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October 18, 2009 1 comment

So I’m probably moving this thing over to Blogger. Its not really because Blogger’s any better than WordPress, and I’ve enjoyed using WordPress: the Dashboard’s really user friendly (probably more so than Blogger), but I’ve got 2 Blogger blogs that I submit posts to already and it kind of suits me better to have them all in the same place.. Plus there are a couple of other things I like about Blogger, and Google in general.

I think I’ll move everything over in the holidays (in two or three weeks time), so I might write one or two more posts here, but otherwise this is goodbye for now to WordPress.

I’ll post the new domain link and RSS link up here when I’m done setting it all up.

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Congress 2009

October 2, 2009 Leave a comment

Its been quite a while since I posted anything here.. I’ve been pretty busy lately, so I haven’t really had time for stuff like this.. But I thought I’d catch up a bit..

So Yeah.

Catching up

I thought I’d break this little hiatus with a quick post to share some photos from my trip to Pretoria last week.

What a rad week!

Basically, all the schools of architecture from around the country get together in the same city for a few days once a year. In the glorious name of architecture we attend guest lectures, meet new people, sleep in tents and party pretty hard! =P

This year was held in Pretoria, which I must admit, I was pretty surprised to discover is actually a REALLY beautiful city. I had always assumed it was pretty similar to Jo’burg, but its not at all. Definitely a place I’d love to visit again.

Road to PTA

We arrived a day early and explored Pretoria. I went out that night to a little restaurant/bar/club effort that I can’t remember the name of, and watched a couple bands play. Good start. The next day we did the typical tourist thing from a couple of really cool, low rider busses..

Busses

We drove around the city, and eventually stopped off at the union buildings which are so beautiful. I love being a tourist!

Union Building

Union Gardens

Their University is really pretty, kind of puts mine to shame.

Tuks

But more about that next time..

Inspiring Design

September 5, 2009 Leave a comment

I’ve just published my first post for a new blog I’m writing for called Inspiring design.

We aim to showcase interesting and creative designs from across the net (mostly a scrap-blog) on a wide range of topics.

Inspiring Design is a blog to showcase great design from across the web. Design will including everything from architecture to advertising to illustration to packaging design. This is the place to find all kinds of inspirational work. Updated frequently.

Check out my first post!

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Kids with Guns

July 15, 2009 Leave a comment

I finally watched News Movie last night. I’d always seen the cover in video stores and thought it was another crappy Waynes Brothers’ movie.. But turns out its made by the good people at The Onion. As you can imagine I was too stoked to discover this.

I’ve always loved reading The Onion.. But what I didn’t know, is that there’s also an Onion Video Blog, which broadcasts episodes of “news” much like the news deskĀ  scenes in the movie. You can find the whole 1st season here.

I watched a couple great ones like this..

A very important issue indeed, and it would seem, I’m definately not playing NEARLY enough violent video games! I mean, what if the Apocalypse came, and I was trapped inside an old house, under siege from zombies. Would I really know how to get to the top floor to turn on the force fields?

Happy shooting!

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GetSocial

July 14, 2009 Leave a comment

I’ve just finished updating all my posts with these funny little things that look like this..

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I’d seen this kind of thing on loads of blogs I’ve read, especially the ones I stumble upon, so I thought it might be a useful thing to add to my posts.. So I did a Google search, and surprisingly, its not as easy as it seams.. For wordpress.com blogs that is anyway.. Theres a lot of code you need that gets really complicated.. And I’m not a HUGE fan of code.

But then I found this guy. He’s written a program called GetSocial. Its really easy to use, quick to download, virus/add ware/blah blah free, and totally FREE to use. (But if you’re a nice person you can donate wit PayPal..)

You can download it like I did from here:

http://hillelstoler.googlepages.com/GetSocial.zip

Its really self-explanatory so I’m honestly not even going to bother.. All I’ll say is: Enjoy the extra traffic!!

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My pretty little scribblings

July 6, 2009 1 comment

Just a couple of pages from my notebook.. I tend to write very erratically, and its nice to have a little rough page to jot my ideas down on. The downside is of course, that its often really hard to find a particular song or idea I’m looking for when I want to come back to it, and I often forget to write down the chords with the accompanying lyrics and that kind of thing, but hey.. C’est la vie.

Fire Escapes

City By the Sea

Chicken Ala King

Roof Tops

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Stumble?

June 11, 2009 Leave a comment

I’m bored.

From the slew of open tabs on my browser, its obvious that, where this boredom could have evolved into something productive, it simply landed in a dead end of Facebook, Myspace and the almighty StumbleUpon

One more click

The only reason I’m writing this at all (apart from simply for something to do), is to give fellow Stumblers something vaguely amusing to look at(is it wrong to submit your own blogs?), because so far tonight I’ve been getting mostly really lame stuff.. And I get really annoyed when that happens!

In my current position, this amused me too..

Venn
From Dispair Inc.

Yeah.. Just as I thought..

So now you’re probably asking the same question as me..
What am I still doing here?

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