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Towards the light

Winter solstice By Kim Browne The winter solstice has come and gone and even though some say “the worst of winter is yet to come”, it’s always a turning point for me. Every day it stays lighter for longer and soon we’ll be waking up to spring. I’m not a winter person and I like [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:15:02+02:00June 24th, 2016|Posts|Comments Off on Towards the light

When perfect becomes the enemy of great

Things that work may not be perfect By Louis Eksteen A friend advised me the other day not take the unnecessary risk of trying to make something that’s working well, perfect. He explained that too often one tries to get something that’s working well already to a perfect state, just to break the whole thing in [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:15:19+02:00June 24th, 2016|Posts|Comments Off on When perfect becomes the enemy of great

Dealing with Dropbox

Dropbox is setting you infinitely free By Louis Eksteen At The Toast we use Dropbox all the time. It’s an amazing feat of tech wizardry in the connected age that lets you save, share and retrieve any file anywhere. Its sync feature that can seamlessly keep your local computer files up to date with your cloud (internet) files [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:15:43+02:00May 27th, 2016|Posts|Comments Off on Dealing with Dropbox

A toast to new beginnings

You never know what can happen By Kim Browne I can’t believe we’re already five months into the year and winter isn’t coming... it’s already here! Five years in, we remain busier than ever and have really not had time to catch our breath. The month that’s been was a life-changing one for me personally, [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:16:10+02:00May 27th, 2016|Posts|Comments Off on A toast to new beginnings

Long live entrepreneurs

Viva five! By Kim Browne “To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue. These five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.” Confucius It’s hard to believe but Twisted Toast has reached its milestone 5th birthday and there’s been plenty reminiscing happening this month. Before you think we forgot to [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:16:28+02:00March 31st, 2016|Posts|Comments Off on Long live entrepreneurs

Librarians unite

How the humble library search gave birth to Google By Louis Eksteen A friend’s son in grade nine recently received career guidance counselling at school. After completing a battery of aptitude and other tests, he was provided with a list of career options to consider. He is a gifted scholar of mathematics, so the first few [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:16:48+02:00March 31st, 2016|Posts|Comments Off on Librarians unite

The new social, working locally, and building worlds

The new social, working locally, and building worlds Insights and thoughts from Design Indaba 2016 The Twisted Toast design team attended the Johannesburg simulcast of the final day of Design Indaba 2016, and came back with new ideas, things to think about and a ton of questions. This was my first time at the Indaba, [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:17:08+02:00February 26th, 2016|Posts|Comments Off on The new social, working locally, and building worlds

Internet security does not exist

Internet security woes By Louis Eksteen As web developers, we are often asked by clients if internet security exists. Our answer is no. All websites are at risk of being attacked, hacked, compromised or in some or other way interfered with by the dark masters of the web. This happens everywhere, all the time. If you cannot [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:17:18+02:00February 26th, 2016|Posts|Comments Off on Internet security does not exist

Super-charged Like

Loving the Like By Kim Browne   Like is so over-used and I’m just loving the new Facebook emojicons. I had to physically stop myself from loving, wowing and laughing my way through the latest posts this morning. It’s nice to have an angry & sad face too – you don’t really want to “like” anyone’s misfortune. Awkward [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:40:49+02:00February 26th, 2016|Posts|Comments Off on Super-charged Like

Facebook soars, Twitter falls

Why Facebook trumps Twitter By Louis Eksteen The social media scene in 2016 is shaping up to be very different to the recent past. Apart from Facebook not putting a foot wrong, Snapchat seems poised for significant monetisation, with influential advertising decision makers calling this innovative messaging service the one to watch this year. Many large brands [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:40:49+02:00January 29th, 2016|Posts|Comments Off on Facebook soars, Twitter falls