Who is that lanky man?

My office building is nearby a large shopping mall, so naturally, my friend and I go over there several times a week for lunch. The bustle of the mall varies depending on time of day and the time of the year.  There is usually a sea of random faces as…

Bit buckets and the land of lost socks

There have been a few stories about what happens to lost socks; about how there is a land where socks lost in the washing go. A pleasant place where the socks escape to and live out their lives in peace and harmony away from the horrors of the stinky shoe.…

Government Hell 4: Do as I say, not as I do...

I find it hilarious (in a sad, demented, ironical way) that our state president is importing a security wall for his official residence that costs around R90 million (~$12.7 million), especially in light of his view of South Africa’s crime “being under control”. Ha! At that price, I…

Stupid Service

I received another statement from Afrox Medispeed for my CPAP machine – this one marked as ‘overdue’. So I phoned the rep this morning to find out why they had not yet submitted the claim to my medical aid, and she basically told me that she had no idea as she…

Movie Mistakes - Or things that really annoy the experts

I can just imagine how, say, a mountain climber must laugh at the crap that a movie character pulls in a movie like Vertical Limit, or how a real crime scene investigator gets annoyed with liberties taken in something like CSI — I’m not a crime scene investigator, so the…

I hate you Steam

It’s official: I fuckin’ hate Steam! Piece of shit software just does it’s own fucking thing. I recently re-installed all my games from backup (steam backup). After spending a couple of days making sure that everything is completely 100% up to date so I could use offline mode,…

Gah, get it right!

Dear Reader, I would like to draw your attention to this: `. It’s called a backtick (well, at least to me), and it is usually found on the same key as the tilde (~). Note that it is NOT an apostrophe: ‘. There is a big difference between the backtick (`) and the…