What I did on my day off (Part 2)

Yesterday I took a day of annual leave to sort out some issues pertaining to our upcoming emigration. Stage 2: Renewal of Police Clearance Certificate When we first decided to emigrate, it was clear that it would take a long time, and we would have to renew several things that had already been issued. OfContinue reading What I did on my day off (Part 2)

What I did on my day off (Part 1)

Yesterday I took a day of annual leave to sort out some issues pertaining to our upcoming emigration. Stage 1: Renewal of Driver’s Licence Card I woke up earlier (7am) than usual (8am), so that I could be at the Randburg Licencing Department to renew my driver’s licence card. It expires in August 2010, whichContinue reading What I did on my day off (Part 1)

Danny Glover is an obliviot

Once upon a time, I referred to obliviots as “tomcruises”, because Tom Cruise exemplified the term when he jumped on Oprah’s couch, said he would eat the placenta, and then backed out. They might all have been called “dannyglovers” if he had eaten the placenta. Anyway, Danny Glover is almost as ignorant as Pat Robertson.Continue reading Danny Glover is an obliviot

‘Verified’ By Visa? Surely you mean ‘Violated’?

Tonight I tried to buy tickets to a show. Some bloke called Jeremy Clarkson and a few of his mates are coming back for a fourth time to Johannesburg, and it’s the last chance we’ll get to see them for the foreseeable future. I tried seven times to buy those tickets. SEVEN TIMES. If VerifiedContinue reading ‘Verified’ By Visa? Surely you mean ‘Violated’?

Sometimes, “D’oh!” just doesn’t cut it …

"In the course of this discussion [Nicholson] changed the rules of the game, took his eyes off the ball and red-carded not only players but also spectators". Nicholson then overstepped his judicial authority by failing "to confine the judgement to the issues before the court; by deciding matters that were not germane or relevant; by creating new factual issues; by making gratuitous findings against persons who were not called upon to defend themselves; by failing to distinguish between allegation, fact and suspicion; and by transgressing the proper boundaries between judicial, executive and legislative functions."

Name and Shame of South African Spammers: Sahara Computers

The second crowd who can't seem to understand unsubscription requests is Sahara Computers. As in my previous incident with TurboCASH, I was receiving four copies of all their sales news. This is usually about ten emails a week, on average, including a price list exceeding 500KB. So, when the price list is sent out, I get over 1.5MB of spam.