Yearly Archives: 2008

Pre-wrapped gifts – brilliant idea!

While Christmas shopping last night, I saw an incredibly good idea at @Home – pre-wrapped gifts, with a tag to show you the contents. Some are are under R100, others under R200 and so forth. Like so many good ideas, … Continue reading

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The Daily WTF, now without stupid comic

I’m a fan of the Daily WTF – not all of the posts are amusing, but enough of them are to keep me coming back. However, I detest the comic which the site carries – Mandatory Fun Day (MFD). Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Wow. Simply wow.

Vicki did me the enormous honour of agreeing to wear my engagement ring last night. She’ll be making it official that she is the absolute love of my life, the person I want to share my life with. Wow. That … Continue reading

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A few bits and bobs

It’s been quite a while since I’ve written anything here. Here are a few points then, gleaned from my tweets (http://twitter.com/rooijan) and otherwise recorded upon the Internet for the first time here: On 6 October, I had been going out … Continue reading

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Kulula crappiness

I booked a car through Kulula a few weeks ago, as it was the best deal available at the time. I needed to change the return time for the vehicle (I’ll be staying in Joburg longer), so I followed the … Continue reading

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On getting your software to work for the first time

I don’t know that I’ll ever shake that feeling of wonder and surprise I feel when a moderately complex piece of software that I’ve developed starts working properly for the first time. I build it to do exactly what it … Continue reading

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Cruel Eld, it has beset me

In a further and significant sign that I have indeed become old, Vicki and I are entertaining my parents at my home tomorrow evening. My aunt will also be coming, as she’s up from the Cape. This entails a sit-down … Continue reading

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Yet another post from someone admiring an Emacs feature

I’ve been using Emacs for some time now, and I’ve grown to really appreciate it. One of the nifty features introduced in Emacs 22 is the ability to execute arbitrary elisp when replacing text using regular expressions (elisp is the … Continue reading

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Jabber: the IM of choice of 9/10 evil maniacal geniuses

pkeike, jerith, voyager42 (Voyager below) and myself had a very amusing conversation over Jabber IM a little while ago: here it is in marked up glory. Let this be a lesson to you: never forget the duck… Voyager: FOOLS! Now … Continue reading

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A plaintive cry to the developers of Delphi 7

To the developers of Delphi 7: What is wrong with you!?! Why did you choose to ignore the behaviour of roughly a gazillion Windows apps which provide an encapsulating frame to keep all the little bits of your application together … Continue reading

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