Daily Archives: 6 February 2009

Getting Closer

Fire on the Helderberg above Somerset West

If you compare this photo to the one in my previous post, that was taken last night, you can see that the fires are closer. They must be getting quite close to the suburbs high up the mountainside.

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Fire on the Helderberg

Fire on the Helderberg

There has been a fire around Stellenbosch for the past few days and last night it had spread onto Helderberg, above Somerset West. This photo was taken from my front garden in Strand.

Nerdmag BlackBerry offer

Nerdmag are offering a BlackBerry Curve 8310 smartphone as a prize; so despite the fact that I am not the luckiest soul around I thought I’d have a go at winning it.

I’ve had a look at the features and think these are the coolest of them.

  • I love the full QWERTY keyboard. Having a deaf wife that relies on text messaging, I think that all handsets should have these.
  • The wide screen and trackball are great too as they will make web browsing that much easier. I do a lot of web browsing on my phone.
  • The GPS and mapping features are nice for someone like me that is always on the lookout for and trying to find directions to cool locations to photograph.

I have no interesting cell phone related stories. I am “teh boring” when it comes to cell phones. I always have the more affordable, less featured handsets and have never lost, destroyed or had one stolen. So I think I need to win this shiny, feature-packed smartphone so that I can step into the light and catch up with all the cool kids of the cell phone world.