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Month: July 2015 (page 2 of 2)

Opinion: Thanks for the Eulogy Mashable, but Web Design isn’t Dead

Mashable, or “BuzzFeed 2.0” is quickly becoming clickbait central online. It is a thin veil pulled over what is masqueraded as journalism.

Okay, that wasn’t very nice and is quite out of place coming from a lowly blogger like me. One of their “articles” struck a nerve. And then it occurred to me that it was written to shock people. What was true didn’t matter, as long as, people shared the article, Mashable, and their accountants were happy. The article I’m referring to is “Web Design is Dead” presented on Mashable’s home page like this:

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All very ominous now isn’t it?

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PSA: Save Greece on Indiegogo

One optimistic Briton has started an Indiegogo campaign to save Greece from defaulting on its loan from the IMF.

He is asking for the small sum of €1 800 000 000.

As of the time of writing this, they have just passed €800 000. Not bad but I don’t think they will reach their goal with only 6 days left.

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Stream Apple’s Beats 1 Radio For Free From Any Device (Updated, not any more)

Update

Apple seems to have killed the stream. Sorry guys. I’ll keep an eye out for a new one.

Original Article

Beats 1 is Apple’s flagship radio station that is broadcast worldwide to Apple Music subscribers.

From Apple:

Tune in to Beats 1, broadcast live from cities around the globe. Zane Lowe and his handpicked team of renowned DJs create an eclectic mix of the latest and best in music. Or dial in to curated stations that have been totally revamped.

So what do you do if you don’t have an Apple device? Just click on the link below and happy listening!

Beats 1 Live Stream

 

Review: Telkom FTTH, One Month In

I have had Telkom FTTH since the 20th of May 2015. That makes June my first full month testing it out. You can read about the installation here.

I got the 50GB soft cap package from TelkomSA. This made my total cost R999.00 per month, discounted to R499.00 for the first three months. As this is a 24 month contract it included a modem/router and a DSTV Explora along with the DSTV Explora wifi adapter. It also included free installation.

Very rarely do we get to compliment a service provider in South Africa, let alone Telkom but they have done a wonderful job. My internet has not dropped once since it was installed. It is very stable and speed tests are consistent even to Europe and the US. I have included a whole selection of screen shots below from different times to different servers to show you how stable this connection is.

No matter what time of the day or night I get full line speed even on P2P downloads. This would indicate that Telkom is not shaping or throttling their capped accounts.

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