Controversial opinions on knowledge, from Paul Arden

The chapter It's Wrong to be Right from Paul Arden's book It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be: Being right is based upon knowledge and experience and is often provable. Knowledge comes from the past, so it's safe. It is also … [Read more...]

Should your business be on Facebook?

An article I wrote for our company blog at LeftClick: When we talk to our customers about social media we always try to steer the discussion towards their business strategy and how a social media strategy may (or may not) support their ultimate … [Read more...]

My Lensbaby Composer system

Collecting Lensbaby optics and filters is an addictive hobby; I'm currently on three optics plus the macro filter kit for my Composer lens and hopefully I can leave it that way but they keep releasing new products and their existing product range is … [Read more...]

Christchurch Share an Idea workshop experience

Share an Idea workshop poster

This blog post was written in two parts although published at the same time. The first part was written the day before I attended a Christchurch City Council Share an Idea workshop and then my thoughts after the workshop. This has been done in order … [Read more...]

Design thinking as an ongoing fitness program

I like this quote from Heather M.A. Fraser who appears in Thomas Lockwood's collection of essays Design Thinking: A company that views design thinking not as a one-shot vaccination but rather as an ongoing fitness program for its organisation will … [Read more...]

West Coast of New Zealand

Last weekend was a long weekend and we spent four days over on the west coast - although most of the first and last day were spent driving. It's a fair distance and as photographers we pull off the road a fair bit - it is New Zealand after all! We … [Read more...]

First interactive panorama

Click and hold, and drag your mouse cursor around the image to explore the panorama. My first attempt at building a full 360-degree panorama, assembled from 15 photos stitched in PTGui and then converted to an interactive Flash widget using … [Read more...]