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Author: Philip Newman

The Sydney Tower.

A visit to Sydney’s Sky Tower is the perfect way to see a 360 degree view of the city.  The morning weather was pretty shocking but as it passed we made our way back to the tower.  It’s not hard to get a good view from up there. I was quickly swept away and forgot […]

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Taking a train ride in Sydney.

There is something so accessable about being able to take a train almost everywhere in Sydney. Unlike the rail back home in Auckland that really only goes north and south down a main trunk the Sydney rail branches off.  They are double decker as well so carry twice or three times more people around than the […]

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The iconic Sydney Opera House.

One building that seems to follow you around the city is the Opera House.  Close up or from afar it’s a remarkable piece of architecture.  Nothing says ‘I’m in Sydney bitches’ like a photo the Opera House poorly framed by an out of focus fence post. For those who follow my photoblog I was here last […]

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Luna Park Sydney Harbour.

Getting on a ferry in Sydney you can almost go everywhere.  On the other side from the CBD is another CBD… go figure.  Aussies like to do things differently.  It wasn’t pumping today but I’m told Luna Park goes off on the weekends.  Today… it’s just a ferry stop.

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Sydney from Sydney.

I’m on a bit of a secret mission across the ditch. I love these work related trips.  I mean, travel, work… oh yeah work.  My driver just arrived so I’d better go do some actual work for a change. A point to note about my trip so far. I’ve not actually spoken with with any […]

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer [+Video]

I don’t normally do reviews on movies but this one has me slightly excited to see some of the original cast.  Check out the trailer and let me know in the comments below what you think. Check out the official trailer on Youtube.

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How to Increase PHP Memory Using ini_set()

Sometimes there might be a need to increase the allocated memory for PHP to run something that needs more power.  Normally it’s a large file that is simply just being opened in memory. You might be receiving this error: Fatal Error: Allowed Memory Size of 134217728 Bytes Exhausted. There is a super simple way to […]

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5 things you can do when Facebook is down.

It’s always funny to see how people will react when something like Facebook goes down.  How do people react to an outage? No one cares… just go do something else. Here are some suggestions that don’t require Facebook: 5 – Read a book. If you’ve got nothing else to do perhaps you could read a book. Books […]

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