Rob's Rambling

Dear ignorant racists

Posted by rob May 22, 2010, under South Africa | 5 Comments |
Hi,   You don't know me and I don't know you. Now, I know that doesn't stop you from assuming that I'm just as ignorant and racist as you are but please don't.   If you should see me in the street handing a South African flag to a child or putting flags on my car's mirrors - feel free to keep on driving rather than taking time out of your busy schedule of burning...

Bad Movies (Part 1)

Posted by rob May 20, 2010, under Personal | No Comments |
When I work I inevitably watch bad movies. It helps me pass the time and I know I don't have to spare too much attention in order to get by.   So far I've had: Deep Blue Sea - 5/10 Terrible plot, horrible CGI but Samuel L Jackson has a great moment. Screamers - 3/10 Horrible plot. I mean truly horrible.   Did you know Screamers actually has a semblance of a plot? It's a terrible plot...

Crime isn’t a big problem

Posted by rob May 20, 2010, under South Africa | No Comments |
  In what is sure to be the latest quote that irritates people, Brigadier Chipu has said that crime is "not as big a problem as people thought". I'm always a little leery of taking quotes directly from media about things like this but I don't see how else you could interpret "It is safe, crime is everywhere in the world. It's no worse in South Africa." The...

22 days and I’m rocking it

Posted by rob May 19, 2010, under South Africa | No Comments |
United 4 Bafana Bafana bracelet ... check   Series of South African flags ... check   Car window flags ... check   Awesomely cool SWC Adidas shirt ... check   Tickets to see a game ... chec ... wait a minute. No.   That's right - I have absolutely no tickets to see a game. Thus far, all my efforts to secure some people to bring along with me to watch something in PE...

I’ve learned two things

Posted by rob May 14, 2010, under Personal | No Comments |
I don't need anything more than 4 hours of sleep a night. Kick ass.   It's taken me a while to arrive at this conclusion because it takes some time to form the effective habits that allow me to do this. Now I manage another 6 hours of work every night. How awesome is that? 2. Someone, someday is going to murder the people on "What Not to Wear".   Seriously. They're offensive,...

Kicking my own ass today

Posted by rob May 9, 2010, under Personal, Technological Prowess | No Comments |
So, I've been working on and off on a number of sites that are my own personal projects (as if I didn't have enough to do).   Lately though, I've been slacking a little - hence the stagnation that is BlogNation.co.za. No more of that though. This is the time that I've started working.   I even have the help (and the blessing) of my dear wife who has promoted understanding that I'm just...

TopTV: First look

Posted by Rob May 4, 2010, under South Africa | No Comments |
So, our TopTV is done and dusted. It's pretty cool really - there are some kinks and the content is a little old but I like it     Retro is so for me - and with the supposed addition of 50 new channels (10 HD) by the end of the year I'm keen.   The picture is really good quality and it's nice that it's all in the correct aspect ratio for our TV. Take that...

The Quest for TopTV – Part Two…

Posted by Rob May 4, 2010, under South Africa | No Comments |
is much shorter than I expected, the quest is over   I have TopTV and so far it's pretty good. I'm enjoying the programming (it's mostly old) and I much prefer the interface to that used by DSTV.   Bit of an anticlimax really. They've made it easy and it shows - if the call centre wasn't inundated by thousands of phone calls no doubt it would have taken less than...

The Quest for TopTV – Part One

Posted by rob May 4, 2010, under South Africa | 2 Comments |
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Multichoice should worry a little

Posted by rob May 2, 2010, under South Africa, Technological Prowess | No Comments |
    Some people may not have even heard of them yet - I know quite a few who hadn't - but TopTV is the talk of the country today as they took a running kick at the Multichoice monopoly.   With their launch date set as May 1st and 50,000 decoder units shipped to various outlet stores around the country, TopTV were set to rollout at a reasonable pace over the next month or...
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