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Studying again — at my age: Udacity

Today I want to talk about Udacity, a online Univercity if you like and I quote: We believe university-level education can be both high quality and low cost. Using the economics of the Internet, we’ve connected some of the greatest teachers to hundreds of thousands of students all over the world. Currently they are running […]

Android Favorite Apps – Part 2 – Time Recording

This is the second part of my series on my favorite Android application and the applications that I use on a daily basis.  Here is part 1 on TV Shows Fav As part of my working life, I have to keep time of the work I do and the hours I work.  The Android app […]

Android Favorite apps – Part 1 – TV Shows Favs

I have been using Android for almost 2 years already, currently own a HTC Desire running Android 2.2.  This is a series of blogs that share my favorite Android apps which I use on a daily basis.   Lets start off with TV Show Favs.  I love watching TV Series and this is the app […]

TouchPal Android Keyboard

While browsing Twitter yesterday, I came accros a Swype like keyboard for Android called TouchPal.  It is free in the Android Market and I installed it and started using it. I was immediately impressed with how it works.  It seems much more accurate and responsive than Swype and I just prefer the overall interaction with […]

2012 is here and only one wish — let it be better than 2011.

2012 have arrived very quietly in my household, not that I can say the same for the neighbourhood.   I only have one wish for 2012 and that is that it is better than 2011.  It was a very tough 2011 and I do not want to have a year like that again.   Wishing […]

The year (2011) in review – hectic with more downs than ups.

What a year, one that I do not want to have over.  This must have been the busiest year in my 31 year working live.  I have never work this hard with the accompanied stress levels that goes with it. The year started off for me starting a job at Old Mutual for the first […]

Upgraded Ubuntu to Natty — 11.04 — eventually

Yes, I know that Oneiric (11.10) is also released but I am only getting around to upgrading my Ubuntu boxes now.  I have 2 Ubuntu desktops and decided to ugrade one of them yesterday from Maverick to Natty.  And I was pleasantly surprised how smooth the upgrade went.  It is not a new machine, in […]

Today 10 years ago .. remembering 9/11 – in the IOL newsroom.

I was working for Independent Online (IOL) at the time and around 3:30 decided that it was time to hit the road and go home.  As I was walking through the newsroom my eye caught one of the many TV’s in the newsroom that happened to be on CNN.  I could not believe what I […]

Jelly Bean comes after Icecream — next version of Google’s Android

From the folks at Phandroid and AndroidandMe comes the news about the next pet name for Android .. I quote from Phandroid: If you’re an Android fanboy (like me) there’s probably been a night or two where you kept up late wondering what Google’s name for the next version of Android would be. Well, toss […]

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to WordPress — good read for all WordPress users

I am a huge fan of WordPress and use is for all my websites, be it for blogging or any form of content management. Came across The Complete Idiot’s Guide to WordPress and from what I have seen, it is well thought out and well written. It is not technical but rather on how to […]