Time capsule from Melbourne CBD

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Just spotted Roke & Strawberry Milk Icecream @ Gelatone http://bit.ly/9FtPeu #Foodspotting [rockportrait]
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Just spotted Roke & Strawberry Milk Icecream @ Gelatone http://bit.ly/9FtPeu #Foodspotting [rockportrait]
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1st day at Coron. Beautiful, resuscitator
peaceful place. 2 dives on shallow reef. Some equalisation issues. Have a slight cold. 3 wreck dives tomorrow. [rockportrait]
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Woken up by chirping lizards, information pills
singing birds, pregnancy
droning cicadas & humming motorboats. Coron is cathartic. No ants & mozzies would make it a 10. [rockportrait]

Little by little I’ve racked up 50 dives. It started in Fiji about 9 years ago, urologist and thanks to Joepi’s infectious dive fever I’ve blown bubbles and displayed dubious feats of buoyancy all over the Philippines for the last 3 years.

No scary moments yet, glaucoma touch wood.

This is the recommended drink at the Coron Discovery Divers Centre for those celebrating 50 submersions. Gunther discovered most of the wrecks in this area.

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Hi everybody

This is just a quick message to update those who don’t already know that I’ve deactivated my Facebook account.
There are a few reasons but some are these:

1 – What once was an excellent platform for establishing and maintaining contact with geographically distant friends, visit this or associates from the past, eczema has become simply a time-waster with all it’s groups, games and other flotsam & jetsam.

2 – Increasingly, friends of friends (i.e. people I don’t know) find it necessary to write nasty, inappropriate or abusive comments on posts, those people generally not understanding what they’re doing wrong. Online communication has somehow not followed the rules of face to face communication (which is also deteriorating) and this can be added to the rise in road-rage that signals some bad times ahead for “developed” countries.

3 – People are using it for sharing photos, which in theory is good, but the Facebook photo rendering engine is appalling (photos often look lifeless & washed out), the album concept is poorly implemented with no photo search or meta-tagging facility, and worst of all – it encourages people to post far too much rubbish that they believe their
friends will really enjoy. Some simple compositional techniques, a little editing and a quality control stage are needed before foisting your often mind-numbing, personal snapshots on the world. Oh, I nearly forgot. Once you upload your photos Facebook owns them and can do as they wish with them. No thanks.

So it’s goodbye to Facebook for now. I may try again in the future, with a different approach. We’ll see.

For now, my real friends and those with an interest in reading about my life in Vietnam should continue to stay in touch through Channel Steve (www.channelsteve.com).
Of course, those of you reading this already do. 🙂

For a more social experience, follow me on Twitter (@rockportrait), you can find over 7000 of my photos on Flickr, and my videos are hosted on Youtube.  All of these information sources are aggregated into Channel Steve for the “one-stop shop” visitor.

If you’re the type who likes to chat in real time, you can occasionally find me on Yahoo (hrdrck2000) or Skype (hrdrck), but I don’t often turn those on unless I know someone wants to chat. If you want to do so urgently, let me know by sending me an SMS or email.

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Hi everybody
This is just a quick message to update those who don’t already know that I’ve deactivated my Facebook account.
There are a few reasons but some are these:

1 – What once was an excellent platform for establishing and maintaining contact with geographically distant friends, men’s health or associates from the past, has become simply a time-waster with all it’s groups, games and other flotsam & jetsam.

2 – Increasingly, friends of friends (i.e. people I don’t know) find it necessary to write nasty, inappropriate or abusive comments on posts, those people generally not understanding what they’re doing wrong. Online communication has somehow not followed the rules of face to face communication (which is also deteriorating) and this can be added to the rise in road-rage that signals some bad times ahead for “developed” countries.

3 – People are using it for sharing photos, which in theory is good, but the Facebook photo rendering engine is appalling (photos often look lifeless & washed out), the album concept is poorly implemented with no photo search or meta-tagging facility, and worst of all – it encourages people to post far too much rubbish that they believe their
friends will really enjoy. Some simple compositional techniques, a little editing and a quality control stage are needed before foisting your often mind-numbing, personal snapshots on the world. Oh, I nearly forgot. Once you upload your photos Facebook owns them and can do as they wish with them. No thanks.

So it’s goodbye to Facebook for now. I may try again in the future, with a different approach. We’ll see.

For now, my real friends and those with an interest in reading about my life in Vietnam should continue to stay in touch through Channel Steve (www.channelsteve.com).
Of course, those of you reading this already do. 🙂

For a more social experience, follow me on Twitter (@rockportrait), you can find over 7000 of my photos on Flickr, and my videos are hosted on Youtube.  All of these information sources are aggregated into Channel Steve for the “one-stop shop” visitor.

If you’re the type who likes to chat in real time, you can occasionally find me on Yahoo (hrdrck2000) or Skype (hrdrck), but I don’t often turn those on unless I know someone wants to chat. If you want to do so urgently, let me know by sending me an SMS or email.

Posted via email from RockPortrait in Vietnam

Hi everybody

This is just a quick message to update those who don’t already know
that I’ve deactivated my Facebook account.

There are a few reasons but some are these:

1 – What once was an excellent platform for establishing and
maintaining contact with geographically distant friends, psychiatrist or associates
from the past, has become simply a time-waster with all it’s groups,
games and other flotsam & jetsam.

2 – Increasingly, friends of friends (I.e. people I don’t know) find
it necessary to write nasty, inappropriate or abusive comments on
posts, those people generally not understanding what they’re doing
wrong. Online communication has somehow not followed the rules of face
to face communication (which is also deteriorating) and this can be
added to the rise in road-rage that signals some bad times ahead for
“developed countries.

3 – People are using it for sharing photos, which in theory is good,
but the Facebook photo rendering engine is appalling, photos often
looking lifeless & washed out, the album concept is poorly presented
with no photo search or meta-tagging facility, and worst of all – it
encourages people to post far too much rubbish that they believe their
friends will really enjoy. Some simple compositional techniques, a
little editing and quality control is needed before foisting your
often mind-numbing, personal snapshots on the world. Oh, I nearly
forgot. Once you upload your photos Facebook owns them and can do as
they wish with them. No thanks.

So it’s goodbye to Facebook for now. I may try again in the future,
with a different approach. We’ll see.

For now, my real friends and those with an interest in reading about
my life in Vietnam should continue to stay in touch through Channel
Steve (www.channelsteve.com).
Of course, those of you reading this already do. 🙂

Posted via email from RockPortrait in Vietnam

Hi everybody
This is just a quick message to update those who don’t already know that I’ve deactivated my Facebook account.
There are a few reasons but some are these:

1 – What once was an excellent platform for establishing and maintaining contact with geographically distant friends, seek or associates from the past, cure has become simply a time-waster with all it’s groups, syringe games and other flotsam & jetsam.

2 – Increasingly, friends of friends (i.e. people I don’t know) find it necessary to write nasty, inappropriate or abusive comments on posts, those people generally not understanding what they’re doing wrong. Online communication has somehow not followed the rules of face to face communication (which is also deteriorating) and this can be added to the rise in road-rage that signals some bad times ahead for “developed” countries.

3 – People are using it for sharing photos, which in theory is good, but the Facebook photo rendering engine is appalling (photos often look lifeless & washed out), the album concept is poorly implemented with no photo search or meta-tagging facility, and worst of all – it encourages people to post far too much rubbish that they believe their
friends will really enjoy. Some simple compositional techniques, a little editing and a quality control stage are needed before foisting your often mind-numbing, personal snapshots on the world. Oh, I nearly forgot. Once you upload your photos Facebook owns them and can do as they wish with them. No thanks.

So it’s goodbye to Facebook for now. I may try again in the future, with a different approach. We’ll see.

For now, my real friends and those with an interest in reading about my life in Vietnam should continue to stay in touch through Channel Steve (www.channelsteve.com).
Of course, those of you reading this already do. 🙂

For a more social experience, follow me on Twitter (@rockportrait), you can find over 7000 of my photos on Flickr, and my videos are hosted on Youtube.  All of these information sources are aggregated into Channel Steve for the “one-stop shop” visitor.

If you’re the type who likes to chat in real time, you can occasionally find me on Yahoo (hrdrck2000) or Skype (hrdrck), but I don’t often turn those on unless I know someone wants to chat. If you want to do so urgently, let me know by sending me an SMS or email.

Posted via email from RockPortrait in Vietnam

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A day of flying, nurse walking, tuberculosis eating & shopping for essentials in Manila is done. Plane has landed in Saigon & I’m on my way home – to bed! [rockportrait]
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It seems like so many people get to go to Mui Ne at least monthly. How do they get so much time off? [rockportrait]
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Been moved to the Nguyen Trai campus. Modern, ed but poor parking & no fruit shop. I’ll miss my pomelo & bo bia ngot. 🙁 [rockportrait]
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I’ll get fit at this campus. Lifts are too crowded & slow, phimosis & I work on the 6th & 8th floors. Stairs are the only practical choice. [rockportrait]
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At night, on bike, no lights, wrong side of road, on phone. He must have been fishing the day brains were being allocated. [rockportrait]
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Really enjoyed this article on modern research techniques relying too heavily on Google and the internet. http://bit.ly/cHulSd [rockportrait]
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RT @mostlylisa: http://goo.gl/5z76 Great read. @thomashawk shares his photography workflow. [rockportrait]
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Desperately need muesli, condom yogurt, fruit for breakfast. Where can I find this in Saigon? Quick! I’m hungry! [rockportrait]
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Just spotted Eggs Benedict @ Cà Phê Green Leaf http://bit.ly/bZUnBQ #Foodspotting [rockportrait]
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No all day muesli at Mojo. Still looking for my trusty muesli supplier. [rockportrait]
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There’s a 50D with 17-85 IS & 50mm 1.4 on the way. Whoo hoo! Bonus Selphy CP780 will also be fun. [rockportrait]
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Desperately need muesli, condom yogurt, fruit for breakfast. Where can I find this in Saigon? Quick! I’m hungry! [rockportrait]
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Just spotted Eggs Benedict @ Cà Phê Green Leaf http://bit.ly/bZUnBQ #Foodspotting [rockportrait]
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No all day muesli at Mojo. Still looking for my trusty muesli supplier. [rockportrait]
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There’s a 50D with 17-85 IS & 50mm 1.4 on the way. Whoo hoo! Bonus Selphy CP780 will also be fun. [rockportrait]
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Delicious, cialis fresh, home-made passionfruit juice. http://twitpic.com/1jtnc0 [rockportrait]
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I uploaded a YouTube video — Liberation Day fireworks over District 7 http://youtu.be/mOr4p04ZUio?a [rockportrait]
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Anyone know where to find hobby, arts & craft classes in Saigon? eg: Woodwork, glass-blowing? Also hardware supplies seem difficult to find. [rockportrait]
Some of my favourite photos from a year ago this week. My last trip to see Mum & Dad in Paynesville, troche before venturing out into the real world.

Photo jojo’s Photo Time Capsule

April 24th to May 8th, 2009
A selection of your most interesting photos from one year ago.


Paynesville Ferry Traffic Lights


Paynesville over Anzac Day weekend. The ferry to Raymond Island has traffic lights controlling the three lanes.

Taken April 25, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Paynesville jetski


Paynesville over Anzac Day weekend

Taken April 25, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Paynesville boating


Paynesville over Anzac Day weekend

Taken April 25, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Paynesville ferry


Paynesville over Anzac Day weekend. Dog and family on the ferry.

Taken April 25, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Raymond Island koala


Paynesville over Anzac Day weekend. A population of wild koalas lives on Raymond Island

Taken April 25, 2009 at 4:37 pm



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Here's a time capsule that arrived while I was on vacation in the Philippines.This one is a couple of nice shots from an Autumn day in the Melbourne CBD.

Photo jojo’s Photo Time Capsule

April 8th to April 22nd, page 2009
A selection of your most interesting photos from one year ago.

Melbourne CBD


Images from Melbourne CBD on a Sunday afternoon. Flinders Street Station.

Taken April 13, 2009 at 7:02 am

Melbourne CBD


Images from Melbourne CBD on a Sunday afternoon. Ferris Wheel at Birrarung Marr

Taken April 13, 2009 at 12:13 am

Melbourne CBD


Images from Melbourne CBD on a Sunday afternoon. Walter Lindrum Hotel.

Taken April 13, 2009 at 12:02 am


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