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Rest Sample: Day 9 of the #30daychallenge

Having spent most of the day resting in bed, as per doctors orders, the #missionsamsung tv¬†really added a new perspective¬†to entertainment while resting. A¬†sample¬†of the videos I’ve been watching from the playlist created on my phone:¬†Dave Duarte: The Power of Doing Nothing The fun part of this challenge has been …

How many seconds in a day?

The 5 fingers of the #30daychallenge

Back in 2007, we shared the 5 fingers of a business proposal…¬†since it’s¬†the 5th day¬†of¬†my¬†#30daychallenge, it seems like a good time to …

Hello from #SMX Advanced Seattle

Before you start reading, click play on this somewhat classical artist I’ve recently discovered. Wim Marten’s Often a Bird is the best …

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GovHackSA Cape Town

The¬†#GovHackSA¬†ran¬†as¬†part¬†of¬†an¬†official¬†World¬†Design¬†Capital¬†Event in¬†May¬†2014¬†at¬†the offices¬†of¬†22seven¬†in¬†Cape¬†Town.¬†It¬†was¬†a¬†free, ¬†day-long¬†coding¬†marathon¬†for¬†novice¬†and experienced¬†developers and¬†coders¬†to¬†create¬†new¬†and¬†novel¬†solutions¬†to¬†problems¬†posed¬†to #GovHackSA¬†by¬†the¬†City of¬†Cape¬†Town.   The¬†event¬†took¬†months¬†of¬†planning¬†with¬†City¬†Ministers¬†and¬†Councilmen to¬†open¬†data¬†and¬†create¬†usable¬†data¬†sets¬†that¬†the¬†teams¬†could¬†intergrate and¬†use¬†in¬†their¬†applications.¬†This¬†is¬†a¬†follow¬†on¬†from¬†the¬†new¬†Open Data¬†policy¬†that¬†is¬†in¬†draft¬†stages¬†of¬†being¬†passed¬†in¬†parliament.   There¬†were¬†3¬†challenges¬†set,¬†each¬†participant¬†could¬†chose¬†which challenge¬†they¬†wanted¬†to¬†work¬†on,¬†and¬†teams¬†were¬†formed¬†organically. The¬†keynote¬†speakers¬†for¬†this¬†edition¬†was¬†Gertus¬†Byleveld¬†from¬†Journey who¬†highlighted¬†their¬†partnership¬†with¬†Silicon¬†Cape¬†and¬†encourages¬†all developers¬†to¬†turn¬†their¬†applications¬†in¬†businesses.   #GovHackSA¬†were¬†also¬†lucky¬†to¬†have¬†the¬†USA¬†based¬†team¬†from SendGrid¬†who¬†are¬†scoping¬†out¬†South¬†Africa¬†to¬†see¬†the¬†current …

Sex at Cape Town Garage!

Yes, sex at Cape Town Garage. I couldn’t believe my eyes and ears over the past while because openly, multiple times a …

A Google Future

Google founder Larry Page spent a few minutes discussing your future. Yes, your future. Where Google goes, we go. Simple as that. …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

We Have a Winner! Congrats to @Alpha_Guyy for winning the Samsung GALAXY S4 Zoom with these intersting pics tagged #s4zoomwwworld. Tweets about …

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Find Friends on BBM?

Starting today, BBM for Android is being updated with the Find Friends on BBM feature for iPhone and Android, allowing users to …

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MXit Infographic

2013 was another great year of mobile and even though most of you reading this on your desktop may have long forgotten …

How Facebook Manages Its Data

With a massive user base of over a billion people, Facebook has sometimes (and quite humorously) been dubbed the biggest human database …

#mxit7 – What’s New?

MXit have been very quiet of late and some of you might have forgotten all about one of Africa’s tech success stories. …