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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 and photography 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. The latest five links are in the sidebar of the main blog, and these posts are also posted to App.net and Twitter.

Posts are generally written using John Gruber’s 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:

  • 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
  • iPhone 4S

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 a strong interest in personal productivity, photography, technology and scuba diving.

I have a background in marketing, e-business and customer service, and have a personal passion for productivity and the technology that can support that

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.

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.  ↩