Marlboro License Department rocks!

My car’s license expired (back in October) and I have never found time to get it renewed. My professional engagement did not allow me to spend hours waiting in a queue to have my license renewed. So I decided to...


Public warning: Adrian Charles Maritz

I generally refrain from mentioning names, id-numbers or even telephone numbers, but in a case where someone misrepresents the service offered, refuses to answer or return phone-calls in 3 weeks and then walks off with 800 Rand of my hard-earned...


Format war costs Toshiba 1bn dollars

I would have thought that after the VHS/Betamax format war companies had learned. Clearly with HD-DVD vs. BlueRay Toshiba got majorily p0wned by Sony. Talk has it, that Toshiba’s losses totaled in 2007 alone to a billion dollars – ouch....


PS3: Firmware 2.17 released

Sony has released the latest firmware without much information other than fixing some security holes. Get the firmware from here: European version / US version


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...


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...


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...


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...