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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:

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
74th Independence Day of India and Gold Coast Kite Festival | Sun 15th Aug 2021
Burleigh Bongos & Fire Twirling | Sun 18th Jul 2021
Rally at BITA: 8 Years No Freedom | Sun 18th Jul 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

Brisbane Zombie Walk 2008College’s CrossingIsland Vibe Festival 2019Australia DayCanon 70D CameraApril DazeNeon Pop 2015My Teeth Hurt20 Bread Rolls, A Brainstem Infection & A Lunar EclipseCC the Cat & the Julia Rose BandWoodford Folk Festival & The DreamingCoomera CircuitValley FiestaThe Election & The Toll TunnelThe Broken GateAfrica DayBronwen’s Birthday BookMy Last Day at WorkStradbroke IslandAustralia Day at Rainbow BayFrizzy HairFamily Dinner, Sizzlers, & CloudflareEurope, Egypt & AfricaCollege’s CrossingLower PortalsInvasion Day Rally & Australia Day Esky RacesWalking up Mount GravattAustralian Surf Life Saving ChampionshipsMy Car BreaksSuitcase Rummages, Mini Bike Trainers & Earth HourCar AccidentWoodford, Tents & FireworksZion National Park, UtahAwfully HotUpper PortalsThe Motor Room Protest PicnicTake Action for Affordable Housing and Sustainable DevelopmentQueen’s Birthday Long Weekend at Stradbroke IslandStorms, Nachos, Anger & Laptop RepairCoronavirus EscapesStradbroke Island, The “Straddie Salute” Triathlon, & Moonrise KingdomThe KGB Don’t Find MeExtreme KayakingBoondall WetlandsLunch with my SisterKurbaanStorms & Air-ConditioningThe SteamersGreta’s WeddingStradbroke Island & NatalieIKEA-poisoningMaz Flies to AmericaWabbit SeasonMt GrevilleThe DentistThe Fort Lytton Cosplay Shoot & Amigurumi ToylandIsland Vibe Festival 2017The first entry in my journalBrisbane Supanova 2017The Vigil for Baby AshaGoing Between & Car Re-TiringStradbroke Island & Brown LakeArches National Park, UtahCannon Firing at Fort LyttonWoodford, Rain, Relationship Woes & 2011Grand Canyon National Park, ArizonaSwell Sculpture Festival 2013Hogswatch, Acro, Slacklining, Climbing, & the James Street Food & Wine FestivalAnonymous, Lightning, Hospital & AmericaRain, Leeches & Coomera CircuitFat PicnicSpringbrook, Twin Falls & Natural BridgeThe FloodChristmas LightsThe Rent-a-Bomb, Flash-lit Cactuses & Chinese Dancing GirlsThe Three Worlds Fire Twirling CompetitionLaryngitisANZAC DayKing Island, Wellington Point, & The Gateway Bridges from Colmslie ReserveRallies, Movies, Indians & RobotsOrienteering, Slacklining & AcroGold Creek ReservoirRoving Conspiracy at 63 Annerley RoadSlacklining & AcroStradbroke Island & Ida’s FuneralMitchell Creek 2014 Rock ‘n’ Blues FestivalWork, Hanaichi & Halim’s Indian TajSabine says GoodbyeWoodford Folk FestivalSlacklining & AcroLet There Be LightFree the Nipple PicnicMaz Moves OutAlice in WonderlandStormyThe Indian Journal: October 2000 – January 2001Yonder Festival 2021Winning a TV & Bright LightsMt MaroonPreparing for IndiaSydney & Sculpture by the SeaGavin’s FuneralThe Solar Eclipse of 2012WaterliningWorking from HomeFixing Bronwen’s Mum’s LaptopRobowars 2015 NationalsCanyonlands National Park, UtahStradbroke IslandMoving HouseFrozen Limited Edition Half Mars BarsSeven YearsTamborine Mountain Scarecrow FestivalBrisbane Pride March 2017Cedar Creek and the ToiletMortdecaiPittsworth Light PaintingMt May & Burleigh BongosLower PortalsComputers SuckSpring Hill Alive FestivalZombies of the Climate ApoCOALypseRiverfireSlacklining & Sunset GatheringBrisbane G20 SummitThe Stairway to KnowledgeHanging Rock ChaletsANZAC DayWorld Naked Bike RideFlooding, Storms & Power FailuresBronwen’s Frizzy HairBrisbane Holi 2021Brisbane Holi 2020The Year of the GoatEaster: Scouts, Stanthorpe, Girraween & WorkSizzler, Slacklining & Sunset GatheringDallas, Texas, United States of AmericaCamping on Moreton IslandInterview & Dental Check-upCrouching at Cougal Cascades & Cooper’s Candle InstallationThe Ruins of Roma St Transit CentreCoronavirus SpreadsThe Endodontist: Part 2The DreamingThe Wisdom ToothBurleigh Bongos & The QLD/NSW Border FarceSlacklining & AcroBrisbane Pride March & Fair 2020Macro SydneyAbbey Medieval FestivalBrisbane Zombie Walk 2007Twin Falls Circuit, SpringbrookWest End Full Moon Fire FestivalLas Vegas, NevadaThe Most Boring Month of CoronavirusThe Vigil for Baby AshaMy Father’s PassingA New Laptop, Stradbroke & RejectsCoomera CircuitThe Haircut & Not The SteamersThe Death of my Galaxy NoteNorthbrook GorgesWest End Fire FestivalEarly ChristmasAustralia DayThe Dentist & My New Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lensWilsons Lookout, Dinosaur Pasta & The Security CameraMilitary WivesSacramento, CaliforniaSan Francisco, CaliforniaThunderbolts and Lightning: Very, Very FrighteningThe 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary ArtBrisbane Zombie Walk 2009A Week of FoodWest End Full Moon Fire FestivalGasses Damaging to the Ozone LayerShandina’s PhotosRockets & ScarecrowsAcro at Davies ParkCoronavirus Lockdown ContinuesIsland Vibe Festival 2018The Execution of a LaptopBrisbane Zombie Walk 2014The Eight Dollar MilkshakeBrisbane Open House, West End Festival, & Brisbane Kite FestivalCoronavirus ArrivesThe Gothic Picnic & The ProcessCamping on Mt BarneyNew Flatmates: Amy & BlaiseRoving Conspiracy at 42 Mollison StreetSlacklining & Acro at New Farm ParkThe Harrowing History of my Media CentreMt CoorooraBrisbane Zombie Walk 2015I buy a New CarBushwalking O’Reilly’s, Leeches & ItchingMt CougalBris Brick’s Lego Exhibition & Roving ConspiracyYard CleaningMy Last Two Weeks at MettroThe Netbook, The Diseases, & TomMt BarneyStradbroke, Ants, Mosquitoes & Gum NutsLas Vegas, NevadaChristmas LightsKondalilla Falls & Alexandria BayWelcome, Clem7 & Hurt LockerBrisbane’s Smiley BuildingMoonfestCoronavirus is NamedBronwen’s Cyborg Finger & Purling Brook FallsThe Steamers (Attempt Five)Micro Island Vibe Festival 2021Nearby House SalesHayfever, Paintball & FloodingJungle Love WIRES Fundraiser & Jam NightThe Great Acro Exchange (Part 3 - Brisbane)Island Vibe Festival 2016The Return of SabineTorches, Tax & DinnerChristmas LightsFiesta LatinaCoronavirus Panic BuyingBryce Canyon National Park, UtahBirthday ShirtsAcro & West End Fire FestivalEnoggera ReservoirThe Northern TerritoryCoomera Circuit, Lamington National ParkFree the Refugees: Brisbane / Meanjin – National Day of ActionAustralia Day at Stradbroke IslandValley of Fire State Park, NevadaMarch OphthalmologyKabul Charcoal RestaurantKallidad & the Washing MachineMacro Tubes & RiverfireIsland Vibe Festival 2014West End Full Moon Fire FestivalHogswatch in JulySquatting after the FloodPulling apart computersBrisbane Supanova 2021Coronavirus Lockdown BeginsBogans, Scarecrows & Cedar CreekWorld Science FestivalBribie IslandFlinder’s Peak & Secret CaveRiverfire & RiverbreakfastCanon EOS R6 CameraThai FoodA Taxing TimeStop Black Deaths in Custody: Black Lives Matter MeanjinCedar Creek FallsCanon 400D CameraThe Coin MachineMt Barney’s West PeakTangalooma Wrecks on Moreton IslandQuitting Work & Fighting HospitalsBrisbane Festival 2020The Girl with the Dragon TattooElection 2013: Krishna’s Birthday, The Fire, The Snake, Serbians, The Kurilpa Derby & Alexandra’s Bass GuitarWoodford Folk Festival 2015/16I am sick, watch The A-Team, & Sabine departsSuitcase Rummage, Slacklining & AcroThe Dentist & The Preliminary CrownEarthlings, Remix & Bronwen’s New LaptopSpringFlare Festival of ColoursThe University of QueenslandWoodford Folk Festival 2016/17The iPhone 6 PlusQuitting Work, Buying Flights & a KindleSurviving Imaginary AppendicitisCollege’s CrossingMt MaroonBrisbane Zombie Walk 2010Phone buying dramas & StradbrokeSouth Bank’s Regional Flavours FestivalYosemite National Park, CaliforniaThe Eighth Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary ArtCanon EOS 7D CameraSwell Sculpture Festival 2019Spring is Sprung!Sore ThroatCedar Creek FallsRio Rhythmics Carnaval 2016Point Reyes to Fort BraggMt Barney via South RidgeCar Rego, Ant Man, Fruit Toast & The DentistBribie Island SunsetBris Bricks Lego ExhibitionRestaurants ReopenBrisbane Supanova 2018Brisbane Zombie Walk 2011Woodford Folk Festival 2014/15Island Vibe Weekend at Stradbroke IslandThe House of Fandom MarketsRobowars 2012 Nationals & RiverfireBrisbane Open House 2015InterludeHip Hop, Movies & FoodValley Fiesta & SlackliningSwell Sculpture Festival 2014A Very Bad DayAlexandria Bay, NoosaFree the Nipple PicnicThe Jungle BookSymphony under the StarsAustralian Sand Sculpting ChampionshipsAn ATA EasterKurilpa Derby & The West End FestivalMa Baker’s TonicPre-Woodford WoesLate & FlatmatesDeadpool, Toothache & The Media CentreRio Rhythmics Carnaval 2015Los Angeles, CaliforniaPropaganda, Flooding & Tom’s Confectionery WarehouseOz Comic-Con 2017Coronavirus SpreadsFlooding at Cedar CreekSexy Sunday CabaretPaddington Fair, Jokes & Suitcase RummagingBrisbane Zombie Walk 2013Brisbane, after Woodford; Canberra & Maz’s New CarMaz’s FarewellGet a GripWoodford Folk Festival 2013/14Comedy Hypnosis, Ailan Kores, Bastille Day, Sunset Gathering, Thai-ish Food & the Epicurean FestivalThe Brisbane Gothic and Alternative Picnic 2021Sick, Retiring, RAM & ComedySculpture by the SeaMore Torches & Some ThaiFat PicnicThe Pipe Organ & Sunset GatheringClem7, & An Apple NotebookChopping Tree, Hitting Car, Scanning EarNothing of any interestIn The MiddleThe Process & West End Fire FestivalDotty at GoMA: We Miss You Magic Land!Wherein I get a new bike & the moon goes awayPop-up ConspiracyLinda and Bill’s Ruby Wedding AnniversaryBrisbane, AgainExxopolis & Street ReadsQueensland Wind and BrassPittsworth & Light PaintingTamborine Mountain Scarecrow FestivalThe West End Block Party, Alexander Hills Hotel, Byron Bay & NimbinThe Persian KitchenBrisbane Holi 2019Neon Pop 2016West End Full Moon Fire FestivalBrisbane No Pants Subway Ride & Sunset GatheringDo it in a FroqCommunity Rally: Brisbane Says WelcomeThe Brisbane Festival & Lake KurwongbahMiss Bubbles & The Paddington Christmas FairFighting Sugar & Cleaning My LaptopMt Beerwah & Clint’s Car TheftThe Snowy MountainsSophia’s Super JamThe Temples of Tamil NaduThe People’s Revolution: Peaceful Picnic for our RightsThe Week after WoodfordEasterMapleton FallsWide EyedRoving ConspiracyMt TibrogarganThe Return of Valerie & The Pressurised HeadSpringbrook, Purling Brook Falls & an Upside Down 4WDBrisbane Valley Rail TrailDeath of a TeapotGermination: Greens Gabba Ward Volunteers and Supporters PartyHandel’s SolomonEkka Flu & The SupermoonThe Valley Fiesta, Bogan Bingo & The Brisbane Grass Roots Music FestivalCollege’s Crossing FloodedAnother Wisdom ToothNatural Bridge Glow Worm CaveVietnam Veteran’s 2015 Bike, Trike and Hot Rod ShowBronwen’s BirthdayTooloom FallsThe Civil DisputeSony Mavica FD-92 CameraChristmas & My BirthdayHome, Frizzy Hair, Pizza & Lens RepairTanya’s Last StandLockyer Powerfest, New Farm v Brisbane Wolves & The Teneriffe FestivalSunday Live, Byron Bay, Speakers & MustangsPhotographing the ICB InterchangeBrisbane Festival 2020RobowarsValerie’s Second ComingA Funeral, Classical Music, Cowboys & AliensBig Sur, Santa Cruz, & the drive to San FranciscoBronwen’s HairTamborine Mountain Scarecrow FestivalBrisbane School Strike 4 ClimateThe Dentist & The CrownSlacklining, Acro & Sunset GatheringPolice remove Blaise & AmyCedar Creek FallsChristmas CarolsThe DentistLittle PlanetsMy Kindle, My Dentist & My Last Day at WorkSophia’s Going Away Pre-Party PartyLock ‘n’ Load, The Steamers & The UnwarpingHot, Inspired & PensiveErnest Junction TunnelDaisy Hill Koala CentreCoomera GorgeThe Brisbane Gothic and Alternative PicnicBrisbane No Pants Subway Ride 2016Stradbroke Island