To get the international guys up to speed, I pledged to www.sadeveloper.net a while ago that I was going to be “witty, daring and incredibly stupid.” Well, when I first said that, the plan was to bombard a radio station to make an announcement (a subtle one) that will solve my commuting problem. Let's say that statement is also true on my latest stunt that was pulled off today: I catch a public bus / mini-bus taxi combination whilst waiting in the middle of town for about forty minutes throughout the day. This is a fact: I put my life on the line of fire here!
Besides that, I was almost mugged this morning. Because I knew that I was in a dangerous (criminal haven) area, I was on constant alert. For the South African readers: no, absolutely no “blacks” were the problem; it was the indians. All I saw was two guys approach me and the both stood on either side of me. Three seconds followed and then I took a look at what they were looking at. The had their eyes fixed on my pockets and my carry bag (some people mistake it for a lap-top bag). I quickly reacted by walking away... and on top of that, because I was busy trying to ensure that no one else was 'interested' in me, I almost missed the only mini-bus to my destination. One more fact: if any Durbanites ever want to play dodge-ball, sprint across West Street whilst the traffic lights are green.
Got another story or two tell you guys but my time is up... 12:00 and I am still awake. I am sure my boss will not mind me yawning since I am missing my most valuable piece of equipment at work: my monitor (short story: it is in for repair for four days). I am currently working with a resolution of 640x480 (or some dodgy thing like that).