Monthly Archives: November 2008

Discovery Card Interest Rate Hike

Although I try to be pretty credit conscious and pay my outstanding balance every single month, occasionally I do slip up. It happens, and I have to pay the penalty. And that’s how money lenders make their money. But this time Discovery Card have overstepped the mark. Without so much as a hint of a notification, from October to November they’ve hiked their interest rate a whopping 3% from 19.50% to 22.50%. (And somehow this …

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Social Media Specialists, Whatever…

Social Media Specialists, Whatever…

These two blue tits above give us a great reminder of what you get yourself into when you start looking for a social media specialist. Everyone’s on the bandwagon, so you’re better off approaching the straight-talking technical rockstar, someone with a proven skill, experience, ability and great in-depth knowledge of computing, the internet and all things web 2.0, instead of getting a marketer-turned-so-called-“internet guru” to waste your money for you.

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Is Dit Net Ek Of Is Als Tos?

Is Dit Net Ek Of Is Als Tos?

Gewoonlik blog ek nie in Afrikaans nie, maar ek ken mos die taal, and het al baie vriende wat Afrikaans praat. Dis net hoe dit is, bra. Hierdie boek is deur twee van daai zeffer vriende geskryf (Griffin en Chopper Charlie van watkykjy.co.za), en dis eintlik poes snaaks (die dele wat ek so ver gesien het). Ja mense, ek kan Afrikaans praat en skryf maar ek weet nie waar die klein fokken ‘e’ met ‘n …

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Why Africa Counts

Why Africa Counts

Traditionally nobody gives a damn about Africa. Looking at this image, one realizes that attitude is a big mistake.

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AdGator Copies Text Link Ads [Blatant Design Piracy]

AdGator Copies Text Link Ads [Blatant Design Piracy]

The single most irritating thing about South Africans, the interwebs, and web 2.0 is that nobody can dream up a single original idea and build it. (Except for, I’m hoping, this guy). We copy muti from digg, amatomu and afrigator from technorati, Synthasite from [choose-your-lame-site-builder], Blueworld “social network” (ahem!) from myspace, AmaGama/iBlog from WordPress.com/Blogger, Zoopy/YouTube, the list goes on, and then we slap some really stupid justification like “we are localising it for a South …

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