Blog Posts

My trip to Germany

Life has kicked me in the gonads one too many times. I’ve decided to be Cartman and say screw you guys, I’m going home. But home sucks, so I’m looking for a new one. Somewhere I can hang my hat, kick back and enjoy life, because shit, it can’t really be this messed up everywhere […]

Grails’ false “proxy” problem

Background I haven’t used Grails in a while so I chose to use it for a small web application I needed to build yesterday. Mostly because I wanted to see what was new in version 3.2.4. I have a bit of a history with Grails, it’s now like a running joke with me that almost […]

The Black Cat Analogy

The Black Cat Analogy Philosophy is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat. Metaphysics is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat that isn’t there. Theology is like being in a dark room and looking for a black cat that isn’t there, and shouting “I […]

Hackers

The fake ɢoogle.com

My brush with ɢoogle.com So today I saw something really creepy. It freaked me out at first because I couldn’t make sense of it. In my analytic account, there was an entry for traffic from this involving the following URL. Secret.ɢoogle.com The only problem is, that URL goes not belong to google, nor does it take […]

Der Wein

Three or four weeks ago, I got a mini bottle of Calvet Reserve Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Bordeaux, or as the German’s call it, der Wein. I know absolutely nothing about wine other than if you drink 750 ml of it in 30 minutes, you’re going to have a good time.

Ransomware

This article was originally hosted on one of my other sites(efocus.tech) which I had to put down for reasons. What is it? Ransomware is a type of software that hackers use that blocks access to a system until a sum of money is paid or set of demands is met, think of it as your […]

Apparently there is snow here now

A snow filled cold day in Zimbabwe While I do not usually post the random stuff that shows up in my inbox all the time, a few pictures showed up today I think I should share. They show an area (allegedly Lower Gweru), which is, wait for it, covered in snow. This is a very […]

Goals vs Wishes

Goals vs Wishes Today I was having a chat with a friend who told me that she didn’t want to work at her job for the rest of her life, so naturally I asked what would she rather be doing instead? She told me she wanted to be an events planner and have her own […]

Habits for Success

Habits For Success Habits are defined as those things we do on autopilot, Wikipedia says “A habit (or wont) is a routine of behaviour that is repeated regularly and tends to occur unconsciously.” while the free dictionary says “A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behaviour that is acquired through frequent repetition.” Thus habits for success […]

Frame of reference

I’d like to share a few things I’ve learnt recently, all of which revolve around the concept of frame of reference. Let’s get this show on the road and start things off with a few quotes: To put it plainly, seeing is not believing – believing is seeing. We see things not as they are, […]