The Running Commentary

Re-size Pictures

I really love the electronic world we are living in.  I started this blog on the 30th of March 2008 and have slowly come to grips with all of the great features that exist within the WordPress environment.  One of the issues I battled with was trying to get my pictures to fit correctly in…

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Interest Rate Crunch…

Well yesterday saw a further 50 basis point rate increase in terms the rate from the Reserve Bank, necessitating an increase in the prime rate by all of the banks. This increase means that we have had a 450 basis point increase since July of 2006.  I have compiled a graph comparing the interest rate…

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How clean is Clean energy?

Reading the latest issue of Time magazine I was struck by the article by Michael Grunwald entitled The Clean Energy Scam. The article makes for some very interesting reading and causes one to re-look the issue of biofuels. I am not going to spend a huge post of re-doing the article suffice it to say…

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Nokia vs. Blackberry a debate?

We have a debate doing the rounds currently about whether the e90 or the Blackberry Pearl is the way to go.  My comparisons would indicate, although I am biased towards the e90, that the e90 has far more to offer than the Pearl. Delivering on a basic level more talk time, predictive text on the…

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Customer Service Delivered….

In keeping with my desire to find good customer service and complementing it when it happens…..This morning I returned from my business trip in Johannesburg.  My flight was at 6:00am so this meant a 4:00am start as far as getting to the airport. Needless to say a little bleary eyed and not too in the mood…

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SARS e-filing to success……..

South African Revenue Service or SARS for short while I hate the concept of taxation and particularly to the extent to which we are taxed, I must give credit where credit is due. I used their e-filing service for the first time and was really impressed by the user friendliness of the system. Simple registration…

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Customer Service Please……

I travelled this morning to Johannesburg and was astounded by the poor level of customer service received from each of the organisations that I had contact with.  In fact the friendliest interaction I had was with the automated flight check-in, which at least said welcome.  I flew SAA, where not one of the crew greeted…

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Bad Day at the track….

Well the team from Woking were unable to fulfill my dream.  This despite a credible qualification on Saturday.  We will need to see them work really hard in terms of the upcoming Grand Prix, particularly with the BMW challenge seeming to be all too real.  We look forward to seeing the team take the lessons…

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10 Tips to keep calm at work (from FM Life)

Reading the FM (Financial Mail) I came across so valuable information in terms of managing your stress within the office context. I have put these in and will be trying some of them to see if in fact they help. Below listed in no particular order.10 Tips to keep calm at work (from FM Life)…

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Nokia e90 soon…….

Like a kid in a candy store, without any money, I have watched several strangers walking around with their new Nokia e-90’s.  I have wanted one of these for some months but have tested myself as far as not going out and buying one.  I was really tempted a few months ago in the UK…

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