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This day in history: 21 January 2022: First Kiwanis Club Is Chartered (1915). In 1914, Allen S. Browne and Joseph G. Prance created the Supreme Lodge Benevolent Order Brothers, a networking group for businessmen. Their club was officially chartered one year later with its now famous name "Kiwanis." The club's purpose has changed since then, but its popularity has only grown. Kiwanis Clubs today have both male and female members—roughly 600,000 of them—and focus on community service, sponsoring about 150,000 service projects each year.









Interesting Engineering

Are you excited to see these hoverbikes whizz by you on the highway? 🧐 🎥 株式会社 A.L.I Technologies #engineering, 18 November 2021

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Are you excited to see these hoverbikes whizz by you on the highway? 🧐 🎥 株式会社 A.L.I Technologies #engineering




Secret caves worth exploring in and around the Cape

capetownetc.com, 23 October 2021

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Dig deep into the rich history and unleash your sense of adventure while stumbling upon, what might just be, the most Instagrammable spots you'll ever find. Discover. Explore. Repeat.







Go for a Walk

theatlantic.com, 19 September 2021

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What I learned about transcendence from a very boring 100-mile trek


World Beauties and Wonders

Haiku Stairs, Hawaii. The stairway was originally built for the U.S. Coast Guard to allow access to the LORAN radio antenna on the top of the mountain. … So the state later officially closed the stairs to the public in 1987. As of 2003, the Haiku Stairs have been completely repaired, which cost the city $875,000., 18 September 2021

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Haiku Stairs, Hawaii. The stairway was originally built for the U.S. Coast Guard to allow access to the LORAN radio antenna on the top of the mountain. … So the state later officially closed the stairs to the public in 1987. As of 2003, the Haiku Stairs have been completely repaired, which cost the city $875,000.

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In the news

Newly discovered "oral plug" keeps whales from drowning as they dine: Whales are famous for feeding by gulping down huge amounts of water to capture tiny krill. Posted on 21 January 2022.

Casio keyboard turns your text into pop-inspired vocal harmonies: There are a number of ways that musicians can get their instruments to sing. Posted on 20 January 2022.

'Diablo 2 Resurrection' Includes 30 Day Online Check In For Reasons Nobody Can Figure Out: When we've talked about any plans to put in online DRM pings when it comes to console gaming, we've typically centered that discussion around the console makers themselves. Posted on 21 January 2022.


Cape Town weather

5 day forecast

  • Fri 21: sky is clear

    18 ° - 26 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Sat 22: light rain

    20 ° - 31 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Sun 23: few clouds

    22 ° - 28 ° Wind 5 km/h / Clouds 11 %
  • Mon 24: light rain

    20 ° - 25 ° Wind 9 km/h / Clouds 34 %
  • Tue 25: scattered clouds

    20 ° - 23 ° Wind 9 km/h / Clouds 33 %

See next two weeks

News (continued)

Elizabeth Holmes Accuses Ex-Lover, Business Partner Of Abuse: In a tearful testimony, the disgraced entrepreneur said she was the abused puppet of her former business partner and ex-lover Sunny Balwani. Posted on 30 November 2021.

Apocalypse Warlord is the World’s First 6×6 RAM T-Rex, Headed to Barrett-Jackson Auction: Apocalypse Manufacturing has transformed Dodge’s Ram 1500 TRX into an off-road beast by installing a custom-built middle axle to create a 6-wheel-drive machine. Posted on 21 January 2022.

Russian c.bank proposes banning cryptocurrencies, crypto mining: Representations of virtual cryptocurrencies are seen in this illustration taken November 28, 2021. Posted on 20 January 2022.

Space, The Boring Frontier: Suppose you randomly go 1 million miles somewhere away from our Sun. Posted on 28 December 2021.

Microsoft’s Activision merger faces real-world barriers to metaverse mission: Suspicious US regulators and a problematic culture at the video game firm need to be overcome to realise AR visionIf the world of Call of Duty seems fraught enough when you are playing it, try being in it. Posted on 21 January 2022.

Antimicrobial resistance now a leading cause of death worldwide, study finds: Lancet analysis highlights need for urgent action to address antibiotic-resistant bacterial infectionsAntimicrobial resistance poses a significant threat to humanity, health leaders have warned, as a study reveals it has become a leading cause of death worldwide and is killing about 3,500 people every day. Posted on 21 January 2022.

Crypto.com confirms 483 users hit in attack that saw over $31m in coins withdrawn: Around $14 million in ether, just over $17 million in bitcoin, and $66,200 in other cryptocurrencies withdrawn during the incident. Posted on 21 January 2022.

Fly-tipping: Government plans to tackle 'new narcotics' of waste crime: Illegal dumping of rubbish is on the rise as criminals exploit flaws in the system. Posted on 21 January 2022.

This Fallout TV Show Is a Terrible Idea—Unless It's a Comedy: Game studio Bethesda’s successful franchise is full of surrealist comedy, and Amazon’s forthcoming adaptation should reflect this. Posted on 20 January 2022.

Cyberattack on Red Cross compromised sensitive data on over 515,000 vulnerable people: The attack targeted a contractor in Switzerland that was storing the data. Posted on 20 January 2022.

Long-sought Great Lakes projects get funding under new law: A project that will boost Great Lakes shipping in a crucial bottleneck and another intended to protect the lakes from invasive carp will get big funding increases under the Biden administration's infrastructure package, officials said Thursday. Posted on 20 January 2022.

Intel to Invest at Least $20 Billion in New Chip Factories in Ohio: Building up U.S. chip production has been a focus of lawmakers and companies alike amid a global shortage of the crucial components. Posted on 21 January 2022.

Asian markets fall after weak showing on Wall St, oil tumbles: Asian share markets and U. Posted on 21 January 2022.

Commercial surveillance the more immediate problem for citizens: Home Affairs chief: Mike Pezzullo says Australia needs a broad societal discussion about privacy, but government spying will always be more restricted. Posted on 21 January 2022.

Why Whales Don’t Choke: Scientists have discovered a new anatomical structure that allows lunge-feeding whales to take in massive amounts of water without choking. Posted on 21 January 2022.

Even babies and toddlers know that swapping saliva is a sure sign of love: For infants, toddlers, and children, one sign of an especially close relationship is if two people do something that involves exchanging saliva, like taking bites from the same piece of food. Posted on 20 January 2022.

Asian markets fall after weak showing on Wall St, oil tumbles: Asian share markets and U. Posted on 21 January 2022.

NASA's Swift Observatory May Have Suffered An Attitude Control Failure: After 17 years of relatively smooth sailing, NASA's Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory has entered safe mode after detecting a "possible failure" in one of the six reaction wheels used to change attitude. Posted on 21 January 2022.

Cybersecurity and space pose new threats to economy, says report: The 2022 Global Risks Report, published on Tuesday by the World Economic Forum, shows that experts and leaders around the world consider cybersecurity, space, and climate change to be some of the greatest threats to the global economy. Posted on 11 January 2022.

Bizarre knotted DNA structures linked to cancer in mice: Missing enzymes may cause troublesome knots to appear in DNA. Posted on 21 January 2022.

Meta’s new learning algorithm can teach AI to multi-task: If you can recognize a dog by sight, then you can probably recognize a dog when it is described to you in words. Posted on 20 January 2022.


Some of the tech in my workday

Best programming language?

The PYPL PopularitY of Programming Language Index is created by analyzing how often language tutorials are searched on Google.

The TIOBE Programming Community index measures popularity based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses, third party vendors and search engine activity.

w3techs analyses page content to determine the technology used, and also uses publicly available information from sources such as Alexa, Google, Microsoft and ipinfo.io.

While Java and Python top the popularity charts, more than 80% of all websites run on PHP.


Longer term weather forecast

Cape Town weather

  • Fri 21: sky is clear

    18 ° - 26 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Sat 22: light rain

    20 ° - 31 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Sun 23: few clouds

    22 ° - 28 ° Wind 5 km/h / Clouds 11 %
  • Mon 24: light rain

    20 ° - 25 ° Wind 9 km/h / Clouds 34 %
  • Tue 25: scattered clouds

    20 ° - 23 ° Wind 9 km/h / Clouds 33 %
  • Wed 26: few clouds

    19 ° - 24 ° Wind 9 km/h / Clouds 16 %
  • Thu 27: few clouds

    19 ° - 23 ° Wind 9 km/h / Clouds 20 %
  • Fri 28: overcast clouds

    19 ° - 23 ° Wind 10 km/h / Clouds 89 %
  • Sat 29: sky is clear

    18 ° - 24 ° Wind 10 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Sun 30: sky is clear

    18 ° - 24 ° Wind 10 km/h / Clouds 4 %
  • Mon 31: sky is clear

    19 ° - 26 ° Wind 8 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Tue 01: sky is clear

    20 ° - 28 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Wed 02: broken clouds

    20 ° - 24 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 74 %
  • Thu 03: sky is clear

    21 ° - 28 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 4 %
  • Fri 04: scattered clouds

    21 ° - 25 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 47 %
  • Sat 05: broken clouds

    20 ° - 24 ° Wind 5 km/h / Clouds 64 %