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South African Rhino Poaching


Hi Friends.

Great to be on holiday and have some time to pick things up a bit on TherandomG. It is a rainy day here in Durban but my excited boys insisted on going for a walk along the promenade anyway. That is when we stumbled across this…

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This is Lucas standing next to his creation, a pretty nifty sand castle. Shot with a Pentax WG II
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Stop Poaching Rhino, shot with a Pentax WG II

Lucas comes down to the beach everyday and builds his display. I am hoping that he changes it up a little while I am here so I can take more photos of his work. It seems like a lot of labor just for the right to put a bucket on the floor and rely on tips from passers by. I really hope that people support him and he makes a decent living from this. I think it’s fantastic!

As for South African Rhino Poaching, I must admit that I am embarrassed and angry at the whole state of affairs regarding the demise of this awesome creature. I mean, the various initiatives and events dedicated to saving the Rhino must have generated millions by now and still we have lost 588 animals this year alone. What about the thousands of guys running around with guns that would probably shoot a poacher on site? Pity we can’t pay them some of these proceeds to go put a few heads on poles. That will show the bastards.

Lastly to all those that are dedicated to the conservation of the Rhino. TherandomG solutes you, I hope that this and surrounding governments actually catch a bit of a clue and exercise a little leadership and get you the support you need. I wonder what our army do all day long? Dangit, do we even have an army?

OK that’s it for this one.

As always.
Love and Respect.
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Branding a WordPress Blog #2 The Gravatar


This is in response to feedback from my post Branding a WordPress Blog. A special thanks to Being Spontaneous and Gazzart for taking the time to give some advice and feedback.

I think I have a winner!
Sorry, I can’t keep it simple! 🙂
I liked the idea of the acronym TRG to shorten The Random G but having 3 letters in an icon that sometimes appears very small makes it impossible to read. So, I had to take the decision to just use the G which is my initial. This has allowed me to still chuck a pretty busy logo together but still have it fairly easy to read. I am glad that I could fit a Cross in. Crosses are cool!

If you read my last article, I mentioned that you should use a transparent .png file which will work well for branding you photos and illustrations.
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Here is a photo I took while holding $20 000.  The money is long  gone but I still have the photo 🙂 I have added my Logo to the bottom right corner seems to look pretty good?
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Must admit it was pretty cool to have 200 000ZAR in my hand, even though I spent it that same day.

As always
Love and Respect
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