twitter-namechange.pngWith the changes made overnight (Australian time) it looks like Twitter is making a play for better search rankings for its user’s profiles. The seemingly innocuous change of putting your name (username) on Twitter, in my case it’s Mathew Packer (matpacker) on Twitter, will influence your twitter profile’s ranking in search results. If you currently have a website / blog that ranks first for your name that might be about to change. Continue reading

twitter-namechange.pngWith the changes made overnight (Australian time) it looks like Twitter is making a play for better search rankings for its user’s profiles. The seemingly innocuous change of putting your name (username) on Twitter, in my case it’s Mathew Packer (matpacker) on Twitter, will influence your twitter profile’s ranking in search results. If you currently have a website / blog that ranks first for your name that might be about to change. Continue reading

Dear MZSPRA

Thank you for making my drive to work this morning just that much more enjoyable. I really enjoyed our little game of overtake / undertake, but I still don’t entirely understand why you got so mad at me and beeped your horn and stuck your finger up.

Was it because when you went past me over a turning lane and double lines that you didn’t use your indicator, and then when I went past you in an actual dual-lane area I used mine? Continue reading

Dear MZSPRA

Thank you for making my drive to work this morning just that much more enjoyable. I really enjoyed our little game of overtake / undertake, but I still don’t entirely understand why you got so mad at me and beeped your horn and stuck your finger up.

Was it because when you went past me over a turning lane and double lines that you didn’t use your indicator, and then when I went past you in an actual dual-lane area I used mine? Continue reading

Newcastle Coffee Mornings.jpgI’ve pretty well finished the build for the brand new Newcastle Coffee Mornings website. There’s still a couple of little tweaks and things to get done, and if time’s on my side in the next couple of days I’ll get them out of the way.

The whole idea for Newcastle Coffee Mornings came from a fellow Novocastrian on twitter, TheMarketerAus.

The basics of Newcastle Coffee Mornings is that a bunch of us local twitter’s together for a coffee and a chat each Friday morning at 8am down at Baristaba Expresso Cafe in the Honeysuckle Precinct (the little cafe behind Silo). There’s no agendas or anything formal, just good coffee and lots of talk.

If you’re a member of twitter already and you’re somewhere near Newcastle then add newcastlecoffee to your friends and come along one Friday. If you’re not a member of twitter, then sign up now and start tweeting.

And hey, don’t forget to add me on twitter too matpacker

Newcastle Coffee Mornings.jpgI’ve pretty well finished the build for the brand new Newcastle Coffee Mornings website. There’s still a couple of little tweaks and things to get done, and if time’s on my side in the next couple of days I’ll get them out of the way.

The whole idea for Newcastle Coffee Mornings came from a fellow Novocastrian on twitter, TheMarketerAus.

The basics of Newcastle Coffee Mornings is that a bunch of us local twitter’s together for a coffee and a chat each Friday morning at 8am down at Baristaba Expresso Cafe in the Honeysuckle Precinct (the little cafe behind Silo). There’s no agendas or anything formal, just good coffee and lots of talk.

If you’re a member of twitter already and you’re somewhere near Newcastle then add newcastlecoffee to your friends and come along one Friday. If you’re not a member of twitter, then sign up now and start tweeting.

And hey, don’t forget to add me on twitter too matpacker

I’m not sure if this is actually a 10,000ft but it was pretty high up. This was shot out of the window on a flight to Melbourne early one morning, some time around 6:30am I think. Newcastle is quite pretty from that height. You can clearly see all of the city, the beaches, the harbour, and even out toward Lake Macquarie.

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I’m not sure if this is actually a 10,000ft but it was pretty high up. This was shot out of the window on a flight to Melbourne early one morning, some time around 6:30am I think. Newcastle is quite pretty from that height. You can clearly see all of the city, the beaches, the harbour, and even out toward Lake Macquarie.

melbourne-trip-1.jpg melbourne-trip-2.jpg