Daily Archives: Monday 24/01/2011

Photo Gallery: Chantelle and Family Swellendam Week (2011-01-24) My Life | Photo Gallery 24 JAN 2011

Jessica, Chantelle and my mom joined Monty and Cheryl for a relaxing week long holiday at Swellendam. Unfortunately for me, I was stuck at home working. Sigh, not fair I tell you, not fair! :P

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Ryan’s Call to Arms My Life 24 JAN 2011

I’ll admit the following call to arms e-mail sent out by Ryan to Karl, Terrance and myself in recruiting for Tuesday evening’s upcoming XBOX FIFA get together had Chantelle and I both chuckling out aloud.

(Though she had been laughing far louder earlier on in the evening when I gracefully stood up out of the chair after supper, with plate in hands, turned the corner towards the kitchen and promptly slipped on the newly polished floor. As my legs pumped furiously to try and regain my balance, my hands were juggling with my plate, before eventually managing to compose myself enough to deposit the plate safely on the counter.

God knows the look I must have had on my face during those split seconds!)

Anyway, back to Ryan’s email which managed to put a smile on my face, spelling mistakes and all:

A tale, a request, a plea

Its time…the xbox controllers must be calling you, like sirens along the jagged coastline, luring you towards this plea…”play with us, play with us”. The cob web forest over my xbox grows more dense every hour…if we don’t make haste, it may forever disappear along with the memories it brings. But wait, there is a shimmering light of hope burning in a distant corner….a wanderer from Gordon’s Bay is approaching, alone without his soul mate and demon spawn, craving some quality male bonding, without this, he might shrivel up and die. A red bearded man is opening up his cave door welcoming in the lonely wanderer, inviting him to bask in the warm glow in the middle of the cave…our only hope is the knowledge that we have 2 more waiting for the call…Will you, the afternoon walker and the goat doctor take up this call to arms this coming Tuesday, ensuring the wanderer survives the lonely week….and vanquish the cobweb forest once and for all?

So… poetic and epic all rolled up into one! ;)

original white xbox 360 gaming console

[Oh, and in case you are wondering about the reference to me being abandoned by Chantelle and Jessica, that is because for the whole of this week my wife and my daughter have been whisked away by her parents for a week long stay at a gorgeous guest house on the river in Swellendam. So, so jealous.]

Managing the files on Your iPod: CopyTrans Manager – An Alternative to iTunes! CodeUnit 24 JAN 2011

I am not a particularly big media consumer, especially when it comes to my iPod, but I do enjoy taking it along to my gym sessions to keep my mind nice and distracted while I work up a sweat. Now while iTunes is the default way for managing your little music box in the Windows realm, it is definitely one of the more bloated software solutions out there, and so one that I try to avoid installing at all costs.

Enter my new favourite iPod management software tool, the extremely lightweight and free to use CopyTrans Manager!

CopyTrans Manager is a full iPod management suite, allowing you to add or remove music, video, podcast files at will, alter playlists, add album artwork, edit tags and even synchronize your device. Weighing in at under 3 MB, by far the coolest feature is that you can run it directly from your iPod itself, meaning that you can manage your iPod’s contents no matter which computer you plug it into!

And did I mention it is free?

Bottom line, it is pretty damn awesome – And that is extremely nifty in my book! :)

Related Link: http://www.copytrans.net/copytransmanager.php