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.Read More
Paris in Motion is a spectacular stop-motion video of scenic locations throughout Paris set to the hauntingly beautiful ‘Angel’ by Massive Attack.Read More
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.
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’.
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.Read More
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.
“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.
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!Read More
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.
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.
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.
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!Read More
I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to attend and be one of the first people in the country to play with Nintendo’s latest portable device.
My first hands-on impressions of the Nintendo 3DS and a general overview of the spectacular launch party are right after the jump!Read More
This evening I have the opportunity of attending the official launch of the Nintendo 3DS in South Africa. Since it is a private event, which is not open to the public, I have decided to try something different.
For the first time I will attempt to “Live Blog” the event as it happens – from 18:00 (6pm) GMT+2. Please bear in mind that I have never done anything like this before. So it remains to be seen whether or not this will be a “hit or miss” endeavour. Nevertheless, I look forward to your feedback.
If you are interested, the Live Blog is right after the jump.Read More
Two poems in one week? Who would have thought!
If you are interested, my latest poem is featured right after the jump.Read More