Storm Prestwich

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Storm on a long wave, pulling off an ARS on a critical section, along with a massive invert!!

31 May 2011
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Tube Times

Monday, May 30, 2011

A cold front reached the South Coast on Thursday, south westerlies was blowing gale force, that bought big swell all along the coast.

On the morning of Saturday, 28 May 2011, offshores pulled through and solid 8-10ft waves came grinding along the point breaks! Surfers were of course on!

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Music: Hare of The Dog - Deviant

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Firing Saturday - 28 May 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011
A cold front has reached early Thursday morning, gale force south westerlies and huge swell reached the east coast.
By Saturday morning offshores finally pulled through and the waves were pumping!

Check some frame grabs out. A video is coming soon!

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Organizing your Twitter Followers/Following

Friday, May 27, 2011
If you are a regular twitter user, you might realize, that if you don't chose who you follow carefully, your Home page might get ultra spammed with tweets by the second.

I'm going to show you how to use a little tool called "Tweeter Karma" to help you decide, who to follow and who to unfollow.

1. Sign in to Twitter if you are not already signed in.

3. Click on "Sign In With Twitter"

4. Click on Authorize App

5. Wait for the the Page to Redirect and then click on Whack!

6. Wait for Tweeter Karma to load. This might take a few moment.

7. Once loading have completed, you will be welcomed by a page with everyone Following you or vice versa.

8. At the top, you will be able to filter and sort all the contacts in different ways.

9. From here on, it's all up to you, deciding who to Unfollow or who to follow.

This is really an awesome tool for speeding up the process that could take a very long time within Twitter itself.

Hope you find this little Tutorial useful as well as Tweeter Karma.

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Even Apples get viruses....

Friday, May 27, 2011
They come at you from every angle — email, websites, flash memory sticks — and if you’re sensible you have some sort of anti-virus chugging away in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.
That’s never been true of Apple’s Mac range. Ask many seasoned Mac fanatics about anti-virus software and they will snort: “Macs don’t get viruses, man, everyone knows that”. But that changed earlier this month when one of the first Mac viruses was discovered “in the wild”.
I say “virus” but to be strictly correct it falls into the broader category of malicious software (or “malware”). Unlike a virus It doesn’t spread secretly and automatically by hijacking communications between users. Rather it relies on the user giving it permission to do its dirty work.
But who would give it permission in the first place? That’s the whole trick: the malware masquerades as anti-virus software called Mac Defender. It lies in wait on fake websites built specifically to attract Mac users and, when they visit the site, “warns” them that their beloved computer is infected with a virus. When, in a panic, they click any of its buttons, the malware installs itself.
Luckily this particular malware is fairly benign, simply nagging you to supply it with credit card details to “register” it and refusing to remove the threats it has “detected” until you do so. Unless you supply those details you are in little danger of losing anything. If you have given it your credit card already then for goodness sake get it cancelled immediately.
Although it took three weeks, Apple has now issued instructions on how to remove the malware. That seems pretty slow, but is still extraordinary. If Microsoft had to do that for every Windows based virus, they would get nothing else done. That’s why the PC security business is worth tens of billions of dollars — a lot of people need a lot of help, constantly.
The only entertaining thing about this development is the ensuing cat fight between the Mac devotees on the one hand and the Windows loyalists on the other. Just before news of the infection surfaced, Ed Bott — a perenial Microsoft booster — warned that “serious malware” was about to hit the Mac world. John Gruber — an even more staunch Apple supporter — scoffed at this idea.
In Gruber’s defence (and bad timing aside) this same refrain has been heard for literally decades and has never borne any of its poisoned fruit. There have been breaches here and there, but Apple has always moved quickly to seal them.
What’s different this time? It may simply boil down to market share. For decades Macs accounted for less than 2% of the world’s market for computers, now they account for nearly 8% worldwide and nearly 14% of the developed world, and that number is growing rapidly.
Creating malware is a skilled and time consuming process, and virus architects want a decent pay off (either monetary or ego boosting). Why aim at two percent of computer users when you can aim at 90% of them?
The internet is also vital component in this security breach. As the world of computing has become more interconnected, so these threats have become global. This merely mirrors our physical reality. The first truly global plague was the flu epidemic of the 1920s. Why? Because rapid intercontinental travel had become relatively common place for the first time in history.
But, as Gruber points out, this isn’t really a virus at all. It relies on the ignorance and credulity of users — factors that no amount of anti-virus technology can ever cure.
Will a “true” virus ever hit the Mac world, one that spreads like the biological plague it was originally named for? Mac lovers are still dismissive of this idea. They argue that, user stupidity aside, Macs are simply better built and that makes them immune to infection.
As a besotted Mac owner I’d like to believe them. The cult of Jobs is an alluring one, and it’s always tempting to feel superior to your fellow man. But writing an operating system completely invulnerable to viruses is like building a bank that’s impossible to rob.
Everyone knows the money is there and even if they have to resort to hijacking armoured cars or holding the bank manager’s family hostage, motivated thieves will find a way in. Up until now Apple’s bank has been small, safe and well staffed enough to avoid being knocked off. But, given that they were recently crowned “biggest technology company in the world”, the honeymoon is probably over.


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Playstation 4 Confirmed

Friday, May 27, 2011

  The PlayStation 4 has finally been confirmed to be in development. That's some promising news since the recent announcement by Sony that the PS3 was a scheduled for a 10 year life span.
  "For the home equipment the PS3 still has a product life," he said, "but this is a platform business, so for the future platform - when we'll be introducing what product I cannot discuss that - but our development work is already under way, so the costs are incurred there.
  This comes as the Wii 2 is set to be launched at E3 and rumors of developers receiving the new generation of XBOX prototype development kits.

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In Flames - Deliver Us

Thursday, May 26, 2011
One of my favourite bands, In Flames recently launched their first single for 2011 "Deliver Us".
The band were kind enough to upload the Music video and Making Of" Vimeo for us, so I thought I'd share it.

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News site coming soon!

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Howzit guys!

Just thought I'd share. I'm are currently in the process of designing a new Community Site for all kinds of visuals, such as Photography, Video editing, visual arts, software etc etc etc. Basically, what we will be doing, is showcasing your work, from photography to programming for the world to see and lots more features to come!!

Keep following for more information soon!
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Sony HDR-CX110 Review

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
So in my opinion, for some gadgets you need to spend a good few months before writing a review.

There is absolutely no point in all those YouTube videos that you watch where they just unbox a camera, phone etc - and then review it. A proper review requires spending a fair amount of time and thinking about all the Pro's and Cons thoroughly through. It is definitely not like a movie, where you can watch it through once and then review it. 

So, I've had my Sony HDR-CX110 FULL HD Handycam for no less than four months now.

All MY own videos you see around the blog was filmed with this little camera.

My Thoughts
Considering its currently the most affordable FULL HD video camera on the market, I was really impressed with what it delivers in terms of quality. It might not really compare well to Professional Camcorders or High End DSLR camera's, but for the average hobbyist or family user it should be perfect!

  • It is small, light and compact! Fits into your pocket.
  • Supports Flash Memory u to 32GB
  • "Exmor R" CMOS sensor for low light conditions
  • 25x Optical Zoom
  • HDMI Playback (Cable sold Separately)
  • iAuto Color Correcting


    • No built in Memory
    • Slow focusing at times
    • Footage gets noisy when shooting at night
    • Mac OS Not Supported
    • Stabilizer not always very effective
    • Manual Lens Opener

      Another thing you have to keep in mind, it that this camera only shoots at 1080i (interlaced) and not 1080p (progressive) like the more expensive cameras. There is a slight decrease in quality between 1080i and 1080p.

      Here is a sample video, uploaded in 720p.

    Feel free to contact me for any questions regarding these topics.


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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Stumbled across this video on Vimeo. Such an awesome vibe, good music and loads of fun!
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What I've been eyeing lately...

Sunday, May 22, 2011
Well, I really figured that DSLR filming is the new way to go. Quality is absolutely stunning in both its pictures and Full HD videos.
One day, I will be able to get one of these or similar - Just need to get my hands onto +-R19000 first... OUCH
A video filmed purely with the Canon 7D DSLR Camera

Since I've been into the surf video footage always looks amazing. Gives you another perspective than regular land footage. Now since Water housings are so ridiculously over priced, these little GoPro camera's look like a great option for both Filming Full HD 1080P and 5MP photos.

GoPro Video - Admire the power of the ocean.

Comment Below and state your views on these camera or recommend anything else.
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Exploration Pays off!

Sunday, May 22, 2011
Sunrise with very little swell

It was a very undecided morning as far as swell around the area was concerned. It was full high tide, not much swell, but at least the offshore was pumping!
We checked out a few spots and they were absolutely tiny.

We headed north to a few beaches, and we realized somewhere must be going off, as there are lots of lines, just none breaking. We made another two stops at known Point Breaks and found it to be breaking. Nothing epic, but good fun for a day like this. Good to do some exploring, It always pays off :)
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Shark Island Challenge Trailer

Friday, May 20, 2011
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What a good weekend!

Sunday, May 15, 2011
No epic swell or heavy winds, but the long swell periods on light offshore breezes in the morning made sure we are in for some fun waves.

We started of searching for waves yesterday morning. Everywhere was rather small or not really doing it. We eventually decided to go look at beaches not really known as surf spots. And behold, at our 5th stop we were welcomed with epic 3-4ft square barrels breaking on a shallow sand bar! Surfed there for about 2 hours and go so shacked on almost every wave!
The Spot where we surfed. I don't even know the name of this place.

This morning I woke up with the coldest offshore blowing ever - ok, I'm exaggerating, but it was cool. I walked to the main beach, but as usual, it was tiny and crowded. So me and two mates decided to hit a little bank just north of main beach. Had a few fun waves, bowling onto a bank with the odd blow out barrel! Only 2-3ft but super fun!
Lets hope this winter stays good!!

Another beautiful day on the South Coast! Glassy seas and sunny!
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Copyright Cops

Saturday, May 14, 2011
Copyright Cops is an Open-source film, created by Julio Secchin.
All the original footage is avalable for download. Weʼre happy to share our film with you and weʼll love to see
how you would use it in a creative way. Create a new version of the film or use the images on your own project!

 So, that's when I decided to mix thing up a little bit and create my own version of Copyright Cops.

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Kalk Bay Frame Grabs

Saturday, May 7, 2011
Just a few frame grabs, of that few days at Kalk Bay almost 2 weeks ago. A lot of these waves can also be seen in my video below:

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Cape Town Trip

Monday, May 2, 2011
Over 32 Hours on the road!
Temperatures below 10 degrees celcius!
5 Destinations!

Well at least I had 2 days of fun Kalk Bay reef!

Here's the video!
Check it out!

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