Rob's Rambling

Archive for March, 2010

A note to ISPs (a rant)

Posted by rob March 31, 2010, under Personal, South Africa | 2 Comments

Listen up and listen good.   I’ve reached the end of my tether with what appears to be a disregard for the truth. Every single ISP (and that includes one of my friends running a small local ISP) is now offering Uncapped at never-before-seen prices.   Here’s a newsflash for all you: If there’s a [...]

The Twitter Effect

Posted by rob March 27, 2010, under Nothing Much, Technological Prowess | 1 Comment

I’m not sure we’ve thought this whole social networking thing through properly.   I think relatively few people have realised what Social Networking has the potential to do and become. And when we start talking about companies that list dwindles significantly to around 40 (thanks to Mashable)   It’s been pointed out lately that something [...]

SpeakZA: Bloggers for a Free Press

Posted by Rob March 24, 2010, under Personal, South Africa, Tweets & Twits | No Comments

  SpeakZA – Bloggers for a Free Press Last week, shocking revelations concerning the activities of the ANC Youth League spokesperson Nyiko Floyd Shivambu came to the fore. According to a letter published in various news outlets, a complaint was laid by 19 political journalists with the Secretary General of the ANC, against Shivambu. This [...]

Roast Venison

Posted by rob March 22, 2010, under Personal | 3 Comments

My MIL recently gave us a packet of venison to cook as she'd never done it before (we bloody hadn't either but eh).   It turned out pretty well and I'm now pretty confident with venison so yay!   (excuse the cellphone picture)   Here's the recipe if anyone cares:   Main dish   1 [...]

Cooking venison for old people

Posted by Rob March 20, 2010, under Personal | No Comments

I’m about to embark on an adventure of stunning tastelessness. Over this weekend I’ll be cooking around 3kg of venison. The catch? It has to be pretty bland in order to cater for the tastes of my mom and pop in law. Any suggestions? (Boiling is not a suggestion)

FIFA are idiots

Posted by Rob March 19, 2010, under South Africa | 4 Comments

                                    Continuing the trend, FIFA are idiots. At least if what Kulula.com airline are saying about them is true.   Seriously? We can't use the SA Flag, a soccer ball, a vuvuzela or even the word South Africa now? [...]

Mweb is everything that’s wrong

Posted by Rob March 18, 2010, under South Africa | 12 Comments

With internet in SA.   Not 15 minutes ago I posted a blog about Mweb's Uncapped offering.   As I've been sitting and thinking about it – and reading comments all over the intertubes, I've been filled with a peculiar form of Nerdrage (which is what happens whenever I think about internet in SA).   [...]

Mweb Uncapped

Posted by Rob March 18, 2010, under South Africa | 1 Comment

Mweb today announced that they would be offering uncapped ADSL (to the tune of 384k) for R219 per month, an amount which is yards lower than any other in South Africa.    But what does this bold new move by Mweb mean for you?   If you're anything like me, absolutely nothing.    In short, [...]

The ANCYL (and the media) are idiots

Posted by rob March 17, 2010, under South Africa | No Comments

  The ANC Youth League made the news again today as they threatened South African Journalists with a revelation of personal information about their lives, business dealings and even credit worthiness. The journalists have launched official complaints against the ANCYL amid more abuse from Mr Shivambu and friends. What a complete cockup. I mean really. We seem [...]

A bit of a bust

Posted by rob March 17, 2010, under Personal, Technological Prowess | No Comments

Tonight has been a bit of a bust for me. I managed to get some big things fixed that have been bugging me on www.dementia.co.za but that’s about it. I had hoped to upgrade the chat and make it super sexy but not so much at this time. Hope nobody mobs me for that. Fortunately, [...]

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