Category: Life

  • SXSW 2008 Recap

    It’s been two weeks since I left SXSWi and while I had a fantastic time again, the intensity of this year’s festival was somewhat muted (at least for me) in comparison with the last time I was there in 2006. Why? A couple of reasons, two of which were: Size. SXSWi was on three levels […]

  • Tetris Ice Cubes

    The ultimate in geek cool[sic]?

  • 36 Hours in Cape Town

    CAPE Town is South Africa’s Los Angeles to Johannesburg’s New York — the glitzy, gorgeous, self-obsessed foil to its grittier, more serious and more powerful big sister. The New York Times has a decent mini-guide to Cape Town, but they skip out so much of what’s great about the city. I’ll add some of my […]

  • Mechanical Bull 1, Michael 0

    Michael’s turn, originally uploaded by superkb. Manlio was in town, so we took the opportunity to hit up Mason-Dixon, a wholly unremarkable neighbourhood bar, except for one thing – a mechanical bull. Paraphrasing KevinC: “I thought it was going to be gruelling, painful and embarrasingly humiliating, but it actually turned out to be a lot […]

  • My high school, in the New York Times.

    As is my habit lately, I was flipping through the online version of the New York Times this morning, when I came across an article about the release of the matric results in South Africa. To my surprise, they focused on my old high school – Greenside – and included a quote from my old […]