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ek was saterdag huis toe sodat ek moedersdag vi my ma kon koffie in die bed gee. ek bly in 'n klein dorpie nie te ver van stellenbosch af nie.

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my pic

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Anyone wondering about the pic on my profile its a 2000 Suzuki GSXR 600 and its the first "big" bike i ever rode, its my favorite bike of all time...
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13th Bodhisattva skypes me bad news

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There is trouble at the mandala at skypehq! someone changed the password and forgot it! * webmaster reaches for orange stress ball* bodhisattva confuses me more and more now. 13th Bodhisattva gets demoted and loses samurai status for poor webserver administration.

SKYPE NINJA's TRANSCRIPT

Webmasterkhan O’loy

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The Skype Ninjas, Raw Karma, Sensei Sever, 13th Bodhisattva, Zena, webmasterkhan

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11pm, its still dark, cold and gloomy. stress balls all over the desk. code that works finally, i feel accomplished. time for another round up with the skype ninjas. yes people the skype ninjas. a secret coven of skyperians, we older than the rest, a birthing in 2003. 13th Bodhisattva, Sensei Sever, Lady Zena, Webmasterkhan we meet for 45minutes every day and saturday for 5 hours on skypecast. we talk about practically anything thats on our minds. Zena our head skypenatrix keeps us at bay. (i secretly dig her)

I could spend days writing about the sheer volume of irrational behavior exhibited by the Skype Ninjas’(Phreaks), or the SkypePrank that befuddled two unsuspecting and very bright Ninjas, but I thought I’d write some code instead — for shits and giggles.
DECLARE v_count NUMBER(38,0):=0;
BEGIN
FOR cu_rec IN (SELECT * FROM Skype_Ninjas WHERE have_a_clue = TRUE) LOOP
v_count := […]

DECLARE v_count NUMBER(38,0):=0;
BEGIN
FOR cu_rec IN (SELECT * FROM Skype_Ninjas WHERE have_a_clue = TRUE) LOOP
v_count := v_count + 1;
END LOOP
IF v_count > 0 THEN
DBMS_OUTPUT.put_line(’Stop being silly.’);
ELSE lolPointAtMonitor();
END IF;
END;


do you skype? why not? try skype..... a new way of communicating......i would put a url to it but im scared charmed one will wave a magic wand and POOF! it will be gone.....
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eNatis, Proudly South African ?

Posted by Joe 4 Public
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Strangely enough ... Our own infamous traffic system is registered as .COM domain instead .CO.ZA or GOV.ZA . What a lovely idea ( commercial domain ??? how about .BIZ ?! ), maybe they can even include "Google Ad Words" to generate some extra cash from international visitors.

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DigiOrgasms

Posted by webmasterkhan
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Imagine.


The world is an illusion. The universe is composed of computer codes... a virtual fantasy force fed to us. An endless network of of ones and zero’s envelop us into a myriad of thoughts, information highways, blogging, viruses, Trojans and bots. This is the real matrix.

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eNatis Should Be More Transparent

Posted by Shaun Dewberry
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As we all know, the new eNatis system has been troubled by problems from day one of its implementation (and probably prior to that too!). One of the major problems they have been having is scalability with the high transaction load. Detail on the problems encountered has been rather sketchy and typically bureaucratic.

The biggest problem here is that this R408-million-of-taxpayer's-money contract was awarded by government to, well um, a consortium which includes a percentage ownership by a parastatal? Keeping it in the family I guess. Having worked with arivia.kom in the past, I can tell you in my professional opinion that they are not capable of providing the technical resources required for a project such as this. By simply reading the tasima web site profiles of the companies involved one can easily see that none of the companies express software development as their core competency.

Putting aside the (in)competency of the tasima consortium, and considering the fact that this is ultimately a public-owned and sponsored system, shouldn't the architecture of the system be put up for peer review by the IT professionals of this country? Assuming my input and feedback were considered I would be more than happy to spend a half hour perusing their architectural design, server sizing and connectivity proposals and giving professional, relevant feedback. Think of it as the spirit of "ubuntu" for the greater good (and sanity) of the entire vehicle industry. I'm sure many other IT people would feel the same.

The peer review will also allow young IT professionals to learn about how a large project is designed and could lead to better systems in all segments of the industry.

Come to think of it, shouldn't it be made compulsory for all of government's IT projects be put up for public perusal and feedback by industry experts? Makes sense and cents to me.
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UGH! I am not using a pen!

Posted by webmasterkhan
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I get this icky feeling when I see paper lying around. I strive to remain paperless in my office as pedantic as I may seem to be I believe it is absolutely useless to be having piles of trees around me. I have one notebook that I have had for the past 3 years and I still have it with it full of doodles from meetings since 19footsack. The only reason I have it is to doodle when I am away from my laptop.

I called up Discovery a week ago to find out about this shiny plastic credit card they sent me. I went to exclusive books in Rosebank Mall during the weekend and to my dismay on attempting to use the card I was shocked to find out I cant use it for the simple fact that I did not activate it. So back to the call.... I called them to activate the card, I was told I need to have a limit added onto the card and in order for me to do so I have to ....wait for it .... "Fill out a form" - I nearly fell off my chair. Not realising I was thinking out aloud I told the poor soul on the other end.... "You have this cool website that I do everything on and now you want me to fill out a form!" - She replied calmly ... "Yes Mr Khan, you have to fill out a form" - that she will fax me. I pleaded for an alternative to an online form that I could do, I even have my signature in digital encryption format and unfortunately there is no chance of it.

So in my Orlando Disney Wallet I have this plastic card I cannot use as I refuse to print out a form, use a pen to write with and fax to her. ....

The sad demise of an online freak!
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Too much democracy ...

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It is all nice and fine in the books. NGO, parliamentarians, speakers of the congress/parliament, representatives of the people will all agree that freedom of speech and expression, especially about political and other public issues, is the lifeline of any democracy, especially THE BIGGEST ONE ( you know what I mean … ) .
 
Well, apparently not so, since MySpace and YouTube are officially banned by the military. Not exactly, but in order to write your blog or post your pics ( and you are a member of the corp ) you just have to bounce it off someone-somewhere for `quick` checkup and off you go.
 
Latest ban is actually real ban which prohibits members of the corp even browsing those vicious sites never mind posting articles/pics/videos. ( Read full story @ cnn )
 
Too much democracy obviously is not necessarily a good thing.
 
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Microsoft to the Rescue ... or NOT!

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Even after users deployed a fix suggested by Microsoft Corporation, Windows systems are still locking up. Symptoms of the long-running problem, which the Windows Server Update Services team dubbed the "svchost/msi issue", include 100% CPU usage by svchost.exe and its multiple processes when Automatic Updates is in use or simply enabled on a machine.
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