APP REVIEW: DROPLR


Technology
piece written on the 2nd May 2014 by  
Over the months I've come across some interesting applications, some of which I've reviewed: FireChat (I'm not sure this one is going to take off), Hemingway App (still very useful) and ...

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TWITTER = FACEBOOK = MYSPACE


Technology
piece written on the 28th April 2014 by  
I was updating my social network profiles the other afternoon using multiple screens to ensure that my profiles all look similar in terms of branding. Whilst doing this I noticed that Twitter and Facebook have started to look awfully similar. I was then very interested to see that a friend of mine, Ross, had ...

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BEGINNER BONSAI COURSE


Personal & Lifestyle
piece written on the 26th April 2014 by  
Bishopsford Bonsai Nursery hold various courses through out the year. These courses cover all sorts of topics and are available to beginners, intermediate and advanced folk. I've attended an advanced course before on creating forests, but today I booked myself for a beginner course to go back to basics and refresh the memory on how to prune, plant, ...

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WAYS TO CONTROL YOUR DEBT. REASON 5 IS...


Investing & Money
piece written on the 22nd April 2014 by  
I read an article total on the Times Live website where the head of financial wellness at Momentum, Estelle Scholtz-Mare, said that South Africans are spending 76% of their income on debt. The article is fueled from the point of view that because of the debt people aren't saving. What's worse is that it's reported that 24% of the loans were in arrears of 30 days or more and 16% of the borrowers had missed repaymen...

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TECH STOCKS DROP – VCS RETHINK...


Technology
piece written on the 20th April 2014 by  
I've emersed myself in technology for over 2 decades and have seen a lot of amazing things along the way. One thing that I've watched quite closely that has always astonished me is the funding of technology ventures that do not have direct revenue models. I'd like to think of myself as a fairly experienced business man and if there's one thing I've learnt, a primary function of a business is to make money. So when it...

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WORLD’S LARGEST AQUARIUM –...


Personal & Lifestyle
piece written on the 19th April 2014 by  
Last week the Buiness Book of World Records announced that China has set a record for the world's largest aquarium, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom. Not only did they claim the world's largest, they also claimed another 4 records which include: largest underwater viewing dome, largest aquarium tank, largest aquarium window and largest acrylic panel. The aquari...

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TRADERS WORTH FOLLOWING ON TWITTER


Investing & Money, Technology
piece written on the 18th April 2014 by  
I hear a lot of people who have started using Twitter saying that they gave it a go but didn't find much purpose for it. The problem in my opinion is that people often don't know how to turn Twitter usage into value. When I started trading on the stock markets I was hungry for information and when you see how much information is available you literally manic, I know I did. There are 100,000 different books, there are...

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THE CNN MONEY FEAR AND GREED INDEX


Investing & Money, Technology
piece written on the 15th April 2014 by  
Yesterday I was going on about the new JSE website and how they could have done something really innovative within the financial industry, fortunately tonight I can talk about something in the financial industry that is innovative. Introducing the Fear and Greed Index...

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THE NEW JSE WEBSITE


Opinion & Thought
piece written on the 14th April 2014 by  
Before I write anything I'd like to mention that a friend said to me that I usually put forward a more considered, impartial opinion in response to a Facebook status update I made about the website. He is dead right, I usually do but in this case, as a daily user of the JSE I felt horribly let down by the redesign and there were too many factors that prompted my disappointmen...

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NEW CICHLID TANK – 1 WEEK UPDATE


Personal & Lifestyle
piece written on the 13th April 2014 by  
For those of you who are interested in my aquarium hobby, you'll have noticed some photographs on Instagram showing that I decided to end my affair with high tech planted aqua...

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