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Best Albums of 2010s - January 31, 2020 - Blog, Culture, Music

The 2010s were a great decade for music discovery, with Spotify arriving in Australia in 2012 followed by Apple Music a few years later. I haven’t listened to all of them, so this is not exhaustive, but here are the albums I found and loved.

Open Letter to Australian Environmental Editors - January 6, 2020 - Culture

The devastating fires predicted scientifically are clearly linked to climate change. However a potentially larger short-term factor is being consistently overlooked. Mining is a traditional environmental target, however livestock agriculture uses 46 times more water, produces three to five times the emissions, creates a quarter less GDP (it’s 70-80% an export industry), and perhaps most […]

Old Phone Day (aka Apple Christmas) - September 11, 2019 - Blog, Culture, Diary

On what was once the merriest of occasions, I woke to the news of new phones. Although all my gear is now over four years old, I still look forward to this for months, hoping that in the near future, I’ll have the opportunity to upgrade. Such an opportunity has been withheld in recent years, […]

Edifier R1010BT – Great Value Speakers - March 6, 2018 - Culture, Reviews

If you’re an audiophile, you’ve already looked at the price point and decided these aren’t for you, and you’re correct. But for music lovers in general, they might really hit a sweet spot in value, sound, format and looks. Where I see these working well is as an alternative to various portable sound devices, such […]

Stacked - January 10, 2018 - hosted at at www.behance.net - Culture, Graphic

Graphic Art hosted at Behance

Japan in Colour - March 21, 2016 - hosted at at www.flickr.com - Culture, Photography

Revisiting last year’s photos from Japan with experimental post-processing. (Flikr)

Top Photos of 2014 - December 20, 2014 - Blog, Culture, Photography

Today was a good year for creative expression all around, and these photos aren’t any exceptions! I’m also an avid instagrammer… these are my favourites from the year. If you’d like to see more, follow alidark3000. Some of these are SLR shots with a load of post-processing… some are straight iphone snaps. Some are good […]

The Screen - - Culture

I dented my Macbook screen. My loved window to the world. My canvas. My beautiful, expensive retina screen with the perfect colours and great viewing angles. An investment I planned to cherish for years to come. I like my laptop to have battle scars. But not the screen. I went through a few breif stages […]

Chantel - July 16, 2014 - Culture, Works

This was a part of my design study, the final piece after five weeks of life drawing. We were fortunate to be in a course that included emphasis on the basics of drawing.

Customers are Not the Enemy, Right? - July 8, 2014 - Blog, Culture, Marketing, Interactive

This is a larger story I’m crafting out of one little example. For years I’ve been running into this barrier: wanting to improve customer experience for an organisation that doesn’t. For whatever reason, many businesses refuses to empathise with it’s customers at some point. A great expereince can only be provided by a business that […]

Facebook for Professionals - October 14, 2013 - Culture, Marketing

Facebook is becoming a large part of many people’s solcial life. Frankly, many of the people I know are active on the site all day. I turned it all off for a while, but there’s really no staying away from the vortex for me. A friend recently expressed shock and horror at the type of […]

Facebook for Professionals - - Culture, Marketing

Facebook is becoming a large part of many people’s solcial life. Frankly, many of the people I know are active on the site all day. I turned it all off for a while, but there’s really no staying away from the vortex for me. A friend recently expressed shock and horror at the type of […]

Styling and Altering the WordPress Comment Form - June 22, 2013 - Blog, Culture, Design, Web

The comment form has got to be the worst thing about WordPress. Well, it’s quite powerful, I’m sure of that, but that comes at the expense of flexibility. Most of WordPress you can bend to your will with a CSS, HTML and a little PHP – but to get into the files that dictate the […]