Cape Town storm in Helderberg – Photos 2008

The massive storm that swept through Cape Town, bringing icy weather, snow on the Cape Town mountains and very rough seas has now passed but we the evidence of the cold front is still here. Some shops were totally flooded and in the Strand the storm closed down a few roads.

In Gordons Bay’s bikini beach the waves came over the wall and flooded the streets. At some point people standing in the road had to find a safe place because of the waves coming over the wall.

Dairy.com a great use for a great name

 

 

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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.

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.

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

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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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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.

 

 

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.

 

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.

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 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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