. Durbz Blog: December 2005

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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Happy Holidays

Finally the time has come, and I'm off on leave today. Whohoo..

Wow. What a year, a birth of a beautiful baby, and the sad loss of a loved one, so in all a rather "entertaining" year. But I have to admit, that its been a exciting year,with so many lessons learnt.

I guess living at the beach doesn't count as going on holiday, cause you already on holiday, so I am going to relax for the next to weeks, in front of my TV, and drink loads and loads of beer.

So to everyone who reads this blog, THANK YOU. I promise I will try and blog more next year.
Have an awesome festive season, Drink lots but don't drive. And just be merry.

Have fun,

Friday, December 09, 2005

Web Blog Awards

I see its that time of the year again, where the International Weblog awards takes place.
They have a category for "Best Middle East or Africa Blog", which only includes 1 South African blog this year. It is a step up from last year, where I think we had none. Joblog highlighted this last year.

But what suprises me more is that its a relativley unknown South African blog called "The Fishbowl", first time I seen this blog (of which I have hundreds of South African Blogs), has cracked the nod in this category.
The Fishbowl lacks visual appeal, and the content is well boring. It has a standard blogger template, and has about 3 comments in the last 15 articles ??

I know my blog def doesn't match up to some of the other South African blogs we have out there, but surely the likes of Cherryflava, Joblog, Chumpstyle, SerenityDawn etc etc , the list could go on and on, could have easily cracked a nod in this category.

We looking forward to the South African Blog Awards, which thanks to Cheery Cherry we should have hopefully organised again next year.

Anyways, go vote anyways for The Fishbowl at "Best Middle East or Africa Blog", and lets get South African Bloggin onto the World map :)

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

South African Mapping

Am most of you know, I am mapping befok. Still want my GPS for Christmas, but one day. Google Maps still leads mapping in my mind in the world, but locally we have a few options. Swoop used to be quite cool, but they seem to have stopped doing much. Now Brabys Mapping have come to the party. WOW. Developed by a local Durban Company, AAT, They do driving directions, which is a big plus in South Africa, and the maps are clear and concise. Only problem that I have is all the silly flashing advertising around the page, but hey I guess someone has to pay the bills.
Bookmark them; you never know when you have to have to drive down to durbz, who knows you may just never get lost again.