Dairy.com a great use for a great name



Dairy.com is launching as guess what… A diary.

Diary.com is in beta stages and could be the answer for moving your entire dairy online and having access to it from anywhere in the world

On Dairy.com upon registration you’ll be given two types of diaries. One for private and one to share your stuff with the world. This is kind of how blogging started but anyway.

You can pretty much use Diary.com as your personal blog by the looks of it. Dairy.com looks like a social network and a personal diary online put together in one great green site.

Twitter is over capacity. Too many tweets! Please wait a moment and try again.

That is the message tweeters are so often used to. Many leaving this great social network, others just waiting till the message goes away.

There are so many twitter addicts, i have no idea what they do in times like this. The thing that gets me is how does twitter make money. I am no social media php developer or whatever it may be called but I just dont see how such a big social network can run without any ads. Sure there have been posts about them getting ads and all that but its been a few months and they still not have any ads on.

Anyway I am just wondering how a social network that uses so many servers and bandwidth can run without ads and still be successful.

Fromtheold new design

Because of the size of the old look and feel we had to get another not so heavy on the bandwidth and faster loading theme.

We went for a minimal look to focus more on content and the articles we publish.

We are also upgrading quality of content and authors now should have their own usernames that blog here.

If you would like to blog on fromtheold feel free to use the contact page.

Also expect some new articles about blogging and WordPress as we will be moving some sites here.

Sophie Monks music video 'One Breath Away'


I wanted to hear how she sings. I’m so used to all these talentless woman who are famous for they’re looks that I was surprised that Sophie can actually sing. And pretty good as well. The song is a bit sappy and the actual music was on the tacky side but her voice is stunning. Ah I can smile again she isn’t just a pretty face.

Desperate Housewives photo shoot promoting season 5
















Ooh!This looks fun!Desperate Housewives is my favorite tv series. They are going skip 5 years and take of from there. So exciting I love how they almost always manage to do something no one else has. I can’t wait to see what has happened to everyone. I went and read about the upcoming season and don’t want to spoil things but I believe there are going to be a couple of surprises.

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95% of Helderberg in one photo


This is most of Helderberg captured on one photo. Also taken with a Canon 450d with a Sigma 18-200mm lens. In the front is Gordons Bay and then to the left is Somerset West and Strand. I think i missed a part of Strand though.


Alone on the False Bay sea.


This little hobbie cat was quite deep with one guy on it. Guess he does not have a fear of sharks. This photo was taken with a Canon 450D with a sigma 18-200mm lens.

If you look to the left of the photo there is a black dot, this was the whale i blogged about earlier.

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Dont forget to watch the Moon and Mars

Tonight 28 August 2008, Mars will be closest to the earth for the next couple of hundred years. If you watch the moon tonight around 11pm-1am sometime you will see Mars just peeking around the moon. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see this since it only comes once in our lifetime.

I dont know if this is called a eclipse of some sort but I have the camera ready.

Duck somewhere in Parel vallei, Somerset West

I took the camera out for a bit today and got some nice photos of a duck sitting high up in the trees in Parel Vallei road, Somerset West. I am no bird watcher but I am sure we dont have these big birds here often. That things was massive.

One thing is sure if you know your birds and are a birdwatcher you would enjoy Helderberg since there are so many kinds of birds and places to watch them.

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Hermanus whale festival coming up soon

The Hermanus whale festival is that time of year where you actually have a reason to go to Hermanus. The rest of the time finding one is not that hard with those beautiful beaches and nice restaurants.

Usually the Hermanus whale festival offers great views and this time of year its the perfect time to go, September being even better weather.

The whales are already here, just today we spotted a whale here in Helderberg close to Gordons Bay.

Soon they will start visiting Hermanus.

We will soon have a Hermanus Whale festival section up here.

Hillbilly news American cops just as bad – NY cop tackle guy on bicycle

I live in South Africa so I’m used to cops being typical pigs but the police officers from USA is just on another level. The cop attacks the guy without being provoked then arrest him on assaulting a police officer. What the heck. I know this is probably old by now and everyone probably have seen this video I really don’t care. I found it still shocking that these kind of things still happen. I am glad that the truth did come out eventually. Looking at things like these is when I realize our country is not the only one whose police cannot be trusted. Not that I believe all cops are like that but one rotten egg spoils the lot.


I got a couple of other videos where people discuss the incident.

Funny Video about worst in the world

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Part two



This is where I saw it first. If you are an American you would find it very interesting. I’m very into conspiracy theories so I would find any site who does what they do interesting.

What if your blog becomes to big?

Dont for one moment think its not possible. By having to many categories and sections about varies topics you cant take over search engines for all topics. So what can you possibly do to get more search engine hits for the variety of topic instead of letting Google pick a keyword for your site and only send you traffic for that specific topic?


The answer is subdomains. By making subdomains you can have a site that gets listed on most search engines and that way you can take over many niche markets using only one blog.

Another reason for doing this is because niche markets make more money than normal blogs.

The rude part of social networking

I have worked in London restaurants and I was probably the rudest person ever to be a waiter but I made more money than most other waiters. I could not understand this until now. If you know me you would know that I dont take crap but am a very friendly person.

But in social networking, especially in South Africa there are some vain bloggers and people that call themselves social marketers and social media strategist. The thing is that these people think they rule the internet when in fact they are very small.

That is where I learned to become a mean person again and what it did shocked me.

The more rude and tough you are, the more you talk about yourself the more people want your approvement and that leads to traffic and fame. Weird isnt it.

Think about these cocky bloggers that act like they know it all. They have people reading their sites, while the friendly ones barely can make a living.

Economical homes for South Africa

South Africa has an real housing problem. There are more people in ‘informal settlements’ or shacks than in housing because it is to expensive to buy a home. Even if you have a job the least amount you have to pay is extremely expensive. Our salaries in this country out way living cost. So why haven’t the government thought of a short term solution until they have built the new homes. The people strike constantly especially here in the Cape for housing expecting the government to be able to just fabricate it out of thin air. Then I saw these things I thought well look at that you can build a house in a day. It won’t be huge but it’s better than plastic walls and dirt floor! When we drove through Drakensburg there where these round huts that are very similar. And the people seemed happy to live like that and personally I think it looks actually really good.

And there are even an other option of larger one’s than these that are like ‘rondawels’ from camping places here in South Africa. I can remember as an child all the camping places had these round houses with 2 bedrooms open plan living area and full bathrooms and they were actually very spacious and in this day and age with lack of land we cannot be fussy. If I had any say in it I would have built hundreds of ‘rondawels’ rather than the ugly little square boxes they have built. Ok the one in the next video is a big round house but still the potential is there.


Think about it if they combine these things together they can make cost affective homes which would be better in our environment weather wise and more in keeping with the traditional way of building in South Africa. Plus they can even use ‘mud’ and help with the environment


Eco-domes look like the best idea yet. Look at this video it’s perfect I think those houses are so easy to build, cost effective, environmentally friendly and spacious enough for an family.