[hackerspaces] Can My Christmas Wish Come To Pass? - HackSpace

Friday Demola demolaboy at gmail.com
Tue Dec 24 15:52:05 CET 2013

Thanks for bringing my mind to that, yes, I could only if there is
someone to show me how to hack.. But based on time difference, like
someone who was teaching me before was living in Poland and we
couldn't connect well.. My traveling to the United States Of America
is not about learning how to hack. I've got a lot of good programmes I
want to study before going back to Nigeria. Anyways, I really
appreciate all the responses, both the negative ones, the insulting
ones and even the encouraging ones..

Thank you all.

Merry Christmas and happy new year in advance.

Hack on
Friday Demola

On 12/24/13, David Venancio de Campos <metabaron at massmulti.org> wrote:
> Hi, check below the answer (not off topic imho) showing another point of
> view.
> On Fri, 2013-12-20 at 11:52 -0800, Friday Demola wrote:
>> Dear HackerSpace,
>>                    My name is Friday Demola, I am a certified blogger and
>> online
>> promoter who is from Lagos, Nigeria. Before I finished my high school
>> in 2007, I prophesied that I want to study in the United States Of
>> America and any time my mates
>> were applying for Jamb, I never felt like registering because I was
>> working hard trying to get the money for my Visa and stuffs; but at
>> the end they were all abortive. After many years of trying, nothing
>> worked out, so I had to stop disturbing myself about traveling abroad.
>> Two years ago  I thought to myself that if I am studying here in
>> Nigeria, I would have graduated by now, but God reminded me that I
>> prophesied something, I didn’t remember what it was, until my Pastor
>> (He has been transferred now) asked me last year about what I am doing
>> concerning my international school, I told him I have stopped it, so
>> he encouraged me not to stop, so I registered for the America
>> DV-lottery the same year and this year 2103 the result came out and I
>> was randomly selected amongst the 150,000 people. I was so excited and
>> after sending my documents to the US consular office in Kentucky, now
>> I am among the 50,000 people that were finally picked.
>> My Visa interview is January 8th, and I need to get all the
>> requirements they requested for.
>> 1. International Passport
>> 2. Attestation Of Birth
>> 3. School certificate
>> 4. Police Records
>> 5. Affidavit
>> 6. Medical check-up report
>> 7. Visa Fee
>> Calculating everything it’s  N111,000  and I have N51,000 now but
>> still looking for the remaining N60,000 so that I can use it to get
>> other requirements.
>> The N60,000 is equivalent to $375
>> The spending of the N51,000 begins tomorrow. My Christmas wish is to
>> get the remaining balance so that I can have a successful Visa
>> interview. I tried reaching my friends to support but they are all
>> prophesying lies upon their heads which is so bad.
>> NB: My aim is to travel to United States Of America, study more about
>> ICT, work and
>> come back to Nigeria and nothing is going to change it.
>> I would be so glad if my wish can come to pass.
>> Thanks so much HS members for taking your time to read my message.
>> Remember there is no way to Peace, Peace is the way
>> Hack On
>> Friday D.
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> I, as a portuguese and french programmer, have quite a lot of remarks:
> - why move to united states while you can learn everything on the net ?
> (btw europe is quite cool too, or asia...)
> - you like hacking mind ? build a hackerspace in your country and study
> from there while sharing your technics with others, that would be good
> for nigeria's autonomy (and yours).
> - money is time, be patient and take it so you're free to do whatever
> you want.
> - I once won some cool stuff by being lucky, like being the 100 000 nth
> client of a ice rink, so maybe your story is true, but we have so many
> scams coming from africa (and not only) that we can't trust this kind of
> message.
> - Of course Peace is the way ! (which direction please?)
> - No need of diplomas to make good and robust stuff.
> (no need to answer, this is just my point of view and nothing will
> change it)
> Friendly,
> --
> David Venancio De Campos /// meta-B
> PGP Public Key (so you can encrypt a file for me) :
> http://david.venancio.free.fr/files/metabaron_pub.txt

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