Monthly Archives: March 2005

Unofficial Standard Bank Credit Vetting

I have a problem with Standard Bank and the way they handle their Credit Card Division. Apart from their bumbling incompetence, I discovered a way to obtain all the balance details on a particular credit card. What’s more scary, the level of security is minimal. Here’s how: 1) Dial +27 11 241 1000 2) Press ‘2’ for Balance and Payment details. 3) Key in the credit card number. 4) Press ‘1’ to confirm 5) Enter …

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Predictable Vanishing Act

Suddenly, after being solicited to us for weeks, within days of R.E.M. leaving the country, no more of their music is being played by mainstream radio. How sad. I hope the DJs and their producers, as well as the concert promoters feel very shameful at their blatant attempts to exploit the public. Does the SABC really think we’re that stupid?

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REM Concert Photos

Well, here it is, eventually, the link to my (prohibited) photos of R.E.M.’s concert in Johannesburg on 10 March 2005. There’s actually a dodgy video clip or four in that collection too. (I eventually ran out of memory on my camera). Enjoy!

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Culturally Liberated Expression

What a phenomenal story! A uniquely talented artist going by the name “Banksy” walked into the four largest museums in New York City and proceeded to exhibit his own works – simply a case of sticking them on the wall, really. Fantastic. Apparently two of the works have been removed, but the other two remain on display. I strongly believe South African artists should consider this option – the levels of security should be far …

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LPI Level 1 Certified

Great news! I’m ecstatic to announce that I passed my LPIC Level 1 Certification and will be looking into Level 2 in the near future. More info about LPI is here. You can verify my certification here. Just plug in my LPIID : LPI000076500 (a styling LPI number, isn’t it?) and my verification code: nke8af4ju3.

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