Zeus fries my internet

lightning

Hello folks. Haven’t been able to post for nearly two weeks because during my short trip down to the coast, the lightning gods decided to have some fun with my ADSL connection.

I got back to a dead modem but didn’t realise the true damage until after I had a huge row with my internet service provider. While they insisted that they had repaired the damage to the cable and replaced my modem, I could still not connect. It was only after a few tests I discovered that the network card on my Notebook had also been fried. Thanks Zeus, you mother-frier you.

Anyway, to cut a frustrating story short, I purchased a network adapter which plugs into a USB port and am joyfully back on the air.

I missed some of the posts by bloggers I follow regularly and am still catching up. I also missed following the latest news from around the world. Unsurprisingly nothing’s changed – the world is still as fucked up as it was two weeks ago.

The one good thing to come out of all this, was that it gave me the opportunity to upgrade my connection speed and I’m now surfing faster than before. Still, it perturbs that hell out of me that that sonofabitch Zeus will always be faster…

Inaugural dufus – Nomsa Dube

For my new series on dumbass politicians, the first one comes with a familiar distinction. They don’t get dumber than this, but the year’s still young…

Following the unfortunate deaths of 7 people who were struck by lightning in a rural area, the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for co-operative governance and traditional affairs Nomsa Dube, boldly called upon the department of science and technology to investigate the cause of the lightning.

This daring politician further illustrated her substantial aptitude for political office by insisting that:

Scientists from the department could perhaps help us and come up with instruments that could help community members protect themselves against lightning.

Apparently, her allegedly resourceful, but very strange department had,

…dealt with floods and fires, but lightning was new to us.

Yes, Nomsa, lightning may not quite be a traditional affair, but good luck with your probe anyway…