Monthly Archives: November 2005

Robbie Williams Ticket Madness

I joined the madness at Computicket on Friday evening to wait in queue for a chance to get my hands on some Robbie Williams tickets on Saturday morning. Fortunately luck was with me and I was not one of the many disappointed fans who missed out on tickets when they sold out at about midday. Yes, it apparently took all of three hours to sell every ticket that was going for the Pretoria and Cape …

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Grand Prix Masters Racing at Kyalami

I spent Sunday in the sun on the grandstand at the inaugural Grand Prix Masters race which was held at Kyalami. What a show it was! Upon arrival, the exotic cars were already screaming around the track, laying down some rubber in anticipation of more excitement to come. Shortly after that we decided to go on our pit walk, which was something new and interesting – a chance to see these speed machines up close, …

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Facilities and Management at Kyalami

I spent Sunday in the sun on the grandstand at the inaugural Grand Prix Masters race which was held at Kyalami International(yeah, whatever) Raceway. They don’t even have a webpage to link to. So let me get the bitching over first: 1) Kyalami is a great track, surrounded by crappy facilities. There are no bathrooms anywhere to be found around the track. The grandstands are not covered, not even on the main straight. There is …

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Jonga – South Africa’s Search Engine

I’ve been privileged this week to be able to test a new search engine to be launched for South Africa soon. (Ok, actually I bitched about how it was indexing my blog like crazy and then Alistair Carruthers from Jonga contacted me about a tweak they made to correct the issue and offered me the chance to check out the service.) Unfortunately, I can’t divulge the url of the test servers, so don’t ask. Here’s …

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Support Via Email or Phone

Bitch bitch bitch. How can one be expected to be an effective support engineer, when the only access one has to customer systems is via email and phone. Software is far too complicated to be able to provide effective support in an offline manner, especially with foreign language customers. But hey, the model works in the States (all english speaking) so it must work in the rest of the world. Bah humbug.

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