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Google of the universe

So Google is not satisfied with world domination, but wants to rule the universe too. Hey, even space shuttles need search engines. Ok, at a…

My own Oppikoppi A to Z

M&G Online editor Riaan Wolmarans wrote a great piece for the paper detailing the A to Z of Oppikoppi — that free-flowing cauldron of dusty…

And the man at the back said everyone attack!

President George Bush and other members of his administration have sent a clear message to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki — give us tangible results…

Child labour: the baby dragon

An answer to: What should a country do about imports from countries that are known to be or highly suspected of using child labour or other forms of 'slave' labour or other techniques that are banned by that country?

Great expectations?

I always get nervous at about this time, the time just preceding a major international tournament in which a South African team is playing. I…

The joys of code optimisation

Last Friday I had the joy of going live with code that improved the execution time of an existing piece of code by 422%, and…

A Vintage Sunday

SOWETO … “where you usually get slapped if you act like a clown …” Thankfully there weren’t any bozos running around and nobody got slapped…

Dear Rejected Facebook Friend

(I wrote this and posted it on my Facebook page a week or so ago. It was something of a cathartic excercise to make myself…

Quiet diplomacy is not the alternative to an Iraq

Finance Minister Trevor Manuel’s claim that foreign intervention to impose regime change in Zimbabwe would occasion another Iraq is patently wrong. The finance minister, who…