Category: Personal Ramblings

  • 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
  • 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
  • SME.Africa podcast

    Last week I sat down with a good friend doing fantastic work in the SME space in South Africa, Marnus Broodryk. Marnus convinced me to join him on his SME.Africa podcast. 4 years since our acquisition I enjoyed reminiscing over our journey and the learnings, however distant and fuzzy some parts feel. We also spoke […]

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  • InstaFamous

    Last week we got featured on Apple’s official @instagram account! “We” actually referring to my son – I just snapped the photo. He choreographed it. It’s kind of mind bending to quantify a feature like this. The world’s largest company featuring a photo I took. On a social account they only post one photo a […]

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  • Cape Cycle Tour 2019

    A howling south easter made this year’s 109km cycle tour a rather challenging one. It was however a much more enjoyable one having done a little more training than for previous attempts. Less focus on cramping muscles, and more on the beautiful peninsula views. A road bike, and cleats were also game changing additions…

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  • Supercars in the Dolomites

    What a month August was. Driving Audi R8 spyders around the South Tyrol region. An Audi experience tour that included German autobahn, the Italian Dolomites and some of the most beautiful Austrian Alps mountain passes. A trip I shall never forget, and roads I hope to return to… in a more family friendly wagon.

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    Supercars in the Dolomites
  • 10 year “overnight” success

    On July 9th 2008 we launched @WooThemes. With the benefit of youthful business naivety, the serendipity of meeting co-founders online, the scale of open source and through the power of sequence & hard graft we found our 10 year “overnight” success! Happy Birthday @WooCommerce 💌 via Twitter

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  • My little documentarian

    I 😍 that he shares my passion for photography. I 😨 that he is holding my @leica_camera. I 🤯 that this is an auto-edit film, created by the @djiglobal app! Taken by my talented six year old ↓

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  • The best way to predict your future is to create it

    With Gutenberg being touted as the future of WordPress it’s time to give it a thorough test drive on my personal blog. For years I’ve used this space as a test bed for personal theme developments and woonderful plugin explorations. A test bed that’s laid dormant for a while… First up is installing a new […]

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