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I think I have found my career choice

Posted by on Aug 18, 2009 in Web | 1 comment

This year has really been a time when I have given serious thought to what I wanted to do as a career and what I will study to get into that industry. I still don’t know what I want to study, but I think I have found what I want to do.

Here is a little video that helped confirm my thoughts. I want to be involved in that transition and I think it will be a safe career to go into. What do you rate?

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Did You Get Your Vanity Username?

Posted by on Jun 15, 2009 in Web | 2 comments

So after signing up for my Facebook Vanity User name the other day, I started to ask around. I was too slow in getting my act together and therefore am stick with the user name that is not what I wanted, but I chose one and am now stuck with it. It doesn’t bother me though.

I started to ask around, and noticed that a lot of other people also forget to get their user names when they came out. Facebook did have 500 000 user names in the first 15 minutes, but that still leaves millions to fight over user names. Chatting to people on Gatorpeeps and Twitter, I noticed that not many people had luck in getting the user name that they wanted, and that it took a seriously quick finger, or very a very unique name to get hold of that desired user name.

Stii managed to grab his name rather easily as I would have imagined, but Dave it seems was stuck in the same boat as I am, and now have a number after his name. Justin was very clever and added .co.za after his name. This is actually his blog address as well, so that was a very clever move on his part.

One back move on Facebook’s part, is that they have not included any characters. I would have split my name using an underscore so that my name was original without any numbers as a suffix, but my plans were thwarted by Facebook. I don’t think that was such a smart move on their side.

If you still don’t have your own user name, click here to find out how.

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My Facebook Username

Posted by on Jun 14, 2009 in Web | 0 comments

So on the 13th of June Facebook launched their vanity usernames. This process is very similar to the one MySpace users, where a users profile can now have a unique address instead of the generic URL Facebook provides.

I was a bit of a slow coach in remembering the day and actually signing up so I havn’t gotten the user name that I would like, but I guess that is how life goes sometimes. You snooze, you lose.

If you want to go check out my new Facebook address, you can click here.

I think this is going to be a nice touch for all the social media junkies out there, but this can also be a bad move, with every tom, dick and harry now having their own address. My opinion is that the positives out way the negatives.

What do you guys think?

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Do You Hate Telkom?

Posted by on Jun 6, 2009 in Gossip, Web | 9 comments

Here in South Africa Telkom has a hold on the landline communications sector, and many people are not so thrilled with this. Many people feel that they are too expensive, they offer terrible support, and just generally do not have any concern for their customers. 

If you are one of those people, you can now voice your opinion. Of course there is still the lovely Hellkom site which has been voicing their opinion for years now. Now there is another site that I have found – enter futelkom. This is more based on responses from the community where they can leave comments, and truely express their unhappy opinions about Telkom.

Please note that I do not encourage hate speech, but rather calm, ethical and polite means when you wish to communicate a complaint. I feel that all companies should be informed if a customer is not happy with the service that they are getting, but this should be done using the right channels.

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Is It In South Africa?

Posted by on Jun 3, 2009 in Web | 0 comments

Have you ever wondered whether an IP you have come across is international, or is it local? Now that is easy to find out. All you need to do is click here and plug in the IP address and boom. It really is as simple as that. No fancy tricks or knowledge needed. Just one simple website.

The website is not amazingly complex. In fact, it is so simple and to the point that all it returns is either a new page with the word ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

Click here to find out where that IP came from!

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What The Trend

Posted by on Jun 2, 2009 in Web | 0 comments

Trendy topics are called Hash tags, and are used constantly on Twitter and Gatorpeeps. So when you see #gatorpen or #capetown on Gatorpeeps, they are trending topics. Now do you want to follow all of the latest topics and be one of the cool kids on the block and know all of the latest trends? Of course you do!

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With this new website, What The Trend.com, you can simply visit their website, and get all of the latest trends. Not only that, but they give you some more details as well as explaining what that trend is all about. Awesome!

Bookmark this site and you will always have the latest news to talk about with your friends. You will be like the local news desk for your friends!

Don’t forget to add me on Twitter and Gatorpeeps by looking under Connect With Me.

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