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Definitely not Diabetic-friendly birthday cake!

Another year has passed, and it’s my birthday again! 🎉 Quite a lot has changed in the last year. Last year, I looked back on 2017, and where my path had taken me. https://pauljacobson.me/2017/12/08/42/ I pretty much ended my retrospective with the following: While I don’t have all the answers (not even remotely), perhaps being…… Continue reading 43

City benches

I went for a walk to drop off some library books only to discover the machine wasn't working. At least I got some photos.

I went for a walk to drop off some library books. The machine that I wanted to use to drop off the books was out of order. I found some decorated, though weathered, city benches along the way.

Bureaucracy and South Africa’s new Immigration Act rules

The Department of Home Affairs in Edenvale, South Africa.

I just read an interesting overview of South Africa’s new Immigration Act rules which have just kicked in which require international travelers entering and leaving South Africa to produce birth certificates and identity documentation for kids and parents. Two things stand out for me. The first is the administrative headache traveling to and from South Africa with…… Continue reading Bureaucracy and South Africa’s new Immigration Act rules

Just give me a bigger phone, keep the iPad

"iPhone 6 Plus, MacBook Air, Thunderbolt monitor" by Dylan, licensed CC BY 2.0

Om Malik published an interesting post about Apple’s iPhone sales and the impact the iPhone 6+ seems to be having on iPad sales. He singled out the larger iPhone 6+ in particular: If you want to see the impact of the iPhone 6+, look no further than iPad sales: about $9 billion during the quarter, which…… Continue reading Just give me a bigger phone, keep the iPad