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Mar 4, 2024: Prediction: Wedding photography is about to undergo a massive change. The people who hold cameras like Fuji/Sony/Canon/Nikon need to figure out how to …

Mar 1, 2024: I’m fast realising that my only real talent in this world is being the member of the conversation who can provide the comedic exit of the conversation …

Feb 29, 2024: I asked readers of my Aisle Authority daily letter to the best celebrants in the world what they thought about the length of the daily email letter …

Feb 27, 2024: New favourite website: fontreviewjournal.com

Feb 23, 2024: I’m thoroughly convinced that email can be a meaningful method of communication, relationship, community, and entertainment in the future. …

Feb 21, 2024: The CEO of the biggest supermarket chain in Australia is stepping down because no other news media dared question an advertiser. This is the strength …

Feb 20, 2024: Matt Ruby on metadata: “Is metadata really that powerful?” “OK, let’s say there’s a guy who texted a girl 5 times …

Feb 18, 2024: I find reading the news depressing but I still want to get an idea of what’s happening in the local news so I made an AI bot that writes the …

Feb 17, 2024: Hobart sunset - high res download for any Apple Vision Pro users, and direct link to the 360 photo on Panoraven and direct link to the 360 JPEG in …

Feb 15, 2024: Levelling up in nerdom is running your own AI/LLM on your own hardware.

Feb 15, 2024: A unified theory of fucks: The theory goes like so: you are born with so many fucks to give.

Feb 14, 2024: 14 ideas to build and grow a podcast network today I recently had the opportunity to express my interest in a field I’ve never officially worked in, for a company I’d never worked for, in …

Feb 14, 2024: I’ve just found out - through hearing it - that the Disney cruise ship horn blows the tune “When you wish upon a star” in port and now I feel all …

Feb 11, 2024: Tracy Chapman & Luke Combs at the Grammys singing Fast Car

Feb 10, 2024: 10 issues into my new daily letter to the best wedding celebrants in the world, Aisle Authority, and it’s feeling good. Shoutout to my Swede and …

Feb 8, 2024: Seriously

Jan 31, 2024: No-one asked but if I was a wrestler my walk-out music would be In The Shadows by The Rasmus

Jan 31, 2024: For those of us that know Internet Explorer 4.0 was the GOAT, a reflection on the Geocities, marquee rage, dial-up Internet era, the 90s on the web, …

Jan 27, 2024: I’ve written the first seven issues of my new daily email letter for wedding celebrants: Aisle Authority. I’m writing for the North …

Jan 26, 2024: For those of us that know Internet Explorer 4.0 was the GOAT, a reflection on the Geocities, marquee rage, dial-up Internet era, the 90s on the web, …

Jan 24, 2024: Took a peek at a peak across the Remarkables today

Jan 24, 2024: 40 years of the Mac and why I can’t use anything else now By the time I was buying my first Apple Macintosh computer the launch of the Mac in …

Jan 21, 2024: Marketing is actually part of the product. That’s an intangible element of Apple products that is often missed by the Android, Windows, Meta Quest …

Jan 21, 2024: Ben Thompson’s interview podcast with Spike Eskin about radio from 2023 is a really good listen if you have a Stratechery membership.

Jan 21, 2024: a mob of kangaroos

Jan 21, 2024: If every website firewall brought this kind of tease energy I’d be a broke man but journalism would be funded globally.

Jan 21, 2024: I don’t know who needs to hear this, but you can just nominate awesome people around you for an Order of Australia medal on the …

Jan 20, 2024: Ten years on since we filmed the first season of Married At First Sight, nine years on since it aired, and I still get recognised. Just happened in …

Jan 20, 2024: Listen to Really Specific Stories Linking to, sharing, telling people about podcasts is a hard problem to solve. If only because I personally do most of my listening while driving. So …

Jan 20, 2024: Designing the iTunes Music Store: "Refer to the main.psd" This is a really insightful read by Michael Darius behind designing the iTunes Music Store, wrapping up on the video at the end though, really amazing …

Jan 19, 2024: A little life update: we handed the keys for our Gold Coast home back to the landlord yesterday. Today we’re home-less. I’ve just boarded a flight to …

Jan 15, 2024: going to bed with an empty inbox and an audience size of 3 …

Jan 15, 2024: I can’t escape this idea of what ‘taste’ is, as discussed on the Ezra Klein show. I like to think about taste not as something that’s not just about …

Jan 15, 2024: Surely, and please give me grace if this isn’t the case, surely the people really upset about not being able to buy new Chinese manufactured cheap …

Jan 15, 2024: The Farnham Street email: A different take on what makes us feel so busy, stressed, and anxious. As a rule, the larger your surface area, the more …

Jan 14, 2024: I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world, this makes it difficult to plan the day. — E. B. …

Jan 12, 2024: How it started, and how it finished

Jan 9, 2024: Flashback Camera, some first thoughts A Brisbane based crew have delivered on their Kickstarter promise to deliver a “camera for the small moments”, the Flashback Camera. …

Jan 9, 2024: Disappointed this hasn’t come to pass yet

Jan 8, 2024: This article on “Afrofuturism” is so interesting, so I’ll lead with the end: The fate of humanity in the 21st century and beyond …

Jan 7, 2024: I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her …

Jan 5, 2024: Drove the 90 minutes from Exmouth to photograph the sunset in Coral Bay this afternoon and also see the couple I’m marrying this weekend, and …

Jan 2, 2024: When I’m president I’m going to classify printers as terrorists

Jan 2, 2024: Digital incompetency truly will be the swan song of the people of the 2020s.

Dec 22, 2023: “The information you consume each day is the soil from which your future thoughts are grown.” – James Clear

Dec 14, 2023: I wrote this eight years ago on Facebook. I think it’s more valid today plus I want to preserve it on my blog: With all of our books, albums, …

Dec 5, 2023: My app defaults 📨 Mail Client - Mail.app 📮 Mail Server - Fastmail 📝 Notes - Drafts/Obsidian ✅ To-Do - Reminders.app 📷 iPhone Photo Shooting - Camera.app 🟦 Photo …

Nov 28, 2023: Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nov 22, 2023: Nassim Nicholas Taleb: I am, at the Fed level, libertarian; at the state level, Republican; at the local level, Democrat; and at the family and …

Nov 21, 2023: You normally have to be bashed about a bit by life to see the point of daffodils, sunsets and uneventful nice days. – Alain de Botton

Nov 13, 2023: It’s amazing how close Google is to upsetting the iMessage monopoly and I’m betting they’ll let go of the opportunity. I’ve …

Nov 10, 2023: The hardest thing about being a wedding celebrant is figuring out the right balance of smiley faces, exclamation marks, or periods, to end sentences …

Nov 10, 2023: You know, it’s super fun and easy to take a pot shot at the Humane AI Pin, but put your hesitations aside and 1) watch the video and tell me it’s not …

Nov 9, 2023: Watch out guys, the police have installed new air drumming detection cameras and if you actually can’t play drums or if you’re out of time …

Nov 8, 2023: Answering the most common question I get asked, “Do you travel for weddings?”

Nov 8, 2023: This is so fascinating, CT scans of real AirPods versus the fake ripoff AirPods

Nov 7, 2023: Sorry I missed your text, I’m currently being force-fed all of the information about the entirety of the existence of the human race, past, …

Nov 6, 2023: Old people/nerds like me: Do you have memories, or photos, of the computer software and shareware kiosks from the mid-90s in Australia. I remember …

Oct 28, 2023: the more you K-sound now

Oct 22, 2023: We celebrated my moon girl’s fifth birthday today and without doubt I have so much love for everyone that loves and celebrates her, but I wanted …

Oct 19, 2023: This musical tribute to the #SydneyOperaHouse by Tim Minchin and crew is the best thing on the internet today

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Oct 12, 2023: In my dream last night I had to explain the “bah-lark-eh” substitute teacher joke from Key and Peele to a wedding guest named Blake. So I guess …

Oct 11, 2023: I love how at no point is the world left wondering what Ziggy Stardust did and if he was good at it

Oct 10, 2023: GM - how people apparently say good morning on social media where - globally speaking - there is no real morning or night or day. GM - me, thinking …

Oct 5, 2023: Here to help

Sep 24, 2023: Monthly photography revenue: $5 Monthly photography audience: 9 million across Unsplash and Pexels.

Sep 17, 2023: Can someone check on Mark Di Stefano? Surely the trust fund babies have a price on his head now?

Sep 15, 2023: There’s a lot said about how we Aussies are more divided and alone than we ever have been in this country. But when I see multiple cars across lanes …

Sep 14, 2023: Show me a more “Aussie” Aussie, than this legit Aussie legend. I’ll wait.

Sep 11, 2023: I have a confession to make: I’ve built an Australian news website that is purely created by large language models. It’s autonomous and although I can …

Sep 11, 2023: Hoo roo, Uluru, am I even supposed to be here? Uluru is such an icon. Its simple beautiful existence is one of my earliest memories, reading about it in encyclopaedias or National Geographic and …

Sep 11, 2023: Flying into Sydney over the Blue Mountains from Uluru this afternoon was a visual treat

Sep 11, 2023: Two Google conspiracy theories proven true today: 1: Google Chrome tracks and shares your web browsing for advertising purposes: Chrome now directly …

Sep 11, 2023: Podcast recommendation for the media, podcasting, and tech nerds in my circles: Really Specific Stories. It’s by @martinfeld of @HemisphericViews on …

Sep 11, 2023: Shane Parrish on playing the long game: Every action is a step toward the short game or the long game. You can’t opt out, and you can’t play a …

Sep 10, 2023: Duelling Retro Roos sighting

Sep 9, 2023: Books hold most of the secrets of the world, most of the thoughts that men and women have had. And when you are reading a book, you and the author are …

Sep 7, 2023: Most of us, me included, can barely think past the next three minutes. We operate in this fear of lack, lack of good or sleep or money, that …

Sep 5, 2023: I’ve driven 737km today, I have 93 left, and I just want to say there needs to be a royal commission into the state of servo food in this once great …

Sep 5, 2023: I often wonder if Lin-Manuel Miranda is working on a Peggy spin-off

Sep 5, 2023: Many thanks to the airline gods for offering up a new CEO for our national flights of Australia for make benefit glorious nation of Qantastralia! May …

Sep 5, 2023: Guy who’s not the sharpest tool in the shed gets rolled by the world The lead singer responsible for bringing this century its greatest motivational pop/ska punk/power pop song, All Star, has passed away. Pitchfork: …

Sep 3, 2023: For sale: Leica Z2X vintage point and shoot film camera Selling my beloved vintage Leica Z2X 35mm film camera for $700 AUD. I bought it in Paris but I’d like to step up to a bigger film camera. The …

Sep 1, 2023: Can anyone I know remember the name of the modern web browser for MacOS System 9? I don’t know why this matters to me so much but I need to …

Aug 30, 2023: I’m a part of the Hobart wedding trail coming up in a few weeks. I’m expecting a great crowd to fly down and come and jump on a bus or …

Aug 29, 2023: You’re never going to guess who Nouba interviewed.

Aug 29, 2023: I’m guest editing The Sizzle today. Apologies for any banana peel in the email.

Aug 28, 2023: I’m the guest on the most recent episode of Polka Dot Wedding’s Feel Good Wedding Podcast. My audio recording isn’t great because it …

Aug 27, 2023: YouTube bringing that dad energy

Aug 25, 2023: Death to paper straws

Aug 25, 2023: Home

Aug 19, 2023: Can confirm, hearing the instrumental “Still Call Australia Home” as you’re settling in your seat as everyone boards, tickles an emotional muscle.

Aug 19, 2023: I’m in the Qantas Singapore Lounge and the waiter poured me a glass of Shiraz, a 2020 from South Australia, on the left. I make the joke, “2020, not a …

Aug 19, 2023: Frames from Singapore

Aug 19, 2023: Four year old just now at our Singapore hotel as we’re getting ready to go to Singapre airport: I don’t want to eat here, I want to eat at …

Aug 18, 2023: Luna calls cable cars “plane trains” and honestly, that’s a much better name.

Aug 16, 2023: When we took the kids overseas everyone told us to make sure we look after them …

Aug 16, 2023: Hello, Qantas my old friend

Aug 15, 2023: Entering the Paul Kelly stage of our Europe adventure … Arriverderci, au revoir, aufwiedersen, hasta la vista. Yeah, every fucking city’s just …

Aug 15, 2023: We’re packing and getting ready for our homeward journey tonight in Paris. We’ve got three flights left, and the longest ones just earned …

Aug 15, 2023: Michael A. Fletcher reports for ESPN that the real life story behind the Sandra Bullock movie, The Blind Side, was based on a lie. Retired NFL star …

Aug 15, 2023: I walked out of the house this morning and a man was urinating onto the street, facing in my direction, two metres away. I called out that he was …

Aug 15, 2023: Richard Rohr in Things Hidden: It is amazing how religion has turned this biblical idea of faith around to mean its exact opposite: into a tradition …

Aug 13, 2023: We have 48 hours left in Paris. I’m I’m curious what your one awesome thing to do, see, eat, or photograph in Paris. We travel slow, …

Aug 13, 2023: I think I’ve spent too much time in Paris this year. I just got into an argument with another dad about which Parisian playground is the best one. The …

Aug 13, 2023: Bearly made it home last night

Aug 12, 2023: Another chapter in the ever-growing story of how I interact with, and use, social media: I wrote a little while ago about choosing two social …

Aug 12, 2023: Just a couple of Australians having a French win. Frame from last night in Paris with yours truly.

Aug 12, 2023: Will the Australian government send in an SAS extraction group to save Britt, the girls, and I when France loses to the Matildas in the World Cup …

Aug 12, 2023: Did some A-grade marrying in the rain in Paris today

Aug 12, 2023: A Modest Proposal; For preventing the children of poor people in Ireland, from being a burden on their parents or country, and for making them …

Aug 12, 2023: I’d forgotten how nice Facebook Paper was. What was the last great UX you experienced?

Aug 12, 2023: My daily steps over the past seven months

Aug 11, 2023: I think it’s beautiful that the one thing that binds us together as a global community, regardless of colour of skin, religion, where we were …

Aug 11, 2023: Resume the conversation

Aug 11, 2023: My only regret from my radio career is that I never once said, whilst on air, the line that inspired my career: Tank fly, boss walk, jam …

Aug 10, 2023: An element of the wedding industry which offends so many inside and out, the part that eventually pushes many insiders out and back into the normal …

Aug 10, 2023: Sari Azout’s “letter to a friend who is thinking of starting something new” is beautiful. As Sari subtitles it, ‘if you are …

Aug 10, 2023: Colonel Sanders and the sadness in scaling businesses Mimi Sheraton in the New York Times in 1976 telling the story of walking into a KFC with Colonel Harland Sanders: You’re frying for 12 …

Aug 10, 2023: Tess McClure in The Guardian reports on Pak ‘n’ Save’s mealbot: A New Zealand supermarket experimenting with using AI to generate …

Aug 9, 2023: After two months in London, across regional Austria, Liechtenstein, regional Italy, Puglia, and Tuscany, it is so refreshing for my soul to be walking …

Aug 8, 2023: Why do airlines communicate a flight’s departure time instead of a “be at the gate” time? Every airport and every airline has …

Aug 8, 2023: Pro tip for flying out of Vienna Airport: you walk past a Starbucks before check-in, and you think, “awesome, a not-Austrian coffee! If there’s …

Aug 8, 2023: Over the weekend I wrote a piece about the fluff coming out of commercial radio in Australia, referencing my own time in a commercial radio station in …

Aug 8, 2023: Driving from Siena, Italy, to Graz, Austria, today Goldie and I were looking for somewhere to stop for lunch and we decided on this place named after …

Aug 7, 2023: Commercial radio isn't "booming", it's barely paying the minimum wage The PR-wing of the commercial radio community in Australia is getting everyone excited about a new report - that they commissioned and is weirdly in …

Aug 6, 2023: Not everything is forever. Some things are just internet onions. This website, the-life-and-death-of-an-internet-onion.com, will live from July 26th …

Aug 6, 2023: Things I can remember: ✅ My couple’s names in a wedding ceremony ❎ Which of my children has which name ❎ My credit card PIN ❎ How old I am? ❎ …

Aug 6, 2023: Father of the bride yesterday asked me who’s father I was. I’m now that old.

Aug 6, 2023: This is your annual reminder that there is a pager emoji 📟 please don’t forget to use the emoji for all of your pager-themed conversations.

Aug 6, 2023: My favourite part of the wedding ceremony is when we show each other our best memes

Aug 6, 2023: Things I learned today: When you drive many kilometres past beautiful sunflower fields in Tuscany full of big and ripe sunflowers ready to be in a …

Aug 6, 2023: I wonder if Mariah Carey ever regretted collaborating with Ol’ Dirty Bastard?

Aug 5, 2023: Adi Ignatius inteviewing Karim Lakhani for the Harvard Business Review: Just as the internet has drastically lowered the cost of information …

Aug 5, 2023: Two applications I used daily in the 90s/2000s but don’t exist today and I haven’t sufficiently found replacements for are MS Money and MS Access. …

Aug 5, 2023: For couples that book my David Copperfield package I do a cool magic trick and make your guests disappear. Take & Leanna this afternoon in …

Aug 3, 2023: WinRAR

Aug 3, 2023: Three years ago today I called for a new Saint to be named in Melbourne. turns out Aussies are super compliant and boring so nothing happened. Saint …

Aug 3, 2023: Jake Meador in The Misunderstood Reason Millions of Americans Stopped Going to Church in The Atlantic: Contemporary America simply isn’t set up to …

Aug 2, 2023: I love my email. Not because I love my email but because due to the swings and round-a-bouts of modern life needing email, and because writers and …

Aug 2, 2023: I was today years old when I learned that the word ‘homographic’ didn’t mean what my brain assumed it meant. homograph - noun each …

Aug 2, 2023: 50 years of …. celibacy

Aug 2, 2023: Doing God’s work over here, keeping the Gold Coast honest about it’s Super Mario koala

Aug 1, 2023: I don’t know who needs to hear this, but the All Saints sung, “flexing vocabulary runs through my head”. Not, “sex and the …

Aug 1, 2023: 📷🇮🇹 Siena, Tuscany

Aug 1, 2023: For an interesting NASA and Apple-related fall down a rabbit hole, start with the origin of the name of “The Whole Earth Catalog” in 1966, …

Aug 1, 2023: I, for one, welcome our new British open web overlords The BBC has embraced ActivityPub, nice work @[email protected]! I’ve always thought that the long term advantage from a commercial and brand …

Jul 31, 2023: Tuscany for a week or so

Jul 31, 2023: Look, all I want to do with my life is make enough money so I can afford to buy Yahoo! which owns AOL which owns Netscape so I can once more have a …

Jul 30, 2023: Shane Parrish on fs.blog with, Hanlon’s Razor: Not Everyone is Out to Get You, is such an encouraging read today. I was only thinking about how we …

Jul 29, 2023: Years from now the people of Puglia will still talk of the strange man who came from the land down under, where women glow and the men have takeaway …

Jul 29, 2023: Imagine your audience are the stupidest people alive About 20 years ago, somewhere early 2003 from memory, I learned the most important lesson I’d ever been taught in broadcasting and business, …

Jul 29, 2023: I reinstalled the Twitter app when X first appeared just so I could experience this firsthand, in the flesh

Jul 29, 2023: Opportunity cost and Eggs Benedict Leaving Puglia today and I’m struck by the thought, after having experienced about thirty different international communities and societies over the …

Jul 29, 2023: 11:27pm Italy time and I’ve been slogging away for hours at the stupidest CSS thing that changed in the most recent version of the Shopify code. …

Jul 28, 2023: A MacBook with a turntable instead of a keyboard? Shut up and take my money, DJ.

Jul 28, 2023: ABC Radio National’s Andrew West interviewing Ian Buruma on in The religious and spiritual ethics of wokeness: It’s when a movement to …

Jul 27, 2023: Update on the book writing: I wrote a lot and I thought it was ok, I ran it past some friends and it wasn’t as good as I thought, and on further …

Jul 27, 2023: A photographer at the water park we were just at asked a family to say “Mozzarella” because I guess formaggio doesn’t make a smile?

Jul 27, 2023: In Western Australia yesterday

Jul 27, 2023: Amanda Holpuch in the New York Times in June 2023: South Koreans became a year or two younger on Wednesday after a law standardizing the way the …

Jul 27, 2023: The deeper I traverse into life on Planet Earth, into fatherhood, business, weddings, photography, and friendship I am ever further interested in art, …

Jul 27, 2023: Uluṟu, that beautiful monolith that captures the very essence of Australia. It’s my favourite place in Australia. This iconic natural wonder is …

Jul 27, 2023: Reed Albergotti in Semafor Technology: Meta, Microsoft, Amazon, and the navigation company TomTom released a free mapping dataset in a bid to compete …

Jul 27, 2023: Keith Richards, April 1962: Mick (Jagger) is the greatest R&B singer this side of the Atlantic and I don’t mean maybe.

Jul 27, 2023: I’ve been having problems for years where my iPhone would have no space left, yet seemingly actually have space left. I’ve always felt …

Jul 27, 2023: 📷🇮🇹🏊🏼 Luna looking like she’s not having fun in the water when she’s truly having a ball.

Jul 26, 2023: Lefineder: The English, said Sir John Fortescue (c. 1470), “drink no water, unless at certain times upon religious score, or by way of doing …

Jul 26, 2023: Do I get my eye scanned by Worldcoin when I’m in Paris in two weeks or do I just share my genitalia size here in public instead?

Jul 26, 2023: Anthony Agius in The Sizzle The ATO is cool with scammers ripping off $557m in MyGov identity fraud. A whopping $557m has been stolen off the ATO and …

Jul 26, 2023: Six years of making photos and droning Reflecting on Matt Mullenweg ten years ago reflecting on Steve Jobs/Apple’s courage to release products, I’ve been on an early morning …

Jul 26, 2023: Matt Mullenweg on Apple and 1.0 products back in 2010: Many entrepreneurs idolize Steve Jobs. He’s such a perfectionist, they say. Nothing leaves the …

Jul 26, 2023: This has rocked my day. Re is its own word. It’s not short for regarding.

Jul 26, 2023: ✈️ Flighty 3 is a private frequent flyers social network! One of my most-used and favourite apps is Flighty, and they’ve just announced a new version that’s basically a frequent flyer’s …

Jul 25, 2023: Imagine being the butt of this line in a news report “The launch of the eye-scanning cryptocurrency project Worldcoin” and you’re …

Jul 25, 2023: Matt Levine on “Leon Smuk”, from X: I guess my question is, what was he paying for? Musk didn’t want Twitter for its employees (whom he …

Jul 25, 2023: I’m looking for an erratic egotistical billionaire to trust my savings and family’s future to, if you can recommend anyone, slip into my …

Jul 25, 2023: Scissor me on parenting In a story on the book ‘Welcome to Sex’, Amy Remeikis writes in The Guardian: The response to a sex education and consent book which was …

Jul 25, 2023: 📷🇮🇹 Our last Monday in Puglia

Jul 25, 2023: 📚 After backing and reading Renai Le May’s The Frustrated State it felt like Australian governments had completed, achieved the highest level of …

Jul 25, 2023: When people talk about how the 80s were better I want to remind them that there was a character on TV whose name was Gordon Shumway, called himself …

Jul 25, 2023: This is terrible branding, design, and UX. How am I going to remember where to go to be an insufferable prick now?

Jul 25, 2023: Thirteen eggs, four pregnancies, six years, and two children ago I shared this on Facebook six years ago, on July 24, 2017: Something you probably don’t realise when you ask me to be your celebrant is that in …

Jul 24, 2023: Michael Bierut: No one will remember that it was on time, everyone will remember that it was bad.

Jul 24, 2023: Starting to feel a little bit alone over here in Italy. Trying to get some Aussie work done and it looks like Telstra cuts you off from WiFi calling …

Jul 24, 2023: A birds eye view of Martina Franca, in southern Puglia, where we’ve been hanging out this month. In these photos, happening at the same time, is …

Jul 24, 2023: Enshittification reaches the wedding industry, revealing The Knot to be rotten Three former employees of The Knot have blown thy whitsle. Jennifer Croom Davidson, former Global Fashion Director; Rachel LaFera, former Director of …

Jul 23, 2023: I’ve just finished reading Burn-In: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution by P. W. Singer, recommended by my favourite Cybersecurity Guard, …

Jul 23, 2023: This is Luna, pitching you her idea for her new TV show. If you are a TV producer, Luna would like to sit down and talk about you buying the rights to …

Jul 23, 2023: Love will save the day

Jul 23, 2023: 📷🇮🇹🚁 Fifteen of Monopoli’s best from my Mavic in Puglia yesterday

Jul 23, 2023: 📷🇮🇹🏖️ Torre Canne, Puglia

Jul 22, 2023: One day we’ll have to explain to our grandkids that we all dressed daggy now because of Elon Musk.

Jul 22, 2023: Big news crew, new gender droppin

Jul 22, 2023: Doing the right thing is always the right thing If you're interested in learning more about Tony Bennett's activism, take a look at this story from …

Jul 22, 2023: ⛪️ I did it, I finally did it. I crucified the sun. … and other photos from the sunset over Monopoli, Puglia, this afternoon 📷🌇🇮🇹

Jul 21, 2023: This might be a silly question for an old nerd to ask, but for those that know the answer, why is the book he famously write in prison, ‘The …

Jul 21, 2023: Derek Sivers in The past is not true: Aim a laser pointer at the moon, then move your hand the tiniest bit, and it’ll move a thousand miles at the …

Jul 20, 2023: No matter how hard they try, the modern web can’t escape Wordpress.

Jul 20, 2023: 📷🇮🇹🏖️ Family day at the beach at Cala Maka. The beach is apparently/allegedly called Torre Canne Nord Prima della Casa Grigia, which translated from …

Jul 20, 2023: I shared these words from Craig Mod a year ago today. But since then we made the choice to uproot our life in Australia, move to Mexico, then leave …

Jul 19, 2023: 🗺️ Where’s Josh’o? An update Just going on the record for everyone who asks where we are, where we’re living now, and if we’re ever coming home to Australia: we’re in Italy then …

Jul 19, 2023: I think this would be an awesome idea: a mashup of a reddit-like voting system with events calendar and geotagging plus some Atlas Obscura. Basically …

Jul 19, 2023: Will the 2026 Commonwealth Games, originally supposed to be in Victoria, Australia, be the first ones to test the “Vancouver should be the …

Jul 19, 2023: 📷🇮🇹 40 degrees celsius today in Martina Franca, but the second you step into the shade the temperature drops about fifteen of those bad boy degrees.

Jul 19, 2023: Thought I would check on the two-year-old before going to bed …

Jul 19, 2023: A Declaration of the Interdependence of Cyberspace: Closed Fiefdoms of the platform world, you weary giants of stocks and small talk, I come from the …

Jul 19, 2023: Apparently, it’s wise to let people know you have things available if you indeed do have things available … which I have neglected to do …

Jul 19, 2023: I really like the tiny awards

Jul 19, 2023: Much gratitude to @Mtt for designing a really nice and extremely useful Micro.Blog theme in Tiny Theme. I woke up this morning with a blog refresh on …

Jul 19, 2023: I feel like not a day goes by that I don’t witness an even more Italian thing than I had witnessed previously. Today’s most Italian thing I’ve ever …

Jul 19, 2023: It’s always easy to differentiate Italians and tourists on the streets of Puglia. Italians are in the street yelling at each other, tourists are in …

Jul 18, 2023:

📷🇮🇹 Alberobello, Puglia

Jul 18, 2023: Looks like Canon is doing five blades

Jul 17, 2023: Aliens have come to Australia. When they ask for our leader, who do we call? Chuck, Albo, Sandilands, or Murdoch?

Jul 17, 2023:

📷🇮🇹 Polignano a Mare, Puglia

Jul 16, 2023: Wild times back in the forties

Jul 16, 2023: Diver

Jul 16, 2023: Swimming in the ocean and in ocean caves with your four year old is a workout right?

Jul 15, 2023: This week ahead sees the Australian celebrancy movement celebrate its 50th anniversary. 50 years ago 0% of Australian weddings were lead by a civil …

Jul 15, 2023: I sure hope these peeps who make somewhere between $150,000 USD to multiple millions a year are going to be financially ok through this strike.

Jul 15, 2023: If I can be really frank, does anyone else “have parents” but honestly really doesn’t have parents relationally/socially/spiritually and when you have …

Jul 15, 2023: Italian kids get way more realistic puzzles than Aussie kids

Jul 15, 2023: The most terrifying thing I’ve seen in Italy so far was ten Italian youths aged around 12 years old loudly chanting “gay!” and aggressively geaturing …

Jul 14, 2023: My favourite/least-favourite thing to do when travelling Italy is go to these million year old classical Italian osterias (restaurants) run by the …

Jul 14, 2023: Does anyone else have weird iPhone storage glitches? I’ve had this problem for the last maybe 4-5 years where my iPhone doesn’t actually …

Jul 14, 2023: The most fascinating, whilst also overwhelming, experience in travel, especially when you undertake it for more than a weekend is …

Jul 12, 2023: I think I just accidentally haggled with a vendor in an Italian street market. I thought the fruit cost less than five euros, I gave him five euro., …

Jul 12, 2023: When I first went into self-employment over a decade ago now I set up templates for common or transactional emails and I was always aware that I …

Jul 12, 2023: You’ve heard the phrase “Content is King”, coined by Sumner Redstone - the old rich white person behind CBS, Viacom, Paramount, MTV, …

Jul 11, 2023: 15 years of the Apple App Store and my first purchases are realllll nerdy

Jul 11, 2023: I’ve been featured in all the great newspapers around the world, the New York Times was one of the coolest. But none felt as good as having one of my …

Jul 11, 2023: Why the rush to 5G? On a per user basis, a 5G network is cheaper to operate than a 4G one. The technology is easier to maintain and more reliable. …

Jul 11, 2023: Jiddu Krishnamurti: The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.

Jul 11, 2023: “For everything there is a place but that of wonders is just a little more hidden…”

Jul 11, 2023: 📷🇮🇹 We went for a drive to the little village of Ostuni today and unknowingly stumbled upon a Dolce & Gabbana fashion show. We didn’t stick around …

Jul 10, 2023: 📷🇮🇹 Sunday frames from Martina Franca, Puglia, Italy

Jul 10, 2023: Threads, compared to Mastodon and BlueSky, is the difference between an idea and a product. When Steve Jobs saw the graphical user interface with a …

Jul 10, 2023: Apple Photos face detection software needs a “tell me the date and location of that photo” button when asking which of your daughters it …

Jul 10, 2023: Programmed a Zapier zap to get ChatGPT to reply to my website wedding enquiries with an email and a text message in the form of our deceased cat …

Jul 9, 2023: Pretty much me

Jul 8, 2023: Can I share a weird thing that has haunted me for over a decade now? Yoko Ono followed me on Twitter 10 years ago and I forgot to follow her back. Has …

Jul 8, 2023: PJ Vogt’s new podcast helps me feel better about my deep desire to drink coffee mid-flight. Do you drink airline coffee?

Jul 8, 2023: One of my great loves in this world is the format and medium of audio storytelling. First radio, then podcasting, it’s one of the most beautiful …

Jul 7, 2023: The girls say they’ll catch us dinner tonight. I’m googling pizzerias.

Jul 7, 2023: I think about the Malcolm Gladwell book ‘Talking to Strangers’ every day We think we can easily see into the hearts of others based on the flimsiest …

Jul 7, 2023: My day job is to stand in between people on their wedding day and make them smile then kiss. It’s not a bad gig tbh. Yesterday in Puglia, Italy, with …

Jul 7, 2023: Cory Doctorow was on the ABC talking about enshittification and it was beautiful. Must listen audio/radio.

Jul 7, 2023: Advice I read recently said “Social networks: choose two” and I can’t drop the feeling that it’s quite sage. In the overwhelm …

Jul 7, 2023: The shining light in the rubbish pile that is Twitter is the @HelpfulNotes service. There is so much misinformation out there, so many people so keen …

Jul 7, 2023: Social media tier list - July 6, 2023, update 🎂 This is the official tier list of social networks, all of them, from the beginning of time to July 6, 2023. This list is not to be questioned and is …

Jul 6, 2023: 🧵

Jul 6, 2023: Normalise back to work after a sabbatical photos

Jul 6, 2023: First day back at work photos

Jul 5, 2023: After being on sabbatical for almost seven months I’m creating a marriage ceremony today. I don’t think I’ve ever had a break from my day job for this …

Jul 5, 2023: 🏖️ Tuesday at Spiaggia Lido Silvana, Puglia, Italy

Jul 4, 2023: Threads, a thread 🧵 Decentralisocial networks are cool, but you know what’s also cool? Talking to your existing friends group, and having your content enjoyed by …

Jul 4, 2023: Happy America Day

Jul 4, 2023: We’ve been in more Airbnb’s this last year than most people, about 35 so far I think. Most hosts mention either in person, or in their …

Jul 4, 2023: Remember when we’d suffix names with 2000 to make them feel cool and modern?

Jul 4, 2023: 2023: when everything has to mean something. Taylor Swift touring somewhere or not touring somewhere being a political move is wild. She’s not …

Jul 3, 2023: If anyone’s forgotten their password recently I can pick you up a new one when this store opens later today

Jul 3, 2023: Italian supermarkets: two aisles worth of pasta, but no rolled oats

Jul 3, 2023: Sunday in Puglia

Jul 3, 2023: My new Kobo is better than my old Kindle, but barely 📚 I’ve owned and used a Kindle for over a decade, it had been my favourite gadget for so long. But over the years I started to realise that …

Jul 2, 2023: Looking for fiction book recommendations. Give me the name and why you think I’ll like it.

Jul 2, 2023: Hey Siri, prepare an edit of the Richmond FC players singing So Long, Farewell to Elon Musk.

Jul 2, 2023: New month, new locale. Hello, Martina Franca, Puglia.

Jul 1, 2023: Temple of Valadier: Refuge for sinners Over 1000 years old, this sanctuary in Genga’s Frasassi Caves was intended to be a refuge from sinners, but when you see it from a sky, it looks …

Jul 1, 2023: Rate my desk (June 2023 edition) For the past ten months, my and my family’s non-clothing and non-toiletries life has completely lived inside a Think Tank camera bag and it will …

Jun 30, 2023: Is the future of TV, radio? Or the future of radio is TV? Either way, it’s almost 7pm and this is what Italians are watching on TV?

Jun 29, 2023: The number one indicator that you’re an old dad is when your cables and leads company emails “Let’s Catch Up!” and “We …

Jun 29, 2023: My (IMHO aweome) international travel charging situation As a family we travel with a MacBook Pro, iPad mini, two iPhones, Apple Watch, and a series of things that require either USB-A, USB-C, or micro USB …

Jun 28, 2023: Tonight we sojourn at the Tavignano Estate in Cingoli, Italy.

Jun 27, 2023: Apple Vision has been 'in development' for 28 years Tim Cook once said that “we are high on AR for the long run” and it’s true, for 28 years Apple - and the rest of the tech industry - …

Jun 26, 2023: Was just driving and stopped at a red traffic light in a small Italian village and a civilian car drives up being me, looks around, and just overtakes …

Jun 26, 2023: South Carolina, you go grrl

Jun 26, 2023: Does Apple Vision mean 360 content is finally going to have its moment? I’ve been playing around with 360 content for over seven years ago now and I have a few questions about where Apple is going to take the format. …

Jun 25, 2023: I just want to go on the record for being totally cool and not scared at all by the demonic kitten sound coming from the vineyard outside our Airbnb …

Jun 25, 2023: Apple Reminders in iOS 17 is finally getting pretty useful

Jun 25, 2023: How Italians know whether to walk around shirtless or not

Jun 25, 2023: Our Italian Airbnb’s TV made me feel all nostalgic

Jun 24, 2023: I’m back baby! Listening to an investor on a podcast today reminded me of how and why I do what I do. He was talking about advice that he had been …

Jun 24, 2023: Is there an AI tool around yet to help manage customer journeys? New client comes in, and the AI can take that journey on the pre-set rails we decide …

Jun 24, 2023: Made our way into Italy today and caught the sun at it’s grandest, just before it goes to sleep.

Jun 23, 2023: I accidentally installed the developer beta of iOS 17. It’s mostly fine with a handful of annoying bugs you’d expect to see three months away from …

Jun 23, 2023: Whenever someone sees a photo of mine and asks me what iPhone I used my 25kg full ThinkTank camera bag weeps.

Jun 23, 2023: The thing that’s extremely visible throughout Europe is that there was a time that buildings weren’t just built but they were created, and created …

Jun 23, 2023: A 360 view of the sunset on our last night in Liechtenstein from the Fürstin-Gina-Weg, or in English, Princess Gina memorial trail on the Sareis …

Jun 22, 2023: Snuck over the border to Switzerland to watch the sun set today

Jun 22, 2023: Striking images at the Lichtenstein national museum of a medieval Liechtensteiner teenager using his early-model iPhone

Jun 22, 2023: Weirdest thing I’ve seen in Liechtenstein award goes to …

Jun 22, 2023: How all men bathe

Jun 22, 2023: Hey, Europe. Why?

Jun 21, 2023: Despite being 450km from an ocean or sea, summer has hit Lichtenstein and the country’s beach is open!

Jun 21, 2023: It’s normally pretty hard to try and fit an entire nation in one photo. It’s a little bit easier if you’re making a 360 panoramic …

Jun 21, 2023: Showed the kids what the early iPhones looked like at the Liechtenstein National Museum

Jun 21, 2023: Can you spot which country FIFA left off the list of countries that play football/soccer in the FIFA exhibit at the Lichtenstein national museum?

Jun 21, 2023: I have a confession to make. I didn’t know “The Alps” were a thing. I thought people referred to “the alps” when they …

Jun 21, 2023: You should not open a door and see someone pooping. Srsly.

Jun 20, 2023: From the University of Berkshire Hathaway by Daniel Pecaut, Corey Wrenn: Buffett also shared some of his classic bits of wisdom about growing wealth. …

Jun 20, 2023: AI and I just published a children's book: The Mountain Princess About three hours ago I was putting my daughter to bed and thought it would be cute to have ChatGPT write a fairytale about Luna and where we’re …

Jun 18, 2023: Lichtenstein 3D One of my childhood happy memories was receiving gifts from my Aunty Tracey who lived in Lichtenstein. She was always sending Liechtenstein …

Jun 17, 2023: Be curious, not judgmental. – Walt Whitman

Jun 17, 2023: From Apple IIe to AI: Embrace the Wave or Risk Irrelevance I vividly remember all of my earliest computer experiences. I remember borrowing computer magazines from the school library that contained basic code, …

Jun 17, 2023: I’ll always remember the day I met the late Gold Coast Mayor, Ron Clarke, and he called me Red Dog for no apparent reason.

Jun 17, 2023: In 2012 I was newly married. Britt and I had decided to take our wedding business somewhere bigger than 1-2 weddings a year, so we started marketing …

Jun 17, 2023: The fascinating story of Castle Itter and the last European WWII battle Driving across Austria this week we’ve seen plenty of castles, we even stayed in one, and every sighting of one is pretty special. There’s …

Jun 17, 2023: We’re taking the girls to one of the smallest countries in the world tomorrow, somewhere I’ve known about since I was a very young boy. My …

Jun 17, 2023: Retiring now

Jun 17, 2023: It’s so pleasurable to read lovely and persuasive writing like this

Jun 17, 2023: I know that we have ye olde internet, but I think I’d still like to have a physical encyclopaedia at home for our kids. Check out this Ars …

Jun 16, 2023: Watched the sun set into Germany across the German/Austrian border tonight.

Jun 15, 2023: There’s no kangaroos in Austria. You know what’s funny about our time in Austria is that I knew nothing about the country a few weeks ago, my main …

Jun 15, 2023: Travelling with children advice I was asked recently about advice for travelling with young children. My family including our now 4.5 and 2 year olds, left home almost a year ago and …

Jun 14, 2023: Cuddling Goldie after a late night diaper change and I was contemplating how she and Luna have slept under almost 37 roofs since we left home in …

Jun 14, 2023: Driving through Mondsee (Moon Lake)

Jun 14, 2023: Blue skies and tailwinds makes for a good day in the office/Mavic 3 at Drachenwand (in English, Dragon Wall).

Jun 14, 2023: I’m not sure I’ll ever feel an emotion stronger than what I felt when I saw this #iykyk

Jun 13, 2023: There’s a campaign to update the Australian Marriage Act of 1961 and every letter to a Federal Member of Parliament helps move the needle on …

Jun 12, 2023: Views of and from and above Lake Wolfgang, near Salzburg, Austria

Jun 11, 2023: David Cain in Everything Must Be Paid for Twice: If you look around your home, you might notice many possessions for which you’ve paid the first …

Jun 10, 2023: I’m at a cafe in Pöggstall, middle of nowhere, Austria, and next to me are two elderly couples loudly discussing the issues of the world in German. …

Jun 10, 2023: We flew into Vienna two days ago and didn’t even go into the city, but straight out into the hills, which despite their beauty, they are not filled …

Jun 10, 2023: An important note from a local store

Jun 10, 2023: Tonight’s AirBnb is 770 years in the making: Pöggstall Castle, in Lower Austria. Our 35th accomodation since we left home last August. Honestly …

Jun 9, 2023: Who wins the MS Publisher 2023 wars? Canva? The new Adobe Express? Microsoft Designer?

Jun 9, 2023: It must be lovely to be proud of where you're from I imagine it would feel rather nice to be proud of the part of your story that you didn’t really have any choice in. The country you were born …

Jun 9, 2023: Our pilot wanted to give us the full Heathrow tour. Never go full Heathrow.

Jun 9, 2023: Adios, Heathrow

Jun 9, 2023: The Withers family has done London

Jun 8, 2023: David Whyte: The ultimate touchstone of friendship is not improvement, neither of the other nor of the self, the ultimate touchstone is witness, the …

Jun 8, 2023: Does anyone want to start an Australian airline with me and ChatGPT?

Jun 7, 2023: Did you know that the Windows XP Bliss wallpaper was photographed in Sonoma? The same Sonoma this year’s macOS is named after.

Jun 7, 2023: People seeing the iMac, then iPod, MacBook, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and then Apple Vision, on day one: it’s stupid, not for me, too …

Jun 6, 2023:

Jun 6, 2023:  Vision Pro

Jun 5, 2023: London is a fascinating place where Big Tea™️ has convinced an entire population that garbage water is a valid hot drink. Everyone speaks in a cute …

Jun 5, 2023: Mum to kid (about 4) trying to get him to do something: … or someone’s going to be very upset with you. Kid, loudly, in the sweetest British accent: …

Jun 3, 2023: I needed help planning the month ahead’s travel, having not been off the beaten track too much in Europe, so I engaged everyone’s …

Jun 3, 2023: British things

Jun 3, 2023: Come together, right now

Jun 3, 2023: Hey Britain, why did you all get so excited about leaving Europe but still walk on the right hand side of the footpath?

Jun 3, 2023: Everyone’s talking about augmented reality at WWDC but no-one’s talking about sharing bodily liquid movements. Come on Apple. Let me share more bodily …

Jun 2, 2023: I’d like a 2023 version of Piano Man where Paul, the real estate novelist, upskills to writing prompts for ChatGPT, John the bartender starts a …

Jun 2, 2023: 185 million views on Unsplash, 19 million views on Pexels, and I’ve just sold my first photo from my print store. Don’t rush and twist an …

Jun 2, 2023: Don’t tell anyone but the opening of track six on the new Foo Fighters album had me thinking that there was a Taylor Swift collab inside. …

Jun 2, 2023: I made a Steve Jobs chatbot based on the book Make Something Wonderful and asked him how he would bring AR glasses to market. “… and …

Jun 1, 2023: Luna’s following in my footsteps! By being a radio broadcaster to an unprofitably small audience.

Jun 1, 2023: Remember that classic scene from Notting Hill where Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts' characters meet at a travel bookstore and then get a doughnut from …

May 31, 2023: Overcast and 14 degrees Celsius and the Britts are so sure it’s good weather that there’s a kid at the park in their swimmers.

May 31, 2023: London things

May 29, 2023: WordPress just turned 20 years old, which means I’ve been using it for different projects for a smidge under 20 years. My memory is that I was …

May 28, 2023: Luna, who considers herself royalty, wanted to present at the king’s house

May 28, 2023: Someone call the fire brigade

May 28, 2023: Maggi Hambling: It is not difficult to make a work of art, the difficulty lies in being in the right state to do it.

May 27, 2023: Withers on film in Hawaii

May 27, 2023: Withers on film at the TWA Hotel. Man, I loved this hotel!

May 27, 2023: Withers in Mexico. I found an undeveloped roll of film from our time in Baja California Sur. Missing Cerritos Beach!

May 27, 2023: Withers in Paris on 35mm film

May 27, 2023: What is, and isn’t, AI/artificial intelligence? Is displaying the letter a on a computer screen, or printing it to paper with a printer, by pressing …

May 26, 2023: Every leg of this journey we drop a bag. We’re down three suitcases so far. At this stage when we come home to Australia in August we’ll be …

May 25, 2023: Bought Luna her first camera, the Hyundai Excel of first cameras: a Nikon point and shoot. I believe that my kids should save for their first Canon …

May 25, 2023: She called us to the church house, gin house, school house, and outhouse. She called us to the Nutbush City limits from the wedding dance floors of …

May 24, 2023: AI is genuinely exciting and terrifying but most of us nerds have been thinking about it and talking about it for 30 years. This is Steve Jobs in …

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May 24, 2023: If you ever want to hate yourself you should try writing a book, then editing the book, and then reading it.

May 24, 2023: AI is super interesting to me

May 23, 2023: This is beautiful and terrifying

May 23, 2023: A terrifying argument for paper voting in voting booths from Ready Player One: Besides, now that everyone could vote from home, via the OASIS, the …

May 23, 2023: Do dogs understand elevators or are they just like ‘Ok it’s time to get into the world changer’? (via @ronnui_ on Twitter via the Dense Discovery …

May 23, 2023: Those good family dinners, they’re no accident

May 22, 2023: Hawaii versus Paris

May 21, 2023: I

May 21, 2023: Imagine being as big as a failure as Yahoo

May 21, 2023: Dan Shipper in The Unreasonable Effectiveness of 1-1 Learning: One of the most famous studies in educational psychology found that students who …

May 21, 2023: Just found out that Metallica played a concert across town last night and there were tickets available. I had Australian tickets for their …

May 20, 2023: Film’s not dead. On arrival to a film lab at 3pm on a Friday in Paris there’s like seven people ahead of me and three behind me pretty quickly.

May 19, 2023: If publishers paid as much attention to how their articles were experienced by readers as newspaper editors used to, maybe they wouldn’t be going …

May 19, 2023: “Non-smoking Garden of Eden” As Moses wrote in the book of Genesis, the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good …

May 19, 2023: A mum playing Frozen on her phone for her daughter at the playground is super confused as to why every other kid at the playground is up in her grill …

May 18, 2023: Watching 1980s Inspector Gadget with Luna this morning and I never realised how much Gadget influenced my life. All I ever wanted was Penny’s …

May 18, 2023: Am I a man or a muppet? Sitting in a park in Paris watching my kids play I was struck by the idea that at age 41, married for almost 11 years, with two children, that …

May 18, 2023: Evidence that the world’s first mobile phone was probably French

May 17, 2023: Excited to share another chapter of the book today: I still distinctly remember the day after getting engaged and Britt’s aunty called with thoughts …

May 17, 2023: None of the current large language models/artificial intelligences understand the concept of months, or calendar months, or leap years. So I’m …

May 17, 2023: Look, AI is great and everything, but I think we’re going to be ok

May 16, 2023: What a wonderful time to be alive: malicious-content.zip

May 15, 2023: Photos I made yesterday in Paris

May 15, 2023: I stacked a Lime scooter an hour ago to make this photo of this local tower in Paris so you better like it or share it or comment or something so my …

May 14, 2023: The not her damn of paris - still under construction

May 14, 2023: The Brisbane Story Bridge of Paris is what they call it

May 14, 2023: Parisian things

May 14, 2023: Fourteen The 14th of May is my celebrant anniversary and today in 2023 I begin my 15th year creating awesome marriage ceremonies for adventurous couples who …

May 14, 2023: Paris’s final metre You’ve heard of the final mile. This is the final metre. Up until 1791 they’d been measuring things without any care for a standard, much like the USA …

May 12, 2023: Milton Glaser: You feel differently towards the world when you make things.

May 12, 2023: Apple Shortcut for recording photography metadata I’m passionate about making photos, but I have a sub-passion in recording good metadata around those photos as they enter my iCloud Photo …

May 12, 2023: I think this is the great pyramid of France

May 12, 2023: Introducing, an eye full tower. Built for the 1889 World’s Fair only to be upstaged 99 years later at 1988 World Expo by the Brisbane Sky Needle.

May 12, 2023: When you order an americano with ‘some cold milk on the side’ in Paris

May 12, 2023: Stumbled into a second-hand-camera/new-Leica store in Paris and accidentally left with a Leica film camera after swiping my credit card. Oops.

May 11, 2023: Play

May 10, 2023: Luna Withers, art critic

May 10, 2023: Paris’s NFT Factory I stumbled across and subsequently visited an NFT art gallery in Paris today whilst walking the streets with Luna and trying to escape the rain. The …

May 9, 2023: My favourite thing to do in the big cities of the world is to ignore the must-do lists, the must-see places, the hotspots and the icons, and to just …

May 9, 2023: The playlist in the French cafe I’m sitting in just went from contemporary hits to one of the songs from Star Wars. Wild taste here.

May 9, 2023: The genesis story of Apple computers I’ve been thinking about this story from Steve Jobs, recalled in 1996 and told in the new book Make Something Wonderful, about how and why he …

May 9, 2023: 12 Ancient Greek Terms that Should Totally Make a Comeback Aidos was actually the Greek goddess of shame, modesty, respect, and humility. Aidos, as a …

May 8, 2023: My review and photos of the TWA Hotel at JFK Airport Let me spin you a yarn about my favourite airport hotel, the TWA Hotel at JFK Airport in New York. This hotel is a real beauty, with a great story …

May 6, 2023: Bluesky lovin

May 6, 2023: If you see my travel photos and think they’d look cool on your walls, I sell fine art prints, framed fine art prints, and canvas wraps in my online …

May 6, 2023: 44 hours door to door, Kona to Paris. Godspeed, us, with a four and two year old.

May 4, 2023: Ever since Twitter started falling on its face I’ve tried so many contenders, Mastodon, T2, BlueSky, Nostr, and I’ve been on micro.blog for years …

May 4, 2023: This is a lovely click for today

May 4, 2023: I can still remember my ICQ number 25 years on (49739400) but I can’t remember the joke about remembering my ICQ number

May 3, 2023: Why Nick Cave is attending the King’s Coronation: I am not a monarchist, nor am I a royalist, nor am I an ardent republican for that matter; what I …

May 2, 2023: The Withers family in the island of Hawaiʻi

May 1, 2023: 🗿

May 1, 2023: 🔱

May 1, 2023: Some feelings of the Big Island of Hawaii, or the Island of Hawaiʻi, or Hawaiʻi Island, or Big Island, or Kona, or Hawaii County, or just Hawaii. I …

Apr 30, 2023: Unkept looking bloke who’s loudly mumbling to himself and is scaring the parents at the playground he’s circling because he looks like an addiction …

Apr 29, 2023: If you’ve ever been the first guy to map parts of Australia and New Zealand, to witness the transit of Venus so ya bois in the lab could figure out …

Apr 29, 2023: Lusting after the new Teenage Engineering microphone

Apr 28, 2023: Sitting in a Starbucks in Kona just now and a family of four Brits fresh off the Quantum of the Seas cruise ship which just arrived in town. …

Apr 26, 2023: Harry Belafonte finally met Mister Tally Man and had his banana’s tallied.

Apr 24, 2023: James Tylor and Matt Chun in the ANZAC Myth: The Australian government has fabricated a nationalist mythology around the invasion of Gelibolu …

Apr 24, 2023: The saddest part about Elon Musk screwing up Twitter and Twitter Blue is that the Internet needs to install a values system where we understand things …

Apr 21, 2023: I’ve been saying crap on the internet and into microphones connected to radio and TV towers for 20 years next year, it’s a miracle that the most …

Apr 21, 2023: I need help with panoramic images made with my DJI Mavic 3 drone. The camera itself stitches the images together but the stitch is never great. So it …

Apr 20, 2023: For Polkadot Wedding’s Planning Issue this month I wrote an article on choosing a wedding reading and also how you don’t need one so if you have one, …

Apr 20, 2023: Well, count me surprised and dumbfounded /s that this weird crap is happening on Spotify.

Apr 20, 2023: Stumbled across this fascinating story of Little Richard being in Australia in 1957, seeing the Russian satellite Sputnik in the sky and thinking the …

Apr 20, 2023: My first tweet was tweeted 18 months before I even started tweeting I’ve been reminiscing over Twitter this week, wondering what the last tweet will be amongst other things as Space Karen prepares to take away …

Apr 20, 2023: I’m working on a new business that is a web service - a mobile/desktop web app with video and audio upload components + email. I’ve never …

Apr 19, 2023: I was moved to hear of Father Bob’s passing. I’ve never met or talked to a crankier, lovelier, old bloke who was thoroughly and …

Apr 19, 2023: Shared my nerd bio in my NerdyBio interview

Apr 19, 2023: Everything that was old and awesome becomes new and terrible, whist still whipping the llama’s ass.

Apr 19, 2023: My “Batman only exists because of 9/11” theory I have a theory: today in 2023, we have a Batman because terrorists flew airplanes into the World Trade Centre towers in New York City, a.k.a Gotham …

Apr 16, 2023: Goldie, who just turned two, just buckled up her own airplane seat and is patiently awaiting takeoff whilst playing peek-a-boo with three different …

Apr 15, 2023: The news is incentivised to be broken and terrible I was a media and news man for over a decade, I loved being - what I considered to be - an important part of the community, telling its stories and …

Apr 14, 2023: Will, a mate of mine has written and released a guide on working in film and television production, something he’s an expert in. I thought …

Apr 14, 2023: Because I’m a man-child I wanted to share my two of my favourite photos from photographing the horse sanctuary in Baja

Apr 14, 2023: I’m pretty sure I know enough old nerds who would enjoy this purely for the nostalgia.

Apr 13, 2023: Reckon we could get the ChatGPT guys to spend an an afternoon working on spam filtering?

Apr 12, 2023: Once all the adults admit that they don’t know what a conservatory is we’ll finally get world peace

Apr 12, 2023: Bad news for plastic kitchen good lovers, Tupperware is about to go broke. Turns out they were about seven decades too early on the influencer …

Apr 11, 2023: Six months a gringo and no bad days Six months ago to the day we arrived in Baja California Sur without even knowing that’s what B.C.S. stood for in our hotel’s address as we filled out …

Apr 11, 2023: Our last Baja sunset for a while

Apr 11, 2023: Our last day in Baja

Apr 11, 2023: Last day of school for the girls in Baja

Apr 11, 2023: Never forget the French dancing plague of the summer of 1518.

Apr 11, 2023: Charlie Munger on how the world actually works: Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.

Apr 10, 2023: I’ve thought about these three points pretty much every hour of every day since I first read it three days ago in James Clear’s 3-2-1 …

Apr 10, 2023: The future of content: video of someone watching a video of someone who wrote a song about their low self esteem sponsored by a real estate agent I’d …

Apr 9, 2023: Location, location, location #playacerritos

Apr 9, 2023: You’ve got to get up early to catch the Mexican Coke dealers

Apr 8, 2023: Todos Santos, BCS, on Good Friday

Apr 8, 2023: Still the best food and beverage proposition in Baja

Apr 8, 2023: Martha!

Apr 8, 2023: I’m doing a redesign of a website whilst also moving them from Squarespace to Shopify and I’m pretty sure the cheeky copy sprinkled across the new …

Apr 8, 2023: Good Friday for Luna

Apr 8, 2023: I’m going to miss living in the desert when we leave next week. So many cactus started flowering this week and they’re beautiful.

Apr 8, 2023: Apple’s gotta be the company to come in and either buy or partner with StabilityAI right?

Apr 6, 2023: “Please lower your standards”

Apr 4, 2023: Baja sunset

Apr 4, 2023: Synecdoche The worst sin committed by the news media, today is using synecdoches, helping simplify stories, fitting complex stories into headlines or a tweet …

Apr 4, 2023: Millennial quiz: What have you got if you’ve got Sick Puppies next to Puddles of Mud with Twenty One Pilots?

Apr 4, 2023: How do you do fellow kids?

Apr 2, 2023: The moon over Baja tonight was so beautiful. Here it is captured by three lenses. Ones an iPhone 14 Pro’s 24mm lens, another is a Canon RF 35mm, and …

Apr 2, 2023: Researching places to stay and this is the third sentence in the second paragraph in Wikipedia: In 1968, five Swiss artillery shells accidentally hit …

Apr 1, 2023: I’ve never flown Delta Air Lines, but Britt did last week, and a friend here in Baja is a frequent flyer with the airline, both, unprompted, cited the …

Apr 1, 2023: 📷 Practice (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @hollie)

Mar 31, 2023: My first look at the 400 megapixel mode on the Canon EOS R5 I’m a sucker for megapixels, because as much as they really don’t matter to most people - and they really shouldn’t - for me they …

Mar 31, 2023: Ronald Sharp via James Clear’s excellent email, on how friendship transforms us (or any great relationship, really): It’s not about what someone can …

Mar 31, 2023: “Now this being so, how much happier and better would the world not be if only it could be purged of women?” From a March 28, 1912, letter to the …

Mar 31, 2023: 📷 Mirror (@Rori) Now you’re just a music playback medium that I used to know. (Found in an op-shop in 2017)

Mar 30, 2023: I’m feeling bullish on the new group-messaging app and platform, Wavelength, After reading John Gruber’s review, then using it and joining …

Mar 30, 2023: Eleven years ago I asked Britt to marry me, and honestly, it would still be my best idea yet. I’ve written the story into my Rebels Guide draft …

Mar 30, 2023: Over a decade ago Vinod Khosla wrote a series of blog posts about artificial intelligence, the forecasts hold up today, and the headline basically …

Mar 30, 2023: 📷 Slice (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @meandering) Last week Goldie grabbed a big knife off the kitchen bench when I …

Mar 29, 2023: Number of times a well-regulated militia has been required in the USA this year: zero. Number of times a school student has been wanted to not be shot …

Mar 29, 2023: Dropped a new draft chapter of the Rebels Guide to Getting Married today: choosing a person to marry.

Mar 29, 2023: Thinking about the Coolangatta boardriders today

Mar 29, 2023: Ted Gioia on becoming a Substack shareholder and why the rest of the business isn’t run like this. Why don’t the creators own the …

Mar 29, 2023: 📷 Prompt (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @moonmehta)

Mar 28, 2023: I cannot imagine living in a community where the word “another” preceding “school shooting” isn’t cause for rioting in the streets and major societal …

Mar 28, 2023: I’m just a boy, standing in front of a couple, asking them to make out in front of their grandparents. (I’m a wedding celebrant)

Mar 28, 2023: When Vanilla Ice rapped that he was back with a ‘brand new invention’, he was indeed ‘back’ after his first hit, a cover of …

Mar 28, 2023: Oh, this is awkward. The artificial intelligence doesn’t know that the United Kingdom has left the European Union. If I tell it is it going to …

Mar 28, 2023: 📷 Support (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @JohnAN) I’ve spent a lot of time at the Los Sagrados Horse Sanctuary …

Mar 28, 2023: The computer at Picfair has decided that these pieces of art are the ones people are most likely to buy from my print store and hang on their wall, …

Mar 28, 2023: Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Have You Ever Seen the Rain?’ is playing in the cafe and I’m singing ‘Have you ever seen …

Mar 27, 2023: The one where Father Nathan Monk casually suggests that Jesus might of been gay. The Christians are going to roast you, Monk. Godspeed.

Mar 27, 2023: Are we giving the window washers at traffic lights too much money?

Mar 27, 2023: 22 Jump Street is going to be Kanye’s Mother Theresa moment.

Mar 27, 2023: Which cinematic alien or monster do you think my huevos rancheros looks like? I’m seeing Dr. Zoidberg.

Mar 27, 2023: I have a confession. I don’t know where to take the book I’m writing. I actually feel kind of stupid for even having thought I should …

Mar 27, 2023: 📷 Instrument (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @UnfocusedWanderlust) On Friday I was photographing Los Sagrados for their …

Mar 27, 2023: All eyes on Apple’s AI move, are they going full neural? I’ve spent the last week mulling an idea about Apple and AI then Linus goes and writes a piece which basically is what I was going to write, with the …

Mar 26, 2023: Disco tech

Mar 26, 2023: Luna and I flexing our frequent flyer privileges this afternoon.

Mar 26, 2023: This week in cactus

Mar 26, 2023: While Britt’s been away this last fortnight I’ve had heaps of one-on-one time with Goldie while her big sister is at school.

Mar 26, 2023: Jose M. Gilgado on embracing a title to help you actually become, that title: The earlier you use that new term: “athlete,” “writer,” or “artist,” …

Mar 26, 2023: Jon Haidt in Why the Mental Health of Liberal Girls Sank First and Fastest: There was a culture that was encouraged on Tumblr, which was to be able …

Mar 26, 2023: Bono and The Edge’s Tiny Desk Concert is beautiful. In particular, the “argument between two mates”, Stuck in Moment You Can’t …

Mar 26, 2023: Missing home/Australia/Gold Coast tonight

Mar 26, 2023: After reading this, all I want to do is walk the streets of LA.

Mar 26, 2023: Helen Garner on happiness in The Guardian: What is happiness, anyway? Does anybody know? It’s taken me 80 years to figure out that it’s not a …

Mar 26, 2023: Virginia Heffernan in the Wired article on TSMC, “I Saw the Face of God in a Semiconductor Factory”: In 1675, A French merchant named …

Mar 26, 2023: 📷 Spice (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @cygnoir)

Mar 26, 2023: It’s been four months since I’ve blasted this idea across the internet, so here’s my regular reminder that I blog before I post on …

Mar 26, 2023: I can’t stop thinking about this RIAA story with Steve Jobs. It’s amazing how fragile - while also strong - the world is. Thank God Rogue …

Mar 26, 2023: How to cook soup, by the late Dean Allen: First, you need some water. Fuse two hydrogen with one oxygen and repeat until you have enough. While the …

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Mar 26, 2023: Shane Claiborne in The Irresistible Revolution: Once we are actually friends with folks in struggle, we start to ask why people are poor, which is …

Mar 26, 2023: Gurwinder: The Opinion Pageant: The rise of social media as the primary mode of interaction has caused us to overvalue opinions as a gauge of …

Mar 25, 2023: Help me name my new creation which I made for the kids for dinner tonight. It’s a quesadilla with leftover spaghetti bolognaise sauce and despite …

Mar 25, 2023: Coming soon to old London Town, pixels that I made in Burleigh Heads.

Mar 25, 2023: Rutger Bregman in Humankind: Cynicism is a theory of everything. The cynic is always right.

Mar 25, 2023: Three years of hell Three years ago today I had the wildest, wettest day at work so far. Bringing a wedding forward a day, performing the wedding ceremony I already had …

Mar 25, 2023: 📷 Court (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @rom)

Mar 24, 2023: Most people I respect or look up to journal every day but it’s not a habit I can get into. Tonight I learned about the simple and powerful 1-1-1 …

Mar 24, 2023: Had coffee at a cafe in Todos Santos today where they hand out 30-minute wifi access codes. They mixed my order up - bringing a cold americano with …

Mar 24, 2023: A new website for Los Sagrados Horse Sanctuary Flexed my vintage graphic design skills for the local Baja horse sanctuary recently and I’m pretty proud of the work I’ve done. I used to do web …

Mar 24, 2023: 📷 Chance (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @V_)

Mar 23, 2023: 📷 Insect (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by a@alexink)

Mar 22, 2023: 📷 Tiny {people} (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @jasonmcfadden) It was Luna’s turn to decide what we had for breakfast. …

Mar 21, 2023: It’s easy to laugh at Rupert Murdoch getting engaged for the fifth time at the ripe age of 92, but at least he’s doing his part to help …

Mar 21, 2023: Maryanne Wolf on reading: Literacy literally changes the human brain. The process of learning to read changes our brain, but so does what we read, …

Mar 21, 2023: You know yo’ve really embedded yourself in a Mexican community when you see a friend riding in the back of a truck on the highway.

Mar 21, 2023: 📷 Houseplant. Did I do the #mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt right, @jensands)? (Photo made a few moments ago on the way to get a coffee …

Mar 20, 2023: 📷🇲🇽 Analog (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @skarjune) I made these photos on Playa Cerritos, Baja California Sur, Mexico, …

Mar 19, 2023: 📷 Portico (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @annahavrom) From a snow day in Nashville between Christmas and New Year’s Eve …

Mar 18, 2023: Dan Shipper’s representation of AI/GPT as a copilot for the mind harkens back to Steve Jobs talking about computers in 1990 as “a bicycle …

Mar 18, 2023: Ansel Adams: You don’t take a photograph, you make it.

Mar 18, 2023: 📷 Early (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @krisfredrick) also shared on Pexels.

Mar 17, 2023: Everyone move along, there’s nothing to see here. The “crack” on Josh’s iPhone screen that has occupied his sad mind for the last two hours was …

Mar 17, 2023: A bunch of smart people say we need to learn “‘critical ignoring’ – the ability to choose what to ignore and where to invest our limited …

Mar 17, 2023: 📷 Road (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @Dejus) There’s a saying in Baja that “bad roads bring good people and good roads …

Mar 16, 2023: Alexander Haymen: “Home is where people notice when you’re not there.”

Mar 16, 2023: 📷 Patience (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @amit)

Mar 15, 2023: 📷 Horizon (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @crossingthethreshold)

Mar 14, 2023: 📷 Connection (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @agilelisa) The moment I connected with my minutes-old first child and …

Mar 13, 2023: 📷 Shiny (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @odd) The second percolator I’ve owned in Mexico. I forgot the first one was on …

Mar 12, 2023: 📷 Gimcrack (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @jafish). My local tyre shop here in Baja California Sur has real gimcrack …

Mar 11, 2023: Friday afternoon in Pescadero, Baja California Sur

Mar 11, 2023: July: great at selling luggage, not great at supporting it Update: July have made good on this error and sent me a replacement bag to where I was in the USA. Thanks for going the extra-mile guys. I feel so …

Mar 11, 2023: You’re a Miracle by Mike McHargue is a book that zings around the inside of my brain all day every day: You are a miracle because 86 billion …

Mar 11, 2023: March 10, 1976, the first and last time “Articulate speech was transmitted intelligibly” over a telephone. For the 147 years since …

Mar 11, 2023: 📷 Ritual (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @drewbelf) Our morning coffee. While we’re in El Pescadero, it’s from La Comuna …

Mar 10, 2023: Keith Richards: To me, the main thing about living on this planet is to know who the hell you are and be real about it. That’s the reason …

Mar 10, 2023: 📷 Together (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @sherif) Our little nomadic family, our most recent photo all together in …

Mar 10, 2023: Rancho Gaspareño Bryan Jáuregui quotes Greg Schredder regarding Rancho Gaspareño, Baja California Sur, just south of Todos Santos, emphasis and photos mine: Rancho …

Mar 9, 2023: Charlie Warzel in The Atlantic writes on the vindication of Ask Jeeves: Many years later, it seems I owe Jeeves an apology: He had the right idea all …

Mar 9, 2023: 📷 Early morning beach walks with my three girls (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt ‘walk’ suggested by @lwdupont)

Mar 8, 2023: When dating apps match you up and ChatGPT writes your wedding vows, it’s like you’re part of a high-tech breeding program for computers. …

Mar 8, 2023: Ten whale soup off Todos Santos yesterday 🐋📷🚁

Mar 8, 2023: Just a wee little note that imma be on NBC News tonight from 8pm NY time talking about weddings with Gadi Schwartz in case you hadn’t heard enough …

Mar 8, 2023: Ed Catmull: We are meaning-making creatures who read other people’s subtle clues just as they read ours.

Mar 8, 2023: Jeff Hammerbacher, an early Facebook engineer: The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads.

Mar 8, 2023: Number three surprised me: The Best Nikon Camera For Wedding Photography In 2023.

Mar 8, 2023: From On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King 📚 “Put your desk in the corner, and every time you sit down there to write, remind …

Mar 8, 2023: 📷 Whole (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @val) A whole lot of whale as I saw it from my aerial camera yesterday.

Mar 7, 2023: Well, that’s a wrap on another day of pretending like I know what’s happening.

Mar 7, 2023: Because I couldn’t get my head clear to write this morning I worked on a cover for the book instead. If you’d walk past this in a shop and …

Mar 7, 2023: The future of creating is damned My greatest fear for my kids and for future generations is what it means to create within and around such specific analytics being available. I …

Mar 7, 2023: 📷 Engineering (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @ridwan) These are my DJI microphones, and as a travelling nerd I really …

Mar 6, 2023: 📷 Tile (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @thedimpulse) Luna, nine months old, taking a breather on the floor of a Tuscan …

Mar 6, 2023: 📷 Tile (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @thedimpulse) Photo made outside a small Italian restaurant in Brisbane.

Mar 5, 2023: Talking to a lovely old Mexican bloke in Cabo San Lucas and he asks where we live, I say Pescadero. He says, ‘I love Pescadero because it looks like a …

Mar 5, 2023: 📷 Zip (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @miraz) zip /zip/ verb fasten with a zipper. move at high speed.

Mar 4, 2023: Local Baja news includes the taco price index

Mar 4, 2023: If you look closely you’ll find yours truly’s name mentioned in the New York daily rag today.

Mar 4, 2023: U.S. petrochemicals giant Dow Inc and the Singapore government said they were transforming old sneakers into playgrounds and running tracks. Reuters …

Mar 4, 2023: 📷 Solitude (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @circustiger) I made this photo in Yosemite National Park.

Mar 3, 2023: The most interesting (to me) new app/social net-ugh-something-work is Artifact. It’s from the guys who created Instagram but it’s like a ‘TikTok for …

Mar 3, 2023: I fell victim to a phishing scam yesterday and man, I haven’t felt shame like that in a while. Here’s what happened, and how you could …

Mar 3, 2023: Anthony Bourdain in 1999 before he was that chef guy everyone knew, writing ‘Don’t Eat Before Reading This’ in the New Yorker: …

Mar 3, 2023: I don’t wish to cause the editors at Atlas Obscura any stress, but why is this not titled ‘The God’s Must Be Thirsty (for Red …

Mar 3, 2023: Islands, they’re always in the last place you look.

Mar 3, 2023: Celebrating Wayne Shorter (1933-2023) with his 2018 open letter co-authored with Herbie Hancock: “We are all pieces in a giant, fluid puzzle, …

Mar 3, 2023: 📷 Weather (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @pcora) Photo made in Newport Beach looking at Catalina on Saturday just …

Mar 2, 2023: 📷 Secure (#mbmar Micro Blog March photo challenge prompt suggested by @mandaris)

Mar 2, 2023: They got me by talking about my main domain name and my main domain host. Even though it’s not hosted at VentraIP. I’m just so used to having to …

Mar 2, 2023: One of the little joys of being great at your art is inspiring others to take part in it. So often I am asked how to become a celebrant, that I have …

Mar 2, 2023: A letter from a freelancing poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay, to her publisher, Poetry magazine, with the business inspiration we all could take, from …

Mar 2, 2023: I’m a sucker for a crazy plan of any genre, but a crazy plan to save newspapers, I’m all in, Ted.

Mar 2, 2023: This line from the late Rich Mullins is my inspiration for writing, but gosh it’s hard sometimes God spoke to Balaam through his ass, and God’s …

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Mar 1, 2023: 📷 Four frames from El Pescadero, Baja California Sur, today

Mar 1, 2023: 📷🚁🇲🇽 Four aerial frames from Playa Los Cerritos, Baja California Sur

Mar 1, 2023: 📷✈️🇺🇸 Four frames out the window of AA2171

Mar 1, 2023: 📷✈️🇺🇸 Four frames from LAX on Sunday

Mar 1, 2023: 📷 Four frames from Newport Beach this past weekend

Mar 1, 2023: Stephen King in On Writing: If you’re just starting out as a writer, you could do worse than strip your television’s electric plug-wire, wrap a spike …

Mar 1, 2023: Debt by David Graeber: If you owe the bank a hundred thousand dollars, the bank owns you. If you owe the bank a hundred million dollars, you own the …

Mar 1, 2023: Hey, don’t be alarmed or anything but the President of Mexico, the head honcho, the big guy in charge, has tweeted that one of his engineers has taken …

Feb 27, 2023:

Feb 27, 2023: I’ve just had my peak Mexican moment. I delivered a dad joke in Spanish and it was perfect. I’m at our local sushi restaurant ordering takeaway dinner …

Feb 27, 2023: If you want surf and snow in the same trip, I can definitely recommend Los Angeles today.

Feb 26, 2023: Drove past this park today and noticed something interesting on Google Maps at (33.6621623, -117.8775484). I wonder how many aircraft the Google Maps …

Feb 26, 2023: Now I’ve just got to hope the people writing memos or sending emails regarding Bel’s Guide don’t stop me.

Feb 26, 2023: Do you think Carls Sr. is proud of his son?

Feb 25, 2023: This is good content, we should podcast about it.

Feb 25, 2023: Visited the Japanese mothership (aka Canon campus) in Los Angeles and asked them to clean my cameras and lenses.

Feb 25, 2023: Steve Jobs in 1984 spotting a Macintosh in the wild for the first time. I couldn’t begin to imagine the what he was feeling seeing a product he knew …

Feb 24, 2023: I tried but it turns out you can’t go Out before you go In

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Feb 24, 2023: It’s so special to be in LA to watch the city fall to pieces with my own eyes.

Feb 23, 2023: ‘dat light + reflection

Feb 23, 2023: Los Angeles bound for a few days, thankfully it’s raining so we won’t stay long enough for it to make us soft.

Feb 23, 2023: Goldie, taking full advantage of the Shatner Seat

Feb 23, 2023: What a time to be alive

Feb 22, 2023: Pure second child energy. I’m going to start sneaking in to her room while she sleeps and bottling some of that excess second child energy and selling …

Feb 22, 2023: Hey everyone, make sure you update your … checks notes … Apple power cord …

Feb 21, 2023: Mexican Marines

Feb 21, 2023: Sunday // Playa Cerritos, BCS

Feb 19, 2023: Mark Twain’s use of a typewriter. I wonder if AI-writing is today’s typewriter?

Feb 19, 2023: Steven Pressfield on going deep: Everyone wants to succeed immediately and without pain or effort. Or they love to write books about how to write …

Feb 19, 2023: What’s the go with Mayor Humdinger? Is Foggy Bottom even a real township? Why does the Paw Patrol continue to rescue this evil man?

Feb 18, 2023: Tres es compañía (three frames of three humpback whales shot a few minutes ago in El Pescadero, Baja California Sur, Mexico)

Feb 17, 2023: Watched the sun set over the Pacific tonight as humpback whales came right up close to the shore so they could scratch their backs on the sand bars. …

Feb 16, 2023: Wednesday frames

Feb 13, 2023: Whale watching in Baja When you look down at just the right time // whale watching in El Pescadero, Baja California Sur

Feb 12, 2023: El Pescadero seafood stall

Feb 12, 2023: I heard you were into Jesus, so I got you some Jesus

Feb 11, 2023: For Britt’s 33rd birthday we went to CDMX, Mexico City, and painted the town pink. Pro Tip: if you’re ever asked what the largest city in North …

Feb 11, 2023: To celebrate Britt’s birthday we took a walking food tour of Coyoacán in Mexico City with Sabores Mexico Food Tours. 10 points to our guide, Enya, for …

Feb 11, 2023: Zoológico de Chapultepec // Mexico City’s free zoo Mexico City’s zoo is free to access, and weirdly, equal parts cool and scary. I’m Australia animal enclosures are 1) large and spacious, and 2) very, …

Feb 11, 2023: Freddie deBoer on SubStack: “The 90s were better. They just were. I’m sorry, but it’s science.”

Feb 10, 2023: In a world consumed by the idea of creating content, Burt Bacharach created the most evergreen content we’ve seen in recent times: “what …

Feb 10, 2023: The Rebel's Guide to Getting Married Most people don’t know why they’re doing what they’re doing. They imitate others, go with the flow, and follow paths without making their own. They …

Feb 10, 2023: I’m unsure how many more Om Malik blog posts I can read before I trade in my Canon EOS R5 for a Leica. Please stop taunting me, …

Feb 9, 2023: Every day I experience another “Mexico moment” and I am hesitant to share them publicly because I don’t want to ruin things here, nor be a stupid …

Feb 9, 2023: Wednesday in Todos Santos

Feb 9, 2023: Wednesday in El Pescadero

Feb 9, 2023: If Marie Kondo can give up on having a tidy house you can give up on a whole range of crap. Celebrate quitting, cancelling and giving up. Not …

Feb 8, 2023: This is on the menu as Fresh Water or Agua Fresco. Sometime before now Mexicans weren’t taking to actual water that was fresh and without watermelon …

Feb 8, 2023: Ed Catmull in Creativity, Inc.: “We aren’t aware that the majority of what we think we see is actually our brain filling in the gaps.”

Feb 8, 2023: Nick Cave: “Rather than feel impotent and useless, you must come to terms with the fact that as a human being, you are infinitely powerful, and take …

Feb 6, 2023: A smart Australian government would’ve sorted their colonising the indigenous population problems out before the Internet.

Feb 5, 2023: UnClobber by Colby Martin 📚 “In the essentials, unity; in the nonessentials, liberty; in all things, charity.”

Feb 4, 2023: From Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull 📚 “The best way to predict the future is …

Feb 3, 2023: D.H. Lawrence: “the world fears a new experience more than anything. Because a new experience displaces so many old experiences.”

Feb 2, 2023: Anthony shared this signed cover art in today’s edition of The Sizzle and very few images can conjure up so much nostalgia. I still remember …

Feb 2, 2023: In You’re a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass) by Mike McHargue 📚: “You are a miracle because 86 billion neurons in your brain form into …

Feb 2, 2023: Spotting a scam email

Feb 2, 2023: The most Mexican thing I’ve seen yet is a guy who has a table to sell so he’s just carried it around the neighbourhood singing out if …

Feb 1, 2023: Don’t believe everything AI tells you. This bio sounds right, but it’s not. From what I understand I’ve never been in Vogue, The …

Feb 1, 2023: Dan Shipper writes: “Honestly, I’m usually annoyed when something gets trendy” and I felt seen. So his article Permission to Be Excited …

Feb 1, 2023: From Love Matters More by Jared Byas 📚 “Social media encourages the myth that who we are is defined by the opinions we type. But the older I …

Feb 1, 2023: The duo behind Instagram - who sold for good coin and then left Instagram/Facebook in 2018 - have a new thing and it’s right in my ballpark. …

Jan 31, 2023: The many branches of the Fediverse by Per Axbom.

Jan 30, 2023: Do you know the most disappointing thing about the United States of America? That the entire narrative of and about the country is defined by a small …

Jan 30, 2023: Luna just asked Britt, “will you ever kill me, mummy?” And honestly, at the age of four it’s impressive that she’s already assembling friends and …

Jan 28, 2023: One Million Downloads on Unsplash Ive always secretly thought that when I reached 1 million downloads on Unsplash I’d stop posting there. But as I passed the landmark this week I …

Jan 24, 2023: It might be 8yrs late, but you’re finally getting my book: The Rebel’s Guide To Getting Married is coming in 2023. It’s a book about …

Jan 22, 2023: Every time Buzz Aldrin comes up in the news or conversation I think of this Rhys Darby standup piece from 15-odd years ago. Starts 2:30 in.

Jan 22, 2023: Current status: forgot to put coffee in the percolator.

Jan 22, 2023: Throwback to that time ten years ago when I had awesome not-grey hair

Jan 22, 2023: Judging by the many different recordings I’m hearing and also seeing pop up on the web of Rick Rubin doing the circuit to promote his new 📚 …

Jan 22, 2023: 📚 The Art of Growing Up by John Marsden: “A friend of mine told the story of driving along a country road one day with her little son, when he …

Jan 22, 2023: Current status: horizontal at El Pescadero

Jan 22, 2023: E.B. White in Here Is New York: “New York blends the gift of privacy with the excitement of participation; and better than most dense communities it …

Jan 20, 2023: If you’re wondering how Starlink is going, at my local Todos Santos (Baja California Sur, Mexico) post office today there 16 new Starlink packages and …

Jan 20, 2023: Why is no-one talking about how most movies are just made up in people’s brains?!

Jan 19, 2023: Sad. The person typing this has finally given up on the dream of eternal youth and is scaling back his dream of More Space to Default.

Jan 19, 2023: Bill Bishop on living in DC.

Jan 19, 2023: Popped up to say hi then went back down again

Jan 18, 2023: Hola

Jan 18, 2023: I’ve lived around the ocean my whole life and I’ve never seen the ocean as angry and ferocious as I have at Todos santos, Baja California Sur, this …

Jan 18, 2023: In so many ways existing on earth has never been better with threat of war or famine never being lower for so many of us. But for 339 million people …

Jan 17, 2023: Currently reading: The Creative Act by Rick Rubin 📚

Jan 17, 2023: Rick Rubin is the guest on episode 649 of the Tim Ferris show and this is one of those podcasts you really want to listen to. “Look for what …

Jan 17, 2023: Somehow both our girls have learned to pose like this and I have no idea how, or why, or where it’s from.

Jan 16, 2023: Craig Hockenberry, of Icon Factory and Twitterific fame, unloads on Space Karen.

Jan 16, 2023: In 1978, neurologist Dr. James Austin proposed that there are 4 types of luck: (1) Blind Luck (2) Luck from Motion (3) Luck from Awareness (4) Luck …

Jan 16, 2023: Passport Photos is a very fun and cool photo series by Max Siedentopf.

Jan 16, 2023: Weird ass reason why Morgan Freeman and sailors wear two earrings MORGAN FREEMAN on why he wears two earrings… “The truth is, these are worth just …

Jan 16, 2023: Steve Jobs on how asking for help is a superpower: “I’ve never found anybody that didn’t want to help me if I asked them for help. …

Jan 16, 2023: Polina Pompliano with 15 People on the Most Important Question They’ve Ever Been Asked. “Would you do this if you weren’t being paid?”

Jan 16, 2023: I’ve never felt more inadequate and stupid as a person whilst reading this essay and list of recommendations for writing good English prose by …

Jan 16, 2023: My favourite fiction/not-really-not-fiction book of 2022 was Russian Sleeper Cell by Nathan Monk 📚

Jan 16, 2023: Reading Publishers Weekly top twenty-five bestseller list is something I’m finding depressing, not because of the content of the list, but the …

Jan 16, 2023: It’s been twenty years since Bill Gates expressed his frustration at his own operating system and the team behind it on how hard it was to …

Jan 15, 2023: Ok then, photorapture it is

Jan 15, 2023: In every intellectual relationship there’s the person who recommends podcast episodes, and there’s the other person who doesn’t even listen to the …

Jan 15, 2023: The Home Owners Association is not going to be happy

Jan 15, 2023: 🏡 at El Pescadero, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Jan 15, 2023: I’m not going to lie, I don’t have to hug everyone I marry when I first see them at the ceremony, but I want to. Alani & Ethan #marriedbyjosh on …

Jan 15, 2023: Luna asked me to play some fairy songs. So I search for such a thing in Apple Music.

Jan 15, 2023: Seth Godin in his post, The platform and the curator, on the difference between current platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and …

Jan 14, 2023: Friday afternoon at Pescadero

Jan 13, 2023: My friend Jay has made a really beautiful documentary about being a digital nomad, remote working around the Arctic Circle.

Jan 13, 2023: Joe Mayall in There’s No “Woke Capitalism.” Only Capitalism: “Profit: By any means necessary.” “Companies seek …

Jan 13, 2023: The spare tyre for our car sits up and under the body of the car, under the front seats. Myself and the tyre guy took quite a while to figure this all …

Jan 12, 2023: Quick little shoutout for a new series of daily/weekly emails I’ve recently subscribed to and actually really like. The formatting in the email …

Jan 12, 2023: Just between you and me most of the time when I’m alone and approach the car as the driver in the USA or Mexico I approach the passenger side …

Jan 11, 2023: Dataism, the newest religion on the block Meghan O’Gieblyn in The Believer posits that AI is a new god, the god of Dataism. “Science was supposed to have banished God, but he keeps …

Jan 11, 2023: Thirteen years ago I read this on Seth Godin’s blog and it’s sat with me every day since: “One option is to struggle to be heard whenever …

Jan 10, 2023: My 2023 challenge is to get really good at modern search engine optimisation, which is pretty different to 2019’s SEO. So I’ve got a new …

Jan 10, 2023: You look at this photo and think it’s some kind of grand cathedral in Rome. It’s a storage room in Ravello. Every week, sometimes every …

Jan 10, 2023: 16 years ago today the way I viewed the world changed completely. I can still remember seeing that little lump of plastic and metal in Steve …

Jan 8, 2023: When you elope in a far-away destination you’re choosing a very different vibe and moment than a domestic elopement. It firmly places your ceremony - …

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Jan 7, 2023: I chose a Kindle Scribe A few days ago I ordered a latest generation Kindle Oasis and a new Kindle Scribe with the intention of only keeping one to replace my six year old …

Jan 7, 2023: I have a long and beautiful history of catching up with friends in weird and wonderful places. I just had lunch with someone I’m pretty sure I met in …

Jan 7, 2023: The rubbish being pushed by Instagram Reels is astonishingly bad. Jacob Sweet unveils some of the nonsense in the New Yorker.

Jan 7, 2023: Currently reading: Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters by Meg Meeker 📚 I’m only two pages into this book and already I’m sensing something important. …

Jan 7, 2023: Steve Jobs: The thinker and the doer Steve Jobs in 1990: “My observation is that the doers are the major thinkers. The people that really create the things that change this …

Jan 6, 2023: Elderly lady walking her dog with a Bluetooth speaker blaring Li’l Jon’s 2002 banger, Get Low. Stay cool, Nashville.

Jan 5, 2023: Dear the United States of America, I would like to submit my application to become your house’s Speaker. I’m of the understanding than you …

Jan 5, 2023: Tasted fine Kentucky Angel’s Envy bourbon with a Great Indiana Man™️

Jan 5, 2023: Roadtrip to meet an old friend for the first time

Jan 4, 2023: Naval in Don’t Rely on Credibility Stamps: “It’s a priesthood. You’re only allowed to say what the priests have approved, and you can only say …

Jan 4, 2023: My new favourite parable: "sleep late, catch a few fish" Just discovered my favourite parable: A businessman is sitting on the beach of a small fishing village when he sees a fisherman approach the shore …

Jan 4, 2023: Better times

Jan 4, 2023: This nugget from Cory Muscara is sitting well with my soul today: “We often need to get out of alignment with the rest of the world to get back …

Jan 4, 2023: Kindle Oasis or a Kindle Scribe - which will be my new normal? My second Amazon Kindle is a Kindle I’ve owned since late 2016, my first generation Kindle Oasis. It’s been a solid travel companion but …

Jan 3, 2023: 🦇

Jan 3, 2023: 🐸

Jan 3, 2023: This bloke was just chilling but when he saw I had a camera he came and stood next to his sign as if he was at an animal trade show manning a booth

Jan 3, 2023: Monkey business

Jan 3, 2023: Live footage of me trying to find a better deal on insurance by comparing deals available on the market

Jan 3, 2023: Breaking news: not all flamingos are pink

Jan 3, 2023: My favourite Apple Watch feature is New Year’s Day

Jan 3, 2023: I’ve assembled a top 10 list of top 10 lists I’m paying attention to this year: 1-10: .

Jan 2, 2023: Noah Smith in The internet wants to be fragmented: “Perhaps someday the human race will be ready to become one collective consciousness. But …

Jan 1, 2023: Neighbourhood fireworks > City provided fireworks

Jan 1, 2023: Water damage and damage electrical damage to the house were housesitting thanks to frozen water pipes over Christmas means we’re bringing in New …

Jan 1, 2023: Vale 2022

Jan 1, 2023: Being in Tennessee for New Year’s Eve this year has really revealed to me How annoying it must be to be an American with Australian friends. You wake …

Dec 30, 2022: Reflecting back over 2022 the one thing I can say for sure is that it’s been 21 years and I still haven’t forgotten about Dre

Dec 29, 2022: As lovely as it is, TikTok is candy from Chinese spies and really ought to be banned purely on national security reasons. More at daringfireball.net …

Dec 29, 2022: Another day, another Airbnb, another part of Tennessee, another sunset. Seems cyclical.

Dec 29, 2022: Ted Gioia documents the story of Barnes and Noble’s rebirth and regrowth: “Daunt refused to play this game. He wanted to put the best books in the …

Dec 29, 2022: Boring kids

Dec 27, 2022: A Squirrel’s tale

Dec 27, 2022: So a white Christmas in Nashville is pretty cool

Dec 27, 2022: Old mate out on the back fence of our Airbnb in Nashville this morning is a bit cold.

Dec 25, 2022: Merry Christmas from The Withers, Tennessee edition.

Dec 24, 2022: Please let it be true, that 2023 is the year of RSS. Death to big tech running our conversations, our views, our beliefs, our relationships and our …

Dec 24, 2022: That cold front hits Franklin, Tennessee and its -18 degrees Celsius but feels like negative 30.

Dec 24, 2022: So so cold

Dec 23, 2022: Where you from? Australians: Australia. Americans: Town, State, GPS Coordinates, local landmarks, name of their neighbour.

Dec 22, 2022: I’ve been in Nashville less than 24 hours and the Christmas miracles have already begun

Dec 22, 2022: It is well

Dec 21, 2022: and with that the 2022 wedding season comes to an end

Dec 21, 2022: State of The Withers union, 20 December 2022 Waiting in an airport lounge for a flight to Dallas after wrapping up all my wedding bookings in Australia I thought I’d answer a few questions. …

Dec 20, 2022: I’ve almost escaped Australia, just waiting for that delay to Dallas to stop being a delay

Dec 20, 2022: Pretty proud to see our AirBnb - The Tugun Pause - featured as a best Gold Coast AirBnb beach house and also best Gold Coast pet-friendly …

Dec 18, 2022: Have you ever wondered what the last tweet will be?

Dec 17, 2022: Update on my Playdate pre-order/order that I’ve been salivating over since 2019: they were kind enough to move me to American shopping and it’s now in …

Dec 17, 2022: You’re Being Lied to About Electric Cars writes Jonny Lieberman: “Science has repeatedly shown EVs are better for humans, despite the meme you …

Dec 17, 2022: What a dramatic moment: Just dropped in to get a haircut from my favourite barber before I fly back to North America on Tuesday and he’s quitting his …

Dec 16, 2022: Really proud of how The Sizzle has grown. You deserve all the success, Anthony/@decryption.

Dec 16, 2022: “If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends), ‘Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?’ chances are you are. The counterfeit …

Dec 16, 2022: I’m selling a 245L Hisense freezer if anyone is interested, like this totally genuine buyer.

Dec 15, 2022: 24 hours in the town I grew up in: Mackay 24 hours in the town I grew up in. My first ISP: still going My first job at the cinema: cinema closed down Fav restaurant: still going First …

Dec 15, 2022: Growing up in Central Queensland meant your coastline was always filled with ships taking coal and sugar to the world. I really weirdly always feel …

Dec 15, 2022: Before we get too excited about fusion energy, space travel and flying cars, it’s important to remember that this is how Australia Post wants me to …

Dec 15, 2022: My favourite thing about flying out of regional locations in Australia is that you can be having coffee with a mate just before the flight, watch the …

Dec 14, 2022: iOS 16.2 means we can listen to music without the lyrics for focused work

Dec 14, 2022: Chatted to a flight attendant today who is proudly quitting and taking a job with Virgin after Christmas because of all the “negativity at …

Dec 14, 2022: Such a Century Gothic welcome

Dec 14, 2022: Is flying with your pillow a thing? Half the passengers disembarking and about the same boarding my flight have pillows. It’s an 11am 90 minute …

Dec 14, 2022: How is Jetstar the only Australian airline fully utilising the Apple Wallet API with flight and gate updates and heaps of info inside the ticket info …

Dec 14, 2022: Nine years ago I had an internet-enabled egg tray. I feel like technology has not really advanced past this milestone.

Dec 11, 2022: It’s absolutely glorious reading the reactions to the introduction of the push button. “The fact that so often in modern America one may …

Dec 11, 2022: Oxford University was over 300 years old when the Aztec Empire was founded - more unlikely simultaneous events over at Kottke.

Dec 11, 2022: The invention of jaywalking by Clive Thompson.

Dec 10, 2022: Me doing my job on Bruny Island on Thursday from two different points of view

Dec 10, 2022: Patrick McKenzie’s travel recommendations post for Japan is really good: “You should have most of your meals at places which you don’t …

Dec 10, 2022: I read posts like this and wish I was a better/wish I was a graphic designer. I jsut don’t hold the skill.

Dec 10, 2022: I like the premise of this app, I’m always keen to have breakfast with someone new and interesting.

Dec 10, 2022: Cam Winstanley on Read Only Memory writes about the making of what I still consider the ultimate real time strategy game, Dune II; “Dune II did …

Dec 9, 2022: “You have to think anyway, so why not think big?”

Dec 9, 2022: back in my safe place: “going somewhere”

Dec 9, 2022: A week in Tasmania The first point of order was to check out the land we’ve just bought! From there it was straight into work. First in New Norfolk … Then in Freycinet … …

Dec 9, 2022: Hey, you guys wanna play old people’s Seven Minutes in Heaven?

Dec 9, 2022: Novelist Jeanette Winterson on the value of darkness: “I have noticed that when all the lights are on, people tend to talk about what they are …

Dec 7, 2022: AI loves a good beach deer: “brown deer on white sand beach during daytime photo”

Dec 5, 2022: Imma start sending this to everyone I ever meet so they know how to rate me when the social credit system from Black Mirror finally comes into play.

Dec 5, 2022: Brian Eno: “One of the reasons I have to take distinct breaks when I work is to allow the momentum of a particular direction to run down, so that …

Dec 5, 2022: Ted Gioia: “Mr. Zuckerberg’s ideal Metaverse is just a panopticon—those infamous prisons where every inmate can be scrutinized …

Dec 5, 2022: Chris Dixon: “What the smartest people do on the weekend is what everyone else will do during the week in 10 years.”

Dec 5, 2022: Well, that will be the last time I ever take hot or not advice from Balenciaga.

Dec 4, 2022: The couple I married today at Freycinet’s Honeymoon Bay married in secret (after booking me four years and a pandemic ago) so I tried my hand at …

Dec 2, 2022: Annie-B Parson: “Social media forms are performative solo forms with an odd conflation of friendship and marketing; the body is alone in a room …

Dec 2, 2022: Today milestones: 11yrs ago Rhi and Jarryd became official. 10yrs ago Rhi found me on Instagram. 9 yrs ago I quit 4BC, went full time as a celebrant, …

Dec 1, 2022: Today is day 10 away from my family. I embarked on this trip to Australia thinking I’d get lots of sleep and rest from being a dad. Instead of barely …

Dec 1, 2022: Three reasons why Mastodon will succeed followed by three reasons Mastodon will fail Mastodon’s celebration of the open web, the indie web, is an evergreen celebration that enough people, me included, will always get onboard with. …

Nov 30, 2022: Travel hack for New Zealand is to fly out of Queenstown Airport because they have a special check in counter for frequent flyers.

Nov 30, 2022: If you’re thinkin' of being my burger it don’t matter if you’re black or white

Nov 30, 2022: Glacier to Ground pop-up waterfall

Nov 30, 2022: The Mātukituki River valley

Nov 27, 2022: ZQN bound

Nov 26, 2022: How am I supposed to drive five hours on an Ice Break

Nov 25, 2022: I’m sitting in row three - the last row - of business class on this flight from Canberra to Brisbane after being upgraded overnight and the Queensland …

Nov 25, 2022: Couple I’m marrying tomorrow: We’d like to have an entertaining and funny wedding ceremony. Me: Oooh, I’m going to have to Google …

Nov 25, 2022: 🎶 It must be hard for musicians and songwriters to try and produce better songs than the best song ever produced, Frenzal Rhomb’s Mr. Charisma.

Nov 25, 2022: The internet is more fun when you upload as much as you download. When you stop, comment, post, share instead of doom scroll. People create and also …

Nov 25, 2022: Re: Bird app

Nov 25, 2022: Cute. On the news that the leap second is being removed, Rev. Pavel Gabor, an astrophysicist and the vice director of the Vatican Observatory Research …

Nov 25, 2022: Breaking: news.

Nov 24, 2022: You take a six week break in Mexico and your phone gets real judgemental

Nov 23, 2022: Philip Glass: ”I don’t know what I’m doing. And if you don’t know what to do, there’s actually a chance of doing something new. As long as you know …

Nov 22, 2022: It’s not often you get Coolangatta and Surfers Paradise in the same photo. But that’s what happens when I’m back in Australia :)

Nov 20, 2022: Current status: Getting wasted on old fashioneds in the Los Angeles Qantas First Class Lounge.

Nov 20, 2022: I don’t think Trump will even make it to the Republican Nomination for President, let alone the actual Presidency. The Trump voter hates losers …

Nov 20, 2022: I’ve been talking about switching social networks for a decade now …

Nov 20, 2022: Having my first experience of Live Activities on the latest iOS software. The app that is “live” is Flighty, and I really like this. The only negative …

Nov 19, 2022: To chool for school

Nov 19, 2022: Experiencing the weirdest vibe right now. I’m packing to leave home for a month, and the place I’m travelling to is Australia. I never thought …

Nov 19, 2022: Dane Winer: “Twitter inherited the blogosphere, in a sense, and the chaos of the company hid the fact that it was owned, all that we put into …

Nov 19, 2022: Sharing God’s Law from Letters of Note, as seen multiple times around the internet and on The West Wing, now in it’s original form, by …

Nov 19, 2022: Are you a parent of a toddler or an assistant to a male CEO of a tech startup?

Nov 19, 2022: Why Mastodon is “big” in Japan

Nov 19, 2022: I think about this email that Steve Jobs wrote to himself a lot

Nov 19, 2022: Gosh I needed to enjoy this: “You Can’t Handle The Truth,” but it’s the Toy Story Song

Nov 19, 2022: Touché Google Translate

Nov 18, 2022: Watching Seinfeld and the episode ‘The Limo’ starts. Opening scene is at a NY airport and a Trump airline Boeing 727. Of course the only Trump cameo …

Nov 18, 2022: Rancho Pescadero, the new old kid on the block, just re-opened. Keen as mustard to start making weddings there!

Nov 18, 2022: ❤️ El Pescadero, Baja California Sur

Nov 18, 2022: "You are all your work has" Maeve Brennan in a letter to Tillie Olsen via Letters of Note: “I have been trying to think of the word to say to you that would never fail to …

Nov 17, 2022: Britt & I toured around this new resort, Rancho Pescadero, last week to talk about making weddings there. Those oceanview rooms are actually built …

Nov 17, 2022: This is Noah Sushi in Pescadero. The best sushi I have ever tasted, and I’ve had good sushi, even in Japan. It’s on a dirt road, with no …

Nov 17, 2022: Street names in Baja are wild, in that they barely exist. To prove my residence/address I need to show an electrical bill. So this street a few blocks …

Nov 17, 2022: In the future we won’t share our most intimate stories with, and through, the world’s biggest tech companies. Mastodon and blogs might not be the …

Nov 15, 2022: I’ll never forget today. The day that my 20 month old daughter, whilst holding a banana, screamed for another banana, but when she had two, realised …

Nov 15, 2022: A proposal: a social network owned by creators Social networks have three assets: a network effect (so we can connect with people), content moderation (so we can actually enjoy using it), content …

Nov 15, 2022: Siri, one of the foremost artificial Intelligences, thinks I should call in to the Airbnb to check out. Thanks mate.

Nov 14, 2022: Apparently I don’t share my photography enough (sorry, Zac) so it’s mostly on Unsplash.

Nov 14, 2022: There you go ya filthy tech-news-lovin animals.

Nov 14, 2022: Gosh it irritates me when ‘down south’ writes the national news stories as if no-one from ‘up north’ reads it // @crikey_news @emmaels

Nov 14, 2022: My favourite thing about Mastodon actually has nothing to do with Mastodon. It’s the experience of embracing a completely new network with a handful …

Nov 14, 2022: James Hennessy in The Terminal: “His primary motivator at this point is the absolutely daunting mathematics of the deal he signed … saddled it with …

Nov 13, 2022: A few thoughts on Mastodon at the end of day one: The network brand name is stupid and not sticky, as is “toot”. Running your own instance is not the …

Nov 13, 2022: Fish tacos, margaritas, a mariachi band, all on the beach. A perfect night on the Sea of Cortez.

Nov 13, 2022: Balandra

Nov 13, 2022: I could imagine this hanging on a wall somewhere, I’m really proud of it. On the left there you’ve got what the Mexicans say is there best beach, …

Nov 13, 2022: Fifty shades of blue

Nov 13, 2022: I decided I was being a grumpy old man by not even trying Mastodon - I think it has a stupid name for a modern product, great for an extinct elephant …

Nov 13, 2022: One of us, and I won’t say who, just fell off the bed and landed face first on the tiled floor

Nov 13, 2022: On the Sea of Cortez, near La Paz, today

Nov 13, 2022: I can handle my parents being disappointed in me, my wife, children and friends. All of your disappointments will come and go. But man, letting …

Nov 12, 2022: Notes for my gravestone

Nov 11, 2022: “This is not a verification status; it’s an Important Blue Internet Checkmark, which in 2022 is just as legit. Also the Important Blue …

Nov 11, 2022: Finally, the BeReal competitor I’ve been waiting for: TweetReal.

Nov 10, 2022: Day 30 in Mexico: Still haven’t joined a drug cartel. Fish tacos are amazing. Send coffee.

Nov 10, 2022: Trung Phan on the “massive” podcast opportunity he’s identified, and something I’ve thought about a lot: “Whatever your …

Nov 10, 2022: So apparently the Commonwealth marriage celebrants portal and database was hacked … just a program run by the Commonwealth …

Nov 10, 2022: Is swashbuckling still a thing? Why don’t we use the word “swashbuckling” more? It’s a very cool word. The MacOS dictionary defines swashbuckling as an …

Nov 10, 2022: It’s weird to see so much talk about Mastodon and people walk right past micro.blog. I’ve been a user since @manton launched it on Kickstarter, and I …

Nov 9, 2022: Missed the eclipse, but caught sunrise this morning

Nov 9, 2022: We’re heading back to Hawaii in mid-January and it got me thinking about the last time I was there and I created a marriage ceremony across the bay …

Nov 9, 2022: Apple Frames is the ultimate shortcut that most Apple computer users don't know about Over seven years since Workflow first graced the Apple ecosystem - since then being acquired by Apple and renamed Shortcuts which makes it so easy to …

Nov 9, 2022: We don't have a Trump/Musk/political problem, we have a being human problem I am continually fascinated whilst reading Letters of Note as to how people not of this time, people who lived 50, 100, or 200 years ago talk about …

Nov 9, 2022: Martha Gellhorn in a letter to Victoria Glendinning on 30th September 1987: “Anyway, I intend to spend the rest of my life wasting time.” …

Nov 9, 2022: There are two kinds of people in the world, people who confidently pronounce “pho” and the people who anxiously listen to those people say it because …

Nov 8, 2022: I can’t believe that so much valuable conversation is {you should give me all your money} interspersed with ads and unrelated content {gamble …

Nov 7, 2022: Apple executives discussing iMessage for Android is beautifully shortsighted. We put these people on pedestals but they’re just lucky enough to be …

Nov 7, 2022: Idea: The most important part of Twitter is the feeling of sending the tweet. No-one sees your tweets anyway, so what if we made a new Twitter where …

Nov 7, 2022: I’m wondering whether “stay in your medium lane” is good advice for Elon Musk and Twitter today? I think about Instagram starting as …

Nov 7, 2022: El Arco, Cabo San Lucas Sunday sunrise from Cabo

Nov 7, 2022: “Chinese restaurant”

Nov 6, 2022: Evan Amrmstrong at Every on How Elon Wins: “Twitter is a perfect case study of the shifting power dynamics of the ad market and how to make money in …

Nov 6, 2022: Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry. Them good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye.

Nov 6, 2022: I met Charles Wooley when I was in line to be his producer on what’s now called the Triple M regional radio network. Smart guy, good interviewer, …

Nov 6, 2022: Wondering about Unsplash and why my recent work isn't resonating I’ve been uploading to Unsplash for almost five years, and people always ask why I would submit my work to a website that gives it away mostly …

Nov 6, 2022: In the Gold Coast Bulletin today @AnnWasonMoore nails it making the biggest losses/mistakes the Gold Coast has experienced. But I’ll add one more: the …

Nov 6, 2022: Put a bag of cookies in the break room and it might sit for days. Open the bag and leave it out, and within an hour, all the cookies will be gone. …

Nov 6, 2022: I think a lot about the guy whose car I ran into on the first day of owning a car in Mexico. I didnt put the car in park or put the handbrake on, …

Nov 6, 2022: “Good day” in Spanish is “Buenos días”, phonetically (in Josh Spanish) “beh-wan-ass dee-ass” and I now understand how Australian English must be hard …

Nov 5, 2022: Cerritos A Thursday afternoon at Playa Los Cerritos

Nov 5, 2022: Just a boy and his favourite seventy to two-hundred millimetres of glass photographed by another boy and his medium format film camera, Jack Fitz at …

Nov 5, 2022: John Ruskin in a letter to C. E. Norton, 4th Nov 1860: “I find Penguins at present the only comfort in life. One feels everything in the world so …

Nov 3, 2022: Computerspielemuseum Thinking about Berlin’s computer Game Museum, the Computerspielemuseum, today. It’s the only building in Berlin I can walk into and feel nostalgic and …

Nov 3, 2022: TomTom: I came here to sell satnavs and kick ass, and I’m all outta satnavs.

Nov 3, 2022: Business idea: a coffee translator. All I want in Mexico is to just order my coffee. In Australia I order a long black with cream (pouring cream), or …

Nov 2, 2022: I’m reflecting on the recent Optus hack today as I wonder what to do with my phone number I’ve had for 20 odd years. So much of modern society needs a …

Nov 2, 2022: Reason no. 72 to read James Hennessy’s email: “I decided to dig into this, because the prospect of an intersection of forgotten Australian pulp lit …

Nov 1, 2022: Just going on the record before November 2022 hits to say that I had a blue tick before it wasn’t cool. That’s right, mum. I was verified before …

Oct 31, 2022: Nieman Labs reckons that newspaper political endorsements might not matter anymore. I think that’s for the better?

Oct 31, 2022: Gary Voth’s piece, The Forgotten Lens, reminds me why I love the 50mm so much. I only have a vintage Minolta f/2 manual focus lens at the moment …

Oct 31, 2022: Is this mural on the toilet entry wall about menstruation?

Oct 30, 2022: Dave Winer with the best Twitter analogy: “Why would I leave Twitter? It’s like living in NY and not taking the subway. Sure it’s dirty …

Oct 29, 2022: The latest in dynamic bus signage technology

Oct 29, 2022: Reporting for The Verge, Justine Calma says that “Traffic jams are tied to lower birth weights.” It’s almost like us humans are making ourselves …

Oct 29, 2022: Someone just got a fire truck for their birthday or the truck celebrated its birthday. Either way, congrats!

Oct 29, 2022: Tequila shot $1USD

Oct 29, 2022: James Cameron, artist: outside and other and alone This New Yorker profile of Director, James Cameron, hit home with this line: “He sees himself as essentially outside and other and alone; he bites …

Oct 28, 2022: Thursday’s sunset

Oct 27, 2022: Netflix, One Tel, and me, a nostalgic love triangle Britt and I are watching Netflix’s new show The Mole at the moment and as that guy who knows Queensland like the back of his hand I’ve …

Oct 27, 2022: Good business sense tells me it’s time to sell all my beef, children, petrol, and non-essential oils, and buy more computers. Thanks for the …

Oct 27, 2022: The moonrise over the Pacific Ocean was pretty cool tonight

Oct 27, 2022: It’s funny how the human brain likes little milestones and we call it “feeling real” … like just now how I put the finishing …

Oct 27, 2022: On ya bus

Oct 27, 2022: Bob Dylan: “Boy, I hurried… I hurried for a long time. I’m sorry I did. All the time you’re hurrying, you’re not really as aware as you should be. …

Oct 26, 2022: Tuesday’s sunset from Todos Santos

Oct 26, 2022: Punta Gasparino, Baja California Sur

Oct 26, 2022: Finally, it happened

Oct 26, 2022: I’m a sucker for 360 spherical images, but the places you can view them not-flattened are few. Lightroom online is one, so here’s the link …

Oct 26, 2022: El Pescadero, the little fishing village we’re calling home this month

Oct 25, 2022: Deporte bus

Oct 25, 2022: El Pescadero // home

Oct 24, 2022: Felt cute, might delete later

Oct 24, 2022: Hey, if you ever can’t get a hold of Jesus, lemme know, I’ll send you some Mexican Salvo, a sin remover.

Oct 24, 2022: Did Bono actually encourage Tim Cook on services and subscriptions when they worked out the deal to give away Songs of Innocence through iTunes? Tim …

Oct 24, 2022: Bono in The Guardian on the birth of U2, that iTunes album and Live Aid: “I don’t think I voted for the name U2, but I didn’t stop it. I definitely …

Oct 23, 2022: I’ve eaten sushi in Japan, Iceland, New York & Vancouver. Australians have made me sushi, Italians, Croatians & Kiwis. But I never thought the …

Oct 23, 2022: I’ve never heard of Haiku photography but I like it.

Oct 22, 2022: Breaking news: Luna rode a horsey and she is pretty flippin pumped about the whole idea.

Oct 22, 2022: The directions to the Los Sagrados horse rescue we visited today said to go through the Cardone Forest. I was curious what a forest in the desert …

Oct 21, 2022: A helpful guide to our journey so far. We like Baja California Sur so much I’m worried we might not see the rest of the country.

Oct 21, 2022: Thursday in Todos Santos

Oct 21, 2022: A Mexican reformat Sell everything and start again somewhere else, it’s awesome! When I first started as a computer tech back in 1998 there was a really complex …

Oct 21, 2022: 2022, the year where Lettuce made the news twice.

Oct 20, 2022: My li’l mate, Luna, turns four today. She wants you all to know that she’s a big girl now.

Oct 20, 2022: Ted Gioia asks if smart people do books anymore? “Goodby logos, hello brand logos.”

Oct 19, 2022: Sammy J on ABC Melbourne: ‘Acts like a Bureau but always the BOM to me.’

Oct 18, 2022: I can’t help but feel that Mark Zuckerberg is a bit off Apple at the moment. As someone who uses WhatsApp because he’s forced to, not …

Oct 18, 2022: Travel money tips: Up Bank vs. Wise vs. Qantas Business Money (Airwallex) We’re in Mexico at the moment and I have thoughts on spending Australian money abroad. Four years ago today I became an Up Bank customer, and …

Oct 18, 2022: Inherent problems in the internet of 2022 Some inherent problems in the internet of 2022, in my humble opinion: Everyone is too exposed to everyone else, for example, it’s wild that …

Oct 18, 2022: Dear Kanye, get a blog The most embarrassing thing about Kanye West buying Parler isn’t that he bought Parler, but that he (and most people) think that the world needs …

Oct 17, 2022: Ted Gioia in the Honest Broker: “This is a signal that we have reached the endgame (of the internet) stage. And a new game is beginning with …

Oct 17, 2022: “This could be Heaven or this could be Hell”

Oct 17, 2022: One week in Mexico There’s a difference between good tacos and just tacos, good tacos are more likely to be in less-fancy buildings without flashy signage. …

Oct 16, 2022: Todos Santos We left Los Cabos today for an adventure up to Todos Santos about an hour’s drive north of Cabo San Lucas. A few observations. The best branding …

Oct 16, 2022: I love Morpho, my new favourite currency (and other numbers) conversion iOS app. Ahead of travelling to Mexico I wanted to find a new currency …

Oct 16, 2022: Kurt Vonnegut: “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

Oct 16, 2022: It’s happened! We’ve had our first American tourist in Mexico think that Austria and Australia are the same place. The lovely person “spent some time …

Oct 16, 2022: How can I nominate myself for the Father of the Year Awards? I just bought Luna a Paw Patrol car seat with and without beef.

Oct 15, 2022: Sam Kris: The internet is already over. “In the future—not the distant future, but ten years, five—people will remember the internet as a brief dumb …

Oct 15, 2022: Drove in Mexico for the first time today. I didn’t witness another car on the road in Los Cabos use it’s turn indicator. I’m worried if I keep using …

Oct 15, 2022: When asked at the restaurant what we were celebrating at dinner tonight I said “being alive!” Now every staff member congratulates us on every …

Oct 14, 2022: The podcast series “Startup” was a thrilling listen as Alex Blumberg created Gimlet. It’s depressing to now read how Spotify has gutted that creation …

Oct 14, 2022: I’m using the new Apple Translate app every day in Mexico, it’s pretty cool. Currently having a full conversation with my zero-English Uber driver, …

Oct 14, 2022: A day in the life of the Withers family: day four (13 October 2022) in Los Cabos, at the Instituto Nacional de Migración (the Mexican National …

Oct 13, 2022: Wednesday sunset

Oct 13, 2022: Patron saint of pioneers and travelers, Saint Joseph of the capes. Or, in Spanish, San Jose del Cabos.

Oct 13, 2022: “Fish killer of the week story”

Oct 12, 2022: Teaching the Withers girls how to share margaritas

Oct 12, 2022: Episode five of Who’s Gonna Save Us with Saul Griffiths, paraphrased by Kai in Dense Discovery: “A typical Australian suburb spends about $4m on …

Oct 12, 2022: Turns out that Cabo San Lucas is basically the Bali of the USA.

Oct 12, 2022: What a wild ride. At first Jesus was coming to meet me and take us home. Then Jesus cancelled on me. I’m quite conflicted on how I feel about meeting …

Oct 12, 2022: Mexican pests are chill AF

Oct 11, 2022: First Mexican sunset // Cabos

Oct 11, 2022: Driving from the airport to the hotel in San Jose Cabo and I’ve spotted my first guard in a watch house holding a gun. Despite the girl at immigration …

Oct 11, 2022: Mexicans really dislike BlackBerrys

Oct 11, 2022: This TSA agent at LAX is giving us a hard time

Oct 10, 2022: Adios, Australia

Oct 10, 2022: Sitting on a flight that’s migrating our family to Mexico and I’ve never been more terrified and excited in my life. With any luck that energy, and …

Oct 10, 2022: One of these two people just vomited up a whole bloody watermelon on the Qantas lounge carpet

Oct 9, 2022: Targeted ad of the year award goes to this lot who just advertised at me, the bloke moving his family to Mexico tomorrow

Oct 8, 2022: Self portrait of a tired and weary man who isn’t working for the next six weeks

Oct 7, 2022: Will Sansom at UT Health: “Could eating salmon, cod, tuna, herring or sardines keep our brains healthy and our thinking agile in middle age? New …

Oct 7, 2022: Freya Stark: “There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.” Three days til the Mexican …

Oct 7, 2022: 14 years of the best job in the world It was kind of fitting for one of my last weddings before we head to Mexico to be at Weddings at Tiffany’s. One of my first was there as well, …

Oct 6, 2022: This is so bizarre and weird to listen to: AI-generated Joe Rogan interviews AI-generated Steve Jobs. By podcast.ai. “Your audience is just so …

Oct 6, 2022: Finally found the band for me

Oct 5, 2022: Tim Burrowes reports on Rupert Murdoch’s “remarkable” 70-year career in the media: He created a newspaper empire which has shaped …

Oct 5, 2022: The world is starting to reflect on 2020-2022 and what everyone did, and how we reacted, and I’m not reading many pieces that are all in with …

Oct 4, 2022: 7 Photographers on Finding Your Voice

Oct 4, 2022: I could quote Robin Rendle’s post, ‘Take Care Of Your Blog’ forever: “There will be blog posts that you adore that no one …

Oct 4, 2022: We're off to Mexico and how we can stay in contact, a manifesto My anxiety is of the opinion that none of you really care about me, contacting me or enjoying our family travels, if that’s so, please cease …

Oct 4, 2022: An interesting piece from Ted Gioia where he highlights something I’d missed, that music, and music reporting, as turned from being fresh and …

Oct 4, 2022: Six days to Mexico. “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” …

Oct 2, 2022: Making wedding photos today

Oct 2, 2022: 50 ways to be ridiculously generous—and feel ridiculously good by Alexandra Franzen. If you have a colleague who is self-employed, encourage them to …

Oct 2, 2022: Rules for Online Sanity

Oct 1, 2022: Becoming a dad shrinks your brain. I’m not mad, I’m just stupid.

Oct 1, 2022: Nine days until we migrate to Mexico, a country Britt and I have never been Andrzej Stasiuk: “It is good to come to a country you know practically nothing about. Your thoughts grow still, useless. In a country you know …

Oct 1, 2022: I don’t know who needs to hear this, but despite their ads this week, Optus wasn’t attacked. They left the front door open and unlocked and a thief …

Oct 1, 2022: The most horrible hotel in the world featured in Tone Knob by Nick Parker: Then in 1996 they asked the new-kids-on-the-block agency KesselsKramer2 to …

Sep 30, 2022: Does the Kindle Scribe replace a five year old Kindle Oasis? My reading device of choice has been a Kindle Oasis (2nd model) I picked up at a Best Buy in Vegas in December 2017. It fast became my favourite …

Sep 30, 2022: We called our Airbnb the Tugun Pause because a few times a day you get to take a one to two second pause in your conversations

Sep 29, 2022: How good is it when you just find The One

Sep 29, 2022: I call this one “Jetstar flight captured over Brisbane with a manual focus lens”

Sep 28, 2022: If you’ve ever wanted to use our dishwasher, TV, or closet? You’re going to love the tugunpause.com.

Sep 28, 2022: Are there any signs we should look out for to see if Goldie is being fed enough?

Sep 28, 2022: Ted Gioia’s predictions of the music industry in 2032: “A legitimate musical counterculture will arise, with a cadre of new artists achieving …

Sep 27, 2022: Cam Wilson in Web Cam on crime reporting: “There’s a lot of good criticism of crime reporting. It fosters systemic racism. Crimes are reported on …

Sep 27, 2022: Andrew Greene reporting on the Optus data thief (they like to call the person a hacker): WARNING - do not click on latest link from alleged Optus …

Sep 27, 2022: The end of the shared experience that is music Larry Miller, NYU, in The Future of Music podcast on The Verge hosted by Ariel Shapiro: “The magnitude of most hits is smaller.” …

Sep 27, 2022: Zane Lowe with Stevie Nicks is an beautiful podcast conversation not only about Fleetwood Mac, but also about Tom Petty, Prince, Harry Styles, Neil …

Sep 27, 2022: Smashing a spacecraft into an asteroid Emma Elsworthy in the Crikey Worm this morning: The nerds at NASA are going to smash a spacecraft into an asteroid hurtling through space this …

Sep 27, 2022: Why so dramatic, Rockhampton sunrise?

Sep 26, 2022: iOS 17 prediction: an Apple Shortcuts Store. After writing my first semi-complex-but-bit-that-complex shortcut for Apple Shortcuts today I can’t …

Sep 26, 2022: Vinay Prasad, Professor, Hematologist, Oncologist, Health policy researcher, on the weird place we’re at with Covid vaccines today: “The …

Sep 26, 2022: Qantas T80 seat selection reminder shortcut for Apple Shortcuts Reading a recent Point Hacks email about the ol' ‘T-80’ Qantas rule reminded me of an Apple Shortcuts shortcut I’d been meaning to …

Sep 26, 2022: If I was going to make a travel vlog this week my episode would be about how you should just stay at home again, airports are terrible, it’s quicker …

Sep 26, 2022: It’s 2022 and there’s no real solution for blisters yet Started this morning in a cheap Brisbane hotel with a 4am alarm and a 6:05am flight at gate 16, which became a 6:05am flight at gate 26, which …

Sep 26, 2022: I’m impressed by how many other people made the stupid decision to catch a 6am flight

Sep 26, 2022: If only all of us queued for hours at airports had let them know we were coming. They need some kind of air travel ticketing system so they’re not …

Sep 25, 2022: Be here

Sep 25, 2022: Patrick O’Shaughnessy on the power of audio: “Audio feels to me like a secret hiding in plain sight. Everyone loves to learn, everyone …

Sep 25, 2022: Here comes the Sunday sun

Sep 24, 2022: If you’d like to buy bottles of Goldie’s energy, please back her kickstarter

Sep 24, 2022: 40 months wait and I’m pretty sure I’m never going to see this Playdate It all started when I read this May 2019 Daring Fireball article and fell in love with a little gadget I’d only just heard of. I subscribed for …

Sep 24, 2022: George Bernard Shaw: “The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with …

Sep 24, 2022: Rattling the Cage by Rhian Sasseen: For years, I was the person whose job it was to keep you clicking, to keep you scrolling.

Sep 23, 2022: Sitting at the next table from a group of people attending an NRL conference (wearing NRL logo shirts) and one guy jokingly says “fucking Polynesians” …

Sep 23, 2022: Hey, big apologies if I die in the next 24 hours. My 18 month old just sneezed directly into my open mouth and laughed.

Sep 23, 2022: Good advice for people who have been Optus customers since 2017, I have been one, is to enact a credit freeze. IDCARE has a fact sheet on freezing …

Sep 23, 2022: No woman, no cry? From 1938.

Sep 23, 2022: What do sensors know? - Om Malik: Did you notice: That we have not heard a peep from Elon Musk about why Chinese regulators haven’t approved Tesla’s …

Sep 23, 2022: When Donald Trump suggests that the FBI were looking for Hillary Clinton’s emails at Mar-a-Lago is he also suggesting that he has her emails? If so, …

Sep 23, 2022: Why Coles is getting out of the servo game, asks Tim Burrowes: “In a time when corporate social responsibility has given way to environmental, social …

Sep 23, 2022: This psych study is going to set the metal world on fire: “Extreme metal guitar skill: A case of male–male status seeking, mate attraction, or …

Sep 22, 2022: These old Qantas maps and timetables from the 1970s (lifted from the FFA fB group) are wild. That Acapulco is a destination but Los Angeles isn’t!

Sep 22, 2022: Big Bee Energy

Sep 22, 2022: Astonished. The best coffee I’ve had on this public holiday is from the Scenic Rim Milkbar in Boonah, made at 5pm by a bloke of Asian descent with the …

Sep 22, 2022: Is the Il Bogan Bridge over the Logan River the genesis of the Fully Sick Logan Bogan?

Sep 22, 2022: “He came that I might have life. Therefore, let me live.”

Sep 22, 2022: Getty Images says no to artificially generated art.

Sep 22, 2022: I’ve been meaning to link to Down Round for a while, but most of my podcast listening is while I’m driving and that’s not a time that I’m blogging. …

Sep 20, 2022: If there was a game that could drag me into purchasing a Nintendo Switch, it’d be Monkey Island. I really miss the nineties PC games from …

Sep 19, 2022: Ten years ago today that iOS 6 launched, removed Google Maps from the iPhone, and left us with Apple Maps while many major landmarks around Australia …

Sep 19, 2022: Rose Eveleth on interrupting people: “So here are my tips for anybody who might find themselves in a situation like Hubeny, where someone …

Sep 19, 2022: Robin Rendle on blogging: Someone asked me for advice about their career a while ago and even though I absolutely do not feel qualified enough to …

Sep 19, 2022: ‘Gifs are cringe’: Giphy. “They have fallen out of fashion as a content form, with younger users in particular describing gifs as ‘for boomers’ and …

Sep 19, 2022: When I’m elected King of Straya I will make this our coat of arms in my first 100 days /via @ozkitsch

Sep 19, 2022: Mary Oliver: Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon? Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

Sep 19, 2022: I take back whatever I’ve said about wedding awards in the past. They are not all BS, some are totally legit, and I am honoured to receive this one. …

Sep 18, 2022: Moving from my iPhone 12 Pro to a new iPhone 14 Pro would have to be the worst upgrade experience I’ve had in a long time. Where’s the …

Sep 17, 2022: Mother

Sep 17, 2022: Everything I’ve Learnt About Public EV Charging With Two Failed Startups, by Anthony Agius “The point of this post isn’t to analyse why I’m not …

Sep 17, 2022: Kevin Kelly: “The chief prevention against getting old is to remain astonished.”

Sep 17, 2022: “Prince Andrew, a friend of Jeffrey Epstein who this year settled a lawsuit accusing him of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl, will receive the …

Sep 17, 2022: Patagonia Founder Gives Away the Company to Fight Climate Change, writes David Gelles in The New York Times: “In some ways, the forfeiture of …

Sep 17, 2022: Encouragement to a friend who’s a brand new dad this week All of your life’s work, efforts, learnings, skills and talents, has been for this next season, you’re now slave and superhero at the same time. …

Sep 16, 2022: “All we can do is build trust, that’s the only asset a newsroom has.” - @reckless, or, Nilay Patel, Editor-in-chief of The Verge on Stratechery

Sep 16, 2022: Friday night on the drive home to the Gold Coast from Toowoomba

Sep 15, 2022: Who are you even going to choose? Someone who bakes fresh pies every day in a commercial kitchen, or someone who makes pies on an unknown schedule at …

Sep 15, 2022: Goonoo Goonoo on a Thursday morning

Sep 14, 2022: The one with a Britt in front is our Airbnb … the other is just how damn cute Tamworth homes are

Sep 14, 2022: Shooting the sunset over Tamworth with Luna

Sep 13, 2022: Took the girls to the office today. I must’ve married hundreds of people in the Blue Mountains over the past 14 years so it was weird to be there …

Sep 13, 2022: You might find the memes and the jokes horrible but this is all King Charles' fault for becoming king in a meme culture his mother neglected to …

Sep 13, 2022: You know you’re at an Australian country pub when they don’t know what an IPA, or XPA, or pale ale is. I asked for a beer from a brand that’s less …

Sep 13, 2022: Glenbrook

Sep 13, 2022: Has anyone tried letting their toddler just leave and run into the wild? Maybe us parents are the only things holding them back from glory? Maybe warm …

Sep 12, 2022: Got a new 24mm I acquired a new lens for my Canon EOS R5 camera today, the new Canon RF 24mm f/1.8. I’m generally a fan of a long lens, like my favourite …

Sep 12, 2022: When you’re trying to escape the backpackers

Sep 12, 2022: Everyone goes shopping and posts a selfie of the new clothes they bought while I’m over here like, I got some more camera things

Sep 12, 2022: 🌙

Sep 12, 2022: Steve Jobs emails himself Sent from Steve Jobs' iPad: From: Steve Jobs To: Steve Jobs Date: Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 11:08PM I grow little of the food I eat, and of …

Sep 12, 2022: Otto English in Politico: “The world’s papers will be full of obituaries of the queen today. This is the life of Elizabeth Windsor.”

Sep 12, 2022: What scientists have learnt from COVID lockdowns. Restrictions on social contact stemmed disease spread, but weighing up the ultimate costs and …

Sep 12, 2022: Richard Branson: “All businesses are an idea or service that make somebody else’s life better. If you make other people’s life …

Sep 12, 2022: I truly struggle to understand why we - as a global community - are so weird about immigration. That because of the genetic lottery you were born in a …

Sep 12, 2022: I don’t want normal, I want magic.

Sep 11, 2022: Becoming a crypto bro just got easier

Sep 11, 2022: Sunday morning at Bondi

Sep 10, 2022: A delightful Batman story

Sep 10, 2022: It’s amazing to me that the least valued, least used, and most uncool social network in the world is constantly the most important.

Sep 10, 2022: Louis L’Amour​: “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.”

Sep 9, 2022: Proud to announce that I’ve been appointed as a noted person to dispose of any currencies with former heads of state on them. Please mail all …

Sep 8, 2022: I miss old-school Steve Jobs era Apple product launches. Steve would say that they designed some cool tech, we’d all agree and cheer. Tim Cook’s Apple …

Sep 7, 2022: What’s the most you’ve paid for an Old Fashioned?

Sep 7, 2022: Finally the Pringles people have removed the unnecessary lids. If once you pop you can’t stop, why have plastic lids?

Sep 7, 2022: An opera I’d go to

Sep 7, 2022: You can say what you want about the downfall of a Sydney institution like Bread & Circus after being sold but I can’t trust a cafe that takes my …

Sep 7, 2022: The Withers’ in Wonderland (at The Grounds of Alexandria)

Sep 7, 2022: Experiencing Sydney through the eyes and words of a three year old is marvellous. She looks at this building and calls it a castle and supposes there …

Sep 7, 2022: Luna upon seeing Circular Quay and the Sydney ferries for the first time: they’re like pirates!

Sep 7, 2022: Ten years of you trying to convince me to go halfsies with meals. Ten years of me trying to convince you not to keep every file you have on your …

Sep 6, 2022: How boring and sad for AFL, to keep up the boring old broadcast model for another 7 years.

Sep 6, 2022: I’ve met the end of Chinese food game boss

Sep 6, 2022: #notallstains

Sep 6, 2022: No, just a little lower. There it is.

Sep 6, 2022: Well, this W really gets a round

Sep 6, 2022: September in Australia, by @newyorkcartoons and @scottdools

Sep 6, 2022: Why international standard paper size ISO 216, the standard you might know as A1/A2/A3/A4/A5/A6 is one of the greatest innovations of the 18th …

Sep 6, 2022: Germany just finished a three-month trial of selling €9 monthly ‘all you can eat’ public transport tickets and not only did more than half …

Sep 6, 2022: Epictetus: “Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.”

Sep 5, 2022: Sydney this afternoon

Sep 5, 2022: The real conspiracy I’d like Qanon to tell me about is why Australians are denied eggnog. How does Big Nog continue to ruin the lives of everyday …

Sep 5, 2022: Darryl Campbell in The Verge: “There’s no evidence two decades of pat-downs and shoe removal have made travellers any safer — so why does the …

Sep 4, 2022: Luna presents me with a self-portrait for Father’s Day. I say “noo-noo”.

Sep 4, 2022: Luna: discovers herself

Sep 4, 2022: Teaching Goldie how to identify a sucker

Sep 4, 2022: This Ars Technica article - Remembering the best shareware-era DOS games that time forgot - - reminds me of how I got shareware games before the …

Sep 3, 2022: Three year-old firstborn looks at me as I’m putting her to bed tonight and says “when you were a little boy I made you a daddy!” It’s like she’s …

Sep 3, 2022: 11 weddings to go before Mexico!

Sep 3, 2022: It’s empowering seeing Ampol throw around the word “restaurant” so liberally. I’m going to erect a sign out the front of my house that says “male …

Sep 2, 2022: I make wedding photo

Sep 2, 2022: Things people have said to me tonight as I DJ a wedding I wasn’t even supposed to DJ: Young female guest: Do you know who is playing right now? …

Sep 1, 2022: Someone on Hacker News found an unbelievable Wikipedia article about the Athletics at the 1904 Summer Olympics – men’s marathon “While …

Sep 1, 2022: Steve Jobs: “When you’re young, you look at TV and think “there’s a conspiracy.” The networks have conspired to dumb us …

Sep 1, 2022: “Hey honey comma oh this is a voice message sorry babe anyway” is how I start every voice message to my wife on my iPhone.

Aug 31, 2022: This Mavic 3 drone footage over and from Mount Everest is beyond amazing

Aug 31, 2022: Still waiting for Big Audio Dynamite III

Aug 31, 2022: No-one’s singing in the streets again, Mackay, Mackay.

Aug 30, 2022: Hey, you know, you can just do stuff, like you don’t need anyone’s permission or anything

Aug 30, 2022: 100 ways to improve your writing

Aug 30, 2022: Manyun Zou, Russell Goldenberg and Rob Smith have done the hard work on The Pudding to report on how The Big Bang Theory is censored in the …

Aug 28, 2022: This web app on Baseten was recommended to me to restore old photos and as you might be able to see with this ancient photo of yours truly, it works a …

Aug 28, 2022: Sunrise on a Sunday morning from Cabarita Beach, New South Wales

Aug 28, 2022: Someone was up at 4:30am and nothing would settle her. Hint: it wasn’t Britt.

Aug 28, 2022: 25 lessons learned from working at Clubhouse

Aug 28, 2022: Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work, a summary: Share your thoughts and your process and your work, online, for free. You don’t need to be an expert …

Aug 28, 2022: David Perell on the news: “The paradox of news: By telling us to care about everything, the news leads to apathy instead of action.” …

Aug 28, 2022: Rob Hardy on non-coercive marketing: “The key ingredient in non-coercive marketing is the golden rule. We should market to others the way …

Aug 27, 2022: Introducing the next joshPhone. You can design yours on Neal’s website.

Aug 27, 2022: Patrick Collison has assemblers a fascinating list of questions, like: Why do there seem to be more examples of rapidly-completed major projects in …

Aug 27, 2022: The end of social media and the rise of algorithmic media

Aug 27, 2022: The rising cost of living is actually encouraging us to spend more

Aug 27, 2022: The people behind Refind are doing something really interesting with the “here’s a list of really interesting articles in an email” …

Aug 27, 2022: Amelia Earhart​: “The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you …

Aug 27, 2022: The guy who goes out of his way to hilariously grimace and loudly say ”good practice for your next marriage” at every wedding must be elated when he …

Aug 27, 2022: Forever amazed at what people wear to weddings. It must be so beautiful to do that last gaze in a mirror at home before you leave for the ceremony and …

Aug 26, 2022: Evan Armstrong supposes that if Steve Jobs knew how to speak finance (bs) he might have stayed CEO of Apple back in the 80s: “If he had known …

Aug 25, 2022: The average duration of a viral song on TikTok is 19.5 seconds. RIP music.

Aug 25, 2022: Letters of Note: “In June of 1460, news reached Pope Pius II of an orgy which had recently taken place in the gardens of Giovanni di Bichis’s palace …

Aug 24, 2022: the best part about travelling for work is coming home to a tribe that’s missed me

Aug 24, 2022: I can’t believe no-one has been celebrating Digital Radio’s (DAB) 13th anniversary in Australia. It’s like DAB doesn’t mean anything to anyone.

Aug 24, 2022: Matt Damon very simply and succinctly explains why we don’t get the movies like we used to - and it’s all to do with the death of the DVD.

Aug 24, 2022: It might seem like a surprise but nine years ago in Seminyak I started thinking about moving to Mexico after reading this compelling sign.

Aug 24, 2022: Wow, I didn’t know this but you can use your $50 Qantas voucher like a power-up mid-flight so the flight attendant doesn’t smash into your elbows with …

Aug 24, 2022: Retro ‘Roo

Aug 23, 2022: I’ve created marriage ceremonies in the coldest climates, through Californian deserts in winter, Iceland in winter, New Zealand mountaintops in …

Aug 23, 2022: Seeing the #SolidarityWithSanna posts reminds me of something that happened 10 years ago next week: Alan Jones and Barnaby Joyce on the radio …

Aug 22, 2022: I need to see Michael Heizer’s City

Aug 22, 2022: Get back to me when your wedding invite is a bottle of craft gin. This is an actual wedding I’m at in December.

Aug 21, 2022: She watches her big sister (try to) do ballet all week

Aug 21, 2022: As a person born in 1981, the greatest dilemma I face is whether I identify as Gen X or Gen Y. I don’t like Gen Whiners, they don’t seem like my kind …

Aug 21, 2022: I get itchy when I sit with a photo I’ve made for more than 24 hours, I couldn’t imagine dedicating 50 years to a work of art.

Aug 21, 2022: Time to get off the hamster wheel: interview with Spencer Howson Spencer Howson on 4BC Weekends invited me into the studio to explain why we’re moving to Mexico.

Aug 21, 2022: DJ Patil - former U.S. Chief Data Scientist - has the best advice on building: dream in years, plan in months, evaluate in weeks, ship daily.

Aug 21, 2022: Nine years since I’ve walked through these doors

Aug 21, 2022: Henry Luce, founder of Time, Life, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated magazines: “To see life; to see the world; to eyewitness great events; to watch …

Aug 20, 2022: Eve Peyser in Intelligencer on Mensa: “Many of its members think of themselves as outsiders and feel like Mensa is a place where they can be …

Aug 20, 2022: B.D. McClay in The Hedgehog Review: “The other great crime of whataboutism is that it solidifies the online sense that the appearance of paying …

Aug 19, 2022: View the world through a series of incentives and you’ll find we’re doomed in every direction. Health departments want people to drink less. Tax …

Aug 18, 2022: When this real estate agent announces a successful deal on Instagram, she doesn’t put SOLD or PURCHASED on the listing — she puts MANIFESTED!

Aug 18, 2022: How sunrise at Currumbin Rock looked this morning

Aug 17, 2022: An update to the whole ‘my photos were stolen and published in a book at Kmart" story: Before beginning any legal proceedings I sent them …

Aug 17, 2022: Expo 88 is the reason I'm a nerd One of my earliest memories is from Expo 88 in Brisbane. I remember the intense display of future technology - or at least what they thought it would …

Aug 17, 2022: My favourite kind of internet communication is when you write a joke then people comment with real advice.

Aug 16, 2022: Sam Neil is bringing Jurassic Park down under!

Aug 16, 2022: My mate Jay has made a documentary about remote knowledge workers, digital nomads, working around the Arctic Circle and I’m pretty damn jealous …

Aug 16, 2022: Temple & Webster bed: $450. Koala king mattress: $1039. I Love Linen sheets: $335. How Luna sleeps: priceless.

Aug 16, 2022: The only correct way today can go in #auspol is if the Prime Minister does a press conference where he takes off an Albo mask and is Scott Morrison …

Aug 15, 2022: It’s weird when I hear about people watching the same TV show at the same time as other people because the antennas on a nearby mountain determined it …

Aug 15, 2022: Running your own business is the most powerful vessel for learning. Theory actualises itself into practical, meanwhile, you’ve placed a bet, …

Aug 15, 2022: An ever-changing and growing list of the top 50 life hacks at 50hacks.co

Aug 15, 2022: Muppets magic. “I’d save every day like a treasure and then again I would spend them with you” Cover of Jim Croce’s …

Aug 15, 2022: Salon Tom Weston’s Five Rules of Being A Grown-Up: You must not have anything wrong with you, or anything different about you. If you have something …

Aug 14, 2022: How many fools you know that have specific global and Australian marriage law, rituals, traditions, and customs knowledge like this? Not many. If any?

Aug 14, 2022: On distrusting Instagram Tavi Gevinson in NY Mag’s The Cut: “There are plenty of well-documented reasons to distrust Instagram — the platform where one is never not branding, …

Aug 13, 2022: Outside our front door just now

Aug 13, 2022: A solid opportunity to transfer some of your wealth to me and for me to transfer some of my art to your walls at www.joshwithers.art

Aug 13, 2022: Y’all bringing your outdoor furniture inside after using it?

Aug 13, 2022: As an old nerd I find it fundamentally offensive when tech podcasts publish a 404th episode instead of skipping it, or maybe publishing a no-audio …

Aug 13, 2022: Saturday morning coffee date

Aug 13, 2022: I’d rather have no phone than an Android phone.

Aug 12, 2022: Why is it ok for William Joel to be professionally called Billy Joel but it’s not ok for Joshua Withers to be professionally called Joshy Withers?

Aug 10, 2022: Science says we can all just stay at home and the Titans will still lose despite a home ground advantage.

Aug 10, 2022: Jerry Saltz is a gift to this generation, and his Vulture article: How to Be an Artist should be required reading for humans on planet earth: …

Aug 10, 2022: Matt Ruby (plus every wedding photographer I know): Your grandparents have photos in a shoebox, but we’ll have nothing. Reminder: Just like …

Aug 10, 2022: I never knew I needed a Transformer that transformed into a Canon R5 until now. now it’s all I want in this life.

Aug 10, 2022: Answers to the 10 most common questions people ask about us moving to Mexico Answering the most common questions I’ve been asked about Britt and I moving to Mexico with our two kids: When do you go? October 10, 2022, then I …

Aug 10, 2022: A fascinating element of modern web design is that developing/producing for the open web has actually gotten harder, not easier. I remember the …

Aug 10, 2022: Never forget that time the two largest mobile phone software companies partnered together and the Australian federal government said, yeah nah, and …

Aug 10, 2022: Sunrise this morning from Snapper Rocks Photos were created by me, on the sunrise of Wednesday, 10 August 2022, at Snapper Rocks and Greenmount Beach …

Aug 9, 2022: Ok, this is cool: makemydrivefun.com

Aug 9, 2022: Can confirm this is true. Please refrain from messing with me: “I don’t mess around with anyone over 42, they built different, their …

Aug 9, 2022: My favourite weekly email newsletter - Dense Discovery - just clocked over 200 editions. Give it a read and subscribe.

Aug 9, 2022: You know what the most disappointing element of the Trump presidency has been is finally finding out that Area 51, aliens, werewolves etc, they don’t …

Aug 9, 2022: Australian weather data on the iOS 16 public beta doesn’t look to be any better than previous incarnations. The leftmost app is Weathergraph which is …

Aug 8, 2022: Finally it’s happened! Millennials are old too!!!

Aug 8, 2022: Jideofor Onwugbenu on his Leverage Thoughts Substack wonders if doing a lot really does much: In our world where the current zeitgeist is of being …

Aug 8, 2022: I found the ‘Soon Horse’ at The Ekka today

Aug 8, 2022: Ekka 2022 The Withers kids hit Brisbane’s Royal Queensland Show for 2022. All Luna wanted was a “Skye Puppy” from Paw Patrol.

Aug 8, 2022: John Dickerson in Slate: “My children are vampires. I don’t mean that they are going to dress as vampires for Halloween. I mean that, like vampires, …

Aug 8, 2022: I’ve been working on getting my Instagram account back to friends and family, after a decade of “better follow this account for brand and business …

Aug 7, 2022: Where are the most notable people on the planet from? This really cool mashup of Wikidata and Openmaps shows you, on a globe. Looks like I’ve …

Aug 7, 2022: 28

Aug 5, 2022: TikTok Moderators Are Being Trained Using Graphic Images Of Child Sexual Abuse, in Forbes: “Nasser expected to be confronted with some …

Aug 5, 2022: How annoying are cold fries

Aug 4, 2022: Port Dougie this afternoon. Port Douglas, Far North Queensland.

Aug 4, 2022: Spain says no to nice aircon temps: “A decree published on Tuesday morning in the official state gazette and scheduled to go into effect next …

Aug 4, 2022: It’s the crocodile you don’t see you have to worry about. Crocodiles found on the Mowbray River, just south of Port Douglas in Queensland. …

Aug 4, 2022: Write one blog post every day that scares you If you’re uncultured swine like me, you probably thought that Baz Lurhmann gave this commencement speech and it was released as a song. The …

Aug 4, 2022: Free business idea: Instagram, but for photos.

Aug 4, 2022: Many think that “the elites” or “the media” are pushing an agenda. They’re not, it’s actually worse. They’re …

Aug 3, 2022: “When you hit a wrong note, it’s the next note that makes it good or bad.” – Miles Davis

Aug 2, 2022: Brisbane on a Tuesday afternoon

Aug 2, 2022: It was a good month for me on Unsplash. Zero dollars made, but millions of feel-good bucks.

Aug 2, 2022: More Aussies - 18% - are going to be investing in crypto in the next 2yrs than real estate - 17% - so it’s going to be a pretty good 2yrs for A …

Aug 2, 2022: TikTok's talking points are totally cool, nothing to see here, move along now, everything's cool ya see It almost seems like TikTok is the great globalist company we’ve all been waiting for, to save us from the boredom of our everyday lives, and to …

Aug 1, 2022: Tugun Beach tonight

Aug 1, 2022: What we measure is often not what matters Byrne Hobart, in The Diff: “If actors are getting older and the music we listen to is getting older, it may be because TikTok stars, Twitch …

Jul 31, 2022: 🌙

Jul 31, 2022: The radio is dead, long love the radio Tim Burrowes in Unmade: The meat of the event came in the panel, which included SCA CEO Grant Blackley. As is regularly the case, he was refreshingly …

Jul 31, 2022: Reels is less than half as successful as Stories was on the same theft timeline Nathan Baschez in Every: Is Reels even working? Yes and no. Reels is now two years old and, according to my reading of the data, it’s only working …

Jul 31, 2022: Zuckerberg and the rice playpen As I write this I’m standing in what used to be a seed, or maybe rice, playpen at a local indoor play centre. Used to be, because this last week …

Jul 31, 2022: Another dose of inspiration for my family’s 2023: Seneca: “Everybody agrees that no one pursuit can be successfully followed hoping I by a man who is …

Jul 28, 2022: My 2023 goal in Mexico is to no longer know to do. Wendell Berry: “It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work, …

Jul 28, 2022: May god save any of you who find this book in your family homes

Jul 28, 2022: Scott Rosenberg in Axios: “Mark last week as the end of the social networking era, which began with the rise of Friendster in 2003, shaped two …

Jul 28, 2022: Taylor Lorenz on why you don’t want the old Instagram back: “It’s tempting to think that if Instagram simply reverted to a previous …

Jul 26, 2022: A fancy hotel in Brisbane is trying to engage the Streisand effect by asking that these photos be removed from my Unsplash profile. It’s funny …

Jul 26, 2022: I might not be TikTok cool, but I’m Grammarly cool

Jul 25, 2022: Paul Ford in Wired mag might be onto something

Jul 24, 2022: Where is trust growing? It’s often remarked upon that trust is dropping. Trust in government, science, corporations, media, journalists etc. But …

Jul 24, 2022: I feel seen, @gruber

Jul 23, 2022: Where the hell is she?

Jul 23, 2022: One of the key elements to parenting is knowing whether to say “wow” or “no, don’t do that” when your kid screams “Hey, dad!”

Jul 23, 2022: The co-founder of podcast host Anchor has written about his perceived issue with podcasting in the Standards Innovation Paradox, and James Cridland …

Jul 23, 2022: Instagram is embarrassing itself because it didn't steal, it copied Five days after Instagram launched in October 2010 I graced the new photo-sharing service with this gold nugget. [] …

Jul 23, 2022: Coffee. Coffee is what’s at the end of the rainbow. There, I solved it all for you.

Jul 21, 2022: They’re showing off Wisk’s flying cars at King George Square in Brisbane today.

Jul 19, 2022: Craig Mod (devastatingly) on travel: “The romantic ideal of travel is to leave as one version of yourself and return another, changed, ‘better’ …

Jul 18, 2022: Monday morning from Main Beach, Surfers Parasise, and the Broadwater

Jul 17, 2022: Only 80s kids will know the answer: CGA EGA TANDY VGA

Jul 17, 2022: But …

Jul 16, 2022: The story behind “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain”: “Most foremen working at that time were chiefly hired for their …

Jul 16, 2022: Consider me sold on water filtration. Six months ago we got a complete home water filtration unit installed. I wasn’t against it, I just didn’t …

Jul 15, 2022: I still believe this 10 years on

Jul 15, 2022: The one where Charlie Day beats up Ben Abraham. If I Didn’t Love You, the Music Video.

Jul 14, 2022: These Hubble vs Webb photos are amazing

Jul 14, 2022: Jim Rohn: “You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.”

Jul 13, 2022: Do banks call debit cards, credit cards, and credit cards, debit cards? Because if it’s a credit card for me, it’s a debit card for them. …

Jul 13, 2022: I swear I’m the only person who googles “New Amazon Kindle Oasis” every week waiting to see if I’ve missed the announcement …

Jul 12, 2022: I’m fascinated by this idea: Vickrey auction as price discovery mechanism “If you run a sale at $X, the most you can learn is that Y …

Jul 12, 2022: Queensland woman sacked for not including an emoji in a text message: Ms Wang stated repeatedly that the Applicant “didn’t add any smiley faces! …

Jul 12, 2022: Tuesday sunrise from Tugun with Luna (and a visit to Highline Palm Beach for espresso afterward)

Jul 11, 2022: I’ve convinced Luna that Hall & Oates’ “Rich Girl” is actually “Big Girl” and that it’s about her. She now requests the song about her. I don’t …

Jul 10, 2022: I can only, and will only, eat hotdogs from this day on, after I have been introduced like this

Jul 10, 2022: This story about Disney - and Hollywood - in China is wild: The other fascinating part about Disney’s strategy involves the string of English …

Jul 10, 2022: James Clear: “Many people are not ready for their lucky break when it comes to them. Develop your skills. Study your craft. Save some money. …

Jul 10, 2022: 🕵️ Fresh air

Jul 7, 2022: Police are now targeting: People who don’t know to walk away from the counter after they’ve ordered their coffee. Americans who think that America is …

Jul 6, 2022: Jetstar Informs Passengers Mid Flight That The Trip Has Been Cancelled: “Thank you for choosing Jetstar.”

Jul 6, 2022: Taking a pause from the Tugun Pause

Jul 3, 2022: Facebook, weve been married for like 15 years now, I really thought you’d know me better. Also, Brittany, this is 33% your fault.

Jul 3, 2022: Not everyone is an artist

Jul 3, 2022: James Dale Davidson: “In the future, wealth will be measured not just by the amount in your bank account, but in your ability to structure your …

Jul 3, 2022: A Josh-eyed view of Pullerbopulloke, or as the brits called it, Bacchus Marsh, named after Captain William Henry Bacchus and the marsh he brought his …

Jul 3, 2022: Love Gets Weird God is love but love gets weird Said the flea to the ant in the devil’s beard We are passengers here, and it’s as we feared That God is love but love …

Jul 3, 2022: It’s great that Google’s automatically deleting location history to keep people safe, it’d just be nice if they extended it to include me buying ice …

Jul 3, 2022: Watching Melbourne wake up this morning from the Maribyrnong River

Jul 2, 2022: Nothing says “you’re awesome at decisions” like purchasing a $2 service station coffee at 5pm on a Saturday.

Jul 2, 2022: A few observations on flying out of the Gold Coast this morning. I departed through a new fancy boarding gate, they have scales in the floor to …

Jul 2, 2022: Dr. Gabor Maté​: “The road to hell is not paved with good intentions. It is paved with lack of intention.”

Jul 1, 2022: Tom Johnson on realising his attention span has become fragmented: “Sometimes, I’d occasionally pull out my phone without any particular reason, …

Jul 1, 2022: I’d like to start a coffee shop in Cupertino called Appel Perk

Jul 1, 2022: The Queensland government is rolling out a plastic ban, which is going to be detrimental to the Gold Coast surgical improvement market.

Jul 1, 2022: It’s hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take things literally.

Jun 29, 2022: I don’t know which PAW Parrol parents need to hear this but: Mayor Goodway is the mayor of Adventure Bay and Mayor Humdinger is the mayor of Foggy …

Jun 29, 2022: “Hopefully this makes you really angry or confirms your preexisting biases and worldviews. Best of luck xoxo” The Algorithm

Jun 28, 2022: Off to the lawyers we go I’ve always wanted to see my work published, so when my friend Justin suggested I had been in a photo book called “Australia: A Celebration”, I went …

Jun 28, 2022: "Make known the unknown; murder your fantasies Craig Mod to Kai in Dense Discovery 194: “It’s easy to be seduced by the world of potentiality. A book is always greatest before it’s written. You …

Jun 28, 2022: From my boy @JayT0pp’s email: “The tourist seeks out culture because in our world culture has disappeared into the maw of the spectacle. …

Jun 27, 2022: Gold Coast winter’s sunset

Jun 27, 2022: View to Surfers Paradise in 1986 versus 2022. 1986 photo by Leo Meier, published in Above Queensland in 1986, purchased in an op-shop for $1 in 2022.

Jun 26, 2022: Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind

Jun 25, 2022: Abortion Banned In Parts Of USA, So Children Can Live Long Enough To Be Shot Dead At High School

Jun 25, 2022: Kevin Kelly in The Need for World Government “It seems obvious to me that planetary problems demand planetary government.”

Jun 25, 2022: owner

Jun 25, 2022: Some personal news: we’re moving to Mexico later this year. It’s time to get off the hamster wheel.

Jun 24, 2022: “I want something more concise, more simple, more serious; I want more soul and more love and more heart.” – Vincent van Gogh

Jun 24, 2022: The audio is dead, long live the audio! Audio is such an intimate medium. I was lucky enough to catch the final half hour of Laurel, Gary & Mark’s final breakfast show on …

Jun 24, 2022: Please sign my petition to have butter knives demoted to flat metal sticks. They’re clearly not a type of knife.

Jun 24, 2022: Get behind me, devil!

Jun 23, 2022: The British Embassy versus the USA Embassy versus the Iranian Embassy in Canberra.

Jun 23, 2022: Fav YouTube of all time: New Yorkers missing the train

Jun 22, 2022: I don’t want to be the one to tell them that’s not how podcasts work

Jun 20, 2022: What a Story // Brisbane

Jun 20, 2022: Spent today making profile and branding photos for a Brisbane cybersecurity firm which failed to protect these bread rolls from pigeons so I’m not …

Jun 20, 2022: Stolen valour: Christianity Today’s Mike Cosper publishes a damming review of some Christian leaders that have made news of late. “an interesting …

Jun 20, 2022: Good morning, Gold Coast

Jun 19, 2022: Sign me up for this reading

Jun 18, 2022: Just a note for my obituary, if you’re looking for extra things to mention: every time I encounter a wrong address, or entry, or error on Apple Maps I …

Jun 18, 2022: Adults, we must rise up. We have the power, we have the means, we have the skills, we have the tools. We must delete, remove, stop the Baby Shark. For …

Jun 17, 2022: Flying my drone to capture the sunrise this morning and on the way back home I stumbled across these magnificent creatures

Jun 16, 2022: The moonrise tonight over the Paciifc Motorway at Ormeau

Jun 16, 2022: Derek Thompson: “work is not life’s product, but its currency. What we choose to buy with it is the ultimate project of living.”

Jun 15, 2022: Not gonna lie, Internet Explorer peaked at version 3. It’s been down hill for the 26 years since.

Jun 15, 2022: My in-depth review of the new Eclipse ‘Comfort’ mints in honey, lemon, and ginger flavour: Chew these mints to open a portal to hell in your mouth.

Jun 15, 2022: Heaven is the right USB-C cable

Jun 15, 2022: Funny way to spell Straya

Jun 15, 2022: A re-release of Nickelback’s Photograph but it’s about Facebook Memories.

Jun 14, 2022: iOS 17 Idea: Screensavers for iPhone. Specifically After Dark.

Jun 13, 2022: She did this all on her own 🍆

Jun 11, 2022: Posting this photo because I’m simply pretty proud of it. I’ve been carrying this 16mm lens around for a while in-case I was stuck between a rock and …

Jun 11, 2022: 99% of asking for advice is just confirming what you already wanted to do.

Jun 11, 2022: ‘You only have one shot’: how film cameras won over a younger generation. Imogen Kars in the Guardian: “The lack of instant feedback is …

Jun 10, 2022: It’s whack to think that 329 million people’s identity and culture is built on a document written by a few rebellious 29-year-olds wearing …

Jun 10, 2022: Friday afternoon in Wentworth Falls, NSW

Jun 10, 2022: Josh Spector on writing a newsletter that helps you sell: “You’ll never become the center of a community by only talking about yourself.” …

Jun 10, 2022: The world as 100 people over the last two centuries. Spoiler: things are looking good.

Jun 10, 2022: This is cool: “Sleep stories from First Nations storytellers.” Dreamy.

Jun 10, 2022: This is the weakest take. (See screenshot) A groom’s role in a wedding is in equal nature to the other person being married. A wedding is not a …

Jun 10, 2022: "The world is a museum of passion projects" Three collected thoughts on what the world, all this around us, is: “As you become an adult, you realise that things around you weren’t …

Jun 10, 2022: “Pessimists sound smart. Optimists make money.” — @natfriedman

Jun 8, 2022: It’s Time to Bring Back the Away Message, Lauren Good in WIRED: I miss Away Messages. This nostalgia is layered in abstraction; I probably miss …

Jun 7, 2022: And Away

Jun 6, 2022: Today in Sydney

Jun 6, 2022: It’s now Six Guys, I’m that invested

Jun 6, 2022: “Once upon a time people were born into communities and had to find their individuality. Today people are born individuals and have to find their …

Jun 6, 2022: It’s really nice to see the Queen finally make Platinum, but I thought @Qantas would’ve just given her an honorary frequent flyer status considering …

Jun 4, 2022: Whose pockets is Big Honeydew in so tht honeydew continues to be included as a token fruit salad filler. (Six months later I have an investigative …

Jun 4, 2022: Elon Musk sentiment is slowly swinging negatively, but in a Trump-like fashion, where it’s not so much about a swing, but a widening, gaping, divide …

Jun 3, 2022: Today in the Numinbah Valley

May 30, 2022: “So what’s the Original Sin of the Internet? Nearly all business models it supports require spying on consumers and monetising them.” — Bob Sullivan

May 28, 2022: Say what you will about brand activations and capitalism ruining the world, I am 100% here for the Bondi Bigfoot and whatever has happened to The …

May 27, 2022: Norman Greenbaum’s Spirit in the Sky but it’s about coffee.

May 27, 2022: “Lust for the future, treasure the past.” — Jimmy Buffett

May 26, 2022: Went to Sydney for 10 hours today and tried to go to Luna park which could honestly do some yard work.

May 26, 2022: Sydney today

May 25, 2022: Is it tho?

May 25, 2022: Simulating your life’s finances like a computer game is depressing

May 25, 2022: A cyber security article published twenty years ago. Envisioning a Cyber “Center for Disease Control”

May 24, 2022: Was blessed to actually see colour in the sky this afternoon. Had to ask Google whether colour in the sky was a shepherd’s delight or not.

May 24, 2022: Anyone who isn’t embarrassed by who they were last year isn’t learning enough

May 24, 2022: "He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers" We, we the people, reframe and view government as a god. Which is quite unhealthy. We position our prime ministers and presidents as idols, put them …

May 23, 2022: Yes, I do want to report the problem now. Boots and swimmers is illegal I think.

May 23, 2022: Apple has rebranded “Apple Pay Cash” to “Apple Cash” and launched new splash pages for the service, along with new pages for …

May 22, 2022: I think about this daily. It really challenges my default setting of hitting life like a to-do list: “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a …

May 22, 2022: Anyone else just really want to see Louis Theorux’s Fiat?

May 22, 2022: Well, I’m so glad that we got the correct result with the election and all of our problems are solved and we can all just share cat videos …

May 22, 2022: The “day after a federal election” vibes

May 22, 2022: I, for one, welcome our new DJ overlord.

May 21, 2022: If I am elected President of Australia tonight, in my first 100 days I will bring back the stirring spoon to McDonalds McFlurries. I will make …

May 21, 2022: Luna was really upset. She thought we were going on a boat when I said that we were going to vote. Teach your kids the difference between floating on …

May 20, 2022: Name a better collab, I’ll wait

May 18, 2022: As someone who attends weddings professionally, I find it amazing that in ‘woke 2022 where we’ve #metoo’d, we’re feminists, …

May 18, 2022: I just realised I slid into my 14th year as a marriage celebrant over the weekend. Three years ago the Gold Coast Bulletin did a piece on me about how …

May 18, 2022: “Leaving everything up to the publishing industry is not the best way to run a culture.” – Brewster Kahle

May 18, 2022: “It is far easier to critique than to create” – Laurence Endersen

May 18, 2022:

May 16, 2022: Grandpa

May 16, 2022: I think it’s beautiful that guys with crazy eyes who only wear gym shorts find love.

May 15, 2022: Who had Louis Theroux being the most popular rapper of 2022 on their 2022 bingo card?

May 15, 2022: I, for one, welcome our new sunny and shining overlord

May 14, 2022: David Thorne was doing NFTs well before everyone else

May 13, 2022: One of the best things about the internet is how you are distincitly awards how few people are listening to you. For a decade I worked in an industry …

May 13, 2022: Rest In Peace, still images on Instagram Ok, I’m a little bit sad because the Internet is changing and I don’t like it. My favourite thing to create outside of marriage ceremonies, are …

May 13, 2022: When a wedding vendor emails you prices and you don’t reply

May 13, 2022: Talking to a celebrant friend this morning and they have a funeral this afternoon where there’s only one family member attending because the …

May 12, 2022: Apple Photos’ memories feature can detect when I’m at a Foo Fighters concert but categorises the photos from the hospital at Southport where both our …

May 12, 2022: As an Australian who consumes far too much American content in the form of podcasts and emails, let me echo Douglas Adams: “American audiences …

May 12, 2022: When I’m not marrying people, or shitposting on social, I write a weekly email for the southern end of the Gold Coast called The Tugun Pause. In …

May 11, 2022: Whenever I hear people talk about the Christian/Catholic vote I always wonder why it has nothing to do with Matthew 25. I reckon if Jesus was a …

May 11, 2022: Staff member of the 24/7 convenience store next to nightclubs in Fortitude Valley tells me that the clothes and footwear are how they make bank. The …

May 10, 2022: Playing with motion in Fortitude Valley tonight

May 9, 2022: Filed under “odd anniversaries” today is the 13th anniversary of the first time I saw a Newton in real life and also the Robina Apple …

May 8, 2022: It’s funny that the term “PC” aka personal computer has been essentially been burned describing Wintel computers when the truest and most-personal …

May 8, 2022: 🦋

May 8, 2022: So, like, this wasn’t a thing before?

May 7, 2022: Currumbin

May 7, 2022: At first I was stridently against the idea of combining a hen’s party and a marriage ceremony, but honestly, it worked out fine. A++ would recommend. …

May 6, 2022: OOL

May 6, 2022: “Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

May 6, 2022: Moon. No editing or filtering. Just the boring old moon standing there looking glorious tonight. As seen from Byron Bay.

May 5, 2022: A new issue of the Tugun Pause is in inboxes with my proudest headline yet: 416 crimes and a beach ain’t one.

May 5, 2022: A friend just reminded me of that time I was on Sunrise for a Star Wars wedding on … May the fourth. God bless the internets, may you always …

May 4, 2022: Tintenbar garden

May 4, 2022: “Everyone has talent; what is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads.” – Erica Jong

May 4, 2022: “To keep young kids behaving on a car road trip, have a bag of their favourite candy and throw a piece out the window each time they …

May 3, 2022: I love a sunburnt country

May 3, 2022: SYD

May 3, 2022: Photography from space was an afterthought. Astronaut John Glenn bought a Minolta 35mm from a drugstore. “At the beginning of the space program …

May 2, 2022: 329km driving. 807km flying. 11km hike. All to create a marriage ceremony on a Monday afternoon.

May 2, 2022: 12 French submarines < 255 French-ish aircraft

May 2, 2022: That’s not a Qantas flight … that’s a Qantas flight. An Airbus A350-1000 in Hangar 96, Sydney Airport, for the announcement of Project Sunrise.

May 2, 2022: That face when the situation is not escalating

May 2, 2022: Back at my Ryan Bingham impersonation this morning.

May 1, 2022: 🏖

May 1, 2022: Rich people need it. Poor people have it. If you eat it, you die. And when you die, you take it with you. What is it?

Apr 30, 2022: Hastings Point this afternoon 📷 playing with a 45 year old 35mm manual focus Canon FD lens on my Canon EOS R5.

Apr 30, 2022: ☀️

Apr 29, 2022: My three year old loves making photos, has a Micro.Blog! Her username is @lunawithers, her blog is here, and this is the kids camera she’s using.

Apr 29, 2022: Tom Cruise #notshotoniphone

Apr 28, 2022: Is love of aviation photography a hereditary thing? I guess we’ll never know.

Apr 28, 2022: 6:42am this morning // Brunswick Heads // Susara & Jake

Apr 28, 2022: Set an alarm to get up for sunrise this morning ….

Apr 28, 2022: What’s the story with hot air balloons carrying advertising? Is it a layover from former deals? Do the advertisers pay once, or a regular rate? It …

Apr 28, 2022: Sunrise elopement at Brunswick Heads this morning

Apr 27, 2022: Wategos Beach this afternoon

Apr 27, 2022: Do you guys need me to pick you up anything while I’m here?

Apr 27, 2022: Whenever I am out in public with either or both of my children I always carry their birth certificate with me so that I can easily and quickly prove …

Apr 27, 2022: How my body feels after the last two years of life and parenting

Apr 26, 2022: Everyone stop looking. I found them.

Apr 26, 2022: My thoughts on Elon Musk buying Twitter A friend asked “Thoughts on Musk Twitter?” in a message, I replied, and thought, that should be a blog post: The man’s not an idiot, and Twitter …

Apr 26, 2022: How old do kids have to be to ride on the dash? Asking for Goldie.

Apr 26, 2022: Everyone’s worried about what @elonmusk is going to do to Twitter the social network, but no-one’s talking about how he’s going to get printed copies …

Apr 26, 2022: I just can’t believe a rich guy bought the free bird website off other rich people. It’s like non-rich people only get to use the free bird website, …

Apr 24, 2022: ☀️

Apr 24, 2022: I’m a little bit obsessed with strapping this 50 year old Canon FD 50mm f/1.4 lens onto my Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera with an Urth adaptor.

Apr 23, 2022: Canon FD 50mm strapped onto a Canon EOS R5 ⛽️

Apr 23, 2022: Police are now targeting podcast producers who say that they will put a link in the show notes, yet do not put that link in the notes.

Apr 23, 2022: VH-VPE, VH-VPD, VH-VPH at Wellcamp Airport Former Virgin Australia Boeing 777-300ERs, VH-VPE, VH-VPD, VH-VPH, hanging out at Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport.

Apr 23, 2022: Queensland Regional Accommodation Centre. Or as Scotty McDonald calls it, The Steven Miles Centre For Excellence, or as I’ll call it, The Queensland …

Apr 23, 2022: Just three Boeing 777’s hanging out in a field.

Apr 23, 2022: 💨

Apr 23, 2022: If I had to choose, I’d give it all away for the simple joy of being their dad

Apr 22, 2022: This is weird, but I need your help finding a ball. KMart used to sell these little massage balls that look like a virus emoji 🦠. About 12cm in …

Apr 21, 2022: It is so weird to experience old white male sexism in the flesh. I am pushing a pram through a shopping centre with my one-year-old daughter in it and …

Apr 20, 2022: DF: Biden Administration Looks Gift Horse in Mouth, But Can’t See It Because the Horse Is Wearing a Mask CDC guidelines suggest, for example, …

Apr 19, 2022: Danny Elfman, creator of The Simpson’s theme song, performs The Simpson’s Theme Song at Coachella and it’s beautiful.

Apr 17, 2022: Flight attendant said that if we “hear the words e and vacuate” then those of us in the emergency row have to do something with the window and it’s …

Apr 17, 2022: Making like ScoMo and Canberra’s in my rearview mirror

Apr 17, 2022: At the risk of outing myself as a business guy and customer journey nerd, why don’t cafes and shops just increase their prices by 1.5% instead …

Apr 17, 2022: Finally someone answers the big question: Where has Yahoo Serious been?

Apr 17, 2022: Drove the dirt road from Tumut to Canberra this morning.

Apr 17, 2022: Is it street photography if you made the photo in a car?

Apr 17, 2022: Argalong - population of 29 - at 6am this morning

Apr 17, 2022: Yes, I would like fries with that

Apr 15, 2022: Waxing Gibbous from QF1765 tonight

Apr 15, 2022: Damn Qantas gamifying being green so I feel incentivised to achieve an arbitrary goal.

Apr 15, 2022: The Good Friday commute

Apr 15, 2022: Pretty good Friday

Apr 14, 2022: VA534

Apr 14, 2022: Game night at the Gabba

Apr 14, 2022: Tonga’s triple disaster - Expsoure: “We felt very vulnerable because our island, Lifuka, is so low. We just ran for the highest point, the hospital. …

Apr 13, 2022: I still have a bit of a traumatic reaction crossing this border to go to work.

Apr 13, 2022: Cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool, cool.

Apr 13, 2022: A list of principles for a class taught by artist and educator Sister Corita Kent in 1967-1968: Nothing is a mistake.

Apr 13, 2022: If I’m making photographs for fun - aka not for money - I’m often shooting with a 41 year old lens that was passed on to me from my aunty, a Minolta …

Apr 13, 2022: “We’re the Aristocrats!” RIP Gilbert Gottfried.

Apr 13, 2022: This weekend I’m in Gundagai for a wedding, and I’ve got a little bit of Saturday and Sunday morning exploration time. Where should I go exploring in …

Apr 12, 2022:

Apr 12, 2022: “How to communicate the dangers of nuclear waste to future civilizations."

Apr 12, 2022: I don’t know how to say this without sounding a bit up my self, but I just spelled ‘poignantly’ correctly on the first go.

Apr 11, 2022: My fuel and drink at BP just came to $100.01, so I asked the girl behind the counter if I have a one cent discount so I could get a really nice number …

Apr 11, 2022: Twitter’s asking a lot of questions about longer form writing today

Apr 11, 2022: Can we, or more to the point, will we innovate our way out of gestures at everything? “So long as we keep choosing to create. If we keep doing …

Apr 11, 2022: I hope for a future where our thoughts, our conversations, our relationships, and our transactions are not handled by a handful of the largest …

Apr 11, 2022: Mark Fisher, in k-punk, on naming things like music genres: “Naming is not a neutral act of referring. Naming produces surplus value, something …

Apr 11, 2022: One of my favourite aspects of the world wide web and the internet, is the process upon which we find people who think the same as we do. People whose …

Apr 11, 2022: Police in San Francisco pull over a driverless car

Apr 10, 2022: Seems to have worked out ok for them tho

Apr 10, 2022: Kim Beazely - former Deputy PM of Australia, Ambassador to the USA, and current Governor of WA - on the general operational capacity of the United …

Apr 9, 2022: One of those weeks where I was on FaceTime a lot

Apr 9, 2022: You guys need anything while I’m here?

Apr 9, 2022: The difference 80km and a Ukrainian/Russian border makes in what you see on TikTok.

Apr 8, 2022: Ned Kelly’s legacy in tatters. I booked a two night stay at this motel hoping for stay based on Ned Kelly’s principles of stealing livestock, …

Apr 7, 2022: Just in: the new rankings for reading a book: Acquire the book and read it with your eyes. Acquire the book and intend to read it. Listen to a …

Apr 6, 2022: we’re all looking for someting, not knowing exactly what it is. then one day you’re driving toward the sunset with your window down, and wind …

Apr 6, 2022: I’ve got a hunch that this week will be the last one where Australia has a bloke named Scott Morrison as its Prime Minister. That election looms …

Apr 6, 2022: The view from Kirribilli last night

Apr 6, 2022: This week is one of those weeks where I’m reminded that I’m actually quite good at being a wedding celebrant and I really enjoy it despite a pandemic …

Apr 6, 2022: It wet. Pilot just explained that he and the other pilot were flying up from Melbourne for this flight and baggage loading staff were low at Melbourne …

Apr 5, 2022: Layers

Apr 5, 2022: Now that vaccinated segregation is coming to an end in Queensland why should we give up on classism now? I propose we start separating people based on …

Apr 4, 2022: Bedtime views

Apr 4, 2022: Feels good to be back in Sydney/the Blue Mountains today. Feels like I’m back in the office like the good ol’ days.

Apr 3, 2022: Life with a three year old and a one year old feels like a blur

Apr 3, 2022: FINANCIAL LOSSES CAUSED BY DIVORCE

Apr 3, 2022: Souht of ‘Talle sunday afternoons

Apr 2, 2022: Australia

Apr 2, 2022: Why the original iMac had a handle

Apr 1, 2022: Arrived home from work late tonight to a vomiting toddler. She managed to soil two compete bed settings, a bunch of Britt and my clothes, two pyjamas, …

Apr 1, 2022: Eight hospitality trends/opportunities that could emerge from Covid: Towns for remote workers Home swapping City getaways and glamping Coliving in …

Apr 1, 2022: 2022: Mac Studio 2023: iPad Studio 2024: AirPods Sussudio 2025: iPhone Studio

Apr 1, 2022: Cows with a beef

Mar 30, 2022: Turns out I’m very much not ready to see photos of my kids growing up. Luna’s 3.5 and I’ve got happy tears looking at photos of her from 2 years ago.

Mar 30, 2022: Charlie Munger: “Show me the incentive and I’ll show you the outcome.”

Mar 29, 2022: Steve Albini to Kurt, Dave and Chris, aka Nirvana: “I like to leave room for accidents or chaos. Making a seamless record, where every note and …

Mar 29, 2022: VA531 SYD-OOL @virginaustralia Boeing 737 landing at @gcairport this afternoon.

Mar 29, 2022: Virgin aircraft offers me just the tip in my bathroom

Mar 28, 2022: One month ago, on the 28th of February we enjoyed 268mm of rain and our pool and lawn met for the first time. Today’s brought 168mm so far, enough to …

Mar 28, 2022: Free business idea: software that monitors your email and to-do list and tells a stranger to call you when you get through all your emails and tasks - …

Mar 28, 2022: Hearing about Chris Rock and his mate today reminded me to watch Bel Air, the modern remake of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. It pushes The Batman way …

Mar 28, 2022: There was a really well known wedding photographer who was talking to Britt about shooting for The Elopement Collective, and on the phone to her (my …

Mar 28, 2022: The Polestar O₂ concept car that will never ship has a built-in drone and now I hate every other car “Cinematic drone, standard. Polestar O₂ doesn’t just elevate the driving experience. It also allows you to record it. Housed in the rear is a …

Mar 28, 2022: The most unforgiving part of password parenting is needing to take your passwords to the gym so the other passwords don’t bully it for being weak. …

Mar 26, 2022: Pop quiz: name a song about New York in the year 1776

Mar 26, 2022: Against Right Liberalism, Adrian Vermeule: “The old right liberalism finds itself short on fresh ideas but very long on donors, dollars, …

Mar 24, 2022: Please sign up for my OnlyDads. $9.99 a month for all of my best dad content.

Mar 24, 2022: Every ‘c’ in Pacific Ocean is pronounced differently

Mar 24, 2022: The shopping centre across the road was on fire, so our real estate office is now a temp daycare centre for the 70 kids from Busy Bees. Because …

Mar 23, 2022: Goldie and the light leak at Tallebudgera

Mar 23, 2022: A tourist is driving on the wrong side of the road on the Gold Coast Highway. It’s so beautiful now that the international borders are open again, …

Mar 23, 2022: A real estate colleague asked me yesterday how I marketed myself in weddings. I said, I just did really good work and then people enquired. Like this …

Mar 22, 2022: Marriage celebrants get all the cool stories.

Mar 22, 2022: 100% Bruce Wayne was influenced by “Son, when you grow up, would you be, the saviour of the broken, the beaten and the damned?” in 2006 …

Mar 22, 2022: In light of the Hillsong news getting around, I’ve been reading Beyond Belief: How Pentecostal Christianity Is Taking Over the World by Elle …

Mar 22, 2022: Steve de Shazer: “Problem talk creates problems. Solution talk creates solutions.”

Mar 22, 2022: In 2003 Pusha T wrote the McDonald’s “I’m Lovin’ It” jingle, and because he wasn’t properly compensated he’s now worked …

Mar 21, 2022: Good, good, the metaverse has a volunteer police department full of randos planting weed on people and arresting people using annoying avatars.

Mar 21, 2022: I’ve always wanted to be able to watch planes land from my toilet. Now that our bathroom renovation is finished, I can!

Mar 20, 2022: Splash of crocodile hatchling

Mar 20, 2022: A few more hours of doing absolutely nothing for a week in Cairns until I go back to figuring out how to convince someone to sell their house with me, …

Mar 20, 2022: Substack’s idealogy by Nathan Baschez in Every: “The history of modern publishing (can be traced) back to the decision in 1833 of a guy named …

Mar 20, 2022: March 14, 2020: The Day the World Stopped Traveling.

Mar 19, 2022: Good news, the iOS Photos Look Up feature now works in Australia. Bad news, it can’t see crocodiles.

Mar 19, 2022: At what point can I add photograoher for @DealStreetAsia on my LinkedIn?

Mar 17, 2022: For everyone that’s thought Apple iCloud email didn’t have server-side rules/forwarding, they apparently do now.

Mar 16, 2022: Great. Now I’m part of the “use a correct aircraft type” problem. Qantas doesn’t fly Boeing 717s to New Zealand m8.

Mar 16, 2022: Haycock Island

Mar 16, 2022: Smile from a crocodile

Mar 16, 2022: Smile at a baby crocodile

Mar 15, 2022: A morning on the Daintree River with some baby, and not-so-baby crocodiles

Mar 15, 2022: Can confirm, the Canon EOS R5’s eye-autofocus for animals, does not work on baby crocodiles

Mar 14, 2022: That’s it, I’m done. I’m moving to Mars.

Mar 14, 2022: Apple event March 2023: We’ve put an M1 in the Polishing Cloth and it’s available for pre-order this Friday for $229.

Mar 14, 2022: From where you’d rather be, if where’d you rather be is a tropical paradise in the middle of a really rainy week

Mar 13, 2022: Home for the next few days // Clifton Beach, Qld

Mar 12, 2022: People who like to party on ice have moved to my neighbourhood

Mar 12, 2022: Hanging the boots up

Mar 12, 2022: Strip clubs and black holes, a review of a review of the life of Stephen Hawking.

Mar 11, 2022: Well there goes my plans on starting an airline based around coitus once we reach cruising altitude.

Mar 11, 2022: “The realization that life is absurd cannot be an end, but only a beginning.” – Albert Camus

Mar 10, 2022: I uploaded 72GB of data for a project today and it only took a few hours. I’m reflecting on that today as we berate the NBN, and government internet …

Mar 10, 2022: My dad gifted my 1 year old a commemorative 50c coin for her birthday. I don’t know what this means. Is this a secret code, like when someone leaves a …

Mar 9, 2022: Two years ago this week, we were all walking into the last normal week we’d see in a while. We were so innocent and unaware.

Mar 9, 2022: auDA is celebrating the 36th birthday of .au today, a few weeks away from the launch of .au direct. One of my earliest memories of .au is how …

Mar 8, 2022: So many of you have been asking how much money I make. I make a Medium income.

Mar 8, 2022: I’ve been thinking a lot about the current disaster situation north and south of our home in flood devastated areas and how “the …

Mar 8, 2022: James Greig in Stop making the Ukraine war about you: “Social media isn’t necessarily the source of this tendency, but it has accelerated the …

Mar 7, 2022: A solid amen to Arne Bahlo on his article: You’re using email wrong. “If I look at my inbox, it’s a joy.”

Mar 7, 2022: I’m really good at sales

Mar 7, 2022: Just attended my eight court mediation hearing because of Covid cancelling someone’s wedding plans. If you ever want to feel sad come shout me a …

Mar 6, 2022: The Hustle via Kyle Westaway: “Sixty percent of IKEA purchases are impulse buys. And IKEA’s own creative director has said that only 20% of the …

Mar 6, 2022: Evan Armstrong: “There is perhaps no more colossal waste of human potential than Netflix. An algorithmic content feeding tube, designed by Silicon …

Mar 5, 2022: Every time I pick up an AFR lately and the front page headline isn’t “World is Fukt” I’m honestly surprised.

Mar 4, 2022: Lismore and the New South Wales Northern Rivers needs help. Skilled labour, stood down unvaxxed workers re-employed and resourced, fresh water, …

Mar 4, 2022: Most advice is people’s own lost dreams disguised as good advice.

Mar 4, 2022: “I think it’s important to live in a nice country rather than a powerful one. Power makes everybody crazy.” Kurt Vonnegut in a letter to his …

Mar 3, 2022: Kevin is listening through every album of every band he loves: “Even the great treasure of music can seem dull at times. I’ve found that giving …

Mar 3, 2022: This Eater story of how a New York restaurant took the unpopular route of closing on Saturdays plus they increased profitability is the kind of …

Mar 3, 2022: “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.” – Henry Ford

Mar 2, 2022: “He mooed we must fight, escape or we’ll die. Cows gathered around, cause the steaks were so high.”

Mar 2, 2022: Sunrise Surfers Paradise shoot this morning for a construction client

Mar 2, 2022: Our precious Goldie turns one today!

Mar 1, 2022: Deep cuts for Nikon photographers

Mar 1, 2022: Luna’s taken it upon herself to put the front page of Spectrum from the weekend’s SMH on the fridge because she likes the bird.

Feb 28, 2022: Tugun got a bit wet today

Feb 28, 2022: #floodlyf

Feb 28, 2022: Why You’re Christian, by David Perell: “If you believe in human rights but don’t believe in God, you need a logical explanation for why they’re …

Feb 28, 2022: Todays a good day to announce that we’re extending the pool and colouring it the same colour as the lawn

Feb 27, 2022: Quiz

Feb 26, 2022: Friday 13 Mar 2020, and the ABC quotes an F1 fan in its report on the Melbourne F1 Grand Prix being cancelled: “Are you going to close schools …

Feb 26, 2022: Just one moment

Feb 26, 2022: Eric Karjaluoto on the fallacy of individual wins and benefiting from the one force that every great business success has leveraged: The Wave: Henry …

Feb 25, 2022: Day four no bathroom. Old Spice has been drafted for service.

Feb 25, 2022: Chuck Klosterman on the 90s: “It feels as though the 1990s weren’t just the last decade of the 20th century but sort of the last decade, period …

Feb 25, 2022: David Ogilvy: “The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.”

Feb 25, 2022: “Wonderful things can happen when your brain is empty.” – Maira Kalman

Feb 25, 2022: The Russian Military website is down with HTTP error code 418, which means it is a teapot #nottheonion “The HTTP 418 I’m a teapot client …

Feb 25, 2022: I do appreciate how impossibly hard Kanye West has made to listen to Donda 2. It’s like Schrödinger’s album.

Feb 25, 2022: What ever happened to the Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention?

Feb 24, 2022: Crime in Tugun: Cromulent. A new issue of The Tugun Pause is in inboxes.

Feb 24, 2022: For those wondering where “Old Zealand” is, it’s in the Netherlands and it’s called Zeeland.

Feb 24, 2022: “Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln

Feb 24, 2022: Day three without a shower and bathroom and I’m considering starting using Lynx Africa.

Feb 23, 2022: I impulse purchased a Stem Player a while back because I convinced myself I needed something this weird in my life. Now I’m probably one of like ten …

Feb 22, 2022: Most of you wouldn’t know about the disappointment I carry that my first personal computer was a 486SX and not a 386DX. All my friends had 386s and my …

Feb 22, 2022: Our bathroom, a photo series. Sometime around the turn of the century (before we owned it) vs. 7am today vs. 11am today.

Feb 22, 2022: It’S TWOSDAY! Tuesday 22/2/22.

Feb 21, 2022: Guy in a Palm Beach cafe this morning: “Anything north of Mermaid Beach is Logan, love”

Feb 20, 2022: In my humble opinion, one of the most under-appreciated literary works of the past 25 years are Chuck Lore’s vanity cards

Feb 19, 2022: One day boomers are going to learn about Option + Shift + Command V and then us Millennials are going to be really screwed.

Feb 19, 2022: Dear Vanessa Carlton, Despite your willingness to walk a thousand miles to see me, I regret to inform you that you cannot fall into the sky.

Feb 18, 2022: “Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome” – Charlie Munger

Feb 16, 2022: If NCIS: Sydney can get off the ground Blue Heelers: New York. Surry Hills, 2010. ER: Covid Ward. Buffy the Prime Minister Slayer. Law & Order: …

Feb 15, 2022: Successful Man 2022 BC: Killed animal for family to eat. Successful Man 2022 AD: I’ve emptied three of my four email inboxes and there’s only seven …

Feb 15, 2022: Good and new music alert: Ben Abraham - If I Didn’t Love You

Feb 15, 2022: Smiling for photos is largely the result of marketing campaigns From this week’s Dense Discovery email: When looking at older portraits (first painted, then photographed) you would notice that very few …

Feb 15, 2022: René Girard in Wanting: “Humans don’t desire anything independently. Human desire is mimetic – we imitate what other people want. This affects the …

Feb 15, 2022: A wild Filet-O-Fish spotted near Hinze Dam on the Gold Coast

Feb 15, 2022: Hey, feel free to join me, imma storm Meta HQ. I’m taking a convoy to Menlo Park to demand that the Business Suite app work better.

Feb 14, 2022: If you didn’t watch the 2010 banger of a film, Valentine’s Day, tonight, you’re actually not in love. Trust me, I’m a celebrant, I’d know.

Feb 14, 2022: SMH reports that we are on the way to the darkest timeline: “Premier Dominic Perrottet said the information was uploaded in error and the bungle, …

Feb 14, 2022: Business idea: a screening of the Super Bowl for people like me who like to stay culturally relevant but don’t care about the football - and also have …

Feb 13, 2022: The sunset over Tugun tonight was all levels of madness.

Feb 13, 2022: Advice to a friend travelling Europe with a baby A text message I thought was worth sharing as a blog post: First stop, I reckon you need to get into a camera. Look at a Fuji X100 or a Sony RX100 as …

Feb 12, 2022: Every day I wonder why when I was a young boy my father never took me into the city to see a marching band. Just something else for me please thank …

Feb 12, 2022: It seems like the path to podcasting success isn’t to create good new content, but to have old good content

Feb 11, 2022: Sliding into the weekend from Burleigh

Feb 11, 2022: Some people donate to good causes, my personal contribution to world peace is wasting time for scam callers. Rosie here just spent 30 minutes trying …

Feb 11, 2022: Isaac Asimov: “It is important to remember that the viciousness and wrongs of life stick out very plainly but that even at the worst times …

Feb 11, 2022: Muhammad Ali’s letterhead in 2003 #GOAT

Feb 11, 2022: What ever you do, do not google goats eyes.

Feb 10, 2022: “He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch.” – Jean-Luc Godard

Feb 10, 2022: Elle Hardy talking her new book and the global Pentecostal movement with James Hennessy in The Terminal “Pentecostals are basically eating …

Feb 10, 2022: Alex Ross with Reasons to Abandon Spotify That Have Nothing to Do with Joe Rogan: “I don’t know how to explain to them that it has never been …

Feb 10, 2022: The only thing more terrifying than a Black Hawk rocking up on you in the middle of a battle with a load of bad ass soldiers, would be a ghost Black …

Feb 10, 2022: I’d bet $10 that the image was created on a Mac and saved without a .jpg extension. Can’t wait for the link that proves this and the …

Feb 10, 2022: If you say “website dot com” when it’s a .com.au, you’re a boomer.

Feb 10, 2022: The painting was defaced by a security guard who added two pairs of eyes to the painting 😂

Feb 10, 2022: Why?!

Feb 10, 2022: Kaitlyn Tiffany in The Atlantic, “When Multilevel Marketing Met Gen Z”: “She has more time and wealth than she knows what to do …

Feb 10, 2022: When I moved to Tugun four years ago we paid half what is now marketed as “Tugun’s most affordable home” … what a time to be …

Feb 10, 2022: Georgia O’Keeffe // “I said to myself, ‘I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me…shapes and ideas so near to …

Feb 10, 2022: Before he became CEO of the Trump campaign Steve Bannon made his living selling virtual gold on the Internet … Bannon managed to convince …

Feb 10, 2022: I think about this a lot

Feb 10, 2022: James Clear: “When considering a new project or opportunity, one of the first questions to ask is, “How do I want to spend my days?”

Feb 10, 2022: C. S. Lewis in a letter to a young fan: Don’t use adjectives which merely tell us how you want us to feel about the thing you are describing. I mean, …

Feb 9, 2022: How Telegram Became the Anti-Facebook, Darren Loucaides: “As I sat with him, I thought back to the conversation Zuckerberg and Durov allegedly …

Feb 9, 2022: How much are they paying for this myGov thing again? I got the notification email overnight, I’ve been anxious about it all day, finally got the …

Feb 9, 2022: New data on how Americans drank themselves to death during the pandemic, by Christopher Ingraham

Feb 9, 2022: The Final Comeback of Axl Rose, by John Jeremiah Sullivan in 2006, referenced in the Rubesletter by Matt Ruby, today: Axl has said, “I sing in …

Feb 9, 2022: Remember when (20 years ago) British Telecom tried to patent hyperlinks so that everyone who used the web would owe them?

Feb 8, 2022: Sitting next to a couple on a first date (over lunch at a kebab shop) and the poor girl is really trying to make this work. After about 30 seconds of …

Feb 8, 2022: Miles Davis: “If you hit a wrong note, it’s the next note that you play that determines if it’s good or bad.”

Feb 7, 2022: Sad to see that TED Talks are actually useless

Feb 7, 2022: One day I’m going to open a restaurant called Alice’s Restaurant so that the three other Arlo Guthrie fans have somewhere to come and take …

Feb 4, 2022: English writer and poet, D.H. Lawrence (1885–1930): “The world fears a new experience more than anything. Because a new experience displaces so many …

Feb 3, 2022:

Feb 2, 2022: If there was a 24/7 streaming channel of just Rhys Darby talking about things in his funny manner, you could just pump that directly into my brain.

Feb 2, 2022: Finally made it to Buzzfeed

Feb 1, 2022: Every cricket season I think about the couple I met with who didn’t book me because I didn’t know who the groom was. I asked what he “did”, he said …

Feb 1, 2022: Also currently reading: On Reckoning by Amy Remeikis 📚

Feb 1, 2022: Currently reading: Things Hidden by Richard Rohr 📚

Feb 1, 2022: Chemical emitted by babies could make men more docile, women more aggressive: The study provides “pretty convincing evidence that HEX can modulate …

Feb 1, 2022: Yossi Ghinsberg is speaking to my Harcourts team today, this early statement about him reading books during school classes ignoring the teacher …

Feb 1, 2022: Readers and viewers aren’t dumb, via The Why Axis email.

Feb 1, 2022: I’ll probably do your wedding for free if you walk down the aisle to Goldfinger’s cover of 99 Red Balloons.

Jan 31, 2022: Thinking about Citipointe Christian College in Brisbane this afternoon … “Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless …

Jan 31, 2022: Has Spotify had a deep clean yet? I’m staying out until everything on Spotify is 100% sanitised.

Jan 31, 2022: “You can do it like it’s a great weight, or you can do it like it’s part of the dance.” – Ram Dass

Jan 30, 2022: The year is 2034 and your 12 y/o is getting ready for school. She starts the day with classes on empathy and then human connection. After lunch she …

Jan 29, 2022: Any other old school nerds ever just feel like re-visiting astalavista dot box dot sk?

Jan 29, 2022: Are you even from Brisbane if you don’t come to the Gold Coast on a long weekend and arrogantly proclaim to your partner that (insert beach suburb …

Jan 29, 2022: Notice how we keep on hearing from people who claim to be silenced?

Jan 29, 2022: Jen Ortiz, The Cut on weed’s last taboo, pregnancy: Those bong rips did the trick: “I fucking thrived after I felt better. I had the best …

Jan 28, 2022: What If We Just Stopped Being So Available?

Jan 28, 2022: Whites Beach, New South Wales

Jan 28, 2022: Please print this TikTok and put it on your bedroom walls

Jan 28, 2022: Gm Byron Bay 👋💪

Jan 28, 2022: Wategos Beach for sunrise this morning

Jan 28, 2022: “When rain falls, it flows downhill. If desired, you can collect the rain in a bucket and carry it uphill, but the natural tendency of water is …

Jan 28, 2022: Name a banger more bangish than Orgy’s Blue Monday. I’ll wait.

Jan 28, 2022: What which craft is this? Surfing without waves!? #witchcraft #byronbay #wategosbeach #surfing

Jan 26, 2022: If you’re interested in joining my new rectangle scheme we just give each other the same amount of money for doing nothing. Plus we get name badges.

Jan 26, 2022: You know how we’d all hate a guy who annually celebrated the anniversary of that time he raped someone. Now think about January 26.

Jan 26, 2022: Why Agatha Christie could afford a maid and a nanny but not a car, Timothy B Lee: “It’s one of the most important economic mysteries of the …

Jan 26, 2022: A story of hope, that the old internet might be coming back, the old internet was when the internet was a wonderland. Not a computer generated echo …

Jan 26, 2022: Brian Koppelman: “To an artist, rejection, at first, feels like death. That’s how personal the work is. And that’s why we’re afraid to do the …

Jan 26, 2022: "If you can live your life without an audience, you should do it" I don’t like a lot of what I see on Instagram Stories. Nick Catucci says the same in Embedded this week: “Instagram Stories had been an …

Jan 25, 2022: The story of how five seconds of one movie changed the entire California wine industry forever. The Sideways effect:

Jan 25, 2022: It really bothers me that Logan City Council uses Lobster font for its entry to the region motorway signage.

Jan 24, 2022: What lays beneath … // Cook Island, off Fingal Head

Jan 24, 2022: Fingal Head this afternoon. Was nice to visit and not have to convince a police to let me go home afterward.

Jan 24, 2022: A million dollar sunset over #Tugun tonight

Jan 24, 2022: What If Friendship, Not Marriage, Was At The Center Of Life? asks The Atlantic.

Jan 24, 2022: A relationship is about inventing your own language, says Céline Sciamma: “You’ve got the jokes, you’ve got the songs, you have this anecdote that’s …

Jan 24, 2022: Is a LIDAR capture of a person a photograph? Wired asks what is a photograph.

Jan 24, 2022: This is nuts: “CoreLogic’s Quarterly Auction Market Review shows 42,918 properties were taken to auction across the combined capital cities in …

Jan 24, 2022: Why would you make new music when all the growth in the industry is from old music At a wedding recently I heard my mate Hutcho belt out an old school banger with more energy and passion than the original artist could of. I jokingly …

Jan 23, 2022: I just want to get out ahead of any rumours being spread by our almost 11 month old and go on the record saying that we do feed her enough food, and …

Jan 22, 2022: I have issue with Apple’s Texas Hold’em game. Do they not have a graphic designer on staff? Could they not just get a photo of a bunch of Macs on a …

Jan 22, 2022: Sea breeze

Jan 22, 2022: Make taxi ranks car parks again. Return the taxi tanks to the people.

Jan 21, 2022: If only he’d been like a bat out of Wuhan, still here when the morning comes, when Christmas comes, when the wedding comes, the funeral comes, still …

Jan 21, 2022: “Like a bat out of hell I’ll be gone when the morning comes”

Jan 21, 2022: If you’ve ever worried about robots rising up and taking over, have no fear, they’re a long way off. I’ve used brooms smarter than our Roomba i7.

Jan 21, 2022: Toowoomba’s, Gabbinbar Homestead, on a Thursday afternoon

Jan 21, 2022: A Jewish scholar I once heard speak talked about how his people viewed life and death not as one season followed by another, life and then death, but …

Jan 21, 2022: The one truth everyone that has ever existed can testify to is that you cannot stop people dying, but you can stop them living.

Jan 20, 2022: Who do I have to talk to about making the next Mission: Impossible movie about stolen NFTs. Mission: Impossible - Right Click.

Jan 19, 2022: She turns around to tell me to make sure I take a photo of her on the scooter, “take photo of me!” My firstborn, @lunawithers.

Jan 19, 2022: January 2022 in the Associated Press: “A bill … that would prohibit public schools and private businesses from making white people feel …

Jan 18, 2022: Jason Chatfield’s cartoon from his email today

Jan 18, 2022: That face when dad makes you leave the beach

Jan 18, 2022: South of Talle’ on a Tuesday afternoon

Jan 18, 2022: I’m not antistacks, I’m just saying, when you’re on the bottom of a stacks-on it sucks. It’s all well and good if you’re on the top of the stack, but …

Jan 18, 2022: I’ve upgraded my MacBook this week to a new MacBook Pro, and a friend asked me how it was. I said it’s unnoticeable, like a good marriage …

Jan 18, 2022: @jkleske: “A signal is not a trend. A trend is not a future. A future is not THE future.”

Jan 18, 2022: The Algorithmic Trap by David Perrell: “If you want to find emerging and under-rated ideas, stop using algorithms … and improve the …

Jan 16, 2022: Luna got a camera for Christmas from Uncle Harley & Ainsley, so tonight she wanted to go and make photos of planes taking off. You couldn’t …

Jan 16, 2022: In 2022 I want to be a lot more deliberate about my inputs. Garbage in, garbage out. I’m continuing to craft my newsletters and subscriptions, …

Jan 16, 2022: I’m not anti-tax, I’m just saying that we don’t know the long term effects of giving these politicians half our cash. How do we know they’re not going …

Jan 16, 2022: Breaking news: Novak Djokovic wins the Australia Closed grand door slammed tournament.

Jan 16, 2022: When Britt and I were dating we lived in different cities the whole time as I travelled for radio work (Port Macquarie, Mackay, Cairns, Sydney, …

Jan 16, 2022: Finished reading: Volcanic Winter by Mark Rutherford 📚

Jan 16, 2022: Currently reading: Fortune-teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels In The Far East by Tiziano Terzani 📚

Jan 15, 2022: “Your goals are meant to honour you, not fix you”

Jan 15, 2022: “As soon as you decide to do without planes, you realise how they impose their limited way of looking at things on you. Oh, they diminish …

Jan 15, 2022: Proposal: Let’s drop the metaverse, and go all in on the meatverse. Less virtual reality meetings, more steak.

Jan 15, 2022: Dear Me, If, in future years, anyone asks you to give advice to your sixteen year old self… don’t. Make your own unique messes, and then work …

Jan 15, 2022: Molly White: blockchains are decentralised but not really, immutable but not really.

Jan 15, 2022: “Implicit egotism”

Jan 14, 2022: Peter Sagal’s Rules of Twitter:

Jan 14, 2022: Cows can be in the metaverse. This is disturbing.

Jan 14, 2022: I missed this New York Times piece on my hometown, Mackay in North Queensland, about how the mayor is almost single-handedly trying to turn the …

Jan 14, 2022: Things we were very worried about in our youth that turned out to be non-issues: using algebra the Bermuda Triangle snakes on planes quicksand …

Jan 13, 2022: 2021, the year in typography, if you’re into that kinda nerdy thing like I am.

Jan 13, 2022: Om Malik on the lethal and constant feeling of self-importance we walk around with: “With all the conversation of breaking free from big social …

Jan 13, 2022: “I used to think the top global environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought with 30 years of good …

Jan 13, 2022: My mate @scotty_mcdonald knows Brisbane better than you, and he’s writing an email about it called Brisbane is Weird and you ought to subscribe.

Jan 13, 2022: West Philadelphia born and raised, and now rebooted, much more dramatically Morgan Cooper made a fan-trailer of a dramatic reboot of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 2019: Will Smith saw that video and now there’s a real …

Jan 13, 2022: Where’d I get this rainbow fudge? The Country Non-Binary’s Association stall at the markets this morning.

Jan 12, 2022: A weird celebration: we won our first Covid court case Today, on the 683rd day of March 2020, we won our first Covid wedding cancellation court case, a court hearing I attended from the carpark of a …

Jan 12, 2022: The gestation period for new MacBooks is past the two month mark #joy

Jan 11, 2022: The best Bob Saget clip is the one when Hamish & Andy convinced him to join their gang.

Jan 10, 2022: 15 years of iPhone

Jan 8, 2022: Currently reading: Atomic Habits by James Clear 📚

Jan 8, 2022: Your Animals With Attitude artists were so preoccupied with whether they could make a Super Mario Koala, they didn’t stop to think if they …

Jan 8, 2022: Why don’t they make phone screens out of the same glass they make fridge shelves out of?

Jan 7, 2022: I’m just saying, if you can’t trust people who spend billions of dollars to get fit good looking people to run around aggressively in arbitrary …

Jan 7, 2022: Isn’t it wild to imagine that if everyone on the whole planet just stayed at home until February there’d be no Covid. No deliveries, no takeaway, no …

Jan 7, 2022: The government response to Covid this month seems akin to trying to stop a large boulder running out of control down a mountain. I, for one, welcome …

Jan 7, 2022: ‘The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller.’ — Steve Jobs

Jan 7, 2022: W.L. George in The New York Herald in May 1992 didn’t think that “the little girl who sells candles at Grand Central Station” would …

Jan 6, 2022: I really thought that by this age I would’ve found Carmen Sandiego. Life is just a series of disappointments.

Jan 6, 2022: I remember my friend Clifford showing me these photos and us waiting for them to render. Seeing a girl’s naked shoulders was a big deal back then.

Jan 6, 2022: 1 in 10 Brits will launch their own podcast in 2022 says Acast via @podnews

Jan 6, 2022: Heresy from @jayeless: “Cricket and ten-pin bowling ultimately derive from the same sport. It makes sense if you think of the wicket in cricket …

Jan 6, 2022: Olivia Laing in 2015 on the future of loneliness: “the cure for loneliness is not being looked at, but being seen and accepted as a whole …

Jan 6, 2022: The most disappointing element of modern society is the insistence that all stories (including the news, and celebrity or sport stories) must be …

Jan 6, 2022: Australia’s space dot is too small!

Jan 6, 2022: How to design a house to last for 1000 years

Jan 5, 2022: What could of been: Fuji developed a breakthrough which it is calling Nano Cubic which will allow as much as three gigabytes of data to be recorded …

Jan 5, 2022: Shopify entering NFT’s means your aunty will be minting an NFT before the end of the year.

Jan 5, 2022: In 1931 ceilings in movies was impressive. The 10 best films of 1931

Jan 5, 2022: A group of enterprising and nostalgic nerds want to take Blockbuster back. “Our mission is to liberate Blockbuster and form a DAO to …

Jan 5, 2022: There are only 25 blimps in the world, but this guy is trying to bring them back. Can you imagine standing in front of a venture capitalist telling …

Jan 5, 2022: The Australian people for the last 30 years: “We want - and will vote for - smaller and governments, with lower taxes, which means less tax revenue, …

Jan 5, 2022: The UX on this Small Child Is Terrible, McSweeney’s: “It’s as if this Small Child was not designed with accessibility in mind”

Jan 5, 2022: Week one of writing an email about life on the southern Gold Coast is that poor that @revue isn’t sure how to communicate it to me. …

Jan 4, 2022: I don’t understand magazine publishing in 2022. Today, January 4, a few minutes ago, someone published a pdf to Apple News and it’s about Macs …

Jan 4, 2022: One more Tokyo memory. No man has ever made me as happy as this man, as he handed me the nicest coffee my body has ever experienced. Japan is missing …

Jan 4, 2022: Whenever Brittany talks about having more kids, I start thinking about buying us a children buggy like this mum in Tokyo I saw in 2019.

Jan 4, 2022: I think about this bloke I saw out the front of a Tokyo train station in November 2019 reading a book with a magnifying glass quite a lot.

Jan 4, 2022: Nick Cave on Kanye: Making art is a form of madness – we slip deep within our own singular vision and become lost to it. There is no musician on …

Jan 4, 2022: The trick with life is you have to actually mean it, which can be the hardest part.

Jan 4, 2022: As a very proficient speaker of radio, this video burns

Jan 4, 2022: I’ve got an old friend and we share ideas with each other. Then years later we share a news article about how someone “stole” our …

Jan 4, 2022: In Praise of Conspiracy Theories, David Perell: It’s easy to hate on conspiracy theories, but what are the best arguments for taking them seriously? …

Jan 4, 2022: Peter O’Dowd and Kalyani Saxena: “When you were a kid, it seemed like you could walk up to just about anybody and be best friends the …

Jan 4, 2022: Understand the rules so you can break them One of the wisest things I was ever taught about radio broadcasting … and life … was that you needed learn the rules so you understood …

Jan 4, 2022: Storytime with Seth Rogen is a new fav podcast and it’s going on my inputs page. The most recent episode, The Ballad of Mount Doogie Dowler, is …

Jan 3, 2022: Drafting up an email for my #southoftalle email list right now with all my photos from today where Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth was hitting the Gold Coast …

Jan 3, 2022: Gold Coast afternoon

Jan 3, 2022: Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth brings some surf to Snapper

Jan 3, 2022: Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth is bringing some wind to the waves at Tugun and Snapper Rocks today.

Jan 3, 2022: Expect streaming TV consolidation in the coming years Matthew Belloni in Puck A good model is Peacock-WWE. Last March, NBC Universal took over the pro wrestling outfit’s WWE Network and its 1.1. million …

Jan 3, 2022: I noticed a Jetstar Boeing 787-8 coming into Gold Coast Airport in some pretty strong winds and broke the camera out quickly.

Jan 1, 2022: Happy 120th birthday to the Federal Government, its birth of course being an issue for the states.

Jan 1, 2022: Joan Didion on being in the world: “I’m not telling you to make the world better, because I don’t think that progress is necessarily part of the …

Jan 1, 2022: I never thought I’d be in such a winning position, but if anyone is trying to buy a rat, the ones under my house are of good breeding and honestly I’m …

Jan 1, 2022: Sliding doors. Daily Mail, 5 December 2000: “The internet may be only a passing fad for many users, according to a report.”

Jan 1, 2022: Some of Betty White’s best recent work was for Air New Zealand

Jan 1, 2022: In 2016 Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Academy Award. Many scholars believe this upset the gods and brought torment on our people and the only …

Dec 30, 2021: Some personal news, I’m changing the definition of fun to things that take less than four hours to do.

Dec 30, 2021: James Cameron walks into the boardroom and “wrote the word Alien on a board. Then he pluralized it, making it Aliens and insinuating he was about to …

Dec 28, 2021: I'm selling my car, if that's the kind of thing you're looking for 2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition AW Auto MY18 Sixth-generation 2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition in Limestone Grey metallic, five door hatch, 4.9 …

Dec 27, 2021: Song idea: Nugget Connection. A song about why there are so many songs about chicken nuggets and why they look like little maps of Australia if …

Dec 27, 2021: This is the first episode I’ve heard of Seth Roger’s Storytime podcast, but it’s a beautifully made podcast, and this episode is gripping and the …

Dec 27, 2021: Productivity inversely affects creativity, and vice-versa. So, welcome to the lowest productivity week of the year. May your creativity flourish.

Dec 27, 2021: A letter to a newborn child, requested of Desmond Tutu by the girl’s father, July 2016: Dear Juliet Hello, little sister. You don’t know me. I am …

Dec 26, 2021: Whenever I hear Carol Of The Bells I have this tribal urge to run home to protect it because I think it’s about to get robbed.

Dec 25, 2021: Disney+ thinks that Iron Man 3 is a Christmas movie. Is everything a Christmas movie now?

Dec 25, 2021: Bob Lefsetz, self-proclaimed boomer, on boomers: “Going to see McCartney, the Stones and the Eagles has become a ritual. Because their music reminds …

Dec 25, 2021: “A tribe without enemies is, almost by definition, not a tribe. As a consequence, tribal dispute and warfare is part of what defines humanity.” …

Dec 23, 2021: I met a Betty once and told her that when she calls me she can call me Al. She just nodded in reply. I think about this a lot.

Dec 23, 2021: If you got your professionally shot wedding, couple, or family photos printed at Officeworks, Harvey Norman, Big W this Christmas, know that you broke …

Dec 23, 2021: Kate Lindsay in Embedded: “In the not too distant future, learning video editing will be the new learning cursive.”

Dec 22, 2021: there is no perfect monitor ra…

Dec 22, 2021: When I’m elected your President I will legislate that bakeries are allowed to make and serve real rum rum balls. None of this bullshit chocolate ball …

Dec 22, 2021: A lot of people whinge about Jesus being taken out of Christmas, my issue is much more important. My two local grocery stores have zero Christmas …

Dec 21, 2021: There’s a very late model MacBook Pro on my kitchen table and aside from all the power in that chip, I’m getting serious PowerBook Titanium G4 vibes …

Dec 21, 2021: Pretending to be important.

Dec 21, 2021: Sophie Zhang and a Honduran disinformation researcher on Facebook’s election problem: “We don’t expect Philip Morris to solve tobacco addiction” …

Dec 21, 2021: The British Medical Journal fact checks Facebook’s false fact checking of the BMJ’s “news blog”. I can’t help but feel that the …

Dec 21, 2021: PSA: next year isn’t actually 2022, it’s 2020 Two. It’s the sequel. 2020 II: 2020 and the Chamber of Secrets.

Dec 21, 2021: How grunge started From today’s edition of Josh Spector’s For the Interested email: “At the start of the 1990s, no one cared about the Seattle music scene. …

Dec 21, 2021: I really want to help this guy find this photo of Leonardo DiCaprio at the University of Sydney student bar, but the websites he mentions - 2Day FM …

Dec 21, 2021: Is Santa coming on a one horse open sleigh, or with nine reindeers? Why are there so many holes in a fabricated story? Does Christmas need better …

Dec 20, 2021: Chinese spies infiltrated Aussie telco using Huawei gear and installed malware Anthony in the The Sizzle via the old mates at Bloomberg who keep on reporting solid tech news despite screwing up ‘The Big Hack’ all those years ago: …

Dec 20, 2021: A new religion is being formed on the Internet Rebecca Jennings for Vox “Call it the religion of “just asking questions.” Or the religion of “doing your own research.” It’s still in its infancy, …

Dec 20, 2021: COOKIES.TXT in 1994 according to Microsoft Reading through this beautiful 1994 email remnant of a Microsoft that was trying to beat Apple and Unix from owning the Internet, apart from the …

Dec 19, 2021: Some personal news: in the new year I’m also going to be studying a diploma in the difference between the “Auto Intensive”, “Auto Wash”, and “Super …

Dec 19, 2021: What a time to be alive. When Dawkins defined a meme as “unit of cultural information spread by imitation” he was definitely thinking of Sidetalk …

Dec 19, 2021: What exactly is Crazy Frog riding? Is it a spacecraft, a motorbike, a bicycle, an Imperial Speeder Bike?

Dec 18, 2021: "Some worker’s preferences and lifestyles may have shifted after a year and half out of the labor force" James Hennessy’s The Terminal on the rise of anti-work “It’s not just media talking about the brewing revolution. In a November note to …

Dec 18, 2021: Ira Glass on beginners If you’ve been in a car with me for for more than 30 minutes I’ve probably told you this story by Ira Glass, adlibbed by me. Here it is in …

Dec 17, 2021: Alan Jones’ “audience didn’t go anywhere. It’s still there and it’s still being fed the same old shit to serve the same old interests of the truly …

Dec 16, 2021: Spiders, mannn looks large over Brisbane

Dec 16, 2021: 📈

Dec 15, 2021: Calile-rise

Dec 15, 2021: Astral Codex Ten on the potential threat of ancient plagues emerging: “I think if something goes wrong, the third most likely vector will be curious …

Dec 15, 2021: Listing of the day: “With minimal land left in this stunning new estate”

Dec 15, 2021: Stand back, imma fix email Why people hate their email but also why they should love it. I think it’s a crime that not many people subscribe to The Sizzle. The idea of paying $5 …

Dec 13, 2021: Science: “Researchers have identified an odorless compound emitted by people—and in particular babies—called hexadecanal, or HEX, that appears to …

Dec 13, 2021: Just a heads up and reminder - because @scottymcdonald reminded me - that maybe you’re walking around with excess blood this Christmas, so why not …

Dec 13, 2021: Nature is healing! The Queensland border has been open to other people for 12 hours and our roads are filled with tourists who don’t know the roads …

Dec 13, 2021: Business idea: Home Alone 6: Too home, too alone.

Dec 13, 2021: Name the song with lyrics and without searching: “You serve me up with cake and that’s your big mistake”

Dec 12, 2021: How you know email communities are a real threat: when Facebook enters the game.

Dec 12, 2021: James Clear: “Someone else living a good life does not prevent you from living a good life. There are many ways to win and plenty of space.”

Dec 11, 2021: Some personal news, December 2021 The past two years has rocked us to the very core financially, mentally, emotionally, and to think it’s still not over yet. We’ve been …

Dec 11, 2021: Mavic 3’s 1x versus 28x zoom.

Dec 10, 2021: Somewhere in my nerdiness - born in DOS, grew into Win 3.11-XP, morphed on over to macOS sometime in 2006 - I missed the workshop that explained how …

Dec 9, 2021: I’m so keen I reckon I’ll double these numbers before 2022

Dec 9, 2021: After being grounded for over a year - since the great wave vs. drone fight of 2019 - some of my favourite people bought me a new bird to commemorate …

Dec 9, 2021: Cherian George for Nieman Lab: “China’s and Russia’s global influence operations won’t need to resort to fake news to exploit the genuine …

Dec 8, 2021: Photoshoot with a spider

Dec 8, 2021: The most depressing take on the state of “the media” today is the one in Max Read’s email that basically suggests that …

Dec 8, 2021: Happy Pretend to Be A Time Traveller Day! (Yes, this is a real international day, Google it.)

Dec 7, 2021: I’m vibing this Dutch multigenerational living space

Dec 6, 2021: Ever seen a goanna scale a brick wall?

Dec 6, 2021: “So let’s sink another drink, ‘Cause it’ll give me time to think, If I had the chance I’d ask the world to dance, And …

Dec 6, 2021: With every drop of news about Omicron I feel sicker about our future. The pandemic is strangling the life out of a business we’ve spent 10 years …

Dec 5, 2021: Why eleven babies have been born on (in?) Antarctica

Dec 5, 2021: “If you want a golden rule that will fit everybody, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be …

Dec 5, 2021: Spouses, as you cross the 75% completion mark of cleaning up after dinner, be like: “oh, honey, I’ll clean up, leave it to me”

Dec 5, 2021: Hello! I’m Josh Withers. You may remember me from such movies as Regional Breakfast Radio Guy, Weird International Wedding Celebrant, Super Zoom …

Dec 4, 2021: All the world’s a social feed, and all the men and women are merely variables in an algorithm.

Dec 4, 2021: That time Microsoft tried to buy Nintendo “They just laughed their asses off. Like, imagine an hour of somebody just laughing at you. That was kind of how that meeting went.” – Kevin Bachus, …

Dec 2, 2021: I find it interesting that this important research of 60,000 Australians released as a YouTube video has only been watched 154 times. It’s fascinating …

Dec 2, 2021: Southern Gold Coasters wondering what’s happening at the old Pizza Hut beachside pavilion, it’s called Siblings, and I’ve been documenting the build.

Nov 30, 2021: “Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.” – Buckminster Fuller

Nov 30, 2021: My 2020-2030 prediction A friend, hi Andy, was talking about business and investment opportunities in the coming years. I blurted this out as a text message but thought I …

Nov 30, 2021: Thought I’d share something I’m proud of today: I’ve consolidated all of our family’s brands and business ventures under the one website/domain name: …

Nov 30, 2021: You’re Probably Not Late From David Perell’s Monday Musings email: Whenever you find yourself thinking you’re late to a new technological trend, remember that Walt …

Nov 30, 2021: We’re proud to announce that we’re expecting. Santa that is. We’re expecting Santa. I also told Luna this week that Santa’s not alive any more, but …

Nov 30, 2021: I don’t know who needs to hear this, but we don’t use whisky stones, save your money

Nov 28, 2021: Epidemiologists: Omicron’s not a big deal guys. News media: NEW FLESH, LET’S GO BABY!

Nov 28, 2021: 1859 or 2021? “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of …

Nov 28, 2021: Finally, ScoMo will keep me safe from you all.

Nov 28, 2021: We’ll that’s the last time I try to rent a hit man through RentAHitman.com, the guy behind it just forwards all the enquiries to the police and they …

Nov 26, 2021: Business idea: drone birth photography.

Nov 26, 2021: Britt: You’re not going to be able to get the cactus inside once you’ve repotted it. Me: Trust me honey, I’ve got this. Narrator: And yet he did not …

Nov 26, 2021: Got fizzy photographs // documented the build of Hard Fizz’s first home here on the Gold Coast.

Nov 25, 2021: #toiletsofthegoldcoast #hardfizzhq

Nov 25, 2021: My secret superpower is telling people that the lyrics in the chorus of George Ezra’s Budapest are “I’d leave it all”. Welcome to the …

Nov 25, 2021: What’s the @qldpolice definition of illegal littering? Because every week a kid drives past my house and throws this rubbish on my driveway. And is it …

Nov 24, 2021: I’m on a conference call right now with Dally Messenger and other leaders of the celebrant community with the Attorney-General’s office, and …

Nov 24, 2021: Ten years ago yesterday: “I believed that he was clearly implying that News Corp would run news stories or editorial content concerning any …

Nov 24, 2021: A tale of two burghers

Nov 23, 2021: One of the best things about working in the wedding industry through Covid is that I’ve finally become the disappointment my step-mother said I …

Nov 22, 2021: My three most embarrassing celebrity interview stories You’ve probably heard about Seven’s Matt Doran’s not listening to Adele’s new album before interviewing her. Classic “you had one job” kinda material. …

Nov 21, 2021: "More evidence suggests that nature does something essential for our mental health" “More evidence suggests that nature does something essential for our mental health. Specifically, we have learned that nature tends to result in …

Nov 20, 2021: I turn 40 in a few weeks. There was a time where I never believed I’d make it past 21 as I saw friends and people around me dropping like flies. …

Nov 20, 2021: There’s a new Terminal command in macOS Monterey: networkquality. It’s an internet speed test in the terminal.

Nov 20, 2021: Is this how Apple News is supposed to work? I make an active decision to not engage with content from a certain brand, and in its place I just get a …

Nov 19, 2021: I don’t know who need to hear this, but the young male voice that says “Welcome to McDonalds, we’ll be with you in a moment” as you pull up at a …

Nov 19, 2021: “Most people in life want one-of-a-kind outcomes. The problem is, in the quest to get there, most people follow the same path as everyone else. …

Nov 19, 2021: You need to know about, and install the Shortcut for, 12ft.io if you browse the webs and don’t want to have a subscription to every flipping …

Nov 19, 2021: Presenting the Hard Fizz HQ Gold Coast toilets … shot for zero 9.

Nov 18, 2021: Taking expressions of interest in a Slightly Interested Koalas Yacht Club from any of you that have too much money.

Nov 18, 2021: “Over the last couple of years, governments have been telling Australians what to do, now there has been a need for that as we have gone through the …

Nov 17, 2021: If you’re waiting for a sign …

Nov 17, 2021: “I realised that anything I did long enough to master was no longer useful to me.” – Designer, Milton Glasser

Nov 17, 2021: A mate mentioned pirating software and it took me right back to 20 years ago where we had a keygen or a hack or serial number for ecverything. They …

Nov 16, 2021: This thread on antivaxx rings so true right now in my own life 🧵

Nov 16, 2021: “Rich people need it. Poor people have it. If you eat it, you die. And when you die, you take it with you. What is it?” From: The Nothingness …

Nov 16, 2021: Have you heard the one about how they bought the US constitution in a DAO?

Nov 16, 2021: The “Simple Sabotage Field Manual,” declassified in 2008 and available on the CIA’s website, provided instructions for how everyday people could help …

Nov 16, 2021: “Divorce does funny things to people.”

Nov 14, 2021: Introducing Luna to the great Australian tradition of running through sprinklers naked in summer

Nov 14, 2021: I’m not an anti-vaxxer I just enjoy typing those five words to trigger you.

Nov 14, 2021: Currently reading: Inside Steve’s Brain by Leander Kahney 📚

Nov 14, 2021: The awkward story of my first photo

Nov 14, 2021: Will driverless cars do burnouts?

Nov 13, 2021: It’s cool that there’s a Catwoman, Batman, and Spider-Man, but where’s all the stories about Possumperson, Koalaman, and Wombatwoman?

Nov 12, 2021: Reminder today of the best coffee I’ve ever drink in the whole planet, two years ago in Tokyo: Sarutahiko Coffee, outside a train station. Their …

Nov 12, 2021: Seven years ago since Kim Kardashian broke the internet. Hopefully they’ll start fixing it soon.

Nov 12, 2021: Is this like climate change? How long have they been recording it? And by what measure do they define it being good or bad? I have so many questions.

Nov 12, 2021: 1991 tech ad from Brashs

Nov 12, 2021: What’s the best New York street?

Nov 10, 2021: If I can be real for a bit, I find it extremely disconcerting that the unvaccinated are being treated like this. Seriously. It’s scary how a …

Nov 10, 2021: The Metaverse already exists, it's just currently called the Internet Here is the punchline: the Metaverse already exists, it just happens to be called the Internet. Consider the seven qualities Matthew Ball used to …

Nov 10, 2021: “Doing small things with love is the atom of bravery.” — Mark Nepo

Nov 10, 2021: Listening to radio on the Sunshine Coast and the announcer plays three grabs of three songs then says “find out which one we’re going to play after …

Nov 9, 2021: Proposal: Reclassify the Logan Hyperdome to a Logan Dome.

Nov 8, 2021: “Most people optimise for the day ahead. A few people optimise for 1-2 years ahead. Almost nobody optimises for 3-4 years ahead (or longer). …

Nov 7, 2021: Something no-one talks about is how if you’re really cool in the metaverse, you’re actually not really cool in real life.

Nov 7, 2021: Just minted an NFT of the current vibe in my house after I’ve sole-parented all day. Critics are calling it a “hollowed out tree trunk of a man”, …

Nov 7, 2021: I don’t want to be Elon Musk Rich, I just want to be Extra Guac Even If I’m Not Sure Rich. I

Nov 6, 2021: Cool story

Nov 6, 2021: The year is 2051. All of us but the elite are working for below minimum wage in the Farmville metaverse tending to digital crops and feeding metaverse …

Nov 6, 2021: Local barista wrapped up our conversation saying “see you next week!” Am I allowed back tomorrow because I assume she works on a Sunday to Saturday …

Nov 6, 2021: It was an overcast morning for shooting the build of the new restaurant at Kirra Pavilion but they wanted it to look bright and sunny. Lightroom is …

Nov 6, 2021: In the metaverse there are no clothes. Just pixels.

Nov 5, 2021: Proud of you Scotty, you’ve now written 100% more books than most other people on the planet. You join the ranks of Seth Godin, the Apostle Paul, John …

Nov 5, 2021: Sharing a little highlight gallery from a property I’m documenting for Zero 9 Constructions. We’re a few weeks away from handover at this …

Nov 5, 2021: If our parents disown us in real life do they disown us in the metaverse?

Nov 5, 2021: Shoot day for a bunch of Gold Coast businesses today

Nov 4, 2021: Please do not worship me, but I just wound up a dish cloth tightly and whipped a fly to its death.

Nov 4, 2021: Age groupings

Nov 4, 2021: Imagine being on the Q train from Brooklyn into Manhattan, a regular Tuesday morning in September 2001, the train comes above ground and the World …

Nov 4, 2021: Snapper Rocks

Nov 3, 2021: One of my earliest memories - and there’s only a few from this traumatic time in my life - is watching my new step-mother, Selena, pile up all …

Nov 3, 2021: How do floorboards work? Like, if your toddler vomits and there’s vomit between the floorboards, is that no longer my responsibility now that it’s out …

Nov 3, 2021: Real talk fam, are people really paying $50 or $75 a month for LinkedIn?

Nov 3, 2021: A little demo of Adobe Photoshop 2022’s Neural filter on one of my photos

Nov 3, 2021: Qantas: Yeah, look, there’s been a slight delay with your flight, you’re going to be four weeks late …

Nov 3, 2021: I hope one day I can look back on my life and say I was wrong more than I was right. That will mean I wasn’t on the sidelines, but I was on the field, …

Nov 2, 2021: That distinctive, earthy odour that is associated with rainfall is called petrichor. When raindrops land on a porous surface, air from the pores forms …

Nov 2, 2021: “I heard that Warren Buffett addresses the early drafts of his shareholder letters to his sister, Dorothy. Once he finishes it, he replaces her name …

Nov 2, 2021: How I’m feeling through this season: “Each time you stopped, you would descend into a depression, believing that you had hit a wall and lost the …

Nov 1, 2021: Can you believe that we’ve turned Australia off and on again a few times, but we still have this silly Melbourne Cup virus running around our system. …

Nov 1, 2021: Boy, am I feeling this after the last two years of hell in my business. Tim Ferriss tells the crowd at South by Southwest in 2007 that: “their …

Nov 1, 2021: Netflix says 142 million households have watched Squid Games. Wikipedia says there are 2,178 million “households” in the world. So, 6.5% of the …

Nov 1, 2021: People across the liberated democracy of Australia celebrate as they are now liberated to visit other countries muted cheers as everyone realises …

Oct 31, 2021: “I just want to fucking make it one more day.” – Dave Grohl on Foo Fighters, His Memoir, Life After Nirvana in Vulture

Oct 31, 2021: Chinghee Creek on a Saturday Night for Travis & Christie

Oct 31, 2021: “Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.” Benjamin Franklin

Oct 31, 2021: Rob Bell on the comments section

Oct 30, 2021: Happy 50th Sea World 50 of my and Luna’s favourite photos at Sea World for their 50th birthday today

Oct 30, 2021: Not in a million years could I of imagined Miley Cyrus, Elton John, WATT, Yo-Yo Ma, Metallica’s own Robert Trujillo on bass + Red Hot Chili Peppers’ …

Oct 30, 2021: Remember that time that the Black Eyed Peas hadn’t hit the big time yet, but when they did they had to re-record one of their songs? I’m …

Oct 30, 2021: On @danilic’s prompting I’ve installed DaVinci Resolve and am trying it for the first time this morning. I don’t know what this does …

Oct 30, 2021: My favourite macOS Monterey feature is the bug when you spread your four fingers to expose (Mission Control) the Desktop but the Desktop isn’t …

Oct 30, 2021: Luna’s learning the ancient story of Saint Vincent de Paul, the mysterious saint that roams the homes of naughty children taking their favourite toys …

Oct 29, 2021: The most fascinating grave in Hollywood

Oct 29, 2021: Friday sunrise at Snapper Rocks

Oct 29, 2021: Corporate headshots don’t have to look like you were just dragged in front of a photographer to get a photo for the website. Created for Lightning …

Oct 29, 2021: One story out of many on how the Sydney Covid lockdown currently ending has cost me so much money On the first day of the Sydney lockdown that’s currently ending, I had a wedding booked in the Blue Mountains. I was driving down (flights had …

Oct 29, 2021: Zuckerberg chose Meta over Oasis?! That’s $100 to the bookies I’ll never get back.

Oct 29, 2021: Dreading the day that I see in VR a friend commit real-life suicide in the middle of a metaverse flame-war because they’re antivax or think pineapple …

Oct 28, 2021: It’s super cute when people talk about national debt like it’s not a completely made up concept, not a scientific force of nature like gravity.

Oct 28, 2021: Sunrise elopement at The Calile Hotel this morning

Oct 27, 2021: Sorry sir, I am all out of way

Oct 26, 2021: It’s hot, damn hot. If you’re getting married when it’s hot: 1) Bring cold water, so much flipping water, 2) Get married as late in the …

Oct 26, 2021: All of my Apple devices are upgraded and now there’s a openthread.thread.home.arpa on my network. Nest Smoke Alarms, or HomePod Minis?

Oct 26, 2021: FCKGW-RHQQ2-YXRKT-8TG6W-2B7Q8. 20 years of Windows XP #neverforget

Oct 26, 2021: Monday afternoon in Burleigh Heads

Oct 24, 2021: Luna’s birthday week comes to a close. Now we have 51 weeks of mourning until her fourth birthday celebrations can begin.

Oct 24, 2021: When Apple started using the phrase “there’s an app for that” in 2009, they were definitely not thinking of an app that simulates a cat purring on …

Oct 24, 2021: Uh, oh, watch out petrol cars, the Chief Health Officer is coming for ya!

Oct 24, 2021: Two iPods are some of my favourite computers of all time These two computers are two of my favourite Apple computers. The iMac G4, the white Intel MacBook, and my current Apple Silicon MacBook Air are up …

Oct 24, 2021: Panic’s Cabel Sasser shares a prototype original iPod on the iPod’s 20th birthday.

Oct 24, 2021: Steve Jobs’s resume: “I’m looking for a fixer-upper with a solid foundation. Am willing to tear down walls, build bridges, and light fires. I have …

Oct 23, 2021: My Kindle Oasis is starting to get a bit long in the tooth, almost four years old and it’s battery barely lasts a day or two. Is there a new Oasis on …

Oct 23, 2021: “I’ve long thought that the destruction of time in which to think – and do nothing else – is a much more massive problem than anyone cares to think …

Oct 23, 2021: Just some personal news, I’ve decided that I know about the same amount about epidemiology, public health policy, firearms, the movie industry, …

Oct 23, 2021: Facebook’s algorithm automatically sent a bot “full-on Qanon” within 48 hours. One day I’ll write an essay about how the Facebook algorithm’s tendency …

Oct 23, 2021: Life status: my three year old lives on my shoulders.

Oct 23, 2021: I’ve got 99 problems and they could all be solved with a new MacBook Pro, a DJI Mavic 3, and maybe a new 35mm lens I think.

Oct 23, 2021: Seeing as though my social media influence is waning on the daily I have some personal news, I’m starting a Withers Media & Technology Group. …

Oct 22, 2021: How do you know things? I think all day every day about the world I want to leave Luna and Goldie in. I spend so much time wondering how to teach them …

Oct 22, 2021: “The committee recommends that the Australian Government establish a new Decentralised Autonomous Organisation company structure.” In the Australian …

Oct 22, 2021: Every day I wonder when the day will arrive when it’s the last time I ever pick Luna up. What I mean is that when she’s 35 I’m probably not going to …

Oct 22, 2021: “You always know when you’re doing something for the first time, and you almost never know when you’re doing something for the last time.” Via The …

Oct 22, 2021: Explaining stocks to NFT kids “I collect shares of businesses … I use a certain type of non fungible token called a stock certificate for this.

Oct 22, 2021: Speedtest’s quarterly Australian internet report shows that Aussie Broadband outperforms everyone else, including Telstra. I’m an Aussie customer, I’m …

Oct 22, 2021: The most annoying position anyone can take through this season is a religious devotion to vaccines, or anti-vax, or lockdown, or open up, or whatever …

Oct 21, 2021: GG

Oct 21, 2021: Guy on the phone with me right now from Australia Post is trying to convince me that Australia Post does other things on top of delivering mail, I’m …

Oct 21, 2021: Ben Sherpherd’s “The Commercial Experience 21.11: Programming the news media” dissects how the news has changed over the last three years “My view is …

Oct 21, 2021: A walking disappointment to his mother

Oct 21, 2021: The Gold Coast gets one case of Covid, the first in 15 days in Queensland, and the whole state breathes in through its teeth.

Oct 20, 2021: “An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.” Charles Bukowski, click through for 94 more

Oct 20, 2021: “The stated mission of a company worth almost two trillion dollars is to “organize the world’s information” and yet the Internet remains poorly …

Oct 19, 2021: Happy third birthday Lu, I’m so proud to be your dad

Oct 19, 2021: Me, telling friends about the Hamilton soundtrack being re-released in spatial audio

Oct 19, 2021: What the actual? The notification takes you to the iCloud Backup section of settings to make sure you’re backed up before you switch to a new iPad?! I …

Oct 19, 2021: “The measure of a commercially successful newspaper is not simply how well it reports the big events, but what it does when there are no dying …

Oct 19, 2021: Avis Car Rental brings “car as a subscription” to Australia.

Oct 19, 2021: Have you ever wondered who coined the term “Content is King”? The year was 1996, and Bill Gates published an essay.

Oct 19, 2021: Apple Prediction in October 2021: the Apple Music Voice/Siri plan lasts no more than two years. Going down market never looks good on Apple. “Here’s a …

Oct 19, 2021: The year is 2061, @Anthony_Wiggle with a long grey beard is sitting on a large wooden throne in Wiggle Town making an announcement of a new Wiggle …

Oct 18, 2021: I’ve just finished the seven episode podcast, 9/12, which tells the story of a post 9/11 America, and crescendoes to a beautiful finale. It’s a …

Oct 18, 2021: Sunday was a doozy. Over the past few months we’ve shared photos on social media from trips when travel was allowed and legal, in a time when it …

Oct 18, 2021: Ben Shepherd is asked a question that I think about often: “If you were to start a media company right now, what would it look like?” …

Oct 18, 2021: “I find it hard to understand in my mind what it means to love you after you are dead — but I still want to comfort and take care of you — and I want …

Oct 17, 2021: “The human race is likely to be wiped out by a doomsday virus before this millennium is out unless it starts to colonize space, top British scientist …

Oct 16, 2021: “We are born with only one obligation – to be completely who we are.” – Mark Nepo

Oct 16, 2021: Turns out that in 2005 I was the 312th person to register for an account on the new website, Reddit, and today I’m one of 30 of that 312 still …

Oct 15, 2021: I’m that insecure the password to my heart is my first daughter’s first name, capital first letter, followed by the number 1 and an exclamation mark.

Oct 15, 2021: Please tell me there are more than 30 people that have been on Reddit for more than 16 years?! I

Oct 15, 2021: Hey, I don’t like to discuss medical freedoms on here, but what is Apple TV+’s insistence on viewers watching the show’s credits to the end? Every …

Oct 15, 2021: “The best business ideas have yet to be tried. The best books have yet to be written. The best relationships have yet to be formed. It’s …

Oct 13, 2021: Your top 20 songs by plays says a lot about who you are

Oct 13, 2021: “We are a revolutionary cloud-based website” says this guy selling virtual staging to real estate agents. Why does everything in sales have to be …

Oct 13, 2021: Hey nerds, I was not aware of how nerdy we are. Someone in my Certificate IV in Real Estate class right now just asked the trainer “how many people do …

Oct 13, 2021: Lodge

Oct 12, 2021: Brisbane as the clouds subsided today at sunset

Oct 12, 2021: JQ940

Oct 12, 2021: I auditioned to join the Kyle & Jackie O show in 2011 & was flown to Sydney. In the interview the EP asked if it was ok for Kyle to call me a …

Oct 12, 2021: Buying a property soon? I’m hearing some crazy stats about meth and what it means for your personal health if you live in a house where meth has been …

Oct 12, 2021: Over the last 18 months of the spicy cough tearing apart the wedding and events industry, confidence has never been lower. So I’m in a classroom today …

Oct 12, 2021: 🌵

Oct 12, 2021: I think about this daily: Your Professional Peak Is Earlier Than You Think - The Atlantic

Oct 12, 2021: For the first time in history, Robert Palmer’s Simply Irresistible has been followed in a playlist by Feel Good Inc from the Gorillaz. Attending this …

Oct 12, 2021: My greatest fear, as recognised in 1947 by ad-man, Bill Bernbach: “I’m worried that we’re going to worship techniques instead of …

Oct 12, 2021: Remember that time Sesame Street’s Bert marched with Bin Laden?

Oct 12, 2021: Bond Can’t Take On Beijing “No major Hollywood release has portrayed China’s government in a negative light since 1997’s Seven Years in Tibet, …

Oct 11, 2021: QR898 B777 8 Oct 2021

Oct 11, 2021: Dear, tonight’s hotel, two things. Firstly, thank you for taking some of the covidsafe precautions. Secondly, 75 emails?!

Oct 11, 2021: Can you recommend a relationship manager/app that’s very iOS/iPadOS/Mac/internet native. In particular, it’d be super cool if a contact was in the CRM …

Oct 11, 2021: I’m still really proud of this photo. It was my first photo that “went somewhere” … it was printed on the side of a Queensland Rail Citytrain. Taken …

Oct 11, 2021: Three years ago I pontificated that the future of the iPhone was the Apple Watch, @markgurman lent that way today in his Power On email … should’ve …

Oct 11, 2021: I’m in training all week this week and it’s fascinating to be reminded that not everyone is all in on the Apple ecosystem. 20+ people, me and 2 others …

Oct 10, 2021: You are not an aspirant. You are as complete as you can be today. None of us are finished. All of us are aspiring, so none of us are.

Oct 10, 2021: A Primer on the Parasocial Economy - Cybernaut “One aspect of the creator economy I’ve found curiously under-explored is precisely why fans pay their …

Oct 10, 2021: Revenue generating idea for Facebook: I will pay lots of dollars a month, maybe even $3, for any of your apps to never show me a red dot or …

Oct 10, 2021: Honestly, if you saw Nate become (redacted) in the season two finale of Ted Lasso you’re officially smarter than me.

Oct 10, 2021: Luna just found out that polar bears and dogs can be friends and it’s like that scene in Ted Lasso when the billionaire tells Banksy and Sam that they …

Oct 9, 2021: I’ve been on the job hunt for a while now and I’m open to new roles that might benefit from a set of skills someone like me has. Here’s my resume … I …

Oct 9, 2021: Fairlane

Oct 9, 2021: Thanks

Oct 8, 2021: Ever since they named me Person of the Year 2006 I knew that this Time magazine thing might go somewhere

Oct 8, 2021: Why You Should Stop Reading News “We spend hours consuming news because we want to be informed. The problem is news doesn’t make us informed. In fact, the more news we consume the …

Oct 8, 2021: “The more you create, the more powerful you become. The more you consume, the more powerful others become.” – James Clear

Oct 8, 2021: There are two ways of making a living. The familiar, predictable way, and a Pareto style payoff. “This Pareto world is extremely competitive, …

Oct 8, 2021: Tyre shop guy: we’ve got tyres in that size from brand blah blah we’ve got the bluh bluhs and from brand ughh we have their gobble gobbles and the …

Oct 7, 2021: “Either we are the makers of our future or we’re the victims. And if we don’t understand these fundamental components of how the world works, …

Oct 7, 2021: There needs to be some sort of 1300 Hotline situation for people whose partners and families are antivaxxers. They are dealing with so much bullshit …

Oct 7, 2021: This website is doing god’s work canyonmid.com … please enjoy

Oct 7, 2021: “There is always more surface to a shattered object than a whole.” Djuna Barnes to Emily Coleman, 1960, The Book of Repulsive Women and Other …

Oct 7, 2021: If you’re wondering what it looks like when you take your wife’s keys and they’re on the Find My Network …

Oct 5, 2021: I would pay at least $5, maybe even $6, to be able to log in to my old ICQ account (49739400), IRC servers, or my old MSN Messenger account, and …

Oct 5, 2021: Why is it called a podcast? I love that the iPod hackers paved the way. Thanks @podnews for compiling everything together,

Oct 5, 2021: Deconstructing Christianity Deconstructing your Christianity. A few links for friends. Four episodes of The Naked Church podcast, episodes eight, nine, ten, and eleven. The …

Oct 5, 2021: The Mind Body Prescription is blowing my mind. About to read the book and become “that guy”.

Oct 5, 2021: 20 years ago in Australian tech news, Australian composers, Nigel Helyer, aka Dr Sonique, and Jon Drummond, copyright every possible phone number as a …

Oct 5, 2021: I’m no saint, but whenever I get a scam call I’ll lead them on for as long as I can just to annoy the scammer and to waste their time. I also ask them …

Oct 5, 2021: Ten years on we’re all still bitching about iPhone launches, still looking for that 2007 iPhone feeling

Oct 5, 2021: Goldie, there’s nothing silver about her.

Oct 5, 2021: Everything will be hacked, today it’s roaming text messages for the last few years A quick Google search would say that Australia’s Optus, Telstra, and Vodafone are clients: Company That Routes Billions of Text Messages Quietly Says …

Oct 5, 2021: “Take the money and run” is the title of a blank canvas currently being exhibited that cost the museum $84,000 because the artist took the money, and …

Oct 4, 2021: Harris Farm: Due to Covid-19 please do not touch the fish. Everyone: Due to everything ever please do not touch the fish until you’re buying it: and

Oct 4, 2021: The final words of a newspaper man with 8 decades of published words “Editing the final details of one’s life is like editing a story for the final time. It’s the last shot an editor has at making corrections, the last …

Oct 3, 2021: This podcast episode by Rob Bell really helped me understand the antivaxx movement.

Oct 3, 2021: Palaszczuk, Berejiklian, quarantine. Words I still need to Google to make sure I’ve spelt them right. That will be my Covid legacy.

Oct 2, 2021: My top played songs … a peek into who I am

Oct 2, 2021: For no real reason, here’s the top three lunch-time radio station boardroom performances from my time on commercial radio. Hanson - Mmmm Bop …

Oct 2, 2021: In the name of efficiency, why don’t we turn our Australian corruption bodies to finding politicians that aren’t corrupt and are without sin. We could …

Oct 2, 2021: My internet speed in 2021 Blogging this so that somewhere in my internet history is a record of a time when I was really impressed that for multiple days in a row I actually …

Oct 1, 2021: My bet for today is that after yesterday being teased for not locking Southeast Queensland down because of the NRL Grand Final, Mumma Palaszczuk …

Sep 30, 2021: The year is 2061 and your local “Golden Oldies" radio station is playing Limp Bizkit and honestly, I am here for it. But for 2021, Wall Of Sound …

Sep 30, 2021: Wedding planning red flag: when the wedding venue/vendor refers to clients as “brides” instead of couples. Run for the hills.

Sep 30, 2021: Hey, just some personal news: if the rest of you could completely align with my values and not say anything asynchronous to them, that would make my …

Sep 30, 2021: [Happy 10th birthday @patrickc + Stripe](https://twitter.com/patrickc/status/1443289393695911938?s=21), about six and a half years ago we took the …

Sep 29, 2021: Aside from making the world’s best weddings, I’m also the 3rd best photographer in my home, so I’ve decided to make the not-so-radical call & …

Sep 29, 2021: I’m becoming increasingly good at avoiding death by truck

Sep 29, 2021: Not so gold, Coast

Sep 29, 2021: My social media notifications are busy because I dare wade into anti-antivaxx conversations with “let’s not be dicks to anitvaxxers" types …

Sep 29, 2021: Law & Order Season 21, episode 1, opening scene: A restaurant in Chinatown and a CGI Detective Lennie Briscoe is checking vaccine passports on …

Sep 29, 2021: I’m just saying, if Sharon the team psychologist, and Coach Ted Lasso don’t end up together romantically, I’m burning my AFC …

Sep 28, 2021: Some personal news, I’ve been photographing and filming construction projects for Zero 9 Construction and I’m getting addicted.

Sep 28, 2021: “The page loads, and a little video ad box rises from the bottom left of the screen and begins buffering. Then a big box pops up over the small one …

Sep 28, 2021: “Life should be a marvel, not a habit.”

Sep 28, 2021: Damn, I’ve only got Diners Card.

Sep 28, 2021: The memo between advertising agency DDB and Avis Rent A Car that took Avis from a $3.2 million loss to a $1.2 million profit within the year.

Sep 28, 2021: Splash

Sep 28, 2021: The best watch face in WatchOS 8 is the Portraits face because it looks really cool with this photo of Goldie. The worst watch face in WatchOS 8 is …

Sep 28, 2021: Doing my part for the Gold Coast rumour mill today by creating and sharing this

Sep 28, 2021: Have you noticed a rise in Facebook posts asking questions?

Sep 27, 2021: Luna // under the bed // showing off her “baby belly”

Sep 27, 2021: If you’re interested in taking better photos, this is a great starting piece to read and be inspired by.

Sep 27, 2021: Author Anne Lamott on imperfection: “Almost everyone is screwed up, broken, clingy, scared, and yet designed for joy. Even (or especially) …

Sep 27, 2021: Not-so-main distribution frame

Sep 27, 2021: Burleigh Heads: a bin chicken story

Sep 26, 2021: Aviation nerd win: I heard a plane landing over my house, thought, it’s stop big to be a B737 or A320 as would be normal into OOL, too loud to be a …

Sep 25, 2021: I hope all the computerised facial recognition systems around the world are freaking out over face masks. I wonder if the facial recognition companies …

Sep 25, 2021: Bridal table > guest tables > the kids table > the wedding vendor’s table

Sep 25, 2021: Me: time to edit this video Siri: this could go one of two ways

Sep 25, 2021: Why haven’t there been more waxed/vaxxed puns? Are all of you in Big Pun’s pockets? Are you just anti-waxxers?

Sep 24, 2021: Negative 5G

Sep 23, 2021: Mt Coonowrin + Mt Beerwah, from Mt Ngungun

Sep 23, 2021: Mt Ngungun at sunset yesterday for an elopement

Sep 22, 2021: Hut rules

Sep 22, 2021: Otto von Bismarck said “Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best” … I wonder if the Victorian government …

Sep 22, 2021: “We’ll never go to war”

Sep 21, 2021: When one of the Ted Lasso writers is a comedian and a parent

Sep 21, 2021: Social media: mentally toxic. Social proximity: physically toxic. Being alone: emotionally toxic. Mainstream media: intellectually toxic. We’re all …

Sep 21, 2021: Found my six month old sucking on my thong (flip flop). My father of the year trophy is now in question.

Sep 20, 2021: If there’s a real silver lining to Covid, it’s the resurgence of roadmaps. Apps like @googlemaps and satellite navigation were putting the final nails …

Sep 20, 2021: Global platitude supplies are reaching an all time low. At this rate we’ll be completely out of platitudes by Christmas 2021.

Sep 19, 2021: My favourite people are the people who look at protestors and see hurting people.

Sep 18, 2021: Instagram 2011: Let’s make that shitty iPhone photo look acceptable. Instagram 2021: Girls dancing whilst hard truths appear on screen in captions …

Sep 18, 2021: Why do people watch other YouTube videos when this superb specimen exists? The Australian Army’s Marching Band covering Rage Against The Machine’s …

Sep 18, 2021: Hey, I was wondering if any tech bloggers were up to the task of telling me which iPhone I should buy, or not buy, or whatever, today?

Sep 18, 2021: So disappointing, we were only three submarines away from unlocking our own Statue of Liberty achievement for Rundle Mall. Malls Balls 4eva.

Sep 16, 2021: Shit. I just ate my toddler’s entire supply of sultanas. I’m going to need a new passport with a new identity. Can any of you take me in?

Sep 16, 2021: Global misinformation study: The best fact-checking tries to anticipate questions that audiences have, she said, which is why she recommends explainers that address audience questions “As it is with things that are mysterious, things that we consider enigmatic, we tend to fill in the void using the information that we already have. …

Sep 15, 2021: Go be amazing

Sep 15, 2021: Instagram internal research: ‘We make body image issues worse for one in three teen girls’

Sep 15, 2021: There’s something about bolting 35 year old lens onto a brand new image sensor that feels cool

Sep 15, 2021: I think the wedding industry is changing. My first 2023 wedding booking is for a lunchtime wedding on a Monday in May.

Sep 15, 2021: The mighty bin chicken

Sep 15, 2021: I ❤️ Russel #swell2021

Sep 15, 2021: The tech press’ obsession with Ming-chi Kuo and Mark Gurman took a hit today as Apple leant into the idea of annual incremental upgrades while Kuo and …

Sep 13, 2021: Merry king of the bush is he

Sep 12, 2021: The Gothamist: Why We United After 9/11—But Less So For COVID? “Unity needs division”

Sep 10, 2021: Do you ever wonder whether we miss the old school prejudices so much that we’re actually kinda excited about vaccinism because it’s like a …

Sep 10, 2021: “If my hands are fully occupied in holding on to something, I can neither give nor receive.” – Dorothee Sölle

Sep 10, 2021: “With its stock characters, punch-lines, reversals and running gags, ancient humour worked in much the same way as its modern counterpart.” What the …

Sep 10, 2021: Are conspiracy theories/anti-vaxxers, a personal problem or a social problem? The Boston Review suggests they are a social problem. “Debunking is a …

Sep 10, 2021: ok wow… unfollowing now. was a big fan of their music but i was not aware they were using it because their happiness was slowly creeping back now …

Sep 10, 2021: Well, the more you know #foofighters

Sep 10, 2021: “Conspiracy theories like QAnon are ultimately a social problem rather than a cognitive one. We should blame politics, not the faulty reasoning of …

Sep 10, 2021: Long Covid: the numbers

Sep 10, 2021: Triggered! “In a 2020 study in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, researchers found that trigger warnings also encouraged people to view trauma as an …

Sep 10, 2021: Triggered! “In a 2020 study in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, researchers found that trigger warnings also encouraged people to view trauma as an …

Sep 10, 2021: SimCity and car parks just don't get along While you were making those measurements of different real-world cities, did you discover any surprising patterns or spatial relationships? Yes, …

Sep 10, 2021: I’m proud to announce that our lawns are mowed, gardens are tidy, and we’ve cleaned our house, so we’re now accepting visitors until …

Sep 9, 2021: When we asked an algorithm to decide humour we should’ve known that income inequality was going to be deemed hilarious soon

Sep 9, 2021: Are you that rich that you’re not immediately aware of your net worth? There’s an app for that.

Sep 9, 2021: RU Even Aware Of What OK Looks Like Anymore?

Sep 8, 2021: I think aliens visited Burleigh Beach today and left a message. Can anyone help decipher this?

Sep 8, 2021: “You bloody fool” – Australian duck

Sep 8, 2021: Heads up, tomorrow is RUOK Day, so make sure you are prepared to pretend to have your shit together for a day.

Sep 8, 2021: Swell is back, 1.8km from the border

Sep 7, 2021: Have you ever considered that we’re all just flying around the universe on a big rock making shit up and taking made-up currencies off each other for …

Sep 7, 2021: If you’ve ever read my shit and thought “it’s a crime that I’m getting this for free” then here’s a chance to pay for it. Tomorrow, any of you who …

Sep 7, 2021: “There goes a truly great drummer.”

Sep 7, 2021: For nine years I’ve been lucky enough to call you my wife, Britt. In my vows I said “we’ll write a beautiful story together” and boy is that true. …

Sep 6, 2021: Sunrise from Tallebudgera Creek this morning

Sep 5, 2021: Instead of labelling antivaxxers or vaccine-hesitant people as stupid etc, could we consider how we as a society have contributed to the rapid …

Sep 4, 2021: The history of the blue, under-lined, hyperlink

Sep 4, 2021: “If the plan is clear no meeting is needed”

Sep 3, 2021: I’ve finally come to the realisation that the wedding industry can’t provide for my family for the near future, so I’m taking on …

Sep 3, 2021: Something no-one really tells you about adulthood is that it’s mostly just waiting.

Sep 2, 2021: Going, going, goonnneeee

Sep 2, 2021: Ten years ago today Sea FM Gold Coast fired it's drive and night radio shows Ten years ago tonight, September 2nd 2010, the 90.9 Sea FM Gold Coast studios created a local afternoon and evening show for the last time. This story …

Sep 1, 2021: “When you’re young, you look at television and think - There’s a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when …

Sep 1, 2021: Spring’s first sun has sprung

Aug 31, 2021: Even the Illuminati has to deal with the hell that is Gmail’s Promotional folder.

Aug 31, 2021: x% of all sales go to a good cause. The remainder goes to me, a not-good cause.

Aug 31, 2021: Channel 4’s tribute and favourite moments YouTube clips in remembrance of Sean Lock are solid gold.

Aug 31, 2021: Choices

Aug 30, 2021: Kesha, the artist, is a prophet: Her ’09 debut single Tik Tok turns out to be quite the business plan for the 2016 social network bearing the same …

Aug 30, 2021: 🛹

Aug 30, 2021: In the last 18 months, how have QR codes taken off but Touch-Free Copper Keys not? I feel like 2020 was the Copper Key’s year but the key missed it.

Aug 29, 2021: An ode and a farewell to my Apple iMac G4 Today I said goodbye to my prized and precious, the oldest and longest owned computer I’ve ever had the privilege of caring for, my Apple iMac G4. It …

Aug 28, 2021: On in-person education: “The Nobel laureate economist Friedrich Hayek had a phrase for the kind of awareness it’s hard to capture in metrics …

Aug 28, 2021: record scratch yup, that’s me, catching a ride out to attempt a drone rescue after a bird attacked it and sunk it into the Gold Coast Broadwater

Aug 28, 2021: Number 2

Aug 28, 2021: Highline // Palm Beach

Aug 27, 2021: The wedding industry is weird, it’s one of the few workplaces where you’re encouraged to make your clients cry,

Aug 27, 2021:

Aug 27, 2021: ☕️ Merlo

Aug 26, 2021:

Aug 26, 2021: The Calile

Aug 26, 2021:

Aug 26, 2021: “In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer …

Aug 25, 2021: 39 images, all glued together with digital sticky tape 🌳

Aug 25, 2021: As a native speaker of Strayan’ English, I feel like our own whistled language has been ignored by the Smithsonian Magazine here. The great Australian …

Aug 25, 2021: Ira Glass on loving the gap “Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But …

Aug 24, 2021: 🚙

Aug 24, 2021: 🐮

Aug 24, 2021: Secret beach

Aug 24, 2021: A weak link in Microsoft's Power Apps portal service has exposed 38 million personal records. Great. ”More than a thousand web apps mistakenly exposed 38 million records on the open internet, including data from a number of Covid-19 contact tracing …

Aug 24, 2021: “…there is no ladder of intelligence. Intelligence is not a single dimension. It is a complex of many types and modes of cognition, each one a …

Aug 24, 2021: Australia’s Channel Seven’s The Morning Show, explaining how Apple’s The Morning Show is called Morning Wars in Australia: “lawyers”

Aug 24, 2021: Happy third PM anniversary, Scott Morrison

Aug 23, 2021: 🌺

Aug 23, 2021: 🌊

Aug 23, 2021: Sunshine Beach

Aug 23, 2021: The worlds greatest scientists: do you think we can combine PPE and speed dealer sunglasses? Other scientists: no, it’s impossible World’s greatest …

Aug 22, 2021: New moon Sunday

Aug 22, 2021: A lot of people who don’t live in a border region posting big words regarding the protest from those living in border regions today. I live 1km …

Aug 22, 2021: “The Media Is Too Clueless and Sensationalistic to Properly Explain Breakthrough Covid”

Aug 22, 2021: ” I worry about a world in which many people will believe anything, but I worry far more about one in which people believe nothing beyond their own …

Aug 22, 2021: The protested-against take issue with the protestors, who aren’t in lockdown, and are allowed to meet and peacefully protest. Cool story, Nazi …

Aug 20, 2021: 🏖

Aug 19, 2021: Well guys, I think that just about wraps up our first dress rehearsal for humanity. Let’s come back tomorrow and start a fresh and try and do it …

Aug 19, 2021: BREAKING: Netflix Secures Exclusive Broadcast Rights To NSW Premier’s 11am Press Conference “The Premier’s 11am press briefing is literally the …

Aug 19, 2021: 2060 US Presidential election prediction

Aug 19, 2021: 🚲

Aug 18, 2021: 🌙 Luna

Aug 18, 2021: 🎢

Aug 18, 2021: Ok, real talk, in Paw Patrol, why does Ryder, a human, get a Jetpack, but the pups have to drive or fly with their paws? Also, why don’t they deploy …

Aug 18, 2021: 🐬

Aug 18, 2021: Spammer has given me the name of my next podcast, “Voice Massage”

Aug 17, 2021: Come on Australia, we can do this, just keep on posting about Covid and we’ll solve it once we reach heard immunity.

Aug 17, 2021: “Unravel from toxic individualism. You do nothing by yourself. Your whole life is a collaboration.” – @TheNapMinistry

Aug 17, 2021: Phone call starts with a recorded Australian accent speaking “This call is from National Crime Authority, the legal department of Services Australia” …

Aug 17, 2021: Hometown

Aug 17, 2021: Magnetic Island

Aug 16, 2021: Proposal for a name for a new Gold Coast region: SoTal. “South of Tallebudgera” It encompasses Palm Beach, Currumbin, Tugun, and Coolangatta, along …

Aug 16, 2021:

Aug 16, 2021: 🐄

Aug 15, 2021: Sunday

Aug 15, 2021: Real talk, it’s been 17 months today since the first restrictions on what I call, the Australian Beforetime. Since then our every day has simply …

Aug 15, 2021: Hey, does anyone know how Sia feels about cheap thrills?

Aug 14, 2021: #shotoniphone

Aug 14, 2021: Scientific evidence that social media makes us sadder and angrier. Why do we do this?

Aug 13, 2021: Hey, if masks are going to be a thing, could we at least use them to remind me who you are and how I know you?

Aug 13, 2021: The most ignorant thing I read these days isn’t from conspiracy theorists or anti-vaxxers. It’s the phrase “believe in science.” As if science is a …

Aug 13, 2021: For most Australians, before March 2020 we’d never identifed as a Queenslander or a West Australian, outside of the odd game of sport, or in a …

Aug 13, 2021: A few hours on Magnetic Island, Queensland

Aug 12, 2021: 🧲 Island

Aug 12, 2021: Thursday morning // Brisbane

Aug 11, 2021: Whatchulookinat

Aug 11, 2021: Yo

Aug 11, 2021: Alright, real talk, how far from an airport can you be and still call yourself an airport hotel?

Aug 10, 2021: Everyone has their little covid skill they’ve learned. Some of you might have sourdough, or knitting. I have the ability to clearly and …

Aug 10, 2021: On ABC radio this morning I predicted that the cost of weddings will rise post-covid because the wedding industry has been one of the hardest hit by …

Aug 9, 2021: I haven’t got a job because of a resume in over 18 years (thanks Ali and Sea FM Mackay!) but I made one today because I think the pandemic has fired …

Aug 9, 2021: When consumed moderately, whisky’s many medicinal benefits include preventing the “head from whirling, the tongue from lisping… the hands from …

Aug 8, 2021: As the Gold Coast left lockdown today

Aug 7, 2021: Follow-up to I’ve been extraordinarily blessed to have so many phone calls, messages, offers of help regarding my recent post, I’m not ok. I wanted to …

Aug 7, 2021: A wedding celebrant’s Covid story: I’m not ok I see so many of my friends, and randoms I follow on the Internet, talking about lockdown and Covid has affected them. Stories of woe like having to …

Aug 7, 2021: Recreating the After Dark screensavers in CSS is a strong, super strong, nostalgia kick. I’d pay good money for a Flying Toasters screensaver today …

Aug 7, 2021: Luna Hawk Amateur Skater

Aug 7, 2021: Friends often ask what it’s like to cross the border from NSW into Queensland so I filmed today’s border crossing after collecting essentials from …

Aug 7, 2021: I’m studying for a Certificate IV in Real Estate at the moment, and there’s a whole section on how real estate agents can be human. Must …

Aug 7, 2021: Meme, circa August 2021.

Aug 7, 2021: Hey Siri, please remind me of this every day “People hate their own art because it looks like they made it. They think if they get better, it will stop looking like they made it. A better …

Aug 7, 2021: “A writer—and, I believe, generally all persons—must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a …

Aug 6, 2021: Toying with the idea of flushing my entire digital identity down the toilet for my 40th birthday later this year and starting a fresh. New phone …

Aug 6, 2021: I’d pay money for an iOS upgrade that acknowledged swearing in autocorrect. I’ve never in my almost 40 years wanted to get tucked or ducked.

Aug 6, 2021: On paying more “Most people try to negotiate the lowest possible price when paying for a service. That’s a mistake. Because if you “win,” you …

Aug 5, 2021: Please check surroundings

Aug 4, 2021: Good news, I finally get to leave the quarantine I never went into, but have been texted about every day for 14 days, despite calling the Victorian …

Aug 4, 2021: Failed to save a spider

Aug 3, 2021: James Gandolfini, aka Tony Soprano, was paid $3M by HBO to reject a $5M offer to be the new boss on The Office. We should really be paying people like …

Aug 2, 2021: Forty years ago today, August 1 in the USA, 1981, MTV launched by playing Video Killed The Radio Star.

Jul 31, 2021: Everybody, through this lockdown, please think of the birds

Jul 31, 2021: The lockdowns will continue until morale improves

Jul 29, 2021: You used to call me on my landline, late night when you neeeed my love

Jul 29, 2021: She’s my daughter

Jul 28, 2021: Hey Siri, are there less people believin’ these days because there are less midnight trains goin’ anywhere?

Jul 28, 2021: Tugun

Jul 27, 2021: It’s been made aware to me that some of my social media broadcasts over the last year might paint me as some sort of person, politically etc. …

Jul 25, 2021: Hey, do you remember that time our Australian state and federal governments drove us all so far apart to the point of madness and hatred of those we …

Jul 23, 2021: Pro-vax, anti-vax, pro-lockdown, anti-lockdown, everyone’s trying to join a team, but so few people are understanding the hurt that others are …

Jul 23, 2021: JQ133 to Auckland this morning. I think the sun was rising as well. @jetstarairways

Jul 21, 2021: The @iocmedia: The winner is Brisbane! Brisbane: Sheppard, put us down for one opening ceremony. #Brisbane2032

Jul 21, 2021: The Olympics are coming home!

Jul 21, 2021: MSM

Jul 21, 2021: The Australian states in 2020/2021.

Jul 20, 2021: “Death is only the end if you assume the story is about you”

Jul 20, 2021: Are you average?

Jul 20, 2021: A year on year decrease in traffic might lead one to say that the media is incentivised to encourage Trump-like politics.

Jul 19, 2021: Yes

Jul 18, 2021: Forgive me for thinking that the Victorian government doesn’t know what is going on. I just transited through Melbourne Airport from Tugun (Gold …

Jul 18, 2021: One of my favourite views is from a few thousand feet above earth at sunset

Jul 18, 2021: “By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?” I hope people will recognise us by our …

Jul 18, 2021: Transiting through Melbourne Airport this afternoon

Jul 18, 2021: Widgets on iPadOS 15 are glorious. A year late, but glorious.

Jul 17, 2021: Apple Photos thinks Britt and I had couple photos taken in Tenerife to commemorate a day Australia celebrates killing horses because we gamble on …

Jul 16, 2021: Off to court today for the third couple who had booked us for an international ceremony wedding but would now prefer a refund over a reschedule. This …

Jul 14, 2021: “For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe.” – Physician, Dr. Larry Eisenberg

Jul 13, 2021: Curtis Falls

Jul 10, 2021: I’m going to start trying to make wedding photos professionally I really enjoy making photos. This photo is one of my favourites, it’s of an unknown hiker taking a breather at Taft Point in Yosemite National …

Jul 10, 2021: I just want you all to know that I did intermittent fasting four days this week and I’m still not skinny, so it clearly doesn’t work. …

Jul 10, 2021: Sunrise at The Spit #goldcoast #sunrise

Jul 10, 2021: Walk like a Goldcoastian

Jul 7, 2021: Lockdown Effectiveness: Much More Than You Wanted To Know “Various policies lumped together as “lockdowns” probably significantly decreased R (Josh: spread). Full-blown stay-at home orders were less important …

Jul 6, 2021: There's a conspiracy theory for everyone, and hence very few people are immune “Many dismiss conspiracy theorists as a bunch of crazy people, or a bunch of stupid people, or a bunch of crazy stupid people. Yet in many ways the …

Jul 6, 2021: The six causes of burnout are: Lack of control. Lack of reward. Absence of fairness. Lack of community. Conflict in values. Work overload. I’m …

Jul 5, 2021: FaceTime - 6.0/iOS15/Monterey - links to join a chat are easy and beautiful, and much more elegant than a Zoom link if it’s just a simple chat. …

Jul 5, 2021: Screenshot from iPadOS 15 Photos. Somehow Photos has figured out from location and date metadata these photos are from a ticketed event, a Foo …

Jul 4, 2021: ”The core idea behind the Metaverse proposition is to create an immersive digital place that duplicates reality without physical constraints.” …

Jul 4, 2021: Steve Jobs in Japan

Jul 3, 2021: After the pandemic I’d like to start a comedy band called Pearlmite where we sing Australian parodies of Pearl Jam songs. Our first song: Elderly Man …

Jul 2, 2021: Billy Joel on his farewell tour “I’ll have created a bond between me and the audience where I know they will never pay another nickel to see me …

Jul 2, 2021: Vale Alan James Snow Today, Britt and I attended - remotely via live stream - the memorial service of her grandfather, Alan James Snow. Alan’s life story is wide …

Jul 2, 2021: Apple Weather in iOS 15 is still wrong in Australia Since the moment Steve Jobs introduced us to the iPhone, Australian users have had bad weather data. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology is the only …

Jul 1, 2021: Take me to Iceland … or if you can’t, let’s just look at Andre’s photos

Jul 1, 2021: “Coping by conspiracy”

Jun 29, 2021: As Brisbane goes into lockdown - 6pm June 29, 2021

Jun 29, 2021: Brisbane for the next few days

Jun 29, 2021: Every day, since whenever the feature launched, my iPhone has generated a set of Featured Photos from my 27,000 odd photos in the library. Since June …

Jun 28, 2021: It’s nice how things are precedented now. Remember back in 2020 when it was this whirlwind of unprecedented stuff, nowadays we hear that a state …

Jun 27, 2021: “Starting from zero can be a gift. If you don’t have much to begin with, you don’t have much to lose. You can be bold when you …

Jun 26, 2021: Do you ever wonder who the Ambulance calls if they’re sick?

Jun 24, 2021: Good news, Australia has twice as many cults as Arizona!

Jun 24, 2021: Who knew you could report junk spam to Apple. Where does that data go, and how does it play out? I would literally give Apple more money to stop spam …

Jun 21, 2021: If Google was serious about organising the world’s information, the Lano and Woodley episode “Mother” would be on Youtube, but here …

Jun 21, 2021: Nostalgia – its delicate, but potent. Teddy told me that in Greek nostalgia literally means ‘the pain from an old wound.’ A Mackay sugarcane fire is …

Jun 21, 2021: Honestly, is there anything more Australian than dropping in to see family while you’re on a work trip and claiming it as a travel expense?

Jun 21, 2021: So apparently the tax department website has a queue now. Does the ATO know websites don’t have queues?

Jun 21, 2021: TF when Google invites you to sit at the Knights Round Table

Jun 20, 2021: I believe my fellow young people would call Luna a “vibe”

Jun 20, 2021: Felt fatherly, might delete later

Jun 19, 2021: I’ve decided to follow my dreams and become a nonfluencer. Please don’t follow me.

Jun 18, 2021: Good news: AirTag works Bad news: my bag is in a different airport to me

Jun 16, 2021: TF when you accidentally get the Covid-09 vaccine and only get 4G.

Jun 16, 2021: Remember when everyone’s method to cope with Covid was Tiger King, sourdough, and the Hamilton soundtrack? Better times.

Jun 14, 2021: We, the people of Australia, have spent $6.7 million dollarydoos detaining the Murugappan family, instead of spending zero dollars and letting them …

Jun 14, 2021: I might not amount to much in this life, so if I die and that’s the case, please put this on my gravestone.

Jun 14, 2021: Conspiracy theory: The spicy cough was invented by Tourism Australia to stop Aussies from holidaying abroad.

Jun 14, 2021: We are a nation of believers. If only Americans could begin believing in politics less fervently, realising instead that life is elsewhere. But this …

Jun 10, 2021: Sony AirPeak S1 … want.

Jun 10, 2021: Weezer’s Buddy Holly, from Windows 95 to Apple Music 2021 I first heard this song on in August 1995, discovering it on one of the Windows 95 installation CDs in the ‘Fun Stuff’ folder - left there to …

Jun 9, 2021: The hotel quarantine system is obviously not working, I say we move to a motel quarantine system where we lock people in highway motels in the …

Jun 9, 2021: Parenting hack: Let your kid join other families at the playground and eat their food. It’s money in your pocket.

Jun 9, 2021: “Once you become informed, you start seeing complexities and shades of grey. You realise that nothing is as clear and simple as it first …

Jun 8, 2021: flicks through his bible furiously trying to find the verse about content delivery networks (CDNs) going down meaning that this is the beginning of …

Jun 8, 2021: “(A recent) audience survey showed that the word podcast is becoming linked to the word interview. So here we are.” I can’t say who said this, …

Jun 6, 2021: As a geriatric millennial, I feel seen

Jun 6, 2021: Looks like someone in ASIO has finally experienced booking a Qantas flight at the last minute.

Jun 4, 2021: All these years on I’m still no wiser as to what it is that the fox say.

Jun 4, 2021: Mare of Easttown spoiler: it was the adult female horse of Easttown.

Jun 4, 2021: The 2007 email that spawned Uber, Snapchat, Tiktok, Instagram, and trillions of dollars worth of other companies - via @techemails

Jun 2, 2021: Is this the year for editable iMessages?

Jun 1, 2021: What’s the secret to not getting text message spam? This phone number is my wedding celebrant number and I’ve had it for over 15 years, so I’m not in …

Jun 1, 2021: It just occurred to me that I could personally profit off the Victorian lockdown, so here goes. Please buy our beachside Gold Coast apartment at a …

Jun 1, 2021: Instead of calling it “the jab” what if they called it a “dad joke”? That way everyone would get it?

May 31, 2021: Police are now targeting people who lose all sense of time whilst ordering at a cafe and feel the need to share long stories with the uninterested …

May 31, 2021: If you’re curious how commissions and incentives shape the technology retail sector, JB HiFi at Robina doesn’t stock Apple TV units on the shelves, …

May 28, 2021: ”Convincing someone to change their mind is really the process of convincing someone to change their tribe. If they abandon their beliefs, they run …

May 27, 2021: Revved up like a deuce, another roller in the night

May 27, 2021: Strangers really underestimate how much I want to receive a phone call.

May 27, 2021: The humble Australian ritual of gender reveal via a burnout. “The driver burned out on a secluded road on the Gold Coast. As the drone flies …

May 27, 2021: Photographing a blood red supermoon, a lunar eclipse, is seemingly outside of my skillset. I made many photos and all were degrees of terrible, these …

May 26, 2021: Life is so busy, complex, and tiring right now, that the US government has confirmed that UFOs are a thing and everyone that finds out just shrugs and …

May 26, 2021: Did you know there’s no wombat emoji? I’m calling the president.

May 25, 2021: Three fun wedding facts you probably didn’t know: I’m a pretty awesome wedding celebrant I could be your wedding celebrant why are you …

May 25, 2021: Moses?

May 23, 2021: Sk8r grrl carving up the skate park

May 21, 2021: My top three favourite songs about meeting your newborn child: With Arms Wide Open - Creed Closing Time - Semisonic Think About Things - Daði Freyr

May 21, 2021: I just watched a retail worker wash her plastic gloved hands with hand sanitiser. Curve flattened!

May 20, 2021: TF when you think someone is going to steal your stick

May 20, 2021: The kind of rainbow that would make YouTube’s Hungrybear9562 weep with joy, a double rainbow.

May 20, 2021: Pot of coffee at Highline Palm Beach at the end of the rainbow

May 19, 2021: For the first time in many years I took what I thought was common advice and wisdom and I’ve started using Mail.app on MacOS (Big Sur on Apple …

May 19, 2021: Your stripper name is the first 16 digits of your credit card number, then the month the card expires, and then the year, and then the three digits on …

May 19, 2021: Australia’s Department of Defence: Defence announces Space Division Australia: please let it be ARSE

May 18, 2021: We decided to sell our Covid-escape-beach-unit in Palm Beach on the Gold Coast. If you’re currently looking to escape to a beachside apartment, I …

May 17, 2021: Why is it called a wedding tax when wedding vendors decide to not undercut each other, and instead focus on being profitable and sustainable?

May 17, 2021: Why are people in small businesses so afraid of making an profit, having a day off or even a holiday? Why is sustainability and profit demonised in …

May 16, 2021: Wedding planning pro tip: Choose a wedding vendor team, then a date, instead of spending your whole life trying to find a team available on your date.

May 16, 2021: If you inserted a MYST CD-ROM into your computer sometime in the early 90’s and found yourself entrenched in the wonder that was MYST, then this …

May 14, 2021: John Mulaney getting getting divorced is the kind of celebrity news that makes me want to take the week off and empty some ice cream tubs whilst …

May 14, 2021: 📷 Friday sunrise on the #GoldCoast

May 13, 2021: Hanging with useless nipples Withers. Captioned by her mother who is 20 minutes away.

May 12, 2021: View out my window right now

May 11, 2021: Bitey McBiteFace

May 11, 2021: “The big money is made not by exposing the truth but by papering it over or concealing it.” – NewRepublic

May 11, 2021: Hey, bye @heyhey

May 11, 2021: Don’t forget that we’re all competing in a game where if we hit the right keys on the keyboard in the right order at the right time we win …

May 10, 2021: The worst thing about having an AirTag in your luggage is that instead of guessing that your luggage is about to come out, it removes any doubt that …

May 10, 2021: Burleigh Heads on a Monday morning

May 9, 2021: If you’ve ever wondered how weird you are, if you don’t eat the deceased at their own funeral, you’re not that weird. “In many villages, when a …

May 9, 2021: Who would’ve ever imagined that the BBQ-lovin Covid guy was actually trying to buy the whole chain of Barbecue’s Galore stores!? Apollo Global MD …

May 9, 2021: Just say that after the traumatic 14 months behind us, we were considering selling everything and travelling Australia in a caravan with a toddler and …

May 8, 2021: An old friend of mine from like 20 years ago has released an album and I found out because someone had a typo in their email address which landed the …

May 8, 2021: I’m dying of dystentery over this announcement.

May 7, 2021: Photos from inside my house identify as photos taken at houses down the street, from a GPS angle I understand this, but my iPhone knows my home …

May 7, 2021: I am going to move my personal/non-wedding email account away from Hey. I don’t want to go back to GMail for privacy reasons, no to Outlook because of …

May 7, 2021: Sunrises at airports are my theme of 2021

May 6, 2021: Melbourne weather: cloudy with a chance of Josh.

May 6, 2021: If you’re curious about AirTag use through a flight whilst on inflight wifi, Find My believes that Qantas dropped my luggage from a great height …

May 4, 2021: Someone’s been to the salon

May 4, 2021: Cows on buns

May 2, 2021: Yarra. The valley, not the river.

May 2, 2021: The one where Pete Townshend from The Who recorded an anti-smoking song while smoking cigarettes.

May 2, 2021: I’m sitting opposite a person in the Qantas Lounge who is eating so violently. Like she’s abusing her mouth with her fork of food. I can’t help but …

May 2, 2021: Mel

May 1, 2021: Four different weather reports in Lilydale, Australia. How is weather reporting still so hard? Seeing John Gruber’s recommendation of a new weather app, Hello Weather (it’s a beautiful app, just feels a little weird that two Basecamp devs are …

May 1, 2021: “As I reached for my Hasselblad, suddenly the Earth popped up over the horizon” Earth Restored

Apr 30, 2021: Name a more important Australian institution than the Great Regional Aussie Pub. Where would these acts play if not for the local?

Apr 30, 2021: You probably don’t know this about me, but the main reason I’m a happily married man and wedding celebrant, and not a professional …

Apr 30, 2021: QF

Apr 30, 2021: Doing my part for USA and Australian relations by making a photo of a @united B787 kissing a @qantas A330

Apr 30, 2021: My first photography commission: Reece Bathroom Life Pretty proud of this. For the first time since it was built last year, I’ve witnessed my first and only commissioned photo in person, at the Reece …

Apr 29, 2021: 🚙

Apr 28, 2021: Luna approves of the Sydney Qantas Business Lounge

Apr 27, 2021: App Tracking Transparency, ATT.

Apr 27, 2021: “I’m studying to become a lawyer for my friend’s upcoming court case” said no-one ever. So apart from “because Joey from Friends did it” why are …

Apr 23, 2021: The only bridge climb in Australia better than the Storey Bridge Climb, of the two available

Apr 23, 2021: Take me hommmmeeeee, country airline

Apr 23, 2021: Syd

Apr 23, 2021: That shining glint in the Crown of capitalism

Apr 22, 2021: Hey, guys who decide how comfortable Uber Comfort is, it’s not a Toyota Camry

Apr 22, 2021: If you’re in Circular Quay this afternoon, the playlist is mine

Apr 22, 2021: Sarah and Michael’s awkward start to their wedding ceremony included a promo for the Gold 104.3 Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show

Apr 22, 2021: “This is lockdown’s near forbidden secret and terrible truth — that at the heart of grief, and midst mayhem, carnage and deep sadness, people do …

Apr 21, 2021: It was not my final destination

Apr 21, 2021: Important noodle information

Apr 21, 2021: When I grow up I’m going to run a cafe and an AirBnb, both of which have functional and high speed wifi.

Apr 20, 2021: School’s out at Lismore Primary

Apr 20, 2021: Daylesford

Apr 20, 2021: What did Ausnet do?!

Apr 19, 2021: In sad tech news, my favourite Melbourne store - Mac Addict - has shut down through 2020. I literally booked a hotel across the road so I could check …

Apr 18, 2021: Trying out the NKOTB to Melbourne today

Apr 18, 2021: Conspiracy theory: Hungry Jacks has never had thick shake machines. The whole idea of a shake from HJs is a ruse. They’re under the control of Big …

Apr 16, 2021: “I’m only posting about @ARationalFear so @DanIlic sends me a prize pack”

Apr 15, 2021: Oh that burns @decryption

Apr 15, 2021: “Today we pay with both money and attention according to the direction of artists” Non-Fungible Taylor Swift, on Stratechery

Apr 15, 2021: If you want to hate the world and Twitter at the same time paste “lang:en” in a Twitter search bar will give you live and direct access to the …

Apr 15, 2021: Childhood screen time and attention problems not so closely linked A link between childhood “screen time” and attention problems has failed to replicate in this study. We evaluated 848 models, including logistic …

Apr 15, 2021: ‘Everyone can have their own reality’ Quitting QAnon: why it is so difficult to abandon a conspiracy theory

Apr 15, 2021: Can the new city of Próspera be the better world we dream of? Is it possible to build a better world? That’s what is being attempted in Honduras. Is it full of problems? Yes. Does it look promising? Yes! …

Apr 15, 2021: Very very few stories are worth telling in their infancy. Most require research, understanding, context, empathy, and nuance. For example, what if a …

Apr 15, 2021: So, you saw a video of girls twerking on a navy ship Just imagine if somehow, if there was some way, we all had the power to not laugh at Australian indigenous girls dancing on a navy ship. The problem …

Apr 15, 2021: Luna’s first phone/block of wood

Apr 14, 2021: “It’s the second-best bridge climb in the country, of both available."

Apr 14, 2021: Toddler, living her best life, sitting in a Coles Supermarket trolley, eating tuna sushi. Circa April 2021. iPhone 12 Pro 4.2mm lens, f1.6, 1/50 sec, …

Apr 13, 2021: Google “where does vanilla flavouring come from”

Apr 13, 2021: I’m going to be an Icelandic pop star, what are you going to be?

Apr 13, 2021: The economics of COVID-19 In 2014 the Prime Minister’s Office published this report noting that the statistical value of a human life was $4.2M in 2014 terms - which is …

Apr 13, 2021: Five years since DJI has handed down an Inspire or Phantom from on high, and three years since a Pro Mavic has been bestowed upon us. What, oh Chinese …

Apr 12, 2021: The Blue Mountains before the sun rises are a flippin treat

Apr 12, 2021: This is a 13,000 word essay most Australians won’t read, or even if they click through to it, they’ll find it “a bit long”, but it’s actually …

Apr 11, 2021: “A new generation of Gen Z investors are willing to take risks to counter a deck that may be stacked against them” The death of HODL and the …

Apr 11, 2021: Top three songs to listen to on your headphones whilst walking off an airplane through an airport: Mr Brightside Lose Yourself Party in the USA This …

Apr 11, 2021: sunday flyday

Apr 11, 2021: “The reason that most of us are unhappy most of the time is that we set our goals not for the person we’re going to be when we reach them, but we set …

Apr 10, 2021: An author’s view of the next 25 years on earth, published in January 1997

Apr 10, 2021: Accidentally tested the water proof capabilities of the iPhone 12 Pro today. It survived a 10 minute pool swim without a hiccup.

Apr 9, 2021: That was quick, Find My, considering there’s no items to add or find yet

Apr 4, 2021: This is a powerful read: How doctors die

Apr 4, 2021: Wearing your mask hanging off one ear is the 2021 version of kids riding their bike with their helmet hanging on the handlebar.

Apr 4, 2021: “I promise you that no-one is coming for your son’s head. The data is clear, the number of false accusations that stick is negligible. If …

Apr 3, 2021: Nothing says you’re staying at a fancy hotel like naming it after Australia’s shiftiest bird then putting the word budget afterward.

Apr 3, 2021: It’s been a while since I’ve taken the 6am Saturday flight to Sydney for a wedding, it feels good. I feel dribs and drabs of normality returning to my …

Apr 1, 2021: Person next to me in the bottle shop finally chooses a carton of cider and I say “so that’s decider” and got nothing. So now I’m telling you.

Apr 1, 2021: What a brave, cunning, and linguistic call for Tourism SA to make.

Apr 1, 2021: Gold Coast Mayor calls in Evergreen to cause our own Suez Canal incident on the M1 to stop Brisbane people going “down the coast” for Easter.

Mar 30, 2021: #notthebetootaadvocate

Mar 30, 2021: When the time comes, I will 100% support mandatory vacations, those who don’t should be forced.

Mar 30, 2021: You think that after the last year I’d be able to spell qarantein without using spellcheck.

Mar 28, 2021: Really surprised the humble salute didn’t make a comeback in 2020. It’s better than an elbow bump, and far more socially distanced, in fact the mere …

Mar 28, 2021: If cancel culture was real “If cancel culture were real, Daryl Somers, who built a career and life on the back of a show where he did and said a lot of questionable things, …

Mar 28, 2021: Turns out that the Queensland Government just thought having five people together in a house at the same time was what they image a really awesome and …

Mar 28, 2021: I feel like the marketing team at Zarraffas have never had breakfast, they just saw an Instagram Reel about it once

Mar 28, 2021: You haven’t lived until you’ve live texted a Covid press conference with all of your wedding clients getting married in the next few days.

Mar 28, 2021: Cheers to the freakin weekend

Mar 27, 2021: In a way, aren’t we all boats stuck in a Suez Canal called life?

Mar 26, 2021: 1yr ago today Queensland closed its border to other states with Police manning that border. That day was the beginning of a year from hell for our …

Mar 26, 2021: We’re only one or two more “Covid ruined my wedding and now it’s your problem, Withers” away from collecting the whole set. Good thing I’ve got great …

Mar 26, 2021: Have you been overseas in the past 14 days? Have you been in a Covid hotspot or been in contact with someone who has Covid? Do you have a fever, runny …

Mar 26, 2021: Time to fly, Melbourne

Mar 25, 2021: “I’m working in Epping, Epping is barely Melbourne, and I’m working with a group of engineers that don’t smoke!?” is literally a sentence spoken by a …

Mar 23, 2021: If you’re wondering if airports have spent the downtime they’ve been gifted over the last year to make their coffee better, they haven’t.

Mar 22, 2021: I keep on finding this weird smudge on the top of some of my photos when I get them back from the film lab. Anyone know what’s causing it?

Mar 22, 2021: If you’ve ever been disappointed, know that you’ve not been truly disappointed unless you have prepared food for a toddler to not eat despite telling …

Mar 18, 2021: For all intensive purposes words don’t matter, right?

Mar 18, 2021: I, for one, welcome our new unable to understand actual consent so we’re using a sexual consent app overlords.

Mar 18, 2021: PSA: Your kiwi fruit experience will improve once you realise you don’t need to spit out the seeds.

Mar 17, 2021: Just say, hypothetically, that you were married to a heavy rug user, what are some things you can encourage your partner to do to stop buying rugs and …

Mar 16, 2021: In the first two months of both our girls lives we’ve moved house. Oddly enough, into the same house both times. Tomorrow we’re out of the …

Mar 16, 2021: Police are now targeting a part of the people who misuse the word apart.

Mar 15, 2021: Did one person a million years ago cross their fingers and magically their situation changed for the better, or are we all just crossing fingers for …

Mar 15, 2021: It's not all men, but it's only men. “It’s not all men, but it’s only men.” Those are some tough words to read, thank you for sharing Damien Johnson. It’s …

Mar 15, 2021: Most Aussie shop ever

Mar 15, 2021: Boooo

Mar 14, 2021: “Many of us don’t have enough stories of being taken advantage of or of having something stolen because we don’t take enough risks. Any time we …

Mar 14, 2021: Remember when internet things were called cyber? Crypto is the new cyber. Whenever someone says crypto it means we don’t fully understand it yet. …

Mar 14, 2021: Shiver me timbers. The latest Adobe Photoshop release which is Apple Silicon native just loaded in 4.13 seconds on my MacBook Air, and I’ve got heaps …

Mar 14, 2021: I remember reading about wireless networking technology in computer magazines in the 90s. When they said wireless I didn’t think they’d mean on a 7mm …

Mar 14, 2021: Sitting next to a couple at the airport lounge who have just completed a whole photo shoot, different angles, poses, trying the different camera …

Mar 13, 2021: Years ago, when I was a younger man, you’d get your car serviced and they’d put air in your tyres for free, but I guess that’s how inflation works.

Mar 13, 2021: Life’s never going to be the same once you realise what the Barenaked Ladies song “One Week” is really about.

Mar 12, 2021: 🏄‍♀️ Bells Beach

Mar 12, 2021: 🐨 For once, the sign didn’t lie

Mar 11, 2021: Something not quite right?

Mar 11, 2021: I want the photographer that does the McDonalds menu photos to do my headshots.

Mar 10, 2021: Not many people know this, but Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know was actually written about Melbourne and I through 2020.

Mar 10, 2021: let’s fly jetstar tonight

Mar 10, 2021: After our year of “travelling” we’ve got our keys back. We’re going home!

Mar 10, 2021: Hey world, why are we giving kids middle names if every time - as a marriage celebrant - I ask one of my couples for the full name of someone, they …

Mar 10, 2021: You might be surprised to find out that Harry & Meghan are not the first people to get married before they got married. I’ve married so many …

Mar 10, 2021: “My interactions with Bartercard (Qoin) have not raised any red-flags, and as a blockchain tech enthusiast I appreciate its efforts to onboard …

Mar 9, 2021: “We just wanted to get on Zoom with you to make sure you’re as much of a smart ass as you look like on social media” I book the …

Mar 9, 2021: Luna is a really coming around to this big sister vibe

Mar 9, 2021: First films

Mar 8, 2021: I for one am shocked to find out that the Colonialist White British Empire’s Royal Family is racist.

Mar 6, 2021: Social media is evolving

Mar 5, 2021: Goldie Grace Withers' birth Britt and I are very pleased to introduce Goldie Grace Withers to the world. Just before 11am we were standing around the birthing centre cracking …

Mar 5, 2021: If you complain that you phone is listening to you, but use Google Chrome as your web browser, you’re a hypocrite - quite possibly innocently - …

Mar 4, 2021: 🌞

Mar 3, 2021: When Luna met Gracie

Mar 3, 2021: Let me introduce you to Goldie Grace Withers No-one’s betting on a 2% chance of winning anything. If there’s a 2% chance of anything happening, that basically means the thing …

Mar 2, 2021: 🌙

Mar 1, 2021: Funny looking Old Gum Tree there m8

Mar 1, 2021: I just picked Luna up from her trying to play with some rude kids who didn’t want to play with her, so in front of the kids and their yucky mother …

Feb 28, 2021: What’s with midwives not going all the way and becoming full wives? Asking for a friend.

Feb 28, 2021: Luna, we’re taking a photo for mummy, just hold on for a second

Feb 28, 2021: I’m at the markets talking to a friend and Luna walks off, treks across the whole market, to go to the stall she knows has watermelon. She gets a …

Feb 27, 2021: I love how Mentos stubbornly believes that people at service stations know what “Chewy Dragees” are.

Feb 27, 2021: I know that worrying works because nothing I’ve ever worried about has happened

Feb 27, 2021: Saturday morning, February 27, 2021. Baby still going through customs.

Feb 27, 2021: Sounds like a Pearl Jam song

Feb 26, 2021: I would like to make a public statement regarding the most recent episode, number 175, of the Wedding Photo Hangover podcast. If you listen to that …

Feb 26, 2021: Palm Beach Boardriders

Feb 25, 2021: The Gold Coast property market right now …

Feb 24, 2021: Use Vegemite.

Feb 24, 2021: If domestic violence killed as many men as it does women, and if it the threat was higher to older people, would we fight domestic violence like we …

Feb 23, 2021: You know you’re reading an article not for you when the first interview question is answered by beginning with “we millionaires”.

Feb 23, 2021: “We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.” – Bryan White

Feb 22, 2021: Imagine having never heard Enter Sandman before …

Feb 22, 2021: If your preferred mode of transport is your Facebook profile pic, I live for your Facebook comments, keep them coming.

Feb 22, 2021: This story is my favourite story of today, plus, the update makes it even better. “I accidentally created an army of crow body guards. Am I …

Feb 22, 2021: Minutes before this screenshot I was on the front page of Hacker News, which is all a nerd honestly wants in his life. I can die happy, affirmed by …

Feb 22, 2021: Sometimes when I want to feel fancy I imagine my car is a private jet, but for roads.

Feb 22, 2021: Tap your phone at Gold Coast bus stops to access my website My February 2021 Apple Fitness challenge is to walk 227km in the month. So I was out late last night closing in on the target when I stopped and …

Feb 21, 2021: Just checking because I don’t want to screw up this vaccine thing: Are we all supposed to wear the green and gold for our vaccination selfies? Did …

Feb 21, 2021: “People fall so in love with their pain, they can’t leave it behind. The same as the stories they tell. We trap ourselves.”​ — Chuck Palahniuk

Feb 20, 2021: I’m titling this sad piece “July 2020, an infrequent flyer”

Feb 20, 2021: The Facebook news ban hammer fell on our training business a day after I posted an article on surviving a Facebook ban lol … you’re great …

Feb 20, 2021: The Foo Fighters were AIDS denialists? How has it taken 20 years for me to know that a) AIDS/HIV denialiam is a thing, and b) my favourite band - The Foo Fighters - were backers of the …

Feb 19, 2021: Who should be a politician and why? I bet you have an opinion on politicians and who is a terrible one. Do you think the incentives that used to exist to become a pollie/leader have …

Feb 19, 2021: Dear DJI, I’d like a new Mavic model please. In late 2016, five years ago, you set my heart on fire. I’d been watching the Phantoms ghosting through …

Feb 19, 2021: Australian news you can use

Feb 19, 2021: “Why Josh was never invited back onto Studio 10” A screenshot, circa late February 2021. Note: First recorded use of the term PoN, an acronym for …

Feb 19, 2021: What a beautiful time to be alive in Australia

Feb 19, 2021: James Clear’s 3-2-1 regular email is such a nice format, I have to recommend it. 3 ideas from him, 2 quotes from others, 1 question.

Feb 18, 2021: “I wish Australia would take Facebook’s rejection as a sign it should rethink its approach to media regulation entirely. It could just tax companies …

Feb 14, 2021: Well that was quick, Zoom

Feb 14, 2021: I’m looking for someone in a full-time, or maybe almost full-time, role as a content creator working almost explicitly inside Wordpress. They …

Feb 14, 2021: So I’ve been thinking about this a lot. There really aren’t that many songs about rainbows, and even less that would lead us to think about what’s on …

Feb 12, 2021: Luna vs. Shark

Feb 12, 2021: Hanging out on ABC radio this morning

Feb 11, 2021: I’m (apparently) the celebrant you call when you want to find out if you have to have sex with your new spouse on the wedding night …

Feb 11, 2021: Everything you’ve just read here, and everything you’re about to read, including this, is a performance.

Feb 10, 2021: On a personal note, as of midnight tonight my borders are closed to people from the Greater Border Closing region. If you have closed a border in the …

Feb 10, 2021: Guys, I can’t stress this enough, real life snakes are nothing - I repeat, nothing - like Allens Snakes. Do not eat.

Feb 10, 2021: The most fascinating element of big tech is when a newcomer has such a good idea that it’s deemed stealable by the incumbents. Twitter launches …

Feb 9, 2021: I’m looking for the cheapest possible prices to get ‘Make Poverty History’ shirts manufactured please. Please forward all quotes and appropriate …

Feb 9, 2021: Butterfly on inside of the windscreen. Circa February, 2021.

Feb 9, 2021: When you’re still worried about the rona but wanna look like you’re not

Feb 9, 2021: Babymoon @ The Calile

Feb 9, 2021: Tuesday sunrise because sleep is overrated // Jolly’s Loookout, Mount Nebo

Feb 9, 2021: 6:29am and the staff member at the hotel lobby bar & cafe says to the barista, “you know what I like” and smiles. Yet the barista did not know …

Feb 9, 2021: “Must everyone like you?” Father James Martin on the Zeitgast podcast Jonathan Martin

Feb 7, 2021: Hey, be real with me, do you guys ever wear your daughter’s dresses?

Feb 7, 2021: February 2021 would have to be the most visually pleasing month I’ve ever seen.

Feb 7, 2021: Sunrise

Feb 7, 2021: Jumping into Sunday like …

Feb 5, 2021: May, the EK

Feb 5, 2021: How good is it watching the elected leaders of the different Australian states squabble like children in a playground whilst they sink their states …

Feb 5, 2021: Peggy

Feb 5, 2021: Fried chicken

Feb 4, 2021:

Feb 3, 2021: Do we want our journos tweeting or not? NYT asks the big questions about bias and opinion

Feb 3, 2021: Running the numbers on great writing “Hemingway, Morrison and Steinbeck, their best books, the ones that are held up and have the most attention on them now, are the books with the …

Feb 3, 2021: What if I’m not smart enough to know if my thoughts are correct?

Feb 2, 2021: Not a 5G tower, bro, but cool birth story

Feb 2, 2021: 🌈

Feb 1, 2021: What the hell is going on with guys who don’t tie up their shoelaces?

Jan 31, 2021: If there’s one thing the month of January 2021 has taught me, it’s that the Australian celebrant population (9000 odd celebrants) …

Jan 31, 2021: On today’s business to-do list: Answer a complaint from the Office Of Fair Trading about a couple who changed their 2020 wedding date to a day …

Jan 31, 2021: 🌙 Our two year old adult

Jan 30, 2021: That face when mum has moved your stash

Jan 29, 2021: You know newsletters are a thing when Facebook feels so threatened by them that it needs to develop it’s own newsletter product. Via the Techmeme via …

Jan 29, 2021: I can’t help but feel that Margot Robbie in a bathtub would explain Gamestop better than most journalists.

Jan 26, 2021: Robin Rendle’s beautiful essay on newsletters and the original sin of the internet is that, beautiful, and inspiring. Please view the essay.

Jan 26, 2021: "To disrupt legacies of exclusivity, institutionalized racism, and complicity. To build a culture of inclusion and accountability." This article by @mayags floated into my timeline today, challenging American storytelling gatekeepers to consider their gatekeeping position. …

Jan 25, 2021: Happy Australians-arguing-about-a-public-holiday-whilst-not-doing-anything-actually-good-for-the-country week! It’s a real invasion on my …

Jan 24, 2021: Sunsets // a new way of measuring each day until it’s gone

Jan 24, 2021: This is the kind of drone video I wish I made, one where a crocodile attacks the drone whilst making the film.

Jan 24, 2021: Install Hush on your Mac and iPhone/iPad to get rid of all those annoying banners, pop ups, distractions asking you to approve or accept cookies. …

Jan 24, 2021: I can honestly say the most exciting stage of parenting a toddler for me so far has been when she learned how to use door handles.

Jan 23, 2021: How cheap money and algorithms shaped the last decade and the opposite will shape the next This is a powerful read for people trying to mentally tie a bow on the 2010s. Ranjan wraps it up saying that the cheap money thanks to near zero …

Jan 23, 2021: 10 seconds of pure iPhone exposure

Jan 23, 2021: With all the science, research, wisdom, and love in the world well never stop people dying. But we can stop people living.

Jan 23, 2021: The most misunderstood element of the internet is how you or I can just post things there and they become truth. At least that’s what I was …

Jan 23, 2021: Guy freaking out a little bit a disco: I should write a song about having a sense of poise and rationality.

Jan 22, 2021: Google threatens to block Google search from Australia!!!

Jan 22, 2021: A friend kindly and jokingly mentioned that life for us looked to be all fun going by social media recently. And life is pretty fine, but … So …

Jan 22, 2021: “As the automotive brand with likely the highest name recognition across all demographics in spite of not having a new product in 40 years, we still …

Jan 22, 2021: Thing I’m just casually dropping into conversation today then laughing: “more like QA-wrong, am I right?!”

Jan 20, 2021: Podcasting turns 20 today. @podnews tells the story with Eric Nuzum.

Jan 20, 2021: Luna, presented without caption

Jan 20, 2021: I don’t like to boast, but sometimes I use occasional chairs frequently.

Jan 20, 2021: President Trump has just pardoned my passing of gas that everyone’s been talking about. I’m a free man.

Jan 20, 2021: Podcast you should sample: Queens of the Drone Age New podcast recommendation: Queens Of The Drone Age! It’s a new podcast, two episodes deep so far, and it’s hosted by four Australian tech …

Jan 19, 2021: What a time to be alive

Jan 19, 2021: Honestly, you haven’t lived until you’ve watched from afar as your daughter interrupts a beautiful little Instagram moment a mother is capturing of …

Jan 18, 2021: Luna (runs around the house screaming): Noo pooooo! Narrator: And yet there was poo.

Jan 18, 2021: 7:30pm Queensland time tonight (GMT+10) I’m hosting my first @joinClubhouse room and it would be absolutely grand if my friends would join me for a …

Jan 16, 2021: With most new relationships being the result of algorithmic matching, does that mean computers are breeding humans?

Jan 16, 2021: The DJI Mini 2 couldn’t deliver the still images I was hoping for. Who would of ever thought that a drone lighter than an orange wouldn’t deliver …

Jan 15, 2021: Have any M1 Mac owners recently tried to install an iPhone app .ipa file (circumventing the developer not making the iOS app available in the Mac App …

Jan 15, 2021: Let’s be honest guys, in this algorithm driven world, it’s only going to be a matter of time until the word ‘ducking’ is classified as a swear word.

Jan 14, 2021: Do yourself a retro favour and search for “SOL.EXE” in the iPhone App Store

Jan 14, 2021: This is one of those articles I think I’ll read a few times over the next few weeks. “Everyone reacts, few respond.” “McDonald’s Theory On How Best …

Jan 14, 2021: “Whenever you poo or pee, sterilise it for half an hour before flushing, this is to protect our city’s sewage.” SCMP

Jan 14, 2021: I’m two days deep Clubhouse and I’m feeling bullish about its potential. It’s a powerfully personal medium, with deep accountability (live voice). …

Jan 13, 2021: Show me a more Australian meal than a Chicken Schnitzel shaped like mainland Australia, served with veges, chips, and gravy. I’ll wait.

Jan 13, 2021: We brought a Peugeot to a V8 fight …

Jan 13, 2021: Feature request for iMessage, Facebook Messenger, Instagram DMs, and Facebook Page Messenger: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD LET ME SEE UNREAD MESSAGES SO I CAN …

Jan 11, 2021: Just googled “Is it ok to just leave the toys out spread across the lounge room floor overnight like does it even matter” in case I was wrong.

Jan 11, 2021: Homo sapiens won the evolutionary race because we were connected Research shows that Homo neanderthalensis (otherwise known as Neanderthals, the species of people that didn’t survive where we did) was more …

Jan 10, 2021: I’m speaking at the Wedding Business CEO Summit Registration is officially open for the Wedding Business CEO Summit! This summit is hosted by, and created by my friend Heidi, to help wedding …

Jan 10, 2021: When I’m president imma make it illegal for kids to crawl or climb up slippery slides.

Jan 9, 2021: How, in the 2021st year of our Lord, do we still need to go to two different huts for sunglasses and pizza?

Jan 9, 2021: You know what’s really underrated? Cookies.

Jan 8, 2021: I can’t help but feel that the rice must have had a really good PR team early on. To go from “looks like dead maggots” to “most eaten food on the …

Jan 8, 2021: record scratch freeze frame “Yup, that’s me. You’re probably wondering how I got into this situation…”

Jan 8, 2021: Today was the wrong day to want to legitimately want to buy toilet paper in Southeast Queensland. Googles bidet

Jan 8, 2021: Little bit morbid there, Apple Photos

Jan 8, 2021: When Orange Hair says to his followers that their journey is “only just beginning” does that mean they’re all about to drink …

Jan 8, 2021: “(Trump) has refused to accept the basic bargain of democracy, which is to accept the result, win or lose.” WSJ

Jan 8, 2021: “Tech level determined using Qsin”

Jan 7, 2021: America, our love story, and how we fell out of love 19 years and four months ago today, when I was just 19, I woke up on the Gold Coast and discovered the United States of America. Before the 12th of …

Jan 7, 2021: A shop displayed a sign announcing that they were “only excepting card payments at this time” and it’s really sitting with me hey.

Jan 7, 2021: Day one of Baby Drone making photos and we’re back into lockdown because of fear of getting wet.

Jan 6, 2021: Watching this wombat sleep today reminded me that the wombat is my spirit animal

Jan 5, 2021: 👩‍🚀 I always wanted you to go into space, mannnn (photo not by Babylon Zoo, only the caption)

Jan 5, 2021: We can dance if we want to. We can leave your friends behind. Cause your friends don’t dance, and if they don’t dance, well, they’re …

Jan 5, 2021: ‘Nice’ doesn’t sell ads I’ve found the most quotable book I’ve read in a while. “Imagine for a moment that a new drug comes on the market. It’s super-addictive, and in …

Jan 4, 2021: In case you’d heard the outrage and you weren’t sure who he was, I just wanted to clarify: I am not the bean dad. I only make Luna wait her entire …

Jan 4, 2021: No-one is born with a passion, or a dream. Passions and dreams come from and are nurtured in our community, which is why we need to fight for and …

Jan 4, 2021: The fact that Uber achieved the same growth in 10% of its $150 million as spend is one thing, the story of how they got there, that’s something else …

Jan 3, 2021: How to overcome Phone Addiction [Solutions + Research] “Phone addiction is one of the biggest non-drug addiction in human history. Studies show that excessive phone use is linked to procrastination, …

Jan 3, 2021: It’s cute to see New South Wales and Victoria playing a game of State Of Origin. It’d just be sad to see NSW lose at the Covid football version tho.

Jan 3, 2021: With many of us grounded, has anyone had a play of PC Globe to try and scratch that travel itch? You might need to upgrade to a 486 to run it well.

Jan 3, 2021: “Dadda, not Josh” is Luna’s new way of introducing me to strangers. She’s a weird Hype Girl.

Jan 2, 2021: The book 1984, but instead of Big Brother, it’s Facebook.

Jan 2, 2021: Guilty as charged This American itch—that we must “DO SOMETHING” and “DO GOOD,” as Banfield put it—also fosters a psychological-sociological trap, wherein Americans …

Jan 2, 2021: “A prank attempt went terribly wrong for a 14-year old boy from Boise, as he was raped by a 700-lb grizzly bear while walking around in the woods in a …

Jan 2, 2021: If you’ve been following for a while you might have sensed a tension between the joy I find in being online and the disappointment I find in …

Jan 2, 2021: A podcast I first heard a year ago today still sits with me a year later, and I’ve listened to it maybe five times over. Cooking As an Art, With …

Jan 2, 2021: The future of music journalism is on (wtf) TikTok (sad face) “TikTok music blogs have thrived during quarantine, and they’re helping to blow up …

Jan 2, 2021: Simon Owens on 'the Substack problem' “2021 will be the year that publishers start to form strategies to deal with the Substack Problem. By that, I mean they’ll need to find ways to …

Jan 2, 2021: My issue with Spotify and Amazon muscling in on podcasting and how Apple has failed as well Life on the internet, and in podcasting, is a game of middlemen (middlepeople?). The middlepeople actually really benefit from being in the middle, …

Jan 2, 2021: Have you played the hottest new web game of 2021? School or Prison

Jan 1, 2021: Much applause to the people behind Pentax cameras for this seemingly crazy idea to not go mirrorless. The unpopular route is often not filled with …

Jan 1, 2021: This is a fascinating story about an Australia man with an illness discovering horology

Jan 1, 2021: Algorithms are destroying our communities and what can we, or I, do about it? There needs to be a better way to Internet Maybe it’s because 2020 gave me many opportunities to think through the implications of which technology …

Dec 31, 2020: Thriller idea: As the year 2020 is escorted from the courthouse to a life sentence in prison, after a solid 365 days of wrecking havoc on the earth, a …

Dec 31, 2020: In my almost 40 years on the planet, and most of them in Queensland, I’ve never kissed a stranger on NYE, or any other time. Am I doing life wrong or …

Dec 31, 2020: Don’t let anyone tell you today is December 31st, 2020. Today is March 306th, 2020.

Dec 31, 2020: If you thought everything else that happened this year was scary, 2020 is going out with a bang with delightfully terrifying dancing robots from …

Dec 30, 2020: This was life changing photography education

Dec 30, 2020: Don’t even talk to her before her morning oat milk froth.

Dec 30, 2020: There’s a mum sitting in the conductor’s seat of the playground train Luna wants to drive. Do I have jurisdiction here or do I have to just sit here …

Dec 30, 2020: A new family and travel photo workflow For my personal travel and family photos, I’ve started a new photos workflow, and I thought other people who are beginning their family photo …

Dec 30, 2020: Luna. Takes no bull.

Dec 30, 2020: An interesting thought exercise is to imagine that something was being introduced fresh today, how would we approach it. Much like how COVID-19 was …

Dec 30, 2020: Money shot

Dec 29, 2020: Turns out the TARDIS gets it’s time travelling power from books. Important lesson for us all to learn, ya know?

Dec 29, 2020: Calling all true crime podcasters, I’m desperate to know the story of Henk and Lane and how the small Tasmanian town of Penguin got two IGA …

Dec 29, 2020: 2014 article on ‘Silicon Valley data’ being the new ‘Wall Street debt’ “Built by geniuses, both products end up being deceptively cheap, morally …

Dec 29, 2020: I try to avoid hot political issues here, but if Paw Patrol is a police officer, clumsy firefighter/paramedic, some tradies, & a pilot, how is it …

Dec 29, 2020: “Life is short, like Joe Pesci.” — Chance, the rapper

Dec 28, 2020: Tasmanian Devil time

Dec 28, 2020: Emu

Dec 28, 2020: Wombats

Dec 28, 2020: Galah

Dec 28, 2020: Luna vs Kangaroo

Dec 28, 2020: “One of the most significant facts about us may finally be that we all begin with the natural equipment to live a thousand kinds of life but end in …

Dec 27, 2020: 🐧

Dec 27, 2020: How to spot a good fish and chip shop. it has the word ‘shack’ in its name there are lobster pots hanging for styling it’s near the ocean it’s …

Dec 27, 2020: All I want for all of you is to enjoy life as much as Luna enjoys ice cream

Dec 27, 2020: I don’t like to boast on here, but I wanted to silence all the haters and the non-believers. Yes, I totally can fit nine potato chips in my mouth at …

Dec 26, 2020: So it sounds like MONA is celebrating being open again, this is the view from Dodges Ferry.

Dec 26, 2020: Nothing to see here, just an Independence Day-alien-ship-style laser beam going into Hobart …

Dec 26, 2020: Hello Coles, it’s modern news media here, I hope you’re keeping well. It’s the 26th of December, and now they’re ringing the …

Dec 26, 2020: Dodges Ferry. With a fake sunset. This is the first photo I’ve ever published with a synthetic element like a sky. But I’ve been colour-grading and …

Dec 26, 2020: Proud to be racing in the Salamanca Place to Hobart pram race today. Photographed is my First Mate taking us over the starting line.

Dec 26, 2020: Bloke at the pharmacy tells me that this is the second highest selling fragrance in Australia this Christmas

Dec 26, 2020: My personal answer to this thought is that I’m barely “on Facebook.” I publish any and all thoughts, opinions, photos, et cetera, to my personal blog …

Dec 26, 2020: The Damage Has Been Proven, So Why Are We Still on Facebook? “If a host of reports, studies, articles, commissions of inquiry, books and films were produced about the dangers inherent in the use of a certain …

Dec 26, 2020: Quote I’m pondering thanks to Tim Ferriss’ pondering it … “If we can forgive what’s been done to us… If we can forgive what we’ve done to …

Dec 24, 2020: Spending Christmas in the Switzerland of Australia’s south

Dec 24, 2020: Shop inside a regional Tasmanian town’s local shopping centre. The professional life coach on staff on Christmas Eve is wearing knock-off AirPods.

Dec 24, 2020: Our li’l traveller

Dec 24, 2020: I’ve just watched an episode of The Wiggles where they’re singing about, and boating in, The Big Red Boat. In this episode Anthony is …

Dec 24, 2020: ✈️

Dec 24, 2020: Santa forgot a DHL sleigh at BNE

Dec 24, 2020: A Christmas wish list from, and to, the wedding industry. Give the gift of algorithmic love this Christmas, to your favourite wedding vendors.

Dec 23, 2020: Ballin’

Dec 23, 2020: Me at age 2: has never heard of sushi. 1993: first sushi train comes to Queensland Luna at age 2:

Dec 23, 2020: Welcome, newcomers. The tradition of #Festivus begins with the airing of grievances. I got a lot of problems with you, 2020! And now you’re …

Dec 23, 2020: Australia's NBN declared finished, not because it is, but because we need to say it's finished Politics, infrastructure, and the national broadband network, known as the National Broadband Network is an absolute joke. “The Minister for …

Dec 23, 2020: This Rob Bell podcast series is making me feel seen right now

Dec 22, 2020: A South Australian Christmas How the people of Kuitpo, outside of Adelaide, celebrate Christmas. Photographed December 21, 2020.

Dec 22, 2020: Even at the age of six I was a media tart, I just whanted you to know about me.

Dec 21, 2020: South Australia is literally issuing tickets for admission to the state. (Not a joke, you get a ticket for answering the border questions correctly)

Dec 21, 2020: Every airline’s business class is just an upper class hostel in the sky, and the frequent flyer lounge is just an upper class hostel kitchen, free to …

Dec 21, 2020: The Nature of Order by Christopher W. Alexander

Dec 21, 2020: Thirty years of the World Wide Web Thirty years ago today the first website, recreated at http://info.cern.ch, was born. Thirty years earlier than that, the internet - the global system …

Dec 20, 2020: “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone” The Guardian

Dec 20, 2020: Collection of my favourite photos of 2020 // 🖼 Cactus Country // The closest I got to a desert this year, regional Victoria’s Cactus Country. It’s one …

Dec 20, 2020: A storm is brewin’

Dec 19, 2020: Berrrd

Dec 19, 2020: “Facebook’s argument is along the lines of arguing that the police shouldn’t crack down on burglaries because it might hurt pawn shops.” @gruber on …

Dec 18, 2020: You’ve got to read this LA Times report on how toxic jet engine fumes have been making their way into airplane’s air supplies FOR DECADES AND THE …

Dec 18, 2020: If you’re flying into Gold Coast from today expect to stand in the sun for a while as they screen everyone entering.

Dec 18, 2020: 🦅

Dec 18, 2020: 🍄

Dec 17, 2020: I never knew I wanted a Trump Presedntial Christmas Address deep fake for Christmas but here we are.

Dec 17, 2020: On Thursday’s we fly in the rain

Dec 17, 2020: Collection of my favourite photos of 2020 // 🖼 Blue Mountains // I’m going here today, one of my favourite places in Australia. It’s one of the …

Dec 17, 2020: I don’t know what crime Remember The Milk committed to be left off this App Store list, but it must’ve been bad

Dec 17, 2020: Collection of my favourite photos of 2020 // 🖼 Birds on a wire // I think this is how the internet worked before computers. It’s one of the framed …

Dec 16, 2020: Kinda feel embarrassed about my previous 38 Decembers where I’ve proclaimed something stupid about how it’s been a “big year” or something …

Dec 16, 2020: If I worked at a newspaper in the buy, swap, and sell section, I would tell people my job was classified.

Dec 16, 2020: “Flight capacity into Gold Coast Airport has soared, with Melbourne to Gold Coast gaining traction as the busiest route in Australia for Jetstar and …

Dec 16, 2020: Collection of my favourite photos of 2020 // 🖼 Olive // Olive this photo of an olive tree. It’s one of the framed prints I’ve made available in my …

Dec 16, 2020: Search on the web is a broken system Search is broken. When a local doctors surgery needs to run ads on its home page so Google is incentivised to rank that page higher - because Google …

Dec 16, 2020: Collection of my favourite photos of 2020 // 🖼 Cows // This photo is one of Luna’s favourites, because she loved seeing cows so close. It’s one of the …

Dec 15, 2020: Collection of my favourite photos of 2020 // 🖼 Surfing // My classic favourite photo is a top down of a surfer. This one’s at Palm Beach. It’s one of …

Dec 15, 2020: It’s almost a crime how good Instagram works on a Mac (Apple Silicon + Big Sur) considering Instagram doesn’t allow it to be installed without a bit …

Dec 15, 2020: Collection of my favourite photos of 2020 // 🖼 Valley // Particles that have travelled at the speed of light for 8 minutes and 20 seconds, just to …

Dec 15, 2020: Collection of my favourite photos of 2020 // 🖼 Lorikeet 🌈🦜 // Hungry li’l Rainbow Lorikeets. It’s one of the framed prints I’ve made available in my …

Dec 15, 2020: Collection of my favourite photos of 2020 // 🖼 Dunedin // The only international travel I made this year was to New Zealand. On a day off in between …

Dec 14, 2020: Currumbin Foam

Dec 14, 2020: If you’re not onboard with a password manager already, then you’re leaving yourself at risk using the same password or password-ish for …

Dec 14, 2020: Collection of my favourite photos of 2020 // 🖼 Burnt // Literally hours before rushing back to Queensland before the border closed, I made this photo …

Dec 14, 2020: Collection of my favourite photos of 2020 // 🖼 All of Brighton // Well before @karenfrombrighton3186 did all of Brighton, back on the 5th day of March …

Dec 14, 2020: Palm Beach at high tide this morning, no wonder it’s closed

Dec 13, 2020: Finally convinced the Apple Silicon (fanless) MacBook Air to heat up. 45 minutes of 4K video render in Final Cut Pro in an Australian summer.

Dec 13, 2020: I’d like to say that I’m doing this due to popular demand, but the truth is, only 3 people asked. So based on that small cohort I’ve …

Dec 13, 2020: Next month I’m talking at the Wedding Business CEO Summit. But because I can’t be there in person, I recorded it today. Start saving your pennies …

Dec 12, 2020: Is the @remarkable the best tablet for a wedding celebrant? Here’s my Celebrant Institute review.

Dec 12, 2020: Best Australian TV ad of 2020 has to be this banger from BCF

Dec 12, 2020: 🌖

Dec 12, 2020: When Melbourne threw the kitchen sink at a coronavirus The Age looks at the 2020 Melbourne lockdown with a modicum of hindsight. ‘‘No one had done lockdown before coronavirus. Maybe we wouldn’t have even …

Dec 11, 2020: “They try to get their users to do things that their advertisers want them to do, because that’s how you sell advertising” Matt Stoller in ‘We …

Dec 11, 2020: Just Britt and Luna two years ago breastfeeding mid-walk on the Venice Pier as Britt mothers our two month old daughter in Los Angeles as if it’s her …

Dec 11, 2020: the difference between a wedding and an elopement and why that’s important Call me biased, but I’m really proud of what Britt has created in The Elopement Collective. Not just because she’s my wife or because …

Dec 11, 2020: There are two types of Australian online stores. The first doesn’t ship to PO Boxes and doesn’t take American Express. The second is …

Dec 11, 2020: What made Airbnb, Airbnb “As a money-making scheme, this was pretty lousy: a year’s work and all they had to show for it was a binder full of maxed-out credit cards. So why …

Dec 11, 2020: I’m pretending like everything is fine, please hold your applause til the end of the performance.

Dec 11, 2020: Palmy Army

Dec 11, 2020: Light and cameras explained in the most technical but easily understood way. If you want to actually understand how a camera works, read this through.

Dec 10, 2020: I could watch this YouTube channel all night long

Dec 10, 2020: Finally mapped out my talk for next month’s wedding business summit, now I just need to find a quiet place to film it

Dec 10, 2020: Just received an awkward phone call from someone contracted by a real estate agent, to wish me a Merry Christmas “on behalf of” the agent. I’m not as …

Dec 10, 2020: I’m forecasting that within 12 months the remaining non-greys will be turned to the grey-side as we embark upon what will be our busiest and most …

Dec 9, 2020: Whatever your wedding photographer is charging you, Luna will beat their packages by 10%. Wedding has to start after her midday nap and she’ll need a …

Dec 9, 2020: Nashua

Dec 9, 2020: If AirPods Max offend you, that is the correct response ... for you An aspect of Apple’s strategy - marketing and business growth/sustainability - that is often forgotten when they launch products is this: …

Dec 9, 2020: and roundabouts

Dec 8, 2020: 🌸

Dec 8, 2020: Report: Humanity not ready for aliens to be ready for humanity to be ready to find out that aliens have told the USA and Israel that humanity’s not …

Dec 8, 2020: In honour of my birthday today, please make a donation in my name to the Human Fund, money for people. Photo by human, Jason Corroto.

Dec 8, 2020: Three weeks into taking a shot on Qoin, an Australian crypto currency launched by Batercard that you can actually use in retail and for services, and …

Dec 8, 2020: The reports of my 39th birthday are greatly exaggerated. I’m actually only 12.

Dec 7, 2020: A story about an Aussie athelete who posted himself in a crate from the UK to Australia, disappeared from Adelaide after he was charged with …

Dec 7, 2020: I’d neglected to mention weight/size in my reMarkable 2 review - so it’s been updated. The reMarkable is 18% smaller than the iPad Pro and …

Dec 7, 2020: I’m starting to focus on self portraits

Dec 6, 2020: Can the reMarkable 2 replace my iPad Pro? When the first generation iPad Pro was released I saw two opportunities for my personal workflow. One was the easy, and simply beautiful, method for …

Dec 6, 2020: Luna, teaching bubba to swim

Dec 6, 2020: Bullish on Airbnb in a post-Covid world Airbnb’s strength today and in a post-covid travel world is in it’s flexibility to offering a different kind of travel. “Airbnb’s …

Dec 6, 2020: This is Maddie and Casey’s elopement, with me creating the marriage ceremony, photographed by Bec Zacher Photography for The Elopement Collective on …

Dec 6, 2020: What do I actually do? I lead my whole life in preparation to be your celebrant. Living the joy in my own marriage, leading my family, enjoying my …

Dec 6, 2020: Looks like a glasshouse …

Dec 5, 2020: Aircraft doing hard time

Dec 4, 2020: Do you think the COVID-19 vaccine should be mandatory? “I don’t think in the case of COVID we’re in a position to be mandating because, one, we don’t have enough of them yet and you can’t mandate something …

Dec 4, 2020: Feels good to be back, standing outside the Gold Coast Qantas Club with a bunch of other members moments before it opens, as each new person who would …

Dec 4, 2020: Sunset from Mooloolaba to the Glasshouse Mountains

Dec 3, 2020: Ok, it’s competition time, let’s do this. Best palindromes, go!

Dec 3, 2020: The first rule of drone club is don’t take your drone swimming.

Dec 3, 2020: Today we find out if my iPad Pro is for sale

Dec 3, 2020: Did you know alcohol is a carcinogen? I’ll be honest, I knew alcohol isn’t good for me, but in moderation I love a beer or a whisky. I think I could slow down on the drinks though after …

Dec 2, 2020:

Dec 2, 2020: 🥭 ❤️

Dec 2, 2020: On being woke with conspiracy theory ”For those awash in anxiety and alienation, who feel that everything is spinning out of control, conspiracy theories are extremely effective emotional …

Dec 1, 2020: What if we banned the comments section of the internet? Would the world be a better place if public comment functions were outlawed on the internet? Imagine exactly the same internet, and social media, we …

Dec 1, 2020: What to do? You can’t argue people out of paranoia. What to do? You can’t argue people out of paranoia. If you try to point out factual errors, you only entrench false belief. The only solution is to …

Dec 1, 2020: There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding …

Nov 30, 2020: Start a Ponzi scheme! Are you tired of your boring 9-to-5 job? Wouldn’t you rather be in Thailand toasting on the beach with your nomad homies? Start a Ponzi scheme!

Nov 30, 2020: Zoom slaughters the Apple Silicon Macs' batteries. Every time I jump off a Zoom call I’m surprised at how much it’s dropped compared to …

Nov 30, 2020: 🍦❤️🐢

Nov 29, 2020: Pixelmator made my 11 year whale photo look a little bit better, about 10mb better I dropped Pixelmator’s machine learning “zoom, enhance” feature called “ML Super Resolution” onto an 11 year old iPhone …

Nov 29, 2020: Not all iOS apps are terrible on macOS running Apple Silicon Much has been written and podcasted about how terrible the iOS apps running on Apple Silicon situation has been a pretty poor show. But my experience …

Nov 29, 2020: I’m only speaking for myself, but 2020 was going ok until I found out that when I think I’m putting wasabi on my sushi I’m almost …

Nov 29, 2020: Instagramception #AppleSilicon

Nov 29, 2020: Stellar little Black Friday deal from Aussie Broadband: 250mbps down and 25 upstream for the price of 100/40 for a few months.

Nov 28, 2020: In a year where it’s been closed off to wasteful-on-holiday interstate and international tourists, Tasmania has declared itself 100% powered by …

Nov 28, 2020: 24 hours with a MacBook Air sporting an M1 Apple Silicon chipset This is a black magic machine that is fast and beautiful and literally what I want in a computer. The reviews are all true and accurate. Even for the …

Nov 28, 2020: Brisbane

Nov 27, 2020: The 2019 marriage statistics have been released and there’s been a bit of a drop ... The latest Australian marriage statistics have been released, strap in for some nerdiness! Thanks to my Celebrant Institute colleague, Sarah for her …

Nov 27, 2020: If you really wanted to take issue with macOS Big Sur you should be protesting on the streets regarding the external drive eject icon #wethepeople

Nov 26, 2020: Takeaway

Nov 26, 2020: Who’s house? Run’s house!

Nov 26, 2020: This afternoon I sold my 16” MacBook Pro so I could buy a MacBook with an M1 CPU. I prayed to the ghost of Steve Jobs and said “please don’t let me …

Nov 26, 2020: Parking lot

Nov 25, 2020: Heard it on the wire

Nov 25, 2020: As John Gruber said when he linked to this page of vintage Soviet control rooms, these would make for some cool Zoom backgrounds

Nov 25, 2020: 🏄‍♀️

Nov 25, 2020: Today’s office: Byron Bay Airport.

Nov 25, 2020: 🌊

Nov 25, 2020: The Gig Economy Is White People Discovering Servants “The core functionality of these apps — despite all their fancy technology — is not significantly different than having a servant. What the technology …

Nov 25, 2020: GUYS! WE’RE FINALLY GETTING ALIENS! In 2020 of course.

Nov 25, 2020: 🌉

Nov 25, 2020: Fire on the water, a smoke in the sky

Nov 24, 2020: Someone asked me recently what my personal brand strategy was. I just see go to places, see cool things, make photos of them, and post the photos …

Nov 23, 2020: Instead of calling a parmigiana a parmi or a parma, let’s call it a parmo #worldpeacesolved

Nov 23, 2020: Sunset over what we call Summer Bay, despite the map saying Palm Beach.

Nov 23, 2020: One of my oddest hobbies is cloud watching. I can spend whole flights just staring out the window. These are some odd clouds over Scott’s Head this …

Nov 22, 2020: Two daughters and a wife

Nov 22, 2020: I think the book is about marijuana

Nov 22, 2020: Qarrtsiluni Inuit / v. / kartz-sih-loo-nih – Sitting together in the darkness, perhaps expectantly (e.g., waiting for something to happen or to …

Nov 22, 2020: Privacy and free can’t co-exist online The USA military buys your data from all three free apps we love. Nothing is free. Pay for your apps. “The U.S. military is buying the granular …

Nov 21, 2020: Houseporn

Nov 21, 2020: Woman, circa 2020

Nov 21, 2020: 🐝

Nov 20, 2020: Poncho time

Nov 20, 2020: Self-portrait

Nov 20, 2020: Victorian and South Australian COVID outbreaks have both been linked to problems with security guards at quarantine hotels. Australia could be …

Nov 19, 2020: Apple Photos’ Memories feature is getting a bit desperate when it’s like, “remember that time you crossed the border into NSW?”

Nov 18, 2020: Tony Damn is my favourite person to receive emails from

Nov 17, 2020: To con-vey one’s mood In sev-en-teen syll-able-s Is ve-ry dif-fic A haiku via The Red Hand Files

Nov 17, 2020:

Nov 16, 2020: Mullockdown

Nov 16, 2020: Are there any nerd-like people that can point me in the direction of how to upload an image to micro.blog from a macOS automator action, and an iOS …

Nov 16, 2020: Happy 100 year birthday, Qantas

Nov 15, 2020: If you see me dancing in an Instagram Reel or on TikTok, know that this is a call for help because I will have been taken hostage and I need to be …

Nov 14, 2020: Scrolling through our wedding photos and remembered a time when people had pocket computers with physical keyboards …

Nov 14, 2020: This little photo I made two years ago in Burleigh has gone gangbusters on Unsplash! Over 10,000 downlaods, and over 1 million views! Created with a …

Nov 14, 2020: Which country do you think this photo was made in?

Nov 14, 2020: “How many fingers am I holding up?” Before every ceremony I conduct a quick and easy eyesight with your guests. It’s all part of the #marriedbyjosh …

Nov 14, 2020: The Macstories macOS Big Sur long read review “There will always be and should be differences between the Mac and an iPhone or iPad because the hardware and input methods are different. Still, for …

Nov 14, 2020: Troy: “That’s one of my biggest fears.” Abed: “What is?” Troy: “If I ever, like, wake up as a donut…” …

Nov 14, 2020: If you’re looking for me this weekend, I’m just waiting in my building’s elevator so when people get in it looks like I’m trying to tap to play these …

Nov 14, 2020: Luna’s upgraded to a big girl bed. Please don’t tell her that a big girl bed is just a cot with a side taken off. She thinks we bought her a new bed.

Nov 14, 2020: How did salt and pepper take pride of place on our tables from all the seasonings available? Another cruel blow from Big Condiment.

Nov 13, 2020: Why do you want to end the world? Q: Why do you want to end the world? A: CAE is devoted to practical, pragmatic solutions. We’re interested in the how, not the why. — The Centre for …

Nov 13, 2020: All of Luna’s friends were getting orange phones so Britt and I buckled and got her an orange phone #badparents

Nov 13, 2020: I’m applying for a new Qld/NSW border pass and they’ve somehow made an already complex system, more complex. Oh the joy to live and work …

Nov 13, 2020: When I’m president I’ll make Ted Lasso president.

Nov 13, 2020: “An assertion of will and personality,” much like pro-wrestling. That is the Donald Trump presidency, it’s been a pro-wrestling …

Nov 13, 2020: 3051 drones in a drone show in China! My bet is that by New Years Eve 2025 the Sydney New Years' Eve fireworks will replace the fireworks with a drone …

Nov 13, 2020: I can confidently tell you that the Apple Leather MagSafe Wallet fits three cards easily, no more, not even three cards and a $20 note folded up.

Nov 12, 2020: Apple’s underdogs series is marketing at its best. April 2019: Apple releases “Apple at Work — The Underdogs” July 2020: Apple …

Nov 12, 2020:

Nov 11, 2020: Golden shower

Nov 11, 2020: In other audlting news today, Britt and I just fist-pumped on a baby name subject to certain condtions.

Nov 11, 2020: Luna and Dad’s first shakedown I asked my friend James Day to photograph Luna and I shaking down Jake because he owes me money*. I shook him up and down hoping coins would fall out …

Nov 11, 2020: So, who ever knew that Australian states were kind of a “thing”. It’s like in 2020 we all had a lesson in realising that the …

Nov 10, 2020: 🌈 Rainbow, where the bow is actually full of rain. One of these is an iPhone 12 Pro shot, ones a Canon 5D shot.

Nov 10, 2020: Gary Vaynerchuck’s take on the Apple of today and why he thinks they’re leaving money on the table and should buy Target (the US one) - …

Nov 10, 2020: Wanna join Luna and my scooter gang? Aside from terrorising the residents of Palm Beach we also smuggle dogs across the New South Wales border.

Nov 10, 2020: There are two things in this world that take no skill, spending other people‘s money, and dismissing an idea.

Nov 9, 2020: If you were wondering, I’m a massive advocate for colours and emojis in calendars.

Nov 9, 2020: Hypocrisy in conservative politics in Australia Only a few moons ago here in Australia the conservative and rather religious politicans embodied by the oddly named ‘Liberal Party of …

Nov 9, 2020: When I grow up I’m going to start a Hall of Fame for band names and the first inductee will be Reel Big Fish.

Nov 9, 2020: “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles” — Charlie Chaplin

Nov 9, 2020: This is a Warning. Mount Warning.

Nov 9, 2020: The first issue a Josh Withers presidency will address is this crap with health balls looking like rum balls. These two things need to be kept …

Nov 9, 2020: A power full picture

Nov 8, 2020: It’s Luna’s third mango season, or as she calls it, Mangomas.

Nov 8, 2020: When John McCain lost the presidential election to Barack Obama, he made this humble speech. Humility is an attractive element of any person, …

Nov 7, 2020: Netflix staffer: so, it’s like Netflix, but you don’t get to choose what you watch, it just shows up automatically. Netflix execs: wow Rest of …

Nov 7, 2020: Unknown bride looking person

Nov 7, 2020: “Social media encourages the myth that who we are is defined by the opinions we type. But the older I get, the less interested I am in how well …

Nov 6, 2020: When you lose the wings you gave yourself

Nov 6, 2020: 9 hours in Tokyo, November 2019 One year ago today, Harley and I spent nine hours in Tokyo. Shortest Contiki tour ever. Favourite photos are the bloke squatting and the other bloke …

Nov 6, 2020:

Nov 6, 2020: For anyone who thought fake crowd noise for baseball matches in empty stadiums wasn’t a beautiful art

Nov 6, 2020: Trying to run a non-local business in 2020 = early grave, silver hair, deep familiarity with how Australian governance works, looking forward to a …

Nov 6, 2020: As a wedding celebrant, this is my 2020 email template: Hi! We start the email with factual text that sucks because COVID is ruining more wedding …

Nov 6, 2020: Loch Ness Duck

Nov 5, 2020: 🏄

Nov 5, 2020: When Australia elects me as its president, the first item on my agenda will be outlawing the use of the term “The Coast” in regards to anything else …

Nov 5, 2020: Nothing reminds you how much of a gross and disgusting person you are more than your AirPods case.

Nov 5, 2020: US news today via #thesizzle & I thought it was interesting to read that the use of a risk algorithim to determine bail was rejected. This issue …

Nov 5, 2020:

Nov 5, 2020: 6am hustle

Nov 5, 2020: 25 week mama

Nov 5, 2020: Maggie

Nov 5, 2020: Weirdest story of the US election so far

Nov 4, 2020: “There is an awful lot of anger in the world and there is a real need to be creative with it rather than destructive.” — Alice Walker

Nov 4, 2020: 🌙 More attitude than a professional wrestler

Nov 4, 2020: Photo of the current president of the USA on stage. It’s a galah taking flight. Just to be sure we all got the joke.

Nov 4, 2020: Mountains aren’t just funny, they are hill areas

Nov 4, 2020: Six years ago, on this day in 2014, I saw the most and best American thing outside the White House, with my own eyes. Nothing that happens in America …

Nov 4, 2020: Business idea: Thirdhand bookstores, so your secondhand books can be sold and not just thrown out like you currently are.

Nov 4, 2020: It’s a rare day when you get to love animals and capitalism in the same action

Nov 4, 2020: Life hack: save the money on building a toilet, just pee in the ocean.

Nov 4, 2020: 🚣‍♀️

Nov 4, 2020: When Fox News references problems with Mainstream Media you know the phrase, and the conversation, is broken. Fox is MSM. They are part of the …

Nov 3, 2020: ”A crisis doesn’t have to be a negative event. A wedding is a crisis–one ceremony, one day, over and done. All eyes, all attention, all on this …

Nov 3, 2020: Beach daze

Nov 3, 2020: The next Apple Event webpage has an AR Easter egg, tap on the Apple logo in the hero image

Nov 3, 2020: It’s that time of year agin for me to be that wet paper bag of a man I am and say that Melbourne Cup, horse racing, gambling, and the entire …

Nov 2, 2020: Nerding out on putting a MagSafe case on an iPhone 12. It’s a peach case and obviously that’s communicated to the phone so it does this cool …

Nov 2, 2020: Going through old files and I found a 2009 iPhone 3GS rumour mock-up and I thought it would be interesting to see it next to an iPhone 12 rumour …

Nov 2, 2020: I don’t like to get political on here, but how have we let butterflies be called butterflies for so long when they have nothing to do with …

Nov 1, 2020: Grace The first two things I saw in the outside world this morning were about Sean Connery. One post was announcing his death. Another was reminding us of …

Nov 1, 2020: This is why we will never want to stop travelling “The human condition is designed for travel. Our brains evolved to geotag memories, initially to find or avoid predators, food and mates. When we …

Oct 31, 2020: Why did Damon Wayans Jr leave after the pilot of New Girl Sharing because I feel like I’m not the only person wondering where Damon Wayons Jr went after the pilot episode of New Girl. the reason behind …

Oct 31, 2020: I wanted to see how much the iPhone camera had changed between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 12, so I took the same nine photos with four different iPhones, …

Oct 30, 2020: Comparing the cameras on iPhones 6, SE, XS, 11, and 12 Pro I upgraded my daily carry computer, or what us old people call a phone, to an iPhone 12 Pro this week. Upon clicking the shutter a few times I could …

Oct 30, 2020: This really good report from El Pais not only tells you how coronavirus spreads through the air, but thanks to ther interwebs and computers, it shows …

Oct 30, 2020: What was happening just before the 2016 US election? 2016 really does feel like a lifetime ago. I was in Iceland, having just been to Berlin and we were enroute to Paris, the first time I had ever …

Oct 30, 2020: How is it allowable and legal for a political party to text message me blatant lies today? Look, I’m not going to tell you who to vote for, but I’ll happily tell you that dinosaur owner and political party creator, Clive Palmer, …

Oct 29, 2020: I’m a guest on the podcast, Book(ish) I’m a guest on George Dimarelos’s podcast, Book(ish) talking about Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book, Talking To Strangers. So …

Oct 28, 2020: The official Josh Withers iPhone 12 Pro review after using one for eight hours. The iPhone 12 Pro in-hand feel is remarkably different to the past six generations of iPhone with the rounded edges. The 90 degree edge of the iPhone …

Oct 28, 2020: Seeing as though I’m not an influencer, I don’t get many influencer opportunities, but when I do …

Oct 28, 2020: Life hack: sugar.

Oct 27, 2020: You know you’ve built a great society when every few years the most civic-minded of the society are forced to publicly beg, cheat, lie, and steal to …

Oct 26, 2020: The girl is addicted to sparkling water

Oct 26, 2020: There is no perfect twee…

Oct 26, 2020: recalcitrant berd

Oct 25, 2020: It’s the most, magical time, of the yearrr

Oct 25, 2020: She stops to wave and say hi to bush turkeys. We raised her well.

Oct 25, 2020: I see 2020 has a side hustle

Oct 25, 2020: On the off chance that there are people that can’t make it to your wedding, I stream your wedding with epic video and audio quality, so everyone …

Oct 24, 2020: Look at the flowers, look how they shine for you, and everything you do. They were all yellow.

Oct 24, 2020: Nothing says “you’re a weak little nancy boy" like an Instagram ad for some flippin cool gadget that is algorithmically designed to get me …

Oct 24, 2020: The sun’s version of making a grand exit

Oct 24, 2020: It’s really good that one of our local Brisbane wedding venues can host your little footy final this afternoon, Melbourne. We’re glad to help any time …

Oct 23, 2020: What a novel method of podcast promotion. /cc @podnews

Oct 23, 2020: There’s probably a horror movie at the end of this road

Oct 23, 2020: 🌙

Oct 23, 2020: So energetic

Oct 23, 2020: The anthem of Melbourne, 2020. Melbourne by Slowly Slowly

Oct 23, 2020: Why have I listened to 400 episodes of ATP? One of my earliest memories is listening to Play School on the ABC because I’d been given a TV that didn’t show a picture. The medium of …

Oct 22, 2020: It’s come to my attention that I need to clear something up and I’m so sorry if you have been following me here for the wrong reasons. …

Oct 22, 2020: ”Hyun, if you are living a life that is content my advice is to learn to live inside it, examine it, relish it, and most of all remember it — this …

Oct 22, 2020: Anyone else struggling getting their head in a good and peaceful place at the moment? Luke Fletcher just sent me this pic of Luna from this time last …

Oct 22, 2020: Got troubles? Solve your troubles. Get the MASSAGE GUN!

Oct 22, 2020: Highway robbery

Oct 22, 2020: Flag berds

Oct 22, 2020: I don’t like to talk politics on here, but what’s with lasagne not being a popular dish anymore?

Oct 22, 2020: Rob Bell {through his podcast} encouraged me to talk to my friends about our antennas. If you’re feeling overwhelmed (like I majorly am) through this …

Oct 21, 2020: Look, I’m not saying anyone should do this, but has anyone considered getting some horses to race around a Melbourne wedding to make it legal?

Oct 21, 2020: Tree

Oct 21, 2020: Mask fashion > mask wearing?

Oct 21, 2020: Hey, has anyone pinned the pandemic on the guy who invented QR codes yet? I reckon he might be responsible.

Oct 21, 2020: The most friction in my life this year is my longing desire to see the sun finally set on 2020, whilst also acknowledging my deep desire to be present …

Oct 21, 2020: I think I’m the only person on the Canberra Airport free wifi network right now - I haven’t seen anyone else in the airport - because I just …

Oct 21, 2020: Bernt

Oct 21, 2020: 🌄

Oct 20, 2020: 🌳

Oct 20, 2020: With the decrease in tourists flooding the Australian outback, native Australian beers are being spotted again in the wild #lifefindsaway

Oct 19, 2020: Well grounded beef

Oct 19, 2020: Posting this photo online for the next time there’s an alpaca related scandal and someone searches Alpacagate, or Alpaca Gate, or #alpacagate

Oct 19, 2020: The greatest shame in my life today is how the Apple Watch hand-washing detection doesn’t detect my hand-washing. How can I convince this little …

Oct 19, 2020: Today our Luna becomes a two year old and you know what the worst part about it is? That all the cliches are true. They do grow up so fast, they will …

Oct 18, 2020: Opinionated ‘gulls

Oct 18, 2020: “It’s an article of faith in the United States that more speech is better and that the government should regulate it as little as possible” - The …

Oct 18, 2020: Today is the first, and I’m guessing probably the last, flight I’ll take from Gold Coast to Canberra on a) a 717, and b) with Qantas. What a time to …

Oct 18, 2020: I’m the father of a two year old (well tomorrow I will be)

Oct 18, 2020: Let’s get some real talk happening. Is this bit crosswalks, or is it not crosswalks?

Oct 18, 2020: Out of all the books I’ve read that are not about the 45th president of the United States of America, but are about climate change, Volcanic …

Oct 17, 2020: A helmet might seem a bit extreme for cake, but we’re taking no risks after the dancing incident a fortnight ago.

Oct 17, 2020: Politics takes up a lot of our mindshare today. Lots of people agreeing with a policy, politician, or party, or disagreeing with. I don’t think that’s …

Oct 17, 2020: You know, over the years, we’ve all made a lot of fun of Melbourne. But I’m pretty keen to experience a Melbourne cliche sometime again real soon.

Oct 15, 2020: Mon, Dec 21, 2020. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrew’s takes the podium Hello ScoMo, it’s Dan here, I hope you’re keeping well. It’s …

Oct 14, 2020: 📷 #ADayInTheLife of Luna. Gold Coast, Australia. 4:51pm, Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

Oct 13, 2020: Marketing isn’t that hard, you just need to put the right story in front of the right people.

Oct 13, 2020: When’s the right age to start pile driving your daughter? Asking for a friend.

Oct 13, 2020: I don’t know who needs to hear this, but Rove McManus’s actual first name is John.

Oct 12, 2020: One year ago today I dressed my daughter like a nerd after visiting Cupertino. I have no regrets.

Oct 12, 2020: Companies collecting data for pubs and restaurants to help them fulfil their contact-tracing duties are harvesting confidential customer information …

Oct 11, 2020: Marilyn Nonroe

Oct 11, 2020: Hollywood Stunt Driver Show, still the best show at Movie World

Oct 11, 2020: A little FYI that we’re going to be socially distanced from contemptible people until scientists do the impossible & develop a vaccine for fools. …

Oct 11, 2020: 📷 The Covid lockdowns and restrictions have resulted in far less tourists in Australia so we’ve seen the native Australian blow up animal flocking …

Oct 11, 2020: 📷 Rearview sunsets

Oct 10, 2020: A guy off a local Facebook Group tried to bash me up at a cafe today I’m not one to try to remember the darker, weirder, less enjoyable moments of life. But today, while I was having a meeting with a couple I’m marrying …

Oct 9, 2020: Study reveals link between internet access coming to people and scepticism of government - The Economist

Oct 9, 2020: “Discovering things is clumsy and sporadic, and the results don’t at first compare well with the glossy and lauded works of the past. You have …

Oct 9, 2020: I have a memory of seeing someone eat avocado on toast and it being something I couldn’t have. Skip forward 30 years and my almost two year old …

Oct 8, 2020: My new favourite iPhone game, Upspell It’s like your own personal 2 minute game of scrabble without a scrabble board, plus you can duel others.

Oct 8, 2020: On the chance that you were wondering how the different levels of government in Australia worked, in the 19th century all the states we now know as …

Oct 8, 2020: “Here’s a deal to a place you can’t fly to right now, but maybe soon, but who knows, look, I don’t know, I’m just in charge of sending emails and …

Oct 7, 2020: People in an airplane. Circa October 2020.

Oct 7, 2020: You wouldn’t know she has six stitches under that bandage. She’s back at full speed!

Oct 5, 2020: A rather lonely planet

Oct 5, 2020: “Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful — be concerned with …

Oct 5, 2020: There is only one coffee I’ve ever had that I still think about today, and I was served it in Tokyo

Oct 4, 2020: Tiny, Luna’s BFF, isn’t doing so well though. Went in with literally zero symptoms and walked out with antibiotics, a splint, and a bandage around the …

Oct 4, 2020: Luna’s doing really well today, thanks everyone, and @cheesemaker @maique @Munish 💪🏽

Oct 4, 2020: Proof of life, and smile

Oct 3, 2020: Due to Withers family government restrictions, dancing is not allowed in the Withers house until further notice.

Oct 3, 2020: Just a reminder for Australians that before you go to bed tonight, to change your clocks back to the future, I’m thinking August 2021 personally, it …

Oct 1, 2020: Science … the microcovid.org website calculates the risk of you contracting COVID-19. This is my risk profile for “going to bars …

Sep 29, 2020: Oh good, someone’s figured out how to make TikTok worse.

Sep 28, 2020: Autobiographies are just word selfies.

Sep 28, 2020: So many of my couples are on their third, fourth, or even fifth wedding plan. The couple I am marrying today had originally booked me and The …

Sep 27, 2020: Are we living at the ‘hinge of history’? What makes our time hingey is that we have created threats that our ancestors never had to face, …

Sep 27, 2020: Conundrum: a confusing and difficult problem

Sep 26, 2020: Today is March 210th, 2020. whatdayofmarchisit.com

Sep 26, 2020: Bellicose: demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight

Sep 26, 2020: We live in the age of general. Where the average is enough. Where we make great arguments over Brand A versus Brand B, dismissing the million shades …

Sep 25, 2020: In the literature underpinning the Christian tradition, the main character of the stories, asks 307 questions. He is asked 183, and he directly …

Sep 25, 2020: Hi, I’m Josh. I’m a marriage celebrant. I believe that the best part of your wedding should be your ceremony, and I work my ass off to make one that …

Sep 25, 2020: iPadOS 14 would be one of the more disappointing released of iPadOS/iOS for iPad. No App Library, and no widgets outside of the widget area is an …

Sep 25, 2020: New tree mulch from this upstart author/uncle, @markrwriter

Sep 24, 2020: Did you know there’s an Australian journalist on the 16th day of his US extradition court case in England at the moment? You probably wouldn’t because …

Sep 24, 2020: Relax, just do it

Sep 20, 2020: Anyone else have an issue with the idea that we as a people struggle to do the right thing in a pandemic unless our civil liberties are severely …

Sep 19, 2020: Did you know the Apple Watch comes preloaded with the last time and date that a free U2 album would’ve been cool instead of a meme.

Sep 19, 2020: It’s Intermational Talk Like A Pirate Day so make sure when you visit a store, restaurant, cafe, or airport today you talk like a pirate and casually …

Sep 18, 2020: My hobby is to comment “booo” on anti-progress boomers in local Facebook groups.

Sep 17, 2020: I’m clearly going to Bunnings too much if I’m getting photos of Luna on the same date sitting in a Bunnings trolley.

Sep 17, 2020: “Transport bosses in Greater Manchester confirmed a snake was not a valid face covering.” The BBC

Sep 17, 2020: She thinks we’re playing, I think we’re training, we’re a great team.

Sep 17, 2020: I’m worried that the world doesn’t know how much I really don’t want my little black pocket computer to randomly start vibrating and …

Sep 16, 2020: Thought you might need to read this as well if you’re making a speech at a wedding

Sep 16, 2020: The story of how Air New Zealand tried to sell Ansett to Singapore Airlines or Qantas for just $1.

Sep 16, 2020: 🐮🐮🐮 #shotoniphone

Sep 16, 2020: For security reasons, we try to change our Prime Minister every six months, and to never use the same Prime Minister on multiple websites. From: When …

Sep 16, 2020: In 20-40 years our kids and grandkids will host COVID-19 lockdown themed weddings and parties and they’ll think it’s so cool.

Sep 16, 2020: Anyone else getting fat-wrist-shamed by Apple?

Sep 16, 2020: Day one of being a bike person. Cycling sucks.

Sep 15, 2020: 🐄📷

Sep 15, 2020: Every year there was a less than 1 per cent chance of experiencing a similar event. “However things can change, so we need to be …

Sep 15, 2020: The September of the penguins

Sep 14, 2020: The moment Luna knew she wanted to be a Toddler Mutant Ninja Turtle

Sep 14, 2020: Keith: serious Murwillumbah business

Sep 14, 2020: Luna: “this TV is way better than Mum and Dad’s”

Sep 14, 2020: That’s the way it’s gonna be, little darlin'

Sep 14, 2020: Your phone is your castle Kyle Rankin

Sep 14, 2020: Self portrait at Keith’s

Sep 14, 2020: Now showing, at the Murwillumbah Cinema.

Sep 14, 2020: Culture behind bars

Sep 13, 2020: Orange Floyd’s wall

Sep 13, 2020: Calile-lyf

Sep 13, 2020: Here it is

Sep 13, 2020: The berds are growing in numba

Sep 13, 2020: It’s actually crazy that public policy for resuming work and life in Australia is hinging on an unknown, possibly non-existent, possibly not …

Sep 12, 2020: Outbak Straya

Sep 11, 2020: Burd

Sep 11, 2020: I love Luna loves to read

Sep 10, 2020: Burd

Sep 9, 2020: 🥃🏡🏔🌅📷

Sep 9, 2020: Boat & chopper looking for a Great White Shark that killed a surfer yesterday. Reminds me of the ep of Chappelle’s Show where the Police call it …

Sep 8, 2020: What? I’m just standing here watching my kid sleep and posting photos of it on the internet,

Sep 8, 2020: ”Relentlessly prune bullshit, don’t wait to do things that matter, and savour the time you have. That’s what you do when life is short.” …

Sep 8, 2020: Semi-intimate is the relationship status everyone wants to be reported as when your semi-boyfriend is caught out after curfew.

Sep 8, 2020: Hey, is adding “Really strong gif game” to my resume worthwhile? Asking for a friend.

Sep 8, 2020: Scientific American on what it means when we have unlimited access to information. Technology is blurring the lines between consumers and producers, …

Sep 7, 2020: Hey world, it’s (pretty much) beach weather, according to

Sep 7, 2020: Dear whitegoods manufacturers, no one on God‘s green earth ever requested a feature where your machine would beep when finished. Please remove the …

Sep 6, 2020: I’ve just tonight finished reading Malcolm Gladwell’s book ‘Talking to Strangers” and I’d safely call it one of the most important and helpful books …

Sep 6, 2020: Important Father’s Day topic

Sep 6, 2020: Doctor Luna

Sep 5, 2020: Of all the things I’ve achieved in my life, all of the places I’ve been, people I’ve met, things I’ve said and done, they are all pale in contrast to …

Sep 5, 2020: What everyone wants to belong to is a community but they keep winding up in audiences instead and I think this is the cause of a tremendous amount of …

Sep 5, 2020: You don’t realise how much parenting changes you until after you put your daughter to bed you find yourself standing in front of the TV to find out …

Sep 5, 2020: Saw these guys, far from home, in Darwin, the Young Tigers.

Sep 4, 2020: What if, perchance, we weren’t all in this together?

Sep 4, 2020: The reason I’ll stay a wedding celebrant as long as they’ll have me, despite pandemics and BS, is because of the bizarre and beautiful …

Sep 4, 2020: What an ad. Also, as much as I’d like to have that fancy new Microsoft Android thing, I’m firmly we’d to the idea that I don’t want Google’s fingers …

Sep 4, 2020: Best karaoke song to sing if you want to establish that you didn’t start the proverbial fire, but also, that you’re really knowledgeable about …

Sep 4, 2020: Guy on the flight on Wednesday wore his AirPods like this. Is this a thing? 📷

Sep 3, 2020: Just one guest at today’s wedding 🍻 #victoriabitter

Sep 3, 2020: 📷 Sleeping giant

Sep 2, 2020: It’s been 183 days since the first postponement email. The longest 183 days of my life. 154 displaced weddings and elopements. Some couples are onto …

Sep 2, 2020: Five Darwin observations: Where the goal for people in many cultures is to become a doctor or a lawyer, in Darwin it’s to become an air-conditioning …

Sep 2, 2020: 📷 Burd

Sep 1, 2020: Everyone talks about a Darwin sunset. Charlestown delivered.

Sep 1, 2020: 📷 I appreciate clear and concise signage as much as the next guy, but …

Sep 1, 2020: I just read the line in a headline “Oprah’s favourite life coach” and all I want to know is how to remove the taste of vomit from your mouth if you’re …

Sep 1, 2020: 📷 Florence Falls, NT

Sep 1, 2020: Hey can someone just quickly explain literally everything to me. I think I missed something.

Sep 1, 2020: ”The (US) debt isn’t going to be repaid; it’s going to be refunded.” - Warren Buffett

Aug 31, 2020: 📷 In the Northern Territory of Australia termites have been exiled from the urban areas and forced to make their own homes in the bush. Abandoned by …

Aug 31, 2020: I thought I’d take the time to tell you an old story from the first time I ever thought about a wedding, it was actually 25 years ago this …

Aug 31, 2020: August photo micro-blogging challenge day 31 📷 Love

Aug 31, 2020: Humble brag photo post about travelling somewhere

Aug 31, 2020: I don’t think I’ve ever wanted an Android device as much as this one

Aug 30, 2020: So I hire a car from Avis for the night because that’s the easiest and most simple way to get to Brisbane Airport early tomorrow morning, and only $10 …

Aug 30, 2020: August photo micro-blogging challenge day 30 📷 Discovery

Aug 29, 2020: August photo micro-blogging challenge day 29 📷 Flake

Aug 28, 2020: “People pay money to see others believe in themselves” — Kim Gordon, Sonic Youth