Yesterday was a big day for out and proud queer people in Johannesburg, being the 14th Annual Pride Parade and Mardi Gras. I didn’t go. Instead, I drove Nick to a company where he did a whole bunch of psychometric tests as part of a graduate recruitment programme. He’s looking for a job, you see. Anyway, I bought a book and a Steer’s cheese burger, and waited the three hours or so until he was done, and it was worth every second.
The Pride after-party (we’ll find any excuse to have a party) was not as successful as we might have expected, but the venue was a new club that opened last night, called Kulcha. As a venue it has a lot of great potential, including location. Let’s hope that this place will last. There’s nowhere else to go anyway.
On the programming front, I realised that Visual Basic 6.0 is dying a slow and painful death in the software development world, so I decided to start playing with Microsoft Visual C#, part of the Visual Studio .NET suite. So far, I have made one button do something when you click on it, a message box pop up, and a timer to show the current date and time. I’m really chuffed with myself.
The paperwork for a business plan I mentioned previously in another blog was signed off on Friday afternoon. Now we visit the next step. I’m not much closer to my target of ten billion euros by my thirtieth birthday though.