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It’s here to stay: Cape Town loadshedding times, stages, schedules & tips

You may have discovered the Cape Town loadshedding lookup tool, with geolocation, areas, suburbs, stages and more that has been referred to in previous posts. With its home at http://ldsd.co.za or, if you want to type more – http://blog.sven.co.za/shed/, it gives a view of where we are at in terms of load shedding – or, as some request, power non-provision, blackouts or power cuts. ...

Cape Town #loadshedding lookup tool updated

Load shedding Cape Town lookup tool updated The loadshedding lookup tool for Cape Town has been updated! You can now select your suburb by name, and the schedule will switch to the new, updated 16-day rotational schedule automatically on 1 Feb 2015. The tools tells you when you will be load shed by day of the week (on the old schedule) and day of the month (on the new schedule) based on the area, ...

Load shedding lookup tool for new #loadshedding schedule – Cape Town, 2015

A lookup tool for the new loadshedding schedule for Cape Town from Feb 2015 is now available at http://blog.sven.co.za/shed. Day is autoselected, choose your area and choose the stage. Beyond that, you are then given the times that load shedding is set to take place on that day. Both the old and new schedules are now accessible, and lookups are based on the new schedule from midnight, 1 Feb 2015. ...

Your mobile number is being sent to web pages

Depending on the mobile network provider you use (MTN doesn’t seem to be affected in ZA at the moment, Vodacom in ZA leaks this information), and device used, your IMEI and MSISDN (mobile number) are being sent to each web server you access via the mobile data network. In addition, tracker headers are being added. You can see this here: http://blog.sven.co.za/sniff/ (access the page from yo ...

Review: The Square, The Vineyard, Cape Town

Restaurant The Square Location The Vineyard Hotel, Claremont, South Africa (@Vineyard_Hotel) Date of Visit 27 September 2014 Overall rating generous 2/5 Perhaps the fact that the phone remained unanswered and was redirected to the switchboard should have been a warning. But with a Saturday morning breakfast rush, it’s possible that no-one could take the call. Having left my details, I was assured ...

Screenshot on a Mac (MacBook, MacBook Air or iMac)

It’s so simple, it’s almost not worth typing, but for the sake of those of us who need this as a reference point, capturing the screen and saving it as a file, or to the clipboard to use the screenshot later, there are only a few steps involved on a MacBook or iMac. This works on all Apple Mac machines that aren’t tablets or phones (where you just the home and power button toget ...