Author: Guest Poster

Postcards from Hobart

Ships coming and going and the last of the Aurora Australis icebreaker which is retiring. We expect a new one any day. Meanwhile the French and Japanese icebreakers make Hobart their ‘home’ port. And ….. it is not always sunny…

The Electric Lotus

https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/07/lotus-has-already-sold-out-of-its-electric-hypercar-for-2020/ For “car fans with more reasonably-sized bank accounts”.

The Boeing 707 days

From North Star over My Shoulder: A Flying Life (Buck, Bob) Bob flew from 1930 to 1974, from DC 2’s (Yes, 2s) to 747s) Courtesy SAARP newsletter I attended a reunion party in Paris, many years after retirement; sitting next…

The ‘modern’ way of doing business

In the world of the Internet of Broken Things, there is nothing more impressive to me than the fact that these things actually sell as well as they do. The risks associated with internet-connected devices seem insurmountable, save for the fact…

Emergency popcorn supplies running low!

1. Spectros https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10145110/ A group of teenagers gets unintentionally involved in a conflict between Japanese Shinto ghosts and Brazilian witchcraft. 2. Need those patches When next seeking medical assistance, insist on personally confirming that all devices are current with their…

How far virtual reality?

South Korea: It is difficult, indeed heartbreaking, to watch. A woman in a purple jumper and white trousers leans down, as a pretty young girl in a mauve dress skips around her. The woman, Jang Ji-sung, is South Korean, and…