I met my wife when I headed to Orange to shoot my friends’ wedding in August 2009. For nearly a year and a half I headed out to the central west two weekends in three (or thereabouts) and as a result had the opportunity to sample some fantastic food and wine in the region. I love the place – and have a small archive of photos of the area too.
With a mate’s family property in Ilford, I’ve also spent a bit of time in Mudgee drinking wine and beer plus tasting the food of the area.
Often I’ve been asked about where people should go and why. My recommendation remains Orange (and surrounds) over Mudgee. I feel that you can do Mudgee in one weekend, but need a few more in Orange to really appreciate the area. Anyway, here’s my recommendation for places to eat and drink and be merry.
So, at the moment, I’m Tumblring more than WordPressing. If you’re interested (or bored) find me there until I review the way I work online.
I’m currently attempting to shift large files around on a Windows XP machine (the joys of enterprise) and have run into a major annoyance that reduces productivity dramatically.
When you have files in your clipboard, and have pasted them, and then you are awaiting the files to be created in the destination, you cannot copy any other items or the paste function will cease.
If you happen to be transferring close to a gigabyte, well, you should go and find something else to do for a while.
Four companies whose products I use a lot: Adobe; Apple; Canon; and Microsoft.
A simple comparison of prices of products I use. The issue – what is the “Buy in Australia” impost (“tax” if you will) that companies are adding to products here that is driving purchasing by consumers to the grey import option?
“It is the human friction that makes the sparks” – Chris Dixon.
Universities, generally, silo groups away from one another – reducing precisely these types of sparks.
I remember attending an interactive art exhibition at the University of Technology, Sydney as a guest of IBM Australia, and found myself scratching my head. Why was it that all these artistic folk with great ideas (from talking to them) were getting bogged down learning how to programme instead of teaming up with the university’s computer science & engineering groups. The silo that was created by sticking only with like people ended up implementing ideas in the space which were stale, low quality and not-innovative at all. The most amazing exhibit was one that had already been commercialised for public spaces – with the combined talent of artists’ vision and engineers’ implementation.
While it is understandable that we stick like with like – it’s not always the best approach.