Monthly Archives: January 2009

Jesse Jordan Band — Sunset Concert this Sunday

The Jesse Jordan Band will be playing a sunset concert in the Helderberg Nature Reserve on Sunday 1 February 2009. We’ll be there.

Rusty Grin

Rusty old car

The IT industry and Chuck Norris

A selection of IT related Chuck Norris facts that arrived by e-mail.

  • Chuck Norris invented C++ after roundhouse kicking C – TWICE
  • Chuck Norris is the Domain controller
  • Chuck Norris has the IP
  • Chuck Norris is mailer-daemon
  • Chuck Norris has Windows XP on his Apple MAC
  • Chuck Norris never gets the page cannot be displayed error
  • Chuck Norris CPU doesn’t have a fan
  • Chuck Norris can write DVDs on floppy drive
  • Chuck Norris invented the internet
  • Chuck Norris can paste pics in Notepad
  • Chuck Norris roundhouse kicked his 14400k modem & that’s how we got ADSL
  • Chuck Norris’ dot matrix printer prints photos – in colour
  • Chuck Norris’ PC speaker gives him 7.1 DTS surround sound
  • Chuck Norris monitor has no glare… no-one glares at Chuck Norris
  • Chuck Norris can edit PDF files
  • Chuck Norris rips CDs with his hands
  • Chuck Norris has a yahoo account with hotmail
  • Chuck Norris has an Intel CPU on an AMD motherboard


Slanted apartment block windows

Otherworldly Sunset

Setting sun over silhouetted rocks


A rocky outcrop


We have the misfortune of having a crowd of cicadas move into our neighbours hedge. They make an incredible racket all day long.

This one was sitting on our garden wall the other evening so I tried taking some shots of it. Not having a proper macro lens I used my 50mm f/1.8 with a close-up lens. This was the best shot I could manage.

I’ve tried to record the terrible sound they make but despite it being a horrible assualt on human ears, the sound recorder on my cell phone doesn’t record it. All you hear are the background noises in absolute silence. I virtually had the phone in the hedge so it must be something to do with the pitch of the sound they make.