Wednesday, 19 December 2007

WeLLcoMe On BoArd!

WeLLcoMe On BoArd!, originally uploaded by tolis*.

Love this pic

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Pure sunset in the wild

Pure sunset in the wild, originally uploaded by MyAngelG.

took this photo when I was at Johnniesdale in the Holidays....

Thursday, 20 September 2007

The List of recognised MVP's in South Africa

Almero Steyn
Windows Server System - MIIS

Armand du Plessis
Visual Developer - Visual C#

Arno Nel
Microsoft Office Sharepoint server

Ayal Ziv Rosenberg
Solution Architecture

Chris Quirke
Windows - Shell/User

Ernst Hermann Kuschke
Visual Developer - Visual C#

Frank M. Palinkas
Windows - Help

Hilton Giesenow
Visual Developer - Visual C#

Mario Lionello
Visual Developer - Visual C#

Nicolas Blank
Windows Server System - Exchange Server

Paul Somers
Windows Server System - BizTalk Server

Peter Willmot
Windows Server System - SQL Server

Pieter Germishuys
Windows - XNA/DirectX

Willy-Peter Schaub
Visual Developer - Team System

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

The best way to train, is to follow your heart

Getting fit by using your heart rate as a guide.

This will prevent you from overdoing it, and on the flip side, it will make sure that you are training enough.

See the target Heart Rate Zones training chart here:

How do you determine your maximum Heart rate? (MHR)

This is the maximum recommended number of times your heart can contract at any given minute. An easy, relatively accurate way to determine your maximum heart rate (MHR) is by using this age-predicted formula: 220-age=MHR (for men), 226-age=MHR (for women).

Determine the Zones by using the formula found here:

Good Luck!!

Friday, 24 August 2007

What is SSIS? What is Heterogeneous?


Microsoft) SQL Server Integration Services. A tool from Microsoft for easing the integration, cleansing and analysis of data from multiple, heterogeneous information sources.


Means that something (an object or system) consists of a diverse range of different items. It is the antonym of homogeneous, which means that an object or system consists of many identical items.

For a very thorough resource of more definitions, have a look at this site with a glossary of IT Terms with links :

What is the Definition of RDBMS?

Relational DataBase Management System

- A relational database management system (RDBMS) is a program that lets you create, update, and administer a relational database. Most commercial RDBMS's use the Structured Query Language (SQL) to access the database, although SQL was invented after the development of the relational model and is not necessary for its use.
The leading RDBMS products are Oracle, IBM's DB2 and Microsoft's SQL Server. Despite repeated challenges by competing technologies, as well as the claim by some experts that no current RDBMS has fully implemented relational principles, the majority of new corporate databases are still being created and managed with an RDBMS.

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

The People of Life

Doers – They make things happen. They ask questions, are eager to learn. They are not afraid to stick their necks out to ask questions. They get things done, because they are on the leading edge and venture forward. They keep society moving forward and progressing. They are the leaders of society. They know what they want. They take life head-on. They are the brave. They have initiative. They are creative. They take the Land without fear.

Floaters – they just go with whatever is happening. They have resorted to accepting things as they are. They think about changing things, but never actually do them. They go with what the rest of society is doing. If everyone is going north, they do too. They never say “but, I think South is better”. They choose the path of least resistance. They are happy where they are in their comfort zones. They make no effort to change anything. These are the masses of society. They are the majority of the population. They follow the leaders. They may complain a lot about problems, but they never take action to change anything.

Watchers – These People don’t actively participate in life. They watch other people having fun and enjoying their lives and taking risks. These people stay the same for years. They live in the same house, the same suburb they went to school in, they go to work and back like clock-work mice. Nothing much changes. They have accepted their lives as being their “lot” in life. There is no initiative with this group of people. You could light a proverbial Bomb under them and they wouldn’t budge. They are stuck in a groove that suits them. Their lives are not exciting. They don’t participate in much. They are not moving forward. They are standing still. They miss out on a lot of life’s treasures, because they never venture out. They are scared of the unknown and very scared of taking risks or going where no man has gone before. They hate public speaking. They verge on Negativity and Pessimism. They normally only enjoy the simple things of life. They are happy with the basics, and don’t want to “rock the boat”. If they are unhappy with something, they normally are too pessimistic to change it( already telling themselves in their minds that their venture will be unsuccessful) and give up in their minds before taking a challenge.

Anti-doers – They are a negative bunch. They do a lot and say a lot. They are not afraid to speak their opinion. They are very pessimistic. They are not afraid to speak publicly and to speak their minds. They willing go against someone who has stood up for a cause. They criticise them and their efforts. They pull in the other direction to the majority. Their energy and effort goes into resisting the norm and causing a stir. They hate “do-gooders”. They are not happy people. They hate their lives. They are jealous of those who profess happiness, or who are happy most of the time. They love to knock someone off their pedestal if that person is doing well. These people are articulate and do not mince their words. They are conniving and clever. They are generally loners, or may form a following. They can become isolated heroes. But, most of the population will see the fault in them. They believe they have a unique talent and can see things that others can’t. They confront the Doers.

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Tuesday, 17 July 2007

In A Different Light

In A Different Light, originally uploaded by mik5156.

This photo, taken by mik5156, conveys untouched purity. THe virgin flower and its bridal petals. The centre being it's most private.

Monday, 16 July 2007

Framing the sunset

Framing the sunset, originally uploaded by Garlyn.

Have a look at this amazing shot done by my friend Lyn!!

07-07-07-07 Tygerberg Sunset

07-07-07-07 Tygerberg Sunset, originally uploaded by MyAngelG.

This photo made the top 500 for that day

Monday, 09 July 2007

Slow is cool in this garden

Slow is cool in this garden, originally uploaded by MyAngelG.

Another of my photos made the Flickr top 500 Yay!!

Vulture sunset

Vulture sunset, originally uploaded by MyAngelG.

Another of my photos makes flickr's top 500!!

Thursday, 28 June 2007

Baby Seal in Flickr's Explore(2)

Baby Seal, originally uploaded by MyAngelG.

Hooray, this photo of mine made it to explore..

This photo I took when I went with Shirley-Anne to the Waterfront . It has now been in Explore(Flickr's top 500)

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

The Hunter 1

The Hunter 1, originally uploaded by Gavin Goodman.

Have a look at this great pic..

XP Home

Been having Laptop problems, so I decided to do some .NET development on my desktop at home.. and guess what? It is Windows XP Home so it doesn't have IIS!! So, I can't do any web development...


Well. they have blocked facebook at work. We all knew it was coming.. The messaging is free, so it is better than sending an sms to your friend. So, I feel blind today. Can't see any of my friends faces. Luckily, I have access at home.. :-)

Yesterday I started looking at the facebook developers kit.

Monday, 25 June 2007

The Birthday Party

This is a bit of a belated post. I had a great birthday. It was great to share my birthday with some friends. Here are some pictures:

Thursday, 21 June 2007

The day before pics

Here are more pictures of my desk :

The Day Before....

Had a great birthday. It all started on friday morning, when I walked into work, and found that some of my colleagues had decorated my desk.

Then I received some gifts. It was very nice. Some nice people even sang Happy Birthday to me..(mostly in another language -HA HA)

All of this made it a very special day before...

Thursday, 14 June 2007


I went out on a dinner date last night and it was really great.
The Chinese restaurant(Jade Court) we went to, just happens to have buffet on a wednesday evening. It was a nice surprise..

I tried sushi for the first time.. (But only the Pure vegetable one)

There was a great variety of food, and we tasted a bit of everything. Needless to say, we were full afterwards.

It was a really enjoyable experience. And it is also a nice idea for a date, because it is not just one meal , eat and go.

We could take our time and chat between buffet courses. Needless to say, we were the last ones to leave the restuarant ;)

Enjoyed the wine too.( and the company) ;)


I don't even know why I am bothering to blog, if is not even allowing my keywords used in my blog to come up as a result of a google search. Even if I put the keywords in the search engine or the blog name it doesn't come up.. they had better fix this or esle I Am gonna shift my blog to another bloggin site.

I mean, isn't this blogging site a part of google? One has to login with your google account. One would expect google search engine to find : "Angel De-lites". But NO WAYS!!! hmmph. :-(

Monday, 11 June 2007

Happy Monday Morning

Morning All..

I am happy and snug and warm today... while it's rainy outside.
It isn't a blue monday for me.. But then again I shouldn't tempt fate.
I had a lovely weekend...How was your weekend?

Friday, 08 June 2007

Michael W Smith is coming to South Africa!!

Well known gospel singer and musician, Grammy Award winner, Michael W. Smith will be in Cape Town.. It's not to be missed!! 23 October 2007
We are going to try and make a group booking...Let me know if u wanna come along.

Bookings haven't started yet.

Microsoft Tech-ed is coming soon

Sunday, 21 October - Wednesday, 24 October 2007 @ Sun City

To be notified when registrations open, please go to the following link:

and enter your email address..

Anyone wanna sponsor me? :-)

it's Friday, Friday, Friday

Yay! it's friday.... looking forward to the weekend.
And it is a full one...... Weather doesn't look too bad. The sun is shining out there.

P.s) I am
Addicted to ...:-) and

Thursday, 07 June 2007

Cold, cold and colder

Morning all,

Sjoe!! but last night was Freezing. Couldn't warm up. Spent half the night shivering.. Maybe it's time to buy a lekker electric blanket. But i still am a bit cautious to use those, because of stories you hear, about the electric faults that can happen, causing the blanket to catch fire.. I don't know how rare that is though.. hmmm freeze or burn? Tee hee

Hey, its my birthday in 9 days time.. And i am having a big party at my place. Am really looking forward to that.

Enjoy your day.

P.s. I am addicted to flickr....

Wednesday, 06 June 2007

Dev Days was Super-fantastic

Wow, Yesterday was really great. Thanks to all the speakers and contributors!!
I enjoyed the sessions. Pity that I couldn't attend all. looking forward to downloading the Presentation files from the devdays site.

Next time Eben is in town, we will definitely get him to give us some more info on Silverlight.. And maybe Hilton can do an AJAX talk for SAdev ? There is always alot to absorb at Devdays, and a little refreshing, won't do any harm.

It was especially great to meet all of you at the after-party.

Some blogs were mentioned and one of them being:
Zlatan's Blog - So if your interested in sharepoint, have a look there.
Also Eben's blog: (He is the Microsoft .NET Developer Advisor in South Africa).
Hilton's Blog:

Who else of you have blogs I am unaware of?

Also, a birdie has whispered in my ear, that someone is getting married in December ....... (and it's not me :-) ) At least this birdie is not flying away. He is staying in South Africa, and the bride-to-be will be moving here...

Enjoy your day!!

Monday, 04 June 2007

Lazy Weekend

Had a very lazy weekend. Spent most of the time in bed or watching DVD's. Well, I do have an excuse... the Flu.. I had to take Friday off Work, because all the primary school teachers were striking, and the school was closed. But, I ended up in bed with the Flu, anyway. I managed to get up and go to the chemist and get some Degoran. Which really helped douse the symptoms.

Back at work today. I feel rested and relaxed today, but I still have flu symptoms. I have to be at work, however, because I am a contractor, and I lose money for each hour not at work.

Tomorrow is DevDays , and I am really looking forward to it!! :-)

Thursday, 31 May 2007

Struggling with a cold

Got the flu...." full blown" today. the sniffles, the coughs, sore throat.. u name it.
But I am at work though.. :-)
I have to be at work because of month-end publishing. Which so far, still needs to be checked and approved by the financial managers...

Keep holding those thumbs....(Even if they are blue)...

Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Today in the life of.....

Morning Everyone,

Today is a busy day at work, as it is the first day of automated stocktake result publishing from the web. This was previously done manually, but I have incorporated the program changes, so that when it has been authorised by the Divisional Financial Manager, that it gets written to a table for publishing on a certain day of the month....Which we extract into a file, which then goes into the SAP system

And of course there are always "technical glitches" that cannot be explained... :-)

So I have written SQL scripts to fix any technical glitches before publishing....

Lets hope the File is correct... hold Thumbs.....

Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Dev Days Afterparty in Cape Town

Hi Everyone.

There is going to be a dev days after party for developers on the 5th June.
Please check here for more details :



Hi Everyone.

I thought that it was eventually time that I actually started a blog. Now I just need to set time aside to do the blogging. I hope that you are all well.

See my flickr photos here:


MyAngelG. Get yours at