. Durbz Blog: November 2005

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Monday, November 28, 2005

R.I.P Mom...

Eish, what a crap week I had. My mom passed away very suddenly last week Sunday. She had been in hospital for a Hernia operation, and things kinda just went downhill, and last week Sunday, I got the dreaded phone call. None of us were expecting us, so it was a huge shock. I have never been so upset in my whole life, and it was a mad rush to get myself to Pretoria ASAP. Kulula came to the party, and helped soo much. They checked our luggage in and allocated seats before we got to the airport, and they were amazing.

Last week consisted of a lot of hard unpleasant work, organizing all sorts of things. It’s someone I don’t want to wish on anyone, but it has to be done. So on Friday we had the funeral, which was very pleasant, and almost felt like closure. I know sometimes we all take our families for granted, but I learnt a big lesson this week, although my mom and I were quite close, we still had our ups and downs. I will never forget the last time I saw her 3 weeks ago, and I’m so happy for her sake she went peacefully.

I never got to tell her I love her, which I will regret. She knew I did, but it’s still a horrible feeling. I hope she is enjoying whatever she is doing now, and I will never forget her.

R.I.P Mom, I love you ;(

Thursday, November 17, 2005

She is getting Cuter & Cuter

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Google getting better and better

Once again “the Goog” has done it.
They have launched 2 new services in 2 days. WOW.

The first one is called Google Analytics. This is essentially a stat counter for your website, and shows you marketing values, as well as hits and all kinds of funky stuff. The one thing I really enjoyed, being a “geo-freek”, was a worldwide map showing you of where all your hits to your page come from. Very impressive. Take a look and see what you think.

The second is called Google Base. Another brilliant idea, which allows you to post classified adverts onto Google’s space. Not 100% sure if it will work in South Africa, but from what I have seen there are millions of things you can get here; Jobs, Recipes and anything else you can imagine.

Well I’m off to play Google Google….. (