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A day in the lifeā€¦

It really sucks, you know. The doorbell rings just as I’m feeding my hair, and for one teeny moment I forget, and open the door without putting on my glasses first. Poof. One stone television repair person on the porch. I drag him inside and close the door...

Mosquito Hunting

<An entry for the Real Hitchhiker’s Guide> The Earth, although mostly harmless, is infested in places with some very irritating life-forms (excluding humans). As an alien visitor you can choose to avoid these places, but if you absolutely have to see them,...

Dual-booting the brain

What does it mean to dual-boot a computer? In simplest terms, it means that you have two different operating systems (OS’s) installed, and can choose which one you want to run when you start the computer. The two OS’s have no communication with each other....

Frog Serenade

On a hot summer night, humid and sleepy, the pond and its surroundings resound with amphibian revelry. Marveling at the many tones and patterns, I sneak out with a torch to get a look at the members of the chorus. As I step close the chorus falls silent, and in the...

Beware Exclus1ves.co.za!

I’ve been a Fanatics book club member for years, so when they sent me a letter about their new online shop I checked it out. They gave a R50 voucher for first purchase so I ordered the Avatar soundtrack cd. At checkout there was an error. Two days later the...