Monthly Archives: December 2005

Living 2005

This year my mantra has largely been “Live life and use technology as if it is the year 2005”. By and large I’m getting there – My car has a lot of technology built in. I’ve got wireless internet at home. I can surf from anywhere in my house. I’ve streamlined my ability to migrate across various computers (I’ve used at least 4 different computers as a primary machine in the past half year) by …

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Put Jonga Search in Firefox’s Search Bar

Today I wanted to perform a search on Jonga.co.za, South Africa’s newest search engine. I, however, really did not feel like opening another tab in Firefox and typing out ‘double-you double-you double-you dot jay oh’ etc. etc.. – I was in serious lazy mode, so instead I created a handy Search Engine addition for Firefox’s Search Bar. And now you can get it too! Just click “Jonga Search” on this page to install. Technorati Tags: …

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Batman Begins

At long last I saw Batman Begins on Sunday, and what a good show it was! With an excellent storyline, intense special effects, and the perfect balance of convincing acting, this is without a doubt the best Batman movie yet. Here’s hoping the new Superman movie lives up to the same high standard. Technorati Tags: batman, movies, superman

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Gold Reef City

On Friday Brad, Nadia, Willem and I spent the afternoon at Gold Reef City. Unfortunately the length of our visit could not be too long because we visited the Apartheid Museum earlier that day. Added to that we had an incompetent waiter or two where we tried to have lunch which delayed our afternoon even further. We definitely tried to squeeze too much into our day, but fortunately it was not a complete waste – …

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The Hacker’s Wine

I don’t check Stormhoek’s website that often (note to self: add feed to new feed reader), but I was wonderfully surprised when I read on gapingvoid about a few new “hacks” being implemented at Stormhoek. Here’s the new intro on the site: ‘new zealand has the best tech for making white wine. but south africa has better grapes. so obviously the “hacker” thing to do was to move the tech over to south africa and …

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