The Bondi Beach Home Page is maintained by Brian Robson.
This home page aims to provide fast, useful,
enjoyable information about Bondi
without the clutter seen on most web pages.
Instant bio: Brian has lived in Bondi for over 35 years. In his other life he writes databases for archaeologists, and before that he wrote databases describing heritage-listed properties.
If you have a suggestion, a question or just want to say hello,
send an email from this form.
Brian's interests, other than web pages, databases, the NBN and the Internet generally, include the history of the Romans, the Dark Ages and the medieval cathedral builders, the history of science, alternative country and western music, 50s and 60s rock'n'roll, the use and abuse of the English language, and counteracting the effects of advertising. He prefers cats to dogs. He never plays computer games and has never rented a video or been to a gym.
This web site began in March 1996, with original design and writing by Nicos Souleles and Claire Pillar. Many thanks for the enduring simplicity of the design and to all those who have made suggestions along the way.
Cameras: Brian's digital camera starting from August 2003 by Olympus, models C-5050 and C-5060. Note that Olympus cameras take pictures with an aspect ratio of 4:3, the same as a standard TV set or an old movie (pre-widescreen). Digital pictures for this web site are currently taken at a resolution of 5.5 megapixels, pretty low by current standards. From 1999 to 2003, film cameras by Konica (great shutter-priority SLR's), negative film by Kodak (who can beat those slide films Kodachrome 64 and 25, and now look what's happened), with prints by Fuji processed on Bondi Road (back in the era of one-hour processing shops).
Scanning: Since August 2008, an HP C-6280 All-in-One scanner has been used when needed (for example the old Bondi photographs) with scanning directly to a memory chip at 300 dpi. Prior to that, it was an HP-5300 at 150 dpi to scan all the pictures taken with film cameras.
Picture Editing: PaintShopPro Version 3 (yes, version 3) from 1995, and sometimes PaintShopPro Version 7.
The thumbnails are all made using EZ-Thumbs from the
web site. Confusing to use, but perfect results.