Category Archives: Community

I love connecting with people and participating in something together. It may just be a casual night or a new community initiative. Here’s what’s going on and what I’m up to.

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#MinifigMarch Wrap Up! Thanks for playing along

Phew, what a month! Taking photos of Lego has never been so fun and it’s been good being able to share it with others particularly through Instagram and Facebook. Go, social media!

There have been plenty of questions asked over the past month and I thought I’d share some answers to some of the ones that came up more frequently to wrap up of a great month taking photos of Lego around Adelaide.

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NetSquared Adelaide: Faith and International Aid with One Just World

This month, NetSquared Adelaide took a sidestep from the usual tech talk to listen in on a conversation about the role of faith and doing good overseas.

Faith-based organisations have a long standing relationship with developing countries and we don’t have to look much further than our own Australian history to see both the good and the bad.

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Guest Post: My Fair Trade Journey (3 years on)

In 2010 I made a commitment for one year to buy only products that were locally produced, second hand (charity NOT pawn broker) or Fair Trade.

When I published commitment this on Facebook I was actually quite surprised by the backlash I received.

Being the stubborn person I am this only made me more determined. Fortunately because I didn’t have to buy anything electronic that year I managed the year quite easily. Despite this most of the people I spoke to about it, while thinking it admirable, still thought it was too hard for them.

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Take heart, QLD

Take heart, QLD. Adelaide’s got your back.

Amidst the fun and frivolity of Adelaide’s festival season, tonight we remembered those who are struggling in Queensland because of the widespread flooding. Although Adelaide’s small, we have a lot to give.

It was only a couple of years ago that Adelaide was getting together for #Quiz4QLD – a last minute fundraiser for the 2010/2011 floods. Last night, we rallied together for Take Heart QLD to support those facing off against the flooding they’re facing once again.

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Awesome Adelaide: Yelp + Adelaide Fringe = Backstage antics

Adelaide’s gearing up for festival season and the Adelaide Fringe is just around the corner. A little birdy has told me that there’s something special in store for those of you who like to check into places, take photos of food and write reviews. Yes, I know who you are.

Ok, I’ll be honest, I don’t get out much and the last Fringe event I went to was Peter Coombe… that’s right. I know what’s cool. But I know that many of you love the Adelaide Fringe and get out to as many shows as you can. I also know how much Adelaide loves their social media, and letting people know what’s hot (and what’s not) in this fair city of ours.

If you haven’t already checked out Yelp, you may want to – even just for the perks. Yelp is a mix of review, location check-in, discovery social platform that already has a decent amount of activity in Adelaide and of course, there are badges and achievements all rolled into it. It’s pretty big in the US and they’ve been expanding into Australia more recently.

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It’s time for everyone to have digital (superpowers)

Technology is taking us on a super-sized adventure, but what happens to those who don’t have the superpowers to keep up?

[SPOILER] There’s a scene in the Incredibles where Syndrome unveils his plan to offer everyone the chance to have superpowers with his inventions – with the aim of turning the world upside down.

But on the other hand, if everyone’s super, maybe we’d simply forget just how super things really were. How much would we take for granted? How much would we just assume was the for everyone else?

Maybe we’d forget that what we have is pretty amazing and instead sit on our couches dreaming that we had more…

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