Busy day, busy evening ahead, so just a quick recommendation which I recently found on The Twitter:


Described as:

Fragments of life in real messages on postcards from the past. Delivered to you every day. Wish you were here?

It does exactly what it says on the tin. The fragments of life come as single line quotes from the postcards in question and range from the rather mundane, through to the altogether intriguing, and include several of the bewildering and bizarre. Of course, many of these snippets can be attributed to the actual holiday experience, but then there are some that provoke further interrogation.

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If you’re in the right mood, you can become quite involved. Who is Martin, how big is his picture framing business now (clue: it’s bigger than before), and what does that have to do with a visit to Robin Hood’s Bay?

When was the last time you sent a postcard?
With WhatsApp, email and Facebook, postcards are surely dying the death, aren’t they?
Discuss [5 marks]

As I said – just a quick recommendation today, but do go along and have a look.

Vive le (temperature) difference

Much mirth and merriment on SA Twitter yesterday as the UK basked in a “heatwave”, getting up to (in some cases) the low to mid 30s Celsius.

I’m sharing this one example, not for any other reason other than because I particularly enjoyed it:

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Amateurs indeed.

But, as your lovable local “Soutie“, can I just make the case for the other side too?

Because when you Saffas are all:

OMG! It’s so cold. I’m FREEZING! #hypothermia

throughout the winter months, while it’s a balmy 15ºC… well… how do you think I’m looking at you?

It’s almost – almost – as if the climatic conditions in the UK and SA are generally quite different, thus giving the local populaces disparate reference ranges for their understanding of “normal” weather and temperatures.

Who knew, hey? 🙂


There has been an element of hyperbole on Twitter this morning…

z on Arsenal TV:

…it’s just a putrid vessel for hate now.

I wouldn’t know. But I can imagine.

Biénne Huisman on voicemail:

…the pinnacle of barbarity.

One of many in the Barbaritiesberg range.

Dorothy Black on pseudo-smokers:

Watching vapers make their mix is like watching crack addicts mix up their dose.

You’re spending time in the wrong places, Dot.


Drama abounds, and one should remember to save the hyperbole for when one really needs it:


Note that I’m not disagreeing with any of the above though.

Not a good day for Alden

Ah, the joys of having a numerical username on Twitter.

I’m no stock market guru, but I’m pretty sure that this spells bad news for Alden:

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TBIG – Tower Bersama Infrastructure – is one of the largest telecommunication tower providers in Indonesia. And if Alden really did buy in @6200 (as opposed to merely encouraging others to do so), by market closing time yesterday, he had lost 200 on each and every one of the TBIGs he purchased.

Past performance does not guarantee future performance and the value of investments can fall as well as rise

Indeed, but on the plus side, everyone needs telecommunication towers, right? Thus, maybe Alden’s investment will rise like a phoenix as the telecommunication tower erection season begins again.

Another ISTOTBIDMPD moment

What? Oh, ISTOTBIDMPD? That’s:

I Shared This On Twitter But It Deserves More Permanently Documenting

I did it yesterday with this.

And now I’m doing it today with this:

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Ouch. Someone’s taking the P.

More on the twitter vs blog thing at some other point (I promise).
Right now, let’s just give that typo all the attention it so richly deserves.