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Android "Rolling" TOP "20" Apps and my Galaxy S2

Posted by Rene C Schutte on October 12, 2011 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (7)

I wonder how many apps the general smartphone user has on their phone, and what they really use. Having read quite a few "Top 20" app list articles of course it was only natural that I would jump on this bandwagon, except, in my case perhaps hook on a trailer as I seem to use 45 apps to the point where I feel a need to share my thoughts on these wonderfull applications, many completely free from the Android Market Plac...

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Photograph Lightning in Ten ...err Eleven Easy Steps

Posted by Rene C Schutte on October 2, 2011 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are some settings I have found useful in taking photos of lightning bolts. Hope this helps you with your pics :)

  1. Tripod 
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Nokia N900 Review

Posted by Rene C Schutte on July 23, 2010 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (6)

 So being at the bottom end of the globe at the southern tip of Africa I waited patiently for my Nokia N900 which was back-ordered in Dec 2009 and finally was launched in June 2010 here in South Africa. Being a long-time Nokia fan like so many of you I couldn't wait to get my hands on this new baby. If course there is the inevitable transitional period of "where did this featu...

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Spanish Dancing in Inhambane, Mozambique

Posted by Rene C Schutte on April 30, 2010 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)


My mind is still reeling from the magical moments we shared on the latest scubaversity trip, September 2008 to Inhambane, Mozambique. The experience accentuated by the long delay since my last ocean diving in April this year. That’s just too long, isn't it?

Leaving at midnight, well almost, on the luxury coach complete wi...

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Diving USA - Central Florida

Posted by Rene C Schutte on February 19, 2010 at 5:12 PM Comments comments (0)

Ever wondered how the diving is in the state of Florida, USA? Well, if you ever do get a chance to go out there, then rest assured there is enough to do in terms of blowing bubbles, and it's most defintely worth it!

Recently visiting Disney World, attending an IT conference and wanting to do a bit more than saying "hi" to Mickey, I was ve...

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The Quest for the Perfect Headphones / Earphones / Ear Thumps!

Posted by Rene C Schutte on November 22, 2009 at 5:08 PM Comments comments (21)

So who of you out there does not own a set of headphones or six for your iPod shuffle, Nano, MP3 player or Music capable cell phone?

 Most of us tend to focus on the next glitzy music playing device. Should we go Apple and iTunes or Nokia Music store music.nokia.co.za (at least availa...

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Durban Rocks Scubaversity

Posted by Rene C Schutte on October 4, 2009 at 5:08 AM Comments comments (8)

You are indeed privileged to spend a quick and powerfully refreshing weekend away diving along one of the lesser spoken of areas of Durban and Umhlanga, South Africa with a great group from scubaversity!!!


The reefs and wrecks are definetely something to be experienced in your diving career. Although this area is not always that great with regar...

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When will my Nokia replace my SEIKO??

Posted by Rene C Schutte on September 18, 2009 at 8:22 PM Comments comments (12)

It seems in the world today we have almost as many makes and models of cell phones to choose from as wrist watches and every day a whole bunch of new ones are available. They twist, slide, vibrate, play music, photos, Internet, and a list as long as my arm of other things that makes Captain Kirk look like he was talking into a cheese grater when asking Scotty to beam him up.

And like with wrist watches you...

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WITS University FOSS Awareness Day (FOSS AD)

Posted by Rene C Schutte on September 4, 2009 at 7:31 PM Comments comments (3)

(Sep 2009)

True to the spirit of celebrating Software Freedom Day later this month, WITS hosted its first FOSS Awareness Day event within the KIM portfolio. In previous years similar events have been hosted by the School of Math Sciences with the B.Sc students demonstrating their technical achievements using FOSS (Free & Open Sourc...

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Monterey Bay - Cool Waters & Warm Hearts

Posted by Rene C Schutte on August 24, 2009 at 4:13 PM Comments comments (4)

(July, 2009)

As on all my (not so many) business trips I always look out for a chance to take a dip in the nearest pond or ocean with my scuba gear. It is after all a passion  of note, and besides, I have never once regretted taking my gear along just in case I get a chance to blow a few bubbles.

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