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Martijn Vreugde
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WOW the new design of @googlefonts is just exquisite!
The definition of #TypograpyPorn #art
https://fonts.google.com/ 
Making the web more beautiful, fast, and open through great typography
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Cool! Thanks will have to look through them all again!
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Connect with Other Local Guides Around the World
www.localguidesconnect.com

Check out Local Guides Connect, an online community open to all Local Guides worldwide. Share what you’re passionate about, learn more about the program, and get to know others near and far.

Local Guides Connect is the place for you to:

- Connect with other Local Guides around the world
- Learn more about the program
- Discuss your individual passions
- Plan your next meet-up
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Level 4 has its perks! a full 1TB of Google Drive storage. Big thanks to the +Google Local Guides 
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Interactive ads: The future of making money on mobile games?
Very interesting article on where mobile ads are going, how to get users to see your video ad, how to get them to actually appreciate watching your ad.
With most of the mobile game audience unwilling to spend money either upfront or in in-app purchases, many developers need to run ads to find success.
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I'm not addicted to coffee... I'm fine... (twitch) ... but for those other people this is awesome. (sip)

#Coffee
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The science is in: exercise won’t help you lose much weight

GGRR.... and I really suck at this diet thing!
Why working out is great for health, but not for weight loss, explained in five minutes.
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Stay off sugar and carbohydrates. It's become increasingly evident of their effects on cancer, obesity and other related diseases. 
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mechanical beast
Artist's Behance page:
https://www.behance.net/gallery/40339069/Impossible-Bottles-2
Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet.
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+Google Maps Now look cleaner
Google Maps just got easier to read through and navigate with new colors and typography which help highlight areas of interest.
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Can you change the provincial and suberb roads to different colours? Cause the white roads are very difficult to see
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Local Guides Stickers with kind Thank you Note from +Google Local Guides

I want to commend Google and of course specifically the Google Maps team for making and sending such a nice hand written note to the community moderators, that extra touch is awesome.
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Handy video for the new comers
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Perfect illustration to explain the difference between User Experience and Design 
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New to this whole #LocalGuides thing? We've got you covered
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I wear hats, not ties. I open doors for ladies, bully around pixels. Enjoy exercise and training, but have a devout relationship with my couch. I live to design and my job is awesome, that's it... no flip-side to it... to design is to create, to create is to be god like, can't seriously complain.
Introduction

I have become rather enveloped in the social media wave as well as the explosive tech industry that has come about in the last few years, most of my tech thoughts are published on memeburn.

Also as a side note, a Designer, Photoshop junkie, stalker of internet trends, utterly addicted to Google. Oh yeah, and in love with my iPhone

Have Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design specialising in Advertising. Now I know thats practically saying I’m good at making pretty pictures that lie to you, but I swear I’m one of the good guys… honest… no really… stop looking at me like that…

I have accumulated experience in both print and web media over the years working with and pitching to a wide range of clients from CocaCola and FNB to local fashion designers and Chamber Orchestra of Johannesburg.

In 2010 I started Mind Camp Technologies with great developer colleague Joaquim Rodrigues and we have been helping a wide, and some times weird, variety of clients with their digital needs.

If you want to be added to one of my interest-based circles for posts, please let me know:

  • Technology
  • Design
  • Social Media
  • Google Nuts
  • Apple Fanboys
  • Photography/Artists
  • Nerds
  • Technophiles
  • Bloggers/Writers/WebDevs
  • News/Politics
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Mars... you know, the red one... up there - Holland - South Africa - Paris
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Interactive ads: The future of making money on mobile games?
www.gamasutra.com

With most of the mobile game audience unwilling to spend money either upfront or in in-app purchases, many developers need to run ads to fin

Author Chuck Palahniuk tells us why it's time to re-open Fight Club
www.theverge.com

"His theory is that there’s been a rock opera for every generation since Tommy and The Wall, and the millennials really haven’t had a rock o

New Web trends: immersive interaction design
thenextweb.com

The wheel of progress is changing what we think of as “new” or “old,” and users can easily scorn the sites and apps they loved only a few mo

TA Portfolio - The Best Free WordPress Theme for Freelancers
themeart.co

TA Portfolio is a free one page portfolio WordPress theme with clean design. It is perfect designed for creatives, freelancers and small bus

A Complete Guide to Flexbox | CSS-Tricks
css-tricks.com

Background The Flexbox Layout (Flexible Box) module (currently a W3C Candidate Recommendation) aims at providing a more efficient way to lay

The ANC is broke
mg.co.za

The party is struggling to make ends meet after Parliament reduced its funding by R20-million following election losses.

Is Ryan Gosling the next Avenger? The 9 best Avengers rumors.
www.vox.com

Look alive, people. There is talk of Ryan Gosling becoming an Avenger.

Revera Wordpress Theme | FabThemes.com
www.fabthemes.com

Revera is a free premium wordpress theme based on the Bootstrap 3 framework. This is a responsive wordpress theme with all the bootstrap goo

City of Joburg: BAN ON ALL FIREWORKS IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS and the sale o...
www.change.org

We, request the City of Joburg to ban all fireworks in residential areas and the sale of fireworks by commercial concerns in residential are

Moody's downgrades four top South African banks
www.timeslive.co.za

Moody's downgraded the credit rating of four top South African banks Tuesday, after the government was forced to bailout a troubled lender.

Google’s new 100% self-driving electric car: no wheel, no pedals. Order ...
motorburn.com

The latest project to come out of the tech giant's cutting-edge division known as Google X? Hint: it's not a new version of Glass. Founder S

Google brings in the big guns to help make Glass look cool | memeburn
memeburn.com

Google’s most ambitious wearable tech device has had something of an image problem ever since its release. It was famously not helped by Rob

Why Jill Abramson Was Fired
www.newyorker.com

There’s a history behind the upheaval. Recently, I’m told, Abramson learned that she was earning much less than her male predecessor.

This Quora post answers a seriously profound question beautifully | meme...
memeburn.com

What can I learn right now in just 10 minutes that could be useful for the rest of my life? It's a valid question and one well worth asking

Here's everything you need to know about Gmail's massive redesign | meme...
memeburn.com

The web's most popular email client is testing its biggest overhaul since 2011, and it’s gone back to basics with a focus on email. “Well, .

The service here is phenomenonaly awesome, I bought my fiancee her engagement ring here and the staff helped me throughout in a multitude of ways. They go above and beyond.
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This is a hidden gem of a place. I love walking around here on a sunny day with my SO. Unlike most parks you do have to pay to enter, R40 for adults, however you can see where that money goes. The park is very clean and impeccably looked after, you also feel much safer than you do in most free entry parks. Highly recommend you pick up some snacks from woolies and have a picnic.
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reviewed 2 weeks ago
The Il Grande!! No seriously... if you come here that's the cinema you want, usually has the latest or highest profile movie.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Used to be great, been in Monte since the beginning and has built a good reputation, unfortunately they have seemed to coast on the reputation instead of striving to earn it. The service and and quality of food has suffered.
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reviewed a month ago
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Place to bring clients or favored guests. This place is stunning, especially if you like wine and Italian food. Top class... with top class prices though.
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reviewed a month ago
Pricy but great food and vibe. Really nice place, with VERY well trained staff. Does get very cold outside in winter though due to it's placement in the square and wind currents.
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