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Lexmark x6570 – wireless printing & scanning

All that hype about the paperless office never came true, but the notion of the wireless office is rapidly taking hold as more small and home-based businesses replace wired LANs with WiFi networks. The Lexmark X6570, an 802.11g-enabled all-in-one makes...

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Announcing: The Friday Picture

In true tradition of this blog’s educational value and contribution to society I am going to introduce The Friday Picture. TFP will provide you with inspirational and (de)motiviational guidance to make the approaching weekend so much more appealing: Over the...

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Telkom – denial of service, part 2

In one of my previous posts I raised the issue about Telkom’s incompetence. Telkom is obviously good in even outdoing themselves and needless to say – 8 weeks and still no phone line installed. Yes, the technician arrived (to my...

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18 months without a cigarette

It is now 18 months since I stopped smoking “cold turkey“. Interestingly enough, this seems to be the most successful method amongst 80-90% of all long-term quitters. Unlike many ex-smokers, I still believe that everyone should have a right to...

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Belkin N1 wireless router

In anticipation of finally getting broadband I bought myself the Belkin N1 wireless router: I managed to get a R 500,00 discount from Incredible Corruption since the box was opened and the manual was missing. Nonetheless everything else was still...

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Telkom denial of service

Trying to get decent (and cheap) broadband in South Africa is like finding a virgin in a brothel. Mobile and wirless technologies are good but the latency associated with such service is unbearable when playing games online. If you have...

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Yamaha YSP-4000 – surround sound bar

I hate cables and clutter – and this was reason enough in the past not to get a 5.x/7.x surround system – too many cables, speakers and clutter. Until I came across the Yamaha YSP-4000: Yamaha rammed 40 1.5 inch...

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I have been robbed…

For South African’s the above tag-line is nothing unusual. The crime-rate is quite high and pretty much everyone had a run-in with criminals over the years or at least knows close relatives or colleagues who have been affected by this....

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Eeek – it’s an Asus Eee PC – nice….

Asus has started to release the ultra-portable Eee-PC into South Africa: Thin as a slice of toast (almost: 225 x 165 x 21mm), I am waiting for the 8GB model to be launched. The Eee PC 8G features a 7″...