What a year to come.
by John Nayler. 2:03pm, Fri 25 Dec 2015
Such an interesting year 2015 has been and 2016 so much to look forward to.

A mischievous foray into mortgage broking in late 2014 proved by August 2015 what a great web designer I am!! 8 months of broking turned up regulation after regulation and a banking system chock a block full of red tape.

Leaving that behind, I booked up more web design work in a week than than my whole time in broking ... and packed myself off to Europe.

Time in Amsterdam was a revelation - such a vibrant waterfront city, full of marine and other history. Travelling the canals on a knocked about workboat was pure and simple marine pleasure. Similarly, great times with new friends and old across Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland.

Quicker than you could say "How many days do you get on Schengen Visa?" time was up, but not before a 9 night sail around the Greek Islands on a trusty Jeanneau 38 charter boats in front of the 20 knot Meltemi. Look forward to going back one day soon and buying at least "part" of a yacht there.

Home in Aussie it is great to be back at Casa Pesca for some months with the fun loving peoples of the world under one roof.

The web work is flooding in now that my skills are back up to date with web design and programming seeming simpler than ever... and the one "template of choice" has allowed me roll out about 10 sites, sometimes inside a day! Old school SEO (search engine optmisation) techniques are working better than ever, with the most fun in the field being the redesign and SEO success of www.WhitehavenXpress.com.au as the best instance of the regenerated skills and search engine work. Given a show down with a client asking for Wordpress and I can turn them around in 30 minutes flat... seems my sales skills aren't so shabby either :)

December and soon to come January are full with an IT and Internet integration project which is moving merged merchandising companies to a new premises and onto the cloud. Out with the Microsoft Servers and clunky old MS Office, and in with Google Docs, Google Sheets and a custom cloud based production management system.

Woodford starts about now for us vollies and a week long camp out that will be loads of fun.

Merry Christmas to all my friends near and farther. All the very best for 2016.

Some photos attached highlight the year.

Moto for 2016: Don't waste a moment

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Internet Consultant, sailor and traveller describes John best. Career IT professional, John has been involved in solving technology mysteries for over 20 years. Based in Airlie Beach, Australia, John's community and innovation credentials are first rate. Recipient of community and innovation awards for his ChannelWhitsunday.com project, where professional online video production promoted the Whitsundays tourist destination for 5 years. Now focused on the immersive experience of 360 degree panoramas, his revelation and business interest is now focused on sharing the benefits and opportunities available through this medium.
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It's not far down to paradise
At least it's not for me
And if the wind is right you can sail away
And find tranquility
The canvas can do miracles
Just you wait and see
Believe me

It's not far to never never land
No reason to pretend
And if the wind is right you can find the joy
Of innocence again
The canvas can do miracles
Just you wait and see
Believe me

Takes me away
To where I've always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
And soon I will be free

It gets the best of me
When I'm sailing
All caught up in the reverie
Every word is a symphony
Won't you believe me

It's not far back to sanity
At least it's not for me
And when the wind is right you can sail away
And find serenity
The canvas can do miracles
Just you wait and see
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