I Went To Whisky Live 2016, Thanks to Bottleshop

Whisky Live 2016

What a phenomenal experience! I went to Whisky Live 2016 last week and it was beyond awesome!

It all started with a mailer from Bottleshop (by the way, if you’re still buying your booz anywhere else you need to visit these guys ASAP!) sent out a mailer with a competition, which I promptly entered!

All that was involved was pasting a pre-written tweet and

Top Gear Season 23 Trailer

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Are you excited? Is Top Gear ruined? Where’s Clarkson and his hammer? Whatever the answer, the Top Gear season 23 trailer is here.

I’ll give the new team a chance, and I’ll admit that the new trailer does look pretty cool. No confirmed dates on when the new series will air – but here’s the trailer to keep you busy in the mean time.

What

The New Killswitch Engage Album is Finally Here!

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It’s finally here!

Incarnate has landed – Killswitch Engage’s brand new album hit stores on 10 March 2016. They’re one of my favourite bands, even though I was sceptical after Howard Jones left the band in early 2012. Their Disarm the Decent album release was good – but not my favourite stuff.

Anyway, all that aside – this is still a killer

Free News Servers in South Africa

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Unlike international ISPs, South Africa still seems fairly open to Usenet and Newsgroup use – even hosting free news servers on their networks. I guess it’s like a Value Added Service of sorts?

If you’re with one of the major ISPs chances are there’s a a news server hosted on their network somewhere ready for use, for free!

While these servers are useful, it’s

Project: Internet

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Not really sure on where to start and end on this one. I’ll probably end up doing a home networking post as a separate project, otherwise this will just be too long.

I like to think I have my own DC (Data Centre) in my flat. A bunch of storage, backup options, media streaming… all coupled with a DC grade internet connection of 10Mbps. Pain!

Fiery Sunrise at Noordhoek Beach

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Time to test out that golden hour lighting!

Yes, it’s worth it! Headed out to Noordhoek beach just before the sun started coming up. The recent fires around Cape Town probably added to the dramatic colours, but wow. If I didn’t have such a hard time waking up before the sunrise on the weekend I’d do this every weekend.

This was also my longest

Klein Constantia Aerial Trip

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I’ve been hard at work scrounging around on Google Maps since getting my Inspire 1 on spots to fly. There’s been a bunch of reading on what to do and what not to do – which narrows down the places to fly responsibly to only a handful.

If you’re interested in checking out where to fly, what not to do and a run down

I got a DJI Inspire 1

DJI Inspire 1

I’ll go more into the details about this soon, but long story short – I’ve officially got my hands on a DJI Inspire 1!

For those that don’t know, it’s some next-gen, transforming consumer drone. Or quad. Or UAV. Whatever works for you.

Took it out on it’s maiden flight at some cricket grounds down the road. While it was awesome fun, it’s seriously

My Top 16 Movies of 2015

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It’s been a pretty epic year for movies!

Here’s a list of the movies released during 2015 that I’ve watched. Obviously there are some titles missing, like Star Wars, but I haven’t watched it yet. No spoilers please!

Cracking on, here’s my top 16 list – in no particular order. Trailers included, enjoy!

There’s a handy playlist with all the movie trailers

Silicon Valley Soundtrack: Season 01

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Definitely one of my favourite shows!

They’re also got some good tunes on the credits, so I decided to put them together into a Silicon Valley soundtrack. Enjoy!

In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. A comedy partially inspired by Mike Judge’s own experiences as a Silicon Valley