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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#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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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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Nintendo 3DS Launch: South Africa

Hans and the Nintendo 3DSThe Nintendo 3DS was officially launched last night in South Africa.

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!

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Nintendo 3DS in South Africa: ‘Live Blog’

Nintendo 3DSThis 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.

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U2 360° Tour: a look behind the scenes

Hans - U2 360 Behind the ScenesSouth Africans are a buzz. One of the world’s biggest rock bands is performing on South African soil.

That’s right folks U2 is here  and, believe it or not (I still cannot), I was privileged enough to crack an elusive invitation to an exclusive behind the scenes look at the inner workings of the U2 360° Tour.

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An Optimist, Pessimist & Realist on the month of Love

Optimism vs Pessimism vs Realism

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UMFANA: the story of a boy

Umfana - The Story of a Boy (Poster)I have always had a passion for the creative arts. Yet, I have never taken any of my interests further than merely calling them hobbies. In that respect, I have subdued these pastimes to menial expressions of creativity for when boredom strikes. Which leads me to the point of this post.

In December I was fortunate enough to be blessed with an Apple MacBook Air. My very first Apple computer. All who know of Apple are aware that this is the brand synonymous with photo, video and sound production. Today, I decided to put the aforementioned stereotype to the test.

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