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James Fridley
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Attended University of New South Wales
Lives in Hornsby, NSW Australia
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Part of the fun and games of using Waze yesterday. ...apparently I was driving on water.... 
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Often at a stop mine shows we did a 180 and teleported to the adjacent street. The red beetle got some skills that our red Subaru lacks.
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And while not quite as nice, for those who prefer the sphere... 
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And the drive south begins again. This time with coffee breaks... Multiple coffee breaks... #coffeehunt begins now :-) 
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Drive South... Coffee required...Much coffee
Seems I will be driving south again tomorrow, but this time during the day. Is there one special cafe in Wollongong that I should detour by?
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At Kiama, and found it is a Campos.... Sigh... Time to keep driving.... :-( 
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Figured I'd up the stakes.... A sphere, pano and a gif... #skyburn  pics for all :-)

I am still partial to the gif, but it seems the gif is still far too heavy to upload...
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So bloody tired... Was either the 6+hrs of driving or the circuit class and climbing... Or possibly I am just soft.....

Either way... Couch is sensational at the moment.. 
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// old age
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Today's lunch spot... Jervis Bay.. Not too shabby 
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+Mark Queitzsch that's the one :-) 
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Wakey Wakey.... Hands off... Well... You know the rest... :-) 
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It is the time of night when my cat looks like an ideas man...

Night all
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He's mulling over them right now :)
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Multiple images vs a single pano.... think a solo pan looks better in G+. Agree??
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Generalist-> Responsive Web Developer/Designer | Social Media Integrator | Analytical Researcher | Asia/Japan Specialist
Front end web design, web strategy, social media integration, community management, all round geek stuff and consumption of plenty of single origin coffee
  • Fridley Web Services
    Entrepreneur, Start-Up, 2008 - present
    Fridley Web Services is a consultancy based digital agency that is focused primarily at the SME business market, assisting them in a range of online services. Each project taken on by FWS is unique and requires meticulous project management and ongoing customer support. Where possible projects focus on transference of skills to clients so that they can gain independent control of their online content.
  • Digital Citizens
    Co-Founder and Organiser, 2010 - 2012
    Digital Citizens was a special interest group of technology and marketing professionals dedicated to trending topics of key interest to the business and digital sector. Regular events are held including professional panels with audience Q&A. All events were live streamed, blogged and accompanied by a Twitter stream projected to the audience. Speakers included representatives from NSW and federal politics, Telstra, Microsoft and Academic speakers.
  • Tribe Research
    Discoverer – Project Management and Customer Service, 2010 - 2011
    Tribe Research was a market research company whose core services were market research, online surveys, customer relationship management, online surveys, quantitative analysis, and survey template design. I was employed at Tribe Research to design and deploy a refocused web presence that maximised its discoverability, and engagement of current and potential clients.
  • The Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO)
    Research Officer – Australian and South Pacific Economies, 2005 - 2010
    The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a Japanese government organisation that promotes mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. My role included researching the economic and trade conditions of the Australian and South Pacific economies looking for potential trade issues and advantages. Also worked closely with the business development team to identify and support potential business opportunities and trade partners.
  • The Australian Institute of International Affairs
    Councillor (Board Member - Not for Profit Organisation), 2005 - 2008
    The AIIA NSW is an independent, non-profit organisation, committed to the promotion of informed discussion among the Australian public on international issues and their impact on Australia. Members and visitors hear well informed speakers discuss international issues. My role included managing the team, budget consultations and event management.
  • ACCESS - Youth Network of the AIIA
    Chairman / Co-founder, 2005 - 2008
    ACCESS is the network for students and young professionals that I formed underneath the parent body f the AIIA. Its focus was to provide the opportunity to learn, network and exchange ideas at lectures, panel discussions, professional development seminars, social events and through various publications. As the founding chairman of ACCESS my role included management of ongoing relationships and roles within the ACCESS organising committee. I also started the process of expanding the ACCESS model in VIC, ACT and QLD.
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Hornsby, NSW Australia
Springfield Springridge NSW Australia - Annandale NSW Australia - Lindfield NSW Australia - Darling Point NSW Australia - Orange NSW Australia - Lismore NSW Australia - Tamworth NSW Australia - Surry Hills NSW Australia - Kyoto Japan - Osaka Japan - Nishinomiya Hyogo Japan - Sasebo Nagasaki-ken Japan - Charles City Iowa USA - Fresno Calif USA - Beverly Hills Calif USA -
GENERALIST -> Digital Producer | Early Adopter | Project Manager | Analytical Researcher | Asia/Japan Specialist | Social Integrator | Coffee Snob - /
I am a generalist. Core elements of interest include "Social", "Research", "Tech", and "Creative" which combine to identify many more areas of focus. (Venn Diagram)

Some of the combinations include:
  • Demographics / Analytics / SEO
  • New tech / Early adopter / Integrator
  • PR / Design/ Branding / Strategy
  • Event Management / Networking / Problem Solving

Skill sets / tools / experience:
  • HTML, CSS, CMS, JavaScript, Adobe Edge Animate, GiMP, Inkscape, Audacity, Google Analytics, Wordpress, Squarespace
  • Twitter (4000+), Google Plus (8200+), Facebook (260+), LinkedIn (390+), Klout (Avg 55)

  • 5 star hospitality customer service background and event management (front and back of house

P.S. If you are looking for the full video of the animation I have in my profile, look here : "YouTube Link "
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Speaks fluent Japanese, basic German, has 2 passports, drinks far too much coffee, is Lv8 Resistance Ingress Player
  • University of New South Wales
    BA - Asian Studies (Adv Japanese; Industrial Relations), 1999 - 2003
    Advanced Japanese; Japanese Business Culture; Contract Law; Negotiation & Advocacy; Industrial Relations
  • University of New South Wales
    Masters of Arts - International Relations, 2004 - 2004
    International Relations, International Relations, US Foreign Policy, International Political Economy
  • Kyoto University
    KUINEP Exchange, 2000 - 2001
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Proximity to the hospital gives this cafe a big tick, and that they are not selling Vittoria coffee is also a positive, but the Morgans Coffee they are serving did very little for me. Having it as a mac, it tasted stale and bitter. I think this is one of the best cafes in Kogarah, but in terms of coffee, it could do a much better job. Passion: 6/10 Crema: 5/10 Coffee: Morgans Coffee
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*Not only does North Sandwiches make an awesome sandwich, they make a brilliant burger too!* Finding a burger joint with a "burger with the lot" is not that hard these days. The delicious mix of beetroot, egg, and bacon added to a standard burger is one I'd eat daily (if my diet allowed). But finding somewhere that also let's you choose the type of bread, and then has both chipolte and habenero sauces available to spice up said burger is worth much more than the $10 it cost. Not only was the burger delicious, it was juicy and fresh. The egg could have been a little runnier, but other than that, I find it hard to fault. Now the only issue is deciding whether to have a delicious big arse sandwich, or stunning burger. You win either way.
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Rouse Hill is a big shopping center, and wandering around you are going to run into quite a few different cafe options. Surprisingly enough, none appear exceptional. Sure there are cafes with nice outdoor seating, fantastic fit outs, but in general they all seem to be using various average coffee beans. In this comparison, Cherry Beans came out marginally ahead of the others. With a nice shiny store front, a variety of coffees to choose from, and #powerwhoring available, I decided that if I was going to visit any of the cafes here, that Cherry Beans would most likely be the one I pick. The coffee is decent and the service is great. Not a rousing recommendation, but a recommendation none the less. Coffee: Cherry Beans Passion: 7/10 Crema: 7/10
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This is the locals cafe. Filled with mums and kids in the morning, serving the needs of commuters, it does the trick for this community. Is it a phenomenal coffee experience? No... but that is ok too. With the extremely friendly service, relaxed atmosphere and good coffee, there are a lot of advantages gained in choosing this cafe to visit. So why not give it a go and see for yourself. Coffee: Migliore Passion: 7/10 Crema: 7/10
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*And lunch is served!* On a cold and rainy day like today, the thick pork bone soup, stacked with sliced BBQ pork, and a perfectly cooked boiled egg.... Oh yeah... This is what I needed. The nice bite to my "katamen" is just a bonus.... :-) Gochisosamadeshita m(_ _)m
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very good
Public - 4 weeks ago
reviewed 4 weeks ago
To quote the sign that is on their wall "we love coffee and food" and given that one of the most important factors for me when trying to find an awesome cafe experience is passion, these guys tick a lot of boxes. Using Coffee Alchemy single origin of the week for all of their black coffees, this cafe highlights the need for and proper use of single origin coffees in the modern cafe. While their house blend is still delicious, I tried it as a mac, by having something a little lighter and with a little more character makes the experience of drinking coffee and enjoyable one. This cafe is the clear pick of the bunch in Petersham, so jump on a train and check them out. Coffee: Coffee Alchemy Passion: 9/10 Crema: 8/10
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If you are in Kingsgrove, don't be overly confused by Macchina Espresso showing in two locations. . It is not a misprint. Macchina Espresso bought out the espresso bar on the highway and has set up the shop closer to Woolworths as their roaster and kitchen. Btw.. this review is for the cafe closer to Woolworths. As for the coffee, given that they are roasting in house, it almost goes without saying that they are passionate about their product. Refusing to sell single origin roasts that are too young shows that they are focused on quality. Their house blend as a mac was not overly dark, but still something that, in comparison to the "Surry Hills light roast" is certainly more robust. Either way it finished well. That they normally have single origin roasts is also a great sign. If you are in the area this cafe is going to be the obvious choice. Coffee: Macchina Coffee Passion: 9/10 Crema: 8/10
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