Monthly Archives: February 2006

SA BlogAwards

Vote SD! Stem SD! Vote here! Forget about local government elections, the *real* issue at hand is voting for your favourite South African blogs. Woohoo! I’m nominated in two categories: Best post on a South African blog – the one post which took game in 2005: Read the post here. and Best South African tech blog – best SA technology-focused blog. Reasons to vote for me: I didn’t go overseas. I got retrenched. I need …

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Sandbox Rock High Flyerz

I’ve just got back from High Flyerz, where Sandbox happened to be playing. Wow! These guys rock. If you’re looking for the party that rocks the party, find Sandbox. You will NOT be disappointed. Tags: sandbox, rock, highflyerz, music, SouthAfricanRockMusic

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Computer Lab Stupidity, Telkom Ignorance, iBurst iGo-WayTooLite

iWeek is a tree-killing news weekly from the same team who bring us the excellent ITWeb. Here follows my take on a few stories that were run in the 16 February 2006 edition. “Wits students get computer lab” HP and Aptronics donated a lab for post-grads at Wits University to use. Faculty member’s response: “they hoped that post-graduates would… …not be tempted to try their hand at hacking or vandalism.” Ummm, hacking (to write or …

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iWee, erm, k.

I visited the iWeek website with intent to look at a few stories to make comments on (see coming post). Imagine the surprise that my low-bandwidth capped browser presented. It seems the site developers at ITWeb/iWeek have chosen a rather strategic place to split their logo. Hints at a new Apple product maybe? Excuse me, I just had an urge to visit the bathroom… iWee. Tags: ITWeb, iWeek, humour, logo, image, apple

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I’m Loving This Gmail Google Talk

I logged into my Gmail account this morning and voila, Gmail Talk is active. It works brilliantly – totally smashes the overhead of running a third party app, and its quick and intuitive. I especially love the feature where if you type a smiley, it does a magical inline rotation and conversion to a smiley type icon!! What fun! Thanks Google. Tags: google, gmail, talk, gtalk, googletalk, smiley

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