Monthly Archives: January 2008

Biking Gear

As Reinhardt commented on my previous post, adopting a policy of ATGATT (All The Gear All The Time) is the most successful way to protect yourself when riding a bike. And so the day dawned where I had to start my own spending spree in search of the gear that would suit me most. I drew on the experience of two mentors here. In fact if you’re looking to start biking GET YOURSELF A MENTOR. …

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The Dreaded Learner’s License

The first step in my mission to acquire a speedy set of two-wheels is, of course, the Learner’s Licence test. It’s simple, in theory. So I phoned 0860GAUTENG, pressed the required random digit to get through to an operator, and requested a booking. My timing was, of course, less than stellar, as I phoned during late December, at a time when none of the scheduled test times were available. Nevertheless, I was put onto the …

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PowerAlert.co.za Says Keep the TV On [Idiots in the Dark Division]

Yes, at this time of crisis, with a desperate shortage of electricity, the best thing YOU can do is: Keep your TV on! Morons. TVs use huge amounts of power. Turn the damn thing off. Oh, but wait, if everyone turned off their TV how would we continue to brainwash the masses? [Link: PowerAlert.co.za] Not worth the time really. Oh, and I’ve solved Eskom’s problem: Implement Daylight Saving Time. It has a strong history of …

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