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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hellenic School Magazine, 1989

I was rummaging through some stuff at my parents' house last week, and found
a copy of Harare Hellenic School's
first school magazine, circa 1989. It was produced by my grade 7 class, I
think as a class exercise — I remember that we had a production line
doing all the stapling, etc. I just had to href="/files/hellenic-mag-95.pdf">scan it.

The original was produced in a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_duplicator">banda machine on
the recycled paper that was typical of Zimbabwe in the 1980s and early 90s.
Unfortunately that means it hasn't aged well — the paper has yellowed
and the pale blue ink has faded a lot. On my copy the first page is torn,
and unfortunately the lower half is missing. I think there was also a
(hand-drawn) school crest on a missing front cover page.

The scan I've made is about
30MB and is a greyscale PDF. It's partly an effort to preserve this
document before it deteriorates any further, and partly so we can poke fun
at ourselves 25 years on.

posted by guy at: 10:32 SAST | path: /general | permanent link

Sunday, November 05, 2006

A new home for this site

So I finally gave up on the idea of a href="/general/freebsdvsp.html">FreeBSD VSP and went with the simpler,
cheaper solution. I got me a Linux one :-) It's not exactly what I
wanted (I like FreeBSD damnit), but
it is here and it works.

Over the last couple of weeks I've migrated my DNS, mail and
web off RUCUS and out of href="http://www.ru.ac.za/">Rhodes, not because I have anything
against them, but because I'm a big boy now and should be paying for my
own hosting.

Java and Linux VPS Hosting by RimuHosting If anyone is interested, this site is hosted by rimuhosting, a New Zealand based VPS hosting company with machines in a Dallas co-lo centre. Mici is ammused by the name, but so far they've been nothing but efficient :-)

Oh, and it's Ubuntu for the zealots who're wondering which way I went.

posted by guy at: 18:19 SAST | path: /general | permanent link

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Of Showers and Baths

I finally got the hell in with our excuse-for-a-shower this morning and
decided, in good South African fashion, to make a plan.

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posted by guy at: 15:23 SAST | path: /general | permanent link

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