Awesome Quirk showreel and a little family mention

Quirk published an awesome showreel video a couple days ago and we watched it for the first time today. Its an inspiring and really well produced video:I got a medium sized thrill at about 0:30 when I saw my brother, Asher, in the video. He is the guy on the right in this scene:My brother…

Missing Link sent me a Broken Bum care package, thank you @presorockgods

You may have read that I injured myself last week. It turned out that the "bruise" was a little more severe than I thought. The thoughtful folks over at Missing Link sent me a little care package to help speed up my recovery and I just had to say "thanks"!To ensure my injury wasn't in…

Ster Kinekor versus the Twitterati

The new Ster Kinekor website is an old story already and a lot has been written about its pros and cons. I got back into the story yesterday when someone behind the Ster Kinekor Twitter account engaged with me when I tweeted about my frustration with the site. What followed was some engagement with Ster…

3 different video chat services, 3 interesting approaches

I was just watching the recent Facebook video calling announcement and the ad for video calling is at the end of the announcement video. It struck me as a little like the Apple ads so I found ads from Facebook, Apple and Google for their video calling services. Aren't the different tones interesting?Facebook video calling:Apple…

Standard Bank employee: Listen to me!

I popped into Standard Bank's Norwood Mall branch to reset a card's PIN and was standing behind a clearly anxious woman in the queue. I overheard she needed help with a Marketlink account and was told to wait in the Enquiries queue for help. There were two people in Enquiries helping customers ahead of her…

Social networks: Twitter versus Facebook

I've been thinking about Twitter as a social network a little the last few days. I don't really see it as a coherent social network and certainly not something which could go toe to toe with Facebook, or could it?I put these two primitive infographics together this evening representing my incomplete thoughts about how Twitter…
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