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11
Sep

Today is the 40th anniversary of the military coup that brought General Augusto Pinochet to power and brought down the government of President Salvador Allende. To mark the anniversary of this controversial event, Chilean newspaper La Tercera has put together this brilliant animated timeline, with chilling details from the day…

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7
Sep

For many years now, I’ve been part of the chorus of guitarists pleading with Fender to re-release more of their older models, especially the much coveted Starcaster. I had all but lost hope of ever seeing this and other models, like the Coronado, back in production. So, it was with…

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16
Aug

Yesterday morning at dawn I flew into Tokyo’s Narita airport to begin a new adventure in Japan. Right now I’m knee deep in unpacking my kitchen. Although we have less cooking space here in Tokyo, the storage design is so smart I’m confident everything will fit & cooking will be…

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12
Aug

Are Networking Events A Waste Of Time? This question was the subject of an email I received a short while ago and a subject that seems to come up regularly in conversation. There are certainly evangelists out there for the idea that you’ll get nowhere in life without devoting a…

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11
Aug

We all know the mantra, you need to specialise, to pick a genre, or style and stick to it. You’ll confuse people, never get discovered & make yourself impossible to market if you don’t stick to one thing. I just don’t buy it. Instead of specialisation, why not focus on…

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9
Aug

I’m coming to the end of a wonderfully restorative break in Adelaide and this time next week I’ll be knee deep in boxes trying to unpack my belongings in Tokyo and build a new home. The weather here in Adelaide has been cool; cloudier and wetter than I’ve experienced in…

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2
Aug

This month’s Wallpaper images (yes, I’ve been a slack on these this year) comes from Adelaide. This time, I’m trying a little something different (because of requests). The image above is a full sized photo for desktops and the image below, is an iPhone image, processed in camera, which you…

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22
Jul

In the week and a half since leaving Singapore I’ve been enjoying a quiet break in Adelaide. This city grows on me more and more with each visit. The disarmingly gentle friendliness of the people, surprisingly profound lack of noise pollution, easy pace of traffic and rewardingly affordable yet consistently…

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12
Jul

Yesterday my Singapore adventure came to an end, just six days shy of two years. After a quick trip to the dentist in the morning for a checkup, it was off to our old home for one last clean up, walk around the neighbourhood and a saying a few final…

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8
Jul

Right now, I’m two-thirds of the way through seeing my home packed up in boxes, ready to be moved to Tokyo. Tonight is the last time we sleep in this home and in a few days we’ll be boarding a plane and leaving Singapore for good. Having moved, in the…

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