Author: Mark Forrester

  • Blood moon

    Blood moon total lunar eclipse. Monday 16th May between 05h29 am and 06h53 am, visible across all South Africa. “Don’t tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” Paul Brandt

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    Blood moon
  • Stepping back in time

    For my 40th rotation around the sun my wife gifted me a beautiful, iconic piece of German engineering from yesteryear – the Leica M6 rangefinder. It is the start of a new personal adventure in film photography, with many digital years having passed since my early point-and-shoots. And a slight obsession with Leica having formed […]

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    Stepping back in time
  • Progress

    Thankful this meat suit has bounced back so strong and for the wonders of modern medicine. Super powers loading…

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    Progress
  • That indiscriminate virus

    Perhaps it’s a cathartic self-indulgence, but amongst this highlights reel I feel a niggling personal obligation to share the story of my run-in with Covid-19.  What started with a mild head cold evolved into headaches, high fevers and decreasing oximeter readings. Home isolation is a mental beast where you realise you are your own under-qualified […]

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    That indiscriminate virus
  • Tech That Enables Dreams

    I love telling the story of Yebo Fresh to people. Which is why it’s even more special to see big brands also now telling the story. A company born out of a garage, with a desire to impact and serve the underserved. Fuelled by the pandemic I can’t wait to see how the Yebo Fresh […]

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    Tech That Enables Dreams
  • Why did blogs die off?

    I read this essay a couple weeks ago and it really resonated with my relationship with blogging. It’s also a beautifully constructed, engaging page design worth checking out. “The web today is built for apps—and I think we need to take it back.“ Robin Rendle Robin Rendle succinctly describes the death of blogs, the rise […]

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    Why did blogs die off?
  • Productivity hacks

    Two new apps that have helped my desktop productivity this month: – @CleanShot_app – the best screen capturing tool out there! – @soulver – notepad meet calculator. A smart way to explore scenarios + experiments with numbers. Originally posted on Twitter

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    Productivity hacks
  • Outplayed

    These critters are evolving MUCH faster than us during this pandemic. FACT. He got TV + Minecraft banned today (bad behaviour). So… he calls a school friend on @MicrosoftTeams and gets him to record his TV. Which is playing @Minecraft videos on @YouTube. 👏🏻

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    Outplayed
  • 5 years later…

    5 years ago today, at around this very time, we sat eating Reuben sandwiches for breakfast in a fancy restaurant in Nolita, New York. Hashing out a new commercial agreement with fancy execs of one of the world’s largest online payment systems. A few hours later, a neighbourhood across, we were in Matt’s apartment with […]

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    5 years later…
  • CCTV Lockdown

    Today calls for a tiny celebration. It marks the official end of South Africa’s hard lockdown… We’ve now entered into a “Stage 4” lockdown, which is much the same, except we are now awarded morning exercise hours… I helped Sentian put together a little light-hearted video showcasing some CCTV family keepsakes of the past 5 […]

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    CCTV Lockdown