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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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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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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Call for Research Participants: South African Gamers

Evolution of a Gamer

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.

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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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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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A bit of a Nip/Tuck

Sprucing up Hans' MilieuOver 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.

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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

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.

Shakespeare - To Blog or not to Blog

(Picture courtesy of AlaaShaker)

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Abracadabra

David Copperfield (Picture courtesy of The Extraordinary Project)If you are like me, you dread being called up in public during a live performance but lament it if you are not one of the chosen.

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.

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