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Back in the Confessional…

March 4, 2011


Why does it feel like a session in the church’s confessional whenever you get back into blogging after a prolonged period of absence? “WordPress forgive me for have been absent. It’s been two months and several days since the last time I posted. I have dishonored you by worshipping other social media sites. I have […]

Plugging away at the Starbucks

December 22, 2010


There’s a line in The Grand Spectacular’s riff on hipsters, Being a dickhead is cool, that goes “pluggging on my laptop at the Starbucks down the road”. The song itself is love/hate ode to hipsters in the UK and probably around the world. Today I’ve spent several hours working on my mac at a Starbuck […]

A question of self…

December 8, 2010


  Cover via Amazon For the past couple of months I have been reading varios books on social media (3 in particular): Erik Qualman‘s S   ocialnomics, Mitch Joel‘s Six Pixels of Separation, Damian Ryan and Calvin Jones’ Understanding Digital Marketing, and Brian Solis‘ Engaged (ok this one I am listening to as an audio […]

Getting back into the web game…

December 3, 2010


I have to admit that it has been a while since I coded a web site. I initially learned my HTML and Photoshop skills whilst studying at Stellenbosch University where I completed my Bphil journalism honors degree. What a year I would tell you…or anyone else who has undertaken that degree. To summarize what went […]

Crowdsourcing ideas and solutions…

November 30, 2010


I have to admit that despite its condescending nature I sort of like those Windows 7 TV ads where various problems and issues, encountered by everyday people, are solved by going “to the cloud”. This is of course referencing the latest Windows 7 products and services that are starting to use cloud computing as a […]

Playstation Phone…apparently it’s real!?

October 27, 2010


Engadget has released some pictures of the much talked about Playstation Phone which they say will hit the market “soon”. How soon is not made clear. The phone is expected to use the Android 3.0 OS whilst boasting “a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655, 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, and the screen is in the range of […]

Why the US version of Skins will suck!

October 22, 2010


Living a life in media allows a certain affordance in terms of a number of media outlets available to all. For starters being connected to Netflix streaming, and other online steaming outlets, allows me to be connected to a vast selection of media content that might not be found on American DBS or STV. Lightly put I […]