DoC’s lip service to urgency

It seems our communications minister has a very strange concept of urgency. Hitting the wire* has a post that reveals that the minister is really just paying lip service to her stated goal of reducing telecommunications costs in South Africa and unbundling the local loop (the connection from the network to each home/business, also referred…… Continue reading DoC’s lip service to urgency

Money for jam at JB’s in Hyde Park

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while now. I have had a couple breakfasts at JB’s in Hyde Park and they were pretty good. My current favourite is the Mediterranean breakfast (I think that is the name – it had eggs, mushrooms, haloumi cheese, grilled tomato and toast) and it is very tasty.…… Continue reading Money for jam at JB’s in Hyde Park

The thing with censorship and freedom of expression …

This was going to be a comment in response to Twylite’s comment on my post about Patricia De Lille’s call for censorship of bloggers but it started to develop into a full post instead.When the government starts telling us what we can and can’t say, we have censorship. I do agree with one aspect of…… Continue reading The thing with censorship and freedom of expression …

I’ll just write some drivel then, Bullard?

David Bullard, Sunday Times columnist, has written a really unfortunate article titled “Name and shame offensive bloggers” which was published today. Vincent has posted a blow by blow review of Bullard’s comments and his responses to them so I won’t go through the same process. Basically this whole blogging thing is, according to Bullard, little…… Continue reading I’ll just write some drivel then, Bullard?

Listen to your wife, she is never wrong …

I just read a post by Ilan Pillemer titled “Tefillin embarassment” where he discovers a truth about marriage and wives. Wives say they are always right (some add that even when they are wrong, they are still right). In my short time with Gina I have (reluctantly) realised that she is right most of the…… Continue reading Listen to your wife, she is never wrong …

When it is time to ignore the trolls … revisited

I have just been reading through an account of another crazy stalker harassing another blogger and it strikes me that it is a bad idea to enter into a debate with a crazy stalker (or any other stalker for that matter). Long, involved posts and comments explaining your position really don’t enlighten the psycho who…… Continue reading When it is time to ignore the trolls … revisited