Category Archives: General

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Friction and mindful blogging

In a thought-provoking post called Friction and silo dead-ends Manton Reece discusses the importance of friction in reducing fake news: I believe in a middle-ground solution. Make it easier to post to your blog. and But don’t make thoughtless re-sharing completely frictionless. That’s what leads to fake news spreading, why hateful tweets are exposed in…
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Link: Introducing ProtonMail Bridge

Introducing ProtonMail Bridge, email encryption for Outlook, Thunderbird, and Apple Mail - ProtonMail Blog: ProtonMail Bridge is an application that allows you to use your ProtonMail encrypted email account with your favorite desktop email client such as Thunderbird, Apple Mail, or Outlook, while simultaneously retaining the zero-access encryption and end-to-end encryption that ProtonMail provides.
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A Darwin Storm

A Darwin Storm So we've been living in Darwin for about six months now, and are coming to the end of our first wet season. It has, apparently, been one of the least wet wet seasons on record, but there have still been some pretty interesting storms come through. Here's a timelapse video of a…
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New trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens

From the first teaser I have been excited about Star Wars - The Force Awakens. Today Belinda discovered that a new trailer with previously unseen footage has been released. Only trouble is that it is a Japanese trailer, and takes a couple of extra steps to find. So, here it is.
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A Return to Australia

A return to Australia My posting has been a little light on here over the past few months, but I have a good excuse — I’ve been deployed as part of my Navy duties for five months on a journey that has taken us to some ten nations on three continents (not including Australia). I…
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What is Ello

What is Ello? Ello founder Paul Budnitz provides a beautiful description of what Ello is – why it is not Facebook. Or any other social network. It is simply Ello. I like Ello for its simplicity and the fact that it is genuinely focused on providing a creative outlet. The lack of ‘Likes’ and ‘+1s’…
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Don’t fear the Reaper cover created on iPad

An awesome cover of Blue Oyster Cult’s Don’t Fear the Reaper by Samurai Guitarist. All the sounds in the performance were made on the artist’s iPad, again showing that the iPad is a superb device for creating as well as consuming content.
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Patrick Rhone’s Thoughts On Radio3.

http://patrickrhone.com/2014/11/06/thoughts-on-radio3/
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The Middle Ground

Over the past few months I have started drafting a number of posts that I have yet to complete. I setup the Around the Web link blog on Pinboard as a place to track links of interest, with the idea being that I could have short comments. These, in theory, get rolled up into regular…
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Shark Attacks Statistics and Policy

A great article today on The Conversation about shark bite statistics and policy. A cursory glance at statistics can lead to fear and a perception that shark attacks are on the rise. This can lead to bad policy, such as the shark cull in Western Australia, with the acting Premier Kim Hames vocalising the policy…
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FX: Coffee Shop Horror Scene

By way of The Loop comes a fantastic horror scene set up at a coffee shop. Great FX, well executed.
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Des Paroz on the go returns to WordPress

Six months ago I moved DesParoz.com over to SquareSpace, specifically SquareSpace 6. Today I am moving it back to a self-hosted Wordpress installation. I really like SquareSpace, and continue to run 3 important sites [1] on SquareSpace, and continually heartily recommend SquareSpace as a great option for businesses and organisations who need a fully featured…
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