Rydges Capital Hill Canberra – Buffet Breakfast and the Hotel

August 2, 2014Matt No Comments »

I thought I’d share some more of our experience at Rydges Capital Hill Canberra last weekend. This follows on from my post last weekend about the room we were in.

Our accommodation included breakfast at the Rydges buffet each morning, and I have to say, it was one of the best breakfast buffets I’ve been to, both in terms of food and in terms of how well presented it was! There were so many choices, and it was all delicious. I would recommend going before 8 though because the second morning we went later and certain things didn’t get replaced when they ran out (eg muffins – which were amazing). Continue Reading

Jamaican Chocolate Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Shop

July 31, 2014Matt No Comments »
Jamaican Chocolate Baked Cheesecake

Jamaican Chocolate Baked Cheesecake

It’s cheesecake day, so I thought I’d share this one from last weekend (we couldn’t do another one again so soon!). We decided to buy a cheesecake for my sister’s going away party and got the Jamaican Chocolate baked cheesecake from The Cheesecake Shop and I have to say, it doesn’t necessarily look like a whole lot but it is an amazing cheesecake! Continue Reading

Eyes For India

July 28, 2014Matt No Comments »

Eyes for India is a humanitarian project run by It Is Written Oceania that provides sight to the blind India. Over the last 6 months I have been working with the project and it has been so moving to see the outcomes. There are 15 million blind people in India, and many of them can have their sight restored through cataract surgery. Check out the video below to see how the project works and the impact it is having on the blind in India. Continue Reading

Rydges Capital Hill Canberra Executive King Spa Suite

July 26, 2014Matt 1 Comment »

This weekend my sister leaves from Canberra to make her way to Japan for work. We haven’t had a holiday since January, so we decided to take the opportunity to go away for a couple of days after work on Friday and enjoy ourselves. After looking around it was evident that everything in Canberra is fairly expensive, but ironically is cheaper on weekends than weekdays. I guess there are less politicians and business people coming through on weekends. A little bit of hunting around though and we found a great deal on Rydges “Weekends and Offers” page to stay at the Rydges Capital Hill Canberra for two nights in an Executive King Spa Suite. Continue Reading

Esaote O-Scan – Affordable Extremity MRI

July 23, 2014Matt No Comments »
Esaote O-Scan Extremity MRI in Use

Esaote O-Scan Extremity MRI in Use

I have just launched a new single page enquiry website for a client – Esaote MRI Australia.

MRI Pty Ltd is the distributor for Esaote O-Scan magnetic resonance imaging machines here in Australia.

From what I understand these machines are quite affordable when compared to stereotypical MRI machines and they are quite a bit smaller. The idea behind these MRI units is to be both affordable but also comfortable for patients who need extremity MRI’s. The patients don’t need to be entirely inside the unit, only the extremity being scanned, such as their arm or leg. This means it’s non-claustrophobic. I expect it is also a lot less daunting to simply place your arm in the machine than your entire body. Continue Reading

Passing through Narooma, Wagonga Inlet and Bar Rock

July 20, 2014Matt No Comments »
Wagonga Inlet, Narooma

Wagonga Inlet, Narooma

Recently Tammy and I made our way down the South Coast of NSW and were blessed with some beautiful days and stunning scenery.

Narooma is a quiet little town situated on the southern side of Forsters Bay and the Wagonga Inlet roughly half way between Bega and Batemans Bay. North Narooma is on the northern side of the Bay and Inlet. The Princes Highway runs through the town, so if you take that route you will pass through it. The bay and inlet are a beautiful blue as you can see in the photo to the right and looks so inviting. Continue Reading

Gold Coast Health & Safety Representative Training / Course

July 17, 2014Matt No Comments »

A client of mine (through TerraMedia), Gold Coast Institute of Technology, has just recently launched a new WHS course catering to the 2011 Work Health and Safety Act regarding health and safety representatives (HSR’s).

According to the QLD Government website, the HSR is elected by staff and their main role is to liaise with staff to identify health and safety issues then pass that information on to management.

The HSR course is available with flexible times including a 5 day intensive that funding may be available for depending on your circumstances.

For those interested, you can access the new course info by going here. They will also be able to help you to work out if funding is available.


The Human Condition Series – It Is Written Oceania

July 12, 2014Matt No Comments »

Over the last three weeks It Is Written Oceania has released another three part series titled “The Human Condition”. Are we alone in the universe? Are we really bad? Is there such a thing as a utopia on earth? Check out the eps below:

Part 1 – Fish and Chimps


Life can be hard, very hard. What’s even worse is that we are told by people who claim to be in the know, that we are alone in a cold and hostile universe, and that no one out there cares for us. In this, the first of a series called “The Human Condition,” Gary Kent takes issue with that view. Instead he points us to the ways in which God’s intimate interaction with humanity helps reveal His love for us. Continue Reading

Origin Series – It Is Written Oceania

April 8, 2014Matt 1 Comment »

It Is Written Oceania has just released a three-part series on the topic of Origins. Who are we? Why are we here? Where are we going? Are we made in His image? What does the Bible Say? It’s an interesting series and quite exciting for me as I got to help out with reviewing and editing the scripts (which were written by Clifford Goldstein) before they went to filming! Check them out below and please feel free to share with anyone you think might be interested: Continue Reading

Crypto-Currency, Coins and Mining

February 12, 2014Matt No Comments »
The bitcoin logo

The bitcoin logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A couple of days ago I started reading about BitCoin. I don’t really know what, I think it may have been after coming across yet another news article on it.

Nevertheless, it lead me into an interesting world of HashCash, cryptography, prime numbers, mining, ASIC‘s and more artificial currencies than I imagined.

Having done virtually no reading on BitCoin before and having almost nothing to do with it (though I have a vague suspicion I may have setup a wallet years ago that is now long gone), I was surprised at just how much people are spending on it and how much of an industry has sprung up around mining it. Continue Reading

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