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In which Randolph sustains a concussion and whiplash at the same time

Car accidents, I've had a few... In what must have been 1997, because the song Barbie Girl was released that year (it was how I referred to my best friend's girlfriend), I was in a car accident. Barbie's family had a house next to a lake outside of Johannesburg, and we were going to drive … Continue reading In which Randolph sustains a concussion and whiplash at the same time

Reinvention

In 1990 I started at boarding school, aged 13. In what turned out to be eighteen months of living hell* interspersed with a life-long friendship or two, I learned the value of reinventing myself. I remember lying on my hostel bed a few weeks into the first term thinking that I could be anybody I … Continue reading Reinvention

Mailgun is a terrible company and it has nothing to do with their technical ability

There's a saying that if something makes you angry you should wait before writing about it. In June 2016, I signed up my company in South Africa with Mailgun, and shortly thereafter connected a subdomain so we could send emails. We didn't need 10,000 emails. Rather, we send between 50 - 100 a month, even … Continue reading Mailgun is a terrible company and it has nothing to do with their technical ability

I made it

In June 1994, my father died at the age of 41. In May this year I outlived him, but for psychological reasons I needed to celebrate my 42nd birthday to make it "official". Well, I made it. Saturday 22 December was the big day and now I kind of feel like counting birthdays is no … Continue reading I made it