Service #win: Mailfire goes above and beyond

Posted by on Mar 5, 2009 in geek stuff, marketing, web design | 2 Comments

This is a post that is way overdue, and to those about whom it is written, I apologise for my tardiness. It is another work-related post, but allow me to allay your fears, dear readers, that this trend toward the serious is not permanent and all manner of frippery, tomfoolery and lollygagging will soon return […]

The new DA website (2009) – my two cents

Posted by on Feb 25, 2009 in geek stuff, marketing, politics | 3 Comments

I very seldom write about work on this blog as it is largely dedicated to pure self-indulgence, and the two really don’t mix in my experience. That said, last week saw the culmination of nearly two years of effort in putting together the DA’s new website, launched last Thursday and that definitely merits a mention. […]

Branding after the fall

Posted by on Feb 12, 2009 in graphic design, marketing, politics | One Comment

So it’s official…the world is in the worst economic crisis since the great depression and that’s no laughing matter. Some very near and dear friends and family have been cast into very dark places by the goings on in international markets, and a lot of people out there are wondering for the first time what […]

5 Things I didn’t know about gaming (and my wobbly bits get pimped)

Posted by on Dec 4, 2008 in geek stuff, marketing | 4 Comments

A few months back at the last 27 dinner I attended, I bitched and whined (as I do) at the sexist nature of the underground geek currency (T-shirts) in this town, in that I had yet to see us geecks (geek chicks, according to Gareth, pronounced jeeks) being offered a geek chick t-shirt as a […]

CS4 unleashed…10 WOWs from a fab launch

It’s been a restful yet exciting couple of days in Cape Town, having squeezed in the last couple of days of annual leave I shall see until the election in April next year (sheesh)…all shore leave officially cancelled as of last week..the campaign ship sets sail. Being the procrastinator I am, I’ve only got down […]

Free love…the geek way

Posted by on Aug 29, 2008 in blog, geek stuff, marketing | 4 Comments

It’s been a very busy week in geek-land, and now after 3 events in 5 days and waaay too much strong coffee, I’m gonna start to tie all the confused threads together. Please forgive me if this lacks cohesion, I’m suffering from serious information overload. As these events have been very widely blogged about, photographed, […]

Geeks alive!

Posted by on Aug 2, 2008 in geek stuff, marketing | No Comments

I went to my second ever Geek Dinner on Thursday night and actually paid attention this time, so I enjoyed it far more than I did the first time. My take-home messages from the evening: 1. I’m glad I don’t live in Nigeria 2. Yaaaay…I’m not alone 3. I really need to get out more […]

Some brilliant pre-World Cup marketing…

Posted by on Jul 24, 2008 in graphic design, marketing | No Comments

Strolling through Rondebosch the other day, I did a serious double-take, checked my pockets for evidence of psychedelic materials, and finding none, went for a closer peek at the lawn I had just seen driving down the road.

Why I hate Bill Gates right now…

He’s about to make it virtually impossible to send out html newsletters. Half of my working time is spent sending out html newsletters. Up till now they’ve been pretty laborious to create, because Outlook and several other email clients require one to programme in very old style html, using embedded css and tables within tables […]