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Wed, Aug. 18th, 2010, 10:19 am
These are the days of our lives

I find myself in a strange position.

After I decided to stop dating Mandy, well I thought I got duped.
I stopped it because I couldn't take hurting Lindsay as my best friend,
and it occurred to me that If I continue dating Mandy, I am choosing someone
over my friendship. I just couldn't do that.

But after that, Lindsay still felt hurt and didn't want to talk to me.
So last night we got together sitting at a very memorable place at her parents house.
We discussed the situation and came to agreement that we cant help ourselves.
Were still in love.

So as much as it does feel like a dream still, we are back together.
I think we might also have been able to cross some boundaries, but well,
that we will have to see I guess.

Fri, Jan. 30th, 2009, 12:04 pm
Cops (and others) rocking...

Eight robbers shot dead in Durban

Robber shot dead in Somerset West

How I shot 5 robbers

Police catch robbers on their way home

Pension pay point robber shot dead

Cops 3, robbers 0

It's strange that after our chief of police get's given permanent leave, suddenly there are allot more articles about our cops taking care of things.
These people truly did go in there and save the day.

Every weekend they have raid's in joburg, arresting +-300 people, they are really going for it hard.
They have crushed many armed robberies in the last while.

Kudo's to our cops.


Wed, Jan. 28th, 2009, 09:01 am
Ha... *slap*

When returning 3 videos that's a day late last night...
I stop at the shop and drop them through the little tray they have...

So after dropping the video's, I notice about 3 R20 notes dropping with it

haha nooooooo!

I hope that goes towards the fine.

Thu, Jan. 22nd, 2009, 11:50 am
Some good words....

Well I doubt there's any objections from anyone that I post this e-mail on the web. It's a really good read, and it's quite truthful.

Alan Knot Craig Jr. has now become famous for his words of encouragement to his staff at iBurst.  Here is the latest one.


Why am I writing this email? Because I'm getting the impression there are some depressed people walking around. So let's recap:  At the beginning of the year people were panicking about
1.        the oil price,
2.        inflation,
3.        electricity
4.        and economic recession.
Of those big 4 concerns, 3 have taken care of themselves.
1.        Oil is now below $40 a barrel, almost one Quarter of the price of 4 months ago  

 2.        inflation is not such big deal because oil is cheap nowadays so food & all other costs are falling   

 3.        and .. we   haven't had any crazy power outages since February (the Eskom saga is a
complete mystery to me - The NEWSPAPERS said it would last 4 years??)  

 4.   What about the Recession? Well, as it turns out, that was something that deserved panic. Especially if your name is Dick and you run a New York investment bank... Fortunately we don't have any Dick's at iBurst.

After the merry-go-round of bad news at the beginning of the year, capped by the xenophobic attacks  it's been quite surreal to watch the "u-turn" executed by those heading for the exit door! It's a bit like watching naïve tourists run into the sea off Camp's Bay, scream in pain, and then race back onto the beach. The water looks so nice.. but don't go in there unless you're an Eskimo! Suddenly foreign shores aren't as attractive when there are no jobs, no credit, and no sunshine, so people who left are returning to tell those who haven't left not to go.  Just to put a couple of Financial things in perspective, here is some info on the year-to-date performance of world stock markets (as of 10 Nov):  

Iceland                 -89%
China                -64%
Russia              -64%
India                 -48%
Hong Kong        -46%
Brazil                -40%
Japan                -40%
USA                 -36%
Australia           -35%
UK                    -32%
New Zealand      -29%
South Africa      -26%  ...SA is not so bad is it? I'd rather be here than
in Iceland ?? !! 


Sunny SA is certainly not immune to the global economic crisis. Our companies are suffering too, which means fewer bonuses and more retrenchments (always a winning recipe for unhappiness). How long will it last? Who knows, but brace yourselves for a tough 2009.  The good news is that after every tough time comes good times, so at least we all
have something to look forward to! 


What is the silver lining for SA? Our interest rates are still high, but will decrease soon to ease the burden on your back pocket. The UK and USA do not have that luxury, their
interests rates are already too low to cut further and it hasn't helped them at all yet!


What else? "Mad Bob" can't last forever. When he heads off into the sunset there will be an absolute bonanza of investment and aid flooding into Zimbabwe, and a large chunk of that windfall will be via sunny SA... oh happy days. Who said there were no plusses to having a
failed state as a neighbour? 


What else? Anyone noticed the cranes everywhere you look? Seen the Gautrain progress?  I went down to CT 2 weeks ago, and virtually the entire highway is under construction. Durban has a new Stadium; a bigger harbour AND a new Airport all finishing in the next 18months The unintended consequence of the government procrastination
on infrastructure investment over the past 10 years is that now that it's finally underway  - just in time to prop up our economy! Gotta love those bureaucrats.


What else? The Soccer World Cup is coming. If we get it right we'll be the hottest spot on the planet - and we'll have a real shout for hosting the Olympics in about 2020.  But don't crack open the champagne just yet, we still have our fair share of challenges. Your
average Yank may be swapping his house for a trailer, but at least he's not worried about being shot in the head on the way to his next job interview. If any of you have a relative or friend in the government, please pass on this message, "Crime is out of control and most of our schools and hospitals are in disarray."


Don't for a second fool yourself that we can ignore these structural problems and live the rest of our lives in blissful ignorance. We must constantly remind the politicians to do their jobs, but we cannot absolve ourselves of our responsibility to make individual contributions.    It is our business to make this land a success. Report crime, pick up litter, give to the needy, create jobs, look after the children, practice safe sex, drink filter coffee. We've all got a responsibility to make the magic happen, otherwise you'll just end up lying in bed in 50 years time, looking back and saying "What if?"

The time of opportunity is upon us, now it's up to us to seize the day. I've said it before, I'll say it again: Life is not about waiting for storms to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.  


Looking forward to dancing in 2009!

Mon, Jan. 12th, 2009, 06:44 pm
Why I hate my job....

I'm doing maintenance (development according to my employer)

Well this is a dumb ass piece of code I find... on a component I'm supposed to bring to stability...
Sum stuff in the code renamed... but it all applies...

    if (getQuotationSession().getItemDetailsPageSession().getCurrentRecurringProduct() != null) {
      productCode = getQuotationSession().getItemDetailsPageSession().getCurrentRecurringProduct().getProductCode();
    } else {
      productCode = getQuotationSession().getItemDetailsPageSession().getCurrentRecurringProduct().getProductCode();

What happens here?
There's an if statement... the code roughly translates to the following ....

Check to see whether I can execute the next piece of code...
If I can
............ execute it
if I cant
............ execute it

Logic persists!

Tue, Sep. 16th, 2008, 04:36 pm
What asshole...

deprecates the getYear getMonth getDay methods on a bloody class called Date?
It's been bothering me for a long time why they want us to instantiate another bloody object just to find out the time on the one that contains the bloody time.

Sat, Sep. 6th, 2008, 08:38 am

I woke up just now ...
What the heck am I doing at home... and where did the party go? :~| 

oi that was way too many beers... I just dont understand where the rest of the people went.

Fri, Jul. 11th, 2008, 08:52 am

A very consistent thing I saw tonight/morning.

When you want to light a cigy and you cant find your lighter...
Eventually you'll be forced to get up from your warm cacoon blanket and go find a replacement.
Then when you come sit down with the replacement, the lighter just happens to fall out from somewhere between the blanket and couch.

Lighters were made to hide from us.

Yeah sleep deprevation....

Wed, Jul. 9th, 2008, 11:11 am
How to create your own j2ee container...

Following the order of the many java tips you see on the internet that gives you source and no discussion...
I'd like to make a contribution too.

This is a tutorial on how to create your own j2ee container as presented by the jboss pees.

And now I feel like a contributor... hehe

Tue, Jul. 8th, 2008, 02:57 pm
writing a cd on ubuntu...

k3d just made a basic job basic.
Gnome-baker and Brasero should be able to do the same considering their interfaces,
but sadly the seg-faults didnt help.

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