Archive for the ‘Just observations’ Category


Possible FIX for #GoPro Hero3 nightmares!

Posted by  GeoffBrown —May 1, 2013
Filed in Just observations, Uncategorized

BREAKING NEWS: The fix described below appears to only partially resolve the GoPro freezing issues when playing back videos on the LCD touch screen. I’ve submitted another request so we’ll see what happens next!? (Note: Those directed here for a fix to freezing issues on the GoPro Hero3 see the steps at the bottom of this post).  In January … I excitedly purchased a GoPro Hero3 (Black Edition) … By February … I was wondering why I rushed into the latest version of their high def, super-small action camera. It was freezing up regularly and I couldn’t even play videos …

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Community Acupuncture

I recently heard the term “Urban Acupuncture” as it relates to the Better Block movement and their efforts to bring-to-life precincts and neighbourhoods in cities all over the US. The acupuncture metaphor go me thinking about my own work and the work that my art-form supports. I have just enjoyed 3 days of working and playing with diverse groups of people, mainly leaders beavering away at the grassroots to make their community (and the world) a better place. Listening to their wisdom and their stories has been inspiring. Witnessing their vulnerabilities and supporting them at their learning edge is a privilege. …

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A story about why I write a journal and a blog

Posted by  GeoffBrown —February 1, 2013
Filed in Being Present, Just observations, Story

Today was one of those days where everything converged – where a lot of past stuff came together and, at the same time, the future I am co-creating came into view. The story of today … My youngest of three boys, Hamish (aka Mr Chipper), attended his first day of school today. He was excited, but not overly so. He was confident, with a hint of vulnerability. His two older brothers, like his parents, could hardly believe he was off to Aireys Inlet Primary School – a small, coastal school of 130 students where students at all levels know each …

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Rhythm of Camping

Posted by  GeoffBrown —January 18, 2013
Filed in Being Present, Gone Supping, Just observations

I am writing from Coles Bay, Tasmania – famous as Australia first Plastic Bag-free town! After 3 weeks in Tasmania we finally scored some waves this morning – a lovely little right at Bicheno. Whilst waiting for set waves on my SUP I started thinking about the rhythm we are in on this leg of our journey around Tasmania. We have stopped asking each other  the question – “What time is it?”. Our day is quite simply regulated by the rumblings in our tummies and the rise and fall of the sun. We have realised how time-bound life is at …

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Knowing my kids on a whole new level

Posted by  GeoffBrown —January 13, 2013
Filed in Being Present, Just observations

Another thing I’ve noticed on this off-road trip around Tasmania is my kids. I pay plenty of attention to them at home, but … when you get to hang out with them all day, every day that’s when you really get to know them. Both Ingrid and I are really seeing their individual traits – their frailties, humour and their gifts! More though, we are noticing the relationships between all 3 boys. I can see, more clearly than ever, who niggles who and when. I am sensing the friendship, love and respect between them. We have a little more than …

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