“You can be anything you want to be.” That was the sugar-coated, media-thrown grenade lobbed my way from my snot-nosed childhood through my university years. It didn’t take long to realise how wrong that inspirational phrase really was.
In recent weeks Apple has gained some poor media attention thanks to a major flaw in the iPhone’s operating system. This vulnerability meant that someone could access data from your phone if you were on an open network, like a free wifi network at your favourite coffee shop. The good news is that Apple has made a security update for their iOS and OSX operating … Continue reading Computers, phones and security
During this past summer I had a great work opportunity, especially for a photographer looking to develop his skills. Part of my job included doing product photography multiple times a week. I had a light box, a couple of lens, some lighting options and a plethora of gorgeous handmade craft. Essentially, my job was to make beautiful things look beautiful. Not the most challenging task … Continue reading Photographing Grit
It is becoming increasingly clear that we are at a tipping point with our education systems and job market. Our education systems are producing more grads but our professions are not hiring them. Instead, graduates are left desperately searching any form of work. This can result in getting a part-time job at a coffee shop or restaurant and struggling to make ends meet. This desperate … Continue reading One piece of the job(less) puzzle
I see the best minds of my generation being destroyed By plastic backlit rectangles while peering at displays, Flicking frenetically from topic to topic. All of this brought on by the Helvetican f and co. In universities across the world, desks rumble Amid a flurry of crystalized colours Spewing from half eaten fruit. Is this the future: a 140 character generation Leading the charge of … Continue reading Dear Ginsberg
Friday evening. A faint breeze buffets against the trees. Red and yellow memories fall to the cement. They will become brown and curled. Some teenager walking by will not hear the crunching cry of death through the bleating bass of inconsequence. These once green leaves are now a memory. I watch from my parapet, the dance of falling leaves. As the cold comes on the … Continue reading October Forecast
Be Clear and Concise. Great writers everywhere will tell you that the key to great writing is to be clear and concise. All writers can benefit from this. If you don’t keep your writing clear and concise, this will happen: Darn, I wanted warm frozen yoghurt Continue reading Best Writing Advice