Why do companies still advertise us to death?

The volume of advertising we consume on a daily basis is overwhelming, so many of us believe we’ve developed an immunity to advertising’s persuasive powers.

Can a new Australian retail eCommerce business compete?

I’ve been investigating the feasibility of a launching new online retail operation for a couple of weeks. This is primarily for a client who’s attempting to move their established wholesale business into the consumer market.

Québec City, Canada

There’s an unsettling and out-of-place feel about Québec City. The architecture is decidedly European, as is the local language, the food, and the vibe. A person dropped unconscious into Québec

Central Park, New York

Wiktionary’s definition of “concrete jungle” reads like a checklist of adjectives one would use to describe New York City. The cityscape harsh, unattractive, conspicuously devoid of greenery, and denser than

Salzburg Old Town, Austria

Arguably best known as the setting for The Sound of Music, the city of Salzburg’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site internationally renowned for its architecture and picturesque surrounds.

Lerici, Italy

Lerici is a town in northern Italy on the Italian Riviera. The town is home to roughly ten thousand people; a number that rises considerably in the summer months as holidaymakers fill the hotels, restaurants and beach.

State of the Labs

SingularLabs has been struggling lately. Other projects and commitments have consumed most of my productive time over the last two years, and SingularLabs has languished as a result. In June we had our lowest ever monthly traffic at 68,000 pageviews. To put that in perspective, in June of 2014 we did 68,000 pageviews in the month’s first three days.

One World Trade Center, New York

I was only eight years old when the September 11 attacks happened. I was in a hotel room in Darwin, watching the live news coverage, with little understanding of the historical significance of what was happening.

Hello again.

When I shut this blog down in 2015, there weren’t many people still reading. A few years prior there were tens of thousands of people reading each month; but gradually I ran out of things to say and they lost interest.