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Getting started with Notion

I’ve started using Notion for all kinds of things in my personal and work life. This includes Draft blog post ideas and publishing schedule Collect and tag links for RWD Weekly Maintain my life to-do list Keep my resume up-to-date and linked against job applications Plan presentations, containing all reference material Writing technical specifications for […]

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Is JetPack for WordPress worth it?

While I was waiting for my coffee the other morning I received an email from WordPress containing my monthly bill for JetPack. The JetPack instance was for this site and was a very modest $3.50, about the same price as the flat white coffee I was waiting for at Ole Steen. So, is it worth […]

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Best thing about Google Chrome

Offline mode is the best thing about Google Chrome. For everything else I use Firefox. If you’re not using Firefox I highly recommend it. It will go a long way to protecting your privacy online and stopping all the snooping that is done online. That combined with it being faster (for me at least) means […]

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Darwin Day

Happy Darwin Day! Today we celebrate the anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, possibly the world’s most famous biologist. I’m on the side of evolution rather than the creationist side of the coin, although truth be told you can have a bit of both if you really wanted to. Take a look at what Sir David […]

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Automatic srcset in WordPress

One of the best things that WordPress did for the web was to roll out an automatic responsive images solution along with their out of the box installation and implementation of WordPress. Below is an image which contains a lot of text, which from an accessibility point of view is terrible, but sometimes we need […]

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AMP Stories

This week I’ve turned to the darkside a little and I’ve been looking at the potential of using AMP Stories. I know right. While I have my own opinions about the direction that Google is trying to take the web with AMP I can not ignore the commercial benefits that it can provide clients by […]

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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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Get your .com

I had an email from Go Daddy today to tell me that the dot com version of this domain, surfthedream.com.au “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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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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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 […]