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Evan Booyens

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I have a Bachelors Degree in music, was a music teacher for 9 years, and am now in Open Source IT for the last 11 years.

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Musings of a slightly off centre mind, concerned with service in South Africa

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Other Tags: Service, South Africa, Satisfaction, Consumer Protection Act

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  • Working for yourself....really, you want to do that?
    on Feb 25, 2016 in Entrepeneur self employed success
    I have tried this gig twice in the past, once with great success with great luck and once with limited success and much perseverance. It's a tough gig, but really, the essence of this business is the same as any other business that expects to make it...
  • on Sep 9, 2015
    99 Reasons Why Turmeric Is the Best Spice EverPosted On August 17, 2015 By Susan PattersonTurmeric is a herbaceous herb (also known as Curcuma longa) that is a member of the ginger family, which has been used throughout India...
  • Password Entropy - reposted from Techtarget
    on Sep 3, 2015
    DEFINITIONpassword entropyinShareEmailCommentRSSPrintAAAAAAPart of the Personal computing glossary:Password entropy is a measurement of how unpredictable a password is.Password entropy is based on the character set used (which is expansible...
  • Something to ponder
    on Sep 2, 2015
    Makes you think......
  • Password complexity....are we fooling ourselves ?
    on Sep 1, 2015
    Many of the beliefs we have around what constitutes a “good” password are created by what default policies in software such as Microsoft teach us.We are led to believe that a minimum length of 8 characters, a good mixture of UPPER and lower-case,...
  • Home Made HEALTHY Hot Chocolate
    on Sep 1, 2015
    Yummy - I have thought out a Hot Chocolate recipe and it works !!!! Very yummy and guess what -- no sugar, no dairy........ very, very guilt free.Very Easy - combine one medium tin of Cocoa with one packet of Nature's Choice Swiss Dream milk replacem...
  • 1000 albasters...
    on Oct 21, 2011
    Uit die pen van CornéGrundling (Ex SAUK Joernalis)               "Hoe ouer ek word,hoe meer geniet ek Saterdagoggende.Miskien is dit die stilalleenheid wat daarmee kom om eerste op te staan, of miskien di...
  • Adam Ondra in SA NOW !!!!
    on Sep 7, 2011
    BD Tour - Adam Ondra in SAOne of the best climbers in the world is currently enjoying the bouldering scene at Rocklands, Western Cape !!!  Wow, we are privileged.
  • Working in Cape Town -- against all logic
    on Aug 16, 2011 in Hope and Love faith
    My wife and I have been blessed enough to be working in Cape Town, after following what some might describe as a totally illogical path - resigning from 2 well paid, permanent jobs to work respectively, for herself and me, on contract for 12 months.
  • The Cracked Pot
    on Jul 14, 2011 in Cracked Pot
    Author Unknown(This is not my work, but I felt it was an important message and had to be posted here....)A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on the end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots was perfectly made a...
  • Waiting for God
    on Jul 13, 2011 in faith
    The hardest part about faith is that it is just that - faith - nothing concrete, nothing "there" to focus on, to see. Faith is believing in that which we cannot see, hear, touch or sense in any normal way. Thus, if we have prayed to God to provide us...
  • When life throws you around........
    on Jul 11, 2011 in Christtian prayer knees
    One life lesson I have learned with the help and encouragement of my lovely wife, is that when life throws you around and you feel as though you are going to come crashing down on your head, don't try to land on your feet - land on your knees !From y...
  • Miracles come in CANS: Lessons Learnt... part 1
    on Jul 10, 2011
    Miracles come in CANS: Lessons Learnt... part 1: "Life is filled with irony, for example I decided in my brittle state (this was on the 1st of July 2009) to for the first time in my life, ta..."...
  • How to Rebut 3 Common Objections to Measuring Performance
    on Jul 7, 2011 in Performance Management
    You’ve done your research, you’ve prepared your case, and your next step is to try and convince managers and colleagues to endorse your proposal for a performance measurement project. And you brace yourself because you know what’s coming…I...
  • Uncle Angus giving it Straight
    on Jul 6, 2011 in Angus Buchan
  • Banks are the biggest evil !!!
    on Jul 1, 2011
    Money is human labor transferred to a store of value, like dollars, euros, gold or silver. For example, when someone pays $30 for a kilo of fish, they are not paying for the fish in the ocean, they are paying for it on their plate. The differ...
  • ESKOM !
    on Jul 1, 2011
    Ok - so let me get this straight. You underperform, forget to do maintainence, don't understand the basics of capacity planning or predictable expansion, make a huge loss, pay your execs millions in bonusses, give them an average salary increase of o...
  • Sorted, but maybe not as planned
    on Jun 23, 2011
    Well, I have decided not to take any of the 'deals' offered to me, as they would all end up costing me more per month and paying the dealer for his losses. I told him I would accept my BMW back in a fully repaired state. As I speak, they are replacin...
  • Transport at last
    on Jun 14, 2011 in Secondhand Car Deals CPA
    At last I have transport - the dealership has provided me a vehicle to drive with until they have sourced another BMW for me. Thanks guys.
  • Sick in bed, waiting for transport
    on Jun 13, 2011
    Here I am, sick as a dog, waiting for the dealership to deliver on their promise. Will update as soon as I have news.- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhoneLocation:Buccaneer St,Pretoria,South Africa...

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