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August 2012 Archive (45 posts)

Toddler Jessica playing with Bubbles (2012-08-19) | Jessica recently rediscovered the wondrous world of bubbles during one of her physio sessions with Stephanie. Of course this meant that we too needed to get our hands on some bubbles, the end result being this: Too cute I tell you! :) (And for a change I'm ... (Jessica)
Joke Factory: The Usefulness of Tees | A golfer is on his way to Sun City to play in the annual golf tournament there. Passing through some pretty rural terrain, he is brought to a grinding halt when his BMW suffers a flat tire on one of the rear wheels. As he is ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Sport doesn't care who you are, Everyone can take part! | Sport doesn't care where you're from, if you're a man or a woman, tall, thin, big or short. Sport doesn't care how you got here, how much money you make, what you believe in or not. It doesn't care if you have two legs, one ... (Sport & Health)
PHP: Warning: stream_socket_enable_crypto(): this stream does not support SSL/crypto | "Warning: stream_socket_enable_crypto(): this stream does not support SSL/crypto" is a message you will often come across when doing mail send work in PHP, particularly when your SMTP settings require you to connect using either a SSL or TLS mode. The reason for the PHP warning message ... (CodeUnit)
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Cosplay: Fate Testarossa (Enako) | Magical Girl shows enchant many a young girl in Japan, and thus it is no wonder that Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha gathered enough support to spawn three anime series, one feature film, multiple manga and even Drama CD adaptions and sequels! Antagonist to the titular Nanoha ... (Cosplay)
A Weekend of Market, Pizza and Hillcrest | It was Chantelle's off weekend last weekend, not that it changed our Friday evening much, seeing as she and I spent the whole evening doing market preparation for Saturday morning's Willowbridge market. However, leading up to all that work in the evening, I must say ... (My Life)
Toddler Jessica playing guitar with Elastic Bands (2012-08-19) | I keep all my replacement light bulbs in a box. The box is marked with the words light bulbs & candles. This is a very unwieldy box. So I make use of rubber bands to keep it closed. The cool thing about stretched out rubber ... (Jessica)
Tomb Raider: Underworld Cosplay: Lara Croft [Wetsuit] (Illyne) | Hands down one of the best Lara Croft cosplayers around, French cosplayer Illyne once again tackles this iconic female gaming character, grabbing her guns, donning the instantly recognisable wetsuit, before strutting her stuff as the Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider: Underworld release. The thrill ... (Cosplay)
Comic Book Art: Thor by Mike Mayhew | Mike Mayhew is a very talented American illustrator who specializes in photo-realism with regards to his work. Having been in the industry since 1993, he has produced work for the likes of DC, Topps, Harris Comics, and Marvel, including both interior and cover runs on ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
Photo Gallery: Hillcrest Scones with the Friends (2012-08-26) | Despite the gloomy weekend weather, Chantelle's craving for Hillcrest's scones with clotted cream was strong enough to organize a morning outing with our friends to Hillcrest Berry Farm. (Photo Gallery)
Tomb Raider: Underworld Cosplay: Lara Croft (Illyne) | Hands down one of the best Lara Croft cosplayers around, French cosplayer Illyne once again tackles this iconic female gaming character, grabbing her guns and strutting her stuff as the Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider: Underworld release. The thrill seeking, gun toting archaeologist with a ... (Cosplay)
Photo Gallery: Willowbridge Market and the new Cake Pops (2012-08-25) | Chantelle's Cookies & Cakes enjoyed a really successful Willowbridge market on Saturday, and Jessica rounded off the experience by messily tucking into her very first cake pop! :) (Photo Gallery)
The Rugged Rock of Craig v6.0 Redesign | Right. If you are a regular reader of mine, then you might have noticed a fair number of changes around these pages. As I mentioned previously, in an effort to streamline my online presence and thereby reduce the amount of work I needed to do ... (My Life)
Joke Factory: Correcting My Stance | "I'm not so sure about the new Pro that the club hired," said Peter. "He seems a little... strange." "Oh, why do you think that?" asked Fred. "Well, he just tried to correct my stance again." "So?" said Fred. "You know he is just trying to help your ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Earl Rose writes off Ooskus Fish & Chips | Remember I noted that Monday morning's Die Burger carried two local stories of interest in its pages regarding events over the past weekend? Well the first had to do with Chantelle's 80 year old great uncle Hubert Montgomery who got knighted by the Spanish monarchy for ... (My Life)
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Cosplay: Kallen Stadtfeld (Midori Kanda) | Popular Japanese cosplayer Midori Kanda dips her toe into the hugely popular Code Geass anime franchise, choosing to bring to life everyone's favourite female Knightmare Frame pilot and top student, Kallen Stadtfeld! Kallen Stadtfeld is a half-Britannian, half-Japanese teenager girl. Her father is Britannian and her ... (Cosplay)
Yes. Another Market Weekend | Chantelle was on duty again this weekend meaning that there aren't any cool excursions to report back on, but nevertheless the weekend was pleasant enough, kicking off on a good note thanks to the Friday afternoon drinks at work. Jessica was a bundle of energy ... (My Life)
Dragonball Z Cosplay Quickie: Dr. Gero | Android 20 (Unknown) | The 2012 incarnation of the Osaka Nippon Bashi Street Festa yielded this particular cosplay gem from an unknown Japanese cosplayer, depicting Dragonball Z's sinister Dr. Gero of the Red Ribbon Army. Dr. Gero, also known as Android 20, is a brilliant scientist who is the mastermind ... (Cosplay)
Ubuntu: How to Install cURL via a Terminal | The cURL library is a useful tool that allows you to connect and communicate to many different types of servers with many different types of protocols. If you implement a cURL operation in your PHP code and the web page spits out a "Fatal error: ... (CodeUnit)
Review: Naruto (Volume 3) (2004) | Naruto is a ninja-in-training with an incorrigible knack for mischief. His wild antics amuse his teammates, but Naruto is completely serious about one thing: becoming the world's greatest ninja! Dreams - Naruto's sensei Kakashi believes that the diabolical Zabuza survived their last battle. Now, in anticipation ... (Manga | My Reviews)
Detective Comics Cosplay: Catwoman (Yaya Han) | Asian-American Yaya Han is a well known cosplayer gracing the convention scene, famous for her buxom figure and often meticulously detailed costumes. This time around she has drawn on the popular Adam Hughes' Catwoman design, donning Selina Kyle's whip and trademark tight clothes - claws ... (Cosplay)
Joke Factory: Cutting Down on Sexy Time | George is not having a good day on the golf course. None of his drives are going straight, his putting is horrendous, and to be honest, he just wasn't being himself. So the rest of his usual four-ball gathered around him and asked if something was ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
A Brave Fishy Weekend | It was a weekend of ups and downs I suppose one could say - after all, things certainly didn't run as what we had planned, but nevertheless it was an enjoyable weekend in the end I reckon. The public holiday followed by the school holiday meant ... (My Life)
Sick Jessie, Sad Daddy | Shame, for the last couple of days (well, since the weekend anyway), poor little Jessie has not been a happy camper. The doctor says she has a bit of a throat infection and the end result is a sick, feeling sorry for herself little toddler ... (Jessica)
Comic Book Art: Wonder Woman and Plastic Man by Dominique Fam | Dominique Fam is a Singapore-based illustrator who specializes in digital paintings. Outside of all his corporate work, he also finds the time to do a bit of fun stuff on the side, including this great shot of a visibly mad Wonder Woman discovering a sneaky ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
Royal Black Guard | Back in January 2011 (well actually it was more like the evening of the 31st December, 2010) I whipped up a quick ballpoint sketch based on one of the McFarlane figurines that I own. Well over a year and a half later, and finally making ... (Sketches, Paint & Photoshop)
Touhou Project Cosplay: Reimu Hakurei (Shizuku) | Reimu Hakurei is one of the main characters of the Touhou Project series, having appeared in almost every game in the series. As the sole maiden of the Hakurei Shrine, she is commonly called upon (or calls it upon herself) to investigate strange occurrences throughout ... (Cosplay)
WordPress: How to Transfer Posts from One User to Another | Assigning posts from one user to another is always useful, and luckily for us, WordPress allows for two fairly simple methods of achieving this. The first, easiest method for transferring posts from one user to another is by simply deleting the first user's profile account. During ... (CodeUnit)
Neon Genesis Evangelion Cosplay: Asuka Langley Soryu (Hiromichi) | Today's cosplay entry takes a character from the hugely popular, original run of Neon Genesis Evangelion, in the form of Asuka Langley Soryu, brought to life, plugsuit and all, by the demure Japanese cosplayer, Hiromichi. Asuka is first introduced into the series in episode 8, with ... (Cosplay)
Review: Teen Titans - The Complete Third Season (2004) | There is virtually nothing that you can dislike about the insanely fun, targeted at young kids, Teen Titans, who return for their third 13 part season, this time ditching the manipulative Slade as lead bad guy and instead replacing him with the hypnotic, cult leader ... (My Reviews)
Photo Gallery: Two Oceans Aquarium Visit (2012-08-12) | Chantelle, Jessica and I enjoyed a rare Sunday off as the three of us paid a visit to the always awesome Two Oceans Aquarium in the V&A Waterfront. Pleasingly, Jessica seemed to quite enjoy her first ever outing to this fishy wonderland! :) (Photo Gallery)
Sailor Moon S Cosplay: Sailor Saturn (Mogu Cosplay) | Popular Italian cosplayer Mogu Cosplay (aka Gabriella) turns to her girly side as she grabs her very own Silence Glaive and dons the pretty purple skirt of Hotaru Tomoe, a.k.a. Sailor Saturn, from the Sailor Moon S arc. Hotaru Tomoe is a sweet, lonely young girl ... (Cosplay)
Kevin Walker: 2000AD #1453 Cover (2005) | Comic book artist Kevin Walker has gone through a number of different styles over the years, but the one thing that has remained constant is his ability to deliver some iconic Judge Dredd pieces. This particularly moody, styled cover featured on prog 1453, announcing the start ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
Women's Day 2012 | So Women's Day 2012 has come and gone, not that it allowed us to do a whole lot seeing as Chantelle's work doesn't really allow her off for public holidays. Oh well, at least the weather played along nicely for Jessie and my day off ... (My Life)
Jessica vs. the Physio | Right, I took Jessica to her third session with the physio on Tuesday, and pleasingly just these couple of sessions with Stephanie from Et Al Therapy and Learning Centre in Somerset West seems to be moving us along the right track, as Jessica moves to ... (Jessica)
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Cosplay: Fate Testarossa (Sato Shimozuki) | Magical Girl shows enchant many a young girl in Japan, and thus it is no wonder that Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha gathered enough support to spawn three anime series, one feature film, multiple manga and even Drama CD adaptions and sequels! Antagonist to the titular Nanoha ... (Cosplay)
Weekend Market and Mr. Brown | Last weekend certainly didn't rank up there with the weekend before it in terms of social events, but it was nevertheless good to have wifey and child back in my life, even if wifey was working at the guest house for pretty much the whole ... (My Life)
How to Detect an ESC key press using jQuery? | As per usual, the always brilliant jQuery javascript library makes it particularly easy to detect and act on a keyboard button press action. For this particular snippet we are interesting in binding our function to the user hitting the Escape (ESC) on their keyboard. To achieve ... (CodeUnit)
Neon Genesis Evangelion Cosplay: Asuka Langley Soryu (Midori Kanda) | Today's cosplay entry takes a character from the hugely popular, original run of Neon Genesis Evangelion, in the form of Asuka Langley Soryu, brought to life by the always brilliant Japanese cosplayer, Midori Kanda. Asuka is first introduced into the series in episode 8, with the ... (Cosplay)
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Cosplay: Mami Tomoe (Uri) | Today's cosplay comes from the dark and tragic anime franchise Puella Magi Madoka Magica, which on the surface appears to be another generic, happy go lucky, cute magical girl series, but which quickly transforms itself into something far more dark and uneasy. Cosplayer Uri takes ... (Cosplay)
Joke Factory: Licking Your Balls | Paddy and Mike were strolling down the street when they came upon a cat lying next to the road and licking his groin clean, as cats usually tend to do. "Boy," said Mike, "I sure wish that I could do that." Paddy replies, "Yup, wouldn't mind that ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Cosplay: Fate Testarossa (Erika Korosuzu) | Magical Girl shows enchant many a young girl in Japan, and thus it is no wonder that Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha gathered enough support to spawn three anime series, one feature film, multiple manga and even Drama CD adaptions and sequels! Antagonist to the titular Nanoha ... (Cosplay)
My Home Alone Weekend: Part 2 (of 2) | Right, so the first part of my bachelor weekend was a good start, so let's get on with recording down the rest. Saturday morning I enjoyed a good sleep-in for a change, followed by a lot of chores and DIY, pretty much taking the whole morning ... (My Life)
Review: Samurai Deeper Kyo (Volume 16) (2002) | Kyo and Hotaru begin a fight to the death at the first of the Five Shining Gates. The two collide in a sizzling-hot flame that burns up both their bodies - and makes the ground tremble! Then Kyo's ultimate technique, Suzaku, rises up into the ... (Manga | My Reviews)
My Home Alone Weekend: Part 1 (of 2) | Chantelle and Jessica left with Retha to visit the Vorster folks and family of Nieuwoudtville and Loeriesfontein, meaning that from Thursday afternoon to Monday evening, I was pretty much a bachelor again. Woo-hoo, untold freedom awaited! Which is of course exactly why on Thursday evening, instead ... (My Life)
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