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September 2012 Archive (27 posts)

Kwikot Geyser Replacement | Well that was certainly fortuitous, or pretty damn unfortunate depending on what angle you want to look at it from! During Sunday's relaxed family braai day hosted by us, Chantelle had asked Robert to go up in the roof to adjust the Geyser's temperature down slightly, ... (My Life)
Jessica with Physiotherapist Stephanie at Et Al | Whilst I'm having fun teaching Jessica all the irrelevant stuff (she kicks out on my command of "karate kick", she lifts her arms up at "hands up", she tilts her head upwards and roars at the call of "roar", and she dutifully takes your hand ... (Jessica | My Life)
Heritage Day 2012 | Unlike last year's Heritage Day (aka Braai Day to just about every man-in-the-street South African), Chantelle and I didn't actually take the time to braai - though to be fair we had just come off an awesome Sunday family braai hosted at our place, which ... (My Life)
A Couple of Weekends' Worth of Updates | Come to think of it, I haven't really kept everyone here in blog land up to date with my movements over the last couple of weekends, though looking back I'm guessing that no one really missed all that much anyway. Three weekends ago, the weekend was ... (My Life)
WordPress: Force Contact E-mail before Allowing a File Download | The other day one of the WordPress sites I was asked to help out on ( needed a solution whereby they first needed to receive some contact details before allowing a reader to download an associated PDF file. Digging around the WordPress plugin repository I came ... (CodeUnit)
The Sun versus the Largest Star Ever Discovered | I came across this awesome video clip on YouTube which was lifted from Discovery channel, first laying out the size of Earth in comparison to our Sun - and then our Sun against some of the more massive stars discovered through our never ending universe ... (General Nonsense)
Joe Madureira: Avenging Spider-Man #1 Cover (2012) | Because you can never have enough Spider-Man titles stocking the shelves, Marvel kicked off 2012 by launching Avenging Spider-Man, featuring a kick-ass Spider-Man/Hulk story from writer Zeb Wells, featuring a host of characters from the current Avengers line-up including the likes of Hawkeye, Spider-Woman,Wolverine, Thor, ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
Joke Factory: Praying for a Parking | Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn't find a parking place. Looking up towards heaven he said, "Lord take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Jessica on the Slide at Klein Joostenberg Farm (2012-09-16) | Jessica is madly in love with slides, so whenever I get an opportunity or find an unused slide, I make it my mission to let her have a little bit of fun. (Sadly, this means the employees at Reggies probably don't love me all that ... (Jessica)
Review: Dragon Half (1993) | The daughter of Ruth the Red Lightning, and the red dragon he was sent out to slay so long ago, Mink is what is known as a Dragon Half. Half human, half dragon and totally cute. Mink is strong, she can fly, and breathe out ... (Anime | My Reviews)
Tuning in to AAFM or is that AFM (They aren't that sure either) | I'm not particularly into music any more these days - that was pretty much confined to my University days truth be told. However, seeing as I sit with a hour long commute both ways to work, radio still plays a small part in my life. ... (General Nonsense | My Life)
Review: Wolverine #305 (Apr. 2012) | There is a nationwide killing spree on the go, the latest victims discovered in New York. One grizzly detail though - all the corpses are missing their brains - and by a young eyewitness' account, the perpetrator appears to be none other than Wolverine himself! Meanwhile, ... (Comic Books | My Reviews)
Jessica munching on a Banana (2012-07-11) | Back in July, we handed over to Jessica her very first, uncut banana. Quite remarkably, she seemed to get the hang of eating it straight away, resulting in this particularly cute set of videos captured by Chantelle of Jessie happily munching away on her banana ... (Jessica)
Photo Gallery: Spring Picnic at Klein Joostenberg Farm (2012-09-16) | We were forced to cancel our Spring picnic two weeks ago, on account of all the friends being sick never mind the slightly miserable weather, but in the end this worked out for the best, because jump two weeks forward and we are blessed with ... (Photo Gallery)
Eric Canete: The End League #7 Cover (2009) | 2008 saw Dark Horse and writer Rick Remender team up with penciller Mat Broome and inker Sean Parsons to deliver stellar The End League superhero saga. Issue 7 shipped with the following synopsis: Trapped, tortured, and left for dead, Arachnakid and the Blue Gauntlet must set ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
Joke Factory: What Game are You Playing? | A newbie muffed his tee shot into the woods. From there, he then proceeded to hit the ball into a couple of trees, before managing to smack it across the fairway and into a clump of trees on the other side. Finally, after banging away ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
The Tragedy of Owning White Couches | I had to laugh, but in a crying way last night. Back in 2010 we were very excited to welcome our brand spanking new, super squishy (and expensive) couches from Coricraft into our home. Chantelle had won our epic battle on the shop floor, and ... (My Life)
Braai Room Fun (or why Olympus is not Impressed with Us) | Although we kind of put the brakes on all our interior decorating desires for the house ages ago, I must say that the addition of the furry carpet in the braai room has really turned it from being a bit of an unused white elephant ... (My Life)
Review: Uncharted #1-6 (Nov. 2011) | A quest for the legendary Amber Room, hidden by Sir Richard Byrd many, many years ago, launches Nathan Drake and a surprise companion on a journey to the center of the earth, more specifically the fabled Agartha of the Hollow Earth legend. As enemies from ... (Comic Books | My Reviews)
Toddler Jessica Lotter unpacking the Bath Toys (2012-05-28) | This video post kind of slipped through the cracks, but I've found it now and so it is up on the World Wide Interwebs for, well the world to see! :P One of the things Jessica seems to love doing when bathing is move all of ... (Jessica)
Igor Kordey: Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi - Redemption #3 Cover (1998) | Dark Horse is known for its endless series of mini-series spun out of movie franchises, and over the years, Star Wars certainly proved to be one of their best cash cows. Of course, this means ever longer series titles as you keep having to reach ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
Joke Factory: Hairy Pussy Cat | A sexually frustrated wife buys a pair of crotchless panties in an attempt to reignite the spark that will hopefully resurrect her long dead sex life. Arriving back home, she tries them on under a short skirt and then heads down to the lounge where she ... (Jokes & other Funny Stuff)
Review: Fullmetal Alchemist (Volume 16) (2008) | In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armour. Equipped with mechanical "auto-mail" limbs, Edward becomes a state alchemist, seeking the one thing that can restore ... (Manga | My Reviews)
Chantelle's Cookies & Cakes Goes Full-time! (Starting December) | Well, Chantelle's little business on the side, Chantelle's Cookies & Cakes has been going well since March now, and after having proved to me beyond a shadow of a doubt that this thing could turn out to be a great success, I'm excited to announce ... (My Life)
An Uneventful Weekend | We didn't have a particularly eventful weekend last weekend, what with Chantelle working and Saturday of course being dominated by yet another market, and besides, with this horrible slimy cough I currently sit with, I can't say that I would have changed anything anyway! Friday evening ... (My Life)
How to Close a FancyBox via a Button Click | The excellent and rather flexible jQuery plugin FancyBox has become my defacto jQuery lightbox implementation and as such it has found its way into most of my project work. Although you can obviously close the displayed lightbox by either clicking outside of the box (i.e. on ... (CodeUnit)
Sean Chen and Nei Ruffino: Escape from Wonderland #3 Cover (2009) | From Zenescope: "The saga continues as Calie finds that the closer she gets to her goal the more dangerous her path becomes. Strange creatures of every sort try to prevent her from reaching her ultimate destination but Calie is determined to let nothing stand in ... (Comic Book Art | Comic Books)
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