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July 2008 Archive (56 posts)

Blisters for Bread | Rejoice Dean and Zania, we have finally faxed our entries in, officially making us part of this year's Blisters for Bread 5km charity fun walk in aid of the Peninsula School Feeding Association.So on the 31st August Dean, Zania, Chantelle and I will be donning ... (My Life | Sport & Health)
The Last Day at Home | So, today marks the last day of working at home for me as starting tomorrow, I'm back in the office full time, following the withdrawal of this 'privilege' of mine. As you may or may not know, the existence of this very blog caused a couple ... (My Life)
Galaxy Angel | The Angel Brigade, an elite branch of the Transbaal Empire military is currently assigned to search for the Lost Technology, mysterious items from the past that hold vast but unknown power and could spell unrivalled might for the Empire should they be found.Led by the ... (Anime | My Reviews)
CaClimb! | Okay, so now we have had CaPoo!, CaJump! and CaNavigate!, so next on the list is CaClimb! as I discovered for myself while outside looking for the damn cats so I could put them inside and go off to gym yesterday.Coco as per usual ... (My Life)
The Irishman and the Squaw | Two Red Indians and an Irishman were walking through the woods when all of a sudden one of the Red Indians ran up a hill to the mouth of a small cave. "Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!" he called into the cave and listened closely until he ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
PHP: Insert a String into another String | While most modern programming languages do feature a function that allows you to insert one string into another string at any given position, PHP for some or other reason simply doesn't. So while you might be well versed in using a good old insert(str,x) function ... (Programming)
Scary C! | I love C and I know that she loves me back, but sometimes I've got to wonder, like yesterday when I arrived home to find her hard at work cleaning the flat, a feat particularly worrying considering that this was her first day off in ... (My Life)
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay | Last week Chantelle and I made the fateful decision to go and watch the latest Harold and Kumar movie, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, a decision based entirely on the fact that Chantelle had laughed when she'd originally seen the trailer for the ... (My Reviews)
Pizza Beach | Seeing as Chantelle was working this weekend once again, I pretty much had to entertain myself and this meant getting to grips with Just Cause, a game I trashed horribly after the first try out, but now grudgingly admit to finding it quite enjoyable and ... (My Life)
CaNavigate! | So following the enthralling adventure of Coco and Olympus getting smart, we've already had CaPoo! and CaJump!, which now proudly brings me to CaNavigate!, the latest kittie intelligence exploit brought to us courtesy of that ever lovable ball of fur, Coco.Despite frequent attempts at trying ... (My Life)
Is it the Shoes?!? | So last weekend I had to go shoe shopping. As I mentioned before on these very pages, the only pair of smart black shoes, my trusty old Bronx look-alikes, gave up the ghost on Andrea's wedding day. And being the impatient man that I am, ... (My Life)
The Not So Sexy BMW | A woman walks into a fancy BMW dealership one morning and begins to browse around, finally spotting the car she likes, an exotic silver metallic BMW Z4 roadster. Walking over to inspect the car more closely, the lady bends over to run her hand over ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Sweat Shop! | Whew, I'm glad to report that the drive to get a more active gym routine going is still going strong at the moment. Monday nights is Katabox, the only class that I currently attend and then the rest of the week's evening outings to the ... (My Life | Sport & Health)
favicon.cc | You see that nifty little icon next to the URL in your Internet browser's address bar? That little icon is known as a favicon (short for favourites icon) and was originally used by Microsoft for their Internet Explorer favourites list. However, since then everyone has ... (Software & Sites)
Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE (Volume 5) | The End of a Fairy Tale: Following the trail of the stolen children of Spirit Town, Sakura is captured at the forbidden castle, where she encounters the golden-haired ghost! Syaoran and his friends - the sociable magician Fai D. Flowright, the master swordsman Kurogane, and ... (Manga | My Reviews)
CaJump! | Seeing as we made such a big deal about Coco's first outside poo (see here for the thrilling details), it seems fair to make just as much fuss about Olympus' latest feat, namely that of leaping from the floor right up onto the kitchen counter ... (My Life)
Turok: Son of Stone | After falling victim to a blind rage with bloody consequences, the young native Red Indian Turok got banished from his tribe - and was forced out to survive on his own, moulding him into a strong, brutal and proud warrior in the process.Years later, and ... (My Reviews)
Shocking Snackwich | I got a bit of a shock yesterday morning while making myself a snackwich for breakfast... no, literally I got a bit of a shock!Is this even possible? The snackwich press was on and ready to go, I placed my two lovingly crafted cheese sandwiches ... (General Nonsense)
Monty in the Middle | Wow, you know work is damn busy at the moment (thanks to the start of term this Monday) if I only managed to physically post about the past weekend now! As I've mentioned before, while Friday night saw Chantelle and I head out to Bernie's Moorings ... (My Life)
Block Application Execution by Faking a Debugger | Here's a little tip to block unwanted applications like viruses or any malware that you don't necessarily want running on your machine in the first place. The idea here is to use Window's debugging functionality to create an almost 'fake' debugging process to capture the ... (Programming)
A Little Cash in Hand | So I did my good deed for the day/month/year. Seeing as varsity started in full swing this morning, I am once again relegated to parking on middle campus and walking up because I am to cheap to buy a parking disc which I would hardly ... (General Nonsense)
No Card to Stand On | Despite the fact that Chantelle was NOT quite at her happiest with me on my return from work on Friday night, she couldn't exactly say no to some supper at Bertie's Moorings (especially since our TV was buggered), so off we twaddled to this quaint ... (My Life)
CaPoo! | Ah, it makes a proud parent's heart so glad to see their girl make their first ever poo out in the garden. Yup, it was with much bated breath that Chantelle and I sat outside in the sun yesterday, keeping very, very quiet so as ... (My Life)
Ultimate Avengers: The Movie | Towards the end of World War II, America's greatest hero in the form of the US super soldier Captain America was lost at sea as he battled to prevent a Nazi nuclear missile launch - but only after he had discovered that the real threat ... (My Reviews)
GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (Volume 8) | Caught in Urumi's blackmail scheme, Onizuka is forced to take his students out for an expensive meal. But, unable to pay for it, he decides to eat and run, turning his students into accomplices and getting hit by a car in the process! This unfortunate ... (Manga | My Reviews)
Remotely Changing Multiple Linux File Permissions with FileZilla | A large number of hosting companies exclusively run Linux-based servers, simply because they are cheaper to run and thereby allows the hosting company to offer more competitive hosting packages as a whole. Of course as a web developer, you are then stuck with Linux-specific Apache ... (Software & Sites)
The Incredible Hulk | It has been five years since Dr. Bruce Banner fled as a fugitive from the United States of America, and has been on the run ever since, currently finding himself eking out a living in a bottling factory in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The reason he ... (My Reviews)
Cracked Glass | Damn, Chantelle was off to work quite early this morning, and there is nothing worse than getting to your car in the early hours of the morning before you are completely ready for the day, only to find the small back window at rear of ... (General Nonsense)
Oh Bovril! | Olympus has an extremely cute but annoying way of eating off his mom and dad's plates. Instead of just standing along the side and licking the inside out, our little boy gets right stuck into thing and walks across the entire plate to make sure ... (My Life)
All Shook Up! | Saturday afternoon saw the wedding event of the year as Chantelle's former flatmate and work colleague and daughter of Whammy and Louise (the owners of Gordon's Beach Lodge), Andrea Ellenberger, got ready for the biggest day in her life - on stage!You see, the husband ... (My Life)
Visitations | So after returning not all that late from what was a really spectacular wedding on Saturday evening, the sick as a dog me was understandably more than a little eager to simply spend the rest of Sunday in bed recovering, a particularly tantalising option considering ... (My Life)
The Fallout Begins | So the fallout from the unsavoury events surrounding the 'discovery' of my blog by my colleagues and the subsequent fall out over some of its less than flattering comments has finally come to fruition. And although I have agreed to stop commenting on office politics and ... (My Life)
The Sickness | Well, I am quite relieved to see that I am not the only one who has been crapping their pants and hurling their lungs out this weekend. It would seem that there is most definitely a nasty bug floating around at the moment seeing as ... (My Life)
The Soldier and the Nun | A soldier ran up to a nun. Out of breath he asked, "Please, may I hide under your skirt. I'll explain later."The nun agreed. A moment later two Military Police ran up and asked, "Sister, have you seen a soldier?"The nun replied, "He went that ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Suit Hire Rip-off! | Man, I can't quite get over the rip off I encountered hiring a pants from a suit hire place for yesterday's wedding. Now my job being the casual job that it is, pretty much means that I don't own any fancy clothes (much to Chantelle's ... (My Life)
Oh Sick! | We've been waiting months for what surely may be the wedding event of the year now, Andrea and Albert's Elvis-themed wedding at the HB Thom Theatre, Stellenbosch, today... which can only explain my extreme frustration at falling sick to some or other stomach bug yesterday!! Friday ... (My Life)
Review: The Red Star | Based on Christian Gossett's graphic novel of the same name, The Red Star plunges you straight into an alternative Soviet Russia, known as the 'United Republics of the Red Star'... and right in the middle of a battle between the Red Fleet’s flagship Taktarov ... (Games | My Reviews)
That Sucks! | Hmm, while I had recently reported that everything was looking good in 45 Nagua fish tank, it seems I may just have jinxed myself. Completely out of the blue, one of our guesthouse-rescued speckled goldfish bit the dust a little while ago, officially making that the ... (My Life)
When It Rains It Drips | Of course, I've got nothing on the thousands of people currently left homeless after all this torrential rain the Western Cape has been suffering this past week or so, so this little post may seem a little pedantic in the light of their plight, but ... (My Life)
Ghost Hunt (Volume 2) | House of Horror: High school student Mai Taniyama, her handsome boss Kazuya Shibuya (aka Naru), and other members of Shibuya Psychic Research are now tackling the eerie case of the Morishita family. What is the tragic story hidden within the Morishita’s old house? Is it ... (Manga | My Reviews)
The One Handed Bra Technique | I've posted a clip from the always informative but in a silly way Video Jug (life explained on film) before, and if you haven't visited the site yet, you really should do yourself a favour and go there now, now, now - especially if you ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Changing Microsoft Office Word 2007 AutoCorrect Options | While the new Microsoft Office Word 2007 has simply made things a whole lot easier for entry-level users as a whole, it can be more than a little frustrating to the experienced Word user who can now no longer find the functionality that they know ... (Software & Sites)
Kung Fu Panda | Prepare for awesomeness. Po is a big, loveable and overweight panda who works in his father goose's noodle shop but dreams of nothing else than one day becoming a great Kung Fu master, in the tradition of the Furious Five, the five legendary Kung Fu warriors ... (My Reviews)
Cheesy Rookie Mistake! | Oh man did we make a cheesy rookie mistake on Sunday afternoon! After a delightful sleep in on a very wet and muggy Sunday morning, followed by being dragged through to a shopping centre on the outskirts of Stellenbosch to pick up some top for the ... (General Nonsense)
Deaned Worthy | Saturday evening was Dean's planned hamburger braai evening, which would explain why I met up with Chantelle in Bellville at her mom's place just before 18:00 (I skipped out on what must have been a torturous day of shopping - shame Retha!) and off we ... (My Life)
MARKed Man | After having spent Friday evening all on my lonesome watching movie after movie and playing a seemingly endless amount of Warriors Orochi, it was kind of nice to have Terrance pitch up at my door on Saturday morning for our planned get together with Anime ... (My Life)
Hellboy: Blood and Iron | A long time ago, a much younger Professor Broom banded together with the local Transylvanian constabulary and brought down the infamous Erzsebet Ondrushko, a vampiress who bathed in the blood of young women and was a loyal follower of Hecate, Goddess of the Underworld. Of ... (My Reviews)
Review: Marvel Ultimate Alliance | Doctor Doom has assembled some of the most evil super-villains of our time together as the Masters of Evil, and has set upon some secretive plan of destruction and possible world domination which looks set to shake up the very planet itself. A direct assault ... (Games | My Reviews)
Girls Night Out | Two women friends had gone out for a Girls Night Out, and had been decidedly over-enthusiastic on the cocktails. Incredibly drunk and walking home they suddenly realized they both needed to pee. They were very near a graveyard and one of them suggested that they ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Edge (Volume 1) | CrossGen Comics was somewhat of a shooting star in the comics industry, lasting only from 1998 until 2004, but in that brief history managed to shoot up to the position of third largest American comics publisher in the world. CrossGen in particular was known for ... (Comic Books | My Reviews)
Vat Vas Vodacom Vhinking? | You've got to wonder just what in the world the tech boys at Vodacom central were thinking when they quietly updated their proxy through which all Vodacom mobile Internet subscribers are by default routed through last week. Obviously this was a decision pushed through by ... (Software & Sites)
Nemo Located! | Tuesday night I discovered that C is in fact one of those girls who when pregnant, is going to ask you to go out in the middle of the night to buy toffee crunch ice-cream that is only available in one shop in the area, ... (General Nonsense)
Complex Coordination | Scott Kurtz's PVP is a classic webcomic that really has matured and grown in leaps and bounds over the years, producing some VERY funny material in the process! Like this one for instance, a universal truth that ALL women out there can probably relate to! ... (Cartoons)
Cut Above the Rest | Monday evening saw a flu-ridden Chantelle decide that for some or other reason the best cure for her at that point in time would be to have a go at cutting someone's hair for the first time - and by someone I mean me of ... (My Life)
CodeUnit.ZA Online | I've mentioned Ryan's and my little collaboration a little while back now already, and although no concrete work has of yet materialized for our little 'business', I am happy to announce that we have decided to go ahead and make our little project official anyway, ... (Software & Sites)
Now Anybody CANN | ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is the non-profit organization that is to all intents and purposes the controlling body and "city-planners" of the Internet. In the past they have controlled the Internet with a rather tight fist, particularly when it came ... (Software & Sites)
 
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