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Engineering simplicity

Today’s a special day for this website: it finally gains a user-friendly homepage that showcases all the functions I’ve built up (and re-built!) over the past five months. I’ll miss the big cover photograph of the compass, but I realise nobody comes here to look at photographs of compasses (no matter how much I liked…
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GUIDE: Sharing off-road walking directions

Giving people on-road directions are hard enough, but when it comes to off-road it’s almost impossible. Take the extremely popular Pretoria Boeremark market, for example, with dozens of stalls and hundreds of visitors. “Turn left at the second cheese stall, walk 200m and then take your first right by the organic mushrooms” won’t work for…
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Two months in

In the last two months, there are two undeniable lessons this site has taught me: 1) There will always be a feature to refine or develop further 2) Making things simple for the end-user can be really complex to implement Back when I launched this website, I stayed focused by asking myself, “What is the…
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It all starts here

I first fell in love with the power of ‘short’ addresses when I visited London in 2009 and was exposed to their postcode system … where short postcodes don’t just lead you to a suburb, but to a doorway. Why couldn’t we have that in South Africa? Ten years later, why do we still not?…
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