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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog – Witness This.

Here’s an excerpt:

About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 230,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 4 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

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2011 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. The report offers some very valuable information, such as which posts and pictures received the most views, top referral sites and a traffic map. All this info has been represented graphically. Great job WordPress monkeys!

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 210,000 times in 2011. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 9 days for that many people to see it.

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Strange inventions from around the world

THERE are over six million patents in the U.S. alone — most of which have never been taken seriously and made it to the shelves. Some of them are quite practical while others make one ask: “Just what were they thinking?” Below are the most bizarre if not the most humorous inventions from around the globe … Continue Reading

If historic people had Facebook

HUMOUR: If Facebook had existed before the dawn of time. A real gem brought to you by Cool Material! … Continue Reading

Master your Maths with Numberwise!

NUMBERWISE: Free online tool set to transform maths in SA. The Numberwise program was originally written by Durbanite Trevor Lagerwall for his youngest son, Ross, who was struggling with maths at school. After completing the Numberwise course, said son achieved 100% for First Year Maths at UKZN … Continue Reading

EASY PC 4: Virus Scans

IF your PC is connected to the Internet, having a good virus checker is of the utmost importance. There are many virus scans available and the more expensive ones are generally better, however there are some free ones around that will serve your PC just fine … Continue Reading

SA Blog Awards voting tips & suggestions

VOTING for the SA Blog Awards 2010 clicks off in September and there is bound to be some stiff competition. One’s main instinct is to vote for the blog(s) that you enjoy most and perhaps read the most often; but there are a few questions voters should ask before casting and determining who the winners will be this year … Continue Reading


DRUNK-O-VISION is a pretty straight-forward concept. The pictures below, brought to you by College Humour, humorously illustrate how things may appear when a bit boozed. I’m sure all drinkers can relate to these on some level … Continue Reading

How fairy tales really end

After Aladin fled the scene when the war broke out, Jasmine did the only thing any princess would do in such a situation — picked up a gun and vowed to kill all men … Continue Reading

Fuseware Social Media Report

Fuseware is a Cape Town based social media research company that is currently creating a free social media research survey about the business case for social media in South Africa. They are asking the top influencers in the media and marketing industry for their views regarding this and aggregating all the information into a 100% free report … Continue Reading

Cooking tips & household tricks

Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating than peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom which are firmer and better for cooking. Hairy legs? Use some hair conditioner to shave. It leaves legs smoother than a baby’s nether region. … Continue Reading

Witness This Tit Bits

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Future by Design

IMAGINE living in a house that is permanently dust free, driving a car that automatically repairs itself, travelling at two thousand miles an hour in absolute comfort, and having the chances of getting ill significantly reduced by living in a city that self regulates it’s air and water. These idealistic-sounding goals are more possible than you might imagine …
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Vertical Sync and Antialiasing explained

SMART GAMING: Graphical tweaks to enhance your 3D gaming experience …
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Smart Homes

WHEN people consider their dream home many may think of a four-bedroom, two-bathroom, double-story house with a great view — somewhere in the mountains. I think of a house under the sea — one that has a huge window­ looking out into the ocean and one that is fully connected to the outside world … and which cleans itself …
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FALLOUT 3 is quite possibly the best game ever made. It won Game Of The Year in 2009 and five riveting mods or add-on packs have been released to date. I confidently believe that Fallout 3 is an ever-evolving game genre and I wanted to propose a few additional tweaks or mod ideas to make the game even better …
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From post to PayPal

BUYING and selling goods and services online is fast becoming the preferred way to shop and conduct business this century, and it recently became easier with the introduction of PayPal to South Africa …
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Human shapes

I’M so un-flexible that I can’t even touch my toes without experiencing pain and agony. Others are double-jointed and can wrap their legs around their shoulders. These super humans below are something else, and can make the most incredible shapes using just their bodies. Below is a one minute video clip of what the human body can do in unison with others. Prepare to be wowed …
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Doraleous & Associates

Doraleous & Associates is a fantastically humorous video series started by The Escapist a few months back. Its first season recently concluded with the serie’s 24th episode. If you are not yet familiar with the show, below is the first episode of season one. I personally find it to be a great little video break during the working week, but you should appreciate it if you are a fan of fantasy, digital animation and great wit-filled humour …
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Automated governance?

IT was predicted that in the year 2010 planes would consist of a single pilot and a dog. The job of the pilot would be to feed the dog; the reason for the dog is to bite the pilot if he or she touches anything …
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South Africa rolls out Ubuntu in abundance

I WENT on a rant the other day regarding the cost of the 2010 World Cup versus all the critical needs South Africa is facing and whether or not the most vulnerable of this country would gain anything from having the World Cup hosted in their country. At that time, I also had some very positive things to say about our hosts for the 2010 World Cup and I wanted to share that side of the coin as well, because it is equally important …
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Dear World Cup visitors

FIFA 2010 WORLD CUP: Open letter to our foreign media friends …
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The home PC has evolved into what is now considered a modern-day home entertainment system. Capable of behaving like a television, home cinema, game station, work station, music player and much more, the home PC is far more capable than it has ever been before. But with all these capabilities come complexities, and there are several things to consider when investing in any form of home entertainment. This is what Easy PC plans to simplify …
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Playing with fancy food

I never play with my food. I used to find it more fun to dunk my face in a plate of grub rather than try and make words using Alphabetti Spaghetti. But there are some creative people out there who have been playing with funny foodstuffs and have produced some really fun and tasty artworks. check em out …
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Best Games of 2009

2009 was a great year in gaming. Titles such as Assassin’s Creed, Wolfenstein and Fallout 3 are quite simply some of the best games ever developed. If you’re still struggling to keep up with the new 2010 game releases, then why not catch up by playing the following, highly recommended 2009 releases (which are also a lot cheaper now than when they were first released) …
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Witness This face-lift

NEW URL: www.witnessthis.co.za

I have an incredibly talented big brother who has recently designed me a new blog – in a bright array of exciting technicolour! So hop on over for the latest posts and feel free to offer any criticisms – so long as they’re constructive. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated and I’d love to know what you think 🙂

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Welcome and enjoy your stay

Attention new blog readers and site visitors

I’VE noticed a few new faces around here and wanted to welcome any new readers of Witness This, which has grown substantially in readership over the last couple of months. Thank you to all my regular readers (Eric) for your continued support, this wouldn’t be happening if it wasn’t for you 🙂

Publishing dates
For the newcomers: I try my best to publish new content three times a week.

  • Mondays: I publish a techno-related column that I write for the Witness newspaper. These are usually the more meaty posts in which a lot of time and effort is spent. They are mostly archived under gadgets & tech and range from reviews, mobile technology and gaming to virtual reality.
  • Wednesdays: Working in a newsroom I get free access to news wires and often to try to pull something new and interesting off them to publish mid-week. These posts are usually archived under news & media, and include promotion & events and opinion & analysis pieces.
  • Fridays: Every Friday you can look forward to a Happy Friday piece. These are most often fun, entertaining or uplifting posts well-suited to a Friday afternoon and include a selection of feel-good videos.

The archive
Everything that I archive is carefully crafted to hold its value and relevance. So whether you read posts when they first appear or several months later, they should still offer something new, interesting or entertaining. Posts that expire (such as news pieces) are deleted once they are no longer relevant.

Categories have always been a contested issue on blogs (i.e. the value and use of them has been questioned). I’ve done my best to categorise each post into a single category alongside (to your right, and up a bit). However, I would recommend rather looking under the pages running along the top of this blog if you’re keen to read previous entries.

What’s available
There are now close to 200 posts archived under my various pages. So if you are new here (welcome) I Have put together a post of some of my favourite pieces I’ve written to date, which is very easy to navigate and browse through. If interested check out Blogger’s Greatest Hits.

Future developments
Everything I know about blogging I have learnt through practice over the last couple of years. I never expected this blog to grow as much as it has and am now looking to take it to the next level. I have plans to get it hosted locally soon, which will allow me to add some new & exciting widgets and features.

The soppy bit
The best thing about blogging and networking for me personally is freely sharing ideas, expertise and experiences with others so that we may all learn and grow together. I always endeavour to share what I learn with others (check online tips & tricks) and encourage others to do the same. I guess what I’m trying to say it I … I love you guys 🙂

Feel free to drop a comment and introduce yourselves, and once again, a warm welcome to any newcomers and I hope you enjoy your stay.

Kind regards,
Galen Schultz

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Witness This (promo video)

MULTIMEDIA is fast becomming the ‘in’ thing in the South African media industry. Media organisations that offer online content in the form of video, podcasts and slideshows on their websites are getting a lot more traffic than those that simply regurgitate text stories with a couple of photographs.

The Natal Witness, although small, is gaining speed in the chase to jump onto the multimedia band-wagon. It’s currently getting a MyVideo channel professioanlly set up by Tristan Owen, and despite being critically under-staffed, we endeavour to bring fresh video content every week for your viewing pleasure.

Below is a fast-paced, action-packed promo video of the sport, music, art, theatre, news and entertainment videos produced for the Witness Online. It hints at what is already available and provides a taste of what is yet to come.

To see the full videos, and more, visit www.witness.co.za.

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