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James Fridley
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Hard to believe that I've spent over $450 over the last 3 years for multiple pairs of these Bose IE2 headphones. I even paid out more for the special noise cancelling ear buds, and yet every time the cables start to give out.

If only the silicon ear buds weren't so damm comfortable. Can anyone recommend an alternative? Given the $$ I seem to be spending, maybe it time I go back to a pair of Ultimate Ears? 
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So I stopped buying expensive headphones because of things like this. I am currently totally in love with the Motorola Buds bluetooth headset, looks like a wearable tech necklace thing. Wire free and great for the gym, it's survived months of workouts and salon visits, I tend to switch to larger can headphones for inside the office but for mobile usage it's amazing. Comfort is one of my primary puchase points, these are great http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Universal-Bluetooth-Stereo-Headset/dp/B00H0CV9TM
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Aroma Festival 2015 -  Done and dusted

To help my mind wind down in the post Aroma Festival mode, I figured a bit of a write up was required to thank those involved. 

So if you don't want to read it, but you helped at the workshops, the ASCA stand or just attended.... thanks :-)

https://bitterbliss.com/rants/aroma-festival-2015/
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Problem solved... Kinda 
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+Jared Morgan it doesn't have to be a Yeti's fingers. There appears to be two fingers worth of space at the top of the glass ;)
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pop... eyes open... brain switches on full bore Kinda wish my brain was less binary. 430am is a bit earlier than I need to be awake... 
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+Alan Fridley now we just need to define "reasonable".... Lol
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Map editing, at long last... Well... Nearly

I was really happy to read Google's post regarding the restart of map editing, and now the only question is, how can I get involved in the program again. I have a few clients who are still waiting for their details to be updated on Google maps, and I'd love to be able to take some proactive steps to resolve it.

If you have not read the announcement yet, here you go https://productforums.google.com/forum/m/#!category-topic/map-maker/news-and-announcements/fY-Cu6355pM

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Wonder if +Google Local Guides​ will get early access to this? 
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Coming to #therocks #aroma Workshops? Here is a useful way to find the front door. Haven't signed up yet? Still got time to make the Roasters Guild Cupping Workshop on tonight, but otherwise be sure to check out the other workshops over the upcoming days leading up to the Aroma Festival on Sunday 26th. http://frid.co/Aroma15details
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Latte Art Workshops - Get your tickets now

Latte art is far too hard for beginners to do well... right?? Well maybe if you had the 2015 NSW Barista Champion (Andy Liu) and the Head Trainer from Belaroma (Hugh McDonnell) to walk you through the fundamentals of latte art, then your skills, and more importantly your increased confidence, would allow you to add that professional flair to your next cup of coffee.

For tickets to these workshops or information about other Aroma Festival Workshops, head to http://frid.co/Aroma15details 
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deep breath in.... and out.... Time to dig myself out of the hole Monday left for me. 
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I hope Tuesday is better

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I am suddenly in the mood for a massive dram of scotch...........
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When you put a freshly charged battery into a Samsung S4 and it says that already it has dropped 3% (now 7% as I write) and I only have 54min of use left....??!! Well, I guess it is going to be one of those days... 
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I had this happen every time with every smarthphone I've used and it's normal. Plus it's a good thing and it happens because a battery never charges to 100%, it shortens it's lifespan to do so so the phone protects the battery by showing you 100% but in reality it's only around 90%. They are working on a new battery technology or different ways to charge your battery faster but with no funds we have to live by these rules unless you want to change a battery once every 3 or 4 months.
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It took a lot of effort to get hooked, and now I can't stop watching it. Sense 8, a series on Netflix made very little sense for the first 5 episodes, and while I am still not sure that I understand why (or really what the hell is going on), the character development is sticky, tangible and addictive.

Now the issue is I should probably go to bed and yet I would rather binge the rest of the series.
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Agreed Gabriele. I think #Daredevil is the best comic book adaptation done so far. Vincent D'Onofrio's Wilson Fisk was amazing - and very well illustrated internal conflict which showed true complexity in a villainous character - particularly at the end when he discovered who he was in the parable about the Good Samaritan. I'd also recommend checking out Mr. Robot - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4158110
It has a very unique vision and incredible depth in its storytelling; with many subtle details and a sense of obtuse humour.
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Education
  • 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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Friends, Networking
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Fridley <-Google it and you'll likely find me
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GENERALIST -> Digital Producer | Early Adopter | Project Manager | Analytical Researcher | Asia/Japan Specialist | Social Integrator | Coffee Snob - Fridley.com.au / BitterBliss.com
Introduction
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 "
Bragging rights
Speaks fluent Japanese, basic German, has 2 passports, drinks far too much coffee (or not enough), is Lv12 Resistance Ingress Player
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Occupation
Generalist-> Responsive Web Developer/Designer | Social Media Integrator | Analytical Researcher | Asia/Japan Specialist
Skills
Front end web design, web strategy, social media integration, community management, all round geek stuff and consumption of plenty of single origin coffee
Employment
  • 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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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 -
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The Northern beaches has never really been a hot bed for amazing coffee. You can certainly find one or two cafes here and there, but most of it is a dead zones along the coast. Thankfully, this cafe offers a brilliant option, to sit right on the beach, and drink great coffee. All of my cafe reviews are based of of three things. Passion, crema(skill), and coffee(roaster), as any cafe that has all three gives you the best chance for a great cup of coffee. The current head barista here is a SCAA certified trainer, and has passion about coffee in bucket loads. What's more important, that passion has started infecting the other staff. While it is early days, this cafe has lots of potential. Likewise with skill, with an in house trainer, I can not believe it will be long before they are all up to scratch, but they are heading in the right direction. Finally, these guys have recently switched over to Single Origin Coffee and are looking forward to showing off what they can do with the coffee. If you are in the area, this is going to be a cafe that you'll want to check out. Passion: 8/10 Crema: 8/10 Coffee: Single Origin Roasters
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When the sun is shining, and you feel like a drive, and you are looking for a destination cafe or just a pit stop, this is one worth keeping in mind. While they are know more for their food, they also can make some damm fine coffee as well. As kind of a break away from the Baron cafe, the Tuckshop has quickly become an institution in its own right. While in the early days, there were no single origin coffees to be found, that has now long been resolved. One of the other added benefits of this cafe is the kids park right next door, to which the cafe is happy to supply your coffee needs (and even a blanket on request I believe). So jump in the car, and head on over. When you are there be sure to check out their cold brew coffee, as it is quite popular with the locals. Passion: 9/10 Crema: 8/10 Coffee: Single Origin Roasters
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What can I tell you about the coffee at Edition? It is different. And yes, just in case you were wondering, different is good. Very good. These guys have unique flavour that will assault your palate whether you choose a black or white coffee. Where as most cafes have a blend for white coffees and a lighter single origin for blacks, Edition just uses singles. In general this is avoided as the delicate florals or sweetness from coffee can easily be suppressed by milk, and thus you’ll normally find more robust flavours mixed into a blend to overpower, or cut through the milk. Edition instead uses the suppressive power of milk to highlight some of the lighter notes. God knows what kind of a magic wand they wave over the coffee while it is getting roasted, but it is something worth trying out. In store you can also try out the next mystery coffee that is popping up here and there. Elixir is some sort of cold brew coffee that apparently tastes different depending on how long it has been brewed. Think light whisky, mugicha (barley tea) and coffee had a love child. It is very delicate, but worth trying out. Passion: 10/10 Crema: 10/10 Coffee: Edition Coffee Roasters
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It is the first time that I have been back to The Wedge since it was sold, and in most instances that would mean that I was in for a poor shadow of the cafes former glory. In this case, that could not be further from the truth. The new owners and staff have taken up the mantle and moved ahead, not backwards. They should great passion for what they do, and for the community that they serve. It is great to see. It is also great to see that they are really paying attention to what their customers want by specifically choosing the Tightrope over other options. More so, thanks to the support of Sample Coffee Roasters, they have a great selection of singles on hand. Now all they need is to update their grinder… :-)
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If you can get over the lack of parking (or perhaps walk down from Green Square Station), I'd have to say that it is totally worth your effort to visit the home of Mecca. In the Sydney CBD you are a little spoilt for choice, with Mecca King in the group of awesome cafes from my list of top 30, and Mecca CQ and Mecca Ultimo not too far behind. But with the upward trend of roast works having their own cafe attached, this, the latest of Mecca's cafes, is fast becoming the pick of the bunch. Having only opened a few weeks ago, they are still kind of finding their stride, but the combination of high levels of passion, skill, and great coffee on hand, means that they have all they need to made a sensational cafe. Being located next to the roaster seems to have translated into a greater range of Mecca coffee on the machine at any one point. For someone like me who'll happily sit through 6-8 coffees, this offers a great chance to try the Mecca range in one sitting. So whether it is a espresso or filter coffee that you're after, in summary, this place is totally worth trying. Passion: 10/10 Crema: 10/10 Coffee: Mecca Coffee Roasters
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Easily one of the most passionate baristas from the Dose Espresso team, opened up his own cafe, and the rest is history. This somewhat hidden gem is easily the best coffee in Northbridge, and one of the many awesome cafes that exist beyond the bridge. But why is it awesome? In my opinion, Ritual has consistently provided the best form of Gabriel Coffee in Sydney. There is a real desire to make fantastic coffee which comes through in spades. With single origin coffees always on hand, and the occasional guest roast, if you are driving by in need of coffee, this is where you should be stopping. Passion: 10/10 Crema: 10/10 Coffee: Gabriel Coffee
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If you are looking for the best cafe in Chatswood that demonstrates the massive benefits of providing a continuously changing menu of guest roasts, then you have found it here. On a side street behind Westfield, you wouldn't really expect that much from Elbow Room Espresso, but you'd be mistaken. As a coffee snob, I love coming here as I literally never know what I am going to get. For many cafes you'd likely (rightly so) see this lack of consistency as a negative. In this case, while I am not sure that the coffee I am drinking will be fantastic (though it is more than not), it will be interesting. Not only that, but the ultra random American and Korean coffees that occasionally popup here make it a cafe that is certainly worth checking out. Passion: 9/10 Crema: 9/10 Coffee: 5 Senses (+guest roasts)
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