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 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
Dear fellow gamers,
I am currently in the process of completing my Masters thesis, which involves performing research into better understanding the social experience of online video gaming, particularly as a new arena for socialisation, from a uniquely South African perspective.
However, in order to do so, I need your help.Read More
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.
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.Read More
Over the last year I have grown quite fond of the way my blog looks. Nevertheless, I felt it was time for a slight refresh. Just a bit of a nip and tuck, here and there, to improve your user experience. It is, after all, all about you. Well the blog is about me but without you, it would cease to exist.
So today I decided to give a slight makeover to Hans’ Milieu.
Well there go my 2010 New Years Resolutions.
Yes, I have been quite the slacker when it comes to updating my blog. I have no excuses this time though. Truth be told, I have just not felt like updating.
(Picture courtesy of AlaaShaker)Read More
Last night we went to watch David Copperfield live at the Hollywood theatre in the MGM Grand Hotel. I have seen Copperfield live before, he came to South Africa many years ago, so this was not my first time seeing the legendary magician flex his card tricks. However, because we enjoyed his performance so much the last time, we decided to do it again, and boy did I get my money’s worth.Read More
Look I really do love to blog, but I never seem to be able to make the time to do it. Or when the inspiration hits, I’m never near my PC to get the dirty work done. However, that is all about to change!
For quite some time I have considered mobile blogging. Unfortunately, the WordPress mobile website is far from satisfactory. At least, that was the case with my previous Nokia and Windows Mobile devices.
I haven’t mentioned it to you all yet but I have made the move back to the iPhone. Yes I know, I was really negative about my original iPhone 3G back in 2008 (which I still haven’t been paid in full for after I sold it) but that was all pre-iPhone OS 3.0. Now, with my iPhone 3GS and the latest iPhone OS, I feel like I can see colours again!
For years I wished for a WordPress application for my previous phones. With the iPhone, my cries were answered.
The post you are reading now has been compiled on the WordPress iPhone application. It is pretty good. Not perfect, but acceptable enough for me to actually want to use.
For a free application it really is not bad. All I really miss is having the ability to justify my text, check my spelling, insert video, and place and position pictures or photographs into my post. However, those are features I suppose I can do without, for the time being.
Anyway, this was just a short and sweet post about the fact that I am back into the mobile blogging scene. Hopefully this new application will allow for a more organic blogging experience.
Until the next time Milieunairs!
(Update: I bought a new app called BlogPress and have edited this post with it. It cost $3 but it appears to be worth it)Read More
So it is of no surprise that when my fellow Twitter friends, @RubyLetters and @JessicaMcD, tweeted about their blog posts entitled ‘102 Random Facts About Me’; that I would instantly feel compelled to join in on this fun and revealing new Internet meme.
In celebration of what will no doubt be quite a momentous task (just think about how hard it is to think of 5 interesting things about yourself, never mind 102), I have created the ‘102 Random Facts About Me’ blogger badge. This badge will be awarded to anyone who can successfully write 102 things about themself. If you can complete the task, chances are quite good that you will receive a badge.
Without further ado, I present to you, ‘102 Random Facts About Me’.Read More