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2020-09-23: Grand Valley This grand valley lies near Queenstown in New Zealand’s South Island and is a great example of …

2020-08-30: I did a workout with my #AppleWatch and earnt this award celebrating National Parks. …

2020-05-31: Autumn Colours in Kyoto.

2020-05-17: Drama over Kirkjufell An amazing sunrise at this icon if Iceland landscapes.

2020-05-12: Lava, Light and Rhyolite

2020-05-10: Dark Skies over the Black Church of Budir.

2020-05-04: Milky Way over the Lightstation. This image is a favourite from a visit this time last year to the …

2020-05-03: Interesting take on how the pandemic might be affecting the oceanic environment: COVID-19: Good or …

2020-04-29: Harbour Sunrise. One of the great joys of living in a city like Sydney is the sheer beauty of the …

2020-04-29: Dive training organisation PADI is launching face masks made from recycled ocean plastics

2020-04-29: Hi @manton I must be doing something wrong in Sunlit. How can I select an image from my Flickr feed …

2020-04-29: Storm over Godafoss. An image from our trip to Iceland in September 2019.

2020-04-28: Good advice for divers returning to diving after a COVID-19 infection… Determination of your …

2020-04-21: Well, the new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro is.… Outstanding

2020-04-20: Good advice on first aid and CPR in the current world. www.scubadivermag.com.au

2020-04-13: Saddened to hear of the passing of Tim Brooke-Taylor. The Goodies was a big part of my life as a …

2020-04-12: The Okinawan Karate Information Centre has posted that the Okinawa Karate Kaikan will be closed for …

2020-04-12: A chance to reflect during our journey from Seydisfjordur to Hofn on our visit to Iceland in 2019. …

2020-04-11: Gazing up to the Pagoda An image from our trip to Japan in 2018

2020-04-04: I love the way that Flickr is being progressively revitalised as a great way to view excellent …

2020-04-04: 5th Edition of The Underwater Photographer coming soon. One of my favourite books on photography in general, and underwater photography in particular is The …

2020-02-11: The Photographer's Ephemeris supports what3words A little over two years ago I tweeted (and posted) that I would love to see photo planning apps like …

2020-01-28: Flickr seems to be looking Beyond views, faves, and comments 🔗 What’s ahead for 2020

2019-12-25: My own journey in photography commenced underwater, and with the view that sharing images of this …

2019-11-12: Made a plasma donation again tonight. So important that those of us that can donate blood should do …

2019-11-05: On the destruction of Shuri Castle Like many in the karate world, I was stunned and devastated by the destruction by fire of Shuri …

2019-10-24: 🔗 3 Legged Thing Announces Huge Upgrade to Ellie L-Bracket System Quite excited about this. I’ve …

2019-10-24: 🔗 Social Media, Photography And The Problem Of Likes | Light Stalking When you photograph for the …

2019-10-22: Our Iceland Adventure In September 2019 Belinda and I spent two weeks in Iceland—a trip that we have been planning and …

2019-10-22: Daring Fireball: ★ On the Upcoming Photoshop for iPad the mistake Adobe made was not precisely …

2019-09-05: A beautifully written and heartfelt op-ed on the MV Conception tragedy by my friend Eric Douglas …

2019-09-03: A terrible event. Thinking about dive industry friends and colleagues. Hope that all are found. 🔗 …

2019-08-31: Great progress in the efforts to protect sharks and rays 🔗 18 Threatened Species of Sharks and Rays …

2019-08-29: For the scuba divers and those interested in human factors in safety, here is an interesting …

2019-08-29: An interesting feature. 🔗 Print Boldly with photo prints on Flickr

2019-07-13: 25 great travel hacks from explorer Jill Heinerth. 🔗 Ultimate Travel Tips – On the Ground

2019-07-11: Daibutsu of Kamamura Back when I lived in Tokyo for a couple of years one of my favourite places to visit was the ancient …

2019-06-29: Epic Valley This image of an epic valley near Wanaka demonstrates the grandeur of the landscapes to be found the …

2019-06-28: Spot on. 🔗 Daniel Jalkut

2019-06-28: Torre de Hercules Hercules’ Tower (Torre de Hecules) is the oldest Roman lighthouse that is still in use today. …

2019-06-19: New blog post: Gog and Magog. A photo I made back in January, but just getting around to posting …

2019-06-17: Great overview of some of the apps likely to be usurped by native functionality in iOS 13. 🔗 …

2019-06-15: Great post by @brentsimmons about How To Support NetNewsWire. Appreciated each of the thoughtful …

2019-05-26: Upcoming Book by Jill Heinerth—*Into the Planet* I am looking forward to the upcoming release of my friend Jill Heinerth’s autobiographical …

2019-05-20: Enjoyed the final episode of Game of Thrones. After having been disappointed by the endings of …

2019-04-26: A seemingly simple feature, but likely to be a game changer 🔗 Report Claims iOS 13 Will Allow …

2019-03-28: Pleased that an m43 camera made the list (rumours of the death of m43 are a tad premature), pleased …

2019-01-14: Sunrise photography

2019-01-08: I’m starting to really like Flickr again, but really looking forward to this change so I can …

2018-12-29: 🔗 To Make Critical Decisions Well During a Tec Dive – Don’t Make Critical Decisions During a Tec …

2018-12-24: Bookstores are becoming an endangered species. And yet we love them so much. So what do we do? What …

2018-12-22: A great list. 🔗 MacStories must have iOS apps for 2018

2018-12-07: 🔗 How to Write a Novel With Ulysses, Part I: Organization and the Writing Process

2018-12-05: Finding Fuji-san

2018-10-23: An interesting take by a travel blogger on the state of travel blogging… 12 Years of Travel …

2018-10-12: I’ve been very happily using DuckDuckGo for several years and love it. I very rarely have to use any …

2018-09-26: Looking forward to (finally) seeing the DAM features introduced to Luminar. Looks very promising. 🔗 …

2018-09-13: Well I’ve caught upon the Apple announcements. Must say I am tiring of the leaks, and would prefer a …

2018-09-12: Feedbin truly seems to prioritise the customer (and their data). I appreciate the steps taken to …

2018-09-11: I am intrigued by the notion of USB-C for iPad Pro and can see it happening. Although USB-C might …

2018-09-06: While I really welcome the first big update to Flickr since being taken over by SmugMug, the biggest …

2018-08-21: Rabaul: Under Vulcan's Shadow Rabaul in Papua New Guinea’s East New Britain province is a picturesque township. Today’s sleepy …

2018-08-21: While micro.blog will remain my primary outlet, I am also on mastodon.social as @desparoz. FWIW

2018-08-14: I haven’t done a micro Monday post for a while but happy to recommend fellow dive instructor …

2018-08-12: Appropriate of the ongoing conversation, in my On This Day feed I discovered a tweet I posted in …

2018-08-11: I am loving icro by @hartlco. It has become my favourite way of consuming micro.blog on iOS devices. …

2018-08-11: A feature wish—Lists for micro.blog A lot of people are in the process of leaving Twitter behind forever. I’ve certainly switched …

2018-08-05: Great article that reminds photographers that, in the words of the author, “photography is …

2018-08-02: The iPad Pro is so close to being my ideal mobile computing device, and I am looking forward to …

2018-07-27: ProtonMail is fast becoming my preferred email solution, and the full interoperability with OpenPGP …

2018-07-24: 🔗 Thai cave rescue: Australian divers and officers who helped free stranded soccer team receive …

2018-07-16: I should use iMessage apps more. This was a great list of some good ones. 🔗 Useful iMessage Apps — …

2018-07-16: I took the plunge and purchased a new MacBook Pro over the weekend. Got one of the new 2018 models, …

2018-07-11: Currently reading: The Power of Communication by Helio Fred Garcia 📚

2018-07-10: Extraordinary efforts and amazing results by a large Thai-led multinational team that has …

2018-07-05: Who stole Sydney? #peasouper #fog

2018-07-04: 🔗 In 1986, the space shuttle Challenger stunned the nation when it broke apart 73 seconds into …

2018-07-01: Currently reading: The Power of Communication: Skills to Build Trust, Inspire Loyalty, and Lead …

2018-06-30: 🔗 Now is the Best Time EVER to Be a Photographer — petapixel.com/2018/06/2…

2018-06-29: I lived and worked overseas for some months in the last part of 2017 and into 2018. Before heading …

2018-06-05: Watching the Apple WWDC Keynote on my Apple TV. The intro video is fantastic!

2018-06-03: Really enjoyed this video from David Johnston about Why You Should Use a Mirrorless Camera for …

2018-06-01: Enjoyed reading this simple explanation of the who, what, and why of Bear.

2018-05-04: Anyone else getting an error loading timeline when you try to access Micro.blog through the macOS …

2018-04-25: Luke Kanies identifies that iPad has a focus problem Some really good points, well made. I really …

2018-04-23: Yes, this could be cool! twitter.com/pptsapper…

2018-04-21: In the wake of the @flickr purhcase by @smugmug… JOB 1 for the new owners: Allow users to login / …

2018-04-21: The Flickr Acquisition I am intrigued by the news today that SmugMug has acquired Flickr. I have been a Flickr user since …

2018-04-12: Good to see @rohedesign here on micro.blog

2018-04-07: FUNNY: Camera Bag Buying Guide from DAN at Shutter Muse.

2018-04-03: That Wanaka Willow

2018-03-27: Wakatipu Reflections A trio of images from the Queenstown area of New Zealand, featuring the …

2018-03-24: Five minutes to sunset

2018-03-13: 🔗 Geotagging on the Panasonic LUMIX G9 — agoodplacetostand.wordpress.com/2018/02/2…

2018-03-13: 🔗 Episode 1: Jean MacDonald and Manton Reece — monday.micro.blog/2018/03/1… Looking forward …

2018-03-13: A New Zealand Adventure Begins

2018-03-13: A New Zealand Adventure Begins Queenstown, a city on New Zealand’s South Island, is sometimes referred to as the ‘adventure capital …

2018-03-12: For my first sunrise photo session in Australia after 7 months away I thought I’d start with …

2018-03-05: Pre sunset today doing a photo tour back overlooking Wanaka. Amazing place, and just the photo …

2018-03-05: Back to #thatWanakaTree for sunrise photos. About 10 keen photographers out clustered into a small …

2018-03-04: Tonight’s photo adventures is sunset photography of #thatWanakaTree in New Zealand. At least …

2018-03-02: A beautiful evening of photography with my new Pana G9, 3 Legged Thing tripod, Lee Filters and Peak …

2018-02-28: I’ve been a big user of 500px & Flickr for years. With all the hoohaa around Flickr plus …

2018-02-26: For Micro.Monday I would like to call out to @mattgemmell a sci-fi author who dabbles around here …

2018-02-10: Colin Walker said: I’ve not opted for Reeder on the Mac yet. I’m using the Feedbin …

2018-02-10: Fake Nation or Fake News? US College Professor Refuses to Believe Australia is a Real Country

2018-02-04: Brent Simmons on why Micro.blog is not another App.net. Twitter and Facebook are convenient, sure, …

2018-02-02: John Gruber commenting on Walt Mossberg’s comments on iPad sales In short, iPad sales are way …

2018-02-01: Nice to see a blog post today on the DeeperBlue website featuring one of my images! …

2018-01-31: I always enjoy seeing the photo kits of other photographers, and particular enjoy understanding why …

2018-01-31: Really pleased that the new update of Luminar supports HEIC, so that my iPhone photos can be edited …

2018-01-31: Sharing is not always caring A great post by @manton - No applause for retweets. I particularly identify with this: The problem …

2018-01-30: Passage to the Castle

2018-01-30: Passage to the Castle With this image I tried to create a different perspective on Castel …

2018-01-30: Another absolutely awesome episode of Star Trek: Discovery. I am really enjoying this series. 🖖

2018-01-27: Listened to Valerie Jardin on TWiP’s Behind The Shot podcast tonight. Talking about street …

2018-01-26: In writing about The Perfect Two-Lens Kit on the Online Photographer blog Michael Johnston …

2018-01-24: apple.news This Famous New Zealand Landmark Is Being Destroyed by Tourists - Condé Nast Traveler …

2018-01-24: Colourful Clarke Quay. Another image from a great trip to Singapore last year.

2018-01-24: A Switch to FeedBin After a couple of weeks giving Feedbin a trial I have made the switch to using this service as my …

2018-01-24: John Gruber on the announcement that HomePod Starts Shipping February 9, Available to Order This …

2018-01-24: I enjoyed the novel Origin by Dan Brown, and this review by @mattgemmell was interesting as it gave …

2018-01-23: When your RSS sync service is down you realise how much you are dependent on RSS to bring your news …

2018-01-23: Really hard to express just how much I am enjoying Star Trek: Discovery. Awesome show, and this …

2018-01-23: For Micro Monday I can’t go pass @colinwalker. A guy that puts a lot of thought into what he …

2018-01-21: Our $3,000 DSLR Was Stolen in Italy and We Filmed It Happen fstoppers.com/bts/our-3…

2018-01-17: Elia Locardi nails the problem with part of one of his photos being stolen. Its almost as if Canon …

2018-01-17: Comic: Ten Years of Macbook Air! www.imore.com/comic-ten…

2018-01-16: Testing a post to Micro.blog directly from the Feedbin web interface. desparoz.me/2018/01/1…

2018-01-16: Mentioned the other day that I am giving FeedBin another try. Impressed today that Feedbin has …

2018-01-16: What an amazing voice. She’ll be missed… twitter.com/The_Cranb…

2018-01-16: So very true… twitter.com/SylviaEar…

2018-01-15: Pre-setting your camera for likely images. Tonight I wrote about the mindset of pre-setting camera …

2018-01-14: I always really like the concept of CriticMarkup, but without at least one or two of the highest …

2018-01-13: Daring Fireball on Facebook news feed (algorithm) changes The only audience you can count on is an …

2018-01-13: Photographers: Follow The Rules Regardless of one’s personal feelings toward photo rules at …

2018-01-13: Marina Bay Sands is a great hub in Singapore for business, relaxing, shopping, eating and of course …

2018-01-13: I’d really love to see photography apps/services like @photoephemeris support the new mapping …

2018-01-12: An important lesson in scuba diving, and in life… “No” fear! nektonix.com

2018-01-12: Photographer Elia Locardi has an photo pirated online, with a bit of a twist… …

2018-01-09: For the very first Micro Monday I want to do a shout out to @patrickrhone. I’ve interacted …

2018-01-08: Tonight I posted about My Mirrorless Experience. I shared a few thoughts of 4+ years since moving …

2018-01-07: Trying FeedBin again When Google Reader first shut down I experimented with several of the nascent feed reader platforms, …

2018-01-06: Wangi Falls Image Data C: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 L: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO …

2018-01-06: I completed the Learning Luminar video course by @nicolesy. Brilliant course that brings you up to …

2018-01-05: Crowds and Clouds

2018-01-05: Blogging Setup 2018 Like a lot of people here, the new year brings an opportunity to reevaluate my blogging and social …

2018-01-04: 100th Issue of UwP Mag The original web-based underwater photography magazine, UwP Mag has reached a major milestone with …

2018-01-03: The Temple of Castor and Pollux

2018-01-02: And now for a musical interlude… 🔗2CELLOS - Game of Thrones [Live at Sydney Opera House] - YouTube

2018-01-02: Interesting thoughts on risks taken by unconscious Incompetent divers early in their diving. 🔗 …

2018-01-02: 🔗 7 Projects to Help Photographers Kick Off the New Year Right — …

2018-01-02: Excellent points made 🔗 How to Stay Internet Friends Without Facebook or Twitter — …

2018-01-02: Apps for Photography Today I blogged about my favourite iPhone and iPad apps for my photography …

2018-01-01: Happy New Year. Hope 2018 brings exploration, introspection and expression to all.

2017-12-31: Trevi Fountain

2017-12-30: Stormy Forum

2017-12-29: Vatican Night

2017-12-28: Castel and Bridge

2017-12-27: Pantheon Blue

2017-12-26: Colosseum

2017-12-26: Wishing the Microblogging community a merry Christmas

2017-12-24: Vatican Sunset

2017-12-24: The Roman Forum

2017-12-23: Lateran Obelisk & Aqueduct House

2017-12-22: Bridge of Angels

2017-12-21: An amazing and important find 105 years on. HMAS AE1 wreck discovered in 300m in PNG waters. …

2017-12-21: Vatican Afternoon

2017-12-20: Waking Up in Positano

2017-12-19: In the discussions about the badness posed by social media and algorithms, read this thread. …

2017-12-19: Atrani by Night Every village and town on Italy’s Amalfi Coast presents a stunning backdrop for …

2017-12-19: This is right along the lines of recent discussions… 🔗 Apps Trigger Zombie Apocolypse | Dilbert by …

2017-12-18: 🔗Life is short! These 101 adventurers will inspire you to live it

2017-12-18: Light traffic in the low season. Even through it was low season, there were still people out and …

2017-12-17: 🔗 Colin Walker on the importance RSS feed curation and the role RSS feeds play in amplifying good …

2017-12-17: During the low season, Positano is marked by quiet streets, roads and alleyways. And a very quiet …

2017-12-16: Cobblestone Passageway

2017-12-15: Positano Sunrise

2017-12-14: Sunset Silhouette

2017-12-13: My blogging continues to evolve I’m still experimenting with how I structure my blogging. At this stage I am using my main blog, …

2017-12-13: Positano Rising.

2017-12-12: 🔗 Photo Management Without Lightroom — www.baty.net/2017/phot…

2017-12-12: BalancedLight | Des Paroz’ blog on exploration and story telling

2017-12-11: 🔗 Fstoppers Reviews Macphun’s Luminar 2018 Image Editor — fstoppers.com/apps/fsto…

2017-12-10: Six Passengers

2017-12-09: Stepping Up in Positano – BalancedLight

2017-12-08: Looking Up from Positano – BalancedLight

2017-12-08: Friction and mindful blogging In a thought-provoking post called Friction and silo dead-ends Manton Reece discusses the importance …

2017-12-07: Link: Introducing ProtonMail Bridge Introducing ProtonMail Bridge, email encryption for Outlook, Thunderbird, and Apple Mail - …

2017-12-07: End-to-End email encryption with ProtonMail I really like ProtonMail for making end-to-end email encryption (relatively) simple. While …

2017-12-06: I’ve downloaded version 4.0 of MarsEdit. I’ve used MarsEdit for some years. Although I …

2017-12-05: Looks like Amazon.com has launched its full Australian store.

2017-12-05: I’ve taken the plunge an decided to pre-order the soon to be released the new Panasonic Lumix …

2017-11-30: A dawn photo walk to take in sights like the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain is the best way of …

2017-11-29: Rome’s Vatican Museum has an extraordinary collection of artwork and antiquities, showing the …

2017-11-28: A cold but beautiful morning.

2017-11-27: Arrive to make blue hour photos and just as you finish setting up the lights on all the monuments …

2017-11-26: Rome is truly the eternal city with ancient ruins alongside slightly less ancient building still in …

2017-11-25: For Europeans 200km is a long way to travel. For Australians 200 years is a lot of history. Rome …

2017-11-25: For Europeans 200km is a long way to travel. For Australians 200 years is a lot of history.

2017-11-25: Mistakes (Nearly) Every Photographer Has Made Great photography from full time travelling …

2017-11-24: Caprese arrival

2017-11-23: Positively Positano

2017-11-22: Reverse sunrise at Positano.

2017-11-21: Up for sunrise photos at Positano. Only photographer out and about in this photographic wonderland. …

2017-11-18: Really enjoyed the images in the 7 day photo challenge, and applaud all involved for this …

2017-11-17: First post from the Micro.blog for macOS app. @Manton has done an awesome job with this version 1.0 …

2017-11-15: Great image and important message… twitter.com/Plotagrap…

2017-11-12: Squares. Colours of Old Hill Street

2017-11-10: Nice intro to applying GPS data after the fact in Lightroom twitter.com/scottwyde…

2017-11-10: IMHO @gruber has nailed it Twitter’s 280-Character Own Goal _ it isn’t that there is anything better …

2017-11-09: I’ve been using and loving the Panasonic LUMIX GX7 for several years now, and now I am pretty sure I …

2017-11-09: Wondering if micro.blog already supports the 280 character limit when posting to Twitter. I thought …

2017-11-04: TPE, The Photographers Ephemeris, is one of the most important apps in my landscape photography …

2017-11-04: An interesting insight to the stories behind the landscape photography journey.

2017-11-01: My first Halloween living among Americans. A different experience

2017-10-31: I wrote a couple of weeks back about the emergence of iOS shelf apps. One of the apps I discussed, …

2017-10-31: Ditching full frame for mirrorless… I really like this take on why mirrorless is a better option, at least for the photographer in …

2017-10-27: More of an omnivert, but photography is a personal experience for me… twitter.com/fstoppers…

2017-10-24: Really enjoying Star Trek: Discovery. This week’s episode was brilliant, and I’m really pleased to …

2017-10-23: Good tips indeed for managing image management away from home base… www.ucphoto.me/b/5-tips-…

2017-10-22: I can’t imagine any photograph that would be worth dying for! twitter.com/TravelImg…

2017-10-22: The rules may have changed but etiquette and courtesy to others remains a hallmark of a naval …

2017-10-21: @what3words looks super cool twitter.com/TEDTalks/…

2017-10-21: Awesome! twitter.com/ShootToky…

2017-10-20: New DAM features in Luminar by @wearemacphun look damn good. Look forward to giving them a try. …

2017-10-20: Hot on the heals of the new cloud based version of Adobe Lightroom comes a preview of Luminar’s …

2017-10-20: I’m enjoying the updated iOS App Store, with the new Today pane. I think that its magic is in that …

2017-10-19: Adobe announces Lightroom CC suite Interested to see how the new Lightroom CC suite will work. I was a long time Aperture user, and am …

2017-10-18: iOS Shelf Apps One of the great things about iOS 11 is the multitasking capability, and with it the emergence of …

2017-10-14: Colours of Old Hill Street Whatever way you look at it, Singapore is a colourful city. It boasts a colourful mix of cultures, …

2017-10-14: Colin Walker’s required reading rocks. The resurgence of blogging has been an interesting journey in recent times, with the #Indieweb …

2017-10-11: Pixelmator 2.4 for iOS is released. With support for drag and drop, Pixelmator maintains its …

2017-10-07: Great overview of how @macsparky organises his iPad apps onto the dock, leaving a blank home screen.

2017-10-04: Interested to hear on today’s Timetable micro cast that @manton is working on a macOS app for …

2017-10-04: Elia Locardi releases Vol 3 of his Photographing the World tutorials I am a fan of the work of travel photographer Elia Locardi, particularly the tutorial series he has …

2017-10-03: A heartfelt story of a wedding photographer’s tough decision to proceed with an assignment or to …

2017-10-03: Watching episode 3 of Star Trek:Discovery. Looking forward to seeing the character and plot …

2017-10-01: 🔗 The Expanding Universe of Crowdfunded Photo Gear — petapixel.com/2017/09/2…

2017-09-29: With close family who serve or served in NSW Police, I pause to honour all who serve in policing …

2017-09-29: Some good advice from @ProtonMail twitter.com/ProtonMai…

2017-09-28: 🔗 Sites Lie To You about What Makes a Good Password — glog.glennf.com/blog/2017…

2017-09-28: 🔗 Data is the New Love — blogs.harvard.edu/doc/2017/…

2017-09-25: Dear US media, ‘effort’ is not a verb. You cannot say “we are efforting to…”.

2017-09-20: Returning to Pocket A while back I wrote about App Support for iPad Centric Workflows, in which I discussed a bunch of …

2017-09-20: What to bring Not bringing a knife to a gun fight is just the start…

2017-09-19: 🔗 Thoughts on technology, business and productivity. — www.andrewcanion.com/blog/2017… Nice …

2017-09-19: 🔗 My desk — mattgemmell.com/my-desk/ Nice tour of @mattgemmell office space

2017-09-19: Yes. 🔗 Should you upgrade to iOS 11? — www.imore.com/should-yo…

2017-09-17: Thoughts on Micro.blog's assimilation of long form writing I really like that @manton has further expanded the functionality of micro.blog to incorporate some …

2017-09-09: Something I like: Short things regularly, long things occasionally – Chris Lovie-Tyler...

2017-09-08: “It’s because they traded the ease of recording for the difficulty of writing” I love …

2017-09-07: 🔗 5 Tips for Underwater Photo Etiquette — www.scubadiving.com/5-tips-fo…

2017-09-03: So I discovered tonight that a work colleague is a presenter on British internet radio station WBR …

2017-08-31: This image is supposed to be an animated GIF that I created in Plotagraph. Uploading through the …

2017-08-30: Busy with a big project at the moment, so my blogging and interacting is going to be somewhat …

2017-08-22: 🔗 Setting Myself Free of the Bear (and Others) — devilgate.org/blog/2017…

2017-08-22: 🔗 Flip the iceberg — www.manton.org/2017/08/f…

2017-08-22: 🔗 Rethink, Reconsider, Reevaluate — colinwalker.blog/2017/08/2…

2017-08-10: Trying something out

2017-08-07: There’s something special about winter in Sydney

2017-08-06: Thought are with the missing and injured US Marines and Sailors following the MV22 Osprey accident …

2017-08-04: 🔗 Five Essential Security Apps For Protecting Your Privacy — theappfactor.com/five-esse…

2017-08-02: 🔗 Clicks and likes contributing to a teen anxiety crisis — www.smh.com.au/comment/c…

2017-08-01: Bringing Life to Still Images on iPad Pro with Plotagraph+ My passion is still photography – capturing wonderful landscapes, seascape, underwater and …

2017-08-01: Gruber: The App Store was envisioned as a means for Apple to maintain strict control over the …

2017-08-01: Is it time to open iOS to non App Store apps? Something I like: Daring Fireball: On Apple Removing VPN Apps From the App Store in China… …

2017-07-29: Rockpool Sunrise A spectacular sunrise in Sydney. The Narrabeen Rockpools are a favourite spot I like to get back to …

2017-07-29: With the recent releases of two iOS apps, the iPad (Pro) has taken a huge leap towards being my …

2017-07-29: Sydney’s rubble pile

2017-07-29: 🔗 The absurdity of the “can the iPad replace a laptop” debate — birchtree.me/blog/the-…

2017-07-29: A great read on the IndieWeb. 🔗 An Introduction to the IndieWeb — altplatform.org/2017/07/2…

2017-07-29: Yes. Or at least most of them. 🔗 Turn Off Your Push Notifications. All of Them — …

2017-07-28: This morning’s sunrise photo at “Australia’s Narrabeen” (One of the …

2017-07-27: This morning’s sunrise photo time

2017-07-26: This morning’s photo outing

2017-07-25: Running a test of posting an image to micro.blog from MarsEdit 4 (beta) using the new enhancements …

2017-07-24: Apollo Robbins: The Art of Misdirection Watched this TED Talk tonight from Apollo Robbins at TEDGlobal 2013. Incredible demonstration of the …

2017-07-24: A Sydney sunrise. I love getting out for sunrise photos and would probably do it more often if it …

2017-07-23: My friend and diving author Eric Douglas is now on micro.blog at @diveauthor. If you’re into …

2017-07-23: Its kind of a weird day when you have (separate) conversations about green women (Star Trek …

2017-07-23: The New Star Trek: Discovery trailer We’ve watched the trailer for the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series today. It looks awesome and I …

2017-07-23: Welcome home to crew of HMAS Arunta after a long deployment. t.co/1GmB9ryU0…

2017-07-21: 🔗 People Are Really Bad at Spotting Fake Photos, Study Finds — petapixel.com/2017/07/2…

2017-07-20: 🔗 Posting to Blot using Ulysses - Jack Baty — www.baty.blog/2017/post…

2017-07-19: 🔗 Thousands agree to clean toilets for Wi-Fi because they didn’t read the terms — …

2017-07-18: Nikon's Future Mirrorless Line Having been a Nikon SLR user from the film days through a couple of generations and into the dSLR …

2017-07-18: 🔗 Blackbeard’s Ship Confirmed off North Carolina — …

2017-07-18: 🔗 Why things cost what they cost… — dannylenihan.tumblr.com/post/1630…

2017-07-16: I have a late 2012 model of the 27” iMac — the first of the new thin designs (but before …

2017-07-16: 🔗 The Hardest Part of Landscape Photography — thomasheaton.co.uk/hardest-p…

2017-07-14: Who knew? 🔗 Photography : A Deadly Undertaking — www.ucphoto.me/b/photogr…

2017-07-14: Love today’s Dilbert comic:

2017-07-14: Happy for @wearemacphun on launch of Luminar beta for Windows. Would be far happier to see catalogue …

2017-07-13: Just watching a couple of old episodes of Yes, Minister. The dialogue in this show — dating from the …

2017-07-13: A midweek day off is a wonderful thing

2017-07-12: 🔗 Imagination and TouchID Replacements — www.macdrifter.com/2017/07/i…

2017-07-11: 🔗 An In-Depth Guide to Personal Cybersecurity — medium.com/@nickrose…

2017-07-11: I answered 9 of 10 questions correctly on the @pewresearch Cybersecurity Quiz pewrsr.ch/2nK1X8c

2017-07-11: My main blog at desparoz.com is back online.

2017-07-11: 7 Reasons Why Posting on your own blog (first) is better than Medium Over on The Writing Cooperative, a blog hosted on Medium, Anna Sabino writes about 7 Benefits of …

2017-07-10: After a few days of being offline, my BalancedLight website is back online. I’ve been glad in …

2017-07-09: So my mainblog at desparoz.com is still offline. Glad to have my micro.blog still online at …

2017-07-09: Just assembled a standing desk. Looking forward to being able to do some serious work standing up!

2017-07-09: Enjoying the Backpacking with Camera Gear series of posts by @dancarrphoto 🔗 Backpacking with Camera …

2017-07-08: Simple, sensible and actionable advice… 🔗 3 simple ways to improve your digital security …

2017-07-08: So often when hackers get in it is through social engineering, not holes in security. 🔗 I Got Hacked …

2017-07-08: A beautiful morning in Sydney. Quite excited that after a month I have my camera back from repairs

2017-07-07: Website still down. Hopefully will be able to fix it over the weekend

2017-07-07: Listening to Derrick Story’s latest The Digitala story podcast. Excited to hear that TWiP …

2017-07-06: I’ve managed to break my blog. Will probably be able to fix it tomorrow sometime!

2017-07-05: 🔗 Privacy Mythbusting #3: Anonymized data is safe, right? (Er, no.) — …

2017-07-04: App Support for iPad Centric Workflows Its been some two years since Apple announced iOS 9, complete with iPad split screen and other …

2017-07-04: 🔗 Apple’s Cryptocurrency Announced at WWDC — medium.com/the-missi…

2017-07-04: Excited that the micro.blog iOS App is live in the App Store. Even more excited about the native …

2017-07-02: Is it just me or is the opening sequence of WestWorld entirely reminiscent of that of Black Sails

2017-06-29: Winter in Sydney is a beautiful time of year

2017-06-29: 🔗 MarsEdit 4 and microblogs — www.manton.org/2017/06/m…

2017-06-28: Something I like: Preview of Sunlit 2.0 | Manton Reece… Excited about the release of Sunlit …

2017-06-23: 🔗 One Week with the New iPad Pro — apple.news/A_TkC5KXA…

2017-06-22: 🔗 Privacy Mythbusting #1: Nobody else cares about privacy! (Umm, yes they do.) — …

2017-06-22: 🔗 Openness, rivers, the IndieWeb community — richardmacmanus.com/2017/06/2…

2017-06-22: Awesome on 2 fronts: iOS app going universal and micro.blog public launch approaching… 🔗 …

2017-06-20: Taipei Traffic Back in the early 2000s I worked for a Taiwanese company (Acer) and travelled reasonably frequently …

2017-06-20: 🔗 Step away from knee jerk fantasies — johntitchen.wordpress.com/2017/06/1…

2017-06-20: 🔗 What to post to a microblog — www.manton.org/2017/06/w…

2017-06-18: Very sad news. Thoughts and condolences are with U.S. Navy shipmates t.co/SCFR9nvEV…

2017-06-17: A whole stall of mushrooms at the North Sydney Markets

2017-06-17: Something I like: Tips for Beginner Photographers: What I Wish I Had Known… Great tips for new …

2017-06-17: 🔗 5 Reasons Landscape Photographers Have A Screw Loose — …

2017-06-14: M89: Elliptical Galaxy with Outer Shells and Plumes via NASA t.co/SiR1nuxNW… …

2017-06-12: 🔗 The 10.5” iPad Pro: Future-Proof — www.macstories.net/stories/t…

2017-06-12: Something I like: 12/06/2017, 11:32… Good to see interest in the community growing!

2017-06-12: A Vivid night in Sydney

2017-06-12: A thought in reply to: 11/06/2017, 17:21… Thanks to Colin Walker, again, who has shared his …

2017-06-12: Something I like: 11/06/2017, 17:21… I love that Colin Walkers post-a-like workflow prompts …

2017-06-12: 🔗 8 types of annoying ads — marketoonist.com/2017/06/a…

2017-06-11: On Likes, Faves and Sharing I’ve been thinking a little more about what Jack Baty wrote about the notion that likes on …

2017-06-11: 🔗 How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization — medium.com/@thatdavi…

2017-06-11: 🔗 The Physics of Productivity: Newton’s Laws of Getting Stuff Done — …

2017-06-09: 🔗 Apple’s Upgrades to Location and Photo Privacy Features Are Pretty Great — …

2017-06-09: Went into the city tonight to take a look at Vivid Sydney - specifically in the Barangaroo precinct. …

2017-06-08: Looking at my micro.blog feed this morning I realised just how many of the people I am following are …

2017-06-08: 🔗 Six things every consumer should know about the ‘Internet of Things’ — …

2017-06-08: Can anyone invite me to Refind please? @refindcom refind.com

2017-06-07: 06/06/2017, 18:37… Colin Walker is doing some really fabulous work to build his Wordpress …

2017-06-06: This app looks exceptionally cool. 🔗 Affinity Photo Comes to iPad: The First Full-Powered Photo …

2017-06-06: @Manton - thinking about the Favourites feature. Do you think there might be a chance that this will …

2017-06-06: Thanks again for this great little plug-in. It certainly provides an interesting way to credit those …

2017-06-06: Colin, I’d love to hear about how you use Workflow for likes, replies, etc. I hadn’t …

2017-06-06: 🔗 Coming to iOS 11: Dropbox support in the new Files app — blogs.dropbox.com/dropbox/2…

2017-06-04: 🔗 10 predictions for WWDC 2017 — birchtree.me/blog/10-p…

2017-06-04: Seems like a really sizeable portion of the people I follow in blogs, micro.blog and on Twitter are …

2017-06-04: 🔗 Whither microblogging? — colinwalker.blog/2017/06/0…

2017-06-03: Watching season 4 of Black Sails — the final season. A well produced and engaging series…

2017-06-03: Micro.Blogging — The Future of Short Form Blogging? A while back I wrote a post called The Micro Blogging Evolution Begins, in which I discussed being a …

2017-06-03: 🔗 WWDC 2017: Here’s hoping — sixcolors.com/post/2017…

2017-06-03: @baty.blog I like what Jack has written about likes on social networks. The value of a like is …

2017-06-02: 🔗 Century-old Japanese martial arts book reveals the moves women can use to fight off male attackers …

2017-06-01: I’ve just created a directory of bloggers based on Colin Walker’s Webmentions Directory. …

2017-06-01: 🔗 Divers create 3D model of mini-sub M-24 sunk after Sydney Harbour raid — …

2017-06-01: 🔗 New open web social apps to check out — altplatform.org/2017/05/3…

2017-05-30: @colinwalker A bunch of your posts just disappeared from the micro.blog timeline!

2017-05-30: Went along to the Create Together, Write Together, Art Together & more! meet up in Sydney for …

2017-05-30: @colinwalker Do you plan to make your discovery blogger list widget available as a plugin?

2017-05-30: Thinking out loud, but does anyone know of a good workflow to post to Wordpress and/or Micro.Blog …

2017-05-29: 🔗 A Message from Drew Richardson, PADI President and CEO — padiprosoceania.com/2017/05/2…

2017-05-29: Great work by crew of HMAS Wollongong in helping at risk people in the Solomon Islands. 🔗 HMAS …

2017-05-26: 🔗 An Interview with Manton Reece — brooksreview.net/2017/05/a…

2017-05-26: 🔗 Readdle Brings Split View Drag & Drop to Their iPad Apps — …

2017-05-25: micro.blog founder Manton Reece has posted about the importance of photo-blogging as part of the …

2017-05-24: 🔗 Think Before You Tweet In the Wake of an Attack — apple.news/AxPT4KQUd…

2017-05-23: 🔗 10 Things You Should Never Do as a Photographer — petapixel.com/2017/05/2…

2017-05-22: An excellent overview of micro.blog by @noah. 🔗 Intro to Micro.blog — noahread.net/blog/intr…

2017-05-21: 🔗 Don’t Get Hacked: Tools You Can Use To Protect Your Online Identity — medium.com/product-h…

2017-05-21: 🔗 Kottke’s social media fast — baty.blog/2017/kott… That’s not my worry. I don’t interact …

2017-05-20: Signal is my preferred messaging app. Just have to get more of my friends to use it! 🔗 Signal for …

2017-05-20: 🔗 Article: Guidelines for Photographers — wetpixel.com/articles/…

2017-05-20: 🔗 Few Australians trust social media with personal information but most do little about it — …

2017-05-17: Referring to my last micro-post / tweet, I wrote a few years back on Making vs taking photos

2017-05-17: I ready like points 3&6. would change to put the focus on Making a photo. 🔗 Stop Taking …

2017-05-16: Having moved back from Darwin to Sydney I’ve really come to appreciate how good the coffee is …

2017-05-13: 🔗 The untold story of QF72: What happens when ‘psycho’ automation leaves pilots …

2017-05-11: Is man flu fatal?

2017-05-11: Test posting with the TodayPoster for Today Widget posting from macOS to micro.blog. Thanks @luby …

2017-05-09: 🔗 10 tips for Improving Your Presentations — www.presentationzen.com/presentat…

2017-05-07: Dave Winer on how platforms have become more important than the author, the audience or the content, …

2017-05-07: Colin, enjoy the format of your micro-cast. Fits nicely in the current trend towards owning your own …

2017-05-07: Just on 48 hours ago I left Darwin where the tempeature range today was 24-34C. Now I am in Wagga …

2017-05-06: Likes http://scripting.com/2017/05/05/whatIfMorePeopleUnderstoodJournalism.html.

2017-05-06: Interesting view on how the platforms for blogging have come to dictate what we write & how we …

2017-05-06: Likes http://scripting.com/2017/05/05/iWantMyOldBlogBack.html.

2017-05-06: @johnbrayton nice to see you on micro.blog. Feed Hawk is one of my favorite iOS apps

2017-05-06: 🔗 We are all bloggers — philbowell.com/2017/we-a…

2017-05-05: Thanks for a great 18 months, Darwin. Its been fun. Now, onto new adventures…

2017-05-04: Spending a relaxing evening packing.

2017-05-04: Apps for Freedivers.

2017-05-04: 🔗 New Google Docs phishing scam, almost undetectable — …

2017-05-03: Likes https://colinwalker.blog/2017/05/02/ownership-and-control-how-much-do-we-really-have/.

2017-05-03: Likes http://matthewroach.me/micro-blog-my-initial-thoughts/.

2017-05-03: Continuing to get my head around the options that micro.blog can provide. A key question remains …

2017-05-02: Oceanic has long been my favorite dive gear manufacturer, so I’ll be keen to see how this …

2017-05-02: Listened to the latest Sonant Thoughts podcast by @colinwalker. Interested in his take on the …

2017-05-02: Approach above Sunset via NASA t.co/woheuyAC0… t.co/oFfWXJFPT…

2017-05-02: 🔗 Apple’s AirPods: a Hit With 98% Customer Satisfaction — …

2017-05-01: @patrickrhone good to see you here

2017-05-01: Loved the first book in the Kestrel series by @mattgemmell - Changer. Got a sneak preview of the …

2017-05-01: I really like Day One, and am constantly trying to find better ways to use it. Her are Five Ways to …

2017-05-01: 🔗 Quick Instagram and Social Media Workflow Tips for Photographers — …

2017-05-01: 🔗 Adventures in micro blogging part 1 | John’s World Wide Wall Display — …

2017-05-01: Balancing Equipment Care with Getting the Shot British landscape photographer and YouTuber Thomas Heaton recently produced an interesting video …

2017-05-01: 🔗 Why we should remember the Battle of the Coral Sea | The Strategist — …

2017-05-01: 🔗 Why Sunrises are Better than Sunsets for Photography — …

2017-04-29: I’m following quite a few people in micro.blog. In the early days of a platform it is …

2017-04-29: Darwin had a new driver-less bus. It’s a trial at the moment, but it’s kind of cool

2017-04-27: The Micro Blogging evolution begins... I backed Manton Reece’s Micro.Blog Kickstarter, and have today received my Micro Blogging beta …

2017-04-27: Waking up this morning to the world of micro.blog.

2017-02-02: Tracks in the Wet Tracks in the Wet Australia’s Northern Territory has two distinct seasons - the Wet …

2017-01-22: Downtown Core by Night Downtown Core by Night     Singapore’s Downtown Core is the CBD of the city, built around …

2017-01-18: Triple Sands and Double Helix     Singapore is an incredibly photogenic city, with so many interesting sites to see and …

2017-01-15: A Darwin Tide With a full moon in early January, Darwin experienced some of the largest tidal exchanges of our …

2016-12-25: Airpods FTW When I saw the Apple Airpods announced alongside the iPhone 7 I thought they looked interesting, but …

2016-08-30: Cooking in Seminyak Balinese Cooking Class at The Amala During our recent holiday in Bali, we took the Balinese Cooking …

2016-08-27: Playing around with Plotagraph Pro. Plotagraph Pro is a new tool that adds movement to still images. I love the art and process of still …

2016-07-19: Istanbul Street Car Istanbul Street Car I had a wonderful opportunity to travel around the world last year, and one of …

2016-06-28: Blue Jetty Blue Jetty With the sun set for the day, the crowds along Darwin’s shoreline had begun to …

2016-03-20: A Darwin Storm A Darwin Storm So we’ve been living in Darwin for about six months now, and are coming to the …

2016-02-07: Thoughts on Evolving to an iPad Only Future I’ve discussed previously about how more and more people are going iPad only, or at least iPad …

2015-12-26: Completing The iPad Pro - The Smart Keyboard I ordered my iPad Pro just over two weeks ago - and it arrived here in Darwin just two days later. …

2015-12-02: Fraser Spiers Asks If The MacBook Pro Can Substitute For An IPad Pro Fraser Speirs (@fraserspeirs) asks the question Can the MacBook Pro Replace Your iPad?. In this …

2015-11-12: A lesson re-learned I sometimes wonder how often we have to re-learn a lesson we’ve previously learned. It can be …

2015-10-25: Chapel by the Sea The fishing village of Georgiopoulos in Crete was an interesting short photo adventure sortie from …

2015-10-17: Phare du Petit Minou One of the landmarks clearly seen on entering the magnificent port of Brest in France is the …

2015-08-12: The Back Streets of Crete The Back Streets of Crete by Des Paroz on 500px During our visit to Crete in Greece, I had the …

2015-08-11: A Return to Australia A return to Australia My posting has been a little light on here over the past few months, but I …

2015-07-31: Valletta by Night Valletta by Night by Des Paroz on 500px Valletta in Malta has to be one of the most stunning …

2015-05-30: Trojan Odeum Trojan Odeum Trojan Odium by Des Paroz on 500px This odium (a smaller version of an amphitheatre) …

2015-02-28: What is Ello What is Ello? Ello founder Paul Budnitz provides a beautiful description of what Ello is – why it is …

2015-02-28: WHAT IS ELLO? Ello is not Facebook. Its also not Tumblr. Or Snapchat. Or anything …

2015-02-22: The Jetty A photo in Smithsonian Science Chuffed that one of my photos, Wrasse in the Blue, has been published …

2015-02-13: Central Station Central Station Central Station by Des Paroz on 500px Sydney’s Central Railway Station is …

2015-01-26: The Old Brewery The Old Brewery The Old Brewery by Des Paroz on 500px The Southern Highland’s town of …

2015-01-24: The Old Tunnel RIP Lotte Hass As a diver and underwater photographer I was saddened to hear of the recent passing …

2015-01-11: The Blast Furnace The Ambivert’s Guide to Street Photography I recently read a fascinating ebook called The …

2015-01-08: The Wreck at Homebush Bay Photography Podcasts I love podcasts[1], which are a great way of getting quick info on a huge …

2015-01-03: Zig Zag Station Ello There has been a lot of positive discussion on Ello about the future role of this relatively …

2014-12-31: Operatic Sunrise Buying Photo Gear I’ve bought some photo gear lately – mostly from Australian retailers. I am …

2014-12-28: The Lights Are On The Lights Are On by Des Paroz on 500px Christmas is a magical time in many cities, with colourful …

2014-12-23: Don't fear the Reaper cover created on iPad An awesome cover of Blue Oyster Cult’s Don’t Fear the Reaper by Samurai Guitarist. All …

2014-12-07: Fans of the Sea Fans of the Sea by Des Paroz on 500px Uepi Island, in the Solomon Islands, is perhaps the best …

2014-12-01: Panasonic 30mm macro lens for m43 Yesterday I mentioned that my plans for gradually building up my m43 camera kit will ultimate …

2014-11-30: Masterful story-telling in the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens Like most people who have a love for sci-fi, I eagerly watched the first trailer for Star Wars: The …

2014-11-30: LensBaby announces a new 5.8mm fisheye lens for M43 Accessory lens maker LensBaby has announced a circular 5.8mm for micro 4/3 cameras, among others …

2014-11-18: Photo of the Day:Harry’s. The local pie shop t.co/FiejzFBb7…

2014-11-17: Narrabeen Pool Narrabeen Dawn by Des Paroz on 500px Sydney has a lot of wonderful ocean pools, most of which are …

2014-11-06: IT 'experts' and Mac Biases David Sparks discusses anti-Mac prejudices he has experienced when presenting at various functions. …

2014-11-02: Putting the recipient last… With Let.ter Email is one of the most important ways people communicate in the contemporary world, yet it is one …

2014-11-02: The Middle Ground Over the past few months I have started drafting a number of posts that I have yet to complete. I …

2014-07-06: No Diving No Dogs No Stairs No Diving. No Dogs. No Stairs by Des Paroz on 500px Sunrise at Mahon Pool, near Maroubra in …

2014-07-02: Preordered the next @MacSparky Field Guide—Presentations. This should be another great iBook. …

2014-06-30: Photo of the Day:Links to Sunrise t.co/mKXMY5Ys9…

2014-06-20: Around the Web for June 6th through June 20th These are my Around the Web links for June 6th through June 20th: Beijing From Above, aka The Story …

2014-06-15: Pool of Fire Pool of Fire by Des Paroz on 500px Sunrise at Mahon Pool, near Maroubra in Sydney’s east. …

2014-06-09: Vivid on The Rocks Vivid on The Rocks Vivid on The Rocks by Des Paroz on 500px Vivid Sydney is a festival of light …

2014-06-01: Feeding Time Feeding Time by Des Paroz on 500px Time to post an underwater image! To be honest, I am not sure …

2014-05-31: Do You Make or Take Your Photos The following article was originally published on my website BlueBeyond.com.au. I’ve decided to move …

2014-05-17: USS Bonhomme Richard in Sydney USS Bonhomme Richard at Garden Island In August 2013 USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 06) paid a visit to …

2014-04-15: Grant W Graves—the guru of Soggy Science My friend and mentor Grant W Graves is not only a diving guru[1] but is also a degree qualified …

2014-01-17: Shark Attacks Statistics and Policy A great article today on The Conversation about shark bite statistics and policy. A cursory glance …

2013-12-20: Early Light The Australian War Memorial in Canberra is a wonderful celebration of the contributions and …

2013-12-19: FX: Coffee Shop Horror Scene By way of The Loop comes a fantastic horror scene set up at a coffee shop. Great FX, well executed.

2013-12-04: Avoid Presentation Interruptions in Mavericks I’ve written before about how I believe that system interuptions should be completely disabled …

2013-10-23: Fires Near Me app featured on the App Store Back in January I posted about the Rural Fire Services of NSW’s Fires Near Me app on what was …

2013-10-22: Welcome to Uepi Welcome to Uepi, a photo by DesParoz on Flickr.Getting to Uepi Island Resort is an adventure in …

2013-10-22: DogHouseDiaries on social media’s simmering privacy policies Social Media is an important way to interact with friends and colleagues, and in many cases, with …

2013-10-21: Warships Warships Image of warships alongside at Sydney’s Fleet Base East (HMAS Kuttabul). In the image are …

2013-10-16: Dekudekuru Split Dekudekuru is a reef close to Uepi Island Resort in the Solomon Islands. It is an ideal place for …

2013-10-14: Dealing with a customer service disaster - the NerdGap way One of the basics of customer service is (or at least should be) honesty. If a problem occurs in a …

2013-10-02: FastMail Finds It Australian Roots and Updates Privacy Policy A few months ago I wrote about how I’ve been reducing my reliance on a single point of …

2013-09-29: International Fleet Review in Sydney This coming Friday, 4th October, marks the 100th anniversary of the arrival into Sydney of the first …

2013-09-23: The Importance of Metadata Security expert Bruce Schneier puts the importance of metadata into focus with a great analogy about …

2013-08-22: ReadKit 2.3 Launches with Streamlined Sharing and a Snazzy New Icon ReadKit [1] has become my favourite desktop app for reading my RSS feeds, and reading and managing …

2013-08-07: Brief Thoughts on Ocean Warming According to The Conversation oceanic warming is leading to changes in marine life distribution and …

2013-07-01: A New Dawn for RSS. My thoughts on the evolutions of RSS. t.co/xbnwbQMPd…

2013-07-01: After 2 fantastic weeks in the USA, it’s good to be home to my wife, my own timezone, my own …

2013-06-30: A New Dawn for RSS It’s morning here in Sydney, Australia on the 1st of July 2013. In a few hours time, Google …

2013-05-10: Windows - The Wrong Platform for Presentations? Windows PCs should not be used for Presenting One of the best events I get to go to every couple of …

2013-04-29: Apps for Fever Update Last week I published a post on the State of Play for Fever RSS and Apps, providing an overview of …

2013-04-23: Notetaking Symbology Note Taking Symbology Patrick Rhone today posted about his Dash/Plus System for taking notes. It is …

2013-04-11: The De-Google-fying of my online life... My Retreat from Google A few weeks back I posted about my Return to Google following my move away …

2013-04-08: My back up strategy for now and into the future. t.co/RB0HDEtt7… Thanks to @simplicitybliss …

2013-04-07: Backing Up - Securing Your Files for the Present and the Future Backing Up - Securing Your Files for the Present and the Future In an increasingly paperless world …

2013-04-05: Ulysses III: Slick new text editor from The Soulmen Great new text editor from The Soulmen: Ulysses III As anyone who reads this site regularly knows, I …

2013-03-30: Keeping Your Phone on Silent Have you ever been waiting in a queue for service for some time, only to have to wait a bit longer …

2013-03-29: The Point of Paperless: Eliminating Paper-bourne Clutter 2013 is for me the year where I am completing my transition to a fully paperless life in my business …

2013-03-27: Use Alfred 2 to mimic Drafts cool Append to Dropbox function Greg Pierce from Agile Tortoise (the developer of the fantastic Drafts app for iOS) shows us how to …

2013-03-22: Apple's Two-Step Verification has a good security backup I was quite excited when I awoke this morning to find news that Apple has released 2 Factor …

2013-03-14: Google announces closure of Reader service In the week that I discussed moving back to Google for some of my usage, including RSS feeds, Google …

2013-03-08: My return to Google In June of last year (2012) I posted about how I was concerned about how Google was becoming …

2013-03-04: My iPad On The Go Setup Anyone who has ever seen a scuba diver knows that diving is an activity that is intensely reliant on …

2013-03-03: Evernote's password hack, and the security of your stuff in the cloud Like all Evernote users, today I received an email (and blog post) advising that there has been an …

2013-03-01: iPads of March 2013 In March 2012 I decided to go for a month using my iPad as my primary on-the-go device - a month I …

2013-02-26: App.Net goes free. Hopefully not into free-fall. The Twitter-alternative social network known as App.Net (ADN) has gone free, in a way, as of today. …

2013-02-05: The best weather app for Australians: Pocket Weather AU There is no shortage of Weather apps available on iPhone, but few do the job in elegant way, …

2013-01-24: Photographers Rights, Trey Ratcliff and the Sydney Morning Herald Prolific photographer, author of the great book A World in HDR and founder of the Stuck in Customs …

2013-01-21: Calm Before the Party Clovelly New Years Eve Sunset This is the third of a set of images I made at Clovelly Beach in …

2013-01-18: Eve of Grey Clovelly New Years Eve Sunset. This is a monochrome version of a HDR image created from three …

2013-01-16: Shuri Castle Shuri Castle is a reconstruction of the original castle of the king of the Ryukyu Kingdom - an …

2013-01-14: Turning a Blind Eye to Violence Against Women In the Canberra Times, Jenna Price asks why too many men still turn a blind eye or just do nothing …

2013-01-14: A Cold War with China? ⟶ In today’s Australian Financial Review: China rebuffs Australia-US ‘Cold War style’ co-operation …

2013-01-13: New Years Eve at Clovelly Its been way to long since I last published a Photo of the Day. I am going to try to get back on the …

2013-01-10: A scientific approach to shark bite prevention As always, an excellent piece from The Conversation discussing the reality of shark bite prevention …

2013-01-10: Considering the Rumoured Low Cost iPhone Rumours are once again circulating that Apple will launch a cheaper version of iPhone during 2013. …

2013-01-10: Scientific Denialism and the Big Bang theory ⟶ Great piece in The Conversation about Big Bang denial (nothing to do with the TV show) Extraordinary …

2013-01-07: NSW Bushfires and the Fires Near Me NSW app Tomorrow is going to be a very hot day in NSW, with temperatures of 43C predicted right across the …

2013-01-06: The Perils of Automatic Email Signatures Following the brilliant SMBC comic on automatic email signatures, Don Melton wrote: ...including …

2013-01-06: Citizen Science and the Wisdom of Crowds Interesting piece in The Conversation today by John Gollan entitled Citizen science can produce …

2012-12-26: Australian Shark Attacks Its summer, the news is a little light on, so the media begins to focus on shark attacks: Some may …

2012-12-26: War between China vs. USA/Japan? According to an opinion piece in the SMH by Prof Hugh White, war between China and an allied Japan …

2012-12-15: Google Maps for iOS Review: Good but sent me to the wrong place... As I stated when iOS 6 was first released, map data has to work properly because of its intrinsic …

2012-11-07: Karateka Remake Coming Soon to iOS I've always been a bit of a karate geek. OK, a lot of one. Growing up, one of my favourite computer …

2012-11-07: Social Media 2013 Video I've been a fan of Eric Qualman's (T: @equalman) writings and videos on social media for several …

2012-10-15: Adventures in Japan - 21 Years Ago Today Yesterday marked the 21st anniversary of the day that I left Australia as a recent university …

2012-10-05: My Thoughts on Maps Since the release of iOS 6 and iPhone 5, there has been a lot of chatter about maps, in particular, …

2012-08-14: Backups of iCloud Documents in the Cloud I had a scary experience over the last couple of days, which I resolved this morning. I'm working on …

2012-04-04: Shark Extinction A couple of months ago I blogged about Shark Perils, showing a great infographic from Josh Aggars. …

2012-03-19: Writing on the iPad During this month, iPads of March, one of the tasks that I have found brilliantly straightforward …

2012-03-15: Out and About During the iPads of March My iPads of March experience is swimming along nicely, and not only have I not needed to use my …

2012-03-08: New iPad Launch and My Predictions So the launch of the iPad 3 iPad H “new” iPad has come and gone, and we have an exciting …

2012-03-07: My iPad Launch Predictions We’re less than ten hours away from the big iPad 3 iPad HD launch, and considering I am in my …

2012-03-04: The iPads of March I've had an iPad, and an iPad 2 since the day each was launched in Australia. My iPads have been …

2012-02-21: Shark Perils As a keen scuba instructor-trainer, I am a big believer in advocating self defence in our oceanic …

2012-01-17: Great Customer Service from Apple Over the past few years, I will have to admit to becoming quite the Apple fan! I enjoy the …

2011-11-30: First Contact - Documents in the iCloud and iA Writer When Steve Jobs announced iCloud in June, the thing that struck me more than anything else is that …

2011-10-17: iPhone 4S, Siri and The Future I am now clearly an Apple fan, having shelled out money to pre-order an iPhone 4S as soon as the …

2011-07-22: Social Media Revolution 3 Its strange that in 2011 there are still businesses operating with the belief that Social Media …

2011-06-16: Across the Bridge Across the Bridge, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. Bare Island, La Perouse is a beautiful spot …

2011-06-13: Spinecheek Anemonefish Spinecheek Anemonefish, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. The spinecheek anemone fish is one of …

2011-06-12: Cuddling Nudis Cuddling Nudis, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. Its been waaayyyy too long since I posted a Photo …

2011-02-28: Devestated to learn yesterday @agnesmilowka, co-host on @surfaceinterval podcast, died in a tragic …

2011-01-31: Moon Over Vicki-Marie Moon Over Vicki-Marie, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. On a recent trip to Coffs Harbour, I spent …

2011-01-13: Chromodoris lochi and Passenger Chromodoris lochi and Passenger, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. This image was made at North …

2011-01-11: Mudgee Clock Tower Mudgee Clock Tower, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. Mudgee is a town about 4 hours west of …

2011-01-10: Smooth Harbour Waters Smooth Harbour Waters, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. View from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair in …

2011-01-02: Photo of the Week: St Marys at Night St Marys at Night, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney is quite …

2010-11-08: Very cool! RT @AgnesMilowka: Blue magazine interview with female tech divers: bit.ly/cuo47K

2010-10-19: The PLACEBO Principle for UW Photography One of the leading shore dives in Australia is known as Halifax Park, in Nelson Bay just north of …

2010-09-28: The Elbow of the Wall The Elbow of the Wall, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. The wall dropoff at Elbow Point (near Uepi …

2010-09-11: Amazing Footage of Manta Ray Stealing and Returning a Canon 5d Mk II Thanks to PetaPixel for this blogging about this incredible footage of a manta ray swooping in and …

2010-08-27: Beppu Hot Springs Beppu Hot Springs, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. The wonderful city of Beppu on Japan’s …

2010-08-24: Who Me? Who Me?, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. This little fish was found at the Uepi dive site called …

2010-08-11: Schooling Fish at Luaudi Schooling Fish at Luaudi, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. Luaudi (Dinahs Beach) is the dive site …

2010-08-11: Variable Aphelodoris on a Collision Course Variable Aphelodoris on a Collision Course, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. Last weekend Bela and …

2010-08-10: Fisheye Blue Fisheye Blue, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. One of the more common fish seen at many Sydney …

2010-08-09: Forlorn Crocodile Fish Forlorn Crocodile Fish, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. I stumbled across this rather forlorn …

2010-08-08: Kurukuru Wall at Uepi Kurukuru Wall at Uepi, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. Kurukuru is one of the amazing wall dives …

2010-08-07: Uepi Shark Feed Uepi Shark Feed, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. Shark Feeds, like this one at Uepi in the …

2010-08-06: PADI Announces Commitment to Rebreather Training PADI, the world's largest diver training organisation has announced that PADI will be launching …

2010-08-06: Wrasse in the Blue Wrasse in the Blue, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. This colourful wrasse was swimming in a …

2010-08-04: Moorish Idol on the Bottom Of The Channel Moorish Idol on the Bottom Of The Channel, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. I’ve always …

2010-08-04: Ornate Ghost Pipefish at Uepi Ornate Ghost Pipefish at Uepi, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. After my first visit to Uepi back …

2010-08-02: Diver and Sea Fan Diver and Sea Fan, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. As with most of the dive sites at Uepi in the …

2010-08-02: Port Jackson Shark at Oak Park Port Jackson Shark at Oak Park, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond.   This image was made at Oak …

2010-07-31: Regal Angelfish Regal Angelfish, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. The Regal Angelfish, this one found at the Uepi …

2010-07-31: Pygmy Leatherjacket at Shiprock Pygmy Leatherjacket at Shiprock, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. These little fish (Pygmy …

2010-07-28: Chromodoris lochi on the Move Chromodoris lochi on the Move, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond.   This small nudibranch …

2010-07-27: Diver & Elephant Ear Coral Diver & Elephant Ear Coral, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. At Tawali in PNG’s Milne …

2010-07-26: Clown Anemone Fish Clown Anemone Fish, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. Clown anemone fish are one of several species …

2010-07-26: Blue Angels 6 Blue Angels 6, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. In 2008 we visited San Francisco. After our 14 …

2010-07-25: Mandarin Fish on Coral Mandarin Fish on Coral, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. Made at the house reef at Tawali Resort, …

2010-07-23: The Eyes Have It The Eyes Have It, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. The variety of Macro Life around Billy Ghizo …

2010-07-22: Billy Ghizo's Gorgonian Gardens Billy Ghizo’s Gorgonian Gardens, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. Brilliant growth of …

2010-07-22: Skull Cave in PNG's Milne Bay Skull Cave, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. One of the adventures of travel is that you often get …

2010-07-21: Thoughts on HDR Photography As a photographer, how often have you looked at an image after downloading it from the camera (or …

2010-07-20: Swooping Manta Rays Swooping Manta Rays, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. Manta-sizing in Marovo Lagoon, Solomon …

2010-07-19: Sunrise Over Coogee Sunrise Over Coogee, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. Coogee Beach Sunrise 19 July 2010. It was a …

2010-07-18: Nudi Feasting Nudi Feasting, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. Today’s photo of the day was made at Billy …

2010-07-18: Layabout Reimagined Layabout Reimagined, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond.   Layabout was an image I originally …

2010-07-17: Rays of Light Rays of Light, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. This is another image from our trip to Uepi in …

2010-07-15: Fort Impossible Fort Impossible, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. Bare Island Fort, La Perouse was the setting of …

2010-07-14: Calm Beside the Storm Today's photo the day is another image I made during our holiday to Uepi Island Resort in September …

2010-07-14: UwP Mag Issue 55 Now Available Issue 55 of the premier online magazine just for Underwater Photographers - UwPMag - has been …

2010-07-13: Mite on Nudi Action Today's image was also made at Uepi in September 2009, and features a nudibranch (Phyllidia …

2010-07-12: Vertical Wreck Vertical Wreck Originally uploaded by BlueBeyond My photo of the day today is a picture of the …

2010-07-12: Social Media - Its a First Person Thing Our new Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has started tweeting (@JuliaGillard), following on …

2010-07-12: The Underwater Photographer by Martin Edge (4th Edition) Somehow I missed the fact that the fourth edition of my favourite book on UW photography has been …

2010-07-11: Gorgonians at Uepi Point Gorgonians at Uepi Point Originally uploaded by BlueBeyond This image was made at a magical dive …

2010-07-11: Uepi Island Palms Uepi Island Palms, originally uploaded by BlueBeyond. Photo of the Day.  Starting today, my goal is …

2010-05-19: Lost We've been watching Lost, without missing an ep, since we saw the premiere on a trip to the US. Two …

2010-01-19: Brand Trust: Easy Come, Easy Go I was shopping at a Woolworths Supermarket in Sydney recently, looking for a peanut butter that is …

2009-12-23: The Opportunity of Complaints Australian airline Jetstar recently got media attention when a gate attendant apparently acted …

2009-12-16: T-Mobile: A Good Customer Service Experience In November I travelled to the US for DEMA 2009 in Orlando. During a stop over in LA, I signed up …

2009-12-14: Build Walls To Keep Customers Out At the recent DEMA 2009 Show in Orlando I spent a fair amount of time walking the floor of the …

2009-12-11: Customers Do a Banana Split on Westpac One key theme that resounds in customer service is that there is rarely any benefit to be gained …

2009-12-06: Dealing with Complaining Customers I had an experience recently where I had cause to complain about a product to its manufacturer. This …

2009-11-30: The Customer is NOT Always Right, But... There's an old saying in the marketing world that suggests that "the customer is always right". …

2009-11-23: A Song and Dance Experience Is Not A Great Product Experience I was amused to see this Youtube clip (tweeted by @RichardGiles) showing the "spontaneous" breakout …

2009-11-16: The Qantas Premium Economy Experience I recently had a trip to the US to attend the world's premier scuba diving business expo - DEMA Show …

2009-11-16: Des Paroz On The Go Relaunched This blog, Des Paroz On The Go, has existed for many years (since c. 2003) and has had a consistent …

2009-11-16: Beat It Thanks to Josh Bancroft for linking to this.

2009-11-08: Saddened to Hear of the Death of Vic Davies I was saddened to hear of the passing of Vic Davies, former co-host of the long running (and very …

2007-12-07: Mobile Productivity Zen: One Device or Two? As a Palm user since the old PalmPilot Pro days (with a brief escape to Windows Mobile land), I’ve …

2006-12-21: Review: The Underwater Photographer The following review was originally published on my website BlueBeyond.com.au. I’ve decided to move …

2006-12-21: Book Review Inner Game Outdoor Photography The following review was originally published on my website BlueBeyond.com.au. I’ve decided to …

2006-01-19: The Power of 1440 (or The Myth of Time Management) A 2006 post on Pascal Veniers blog made me think a little about a topic that I’ve long considered …

2006-01-11: Favourite Productivity Applications Revisited In May last year, I blogged about my (then) favourite productivity applications. As co-host of the …

2005-06-01: Shu-Ha-Ri and GTD This blog post is a bit of a re-write of a comment I made to the post Fractal Implementation, or, On …

2005-05-31: Action Management vs. Time Management I've had a deep interest in time management for many years now. I've adopted the Priority Manager …

2005-05-27: My Favourite Productivity Applications Well, just thinking about the various productivity applications that I use to support my day-to-day …

2004-04-18: Occam's Razor This entry was created on my old blog, and has been copied over, simply because I think it is still …

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