★ iPhone advice for you

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Here's 2 really great iPhone articles that I think are worth reading, or at least saving to del.icio.us or StumbleUpon for later perusal.

How to Despam Your iPhone Email by Mashable's Bob Walsh

Finding 300 spam messages on your new Apple iPhone 3G on your first day with your new love is not a pleasant experience.

How to Save Thousands of Dollars on Your iPhone Bill by Lifehack's Joel Falconer

Apple has manufactured the telecom’s dream: a phone that will rack up a massive bill all too easily.

Check out both those articles if you're suffering from some iPhone issues at the moment, I know I'm wondering what my first bill will look like which is actually due to arrive while I'm away on my honeymoon.

iphone-art.jpg

Here’s 2 really great iPhone articles that I think are worth reading, or at least saving to del.icio.us or StumbleUpon for later perusal.

How to Despam Your iPhone Email by Mashable‘s Bob Walsh

Finding 300 spam messages on your new Apple iPhone 3G on your first day with your new love is not a pleasant experience.

How to Save Thousands of Dollars on Your iPhone Bill by Lifehack‘s Joel Falconer

Apple has manufactured the telecom’s dream: a phone that will rack up a massive bill all too easily.

Check out both those articles if you’re suffering from some iPhone issues at the moment, I know I’m wondering what my first bill will look like which is actually due to arrive while I’m away on my honeymoon.

★ iPhone advice for you

iphone-art.jpg

Here's 2 really great iPhone articles that I think are worth reading, or at least saving to del.icio.us or StumbleUpon for later perusal.

How to Despam Your iPhone Email by Mashable's Bob Walsh

Finding 300 spam messages on your new Apple iPhone 3G on your first day with your new love is not a pleasant experience.

How to Save Thousands of Dollars on Your iPhone Bill by Lifehack's Joel Falconer

Apple has manufactured the telecom’s dream: a phone that will rack up a massive bill all too easily.

Check out both those articles if you're suffering from some iPhone issues at the moment, I know I'm wondering what my first bill will look like which is actually due to arrive while I'm away on my honeymoon.

iphone-art.jpg

Here’s 2 really great iPhone articles that I think are worth reading, or at least saving to del.icio.us or StumbleUpon for later perusal.

How to Despam Your iPhone Email by Mashable‘s Bob Walsh

Finding 300 spam messages on your new Apple iPhone 3G on your first day with your new love is not a pleasant experience.

How to Save Thousands of Dollars on Your iPhone Bill by Lifehack‘s Joel Falconer

Apple has manufactured the telecom’s dream: a phone that will rack up a massive bill all too easily.

Check out both those articles if you’re suffering from some iPhone issues at the moment, I know I’m wondering what my first bill will look like which is actually due to arrive while I’m away on my honeymoon.

★ Maternity Photography

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A couple of months ago I did a portrait session with some friends who were expecting their first child. While I've photographed many different things in my time, this was the first maternity portrait shoot that I'd done.

After doing a bit of research around the web I had a few ideas that I thought would work well for what they were after, as well as having a few backup ideas of my own that I thought might be kind of cool.

We shot these images over 2 weekends prior to their son being born, and this weekend we're going to be doing a followup shoot. Hopefully we get some more great photos.

Enjoy.

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A couple of months ago I did a portrait session with some friends who were expecting their first child. While I’ve photographed many different things in my time, this was the first maternity portrait shoot that I’d done.

Continue reading★ Maternity Photography

★ Maternity Photography

al-shan1

A couple of months ago I did a portrait session with some friends who were expecting their first child. While I've photographed many different things in my time, this was the first maternity portrait shoot that I'd done.

After doing a bit of research around the web I had a few ideas that I thought would work well for what they were after, as well as having a few backup ideas of my own that I thought might be kind of cool.

We shot these images over 2 weekends prior to their son being born, and this weekend we're going to be doing a followup shoot. Hopefully we get some more great photos.

Enjoy.

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al-shan3
al-shan5
al-shan4
al-shan1

A couple of months ago I did a portrait session with some friends who were expecting their first child. While I’ve photographed many different things in my time, this was the first maternity portrait shoot that I’d done.

Continue reading★ Maternity Photography

Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

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Another really quick and simple dish for tonight, and it will totally ‘wow’ anyone you cook it for as it’s so flavourful! It’s not a proper Japanese, just a Mat version that is quite similar to the Teriyaki Chicken at Melbourne’s Edoya Japanese Restaurant on Russell Street, Melbourne.
Terriyaki Chicken
So here’s you ingredients list, most of which you should be able to pick up in your local grocery store and bottle shop. Oh and this will serve 2 people by itself, or 4 if you make another dish as well.

  • 4 Chicken thigh fillets
  • 3 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1/4 cup (2fl oz) Sake
  • 1/4 cup (2fl oz) Mirin
  • 1/3 cup Light Soy Sauce
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Spring Onions
  • Sesame Oil (for frying)

Terriyaki Chicken
Pat the fillets dry on some absorbent kitchen paper, trim off the excess fat if you’re worried about it, then season it well with some salt and pepper. Put a little splash in a griddle or frying pan and let it heat right up, we want it close to smoking when we put the chicken in!
Terriyaki Chicken
Fry the chicken till it’s really sealed and brown. It needs to be nice and crisp on the outside, but tender in the middle. So be sure not to overcook it!
While the chicken is finishing up cooking it’s time to organise the sauce. Mix in the Sugar with the Sake, Mirin and Light Soy Sauce. Give it a really good stir so that you dissolve the sugar.
By about now the chicken should be finished up, if it is then take it off of the heat and put the fillets on some absorbent kitchen paper to drain off the excess oil. Don’t get rid of the pan as we’re going to deglaze it with the sauce and there’s plenty of flavour there that we don’t want to waste!
Terriyaki Chicken
While the chicken thighs are resting, put the sauce in the pan you used for cooking the chicken and get it back on the heat. Don’t let it boil over, and make sure you give it a bit of a stir so that you get all that flavour from the chicken into the sauce. Once it starts to boil, drop the heat right down low and let it simmer for a minute or two.
While the sauce is finishing up, chop up the spring onions for the garnish.
Terriyaki Chicken
The chicken should’ve had enough time to relax, slice it up into bite-size strips and place it on a nice serving plate. Once it’s all on the plate take the sauce off of the heat and spoon, not pour, it over the chicken making. Sprinkle some shallots and sesame seeds on top and voila, Chicken Teriyaki is done!
Terriyaki Chicken
Serve with some Jasmine rice, I like the microwave packs from Sun Rice because they taste great, they’re ready in 90 seconds, there’s no mess to clean up, and it’s pretty damn hard to wreck it.
Looking for more of my world famous recipes, then head over to the recipes archive!

★ Viral Marketing, gone 'adult'

I love a good viral marketing video, and this one from Rubber 55 is one of the best I've seen in a while. It's a total rip off of MTV Cribs, but still pretty funny

Check it out, oh and even though it's about gimps, dildos, latex, and other random fetish type products it's completely work safe.....unless of course you work somewhere where they don't allow those things. errrm. what.

I love a good viral marketing video, and this one from Rubber 55 is one of the best I’ve seen in a while. It’s a total rip off of MTV Cribs, but still pretty funny

Check it out, oh and even though it’s about gimps, dildos, latex, and other random fetish type products it’s completely work safe…..unless of course you work somewhere where they don’t allow those things. errrm. what.

★ Viral Marketing, gone 'adult'

I love a good viral marketing video, and this one from Rubber 55 is one of the best I've seen in a while. It's a total rip off of MTV Cribs, but still pretty funny

Check it out, oh and even though it's about gimps, dildos, latex, and other random fetish type products it's completely work safe.....unless of course you work somewhere where they don't allow those things. errrm. what.

I love a good viral marketing video, and this one from Rubber 55 is one of the best I’ve seen in a while. It’s a total rip off of MTV Cribs, but still pretty funny

Check it out, oh and even though it’s about gimps, dildos, latex, and other random fetish type products it’s completely work safe…..unless of course you work somewhere where they don’t allow those things. errrm. what.

★ Aperture 2.1.1 Update, what's it all about?

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So today, in the latest round of software updates to come out for Apple, was the Aperture 2.1.1 update. The support notes say this;

About Aperture 2.1.1

This update supports general compatibility issues, improves overall stability, and addresses a number of other minor issues.

For more information, see Late-Breaking News in the Aperture Help menu.

My question is, 'where is the Aperture Help menu' because I'm not sure I'm in the right place here.

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So I decided to do a little 'googling' around and thanks to the guys over at the Aperture Users Network website if you were one of those early adopters, or guys who bought their copy of Aperture 2.0 online via Apple's software download, then tuff shit you don't have a help menu.

To get around it you have to download the latest Aperture trial version (v2.1) and install it, though this will be a problem as i just upgraded to 2.1.1. The alternative is to go and buy an original boxed version form my local Apple vendor.

Well done Apple, well done.

Thanks to the Aperture Users Network for the advice.

updater.jpg

So today, in the latest round of software updates to come out for Apple, was the Aperture 2.1.1 update. The support notes say this;

About Aperture 2.1.1

This update supports general compatibility issues, improves overall stability, and addresses a number of other minor issues.

For more information, see Late-Breaking News in the Aperture Help menu.

Continue reading★ Aperture 2.1.1 Update, what's it all about?

★ Aperture 2.1.1 Update, what's it all about?

updater.jpg

So today, in the latest round of software updates to come out for Apple, was the Aperture 2.1.1 update. The support notes say this;

About Aperture 2.1.1

This update supports general compatibility issues, improves overall stability, and addresses a number of other minor issues.

For more information, see Late-Breaking News in the Aperture Help menu.

My question is, 'where is the Aperture Help menu' because I'm not sure I'm in the right place here.

aperturehelp.png

So I decided to do a little 'googling' around and thanks to the guys over at the Aperture Users Network website if you were one of those early adopters, or guys who bought their copy of Aperture 2.0 online via Apple's software download, then tuff shit you don't have a help menu.

To get around it you have to download the latest Aperture trial version (v2.1) and install it, though this will be a problem as i just upgraded to 2.1.1. The alternative is to go and buy an original boxed version form my local Apple vendor.

Well done Apple, well done.

Thanks to the Aperture Users Network for the advice.

updater.jpg

So today, in the latest round of software updates to come out for Apple, was the Aperture 2.1.1 update. The support notes say this;

About Aperture 2.1.1

This update supports general compatibility issues, improves overall stability, and addresses a number of other minor issues.

For more information, see Late-Breaking News in the Aperture Help menu.

Continue reading★ Aperture 2.1.1 Update, what's it all about?