March 31, 2005


I really should have mentioned that OurMedia is done by the Bryght guys, of which Adrian is one.

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March 24, 2005

Two reasons to watch F1

...and they are Giancarlo Fisichella and Christian Klien.

So far, they're the only two reasons I've found.

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March 23, 2005


OurMedia is truly gorgeous.

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To the Universe we choose

One of the greatest adverts on SA TV these days, is Road Trip (13th from the bottom).

Of course, it helps that the boy who plays the son in the ad is totally hot.

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March 22, 2005

Really slick screensavers

Just what it says: really slick screensavers. Some OpenGL required.

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Additional channels

Many people ask me this, and an older entry gets a lot of hits because of this. So here are the step-by-step instructions for adding some public broadcast Ku-band satellite channels to your DStv decoder. Don't expect much - most of these are religious channels.

Try this at your own risk. It's your decoder, not mine. Etc, etc, etc.

Press Menu.

Select 'Advanced Options'.

Select 'Dish Installation'.

Enter PIN: 9949

Select 'Network Configuration'.

Select 'Network 2 Setup' (this is for Sentech's Vivid bouquet)

1. Signal Setup: Enabled
2. Orbital Position: PAS7/10
3. Use NIT: Yes
4. Frequency: 11170
5. Symbol Rate: 26652
6. Polarisation: Vertical
7: FEC: 5/6

Then select 'Accept these settings'

Select 'Network 3 Setup' (this is for Botswana TV)

1. Signal Setup: Enabled
2. Orbital Position: PAS7/10
3. Use NIT: Yes
4. Frequency: 11625
5. Symbol Rate: 15000
6. Polarisation: Vertical
7: FEC: 3/4

Select 'Accept these settings'.

Now do a 'Scan new networks' or 'Full rescan'.

The new channels will be at the very end of the channel list of the 'Public PAS7/10'. Switch to the audio on the bouquet to get the new audio channels as well.

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March 16, 2005


Just when you thought you couldn't get enough Apple, Google goes Google X.

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March 15, 2005

Vitamin P

The nice thing about taking a Vitamin B supplement in the morning, is the beautifully bright shade of yellow it turns your urine into later in the day.

At least you get visual feedback. Well, if you're a boy, that is.

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March 14, 2005

Hello tomorrow

Can you believe it's a commercial for shoes?

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March 09, 2005

TV logos

There seems to be an international trend towards monochromatic channel identification logos. What I mean by this is that no matter what the corporate colours of a TV station are, their channel logo (in the corner of the screen) is reproduced in white, at 50% opacity. So it doesn't detract noticeably from the viewer's enjoyment of the picture.

Except, it would seem, for every local South African TV station.

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March 08, 2005

Even more textual intercourse

Ingy, on watching the Grammy awards, on the evening of the 14th of February, 2005: "Half the people on the Grammys look like they've been hitting the 'grammies'."

Oskar, enquiring after my life: "So, have you accepted Jesus into your life yet? Just kidding... we both know he's not your type."

Princess Adrian, on impulse: "Dead boys don't take you to meet their mother."

***: "Battling to hold onto a thought. Good g."

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Gmail blocked

In what has got to be the weirdest WebMarshall firewall rule I have ever seen, Gmail is blocked at my new place of employment.

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Textual activity

Princess Adrian: "We've decided on a new name for smegma: 'I can't believe it's not feta!'"

Al: "What goes 'ooooooooooooooooo'? A cow with no lips."

Rich: "Apparently the occasional masturbation can increase your lifespan by one day. Taken to its logical conclusion, you must be immortal."

***: "The key to successful drug taking is 'excess in moderation'."

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March 07, 2005

Interactive again

Well, it's been a while. Three months of freelancing and/or working on a killer tan.

It's kind of nice to have structure to my day again. And by structure, I don't mean my previous hectic schedule of rising at 10am, eating breakfast, grooming, tanning for anywhere between 1 and 2 hours, more grooming, shower, shaving, shopping, more grooming, TV, TV, TV, final grooming, and bed.

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