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Intro To Gatorpeeps

Posted by on May 20, 2009 in Cape Town, Web | 3 comments

The guys over at Afrigator recently launched a communication side to Afrigator called Gatorpeeps. Many might argue that it simply a copy of Twitter, but Justin explains their reasoning here. Stii also explains things from his side.

Here is just a short video to help you come to grips with what Gatorpeeps actually is in 60 seconds. Once you have watched and enjoyed, add me on Gatorpeeps!

So far, I am loving what the guys are doing over at Afrigator. Keep up the good work!

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It Has Arrived – Nokia N78

Posted by on May 20, 2009 in Cape Town, My life, Technology | 2 comments

 

Nokia N78

Nokia N78

 

My new phone finally arrived yesterday afternoon. I have not had much time to give it a full test, but am really enjoying the features so far. It is a huge step up from my last phone! Wow!

I am quite impressed with the phone so far, and am quite amazed at the number of features and how hi-tech everything is. This phone comes with Wi-Fi, GPS and a 2GB memory card. It was really easy to transfer my old contacts and such using bluetooth and was done in an instant. One thing that I am really happy about, is with the phone running the Symbian OS, I can now do multiple things at once. I was constantly caught out wanting to do more than one thing at a time, but now I can!

There is one major downside to this lovely device. The handset gets five stars from me, until you start to type on it. That is when the nightmare begins. The keys are very tiny, which is not sure a problem, the problem is that there is no clear distiction between keys. There is simple three rows of plastic, and therefore I am finding it quite difficult to type. I am sure that with time I can easily get used to that, I have no doubt about that. The biggest con for me is where the clear button is located. It is located on the bottom right of the phone which makes it really difficult to backspace if you are only typing with your right hand. I was getting very annoyed with it last night in my first session of mxit with it.

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Weekend Update

Posted by on May 18, 2009 in Cape Town, My life | 0 comments

So what did I get up to on this terribly cold, wet and miserable weekend? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! It is brilliant. Ok, so I played a few hockey matches for school and club, but apart from that I did nothing. I did not go out, but rather just stayed at home and recharged the batteries.

With exams being only a week away now, I think I really needed this weekend to just relax and destress while making sure that I am getting properly prepared for these exams. After all, these exams are HUGE! I start off with Maths Paper One. :/ 

I am actually looking forward to another weekend like that this weekend coming. Ok, well maybe one night out ;)

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Cooler Box – Local Is Lekker

Posted by on May 16, 2009 in Cape Town, Humour, Music | 2 comments

I found this video ages ago! I mean like almost two years now. I absolutely killed myself listening to the lyrics, and I stumbled upon it again this morning. It is simply just awesome. Nothing is better than good afrikaans lyrics with a nice kwaito flavour hey? This should help you get over the miserable weather outside in the Cape.

 

Go take a peak at some of his other video’s!

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Asteroid is Chicken

Posted by on May 14, 2009 in Cape Town, Humour | 0 comments

I was pointed to this brilliant article on The Onion News. This appealed to my inner geek. Enjoy.

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TUCSON, AZ—Though initial calculations showed it to be on a direct collision course with Earth, a pansy-ass asteroid approximately the size of Rhode Island has instead altered its trajectory to avoid the planet by more than 40,000 miles, astronomers at the University of Arizona reported Monday.
This wuss missed the Earth by a long shot.

“Guess it just didn’t have the spuds to go through with it,” Richard A. Kowalski of the school’s Catalina Sky Survey said. “Real big surprise. Maybe you can try again when you accrete a little more mass than 6.32 x 1015 kilograms, okay? Chicken-shit.”

Kowalski said that one month ago Asteroid 2009-XG2—nicknamed “Old Limp Dick”—was following a path that, even accounting for heat friction and gravitational pull from other celestial bodies, gave it a 97 percent chance of striking Earth. Further observation and calculations, however, indicated that the asteroid would instead tuck its balls between its legs and change its course by more than 22 degrees.

“This potential extinction-level event turned out to be a puss-out of cosmic proportions,” Kowalski said. “Earth didn’t even flinch. You know what, why don’t you give it another go, little guy? Huh? You can even take a free shot at the moon to warm up.”
Scientists in this observatory used a high-powered telescope to track the asteroid’s path right to the point of its monumental puss-out.

After a brief pause Kowalski added, “That’s what I thought.”

Many astronomers who have spent their careers monitoring asteroids have echoed Kowalski’s conclusions. David L. Rabinowitz of the NASA-funded Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking program claimed that, despite the overwhelming data to the contrary, no one in the astronomy community had any doubt that the asteroid was talking out of its ass.

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