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Fancy Hank's BBQ Melbourne

Had a delicious time at the Mercat Hotel and this adjoining eatery. It had a wide selection of smoked meats that you can go and appreciate being cooked from the balcony. I enjoyed the Fancy Sanga at monster size. It featured brisket, sweet BBQ sauce, pickles and this wonderfully textured cheddar. The fresh onions added a bit of crunch to otherwise soft-ish mouthfuls.

Smashed it over the course of Sunday lunch-time, to the tunes of accordion and banjo. I could give or take the music, but will return to try the BBQ ribs (they'd ran out during my sortie).

#foodie   #melbourne  
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Great exposition on unconscious bias

When I first heard of unconscious bias, my mind wanted to reject it. As someone that prides themselves on equality, there was no way I could possibly be tarred from the same brush.

The more I learned, the more I realised that sure enough, it creeps into everyday life, and this excerpt from Brain Pickings provides some answers why.

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"Those who travel with the current will always feel they are good swimmers; those who swim against the current may never realize they are be
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When is enough?

Great piece from a blogger I've been following for a while who is taking a well-deserved break. I'd love to be the mythical consultant mentioned in this piece one day ;)

#freelance  
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Another business update

Every day is different. There's always something new to consider. And the site's back in shape. A new blog entry from +HackDigital.net
 
Challenges and progresss

In the latest #blog  entry for HackDigital.net, we reveal how we're faring against our old career, and what challenges have been encountered thus far.
This isn't in the brochure? Biggest challenges so far. The fact is, for all the literature that's out there on starting a business
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Yep, if you're editing on a live site without all changes already planned out and agreed to—you're going to have a bad time.
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+Avinash Kaushik rocks his latest blog post with a breakdown of the "rented" web properties versus the "owned". The trick is you need to rock both.

I especially liked the stat about uploaded video on +YouTube - 70% of your views will come after 30 days - a real wake-up call for a more sustained approach to building video content.

#digitalmarketing  
Leverage the critical-few metrics that will turbo-charge your ability to identify data-driven insights for your digital strategies. Focus, and drive growth.
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Pumping up the jam

This set from #BurningMan  makes me really want to go.
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wAFF - Robot Heart - Burning Man 2013
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Melbourne Autumn treat

I have friends in town this weekend and we've been gallivanting around the city on drinking and #foodie  adventures.

A stopover at Naked for Satan was a real treat, we got some great seats near the bar (despite it being busy) and my cravings for mulled wine were satisfied.

It gets busy, but extremely impressed with how they've fitted out the rooftop and a great spot for people-watching too.
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What up Sydney?

Am bouncing around Sydney for the next few days for a mixture of work and pleasure. It's the first time I'm back since departing and I'm proper excited about it. The weather, pace, seeing old friends, and a little bit of the unknown are all featuring up here.

I've spent the afternoon churning through some biz errands in a cafe and felt like a wanker taking a #selfie  from my computer - so did the respectable thing and took a #sneaky  one from my tethered phone.

Have a great weekend and dream big!
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The quest for 100 awesome meetings

Earlier this week I kicked off a new project that's seeking to increase my networking skills, and have a lot of fun along the way.

100 awesome meetings works on the premise that your 2nd-degree network is highly valuable, and tapping into it can be fun and rewarding. It's pretty much a trial at the moment, but I hope it takes off!

(I'm picturing a party when 100 is reached!)

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Welcome to 100 Awesome Meetings. A social project that is testing two theories. These being...
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I've finally settled into my Google Reader replacement

I found the transition away from Google Reader to be quite painful. No matter where I looked for replacements, there was nothing I was fully satisfied with. 

Newsblur is about 85% there. I've been using it solidly for a year now, and the tweaks and iterations over time have made it pretty useful. I've integrated it with Pocket and IFTTT - so if I can't read an article there and then, a quick save pops it on all my devices for review later.

Despite my own lack of writing lately, I've really been enjoying updates from both friends and more professional blogs. I've been tremendously interested in web analytics, content, and development lately, and the below blogs have been particularly grabbing me.

Feel free to link me to any other similar #blogs if you're so inclined.
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Hmm, yeah sort of. I've added an IFTTT recipe to send to Pocket when I click save on an article - then I can read it on all my devices offline at leisure ;)
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Digital projects, crowdfunding consultant, presentations
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  • Google
    2011 - 2013
    Account Solutions Manager with Google's internal creative services team. Travelled across SEA and AU evangelising the platform to creative and media. Put together audacious advertising solutions for the region's largest advertisers. Worked on an array of clients including Unilever, P&G, and Coca-Cola.
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Founder of Hack Digital

Keen digital marketer, avid ebook consumer, always writing, practicing meditation, and having a lot of fun in the process.

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Once ate a pie, while it was really hot
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  • The University of Melbourne
    Media & Communications, 2002 - 2004
    Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications) degree.
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A place that always seems to be busy, yet always finds room for our group without a booking. Three-levels of Korean BBQ goodness. Safest bets are to get one of the combination platters and wash it down with a Hite. As a larger group we like to extend the experience with a beer tower. Great drunken noshing. I love this place after Friday night drinks.
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This is probably as close as you’re going to get to affordable tapas in Sydney. Bookings are essential as it’s usually pretty busy. Chorizo is a mandatory order, and I really can’t go past the woodfired blue cheese pizza - so good. Caters for larger groups when warned in advance, staff are pretty friendly, and if you feel like making a night of it I recommend getting the extra special Sangria.
Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Very good
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Really enjoyable Middle Eastern fare that’s mid-price range. I like to go as a couple and grab a mixed platter that’s very reasonably priced for what you get. Strong range of options and the tabouleh is very fresh. My favourite tip? Skip dessert and head around the corner for gelato at the heaving Messina Darlinghust.
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Very good
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Move on to the next restaurant if you don’t like spicy food. This is authentic Thai (unlike King St, Newtown). Most dishes will obliterate your taste buds if you’re not prepared. If you do like spicy food - this is one of the best in Sydney. I personally really enjoy the larb moo, but it’s hard to order something that’s not great. There is a chilli scale on the menu, which should be adequate for most foodies (they do spicier on request though).
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Good
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This is not a restaurant that you’ll find just by stumbling in. But nestled at the back of this hotel is a restaurant with Laotian cuisine. I’ve never been to Laos, but my friends vouch for it’s authenticity and I find it similar to Thai. You can’t go past the Quail and flattened pork for entrees and every main is a winner. They will ask how spicy you want the dishes (you’ve got to push them for it if you want really spicy) and they are very attentive at refilling your glass of water (you’ll need it for the spicier dishes).
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Authentic Thai fare without the spiciness of the above. Really great variety of food (I like the fermented fish) and is BYO and open late. This is often a place I go to after a night on the drink and encourage you to do the same. Also has Thai banana desserts which you won’t find much elsewhere.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very good
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Excellent place for group-bookings (book well in advance), if you don’t mind eating a bit later they’ll stick you in a private room without extra charge. This is a touch-screen menu ordering system, and I’m not joking when I say that the food comes instantaneously for most dishes. Not traditional Japanese fare (avoid the pizzas) but for sheer variety alone this is a fantastic place.
Food: Very goodDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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