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Des Paroz: On The Go

The desparoz On The Go blog was first setup around 2002. It is a place for me to write about my personal views[1] on a range of topics—personal productivity, photography, technology and whatever else catches my mind.

There are two parts to the Des Paroz On The Go blog:

  • Des Paroz On The Go: Topical posts on personal productivity, photography and presentation workflows
  • Around the Web link posts that link to another site or blog post, with a short comment from me. The original posts are worth a look.

Des Paroz On The Go is a self-hosted WordPress site. The Around the Web link blog uses Pinboard.

Posts are generally written using Markdown format in the excellent Byword for Mac and Byword for iOS apps (aff)[2]. Brett Terpstra’s Marked 2 is also an important part of my writing workflow.

Photo Gear Info

I get some questions regarding my photographic gear. Here’s what I am currently using:

  • Panasonic Lumix GX7 micro 4/3 camera
  • Panasonic 20mm 1.7 lens
  • iPhone 4S

I’m progressively moving to the smaller, lighter and more flexible micro 4/3s format. I’m quite excited about the flexibility offered by this format. As I progressively move into this format I am still using the Nikon D200 system below, particularly for my underwater images.

  • Nikon D200 camera
  • 12–24mm, 10.5mm fisheye, 35mm, 18–200mm and 60mm macro lenses from Nikkor
  • Aquatica AD200 housing
  • Inon Z220 & Z240 strobes
  • Ultralight arms

For post processing, I use Apple Aperture 3.5 (aff) and Pixelmator (aff). I use the excellent MarineLife Keywords product to help with my keywording workflow in Aperture.

About Des Paroz

I am a marketer, trainer, writer and photographer based in Sydney, Australia. I have strong interests in writing, personal productivity, photography, presenting, technology and scuba diving.

Before starting my own business, I spent 10 years with Acer Computer Australia, the last 8 of which I served as eBusiness Director for Australia/NZ, also overseeing Acer’s eLearning and Financing business operations.

As a PADI Course Director I teach PADI Instructor Development Courses and first aid/CPR instructor courses on a regular basis throughout Australia. I also teach Shorinjiryu Koshinkai Karatedo in Sydney, Australia.

I also serve as a reserve Public Affairs Officer in the Royal Australian Navy[3].

You can also find me on the web in the following places:


  1. Any and all views expressed on DesParoz.com are my own (unless otherwise clearly stated and obviously excepting any comments made by others), and do not reflect the views, policies or opinions of any organisation or company that I may work with or for.  ↩

  2. Affiliate links are noted with the term “(aff)”. Thanks for clicking.  ↩

  3. Any and all views expressed on DesParoz.com are my own (unless otherwise clearly stated and obviously excepting any comments made by others).  ↩