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South African national Museum

As part of our Dad's day out we went to the SA museum in Gardens Cape Town.

I have not been there for years.

I was very impressed. Firstly they are open each day from 10:00 to 17:00. The kids are free and adults only pay R20.00 so the is more than reasonable.

The displays are excellent. In fact done we so vivid that my kids thought that there was real blood on one. The marine exhibition has more info than the aquarium, and the Dino's are cool. They also have an exhibiting of living and recently extinct animals. The kids loved the interactive displays, walking like a dinosaur on the one mat and we were lucky enough to be there when there was snatching band playing.

I was with a set of younger kids so we did not Do the planetarium, but that is a good reason to come back in a year or 2.

Well done, we will go back

SAN Cicrus mostly a winner

The South African National circus. Is now running shows daily. They say they are heard to stay and I hope they are.

For the most part it was a great almost 2 hrs of entertainment. And for R18 for a family of four it is reasonable. The acts are good and local.

If you want to enjoy the circus evenings then here are two things a recommend you do:

Take your own pop corn and drinks. They sell there but you have to queue for coupons then queue for food. And they ran out of pop corn. My kids almost did not get but the kids that did not started their experience negativelyTake cotton wool for your ears. The music was so loud I clocked it at almost 110 decibels o. My app. That is almost as loud as a rock concert. I spent most of the performance with my fingers in my ears, as did some others. I tried to find someone to get them to turn it down but they obviously could not hear what I was saying.

Do those two things and them the show will be enjoyable. My girls lived it.

How to stop SPAM Text Enhance on your browser (Chrome)

I recently went to a wholesale chinese site that sounded to go to be true, and after googling foudn it was to god to be true. Afterwards however random text on websites would pop up an add that seemed to be run by Text Enhance. After blowing through forums, and their help I figured that it was an extension that was not correctly named.

So I went to my browser's Extension Manger in my case Tools->Extensions.

Disabled all the extensions, went back to the page with the "enhancements"Pressed refresh and saw that the enhancements where disabledI then went through each extension and enabled them one by one to find the misbehaving on. Now fixed. So the malware / virus or whatever had obviously affected the extension, or was an extension automatically installed.

SQL Quick, viewing a store procedure

I had to blog this, seems as though it took me almost an hour to find ;)

If you want to view a stored procedure using SQL, how do you do it?

The command I found to work is:

EXEC sp_HelpText "yourStoredProcName"

Then to alter it, you do as follows


USE AdventureWorks2012; GO ALTER PROCEDURE Purchasing.uspVendorAllInfo @Product varchar(25) AS codeOfProc....GO