AWS EC2 Lucee mail server failing: Solved

I’ve had this ongoing issue for some time whereby Lucee server, previously known as Railo, would not verify the mail host. I was able to connect via Telnet to the mail server from the Ubuntu server. Turns out it was that the server didn’t have the host defined which also produced the error; unable to resolve…

Car vs Motorbike, cost and time comparison

I ride to work every day, it’s certainly satisfying passing what I estimate to be close to a thousand stationary cars every day using a combination of bus lanes, transit lanes and filtering. It’s all the more satisfying when you’re moving through cars and seeing the traffic stopped on the paid toll roads like the M2. I often think…

A good digital execution is like a good car…

Like a good car, when it does what it does, it’s more about the journey and the destination that the car delivers than the car itself. Of course, everyone still likes a nice car with cool features because it adds to the experience. And then some are like motorbikes, better than anything else. 🙂

Grey Gum Cafe

A quick Sunday morning run up to Grey Gum Cafe, of course, I packed the Mavic into the backpack and through the GoPro’s on. The GoPro Hero5, which was mounted on the top of my backpack, was reasonably stable considering it’s not mechanical so you can certainly noticed the difference between the front view and…

Mona Vale Beach

After shooting the Mudgee Wine Trip video, I found that there wasn’t the clarity I expected in the Mavic. I had decided to shoot in 1080 so that I could get a high frame rate to slow things down. Turns out, not only was this bad from breaking the 2x shutter rule, it also has issues with…

Mudgee Wine Trip

This is one of my first proper video edits and I certainly learnt a lot in this one. The big thing about this video is that most of the drone footage is shot in 1080 so I could get the higher frame rate at 60fps. The theory being that this would allow me to get better,…