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How to Disable a Mobile Phone if Yours Gets Stolen CodeUnit 29 JUN 2012

If your mobile phone gets stolen, your first move should be to phone your Mobile Service Provider (e.g. Vodacom, Cell C, MTN or 8ta) in order to block your SIM card so that the thieves can’t make money off your account.

A second thing to do is actually get the service provider to block your handset, which renders the phone pretty much useless, even if the thief swaps out the SIM. To do this, you need to give them your handset’s unique serial number (known as your IMEI code), which you can retrieve from your phone by dialling *#06#** on most models.

Write this 15-digit code down and keep it safe.

If thieves can’t use or sell off stolen phones, then perhaps they won’t bother stealing phones in future? (Worth a shot anyway)

Stealing My Work: Ashihara Online’s Fraudulent Portfolio Listing General Nonsense | My Life 20 OCT 2010

I’m taken aback, really I am. Going through some of Google’s nifty stats for my various sites the other morning, I came across the fact that my Funakoshi Karate International South Africa website was being linked to by South African web design company, Ashihara Online.

Now I’ve come across Ashihara Online’s work before, mainly because I’m interested in martial arts and that is the field in which they first went to work in, and so interested as to why they might be sending me link love, (despite the fact that most of their web “designs” are usually pretty damn ugly, horrible, 1990 era stuff, I clicked through…

…only to spit out with disgust when I discovered that on their portfolio page listing their “work” done, was sitting a link to my lovely, Joomla-driven Funakoshi Karate website!

I couldn’t believe it.

Blatantly lying about one’s work or stealing credit for another man’s labour is not the way to build up an online brand, particularly when the person you steal from is more than capable of holding his own in the online space, capable of pulling out more than a few SEO tricks from his own hat – in other words expect to have a fair number of points knocked off your online brand’s value if you do!

Needless to say, I have generated this post and sent off an e-mail to the contact address listed on the site, so I guess I’ll just have to sit back and see what their grovelling excuse or reply is!

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Seriously, what were you guys thinking? O.o

Related Link: http://www.ashiharaonline.com/html/portfolio.html

The House of C 014: Fast Food The House of C 08 MAR 2010

Who doesn’t love a free lunch? Back when I still worked at the varsity, committee meetings were the greatest because there was always some finger snacks, sandwiches and juice to be had – which of course made paying attention to what was being stated in the meeting itself pretty tricky at times!

I must say, I kind of like the cheerful look on our running thief’s face, but in brutal honesty, I really should have spent some more time/effort on the background and background characters.

Can only imagine that I must have been rushing to get to my supper on the night…