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CNBC Africa panel discussion

Ok, so that didn’t go off too badly. CNBC Africa just broadcast the TechTalk panelist discussion with myself, Angus Hay (Neotel) and Arthur Goldstuck (World Wide Worx) regarding Spectrum allocations. Overall an interesting chat around regional and national allocations and the use-it or loose-it approach. I hope to get a online video copy availalbe soon …

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Damn idiot hit and run motor cyclist: KJY 142 GP

So, just sorted out my insurance claim for the break-in … and what’s next –  a DUMBASS decides to crash into my car tonight … damages bumper,side and back panels …. and then the fucker drives off! So, tomorrow I’m opening a case against the owner of the motor bike KJY142GP … if he’d only …

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What a month …

So, after absolute ages I eventually took some leave in April – an amazing holiday to be sure – though marred by a break-in on my property. Total time on site for the criminals – less than 2 minutes! – Got away with over 80K’s worth of stuff… Cops closed the case as unsolved after …

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Another day, another broken phone Blackberry Storm 2

For some reason I just don’t have luck when it comes to cell phones. I admit that I use phones to their full extent – often pushing it harder than they average guy might – but why, oh why do they always break so quickly. My previous few phones were all Windows Mobile devices – …

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IPv6 in South Africa

What a week! At least the Last.fm radio and some decent whiskey are allowing me to retain my sanity 😉 IPv6  has been much touted – and little deployed in South Africa, something we’ve been working hard at changing at our latest client network – IPINX. We have IPv6 routing internationally; local peering with the …

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Another child is born – well, sort of ;-) IPINX

After all the fun and excitement of our little one, Kaitlyn I lost my ability to time manage – or so it would seem. It’s frightening that this is essentially my 1st post in 2 months…. Oh well, at least I’m posting about some positive things 😉 We’ve been working rather hard at getting systems …

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I believe! — NGINX really does ROCK

When we (Neology) expanded our Windows Update Caching service, our chief propeller head (TheRodent) suggested a move from our old stalwart (apache2) towards the new kid on the block – NGINX. Having had little prior exposure to the product I was rather hesitant but also keen so see its performance. I just had a brief …

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iBurst 2.6.31 drivers

It is nights like that that I appreciate the simple pleasures of linux…. I run Windows 7 x64 as my main OS on my IBM T500 (a lovely machine) – but thanks to the short sightedness of Kyocera I cannot use my iBurst PCMCIA modem with it. So, instead of asking my coding partner in …

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A few pics of our little one

So we went for our 35 week scan – some brief pics – hope to add more soon.

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The value of keeping software up to date

Today I eat humble pie… As webmail client I have long used squirrelmail, but had moved over to RoundCube. At the time of the install I pulled from svn – got it running and moved on. Logging into my postmaster/abuse account today I was greeted with over 6000 bounced e-mails. The cluprit was a long-fixed …

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