WordPress is now all I need

While previously ‘settling’ for WordPress, I’d often find myself in the search for a ‘proper CMS’. No more. Particularly since discovering the Genesis framework.  Now I have a uniform framework for any premium Genesis child theme and I can build site I can rely on without any relearning.

As for WordPress: seamlessly embed YouTube vids, Tweets, Tumblr, Kickstarting campaigns and more simply pasting a link.

Checkout the latest list of features: WordPress › WordPress 4.2 “Powell”

Fujifilm x100s JJC Lens Hood review

After finally splashing out and buying the Fujifilm x100s, which I absolutely adore, I was conscious not to get carried away with accessories. As it turns out, I’ve pretty well just stuck with the same kit David Hobby users. It’s minimal and practical.

From ebay I bought the JJC LH-JX100B Lens Hood which comes with the LA49X100 Adapter Ring.

I paid $AUD23.99 including shipping from China.

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Making the most of your daily commute

For the past few years circumstance has brought with it the need for me to spend a lot of time driving. I live near sunny Byron Bay, NSW but my job, which I enjoy, is based in Technology Park, Brisbane. It’s a two hour drive so I stay in Brisbane from Tuesday til Thursday and work from home Monday and Friday.

It’s not ideal but it is what it is.

Luckily I’ve discovered Tim Ferriss’ podcast series.

If your looking for some brain food or a fresh perspective, I thoroughly recommend listening in.

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
– John Wooden

A Stunning App You’ll Likely Never Use

Vesper App
The App I still haven’t used

John Gruber, like myself obviously appreciates simplicity. The kind of simplicity that takes a long time to achieve.

I’m one of those suckers who’ll buy an App just because it’s pretty. I know for a fact that for some that sounds ridiculous. For me, to experience the refined elegance of an App such as Vesper is like a lap around the block in a luxury motor vehicle.

I’ve had it on my phone for months and still yet to find a place between the default Notes App and Evernote. I get John’s point of ‘reduced friction’ but, I just haven’t used it, probably never will again, but I still love it.

The Busy Trap


If you live in the 21st century you’ve probably had to listen to a lot of people tell you how busy they are. It’s become the default response when you ask anyone how they’re doing: “Busy!” “So busy.” “Crazy busy.” It is, pretty obviously, a boast disguised as a complaint. And the stock response is a kind of congratulation: “That’s a good problem to have,” or “Better than the opposite.”

Tim Kreider, New York Times