I read this today on Twitter, and re-tweeting does not give it justice: "I will not sleep until this night eschews the sun in memory of my mother, who toiled and fought for 24 hours to eject the parasitic boarder she had housed for 9 months. And once freed from the burden of childbirth, rejoiced … Continue reading Dedication
The first thing you’ll notice is the name: ShutOff 2000. I decided that "ITS ShutOff Professional" didn't roll off the tongue as easily. Plus, there's so much branding inherent in the original name, that changing it seemed foolish. I wrote quite extensively on this new .NET version in a recent post, as well as the … Continue reading ShutOff 2000 is almost here
Following on from yesterday’s rant is a much shorter note, which holds for software, music and video piracy. I’ve just read an article on TechCrunch today about studios delaying the rental of DVDs for 30 days after their release, which is an interesting read in itself. What jumped out at me is this: If you … Continue reading Piracy and You
(Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer.) Do you download software and / or music and / or movies and / or television shows without paying for it? Do you know what ACTA is, or aims to be? Do you live in a country where your government wants to check what you’re doing on the Internet? … Continue reading Copyright and You
Far be it from me to dictate who you should pick as your invisible friend in the sky, but there is an insidious movement in the world that is taking away the rights of people to live their lives in a free and open society. And for that group of people, do you *really* think … Continue reading And another thing …
I'm annoyed. But some background first. South Africa has "celebrities", because there really isn't an A-list and B-list differentiator. You qualify as a celebrity if: You act in a soapie (Egoli, 7de Laan, Villa Rosa) You have your photo taken at a rave (Cassie Booyse, a.k.a. Vernon Koekemoer) You release a CD You host a … Continue reading Celebrittle
“THIS IS A SYSTEM GENERATED EMAIL. PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO IT To whom it may concern This is a confirmation that Branded Internet Discovery Mail has released a payment for your account. We have enclosed the details below. Date : 2009/11/06 Description on Statement : RANDOLPH POTTER Payment : R 352.00 If you have … Continue reading I got my money back!
This is an email I have just written to discovery [AT] tip-offs.com, when I discovered a fraudulent withdrawal of funds from my bank account yesterday, three days after my account was cancelled (and confirmed in writing). “To whom it may concern. I am a long-time Discovery Health and Discovery Life member. I was until very … Continue reading Branded Internet and Vitality Broadband stole from me