2019 year in review

Just as I did last year and the year before, I wanted to sit down for a couple of hours, make myself a cup of coffee, and think about everything I achieved in the last year. Rebranding Gowland Media into LaunchWoo One of the goals I mentioned in my 2018 review was to rebrand Gowland

A look back at some failed and unfinished projects

This is a very uncomprehensive list of projects I’ve started and abandoned in the last eight years. Several of them didn’t technically fail, as they eventually evolved into different projects that enjoyed various degrees of success. Most of them, though, were just thoroughly bad ideas. BeeForums BeeForums allowed you to quickly create a bbPress-powered web

Google’s dynamic remarketing is a waste of money

I don’t think dynamic remarketing is a valuable use of a digital advertising budget. For those not familiar with it; dynamic remarketing is a service offered by Google Ads which allows you to use Google’s display network to show ads to your site’s previous visitors, containing specific products and services that they viewed while on

Microsoft Surface Laptop – A Review

I purchased a Microsoft Surface Laptop about six months ago (this post has been sitting in drafts for a while—sorry), after my trusty 2012 model Macbook Air started having age-related issues. It wasn’t a rejection of Apple; just a change to something new. The base model Surface Laptop retails (at the time) for around AUD$1500

2018 year in review

I had a lot of fun putting together the the ‘year in review’ post that I wrote last year. Even though I didn’t do quite as much in 2018 (no new software products, no international travel, no life milestones), I thought it might still be worthwhile to summarize the year for the sake of posterity.

2017 year in review

Big Fat Quiz Of The Year’s David Mitchell described 2017 as “personally adequate, internationally disastrous.” It’s an apt summation of a year in which I enjoyed personal successes and amazing experiences, set against a backdrop of global chaos and calamity.