Make the hard choice, get worked up about inspiring stories

People get really worked up about crap which doesn’t deserve nearly as much attention as it receives. That crap usually comprises people making stupid comments about things and everyone else taking deep personal offence. What follows is a Twitter mob that lacks perspective. This story on the SouthAfrica Instagram profile is an awesome item which…… Continue reading Make the hard choice, get worked up about inspiring stories

Don't use that ATM, there is a snake trapped in it!

This one is a little weird and very possibly the result of some cruel human act:This (understandably angry) snake was found at a Caja Madrid bank Monday morning. The snake tried to attack bank patrons until the manager released the slitherer.Police aren’t sure how the snake became stuck in the machine, but they suspect that…… Continue reading Don't use that ATM, there is a snake trapped in it!

A little perspective on the iPhone 4s

Apple’s iPhone 4s announcement was accompanied by some particularly fickle commentary on Twitter. The criticism basically came down to a bunch of armchair critics complaining because the iPhone that was announced was not a full version number higher than the pretty awesome iPhone 4 but was a measly iPhone 4s. I am sure it was…… Continue reading A little perspective on the iPhone 4s

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…… Continue reading Ster Kinekor versus the Twitterati

Why TechCentral's Google+ review is the worst I've read

Craig Wilson has written the worst Google+ review I have read so far. This isn’t because the review is critical of Google+ or questions whether it has what it takes to compete with Facebook and Twitter, but because the review is factually inaccurate in some respects, misleading in others and reads a little like Wilson…… Continue reading Why TechCentral's Google+ review is the worst I've read