IDENTIFYING AND REMOVING BAD LINKS TO...


Marketing & Business
piece written on the 2nd April 2014 by  
For a long time backlinks (links to your website) were the driving force behind where your website would rank. People traded links, the blogroll become to in thing and basically people would do anything to get a backlink.. even pay for it! Of course, the efforts made to manipulate rankings grew and grew, and as such Google have changed their course somewhat. Not only are links less of an important ranking factor, bad...

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APP REVIEW: FIRECHAT


Technology
piece written on the 23rd March 2014 by  
In about 1995 I came across mIRC and this for me changed how I interacted online, more so than I thought would ever be possible. Over the decades I've changed communications platforms a number of times, from mIRC to MSN to GTalk to Skype to Whatsapp (I'm old, MXit never took for me). It has been incredible watching the changes, especially when I was working for a mobile voice over IP company. But, we haven't had anyt...

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THE NEXT BIG DIGITAL DEVICE?


Technology
piece written on the 18th March 2014 by  
I think it's just a matter of time before the whole concept of intelligent watches becomes the next big thing. I've seen Pebbles in action and they're really awesome. I've seen various watches that store information such as documents or music and they're really handy, but I'm yet to see a wrist type device that is truly revolutionary and I don't think it'll be long...

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TAKE THE STEPS TO REACH YOUR DREAMS


Investing & Money
piece written on the 12th March 2014 by  
This evening I was reading on of my favourite websites about investment in countries around Africa. It's aimed at foreigners who want to invest in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and so forth. I came across a post on the site where a reader had written in with a question for the author to answer and it was incredibly humbling so I wanted to share it. The reader was a 22 year old graduate with a diploma in business...

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YES, GOOGLE CHANGED THE SERPS DESIGN


Technology
piece written on the 11th March 2014 by  
"Remember what it was like to search in 1998? You’d sit down and boot up your bulky computer, dial up on your squawky modem, type in some keywords, and get 10 blue links to websites that had those words. It seemed like magic." Google search is now turning 15 years old and even more changes are coming: The ever popular Google search pages are going through some changes. The design changes, as shown below, focu...

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INSTAGRAM FOR ECOMMERCE, A THING?


Marketing & Business, Technology
piece written on the 10th March 2014 by  
Out of all the social networks available to us, I'd probably say that Instagram is my favourite and has been for several months. There's a calmness to Instagram, the uncluttered feed presents me with a peaceful place to slide through photographs that inspire me or just make me smile. I find myself spending literally 5 minutes a day on Instagram, going through my feed and consuming with ease, the beauty is that I actu...

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ASPEN ANNOUNCES INTERIM RESULTS


Investing & Money
piece written on the 6th March 2014 by  
If you're a follower of my JSE movements you'll know that Aspen Pharmacare Holding Limited is one of the stocks that I've invested in and have been patiently waiting on. Let me tell you the story: Several months ago I got a...

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READ RECEIPTS FOR GMAIL


Technology
piece written on the 4th March 2014 by  
It's over a week since my last blog post, please accept my apologies. Work has been absolutely crazy with some intense deadlines and my attention has to be there. This evening I wanted to tell you about a GMail plugin that I've been using for a long time which recently received a fantastic update. Streak is a fantastic addon/extension/plugin for GMail that adds a good amount of additional functionality. I won't te...

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2014 BUDGET SPEECH REVIEW


Investing & Money
piece written on the 26th February 2014 by  
Each year the budget speech is delivered and it's a huge amount of information, nearly impossible to consume by individuals like us. Fortunately my accountant from Galbraith Rushby publishes a bit of a tl;dr (too long, didn't read). The update has just arrived in my inbox and it thus gives me a chance to share it with all of you:...

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SOME NOTES FROM WARREN BUFFET AS OF 24...


Investing & Money
piece written on the 25th February 2014 by  
Each year Warren Buffet writes a shareholder letter and this year we're lucky enough to receive an excerpt from the letter that details two of this early real estate purchases: a farm and a commercial property. Through these purchases he learnt a number of things and he's sharing these things with us. The topic...

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