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Alistair Fairweather

Financial fitness is in the inches

Earlier in Jan I committed to keeping a diary of my spending. I did it, but the results are not...

January is the longest month of the year

So it’s the 9th of the month and already my bank account looks like it’s actually the 24th (i.e. the...

evista and jaw problems

evista and jaw problems

BUY EVISTA evista effects on cholesterol Generic Evista is the most effective preparation in struggle against female osteoporosis symptoms (bones...

It’s not about your budget #my22seven

There are few things that arouse emotion as much as money does. What in theory should be logical and abstract...

Here’s how to check if your phone has been subscribed to “premium services”

Here’s how to check if your phone has been subscribed to “premium services”

If there was ever a world cup of euphemisms “premium mobile services” would be right up there in the semis....

R999 smartphones are here (with data included), but hyperbole is strictly optional

Like almost every tech writer on the planet, I’ve been predicting that smartphones will fall in price dramatically over the...

Depressing data: South Africa is still #9 on global murder tables (but it could be far worse)

I’m not normally a data hound (even though I love the discipline) but when I stumbled on this tweet: Murder...

Bullard and Gordin epitomise rape culture

Bullard and Gordin epitomise rape culture

I’ve tried to steer clear of the Bullard-Solomon slugfest but Jeremy Gordin’s smug, masturbatory “article” on Politicsweb has pushed me...

Niche South African eCommerce players are popping up everywhere

A little over a year ago I wrote about the online shopping / eCommerce market finally starting to come of...

The DMMA transforms into IAB South Africa (Autobots assemble!)

I don’t usually publish press releases but this isn’t available anywhere yet, and I think it’s topical: The DMMA joins...