Computer’itis and seasons greetings


It’s the end of the year, and I’m going to do my damn’dest not to look at a computer, email or even my PDA for at least the next 5 days… It’s called computer’itis and it what you get when all you see and hear is your LCD and the clack of your keyboard – far too much time in front of the machine makes Jack a dull boy – time to relax and unwind, do different things, and enjoy the time off.

Hope you are well wherever you are in the world, and that you have a great festive season and a happy hew year.

Adios for now ;-)

Zimbabwe crisis on ITV


I’m busy watching a news feature of how the Zimbabwean police are going on to farms in Zim, and just taking what they want without asking or paying, then selling it or auctioing it of for money. What angers me is that the ITV presenter made it sound like this never happened until “this first official proof was received by ITV”. I know there’s nothing I can do, but I’m just angry.

How do you feel about it?

Google Zeitgeist 2005


_ Google Press Center: Zeitgeist

It turns out that looking at the aggregation of billions of search queries people type into Google reveals something about our curiosity, our thirst for news, and perhaps even our desires. Considering all that has occurred in 2005, we thought it would be interesting to study just a few of the significant events, and names that make this a memorable year. (We’ll leave it to the historians to determine which ones are lasting and which ephemeral.) We hope you enjoy this selective view of our collective year.

Makes for some pretty interesting reading… Notice how Wikipedia has grown steadily, whilst podcasting hasn’t yet reached it’s tipping point.

Hat tip: Damien

WordPress 2.0 Release Candidate


_ WordPress Development Blog › WordPress 2.0 Release Candidate

The next release of WordPress is drawing near. Please help us shake out any last remaining bugs by downloading and testing the 2.0 Release Candidate. If all goes well, the Release Candidate will become 2.0 final. We’re almost there. Download, test, and head over to the Beta Forum to let us know if the Release Candidate is ready for prime time.

Looking forward to it!

Un Accomodated > living in South African townships


_ Away* » Blog Archive » Un Accomodated.

Thats the story. Why am telling this story, well, last night I was stranded in Rosebank. So I spent a night at the ‘Rosebank Hotel’, it cost me a 900 bucks 150 for the porn channel.

I feel dirty.

I’ve often had people ask me what it was like growing up in South Africa, and my response is normally “pretty much the same as you had, I imagine, give or take a few major things not part of my consciousness…”. Anyways, this post from Lebogang in Johannesburg had me laughing out loud, ‘cos it’s so true and so real, yet despite it all there is an honesty and a positive side which you just have to laugh at ;-)

Check out his photography too at Sinah

The DOs and DON’Ts of Picking Up a Girl in the Computer Lab


_ [this blog will be titled when inspiration strikes me]: The DOs and DON’Ts of Picking Up a Girl in the Computer Lab

It’s best to start out subliminally. Head to a music website and find a soothing, sexual track, something like Marvin Gaye, Norah Jones, or MC Hammer. Turn the volume down so low that she can barely hear it, just high enough that she’s hearing it loud and clear where it matters: in her loins. She won’t even know what she’s hearing, or where it’s coming from, but she’ll be strangely drawn to you and your lab computer, like a baby to an inviting teat.

Blimey, this is great humour ;-) Go check it out…

Hat tip: Peter