GoPro Dropper Rig


I attached a GoPro to a normal ledger/dropper rig (where one of the hooks would usually go) and sent it down. Result: surprisingly ok footage considering the effort required.



For Christmas I made this little video. It’s a quick review of Selena and my last little while together, the good and the difficult; dark times and fun times; alone as well as with friends and family; traveling around the country, around the world, and closer to home.

I’m told that many people find it a very emotional watch, and I know I certainly cried a lot while making it, so if you’re of an empathic bent then don’t watch this until you’re in a position to cry silently and laugh out loud freely.

It’s also quite clear that 10 minutes is a long time to expect people to spend watching a youtube video, but if you’re a friend or family to either myself or Selena you should try to watch the whole thing all at once, so don’t start it until you can do that.

It’s worth it, I promise.

* I posted this on Twitter and Facebook on Christmas day, but it was brought to my attention that for whatever reason I’d never put it here on my actual own personal corner of the web. Bit of an oversight but it’s here now.

Fishing Waiheke


We went out with a good friend on his boat for a lovely New Year’s Day fish at a couple of spots around the North coast of Waiheke island.

The Pancake Fund

Morganco International is excited to finally announce what we’ve been working on so hard for the last 10 or 15 minutes – our new venture The Pancake Fund.

We intend to invest in some of New Zealand’s premium griddle, pan, and grill-led growth businesses. Anticipating huge interest in our Initial Pancake Offering – we expect to raise over $50 for the fund OR MORE – we’ve already begun discussions with a broadly diversified group of hardcore early stage B2B, B2c, BRNCH, and MRNGNTEA providers.

The 30,000 foot view is that The Pancake Fund will provide the runway necessary to allow our partners to raise the bar in the early to mid day sector.

Elevator pitch: We’ll leverage the low-hanging fruit, business plan the playing field, and converge the back-end in order to seamlessly exploit all keywords for a convergent quick win.

Soup to nuts 24/7 is so last year, we’re all about being Top Of The Game from about 11am to about 1pm, one or two days a week.

Full disclosure in the interests of transparency: Our Directors’ fees are a heaping pile of hot buttered pancakes, a cup of coffee, and a glass of juice, or the full amount raised, whichever is the greater.

While at this stage we’re fully committed to the Pancake model, in event of market pushback we’re willing to pivot to a high-level Corned Beef Hashcake with Poached Eggs roadmap.

However we remain resolute in our commitment to the cup of coffee.

You should always take independent investment advice, but how can you lose with such a compelling revenue pipeline?

Apply now.

The Old Swimming Hole (Sphere)

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Cossey’s Creek (January 11, 2013).

Some of you will recognise this as the old swimming hole, but last time I was there (when this photo was taken) it’d been occupied by so many eels that I almost went into orbit I jumped back out so quickly.