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My week update Teleconferences with US collegues saw me rising even earlier or staying later this week. I reckon US is one of the worst countries to collaborate with when looking at timelines in a South African context, especiallly when you have operations that need to run during South African business hours as well – ...

Carmageddon(1997) now on Android

Carmageddon(1997) now on Android
  Most of us played Carmageddon when we were still “younger”. The carnage game where you actually win by running down randomly strolling people and the odd cow now and again. I’ve been playing Carmageddon on Android for the last week, and again I’m totally addicted to this old classic from 1997.   You can ...

Update

Another short 4 day week behind us, and another this week as well. Monday was my first day car pool-ing, don’t know how I feel about this, seems one is loosing some freedom or perception thereof – we will start with only 2 days a week. Watched Prometheus with Cindy, can’t decide if I like ...

Android not suppporting MS Ad-hoc Wireless

Android not suppporting MS Ad-hoc Wireless
On Monday, the insurance company came to fetch the fatalities of the lightning strike, including the router that went.  What I then had to do to get the internet at home going between all the machines is. THATI managed to get one machine straight onto the DSL line(old broken DSL modem lying around), but how ...

Delete files older than …

I used ot use a quite extensive method of delete files older than x amount of days in some of my maintenance scripts. This morning I found the forfiles command in Windows which is so much quicker and easier. forfiles -p [path] -m *.csv -d -7 -c “cmd /c del @path” where -p [path] is ...

Update

Update
Was quite a short week, but was packed full of excitement, especially with the new purchase, and of course our public holiday on Thursday. Spent Monday playing around with TFS – quite impressed with the product, and it actually is very quick to change and control work items and issues. We are building it to ...

Newest Gadget : Apple IPad Mini

Newest Gadget : Apple IPad Mini
For the last couple of weeks I’ve been comparing two tablets with each other to see what I’m gonna get next. The competition was between a Google Nexus 7 and the IPad Mini as I’m a big fan of the 7″ size formats. After a couple of store visits. And doing side-by-side comparisons I selected ...

Update

Update
Probably one of the toughest weeks in a long while for me, with production server issues on a virtual environment, having to put up a fight which is against my style and finally just neglecting my studies completely. Tried to go the healthy route in the previous weeks, but Monday saw some binge eating and ...

Johannesburg Thunderstorm Victim

Johannesburg Thunderstorm Victim
Johannesburg has some of the most spectacular thunderstorms. But these can also be quite dangerous as well. Here is the latest victim of one of these thunderstorms. We moved to our new house about 1.5 months ago, and before we used to be in a valley where lighting rarely hit, but now we are on ...

GMail drops free EAS Support

GMail drops free EAS Support
Google Sync was designed to allow access to Gmail, Google Calendar, and Contacts via the Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® protocol. To quite a shock to myself and some of my colleagues  Google has decided to drop their support of Google Sync for Free Gmail account users. As of 30 Janauary 2013, only paid Google App users would be able ...