Crappy New Year

My garage got hit by sewage that backed up while the plumber was trying to figure out why the drainage was backing up.! Looks like there’s some blockage problem with the mains leading to the city sewer and now I can shower, use the toilet or do laundry. This stated on Wednesday. Now tomorrow, Saturday,…

Lazy Sunday, Lazy Week

This has been an interesting last few days, lots going on. However, I have simply trying to keep rather laid back and enjoy the remaining vacation as school starts up again next week In the meantime, here a few random things I have been working on, or checking out on the web these last few…

Kickin’ Back with Grooverider

I had my market entry strategy presentation to the executive level managers today. In addition to all the other school related and other stuff that I have been working on, preparing for this presentation, and also preparing the final report has taken quite a bit from me. Now I feel very relaxed now… well at…

Gifts of Giving

I was watching Oprah for a few minutes and I guess she does a “my favorite things” show where “we” get to see what she loves. Anyway, today she has all these chaps who whet down to the New Orleans area to help with the Katrina relief. I think its really awesome that the volunteers…

Web Pages for Internet Enabled Devices

I really like the flexibility of being able to carry a web enabled PDA to check my various emails and also surf my favorite websites. However, what I have found is that there are a large number of big name websites, especially those that are obviously database driven, that do not have versions of their…

The Old vs. the New PDA

I have been playing around with HP’s iPAQ hx2795 PDA for a while now. There are a number of things that I really like about this little piece of hardware. I really like the fact that it has both Bluetooth and WLAN integrated and a hefty (by PDA standards) 624 MHz processor, which in itself…

Fractals and Image File Formats

While sick in bed yesterday, I watched part of a very interesting program called “Colors of Infinity” The host was Sir Authur C. Clarke. Yes that Authur, whom anyone growing up in Kenya in the early 80s will remember as the host of the very popular series Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World. The show, “Colors…

These Unprofessional Local News Anchors

Lying in bed all day allows one to catch-up with the latest in TV land. If you don’t have cable TV, then that really isn’t saying much. Especially when it comes to the local news broadcasts which simply don’t really have a lot of interesting news to report, hence they tend to spend a boat…

The Constant Gardner Triumphs at BIFA

The Constant Gardner won three awards at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) including “best film”. Cool! The Constant Gardner in my opinion is the best movie out this year and certainly in my top five in the last five years or so. In addition, the soundtrack is simply brilliant. This movie also makes me…

The Growing South African Movie Industry

Though I have been sick since Friday however, Saturday was really bad… bad enough that I climbed into bed that afternoon and haven’t left bed till today (Sunday) morning. I guess there are a few benefits of having to stay in bed… especially if you have a laptop, a PDA and wireless connection. So here…