business can be challenging but interesting too. You get to hear varied complaints. About 3 weeks ago, a client called me up, complaining about mails that were being sent from addresses purportedly from his… Read more Email Spoofing
The use of “www” in website addressing will make a comeback with new top level domain names. Type in any correctly configured domain name and you don’t need to include www. Technically www is merely a subdomain, that is why you usually see ads that just promote something like DNW.com instead of www.DNW.com. People know… Read more The Return of WWW
Nairaland.com is probably the most visited forum in Nigeria. Interested in starting up yours? You just might be the one to upseat Nairaland, and for free too! Probably the best platform you can start your forum on is Simple Machines Forum (SMF). It is free and very secured. But most importantly, the process involved in… Read more Start Your Own “Nairaland” For FREE!!!
I am often asked whether it’s recommended that a person buy the .net and/or .org domain names when they purchase a .com domain name. In my opinion, the simple answer is yes if you are going to develop your brand name, but no if you aren’t. While it’s nice for a publisher to own other… Read more Should You Buy the .Net or .Org to Protect the .Com?
What Is A Blog? It’s quite clear that if you want to make money on the Internet and want to increase the Search Engine Optimisation (S.E.O) of your website then, without question, you absolutely, 1000%, NEED A BLOG! 77% of Internet users read blogs (you are reading ours right now!) and that, right there, is… Read more Why You Need A Blog
In celebration of the one year anniversary of this blog, our hosting provider, arthurwales solutions, is offering our readers FREE subscription to web hosting services with UNLIMITED features for ONE YEAR. You could either register your domain name for only N2,000 and have the web hosting services thrown in for free or you may use… Read more Free UNLIMITED Web Hosting
Running a blog site like the Diary of a Geek is by no means an easy task, especially if you wish to keep churning out quality articles that will positively impact on Nigerians as a whole, locally or in diaspora. Thanks to the efforts of Wale Falade and Eyebeekay (Chief Guest Contributor), we have been… Read more Calling For Guest Contributions
Missed out on a great .com domain name? You just may still get the .co variety. For all practical purposes, .co domains are the same as .com domains; that means they are available to everyone on a first-come, first-serve basis. One of the biggest advantages of the .co domains, besides the fact that they’re similar… Read more .CO Domains – Free Offers