Category: General

  • That indiscriminate virus

    Perhaps it’s a cathartic self-indulgence, but amongst this highlights reel I feel a niggling personal obligation to share the story of my run-in with Covid-19.  What started with a mild head cold evolved into headaches, high fevers and decreasing oximeter readings. Home isolation is a mental beast where you realise you are your own under-qualified […]

  • Why did blogs die off?

    I read this essay a couple weeks ago and it really resonated with my relationship with blogging. It’s also a beautifully constructed, engaging page design worth checking out. “The web today is built for apps—and I think we need to take it back.“ Robin Rendle Robin Rendle succinctly describes the death of blogs, the rise […]

  • Productivity hacks

    Two new apps that have helped my desktop productivity this month: – @CleanShot_app – the best screen capturing tool out there! – @soulver – notepad meet calculator. A smart way to explore scenarios + experiments with numbers. Originally posted on Twitter

  • Outplayed

    These critters are evolving MUCH faster than us during this pandemic. FACT. He got TV + Minecraft banned today (bad behaviour). So… he calls a school friend on @MicrosoftTeams and gets him to record his TV. Which is playing @Minecraft videos on @YouTube. 👏🏻

  • 5 years later…

    5 years ago today, at around this very time, we sat eating Reuben sandwiches for breakfast in a fancy restaurant in Nolita, New York. Hashing out a new commercial agreement with fancy execs of one of the world’s largest online payment systems. A few hours later, a neighbourhood across, we were in Matt’s apartment with […]

  • Lockdown essential services

    Yebo Fresh always felt like it was going to play a significant, socially impactful role providing for the underserved township markets of South Africa. Last year, no one could have predicted the coronavirus, or South Africa’s crippling lockdown, but Yebo Fresh’s vision has been magnified and its scale fast-tracked to help get grocery deliveries to […]

  • Over and out

    A hearty congratulations to the Over team on a very newsworthy acquisition. Immensely proud to be a friend of the co-founders Matt Winn and Aaron Marshall and filled with gratitude to have journeyed with them as an angel investor. An inspiring story of American friends, and a supportive family, that fell in love with Cape […]

  • Cape Town 7s

  • The Crossing

  • Five point zero

    Today we officially welcome Bebo – WordPress 5.0. Having used this software since version 1.5, way back in 2005, it’s monumental to think how it has matured, and how it has impacted my life in so many ways.  A massive round of applause to Matt Mullenweg for championing this evolution, and all of those open […]

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