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journal3 is the reason for v3.

I keep a journal, which details in great detail every little detail of my daily life. It’s not always exciting, but does give a good indication of what my life is like, and presumably in turn what I am like.

It’s my collection of mundane daily life, interspersed with my attempts at photography, wit, and whatever else comes to mind. The Journal3 Index is probably where you’d want to start, or the recent entries:

Stand with Ukraine Protest | Sun 6th Mar 2022
West End Fire Festival | Sat 19th Feb 2022
Enoggera Reservoir | Mon 27th Dec 2021
Yonder Festival 2021 | Thu 25th to Sun 28th Nov 2021
West End Fire Festival | Sat 20th Nov 2021
Bronwen’s Birthday | Sat 20th Nov 2021
Meanjin Reggae Festival | Sat 20th Nov 2021
Freedom Rally | Sat 20th Nov 2021
Brisbane Supanova 2021 | Sat 6th to Sun 7th Nov 2021
Micro Island Vibe Festival 2021 | Thu 28th to Sun 31st Oct 2021
Burleigh Bongos & The QLD/NSW Border Farce | Sun 29th Aug 2021
Burleigh Bongos & Fire Twirling | Sun 15th Aug 2021

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Ned and Bronwen
Welcome to v3, the third incarnation of my personal website.
v3 is a stylistically diverse site. That’s the point of it. The freedom to style each page how I want, easily, without any restrictions—while still keeping some semblance of order. Total anarchy isn’t for me. The menu up the top is your friend. It’s the one thing that’s always there.
v2 was a very fixed site. Every page, every section, was exactly the same—stylistically speaking—as every other page. It’s still there—go have a look. It was heavily focused on standards compliance, accessibility, and all that jazz. It seemed the “right” way to design a perfectionist’s site back then. Now I’ve moved on. Order in chaos is my current goal.

v1 was my first attempt at a “proper” website. I’ll get it online if I can find the source code.

amused3 Because Someone Has to Be:
Ned MartinI believe you can tell a lot about a person from what amuses them, or sometimes, what doesn’t amuse them, so when I come across something that amuses me, I put it on my amused site. Plus it’s a lot of fun.

There’s usually a few revealing things hanging around at my public file depository too, although be aware that, despite the name, they may not actually be intended for public view—read the disclaimer first.


All of this, and more, can be found from the menu, or check out the site map.

Hard Answers
HardAnswers.net It’s where you go for all those hard answers—or if you have a question you need an answer for. A useful site, by Ned Martin. HardAnswers.net

the-i.org – Ned Martin’s Online Persona

I also have a website devoted to my online persona, “thei”, where you will find some of my photography, including some of myself, the-i.org along with some information about me and where I live, amongst other things. There are also instructions for getting in contact with me via MSN or IRC, my musical tastes, and a whole lot more

Sore ThroatWorld Naked Bike RideWoodford Folk FestivalWorking from HomeBirthday ShirtsValerie’s Second ComingThe Wisdom ToothStradbroke Island & Ida’s FuneralTwin Falls Circuit, SpringbrookWoodford Folk Festival 2013/14Brisbane Festival 2020The Ruins of Roma St Transit CentreBrisbane, after Woodford; Canberra & Maz’s New CarCedar Creek FallsMt MaroonCedar Creek and the ToiletThe Fort Lytton Cosplay Shoot & Amigurumi ToylandCoronavirus SpreadsIsland Vibe Festival 2019Symphony under the StarsBrisbane Zombie Walk 2007The Brisbane Gothic and Alternative PicnicBrisbane G20 SummitBrisbane Open House 2015The Haircut & Not The SteamersPittsworth & Light PaintingYonder Festival 2021Spring is Sprung!Deadpool, Toothache & The Media CentreSunday Live, Byron Bay, Speakers & MustangsNorthbrook GorgesCedar Creek FallsSeven YearsPropaganda, Flooding & Tom’s Confectionery WarehouseFlinder’s Peak & Secret CaveLower PortalsCoronavirus Panic BuyingStradbroke IslandEarthlings, Remix & Bronwen’s New LaptopThe Steamers (Attempt Five)Kallidad & the Washing MachineKondalilla Falls & Alexandria BayAustralian Surf Life Saving ChampionshipsA Week of FoodBrisbane Festival 2020The Election & The Toll TunnelBris Brick’s Lego Exhibition & Roving ConspiracyChristmas LightsThe DentistThe DreamingBrisbane Zombie Walk 2011Mt CoorooraSlacklining & AcroThe Dentist & The Preliminary CrownTooloom FallsAn ATA Easter20 Bread Rolls, A Brainstem Infection & A Lunar EclipseWest End Full Moon Fire FestivalBrisbane Open House, West End Festival, & Brisbane Kite FestivalBrisbane Holi 2020West End Fire FestivalWorld Science FestivalSpringbrook, Purling Brook Falls & an Upside Down 4WDRiverfire & RiverbreakfastLate & FlatmatesLas Vegas, NevadaTorches, Tax & DinnerSpring Hill Alive FestivalBrisbane Zombie Walk 2013Las Vegas, NevadaHandel’s SolomonInterview & Dental Check-upRoving Conspiracy at 63 Annerley RoadThe Brisbane Gothic and Alternative Picnic 2021Brisbane No Pants Subway Ride & Sunset GatheringValley Fiesta & SlackliningANZAC DayCoomera CircuitBronwen’s Birthday BookRio Rhythmics Carnaval 2015A Very Bad DaySlacklining & Sunset GatheringFrozen Limited Edition Half Mars BarsBrisbane Pride March 2017College’s Crossing FloodedLaryngitisThe People’s Revolution: Peaceful Picnic for our RightsRockets & ScarecrowsOz Comic-Con 2017Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow FestivalLinda and Bill’s Ruby Wedding AnniversarySydney & Sculpture by the SeaBrisbane Zombie Walk 2010Sacramento, CaliforniaMoonfestThe House of Fandom MarketsMacro Tubes & RiverfireHanging Rock ChaletsDo it in a FroqKabul Charcoal RestaurantDotty at GoMA: We Miss You Magic Land!Lower PortalsFlooding, Storms & Power FailuresStradbroke Island & NatalieFat PicnicWest End Full Moon Fire FestivalBogans, Scarecrows & Cedar CreekSick, Retiring, RAM & ComedyA New Laptop, Stradbroke & RejectsWorld Wide Rally for Freedom, Peace & Human Rights IIIBrisbane Pride March & Fair 2020The Harrowing History of my Media CentreMa Baker’s TonicJungle Love WIRES Fundraiser & Jam NightThe Persian KitchenWoodford Folk Festival 2015/16Tangalooma Wrecks on Moreton IslandWinning a TV & Bright LightsPhotographing the ICB InterchangeMicro Island Vibe Festival 2021Computers SuckGasses Damaging to the Ozone LayerCamping on Mt BarneyThe Endodontist: Part 2The Solar Eclipse of 2012Get a GripThe Vigil for Baby AshaPreparing for IndiaLet There Be LightThe Return of SabineStradbroke Island & Brown LakeGold Creek ReservoirThe Snowy MountainsCoomera GorgeBrisbane Supanova 2021My Father’s PassingThe Rent-a-Bomb, Flash-lit Cactuses & Chinese Dancing GirlsAcro at Davies ParkThunderbolts and Lightning: Very, Very FrighteningPaddington Fair, Jokes & Suitcase RummagingThe Dentist & The CrownSlacklining & Acro at New Farm ParkHip Hop, Movies & FoodTake Action for Affordable Housing and Sustainable DevelopmentFighting Sugar & Cleaning My LaptopAcro & West End Fire FestivalBronwen’s HairBribie Island SunsetSquatting after the FloodMoving HouseAbbey Medieval FestivalStorms & Air-ConditioningThe iPhone 6 PlusWork, Hanaichi & Halim’s Indian TajThe Stairway to KnowledgeMt CougalEnoggera ReservoirCoronavirus Lockdown ContinuesWoodford Folk Festival & The DreamingMt GrevilleThe Gothic Picnic & The ProcessOrienteering, Slacklining & AcroExxopolis & Street ReadsBrisbane Valley Rail TrailThe Pipe Organ & Sunset GatheringHome, Frizzy Hair, Pizza & Lens RepairSophia’s Going Away Pre-Party PartyGoing Between & Car Re-TiringFree the Nipple PicnicPulling apart computersMore Torches & Some ThaiTamborine Mountain Scarecrow FestivalKurbaanFat PicnicSwell Sculpture Festival 2013CC the Cat & the Julia Rose BandAustralia Day at Stradbroke IslandFamily Dinner, Sizzlers, & CloudflareLittle PlanetsRiverfireBronwen’s Cyborg Finger & Purling Brook FallsThe Execution of a LaptopCar Rego, Ant Man, Fruit Toast & The DentistMaz’s FarewellThe DentistBris Bricks Lego ExhibitionStorms, Nachos, Anger & Laptop RepairWoodford Folk Festival 2016/17The FloodLockyer Powerfest, New Farm v Brisbane Wolves & The Teneriffe FestivalKurilpa Derby & The West End FestivalEkka Flu & The SupermoonRoving Conspiracy at 42 Mollison StreetThe Netbook, The Diseases, & TomNeon Pop 2016The Three Worlds Fire Twirling CompetitionThe Eight Dollar MilkshakeSlacklining & AcroThe Temples of Tamil NaduThe Valley Fiesta, Bogan Bingo & The Brisbane Grass Roots Music FestivalRoving ConspiracyQuitting Work & Fighting HospitalsSurviving Imaginary AppendicitisErnest Junction TunnelNew Flatmates: Amy & BlaiseMitchell Creek 2014 Rock ‘n’ Blues FestivalEurope, Egypt & AfricaWoodford Folk Festival 2014/15Canyonlands National Park, UtahMiss Bubbles & The Paddington Christmas FairDaisy Hill Koala CentreAustralia DayAwfully HotCanon 70D CameraEarly ChristmasCar AccidentSculpture by the SeaCoronavirus Lockdown BeginsCannon Firing at Fort LyttonWide EyedPoint Reyes to Fort BraggZion National Park, UtahThe Motor Room Protest PicnicAnother Wisdom ToothSpringbrook, Twin Falls & Natural BridgeCoomera CircuitIn The MiddleClem7, & An Apple NotebookThe Eighth Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary ArtMacro SydneyAustralia Day at Rainbow BayZombies of the Climate ApoCOALypseWaterliningNeon Pop 2015Hogswatch in JulyChristmas CarolsCanon EOS 7D CameraEnoggera ReservoirFlooding at Cedar CreekMy Teeth HurtThe West End Block Party, Alexander Hills Hotel, Byron Bay & NimbinSlacklining, Acro & Sunset GatheringMt BarneyThe Coin MachineThe Jungle BookIsland Vibe Weekend at Stradbroke IslandMy Last Day at WorkMt Barney’s West PeakThe Death of my Galaxy NoteRestaurants ReopenThe Return of Valerie & The Pressurised HeadCedar Creek FallsFree the Refugees: Brisbane / Meanjin – National Day of ActionTanya’s Last StandThe Dentist & My New Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lensThe Most Boring Month of CoronavirusWabbit SeasonMt May & Burleigh BongosBribie IslandI am sick, watch The A-Team, & Sabine departsWelcome, Clem7 & Hurt LockerCoronavirus is NamedThe SteamersWilsons Lookout, Dinosaur Pasta & The Security CameraBrisbane Zombie Walk 2009Suitcase Rummages, Mini Bike Trainers & Earth HourApril DazeIKEA-poisoningMaz Flies to AmericaChristmas LightsThe Girl with the Dragon TattooBrisbane, AgainCollege’s CrossingMapleton FallsIsland Vibe Festival 2017Nearby House SalesRobowarsBig Sur, Santa Cruz, & the drive to San FranciscoBushwalking O’Reilly’s, Leeches & ItchingAlexandria Bay, NoosaBrisbane Supanova 2017Mt TibrogarganThe Process & West End Fire FestivalFree the Nipple PicnicChristmas LightsCamping on Moreton IslandStop Black Deaths in Custody: Black Lives Matter MeanjinGermination: Greens Gabba Ward Volunteers and Supporters PartyEaster: Scouts, Stanthorpe, Girraween & WorkIsland Vibe Festival 2016Brisbane No Pants Subway Ride 2016Sizzler, Slacklining & Sunset GatheringCoronavirus SpreadsSan Francisco, CaliforniaSpringFlare Festival of ColoursMarch OphthalmologyTamborine Mountain Scarecrow FestivalLos Angeles, CaliforniaBronwen’s Frizzy HairBronwen’s BirthdayComedy Hypnosis, Ailan Kores, Bastille Day, Sunset Gathering, Thai-ish Food & the Epicurean FestivalCoronavirus ArrivesArches National Park, UtahMy Kindle, My Dentist & My Last Day at WorkSophia’s Super JamBrisbane Holi 2019Queensland Wind and BrassValley FiestaAnonymous, Lightning, Hospital & AmericaHogswatch, Acro, Slacklining, Climbing, & the James Street Food & Wine FestivalSwell Sculpture Festival 2019Greta’s WeddingBrisbane’s Smiley BuildingBurleigh Bongos & The QLD/NSW Border FarceLock ‘n’ Load, The Steamers & The UnwarpingAustralian Sand Sculpting ChampionshipsA Funeral, Classical Music, Cowboys & AliensIsland Vibe Festival 2018Yard CleaningExtreme KayakingEasterValley of Fire State Park, NevadaAfrica DayThai FoodBrisbane Zombie Walk 2014Upper PortalsBrisbane Supanova 2018Rallies, Movies, Indians & RobotsThe Civil DisputeHot, Inspired & PensiveAlice in WonderlandHayfever, Paintball & FloodingCoronavirus EscapesCollege’s CrossingRain, Leeches & Coomera CircuitInvasion Day Rally & Australia Day Esky RacesSexy Sunday CabaretGrand Canyon National Park, ArizonaVietnam Veteran’s 2015 Bike, Trike and Hot Rod ShowThe 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary ArtStradbroke, Ants, Mosquitoes & Gum NutsBrisbane School Strike 4 ClimateThe Week after WoodfordThe Brisbane Festival & Lake KurwongbahSouth Bank’s Regional Flavours FestivalDeath of a TeapotThe Indian Journal: October 2000 – January 2001Yosemite National Park, CaliforniaMy Last Two Weeks at MettroStradbroke IslandBoondall WetlandsPop-up ConspiracyPhone buying dramas & StradbrokeThe Vigil for Baby AshaThe KGB Don’t Find MeMortdecaiRobowars 2012 Nationals & RiverfireStradbroke IslandRio Rhythmics Carnaval 2016Mt MaroonSabine says GoodbyeStormyI buy a New CarBrisbane Zombie Walk 2015Walking up Mount GravattLunch with my SisterCollege’s CrossingThe first entry in my journalNatural Bridge Glow Worm CaveFrizzy HairMy Car BreaksCommunity Rally: Brisbane Says WelcomeWoodford, Tents & FireworksThe University of QueenslandFixing Bronwen’s Mum’s LaptopPittsworth Light PaintingWoodford, Rain, Relationship Woes & 2011West End Full Moon Fire FestivalThe Year of the GoatMt Beerwah & Clint’s Car TheftMt Barney via South RidgeNothing of any interestPolice remove Blaise & AmyWest End Full Moon Fire FestivalMilitary WivesBrisbane Holi 2021Coomera Circuit, Lamington National ParkChopping Tree, Hitting Car, Scanning EarBrisbane Zombie Walk 2008The Northern TerritoryElection 2013: Krishna’s Birthday, The Fire, The Snake, Serbians, The Kurilpa Derby & Alexandra’s Bass GuitarShandina’s PhotosBryce Canyon National Park, UtahCanon 400D CameraA Taxing TimeThe Broken GateInterludeSony Mavica FD-92 CameraIsland Vibe Festival 2014Robowars 2015 NationalsQueen’s Birthday Long Weekend at Stradbroke IslandThe Great Acro Exchange (Part 3 - Brisbane)Mass Community Rally: 7 Years Too Long #FreeTheKP120Slacklining & AcroWherein I get a new bike & the moon goes awaySwell Sculpture Festival 2014Gavin’s FuneralAustralia DayFiesta LatinaSuitcase Rummage, Slacklining & AcroDallas, Texas, United States of AmericaPre-Woodford WoesKing Island, Wellington Point, & The Gateway Bridges from Colmslie ReserveChristmas & My BirthdayCanon EOS R6 CameraANZAC DayStradbroke Island, The “Straddie Salute” Triathlon, & Moonrise KingdomMaz Moves OutQuitting Work, Buying Flights & a Kindle