Category: Creative expression

  • A weekend away at The Westcliff

    Gina and I won an overnight stay at The Westcliff hotel for Valentines Day. We don’t really celebrate Valentines Day because we have a much more significant day we celebrate, namely our wedding anniversary which is on the 12th of February. That pretty much made the weekend more of an anniversary weekend than a Valentines […]

  • Twisted cables

    My theme today is “Twisted Cables” and I got some interesting results. I edited the photos with Picasa (I was going to use Aperture but couldn’t figure out how to do anything). This photo is the one of the ones I like the most from the batch:

  • Learning how to take better photos

    I realised that my camera, a Canon Powershot SX100 IS which I bought in Japan in July/August 2008, has a lot more functionality that I realised. I’ve started learning how to use it better and that largely includes playing around with many of the manual or semi-automated settings which I have pretty much skipped over […]

  • A case for Firefox

    You either have to love or run screaming from the hype cycle these days, particularly when it comes to Google and its products. We’ve seen it with hype over Chrome OS (which I regard as very limited), Google Docs (in the context of it being a Microsoft Office killer), Gmail and more. In some cases […]

  • Ster Kinekor's flashy but useless website

    The Ster Kinekor website is an example of where design and functionality part ways and only occasionally meet up again to bum smokes off each other. The site is practically all Flash with an excuse for an ecommerce engine somewhere in the background. It looks very pretty and makes swooshing noises when you do stuff […]

  • Notify: a handy tool for Web mail users

    I came across this great email tool from Vibealicious a little while ago which works nicely if you have a preference for Web mail apps like Gmail, Google Apps mail and other Web-based email services. Notify takes the form of an email notifier which Gmail Notifier users will be familiar with (it works similarly). One […]

  • Google ChromeOS: I just don't get it

    Google Chrome OS attracted a huge amount of attention and continues to do so. As you may know it is a Linux-based operating system developed largely by Google and which will be released in about a year. It is touted as the next Next Big Thing and, like many Google products, it will apparently solve […]

  • The way we live next according to Nokia

    Nokia invited me to be part of a Joburg-based focus group based on its event in Finland titled “The Way We Live Next 3.0” which took place in the last few days. Its video pretty much sets the atmosphere for the event and presents a number of exciting possibilities for future mobile devices: Rich Mulholland […]