Matthew 1, Hackers 0

UPDATE: Here is a good plugin to help you change and manage your wp-admin blog details. Also see this useful blog post “11 Vital Tips and Hacks to Protect Your WordPress Admin Area“. So my site was hacked. What a…

District 9: Spaceships over Soweto

I, like any normal, rational person, thought that this was a hoax. But it’s not. This is an upcoming movie about aliens landing in Johannesburg by local director Neill Blomkamp and Peter Jackson. There is obviously a strong metaphorical link…

Zebra & Giraffe: Dig it

It’s a locally-produced song and music video by the band “Zebra & Giraffe”. I think the production and execution is world-class — and it’s a catchy song. The sole member of the band is Greg Carlin. I find it particularly…

Help Firefox set a world record

Firefox is a brilliant browser. It’s also fast. I discarded Internet Explorer (IE) about two years ago. It wasn’t an ideological decision, I wasn’t trying to make a point… it’s just that Firefox is a better browser. I still have…

The Bolton Deventer Twitter experiment

“Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one” – Albert Einstein “An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted” – Arthur Miller So let me start with this: People who are accusing me…

Bolton Deventer 'reveal' to spice up local blog awards?

So Bolton Deventer, the spoof online marketer, has entered the upcoming local blog awards. The rather odd-looking Deventer, who runs the blog “Webtrafficmaker” is a fictional character, a clever and funny parody of an internet marketer from Ermelo, apparently created…

Mlogging: Definition attempt #1

Mlogging: (p. m’lŏgging); n. A Mlog: to write entries in, add material to, or maintain a weblog, that is part of formal media, and edited by a media worker, often by an editor. As much as I hate new definitions…

Congratulations to the Bokke!!

The M&G Online got behind the Springboks for the Coupe du Monde against England. We changed our masthead for the weekend (and now we don’t want to take it down). Congratulations for an awesome win. The whole country is behind…

Bolton Deventer riddle: Closer to home than I think?

Had one of the truly more bizarre discussions today with a colleague of mine, Vincent Maher. I blatently accused him of being the person behind Bolton Deventer — the strange-looking “web marketer” who runs a cheesy blog, who also seems…

Excuse me, there's a hole in this plane

On the way back from Port Elizabeth to Jo’burg on Wednesday evening, I took this shot with my cellphone of a very disturbing looking wall panel inside the plane, right where I was sitting. A gaping hole in the plane…

So now you know

Navel lint: From Wikipedia: Navel lint, or more commonly belly button lint or navel fluff, is an accumulation of fluffy fibres in one’s navel. Many people find that, at the beginning and end of the day, a small lump of…

Why The Weekender will succeed

The Weekender is an excellent newspaper and a clever initiative by BDFM and Johncom. That it is going to succeed is obvious. I buy it every Saturday and spent a good fat hour or two on it. The articles are well-written and interesting. Here are reasons why I think it will succeed….