10 Months Ago

10 Months Ago

The last time I updated my blog in a personal capacity was 10 months ago. This is after I swore to update on a regular basis. Well, I did update… Just not my personal blog.

Over the last ten months I have been developing and dedicating resources to Vamers. I post weekly about anything and everything that interests me from a geek popular culture, video game and technology perspective. Hence the lack of posts here on my personal blog.

I still think about my personal blog and I am saddened that I have let it sink into cyber decay.

I can change this lull though. How long will this refreshed resolve last? Only time will tell.

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Cables? You’re Doing It Wrong

Cables? You’re Doing It Wrong

Apple have changed the dock connector on the new iPhone 5. It is not that big of a deal.

Every electronic device that is sold today comes standard with a cable of some kind to enable charging and/or syncing of the device.

I quite like the Lightning connector.

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MWEB’s Subtle Dig at Telkom’s Service

MWEB’s Subtle Dig at Telkom’s Service

For the last two years I have enjoyed Uncapped and Unshaped Internet from MWEB. The only downside is that our line rental is still held with Telkom – an aspect I am currently in the process of changing.

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Paris in Motion

Paris in Motion

Paris in Motion is a spectacular stop-motion video of scenic locations throughout Paris set to the hauntingly beautiful ‘Angel’ by Massive Attack.

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Who is your Daddy?

Who is your Daddy?

Everyone knows of the infamous phrase: “I’ll be back”. It is one that is inextricably linked to Arnold Schwarzenegger and his portrayal of a cyborg assassin in the 1984 movie The Terminator. 

The thing about Arnold is that his acting skills have never really been very good.

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Business in the Front, Party in the Back!

Business in the Front, Party in the Back!

I hail from the small town of Benoni. The same prestigious little place that the gorgeous blonde bombshell’s Charlize Theron and Charlene Woodstock originate from. Of course, that is not all that Benoni is known for.

Other than Benoni’s landmark mine dumps and scenic lake-view vista’s, the small little town is renowned for people who religiously choose to continuously dress like they are stuck in an episode of MacGuyver.

Their most notable trademark? The “Benoni Pony” – also known as a ‘mullet’.

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Music Monday: ‘Crystallize’

Music Monday: ‘Crystallize’

Last week I discovered one of the most interesting and beautiful songs I have heard in a long time.

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I’m Back Again

Six months. That is how long I have neglected my blog. This was not meant to be the plan for 2012. 2012 was supposed to be the year of the blog for me. Alas, other priorities continuously took preference over sitting down and writing. I want this rut to change, I want to write. All I need to do now is, well, to do it.

I’m back, again.

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Masters Submitted.

Masters Submitted.

Today, I officially submitted my Masters thesis.

I am finally done.

I almost shed a tear before leaving the local PostNet. It felt like I was leaving behind a part of myself. I was suitably, and still am, a bit emotional about it.

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The One Who Changed The World

The One Who Changed The World


“Three Apples changed the world: One seduced Eve, One awakened Newton and One fell into the hands of Steve Jobs”

Steve Jobs has passed away.

My sincerest condolences to his family.

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September… wherefore art thou?

September… wherefore art thou?

 

I promised to update biweekly and then I neglect to upload a single post for the month of September 2011. An entire 30 days of inactivity.

I am in the final stretch for my Masters. Almost done. Just a few more weeks… so please bear with me.

Until the next time Milieunairs!

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#iPhoneographySA Exhibition

#iPhoneographySA Exhibition

South Africa’s very first iPhoneography exhibition is taking place on Thursday 1st September 2011.

For those who do not know, iPhoneography is the process of taking and editing photographs with only the use of an Apple iPhone.

A few weeks ago, I submitted some of my photographs for the exhibition.

I got in.

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Fingertip to Keyboard

Fingertip to Keyboard

I have given some thought as to why I do not blog as much as I used to. The most simple and least complex answer would be that I just do not have the time.

This stems from the fact that I am continuously working on my Masters thesis, which requires me to write and think, sometimes even simultaneously, for hours and hours at a time.

As such, the amount of time needed to create posts that are, in my opinion, worthy of being published, take too many productive hours from my day. It is a poignant but valid fact.

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Win with Vamers

Vamers: Stay. Read. Play

I have not officially or formally announced it, but I have started my very own video games and technology based website called Vamers.

I soft launched the site in June 2011 and I have been attempting to populate it with content ever since (along with a few other able writers). I do plan to officially launch the site in September 2011, preferably on Spring Day, and will have a Gears of War 3: Epic Edition competition to go along with it. So be sure to keep a keen eye out for future ‘Win with Vamers’ posts.

Since I own Vamers I will do some cross posting on Hans’ Milieu from time to time. In fact, this post is the very first cross post of that nature.

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The Five Month Hiatus

I am flabbergasted that the last time I updated Hans’ Milieu was just under five months ago. In fact, I am appalled that I have neglected you – my fellow readers and the blog itself, which I regard as the online extension of my living entity – for so long.

So much has happened over the last several months that it would be almost impossible to detail it all in a single post. I will eventually get to updating my milieu, but until then here is a brief account of the major events that have transpired:

  • I am another year older.
  • I have almost finished my Masters – something I am both excited and anxious about.
  • I am a now Mac user – who would have thought?!
  • I have made wonderful new friends.
  • I have grown stronger emotionally, mentally and, most importantly, spiritually.
  • I am still single.
  • The Upper Palatte is making a glorious return – beginning again in August.
  • I have started a website for video games and technology: Vamers - officially launching in October.
  • One of my Tweets went viral.
  • I am committed to going from Flab to Fab by December this year – just in time for Summer.

I will attempt to update as often as possible, at least once a week from this day forward, but my education comes first. So until my Masters is complete I will be unable to update as frequently as I would like. Only a few months to go!

Until the next time Milieunairs!

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