Yearly Archives: 2011

30 years on the planet. Stock taken. Status: content.

Today I’ve been on the planet for 3 decades. A round-number birthday seems a good time to take stock of life, which I’ve done after a bit of reflection: I am married to an amazing and loving woman, who is … Continue reading

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Where the missing R1 went

Several times now, I have been sent or shown a variant of the following riddle, and asked if I can explain it: Peter borrows R50 from John and R50 from James He spends R97 and gets R3 change He pays … Continue reading

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2 years – where does the time go?

Exactly a year ago, my Facebook status was: “Kim has been married for a year today to his amazing and beautiful wife, and has enjoyed every minute of it immensely. If possible I’m more in love with her today than … Continue reading

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Colour me immensely impressed

I realised today that I accidentally booked for Thursday instead of Friday for a show I’m going to with my folks, using www.strictlytickets.co.za. I fired off an email to the strictlytickets.co.za email address, to ask if it would be possible … Continue reading

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Thanks for the holiday

My wife and I recently got back to SA after a 3 week-long, truly awesome US holiday. In their extreme generosity, my parents paid for the vast bulk of it – they took both their sons and daughters-in-law with them … Continue reading

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Surprisingly, I can do my own rebooting

Dear Microsoft, stuff like this is (a very small) part of why many people detest your software. Does one of your software developers get his jollies from adding greyed out “Restart later” buttons to (annoyingly modal) dialogs? You should get … Continue reading

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“One-touch” app installation and update with SVN

One of my responsibilities at work is to develop and distribute several applications to a different division. These apps all consist of an exe (we’re a Windows shop), some supporting files and an INI config file. They need to be … Continue reading

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Nothing Else Matters but a good pun

jerith, Voyager, netgate and myself thrashed out a very punny heavy metal conversation about Metallica today – here it is in marked-up glory. Netgate:

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