Saturday, 31 December 2011

Howto shoot stills in low lighting (Quick Tutorial)

Sometimes you need to shoot where a flash will not be allowed. As a parent of young children, this is normally the yearly dance show or prize giving in the school hall. Hopefully these tips will help you shoot something.

In these conditions, the traditional point-and-shoot cameras will not work. You are looking for a camera that will give you some control and has at least an ISO1600 or higher.

You want to keep the camera in manual and ensure the flash stays down. Most modern DSLR's with build-in flash, has this automatic pop-up feature of the flash when in Automatic mode. That pop-up and flash could get you chucked out of the show and then you are going to be in trouble with the whole family, not even mentioning the studio!


We wish you, your family and your business all the best for 2012.
May 2012 be success, joy and the little things in life.
Have a good 2012!

Ons wens jou, jou familie en jou besigheid al die beste vir 2012.
Mag 2012 sukses, vreugde en die klein dinge in die lewe inhou.
HĂȘ 'n goeie 2012!

Johan, Annerie, Beatrix, Elize and Paul Els.
Traffic Delivery Department.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Google Picasaweb and Panoramio

On holiday and wanted to post some of the images I've been snapping away onto Picasaweb. Then I realized that some of the scenes are suited for Panoramio, which feeds into Google Maps/Earth.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

PTA WUG KK Rebuild

After lightning damage, all of the equipment on KK (Keevy Kop) needed to be replaced. This involved replacement of 4x Ubiquiti Nano Bridges, 1x Mikrotik RB433 and 1x Ubiquiti Rocket.

All Ethernet cables where replaced with CAT5 shielded cable as well as replacing the LMR400 cables between radio and antennas.

We also had to install new earthing wires as the previous ones where stolen, and possible contributed to the lightning damage.

Thank you to all that helped with the repairs and to Danie who looks after the site.

The KK site was established August 2008 and this was the 3rd lighting damage to the site.

As this site provides backbone links to most of the Pretoria WUG, this site is very important.

Full album at

ProxMox Unprivileged LXC containers USB Drive

Some quick notes on bind mounting under ProxMox and getting the permissions right. Reference -