Zuma formally charged

Hot on the heels of winning the presidency of the African National Congress, the Grade Five-educated Jacob Zuma (clearly he isn't smarter than a fifth grader) has been formally charged with corruption.

Da same, da same

Molly is back in doggie hospital with the same symptoms as Saturday. She was fine up until this morning when I went to feed her and Biscuit. She was dehydrated, emitting from both ends, and drunk on her feet. I really hope she doesn't die.


R1200 later (excluding the cost of the dog or the vaccination of Biscuit and her new diet food), it turns out Molly has Coccidiosis. I'm happy that she's alive, and I probably would have spent a lot more than that, but it is a good lesson for others: make sure your new puppy is properly … Continue reading Coccidiosis

Sickly child

Today is my 31st birthday. It has been overshadowed by a sickly animal, the new dachshund we got this week (we are going to call her Molly). I am very worried about her, so we're going to the vet at 5pm.

ShutOff 2000

Having lost all but one version of the source code for ShutOff 2000, I re-released it today, ten days early, as a point release (2.8.3). 2.8.2 fixed a problem with date formats across different timezones, so I just re-applied those changes to the 2.8.1 code-base, plus a couple of other minor enhancements.

So it begins

The African National Congress, the ruling party of South Africa, has amended the SA Constitution to increase the number of members in the National Executive Committee, reportedly to increase the number of women in high office.


My email is gone (well, a large chunk between May and November), and I've only got an older version of the ShutOff 2000 source code (2.8.1, which is one point release old, and I know what I changed), but the rest is recoverable, or recreatable.