Surf the Dream A discourse of links and articles from Justin Avery


  1. Australia Bush Fire Appeal 2020

    It has been more 10 years since I last “lived” in Australia, but for the first time I’m feeling overwhelmingly home sick. This is down to a one reason, the catastrophic bush fires that rage across the entire country. Let’s looks at some context Largest loss of land to wildfires in the world Worse Air […]

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  2. Get your .com

    I had an email from Go Daddy today to tell me that the dot com version of this domain, “Brilliant” I thought, I can get away from the expensive Australian domains and go global. $2,999.99 I’m sure the domain squatters go looking for names of sites that have been around for 5-10 years and […]

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  3. Good idea, great idea

    Often when you’re on the way home from somewhere and you decide to drop in for one more drink it turns out to be a bad idea. Other times, you bump into one of your favourite musicians of all time. Tonight, that one more drink was an excellent idea.

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  4. What could really increase your life expectancy, lifespan and longevity?

    I love visualisations of any sort, but ones that show me how to live longer have to be a favourite. What could add years to your life? Why do women live longer than men? What’s the best method of life extension? Diet and exercise? Or polygamy and pets? Let the latest data decide. — Read […]

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  5. Getting the easy stuff right

    This rang way too true for me. Robin writes about how he struggles to get the little things right and it was like reading my own report card in life. So much effort goes into the major stuff that I do, but the simple stuff I fail to do Answering an email from an inbound […]

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  6. Inktober

    Inktober is upon us again and I’m going to try and stick with it… AGAIN. I think the key to making it through the month is to never, under any circumstances, look at #inktober2019 on instagram and compare your own artwork with the artwork that everyone else is doing. There’s no quicker way to be […]

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  7. Augmented Reality at the Science Museum

    I took a couple of snaps while I was swanning around the science museum last night The great thing about this is that it only requires a phone with an internet connection and you can view it from anywhere in the world.

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  8. Making money on the web with

    As I was saying in my last post about migrating my podcasts with simplecast, I’ve been listening to the ShopTalk Show again. Last week Dave and Chris were talking about different ways to make money on the web and one that I hadn’t heard of before was Coil is a bootstrapped approach to making […]

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  9. Migrating Simplecast

    I started a podcast quite a fee years ago to go along with the weekly web design newsletter. The big push for the podcast came when I was writing a feature piece on Responsive Design for Net Magazine and I had the opportunity to speak with a number of talented folks in the industry. I […]

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  10. Bringing the Science Museum to you through AR

    This week we’re heading to the Science Museum for an event with work to speak with people about our vision for 2025 (thank goodness no one has called it our 2020 vision). The science museum is one of my favourite places to visit, especially with the kids. Our favourite room is the space room that […]

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Surf the Dream is a blog that has been running since the mid 2000's when it started on BlogSpot. Over the years it's been rebranded as (now my resume) and (which now redirects back to this site).

I offer consultation services through Simple Things, produce a range of high quality pocket notebooks(including a Solar System Notebook, Space Notebook, and a Guitar Notebook), write about the Universe and run a responsive web design knowledge hub and a RWD Weekly Newsletter.