Thursday, 15 July 2010

Goodday and Hello World!

Hello, this is my first post and largely for testing if all is well. I left it long before adding yet another blog to the webisphere, after all the cliche goes everybody and their dog has one, and that's probably true.
Well, I had some time last night not pouring over Nmap guides, not testing a distro or writing a review, nope, last night I rewrote the CV a bit and applied for jobs.
Afterwards in Gmail I got adventurous playing with links in the accounts settings and somehow managed to divert myself to Blogspot, so here we are. It all was a lot quicker and easier than I thought. Let's see if we can keep this Blog up.

After doing a few more tweaks today I ended up on the myspace site of an old fave of mine, back as a puberty haunted teenager and young wannabe punk in the eighties. Anti-Cimex, wow, what a hammer. Nice to see they're still around. Not many bands were better at what they did, with the possible exception of their successors of sorts, Wolfpack / Wolfbrigade.



The kings of chaos in Sweden. Ferocious speed thrash that continually displays that disorderly early Discharge attack, but is smashed forth much faster. Hardcore guitar soloing whines generate electric volts, as Anti Cimex spew out an intense onslaught of clamorous nitro-laced aggression. Jonsson´s vocals get rawer with each release. This is one of the most legendary Swedish kängcore bands. They started in 1981, inspired by bands like Discharge, Varukers, Germs, Black Sabbath, Disorder and others. The line-up was Johnsson (bass), Nillen (vocals), Charlie (drums), Jocke (guitar). The quickly released the EP "Anarkist Attack". In 1982 the linup changed, with Johnsson on vocals and Conrad on bass. They recorded the EP "Raped Ass", and in 1984 they released the classic EP "Victims Of A Bombraid", with yet another bassist.


I'm always pleasantly surprised to find anybody from that period is still alive, with all the touring, partying, sleeplessness, troubles with Skinheads and harassment from cops and border guards that was involved.
Most of us got older and eventually a bit mellower, and perhaps also a little bit more adjusted. This is not going to be a blog about hardcore punk, so I'm going to quit now after this inaugural posting.

I'm glad I left South Africa before the Vuvuzelas descended, but would love to be back now. There's got to be a way to make a living there without becoming one of the stranded European and American drifters and junkies that compete with the local beggars, coming up with some sob story how they been robbed of all their possessions on Table Mountain or something, and all he needs from you is $300,- until he can get his passport from the embassy and then he'll pay you back, honest.

Expect more stuff on Linux, Unix, BSD (mostly reviews, less tutorials), holidays and travelling, development cooperation and social injustice. And on English Ale, because Autumn is not far off now.

Until then, good night.

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