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Good news, better than nothing, although I would have liked to see a heavier sentence. At least it is jail time, but still a small penalty for killing someone due to your reckless behaviour... #rideforBurry 
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Agree. Those kind of people always get less punishment then they deserve..but he'll carry Burry on his soul for life. Prick!
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A chilly but beautiful morning riding out onto Table Mountain, above the fog covering the Cape flats.
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#onerepublic definitely did not disappoint! Passionate performance with brilliant musicianship. Fantastic. 
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+Saskia van der Merwe  Saturday!
“Route Profile @nissanza #TrailSeekerWC2 Grabouw Half Marathon: http://t.co/7x6HLVRb2t”
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My family will be so happy to hear that Watching Cat Videos Is Good For You...
Watching cat videos for fun and profit, Googling the calories in fast food, running encrypted Bing searches, exploring Ello on iOS, and the jealous cat who hates video games. Carry On Watching Cat Videos https://youtu.be/LNWjZcbv2uI That time you spend watching cat videos online may not actually be as wasteful and pointless as you have been…
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I think watching live shows of kittens is better! :)

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Entry is in +Digby Webb  ;-)   #Sani2C   #twt  
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South Africa’s ruling party has little concern that it is likely to be voted out of office in the near future, which leaves only the constraining force of institutions set up in terms of our Constitution.
Three recent cases illustrate how the state has treated the public like 50-million ignoramuses.
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For those who have a rudimentary knowledge of coarse Afrikaans words:  a Brilliant play on 'the people shall govern' by #zapiro   #twt  
 
Zapiro: The P#@%&*! shall govern ..
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#whatsapp  is a brilliant example of a pretty awful application that succeeded purely because it happened to be in the right place at the right time.   #twt  The fact that they have not managed to respond to their success by improving the architecture says much.

It is bizarre that it is bound to one device (with the web version being a horrible hacked extension of the one device), and that history has to be manually backed up and restored to a new device, and disaster if you activate it on a new device before doing the manual transfer rigmarole.

#Telegram  is better in so many ways, I keep hoping that it will gain market traction in South Africa...
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Too true...
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Crazy isn't it!
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Cyclists stand together!
 
Be careful what you wish for

A Woman by the name of Christina Wade in Earlysville, VA (north of Charlottesville, where I went to college and met the woman I would marry) has started a change.org petition to get cyclists removed from Albemarle County roads. Her reasoning comes down to, well, there's just not enough room for everyone and cyclists hold up traffic. The petition has garnered 373 supporters in three days as of this writing. You can read the story and link out to the petition here:

http://www.nbc29.com/story/29335667/woman-creates-petition-to-ban-bicycles-on-albemarle-co-roads

This woman is going to learn quickly about the modern-day, rapid reaction network of cyclists and road use advocates that fall upon this kind of nonsense like sharks to chum. There is now a petition to remove Christina Wade from Albemarle County roads. That petition has recorded 3175 supporters in two days:

https://www.change.org/p/christina-wade-get-christina-wade-to-stop-driving-on-county-roads

You know what to do.
Christina regularly has difficulty driving on county roads in mixed traffic.  She sometimes tries to pass 20 or more cyclists at a time, and fails.  We need to collect enough signatures to convince her to get off the road, for the safety of the rest of us. 
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It is sad that most South Africans have no clue who Greg Minnaar is...  What a  #legend   #MTBDownhill   #fb   #twt   
The run that won it for Greg Minnaar, from top to bottom
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Education
  • Helpmekaar
    High School, 1981 - 1985
  • UCT
    Geology(Hons), 1986 - 1990
  • FTI
    DipOOAD, 2004 - 2004
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Hendrik
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Introduction
Sporty geeky familyman/Geeky sporty familyman.
I love water.
I love my toys: canoes, gadgets and a 29er that I am not qualified to ride.
I somehow meandered my way into IS through a process of happenstance rather than planning.
I love watching history doccies.
I am a bit of a paradox in many things.

I live for my three lovely girls, and to be happy (with thanks to John Lennon)
Bragging rights
I actually managed to marry someone wonderful, and produce two lovely girls!
Work
Occupation
Information Technology
Employment
  • CareWorks
    IS Manager, 2012 - present
  • Self
    Independent Contractor, 2011 - 2011
  • Council for Geoscience
    GIS and database guy, 1993 - 1998
  • Pharmaceutical Benefit Management Management (PBM)
    DBA/ Assistant IT Manager, 1998 - 2001
  • Medscheme
    Product Manager, 2001 - 2005
  • CreativIT
    Partner, 2005 - 2010
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Currently
Cape Town
Previously
Johannesburg
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Great as always! Perfect old school venue for a great red meat birthday dinner!
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