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Misc Ramblings

My thoughts/random posts on various completely arbitrary matters.

  1. Growing Up and Moving Out - The new "Blawg"

    To those of you who know that this was the home of the Red Giant Design Blog until today, the time has finally come for me to start blogging officially on our own website. We've done this for a number of reasons - mainly marketing and SEO related.

    I would appreciate it if those of you who enjoyed my writing on web design, branding and small business would take a minute or two to Subscribe to the Blog. I'll be posting regularly on the aforementioned topics and I promise some kick-ass ...
    Tags: blog
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  2. Varsity College - Another Greedy Corporate Monster

    In South Africa, and perhaps the world, there exists a culture where large corporate beasts take complete advantage of those who feed them - their customers. These monsters lure their prey in with pseudo-promises and fancy marketing speak. Once they have devoured every last cent from him, the naive consumer is caged and sentenced to below-par service and no recourse for the length of the contract that he was silly enough to be bullied into.

    One such corporate monster is "education ...
    Tags: ethics, greed
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  3. South Africans and The Internet

    Let's face it - South Africans suck at being on The Internet.
    Perhaps there is a hint of irony in me blogging about this topic in a (generally) tech-savvy community such as this, but the South African attitude towards and reaction to all things "Internet" is definitely something that demands attention.

    When we look at the level of web-based activity in the US, South Africans are cavemen in comparison! Although we are in the information age, ...
  4. Ever been so busy you can't figure out which way is up?

    As an insanely busy week has drawn to a close, I've taken a little while on this Sunday afternoon to finally reflect on the mania that is Red Giant Design Studio right now.

    The entire week I've felt as though I needed 3 or 4 clones of me in order to tend to everything. We have had clients and leads contacting us left, right and centre after the launch of our new website and facebook page. I've been trying to establish and micro-manage 2 different marketing campaigns involving ...
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  5. Exams done, business as usual...

    After having finally completed my last exam on Tuesday and officially being on "holiday" I can finally devote the majority of my time towards the business again. Definite relief from my side because I hated having to dump my workload on my partner for the past month while I was busy pouring over hundreds of pages of accounting and auditing notes!

    It's now back to business as usual for us at Red Giant (and me here at TFSA), with us having to take care of a backlog of four client ...
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  6. It's that time again...

    Exam time.

    Twice a year, it's quite obvious to everybody who visits my home that I'm in the build up to exams. Books, notes and stationery all over the place, coffee cups scattered in strategic places amongst it all, and me - developing a few more grey hairs than I would like at this age!

    This is just a short entry to let all of you who follow my blog ...
    Tags: blog, exams, ramblings
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