Friday, 16 March 2012

Kingfisher FM blames one man for preventing station from broadcasting

Kingfisher FM blames one man for preventing station from broadcasting

Friday, 13 January 2012

I don't care!!

 Something to contemplate - a short article that went "viral" a while ago in the USA:

Are we fighting a war on terror or aren't we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores in July 2002, and in New York Sept 11 2001 and have continually threatened to do so since?

Were people from all over the world, not brutally murdered that day in London, and in downtown Manhattan , and in a field in Pennsylvania? Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn't they? And I'm supposed to care that a few Taliban were claiming to be tortured by a justice system of the nation they come from and are fighting against in a brutal insurgency.

I'll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11 and 7/7. I'll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere belief of which is a crime punishable by beheading in Afghanistan.

I'll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for hacking off Nick Berg's head while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat. I'll care when the cowardly so-called 'insurgents' in Afghanistan come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques and behind women and children.

I'll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of Nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs. I'll care when the media stops pretending that their freedom of speech on stories is more important than the lives of the soldiers on the ground or their families waiting at home to hear about them when something happens.

In the meantime, when I hear a story about a soldier roughing up an Insurgent terrorist to obtain information, know this:

I don't care.

When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take this to the bank:

I don't care.

When I hear that a prisoner - who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and 'fed special food' that is paid for by my taxes - is complaining that his holy book is being 'mishandled,' you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts:

I don't care.

And oh, by the way, I've noticed that sometimes it's spelled 'Koran' and other times 'Quran.' Well, believe me!! you guessed it ......

I don't care!!

If you agree with this viewpoint, pass this on to all your E-mail friends. Sooner or later, it'll get to the people responsible for this ridiculous behaviour!

If you don't agree, then by all means hit the delete button. Should you choose the latter, then please don't complain when more atrocities committed by radicals happen here in our great country! And may I add:

'Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. Our soldiers don't have that problem.'

I have another quote that I would like to add, AND.......I hope you forward all this.

Only seven defining forces have ever offered to die for you:

1. Jesus Christ.

2. The British Soldier.

3. The Canadian Soldier.

4. The US Soldier.

5. The South African Soldier.

6. The Ghurka Soldier.
7. The Australian Soldier.

One died for your soul, the other 6 for your freedom.


Tuesday, 25 October 2011


Sonder n oproep instruksie tree ons aan!!

Ons is die Nasionale Diensplig generasie. Die jongste is omtrent 35 en die oudste in die sestiger jare. Ons het die nuwe Suid Afrika gebou! Ons is die geslag wat ons tyd vir die nasie gegee het, op baie maniere. Baie van ons pa’s en oupa’s het Wêreld Oorlog II medaljes gedra.Ons het (somtyds) a Pro-Patria ...
gekry, maar nou word ons net afgekraak, geminag en kry ‘n skop in die gat....

Hoe sal julle verstaan, julle was nie dáár nie," is die mantra van die teruggekeerde grenssoldaat.

Bruin Angolese grond val op die ma se skoon wit badkamervloer wanneer sy haar soldaat-seun se wasgoed doen. Verder wil sy nie weet nie.

Without a call up instruction we gather!!

We are the National Service generation The youngest is about 35 years old and the oldest in their sixties.We built the new South Africa! We are the generation that gave our time and ourselves for the nation in various ways. Some of our fathers and grandfathers wore medals during WW2 and some of us also received the Pro Patria Medal on occasion. Presently our involvement in this war is mostly knocked underestimated and being critisized.

How can you understand? ... You were not there ...... is the Mantra of the returned border soldier.

Brown Angolan soil falls on the sterile white bathroom floor when a mother washes her soldier-son's dirty laundry .... more than that she does not wish to know........

Met Dank aan / With Thanks to

Friday, 12 August 2011

Is Facebook about to become obsolete and is Google changing the face of the internet - again?

Obsolescence: being obsolete. Old. Past tense. Yesterday.

They say death and taxes are the only certainties in life. I would like to add one more thing: obsolescence in Information Technology. Software, hardware or networks - it does not matter. The fact that everything still works perfectly well does not matter. They get stamped with a huge red virtual rubber stamp "Obsolete" almost as fast as you can learn to use them.
My perfectly fine 3 year old laptop: obsolete. End of range. No more parts or people who know how to repair it.
Windows XP? Obsolete.
Internet explorer 8? Obsolete.
Nokia? Obsolete.
And us humans? Well, sad thing is: if we refuse to upgrade, to embrace the "new", we can become obsolete too. Alas, there is no refuge in nostalgia. (And I am not talking just about technology.)
As technological change and innovation continue to accelerate and become more and more an integral part of our daily lives, the only thing resistance will buy us is obsolescence. Fly or windscreen - pick your role.
..:: A Google vs Facebook face off ::...

If you think Facebook is "unsinkable" because it has more than 700 million members, both the Titanic and MySpace have lessons to offer.
As recently as 2008, MySpace was the internet`s biggest and most popular social media site. The company was valued at US$ 12 billion at the time.
In June 2011 MySpace was sold for US$ 35 million. MySpace was the fly. Facebook was the windscreen.
It looks like history can repeat itself:
Google is in the process of slowly rolling out a new service called "Google plus" (Google+). All indications are the superpower of the internet is about to make social media a lot more relevant and usable.
Instead of going after Facebook directly, Google is using its phenomenal power as search engine to plant a glancing blow on the Facebook chin. A blow that might very well turn out to be the beginning of the end for Facebook. At first glance the "blow" seems more like a girly slap with tissue paper rather than a Rocky you`re going down punch.
It is a simple little +1 button. A graphic button people can add to their sites and is shown in a list of Google search results.
Don`t be fooled. This aint no girly. This is Google.
The little +1 button works like this: When you like a web site you click the +1 button on the site, or, if you see it in a list of search results, you click +1 next to it. Exactly like the Facebook "like" button.
Boring? Can`t blame the Facebook guys for snoring?
But. Here a very clever plan comes together: by clicking that button, you tell Google you like that site and it should be moved up in your search results. Just like an instant bookmark - Google will keep track of all the sites you like, so that, when you search for the same subject again, the most relevant ones will pop to the top. You build your own "library" of the internet on the fly, with one single simple click at a time. Your own version of the internet.
Cool, right?
But wait. That`s not all. Not only will Google improve the rank of that site in your personal search results, it will also highlight that same site in all your online contact`s (friends, acquaintances, colleagues, family, etc) search results. You help them by showing them sites you think are good - when they are searching for it.
So what?
Then let`s compare +1 with Facebook`s "like": When you "like" a site, it is published on your Facebook feed for all your fiends to see. Cool. Problem is, your geyser just developed a leak and you are looking for a plumber. Two years ago, you can vaguely remember one of your Facebook "friends" liking a plumber`s page, but that is gone in the grey mist of time...buried under a virtual Everest of constant status updates by everyone and his dog. Gone. Like it never happened.
Facebook`s Achilles heel is that it has the "memory" of a teenager...about 15 seconds. Everything is transient: A torrent of never ending activity drowns out all but the present.
Now let`s replay this scenario with Google+: A friend finds a good plumber and clicks the +1 button on the site or on Google search results. A link is placed in his feed, and, like Facebook it moves down the list as more updates are done. BUT. And this is the "Oh-oh!" moment for Facebook, when you conduct a search on Google two years later, the site that was +1`ed by yourself or a contact will now pop to the top of your search results - including a little picture of who +1`ed the site.
Web site recommendations when you need it, by people you trust.
Think about that a bit.
Are the Facebook fans pale yet?
Ok, let`s go on: With your Google+ account you also set up a profile - much like Facebook, which also include profile pictures, photo`s, and all the usual...including...your location.
Google is now able to show you all the recommended plumbers (your own or those your contacts +1`ed), in your own area. No need to contact a plumber in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Bham! Your search results just became a whole lot more relevant - tailor made by yourself, your friends and where you live.
Social networks just became a whole lot more useful.
I cannot think of a business that will not be impacted by this.
The rest of Google plus, is much like Facebook with profiles, photo albums, status updates, news feeds, chats and so on. The major difference is that it is much cleaner and neater. There are no applications buying or selling virtual pigs, calculating your love score or predicting your future based on the letter count in your name. Major plus in my opinion.
One of the big differences between Google+ and Facebook are how "friends" are handled. In Facebook (having originated in a university) a friend relationship is reciprocal...both parties agree to the "friendship". You can group friends ("contacts" is a better description) in lists, but the implementation of lists are not obvious and most people do not use them.
Google+ approaches the connections in your virtual life from a whole new angle: they use "circles". Essentially you have circles like "friends", "family", "colleagues", "hiking-buddies", "idjits", "ex-bosses" and so on. You can place a contact in one or more circle and you can make new circles yourself.
Whenever you make a post: ie status update, photo upload, etc, you decide which circle(s) will see the update...or everyone on the internet.
Separate your lives:
With Google+ it becomes simple to post about your professional, personal and public lives without getting the whole lot embarrassingly mixed up. The best part of circles? It is one-sided, so you can add a person to one of your circles without the other person`s permission. For instance, I am watching Larry Page`s (Google`s founder and CEO) Google+ public updates whether or not he damn well likes it. Next time I have a few minutes and a glass of red wine in hand, I`ll hunt down more interesting people to stalk: I`m thinking people like Bill Gates, Pamela Anderson and ...well...whoever blows your hair back.
Why is this a plus? Because, like twitter, you can follow people or companies you are interested in for news, views or, if that`s your thing, what`s on the braai.
(Tip: add the Cozahost Helpdesk to one of your circles, you will see all the sites we +1`ed when you you benefit from all the work we do to find valuable resources online.)
Larry, you know, my buddy on Google+, said there are 10 million people on Google+ already. The service is still in test phase and you can only join by invitation. Pretty impressive. I`ll bet the Facebook guys have trouble sleeping round about now.
Start using it:
If you are a Cozahost client and would like an invite to join Google+, email us at the helpdesk with your domain name and we`ll get you on the A-list and in the front seat to witness this historic event of Google+ taking it`s first steps on a journey to change the internet - again.
As for the +1 button: we will be adding it to all our clients sites we manage immediately. We suggest you do the same.
And finally, you can visit my Google+ profile here (pretty much still under construction) - stalkers are welcome if you are entertained by my not so humble point of view and esoteric +1`s on the internet.
If you like receiving this newsletter, please visit this link and hit the 1+ button: you`ll win the lotto, your nose won`t fall off and you`ll pay less taxes.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Germs In the Kitchen

Every day you see television commercials for the latest germ-killing products on the market. Companies are constantly reminding you of the pesky, persistent bacteria that apparently attacks your home throughout the day. It's remarkable that something so small, that you can only see with it a microscope, can be so harmful! But germs are real. However, you have to know what they are exactly to truly combat them. Here's a guide to germs and how you can keep them out of your kitchen in particular.

Bathrooms have a bad reputation for hosting threatening germs, but this reputation is not really earned. Kitchens are where the majority of germs in your house are located. And that's why it's so important not to ignore them. It's easy to forget that the invisible little buggers are lurking behind every corner, but if you do, they will certainly make your life a lot tougher.

The reason you can kill a germ, is because it is indeed a living organism! There are four kinds of germs: bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. Many germs may invade plants, animals and humans temporarily and with little consequence, and some germs are even good! For example, there is bacteria in out intestines that help us digest our food. Also, doctors are able to engineer medicines and vaccines with the help of bacteria. But for the most part, if germs decide to hang their hat in your body, they will try to take over. Ever been stuck in bed with the flu? If you answered “yes,” then you were infected by a virus. Or maybe you've had an ear infection! The culprit was bacteria in that case. Germs consume your much-needed energy and nutrients and produce nasty toxins; toxins that cause those classic symptoms of sickness, like sore throat and coughing. So germs, for the most part, are not our friends.

They are everywhere though. And in places where you store food, like the kitchen, this can be a unique problem.

The best way to prevent germs from invading your body is to simply wash your hands often. Germs are typically transferred from person to person. If someone coughs on your or even just touches you, those nettlesome germs may hop from them to you. This is why door knobs and other objects that people commonly touch are especially germ-ridden. By simply washing your hands with soap often, however, you can kill germs before they have a chance to make you sick. If you've just pet your dog or coughed, then you are more vulnerable to germs, so wash your hands. It's as plain as that.

So, in the kitchen, the same rule applies. Remember to wash your hands often and always before you prepare food. However, there's a bit more you can do than that. Here are some steps you can take to keeping your kitchen nice and clean, so that those malicious germs don't stand a chance.

Fortunately, you don't have to be a neat freak to create a healthy environment for your family. In addition to washing your hands frequently (with soap and warm water), you can use the following tips to ensure those germs die young.

Your counters and sink are a breeding ground for germs. Because your hands, food, utensils, rags, etc, will all grace the counter tops and the sink, you have to keep them clean. Don't cry over spilled milk. Just clean it up immediately!

What you use to clean the counters and sink is not as important as you might think. A sponge or rag or a one-time wipe will all work perfectly. The key is to keep them clean too! Throw that sponge or rag in the washer often. You can also soak your dishcloths in warm, soapy water when they're not being used. The worst thing you can do is clean up your kitchen with a dirty dishcloth. This is why those throwaway disinfectants can be really advantageous! (Always use disinfectant sprays, as well, to go along with your other cleaning supplies.) Remember that warm water and soap are a germ's enemies.

Moreover, be wary of cutting boards. The nooks and crannies in your home are commonly invaded by germs, until they can find a better, living host. When you use a cutting board, you will likely make small dents into it with your knife, and these small crevices lure germs. So make sure that you scrub your cutting board hard after every single use.

Obviously you want your dishes to be spic and span. Thankfully, we have dishwashers these days that do the trick. It can never hurt to give the dishes a little rub with a clean dishcloth before putting them away in the dishwasher however.

Another surprising piece of advice is that paper towels and cups are better than the alternative. You may want to dry off your hands with that cloth towel or drink from that glass. However, sharing hand towels and drinking glasses is the first thing germs want you to do! Why not buy some cheap dispensable paper cups to keep around the kitchen and invest in paper towels? It's a really simple way to prevent those germs from traveling.

Also keep in mind that a room where food and water are common, you have to be extra careful. Damp areas can produce fungi and food that's left out too long will encourage the growth of bacteria.

So, instead of fretting about how clean your toilet bowl is or wiping that sponge over your counter top 20 times in a row, just take into consideration these tips and your kitchen will be less inviting for those ugly germs. Yes, you probably will come down with a cold every once in a while, but you certainly can be on the offense more often than not if you know where to find and kill those germs!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Oor my pyp en twak.....

Kyk, ek weet rook is nie goed nie, en ek weet dat as ek swanger sou raak dit my ongebore baba mag siek maak... Die waarskuwings is orals op, vir almal om te sien. Dit nou uit die weg, hier is die storie van my pyp en my behoud.

Die storie het 'n lang aanloop. Dit begin in Maart 1979 op De Aar. Die lewe is goed, als pas, skool buitemuurs, maats (meisie) Bloemfontein skou