How Working Enigma’s Wah Dat Trivia Game is a Jamaican Stripe Tease

Ever feel the urge to play a Game of Trivia about Jamaica to pass the time while travelling on a bus on the way to Marking Stone Beach (Deer, 2016, February 3) in Annotto Bay, St Mary?

Then I’d recommend this great game made by Jamaican Developer Working Enigma called Wah Dat which was launched on the Google Play Store on Monday April 25th 2016.

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You may not realize it, but these guys, whom I’d previously mentioned in another article about Developers in Jamaica (Deer, 2014, August 12) are the ones behind the runaway hit Pan Chicken Dash that was launched back in June 2015. They seem to have faltered a bit with their follow up Grape Escape, which only got downloaded between 50 to 100 times since launch in January 2015.

However, I’ve been testing out Wah Dat and I’ll be the first to tell you, they seem to be onto something here. Already, they’re racked up between 400 to 500 installs and only three (3) days have passed since launch! Also, my peeps in Swallowfield love the game.

So the sky’s the limit for their latest game Wah Dat. So what is Wah Dat?

How to play Wah Dat – Add Jamaican Flavour to Spin the Bottle

The aim of the game, as the patios title suggests is to try to guess the words on the screen within the time allotted. Simply run the App on your tablet or smartphone. Then hand it to your friend to hold above their head. You then ask the questions based on what you see appear on the screen.

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If your friend gets it right, they tilt the tablet or smartphone down to mark it as correct. They can pass, however, by tilting the tablet up, fielding another question or passing it on to someone else to take a shot.

However, these aren’t your ordinary set of words; these are mostly Jamaican phrases that put you knowledge of Jamaican and Caribbean culture to the test. In fact, if you ever wanted to prove to your friend that you’re from the Caribbean or you really vacationed in Jamaica with real Jamaicans, this App is the Jamaican Lie detector to suss out those Jamaican wannabees who don’t know Vybz Kartel different from La Lewis.

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Categories such as Reggae, Dancehall and even patios words will have you realizing that maybe, maybe you’re not as Jamaicans as you thought. The game get regular updates from the Working Enigma Team with the most recent categories being added being Sports, Places and Famous Jamaican People with more subtitles.

The music is also great and allows you to put on your headphones and trip thorough the Reggae and Dancehall music as your burn time on your commute with you friend or your annoying little siblings in the back of the car.

Based on the word on the street with my peeps in my community in the Hidden Village of Swallowfield, the Jamaican trivia game Wah Dat is an App that simple to use and really makes games like Spin the Bottle or even a modified version of Truth or Dare more Jamaican.

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Working Enigma seems to have re-discovered the mojo that they had that lifted Working Enigma from obscurity when the Pan Chicken Dash with the crazy faces was a hit with casual smart phone toting types.

Expect to see Wah Dat becoming a party favourite this Summer of 2016 when the House Party Season kicks off.

Here’s the link:

Wah Dat

Pan Chicken Dash

Grape Escape

References:

  1. Deer, L. (2014, August 12). How BYOD trend in Jamaica requires Local Jamaican Developers for Enterprise and Corporate Apps. Retrieved from  http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2014/08/how-byod-trend-in-jamaica-will-require.html
  2. Deer, L. (2016, February 3). JA$250 million TPDCO’s Beach Upgrade Programme sees Lyssons Beach and Marking Stone become Public Beaches. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2016/02/03/ja250-million-tpdcos-beach-upgrade-programme-sees-lyssons-beach-and-marking-stone-become-public-beaches/

 

 

 

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How Google Play Music will allow Podcast Streaming for Podcast Publishers

Google Play Music, that streaming service that allows you to stream up to 50,000 songs (Deer, 2015, February 25) from your own personal cloud, has finally gotten with the latest trend; podcasting.

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As of Monday April 18th 2016, US and Canadian Android users (Ngo, 2016, April 18) can stream podcasts. So says their Google’s Android blog article Welcome to Google Play Music Podcasts, which also states that users can now:

  • Browse contextual lists of podcasts
  • Manually search by name for their favourite podcasts they like
  • Opt to have the latest episodes downloaded automatically
  • Receive notifications as to when new episode are released

But wait, there’s more for podcast creators.

Google Play Music streaming podcasts – Podcasters rejoice as Publishing means revenue for podcasting

Google Play Music also has a platform for publishing you podcasts.

Google it seems, harbours ambitions of becoming a YouTube of podcasting, as they’ve also included a platform for content creators (Lardinois, 2016, April 19), allowing you to publish podcasts. As with Content publishing (Deer, 2015, September 16), publishing podcasts requires that you have a Paypal Account (Deer, 2015, September 9) and a VPN (Deer, 2016, January 24) to allow you to publish as if you’re in the US of A.

You can already publish podcasts on your own blog by uploading it to Reverbnation or even SoundCloud (Deer, 2016, April 1), hosting it on your Blogger or WordPress blog. Then you promote it via posting and advertising on Facebook or Twitter or even shorten it using a bitly.com URL shortener (Deer, 2015, June 8) and share it via ad in your local newspaper.

If podcasting is your thing, be it listening to podcasts or creating them then this latest development is obviously something that you’ll love. Sharing is caring so share this latest developement with a friend!

Here’s the link:

Publishing platform for Podcasts

Welcome to Google Play Music Podcasts

Reference:

  1. Deer, L. (2015, February 25). How to stream 50,000 Free Songs from your Google Play Music Locker to your smartphone. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/50000-free-music-google-play-music-android-apple/
  2. Deer, L. (2015, June 8). How Jamaicans can make Money from Referral Websites. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/jamaicans-money-referral-websites-2/
  3. Deer, L. (2015, September 16). How Jamaicans can make money online – Content Blogging and Writing Books. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/09/16/content-blogging-and-writing-books/
  4. Deer, L. (2015, September 9). How Jamaicans can make money online – Setting up a Paypal Account. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/how-jamaicans-can-make-money-online-setting-up-a-paypal-account/
  5. Deer, L. (2016, April 1). How SoundCloud Go partnership with Major Labels pits them against Apple Music, Spotify and Pandora. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2016/04/01/how-soundcloud-go-partnership-with-major-labels-pits-them-against-apple-music-spotify-and-pandora/
  6. Deer, L. (2016, January 24). How Jamaicans can make money online using Free VPN. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2016/01/jamaica-free-vpn-make-money-online.html
  7. Lardinois, F. (2016, April 19). Google brings podcasts to Google Play Music. Retrieved from http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/18/google-brings-podcasts-to-google-play-music/
  8. Ngo, D. (2016, April 18). Google Play Music adds podcasts to the mix. Retrieved from http://www.cnet.com/news/google-play-music-now-does-podcasts-too/

 

 

 

How to make Soda Bottle shaped Glow-in-the-Dark Gummy Soda or Fruit Juice

Americans may have stopped drinking Sodas with artificial sugar (Deer, 2016, April 4) in favour of Fruit juices (Deer, 2016, January 3) but this latest trend may reverse that mindset.

How to make Soda Bottle shaped Glow-in-the-Dark Gummy Soda or Fruit Juice (1)

YouTube channel AwesomeDisneyToys has made soda cool again by making it into jello form (Kooser, 2016, April 6) in the shape of the bottle the soda came in. scope out the videos below that give details on how to make almost any flavor of soda be it Coca-Cola or Sprite or even fruit juices, Drinks mix or even Ice Cream (Deer, 2016, March 19) into a jello copy of the original.

So how do you make soda into jello in what may be the next big Summer of 2016 trend!?

How to make Soda into Jello – Add Schweppes to have it glow in the dark

The technique is fairly straightforward:

  1. Pour the soda into a pan on the stove top
  2. Add unflavored gelatin
  3. Mix it up
  4. Heat it on low
  5. Cut a slot into the side of the bottle and reseal with Duct tape
  6. Pour the liquid back into the plastic soda bottle
  7. Place it in the fridge until it sets
  8. Cut the bottle off

Here’s more videos explaining the technique for other types of soda.

You can add honey to sweeten to support Jamaica’s bee Farmers (Deer, 2015, December 18) and Schweppes Tonic Water to make it glow in the dark with the help of UV Lamps.

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Voila, an exact replica of you soda or any drink for that matter in Gummy form! You can use soda or even fruit juices with this technique in straws or smaller form to get gummy Worms (Deer, 2014, August 8) making this a great way to start at-Home candy business.

Here’s the link:

YouTube channel AwesomeDisneyToys

Reference:

  1. Deer, L. (2014, August 8). How to make Glow-in-The-Dark Gummy Bears and Gummy Worms – No Artificial Sweetener or Animal Cartilage Required. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2014/08/how-to-make-glow-in-dark-gummy-bears.html
  2. Deer, L. (2015, December 18). Jamaican Honeybees and American FoulBrood Disease – How the Ministry of Agriculture ban on Imported Honey protects local Agriculture Industry. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2015/12/Jamaica-American-FoulBrood-Disease-honey-bees.html
  3. Deer, L. (2016, January 3). How Gracekennedy Aloe Vera Sinkle Bibles American Health Drinks in 2016. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2016/01/03/gracekennedy-aloe-vera-american-health-drinks/
  4. Deer, L. (2016, March 19). How to make Glow-In-The-Dark Foska Oats, Guinness Lasco Wray and Nephew Rum Ice Cream. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2016/03/Glow-In-The-Dark-Foska-Oats-Guinness-Lasco-Wray-Nephew-Rum-Ice-Cream.html
  5. Deer, L. (2016, April 4). How the Chinese are not to blame for Sugar Cane Demise as Sugar Cane replacement needed. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2016/04/chinese-Suga-Cane-Demise.html
  6. Kooser, A. (2016, April 6). Bizarre-trend alert: Soda you can slice. Retrieved from http://www.cnet.com/news/bizzare-trend-alert-soda-you-can-slice/

Why self-made millionaires are attracted to optimists and avoid pessimists

“Self-made millionaires are very particular about who they associate with. You are only as successful as those you frequently associate with. The rich are always on the lookout for individuals who are goal-oriented, optimistic, enthusiastic, and who have an overall positive mental outlook”

Author Thomas C. Corley in his book Change Your Habits, Change Your Life

Ever wonder why rich people may not want you in their circle? I don’t really mind, as I’m not particularly fond of their views on many issues.

But research done author Thomas C. Corley of the 2010 best selling self-help book on Amazon titled Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals suggests that they may not like my vibes either.

Turn out they’re repelled by people (Elkins, 2016, April 10) with negative outlooks on life i.e. pessimists. First, before you continue reading, take a look at the image below and write down the first thing that comes to mind.

Half-empty glass

If you say it half-empty or half full, you’re a pessimist. Optimists are more concerned with what in the glass and how they can make money from selling it.

In his book Change Your Habits, Change Your Life, author Thomas C. Corley points out that 86% of self-made millionaires in his study make it a habit to associate with like-minded individuals.

So pessimists are not high on their priority of friendships as it can determine success of a risky venture as noted by Mr. Corley, quote: “Long-term success is only possible when you have a positive mental outlook”.

Pessimists are toxic – Smile more and attract a millionaire

Interestingly this is the same conclusion journalist Napoleon Hill came to in his 1937 bestseller Think and Grow Rich, quote: “Men take on the nature and the habits and the power of thought of those with who they associate.  There is no hope of success for the person who repels people through a negative personality”

The self-made millionaires tend to limit their exposure to such people to quote author Thomas C. Corley: “They also make a point to limit their exposure to toxic, negative people”. This is a distinct trait of the wealthy as often, they emulate the people they associate themselves.

So think positive and smile more, something very hard to do in these hard economic times in Jamaica. This as it’ll attract more like-minded optimists with a few millionaires thrown in for good measure.

Here’s the link:

Napoleon Hill’s 1937 bestseller Think and Grow Rich

Thomas C. Corley’s Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals

Thomas C. Corley’s Change Your Habits, Change Your Life

References:

Elkins, K. (2016, April 10). A man who studied rich people for 5 years found that they avoid one type of person. Retrieved from http://www.businessinsider.com/rich-people-avoid-negative-people-2016-4

Where Jamaica Carnival 2016 will be travelling towards Mas Camp

Today, Sunday April 3rd, 2016, is the day of the Jamaica Carnival Road March and the Bacchanal Jamaica Carnival Road March. Already most of the revellers are out in full force since this morning in their costumes (Deer, 2016, January 10) to be trippin’ down the Road.

Where Jamaica Carnival 2016 will be travelling towards Mas Camp (2)

The judging of the costumes (The Jamaica Gleaner, 2016, April 3) will take place at 3 p.m. when the bands pass Devon House on Waterloo Road. A total of 100 points are there for the taking:

  • 90 from judges
  • 10 from Social Media

The costumes will be judged based on:

  • Creativity of the design
  • Artistic quality
  • Craftsmanship
  • Presentation of the costume by the revellers
  • Durability of costume
  • Uniformity of the costume section
  • Overall visual impact of the section as a group

Thus orderly conduct by the Uptowners (is that possible while getting on bad?) will be needed to win points, with losses being due to straying out of your section. Their costumes must be intact during the two minutes of presentation to the judges. Anybody caught whining in a sexual manner will lose points (again, is this possible while getting on bad?)

And the prizes?

  • Best Costume Trophy
  • Spirit of Carnival Trophy

The wining section will see the participants receiving gift vouchers that’ll give them 5% off costume purchases come 2017, when Jamaica Carnival will be relaunched. Clearly, participating in Jamaica Carnival in your Best Costume and enjoying the camaraderie of your group members is the true Spirit of Carnival.

So what is the route of Jamaica Carnival Road March and the Bacchanal Jamaica Carnival Road March?

Jamaica Carnival Road March Route – Lord of Rings Quest was way easier than this

Well, there will be some road closures (Grizzle, 2016, April 3) to facilitate the revellers now being mowed down by motorists as follows:

  • Arthur Wint Drive
  • Mountain View Avenue (from the top of Arthur Wint Drive, heading north)
  • Old Hope Road
  • Hope Road (from Matilda’s Corner, heading south)
  • West Kings House Road
  • East Kings House Road
  • Waterloo Road
  • Constant Spring Road (from the intersection of East Kings House Road to Half-Way Tree Square)

Here’s a map of the route (The Jamaica Gleaner, 2016, April 3) and expect some congestion at the intersections as the Carnival Trucks and their party of Revellers make their way towards Mas Camp on the most convoluted route that’s sure to tire many.

Where Jamaica Carnival 2016 will be travelling towards Mas Camp (1)

The revellers start at 10 a.m. at Mas Camp the travel through Old Hope Road, Hope Road and on to Lady Musgrave to the lunch stop on Lady Musgrave Road. Once they’re filled they then continue along Trafalgar Road to Waterloo Road. Here are a few pictures of what the revellers look like.

Where Jamaica Carnival 2016 will be travelling towards Mas Camp (3)

Then they’re off to West Kings House Road, turning on Constant Spring Road, and on to Hope Road. They’re actually making their way back to Mas Camp, turning along Trafalgar Road, by taking a shortcut along Lady Musgrave to Seaview Avenue. Eventually they cross Old Hope Road on to Mountain View Avenue and follow the road all the way back to Mas Camp at the National Stadium on Arthur Wint Drive.

Trust me, you have to be physically fit, wearing comfortable shoes and willing to go all out on your costume (Grizzle, 2016, April 3) to truly enjoy Jamaica Carnival 2016. As for me, I’m waiting on the boatload of pictures of the revellers that’s sure to hit Social Media once the fun is over.

References:

  1. Deer, L. (2016, January 10). Bacchanal Jamaica reveals the designs for their Carnival Jamaica 2016 Costumes. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/bacchanal-jamaica-reveals-the-designs-for-their-carnival-jamaica-2016-costumes/
  2. Grizzle, S. (2016, April 3). Traffic Changes For Carnival. Retrieved from http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/entertainment/20160403/traffic-changes-carnival
  3. The Jamaica Gleaner. (2016, April 3). See Where Bacchanal Jamaica’s Road March Is Heading. Retrieved from http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/entertainment/20160403/see-where-bacchanal-jamaicas-road-march-heading
  4. The Jamaica Gleaner. (2016, April 3). Judging Of Road March Costumes Return. Retrieved from http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/entertainment/20160403/judging-road-march-costumes-return
  5. Grizzle, S. (2016, April 3). Useful Tips For Road March Today. Retrieved from http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/entertainment/20160403/useful-tips-road-march-today