Monthly Archives: August 2006

I hear the faint strains of a Queen song…

We outdid ourselves last night at the quiz, cracking 100 for the first time. We hauled in a massive 102 (out of 125), missing just 7 general knowledge questions (out of 40), 6 pictures (of people, out of 25) and … Continue reading

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Code update

Visit the Yahoo Comics Page today and observe the wondrousness of its new and marvellous features! Tingle with joy at its remarkable amazingness! Salivate with excitement at its astounding magnificence! In other words, I finally added the feature to my … Continue reading

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Damn, I wish I’d thought of this

I’ve just been pointed to the website of a home-grown (South African, that is) company offering VoIP services and low cost overseas and long-distance calls by going from landline onto VoIP. They call themselves… …Skaap. That is one of the … Continue reading

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We win again*!

*if you consider the prize to be the 6th place slot. We decided to let the other teams feel a little better about themselves by coming much lower down than usual 🙂 Technically we came 7th out of 9 with … Continue reading

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Well, I feel better

A few things have been annoying me at work for a while, and I snapped today. Hence I submitted this maintenance request: The cold water tap on the water cooler in the foo area of the bar building is broken. … Continue reading

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This should brighten Monday (a little)

Good joke I heard today: A driver is stuck in a traffic jam on the motorway. Nothing is moving. Suddenly a man knocks on the window. The driver rolls down his window and asks, “What’s going on?” “Terrorists have kidnapped … Continue reading

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The Inexorable March of Victory

I’ve just returned from another victorious quiz night where we have pulled off a crushing victory (in the sense that we’ll be crushed by the 7 point winners handicap next week). In all it was a good one – I … Continue reading

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The Road to El…

A few of us went to the Butcher’s Block restaurant last night to celebrate ‘s birthday. The menu contained the item “Linefish (when available)”. The waiter confirmed to me that last night did indeed qualify as “when”, so I had … Continue reading

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Forward the Black Stuff!

I had a very pleasant evening last night, watching a movie with voyager and then unwinding in the Firkin Pub at the Pavilion (near Durban). Due to a foolish error on my part I managed to buy tickets for the … Continue reading

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So much for two in a row

The giant 8 point handicap I mentioned earlier prevented us from winning the quiz for a second week in a row last night, which is a pity – we only managed 3rd. Of course, we got 89 points before the … Continue reading

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