Behind Table Mountain

October 13, 2014


Table Mountain: View from the back


Behind the mountain

Away from the panic and

Strife of city life




Online Jigsaw Puzzles

My portfolio of Flickr photos has been licensed under Creative Commons Attirbution Only since 2007. This means that anybody can use my pics as long as they give me a credit link in return. Many companies have done this over the years, including such well-known companies as FastCompany, Smashing Magazine, South African Tourism & Cape Town Tourism. There may be many bigger companies I dont even know about as for many years the only notifications I got were from Google Alerts. About a year ago I subscribed to a free service – – and they’ve proved to be “Google Alerts on steroids”.

Since then I regularly get alerts of people using my photos and the other day I got a notification that the massively popular (and recommended) blog LifeHacker used one of my pics. This got me to thinking…  Photography equipment is super expensive and I really dont want to start changing my photo licensing. With the takeoff of Kickstarter, Indiegogo etc I thought to myself – let me start a  “micro-sponsorship” program, which I duly did.

As luck would have it, within a week I got a mention notification that had used some of my pics. So I went to their site and dropped them a comment asking them to consider a small donation…

…HEY PRESTO: Paypal confirmed their donation today :)  Thanks Guys! Gonna put it toward a 72mm Variable ND Filter for my Canon.







The Road Ahead

15 July 2014

  An accurate visualisation of what happens to the internet if corporate greed gets its way. Don’t let it happen. #NetNeutrality Tweet

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Hey Google X – Solved for Bitcoin

3 June 2014

Above is the logo for Google’s innovation wing – Google X. The logo – known as “Solve for x” –  is essentally a challenge to the world by Sergey Brin and co. Below is a solution I came up with: “x = B” Now, if only Sergey and co. walked the walk… Bitcoin represents a […]

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Tao te Ching Snippets

11 April 2014

Of all the great spiritual literature, my personal favorite is the 2500 year old Tao te Ching or Book of The Way.  It is a short treatise, and unlike some other religious tomes like the Bible, can be read in one sitting (set a an hour or 2 aside one afternoon). I discovered the Tao […]

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Bitcoin Domain Sale

6 March 2014

I always knew I was going to start some kind of Bitcoin venture, so over the months I’ve registered loads of Bitcoin Domains. I obviously can’t use them all myself, so now that I’ve narrowed down what I’m going to do, I have the following Bitcoin .com domains for sale: BTCBRO.COM     $50 ACCEPTINGBTC.COM […]

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26 February 2014

If light is the most important thing in photography, then certainly the Histogram must be one of the photographers most important tools in post processing. Histograms can reveal a lot about about a pic. Here are the most common traditional uses: Identify which areas of the pic are overexposed and ‘blown out” Identify which areas […]

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Dark Lord of the Web

11 February 2014

  Found this guy in the bottom of my garden recently… Tweet

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