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Remember, Remember, The First of Movember

Posted by on Nov 2, 2014 in General | 0 comments

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November is back already. How did February get past me!? I am going to blink again and it is going to be 2020 I tell you!

November is a very important month of the year. November is the month where your rage at shops throwing up Christmas decorations in September and October has subsided because you are now tired of it and have given in to the commercialization of Christmas, but it is also the most important month of the year for your balls. Yep gents, you did read that correctly. November is the month where your junk takes centre stage. During November you can *almost* talk openly about your junk as it can be covered in the veil of testicular cancer awareness as November is the month of Movember - a month were somehow, growing a mustache is linked to preventing prostate cancer. Something to do with only men being able to grow a beard therefore signifying their manliness. I have met a few “chicks” in my life time that can disrupt that assumption.

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ANYWAY, we digress. But just have another look at that. Ewwww. Not so sexy.

Back to the matter in hand. See what I did there? Yea, I am funny – accept it.

Right. Serious face. November is all about your Mo, and while I won’t be partaking this year because I look like a homeless pedophilia Ron Jeremy from the 80′s, I will still be doing my bit like I did last year and donating some money to this very worthy cause. Get in on the act and get supporting!

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Grow a tache and raise some cash!

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Forget Apple Pay, Use SnapScan

Posted by on Nov 1, 2014 in Technology | 0 comments

There has been a lot of hallabelu this last week about companies rejecting Apple Pay and instead opting to use their own dingus instead. Not only did Walmart’s get hacked within the first week, it just doesn’t seem like these companies have thought much about this. Anyway, over the last two months I have seen this bloody annoying logo EVERYWHERE.

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That is the logo for local mobile payments company SnapScan. I didn’t even give them a chance as often these products are slow, buggy and just plain shit to be honest. Sometimes local is not lekker. Recently, however, I had the pleasure of experiencing my first Rocking The Daisies festival – don’t worry, more to come on that soon – but they finally managed to convince me to sign up to SnapScan. Nearly all stalls would be supporting it they said, and it negated the need to have cash money dolla on hand.

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Anyway, after not really having the need to use it due to us catering like a mofo, I didn’t get to test it out in the end. So, today I went to Primi Piatti at the Waterfront and when the bill arrived, I noticed that they supported SnapScan. Being nerdy and all, I jumped at the chance to try it out in a more real world situation. It was seriously simple and chop, chop and it was done. No seriously – it was like lightning.

  1. Open App.
  2. Scan QR code on bill instantly
  3. Enter your security PIN

That is it – nothing else needed. It honestly took me about 20 seconds to pay and it probably loaded faster than the card machine. The other advantage was that I handled the entire transaction myself, rather than handing my card to the waiter. #Winning. Did I also mention that I didn’t even need to get my wallet out?

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