Rob's Rambling

Archive for June, 2009

OldTakkies – Go read it NOW

Posted by Rob June 30, 2009, under Personal, South Africa | No Comments

I’m taking a brief break from my busy schedule of blogging to give you a message of hope, South Africanese and enjoyable reading. A friend, Alex, has started a lovely little site called “Old Takkies Indaba” (for our foreign friends, Takkies are sneakers). It’s a great collection of stories from South Africans both local and [...]

Writer’s Blog

Posted by Rob June 29, 2009, under Nothing Much, Personal | No Comments

Yep. I have writer’s block. I can’t for the life of me think of something interesting enough to blog about so you get this post instead. My most humble apologies to my three readers. The thing is, I often get this way and it’s one of the reasons I haven’t yet finished a book that [...]

Cats are weird.

Posted by Rob June 29, 2009, under Nothing Much, Personal | No Comments

No really. I have two so I’ve had some time to observe them. At the best of times they’re peculiar little beasts. A strange blend of cute, sweetness and evil-minded viciousness that puts the worst overbearing parents to shame. Some of them are also not very good at being cats. A case in point is [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-06-28

Posted by Rob June 28, 2009, under Tweets & Twits | No Comments

http://bit.ly/KsNdT # The twits are out of control! http://bit.ly/KsNdT # Absolutely everything is broken. Fixerating asap. # Hello folks Playing catchip # RT @PerezHilton: Beyond Blu-Ray: 2,000 movies on one disc http://bit.ly/brAiC # RIP Michael JAckson. Poor bugger. # And after kicking off my most boring blog post ever, I'm going to bed. # What [...]

Twitter Updates for 2009-06-28

Posted by Rob June 28, 2009, under Tweets & Twits | No Comments

And after kicking off my most boring blog post ever, I'm going to bed. # What a miserable bloody day. # Weird. I just found a Ben Trovato book I swear I didn't have before. Are my books multiplying now? # Anyone know what "1 mention" in tweetdeck is? #

Movies recently watched

Posted by Rob June 28, 2009, under Nothing Much, Personal | No Comments

Just a quick bit on a couple of movies. I just finished watching Marley & Me with my wife and it’s a surprisingly good watch. I really went into it expecting a typical Owen Wilson comedy dive but it really came up with some surprisingly genuine emotion. Well worth a watch. The other thing that [...]

Twitter Updates for 2009-06-26

Posted by Rob June 26, 2009, under Tweets & Twits | No Comments

RIP Michael JAckson. Poor bugger. #

Bandwagon of tears: Michael Jackson

Posted by Rob June 26, 2009, under Personal | 1 Comment

As of 18:51 on the 26/06/2009 searching for “Michael Jackson Dead” turns up 17.8 million records. I’m not writing about his life or anything he may or may not have done. That’s been played out all over the world many, many times. This is all about the music. Michael Jackson’s music is something that captivated [...]

Gonna do me some designing

Posted by Rob June 25, 2009, under Technological Prowess | 1 Comment

So very soon I’ll be bringing a new site into the collective fold. Newsboy will be an interesting new site I hope. We’ll see how it goes. I’ll also be trying out a bunch of new design stuff. Design has never been my strong point (think a blind guy with no fingers trying to make [...]

The HP 550

Posted by Rob June 24, 2009, under South Africa | 1 Comment

Yep. I have decided. Now all I need to do is get quotes and actually get the thing. I looked at the Lenovo S10 (a very small form factor laptop) but in the end decided that I needed to have somethinething to actually work on. Perhaps before I go overseas next year I’ll grab the [...]

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