Still alive

I’m still alive. And so will this blog be once again. It’s an interesting feeling to notice that your last post dates back to 4 years (4 YEARS!) ago. I’ve done the migration from Octopress to vanilla Jekyll now and in the spirit of doing the smallest thing possible, this is the MVP. Since my last post I have made the leap to Software Development Manager, and then to General Manager - Technology and Development at DStv Digital Media. [Read More]
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Cayla Rose

I’m a little bit late with this announcement - a month or so.

Welcome to the world, little one!

Cayla Rose Hanekom

Cayla Rose Hanekom was born on the 4th of June 2008 in Johannesburg, South Africa, weighing a whopping 4.1 kg.

Photo by Jörg Angeli on Unsplash


I see the sea shore

I’m back from a holiday of doing absolutely nothing on Ballito’s beautiful coast line (KwaZulu Natal, South Africa)…

Sea shore

Back to reality…

Photo by on Unsplash


Time is of the essence (or so it seems)

There’s been some long gaps between blog entries due to the amount of time I can afford to write. What am I up to these days? Still working my full time day job as a systems developer (I actually think it qualifies as a day-night job). Writing (and fixing) articles for CodeProject. Doing lots and lots of R&D (new frameworks, applications, technologies are emerging at an incredible rate these days). I blame this one on Microsoft with their pre-release software. [Read More]

The question about life, the universe, and everything.

Amazing how little time you get as a developer for doing the things you really want to do (and here I am sitting in front of a computer again ;)). This blog has been a bit stale, and I’ve made a quarter-year resolution to put new energy into it. Projects have been keeping me extremely busy these last couple of weeks - specifically an integration project (using BizTalk of course). That’s one of those projects where everything goes wrong and all unforeseen circumstances come to the party. [Read More]