Pair of trail running shoes on table

Merrell Trail Glove 4

The Merrell Trail Glove 4 is a lightweight barefoot running shoe. While it is advertised as being a trail shoe, it is suitable for both on and off road and most weather conditions. It is a very comfortable shoe, despite the lack of padding in its barefoot design. While it might not be a shoe for everyone, it is an excellent way of transitioning from a normal padded design into the world of barefoot running.


IFTTT and Automation

IFTTT (or If This, Then That to give it it’s full title) is a platform that allows two previously separate apps or services to be connected. Many useful apps don’t connect to or ‘play nicely’ with others, either because they are restricted by the device (such as Apple’s iOS) or because the developer did not build it into the core function of the app. IFTTT allows these services to be connected using small bits of code called applets, and these applets open up a wealth of new possibilities.

The Weekender – 06/05/18

It’s been a busy week so I haven’t be able to read as much as I would have liked, but on the plus side I’ve been able to listen to a lot more podcasts and music than usual. There is comfort in familiarity so I can often be guilty of listening to the same old thing instead of exploring something new. Luckily new releases from old favourites help to bridge the gap.

Sorting through the podcast backlog

Waving The White flag – A Podcast Amnesty

I’ve been an ardent podcast listener for a number of years now and while I have a few that I subscribe to, I have many more that I will dip in and out of depending on the subject. I’ll often download half a dozen podcasts on a particular person, thing, or subject when it comes across my radar. This means I have a pretty disparate catalogue to get through, because invariably my interest in certain things wane over time and those one-offs get lost in the backlog.

Fuji x100

I bought this camera back in 2012, about a year after it initially came out. I had sold my old Canon DSLR equipment before moving to Australia and I was looking for something small and portable but with very good image quality. There were not many options that fulfilled all these criteria, but luckily for me Fuji had begun to go down the X-camera route.

Phillip Island, Victoria

The Weekender – 08/04/2018

I use a lot of different ways of keeping track of things I like, things I find useful and information I want to keep for a later date. The trouble with most of them is that if the service I use disappears, so would the data. So I wanted to come up with a way of archiving at least some of the interesting content I have read, and I figured that since you’re already here you might find it interesting too. The Weekender is a mixture of articles to read, music and podcasts to listen to, and short films and movies to watch when you have the spare time. And when better to do all that then the weekend.

Day One App Review

Day One Review

Day One is a premium journaling app for iOS, Android and Mac. It allows you to create information-rich journal entries using a variety of built-in and external sources, helping you track your day with minimal input.


Setting A Marathon Goal

When I started running properly a few years ago it was as a reaction to my circumstances. I needed a physical outlet and running became a way for me to deal with my stress and anxiety in a productive way. I didn’t know that it would be the solution it turned out to be; I just felt like I needed to get out of the house and expel the pent up energy and frustration the came from sitting at a desk all day.

Bullet Journal example pages

Why I Chose The Bullet Journal System

Before I discovered bullet journaling I had been writing regularly for some time but without any coherent order. I was arranging my life with a mixture of Google Calendar and my bad memory, circumstances that were bound to fail. After I discovered bullet journaling, absolutely nothing changed. It would nice to say that it was a revolutionary discovery that changed everything, but it didn’t. This was through no fault of the system; I just hadn’t figured out how to make it work for me. The benefits came once I had adapted it to suit my purposes. This is where the real discovery happens.