For the past three (and a bit) years, I’ve had the massive privilege of receiving a university education. I’ve studied fascinating subjects, attended thought-provoking talks, met intriguing people, been exposed to compelling perspectives on matters hitherto unknown to me, and engaged with the sometimes wonderful, sometimes exasperating complexity of life and humanity.Read More
At the end of my first year of tertiary study — 2011 — I bought an iPad. Up to that point, I’d taken notes in class with a pen and paper, I’d printed (some) class handouts, I’d organized everything in large ring binders and I’d bought prescribed books from a local bookstore. All this, combined with the fact that I really (really) like minimalism, had left me looking for a simpler, more integrated learning solution — and preferably a paperless one.Read More
It’s safe to say that every university student will write at least one written piece (essay, report, etc.) requiring referencing during his/her time as student. It’s also safe to say that mentioning the word “referencing” to most of these students will, at the very least, make their smiles drop or, in a worst-case scenario, lead to them running away, screaming and wildly swinging their arms in the air.Read More
For the better part of last year, I had chronic problems with my Stellenbosch University (SUN) user account. Specifically, my credentials for the various university services seemed not to be synchronized. I was able to log in to Inetkey, WebStudies and MyMaties.com, but not the university’s Webmail.Read More
After an extended period of only blogging on Tumblr (and limiting my blog posts to creative musings and attempted poetry), I’ve extended my main website to include a WordPress-powered blog. I’ll be using this space to do some more serious writing and write-ups of travels/events. One of my first posts will be on how students can utilize Apple’s iPad to revolutionalize studying.
Watch this space.Read More
Die hemelruim se sterreprag
waak oor ‘n slapende landskap
van koppies, randjies en amperse berge
en die liggies van rustige lewenswyses
wat plek-plek in die donkerte flikker.
‘n Paddakoor sing klik-klik
in verbroke harmonie tussen die riete
van die dam-hier-digby
terwyl ‘n eensame uil melankolies sug
en die vreedsaamheid beaam.
In die sagte geruis van die briesie
fluister die verbeeldingstem:
Hierdie wêreld ken nie die konstante gedruis
van ambisie en materialisme en liefdeloosheid nie.
Hier is jou rykdom vrede
en jou lafenis rus.
om te mis wie jy nie ken nie
om liefde self lief te hê
om dankbaar te wees vir lewe