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The airport, batteries and vomiting.

Hi as I sit at Rhapsodys having breakfast at King Shaka Airport in Umhlanga. One of the nicest things about the airport (and there are many) is that Rhapsodys provide you with free wi-fi. Not some funny "sign up to our database and and get 10 free minutes", but proper Durban seaside surfing!

In fact, as I sit watching people scurry around in the terminal, I've leisurely tapped into my home cameras and and am watching little Alyssa sleep (without it gobbling up all my 20c/mb 3G data).

Speaking of gadgets (and I can go on for a while doing that), here's a little electronic device you might want to get at your nearest cellphone shop. It's the Mophie Powerstation. It's a portable battery on steroids that can fully re-charge an iPhone twice or almost completely charge an iPad. The nice thing about it is that it's not locked into only Apple devices, but can charge anything as it has a "USB out" port. It's been a life saver so many times.


The reason why I'm at the airport waiting to catch a flight back to Johannesburg is because I was in Durban last night to deejay at a Microsoft conference. Being an Apple lover I felt like Harry Potter in Lord Voldemart's clutches, but the guys were lots of fun and it was a big party at a club in Morningside called Bellagios.


My only concern last night was over my daughter Tayla-Jean, who has had a bad run of luck when it comes to getting sick. After getting tonsillitis 4 or 5 times in the past few months, she had her tonsils out 2 weeks ago. She has only just recovered from that and 2 nights ago caught a bug that has had her vomiting for 24 hours. It eventually settled down a little last night, but Nicole was almost at the point of going to the local casualty ward because she was losing so much fluids. As a Dad, it broke my heart yesterday morning when she was leaning over a bucket and she whispered to me to please hold her hair back so she wouldn't vomit on it.

At least I can spend an hour or two with her when I get home later this morning... and then it's off to Sun City as I'm speaking at the Clover conference tonight. Better make sure my Mophie is charged again.


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