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, which … Continue reading What I did on my day off (Part 1)
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
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 Verified … Continue reading ‘Verified’ By Visa? Surely you mean ‘Violated’?
Far be it from me to dictate who you should pick as your invisible friend in the sky, but there is an insidious movement in the world that is taking away the rights of people to live their lives in a free and open society. And for that group of people, do you *really* think … Continue reading And another thing …
I'm annoyed. But some background first. South Africa has "celebrities", because there really isn't an A-list and B-list differentiator. You qualify as a celebrity if: You act in a soapie (Egoli, 7de Laan, Villa Rosa) You have your photo taken at a rave (Cassie Booyse, a.k.a. Vernon Koekemoer) You release a CD You host a … Continue reading Celebrittle
We are back from a week-long holiday. It was fabulous. Unfortunately, all the fucktards on the road made it less fabulous. So, as a public service announcement, I'd like to tell all the bad drivers to die in a fire. Speed limits are limits, not targets. Truck drivers are especially bad (I reported three at … Continue reading And we’re back
"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."
A lot of things bug me (we all have issues, I guess), but when someone who runs a business like TurboCASH gets defensive and rude when I threaten legal action after my numerous requests to be removed from a mailing list go unanswered, this is the last straw.
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.
I purchased a domain recently (in May 2008) that had just expired, and immediately started receiving emails from various newsletters that the previous owner had subscribed to. That was fine. I was able to find unsubscribe options in most cases, and was successful in all those cases. Except for two.