Last shortie

Apologies for the paucity of verbiage on here lately. I’ve been busy, it’s been withering hot, and until today, we had no Internet at home.
The latter was fixed today (a Sunday, nogal) by Telkom engineers toiling through the midday heat to repair the damage caused by cable thieves, thieving cables.

But suddenly there’s no time to use it before the new series of Top Gear begins, simultaneously broadcast worldwide. Wow.

More tomorrow.

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It was one of those ridiculously hot days in Cape Town today. Mid 30’s or higher. I wilt in that sort of heat.
Still, after an amazing braai with friends in Somerset West, we’re now back in Cape Town and it’s beginning to cool down a little. Thank goodness. I might still grab a quick swim before bed though.

One more thing: looking at the FA Cup results so far this weekend, I think we might win it this year. It’ll look nice in the trophy cabinet along with the Capital One Cup.

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Night out

It turns out that it’s been exactly 11 years since I moved to this crazy country.
We went out and ate big bits of cow to celebrate.
It was good.

More? Tomorrow.

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How to get Whatsapp on your desktop

Yes. Whatsapp is now available for your desktop (on Chrome, anyway). You can write message on your phone or your PC and everything is all automatically synced across all your devices.
Look Mum! I’m doing it now!
There are a few niggles – you have to have your phone connected to the internet while you’re using it (but let’s face it, we all do that anyway) and also:

Unfortunately for now, we will not be able to provide web client to our iOS users due to Apple platform limitations.

…but it works and installing it is easier than it seems.

Here’s how to do it on an Android phone.

1. Download the latest Whatsapp update from the Play Store.
2. Restart the Whatsapp app (Settings > Apps > Whatsapp > Force Stop)
3. Go to on your computer.
4. Open Whatsapp and select WHATSAPP WEB from your phone’s Whatsapp menu.
5. Scan QR code on your computer screen.

And boom. You’re done.

And yes, blue ticks still apply. Now there really is no escape.

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Everlasting Light

More from Dry The River, who announced a mini UK tour last night, a couple of months or less too late for me to see any of their performances. To Youtube then, and this video of the boys being flung around a gym by some female judoistas.

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Nice song. And it’s even better live, as this video of the band at Glastonbury last year proves.

I guess I’ll just have to wait for the announcement of their Cape Town dates.

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