Milford Sound Flax [Pic]

Flax in flower, Milford Sound, NZ

I love the colour and form of flax in flower. This snapshot of Phormium tenax was taken on a rainy afternoon in Milford Sound. According to Wikipedia, Milford Sound has a mean annual rainfall of 6,813 mm (268 in) and rains on average 182 days a year. It’s known as the wettest inhabited place in New Zealand and one of the wettest in the world – rainfall can reach 250 mm (10 inches) during a span of 24 hours. Stunning scenery. Take a coat.

White Hill [pic]

White Hill Wind Farm, Southland, NZ

Typical rural NZ featuring rolled hay bails, tractors, and the White Hill wind farm just visible in the background. Taken from Mossburn in Southland. Nothing too spectacular about this shot, but pleasant enough kind of feel to it. Conditions at the time were pretty dull so I’ve experimented with a slightly retro analogue feel to this version.

Nelson Barbershop Concert [pics]

Men's barbershop

This is going back a bit now (2007) but some fun pics taken with my old Olympus C-770 Ultra Zoom. These photos taken by Rob Edwards of LifeformLabs are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License and may reproduced for non-commercial purposes as long as attribution is given.

Cape Gooseberries [pic]

A cluster of Cape Gooseberries

Cape Gooseberries – amazing fruit These photos taken by Rob Edwards of LifeformLabs are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License and may reproduced for non-commercial purposes as long as attribution is given.

We Require Your Facebook Password [Comic]

comic about facebook passwords

via All Things D For background: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/facebook-passwords-employers-schools-demand-access-facebook-senators/story?id=16005565 Reaction from Facebook: http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/6634162/Facebook-warns-employers-on-passwords

Too Much SEO?

Google’s Matt Cutts last week announced that changes to its algorithm will penalise “over-optimized” or “overly SEO’ed” sites: “What about the people optimizing really hard and doing a lot of SEO. We don’t normally pre-announce changes but there is something we are working in the last few months and hope to release it in the… Continue Reading →

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