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Cloud Aid

Cloud Aid provides advice for individuals and professionals to exploit the power of the Cloud in their day-to-day tasks.

Some available resources are:


A massive open online course (MOOC) entitled The Cloud and You is available to all for a very low fee on the Udemy platform.
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The Cloud and You is a Kindle book introducing The Cloud. It also acts as an ideal companion text for the online course of the same name.
See a list of my talks

Cloud Scholar

My Cloud Scholar blog contains occasional articles on my computing and cloud activities. From 2006 to 2014 see my Scholarcast blog.

Justice of the Peace

Michael became a JP (Qual) in 2013 and has volunteered in several JPs in the Community Program signing sites across the Gold Coast.

Michael has undertaken the JPs in the Community Mentoring Course and now works as a mentor for newly qualified JPs and those needing refresher training. A mentoring guide authored with Kay McInnes is available at JP in Practice.


Using his experience Michael has developed a number of resource sites for the JP community in Queensland. These sites are grouped together in the JP Fusion Collection.

The JP Fusion sites:
Michael is a member of the Queensland Justices Association and is also active in the informal JP Table of Knowledge information sharing group where Gold Coast JPs gather for information sharing with coffee.