DTP #9: Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race is currently on the go.  The yachts left Alicante in Spain on 11 October on its way to Cape Town.  The next leg will leave Cape Town on 15 November and ends in Kochi, Singapore.

The above photo was taken in the Cape Town Waterfront and the blue flags in the photograph is the Volvo Ocean Race flags.

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DTP #8: Visitors in the morning

Guinie Fowl

These Guinea Fowl come pay me a visit every morning.  They are part of a large group that roam the area where I live.

The guineafowl (sometimes called guineahen) are a family of birds in the same order as the pheasants, turkeys and other game birds and is native to Africa.

DTP #7: Location, Location, Location


Over the past 2 weekends, I have been helping friends, Melanie & Hendrik, renovating their flat which they going to rent out.  Above picture shows the view from one of their windows.   How goes the saying, Location, Location, Location – how true is it about this.  Cannot think of a better view anywhere in South Africa, in fact the world. Well except maybe the view from my new IBM Office.

Cape Town Office Move - 1st floor view

Joke: One for the geeks!

Enjoyed this joke this morning .. and how true it is.

A farmer is out in the middle of a barren hillside, tending to his sheep, when suddenly a black Range Rover comes hurtling towards him. It stops, and a man dressed impeccibly in an Italian suit and wearing designer sunglasses gets out.

“If I can tell you how many sheep you have here,” he asks, “can I have one of them?”

The farmer replies “I suppose so.”

The man reaches into his car and pulls out a GPS receiver and laptop, connects it to a satellite phone, and logs onto the internet. He immediately goes to the NASA website, logs into the satellite page, uploads his current latitude and longitude and requests a high resolution thermal satellite image with 20cm resolution. He then runs the image through image processing software which counts all the heat sources. Subtracting two, for himself and the farmer, he proudly announces that there were 483 animals on the hillside.

“That’s correct” replies the farmer, to which the man lifts the nearest animal and places it in the back of his Range Rover.

The farmer then asks “If I can tell you what you do for a living, can I have it back?” The man agrees, and the farmer announces with confidence that he’s an IT Consultant.

“How did you know that?” he asked.

“Simple really,” replies the farmer. “You arrive here without being asked, try to impress me with the latest must-have technology, only to give me the answer to a question which I already knew. More importantly you know absolutely nothing about my business. Now….can I please have my dog back?”

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DTP #6: Windy Cape Town

Windy Cape Town

This is the picture that met me on my way to work this morning.  Table Mountain with its cloth.  Old Cape Townians know that this is an indication of lots of wind.  And true to its word – it is very windy in Cape Town at the moment.

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Moving to new house.

I am in the process of moving to a new house, actually townhouse.  It is just down the road from one complex to another.  What a slept and to crown everything, it is raining also which makes things just worse.

I have taken some photos to show you my new view from the balcony.  This was taken with my Nokia N82 and the 6 photos was stitched together with Microsoft ICE (Image Composite Editor) to form the panoramic below.  Click on it for a larger view.

View from new house