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On facebook recently, I've seen a number of people (from various countries, including South Africa, but mostly Americans) set their statuses giving their opinions on the election, who they will be voting for, who they hope to win, etc. I haven't said anything in my status about the matter, but I do have strong opinions about it. Today one of my friends posted their status to say that they hope Obama will win the election.

One of my pet peeves is those OpenOffice.org Impress or Microsoft PowerPoint presentations that folks do in churches. I've seen too many half-hearted efforts in the 28 years I've been in church. Read more about Effective Church Presentations...

Last Monday I posted a blog entry about how former president Thabo Mbeki had resigned from the presidency, and Izak commented and said I was over reacting with my assumptions and statements. To be honest, he's probably right. I know I have a tendency to over react at times, especially when it concerns the safety of those I love, like my wife.

So here's a second perspective, a week later.

Read more about Please Pray For South Africa - Part 2...

This afternoon the South African president, Thabo Mbeki, resigned due to pressure from his political party, the ANC. This leaves our country in a large deal of uncertainty. The main person behind this is Jacob Zuma, a man known to be a people-pleaser, and previously accused of large-scale fraud. Many South Africans are scared of a country ruled by Mr Zuma, as they fear that South Africa could easily turn into another Zimbabwe. Read more about Please Pray For South Africa...

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Tis International Talke Like A Pirate Day t'day, and so I be talkin' like a pirate. Ta be even more in tha mood, I've made meself a pirate name. Read more about International Talk Like A Pirate Day...

Well, normally I don't blog until Raoul has begged, pleaded, and lectured for at least a couple weeks and has finally ended up chaining me to the computer, but I decided to break my pattern just this once because I'm so excited! Read more about Stylin' and Profilin'!...

South Africa often likes to think of itself as a First World country. Unfortunately this isn't the case. Every now and then we get a gentle reminder that we aren't First World, and that we're deceiving ourselves if we think we are.

So last night we had another reminder. Read more about Reminders of a Third World Country...

On Wednesday last week my computer died. I had been expecting it for a couple of weeks, as my computer had been struggling to start up. Then on Wednesday it just point blank refused. Read more about New Computer...

Well, it may not compare to hurricane's elsewhere in the world, but it's certainly been a big storm that just hit South Africa. One of IOL's articles on the storm calls it "the worst storm to hit South Africa since 2001". I wasn't here in 2001, so I really wouldn't know, but this storm has been quite impressive. Read more about Hurricane's a-comin'!...

Well, Raoul and I had quite a bit of fun earlier today. Raoul is currently reviewing the Epson Stylus CX8300 printer so he can write a review for IOL Technologies. Last night Raoul brought the printer home from work, and this morning he opened it up to get everything going. Inside the box we discovered some more goodies with the printer- 50 pieces of small, normal size pieces of photo paper, and several pieces of A4 size photo paper, as well as an extra set of ink cartridges. Now we REALLY got ready to have some fun. Read more about Photo Printing...