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Hike in Newlands Forrest with Gantouw Hiking Club
On the morning of 9 January 2016, a group of 16 of us from the Gantouw Hiking Club hiked from the Newlands Fire Station in the Newlands Forrest on a circular route past Rhodes Memorial that brought…
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Hiking in Du Toitskloof and staying at Kromrivier Hut
Spend the laast couple of days of 2015 in the mountains at a hut belonging to the Paarl/Wellington section of the Mountain Club of South Africa. To get there one take the old Du Toitskloof pass and…
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Wow ... one for my building todo list
 
This is Serenity.  The ship from Firefly, full Minifig scale, a LEGO MOC by Adrian Drake of Ohio. It is seven feet long, weighs 135lbs, is made of 70,000 bricks and took 21 months to build. Total build time 475 hours. It has all of the compartments of the original set except the engine room, which he said he could not make while maintaining structural integrity. The cargo bay and firefly drive both light up, the shuttle detaches and wings swing out, and both engines rotate fully.  It debuted today at Brickfair in Chantilly, Virginia, and was pretty much the talk of the show. Mr. Blake only had to buy $800 worth of bricks for this build because his collection was so extensive that it covered the rest. I

Adrian's Flickr Photostream, which will apparently include many much better photos than these, is below.  It also includes a great Serenity logo subtitled "Oh no you di'n't!  Oh yes I did.  See you at Brickfair."  Adrian is quite a tease...

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ITWeb contacted me and asked me for comment on a new technology called WiST which stands for "Wireless Intelligent Sensing Technology" (look out for the article tomorrow). On the face of it, this is an exciting technology. It is an alternative to RFID and promises an effective way to track assets and, more problematically, people: Recent developments in miniaturized and low power integrated-circuit technology has allowed for the development of m...
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Can't help thinking though that the rush for 'tablet friendly' (Metro also) is biased againt the keyboard / mouse interface which isn't going away anytime soon ... we are being dictated to by the developers ;-)
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I greeted 2016 on the top of the Hexrivier Mountains at the Thomas Hut that belongs to the Worcester section of the Mountain Club of South Africa. Here is it on Google Maps: Access to the hut is th…
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Cannot wait for it in SA
HTC hasn’t had the greatest year if one were to look by the financials, but if I were to pick an Android OEM that made the greatest strides in 2012, I would undoubtedly give it to them. They have made several right steps, including cutting their losses with the disaster that was Beats and refocusing their products along the One line. However, what stands out for me is the rethink on what Sense is meant to do. While Samsung was busy adding ripple-...
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Project Manager, dad, golfer, South African, Cape Townian and a techie by heart.