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Posts published by “Jaxon Rice”

Jaxon Rice is a developer at Soup Consulting. By night he is the lead singer for a rockabilly band called the Diesel Whores. He blogs at http://jaxonrice.com.

Shut down the aluminium smelters

Friday’s news that South Africa’s gold and platinum mines had been forced to suspend operations because Eskom could no longer guarantee the power supply has…

Seven web predictions for 2008

I always wanted to be like Siener Van Rensburg, except without the beard, male-pattern baldness and crazy right-wing followers. Predicting the future seems to be…

Spreading the word on satanism

There has been understandable outrage over the axing of Rapport columnist Deon Maas for his column on satanism and religious tolerance. Deon, who for a…

Rugby should embrace more technology

France won their quarterfinal match against New Zealand on the back of a scintillating try that included a forward pass between Frederic Michalak and Yannick…

A new national anthem

Rodrigo Orihuela’s recent post about the importance of national anthems in sports reminded me that we South Africans need a new national anthem. The swell…

Radiohead’s brave new world

On Monday Radiohead sent shockwaves through the music industry and paroxysms of fear through the major record labels when they announced that their new album…

Radiohead’s brave new world

On Monday Radiohead sent shockwaves through the music industry and paroxysms of fear through the major record labels when they announced that their new album…

Charity 2.0

It is becoming harder and harder for charities to raise funds. There is an increasing public indifference to the endless lotteries, fetes and nude calendars…