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Updates

February 1, 2010

It’s 2010 and it feels like I’ve dragged 2009 with me. I need a holiday. All in due time I suppose. Right now, there’s just too much to do with 5 months to go until the wedding. Just a quick update about what’s being going on lately.

  • as of last year December I now hold an RHCE under my belt too.
  • been helping plan the wedding which, I have to say is quite exciting, though it can be quite tiresome as well.
  • been contributing to the fedora-fonts SIG by packaging, some things.
  • been driving a lot. (like… seriously)

Not much has been going on aside from work and planning though.

Ubuntu-ZA Karmic Release Party (Cape Town)

November 9, 2009

I briefly stopped by the Ubuntu-ZA Karmic release party, held at the University of Cape Town. It was quite refreshing to chat to Jonathan Carter(highvoltage) after so long. I also got the chance to meet David Rubin(drubin) and Michael Gorvan(cocooncrash) in person. Although, I had not been there long enough to sit in on any of the talks, the experience was quite pleasant. I hope to manage my time more efficiently for the next release party, so I may participate more.

drubin and cocooncrash

highvoltage

the flyer

Life updates…

August 10, 2009

Things have been quite intense over the past couple months. Here’s what’s been happening…

  • Close relatives have been in and out of hospital for the months of June and July
  • The exhaustion of having spent every or every second day in hospital left me fatigue and in a somnolent state for the two months.
  • Relieved myself from some minor financial difficulty.
  • Close relatives passed away.
  • My brother injured hist neck in a rugby match and was admitted to hospital, he was kept there for two weeks.
  • My mother  re-married about week ago.
  • My personal cellphone has become nonexistent, although the number still exists.
  • The state of my work mobile has worsened.
  • Started learning PERL.
  • Got my RHCT. Next up RHCE.
  • A few other non-highlighted issues…

…aside from feeling like I’ve just stepped out of a coma, Things are slowly starting to get better and I’m re-gaining control of my life which has been a turbulent storm since May 2009.

Roobie…

October 22, 2008

Lately I’ve been less active within mailing-lists, irc etc… so what exactly have I been up to? Well for the most part I’ve been working hard,
but I’ve been learning a bit of Ruby too, given that my current employer is a pretty much a Rails house. Yes, I said it. I’ve been learning Ruby. I’ll say it again, I… have… been… learning… Ruby. Yes, me , and I was enjoying it too. I’ve learned quite a bit whilst with my current employer and it saddens me that I have to leave as we’re closing business end of October. I guess I have to look forward to another learning opportunity up ahead. I’ve secured myself a nice position within another company which I hope will afford me the same learning opportunity.
That said, I have to get back to learning some more…

f*#$@ Eve#$@#$

September 4, 2007

It saddens me , more than it angers me to write about this. My girlfriend was on her usual route to work this morning when she was inappropriately approached by the Police. She was at her usual bus stop awaiting her bus. Unfortunately there was no one around at this time of the morning. When a police van had stopped not too far from where she was standing. A Police Officer then got out of the van and approached her. They Police Officer then asked where she was going. My girlfriend, then informed him that she had been waiting for her bus, whilst not too far away was a lady on her way to that very bus stop. The Police Officer then says to my girlfriend that she’s not safe here and starts getting very graphic with the descriptions of what the potential dangers are and makes her a little nervous so she backs away from him. He then grabs her arm and says “Get in the van, you’re going with us…”. My girlfriend says that her bus will be here any second and that he should let go of her. The officer refuses to let go and tells her she *must* get in the van. Physically hurting her arm, the Police Officer tries to shove her into the van. The Police Officer tells my girlfriend to “shut up” and just get in. At this point my girlfriend is being forced against her will and pleads for the officer to let go but he simply would not listen. The approaching lady witnesses what is happening and walks up to the Police Officer and tells him to let go of her. The Police Officer, refusing to let go, still does not listen and says “Just get the hell in…”. The lady then tries to fend the Police Officer off but he would not leave her alone. The lady starts screaming at the Police Officer, desperately battling with him to let go of my girlfriend as the bus arrives. The bus driver who, knows my girlfriend sees what is happening and stops the bus. The Police Officer then sees the bus driver and simply lets go mumbling things to himself as he walks away, jumps into the the van and drives off in a hurry. It was unfortunate that no one got a number plate of the vehicle.

How can we rely on these people to keep our  neighborhood safe? Its fucking ridiculous.

Telkom… need I say more?

August 24, 2007

Its 11:30 and I get a call from telkom informing me that I can, at my earliest convenience, fetch my ADSL self installation kit at one of their Customer Service Center’s. Finally! I have been three weeks after having gone through the horror of moving the telephone line from my fathers name to mine. Off to the the nearest Customer Service Center it was,only to get told that their out of modems. The sales consultant then recommends I go to their Kenilworth Branch. So I then ask her to confirm that they have stock available to as I do not want to travel all the way to Kenilworth and waste my time. She then confirms that they do. So I make my way down to the Kenilworth branch where they refuse to help because the telephone line is not registered under my name.

I then explained that I have already been through the transfer and have been charged with numerous Service fees to have the line moved to my name(I had the proof with me). At about 3:20 after I had my dad call the branch and fax is ID to them and give me permission to collect the router they decided to help me out. It was quite frustrating. So I get home at about 5:15 and set the DSL up, whilst waiting on hold with their (telkom) Service Desk to receive my DSL account credentials. By then I had the DSL account working with the telkom guest account. After wating an hour and fifteen minutes (I recorded the amount of time took to to have my call answered) I finally get to a support guy who is even less helpfull. He tells me that an account has not yet been created for me and that I have to call back later this week for those details as he is not able to create one.

awesome.

I hate wallets and thieves…

August 1, 2007

So Its was a Monday morning,my day off from work…and I get a call at 6:30 in the morning from my girlfriend. She says that she’s standing on my doorstep and claims to have missed the bus. So I go to the front door and let her in and realised that I had left my wallet in my brother’s car. I grab the car keys and head out front only to realise the car was already open. This did not strike me as odd at first as everyone was up and about getting ready for work. I just assumed that he had made his way to the car earlier that morning. So I start searching the car for my wallet and notice everything is scattered across the car seats,things such as tools,the cars ashtrays and this also did not strike me as odd. I then gave up the search but was certain I left it in there. I then went back to the kitchen to make a cup of coffee and asked if anyone removed the wallet from the car earlier and placed it somewhere. Everyone I asked said no. So I walk back out to the car but this time, I look through the passenger window only to find that the entire bottom of the steering wheel had been ripped up. I then walked over to the drivers side door and saw that the door handle had been completely removed and was laying on the the drivers seat. It struck me then that his car had been broken into and my wallet stolen. Who ever broke into the car had left some of their tools in the car such as their screw driver, which was still laying on the drivers seat. Great start to a day off.

I hate wallets for the fact that people keep everything in them…and for the fact that I lost everything. Im talking about bank cards, access cards, video cards, identity document etc etc. I spent the rest of my day off running around cancelling things and because my ID and stuff was also in the wallet means that I cant get new cards and things until reply for my ID and get a temp one which means a trip to home affairs. I hate home affairs too. I then  went to work,the last place you’d expect to be on your day off to get a new access card as I the first one in during the morning and start at 6.

argh. Wallets…people. gah.