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The car is fixed. With pics!

Posted by Rob July 1, 2009, under Personal, Technological Prowess | 2 Comments

So after quite some time, I finally have a working car. Poor Angelina blew her head gasket sometime last year and has been quite ill since then. Now we’re on speaking terms again and I can bask in the glory of having done the whole damned thing myself. What a mission! But I’m wiser and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

I’ve decided. Laptop.

Posted by Rob June 23, 2009, under Personal | No Comments

But now… which laptop? I’m hovering between the Leovo S10 and the Lenovo N100. The S10 is a cute, tiny little thing coming in at only 1 KG total weight. Sexy too. Comes in a variety of colours. The N100 has more features and is more “real laptop” sized than the S10 but lacks the [...]

I’m torn.

Posted by Rob June 23, 2009, under Personal | 1 Comment

Pretty much between being responsible and bored or frivolous and interested. It’s bonus month this month and I need to get myself a Birthday present. Now, this could be: 1) DVDs from Amazon. So pretty. 2) Tools, tools and more tools. There are a couple sets of Gedore tools that I’d really like to get [...]

2009 Goals.

Posted by Rob June 22, 2009, under Personal | 6 Comments

Following in the footsteps of a great man, I’ve decided to do my own goals for 2009. Yes, I’m aware that it’s halfway through the year but this list is part of my “become more organised” mindset.With no further ado, here they are (in no particular order): 1) Own and run 15 websites. Not as [...]

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