Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Life in the UK Test

I write the exam / test / quiz tomorrow morning. I have a bit of pressure as Mel passed on Tuesday and Nico passed on Wednesday. I will let you know!

50 Influential Churches

This makes for interesting reading - link

Thursday, May 25, 2006

First impressions...

Having downloaded and installed Office 2007 Beta 2 last night, it did take some time to get use too some of the new settings. Things have been moved around. It does have a Mac look about it, as one of my ICT chaps pointed out.

I like it, but it is going to take some time for me to use it properly, but I suppose that is par for the course.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

A tribute...

What do I do?
Carry your towel with you throughout the day to show your participation and mourning.

When do I do it?
May 25th.

Where do I do it?

Why a towel?
To quote from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have. Partly it has great practical value - you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you - daft as a bush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have "lost". What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

Is anyone going to join me? - link

Friday, May 12, 2006

Happy Birthday, Son!

Friday, May 05, 2006

The braai

The South African Braai is a sacred thing, so well illustrated in this video clip - link or here

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Had a good trip to Microsoft HQ

I had the privilege of attending an educational conference at Microsoft HQ in Reading today. It started off a little slowly, not counting the 2 hours trip by road because of the traffic. Lunch was good in the sun outside, after all it was meant to be the hottest day of the year so far. The afternoon session was very useful, in terms of our situation at school. I am even more eager to attempt to get Sharepoint Services and/or Portal up and running (Comments on either would be very useful).

Finally I must leave you with Happy Star Wars Day wishes. If you are wondering why?

May the 4th be with you!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

For Mac users, here is a new widget that makes all your tags available from your dashboard - link

A comment that got me thinking...

Give the teacher what he wants to hear.
A conforming affinity
masking the real me.

taken from

Some good humour from Apple

Apple have been playing with some advertising again. Watch them on their website

Surprised I am not on this list


About me

I am an African living in Scotland. A son, a father, an ex-husband, a boyfriend, a teacher and friend trying to piece together the stories that my God, my parents, my ex-wife, my girlfriend, my pupils and my friends are telling me, so that I can tell my own story. Thanks to all for your support and advice. I still love good coffee and popcorn.



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