One way conversation

Today I have decided to disable comments on seriocomic.com. That is, no new comments will be accepted on new or old posts. Older existing comments will remain. I have toyed with this idea for some time, others have previously considered whether or not to do the same. What triggered my recent decision was reading Khoi […]

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seriocomic.com turns 10

At the end of 2002, after a couple of years dabbling on the internet (beginning with Yahoo! GeoCities in 1999), I wanted to retire my old domain name ten-zero.net (for obvious/not-so-obvious reasons) and move to a single-word dot com. I practically went through half the dictionary looking for a relatable word that was available and […]

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My Top 5 Photos of 2012

For the last three years, i’ve published my top 10 photos that I took during the year (see Top-Ten 2009, Top-Ten 2010 and Top-Ten 2011), however with a number of new changes in my personal life, i’ve only managed to publish 47 photos in 2012 so I have had to reduce this year’s list to […]

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My top 10 photos for 2011

In the tradition of the last two years (see Top-Ten 2009, Top-Ten 2010), i’m attempting to round up my top-10 favorite images that were published during the year. This year was dominated by travel photos from Belgium and France, and then New Zealand.

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1001 Days Later

So here I am, a few days after turning 40, and having reached the end of the 101 things in 1001 days project I set for myself back in February 2009. Looking back, I can observe a couple of key drivers about my decision to set myself these goals:

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Online Sea-Change

Here’s the background on this dilemma. Around 2002, 2003 I was really getting into this whole “internet” thingo, I had been on Yahoo GeoCities for a while, migrated my site to Live Journal, then onto MovableType. Around this time, I got frustrated with not having the granular control (that comes with being a control freak) […]

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My top 10 photos for 2010

Following on from last year’s review, I thought I’d end 2010 with a look back at my top-10 favorite images that were published during the year. This year was a less-productive one in terms of the number of photos published (111 to be precise, compared to the 213 in 2008), but interestingly all of the […]

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3/5ths along and 1/4 down (post 1000)

Welcome to the 1000th post (including photos) here on seriocomic! One thing I was certain of when I started my ’1001 things to do in 101 days’ project was that life was bound to throw some distractions, opportunities, pitfalls and other things that life tends to do. So I am just over 600 days down […]

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Project 101: update #2

It’s been 417 days since I started my Project 101, approximately 300 days since my last update here on the Rhetoric blog. Pretty poor really. It’s fair to say that I’m not as far along with completing the task list as I’d like to be, but also I feel that I have achieved a lot […]

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My top 10 photos for 2009

I probably would have liked to get this done a little closer to the beginning of the year, but it wasn’t until I saw this post on Digital Photography School that I thought I better do something, so here we go:

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Project 101: update #1

So it’s been 115 days since I started my Project 101 and I thought it a good idea to write some notes and observations about progress to date (actually my ulterior motive was to write a Rhetoric post because I realised that was meant to write one once a month). My summary of progress so […]

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How not to write blog articles

I don’t know if it’s because I am a full-time professional SEO type, or because I am just a picky person (ha – bite your tongues), but when I see a series of articles looking suspiciously spammy – even though their content seems intended for human readers, red flags are raised in my mind. With […]

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Australia’s great…but

If I was a new visitor/immigrant to New Zealand I would already be connected to some form of broadband by now. I would be paying less for that broadband, I wouldn’t have to wait for two different technicians from the same company to connect a phone line then the broadband. I wouldn’t have to wait […]

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A Pinch and a Punch

…for the 1st of the month. Ah yes, April Fool’s day no less. But this is no April Fool’s joke, no…this is the first opportunity I have had to sit down and follow-up on the last rhetoric post.

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Mid-Life Crisis or Revival?

In November last year I turned 36…yes I am that old. This arbitrary threshold-crossing gave me cause to reflect on where I was in my life, and it wasn’t exactly the greatest scorecard – still single, renting, in a job that was going downhill, stuck out in the wops with only the cat and dog […]

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2008 Presidential Website Race

You know when you have nothing better to do (or want to avoid the things you need to do) when you spend all your time watching the coverage (including the “Fair and Balanced” Fox News) of the U.S. Presidential race, especially when you don’t even live in the country! Being in the field that I […]

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Rhetoric Update

Well, it would be fair to say that the re-introduction of the Rhetoric Blog into this site has been less than smooth. If you have been looking at the site over the last week, you will have noticed that the focus has gone back to the photoblog, at least for the main page. This is […]

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Rhetoric Reborn

Happy New Year! And with it, the return (after more than 2 years) of the seriocomic rhetoric – where I get to try and form some semi-coherent sense out of what is tumbling though my brain and lay it out for the world to laugh at… More and more this last year I have felt […]

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