Monthly Archives: July 2011

From The Vault: Last to First!

One more from the video collection, the last lap of the fabulous 1995 Tooheys 1000, on the first lap of which Larry Perkins collided with Craig Lowndes. The contact tore the tyre valve from the front left wheel of Perkins’ car, and after pitting for a new wheel and tyre and ending up more than […]

Our Customers Are Idiots: V/Line

Long suffering Geelong V/Line customers copped another penalty for trying to do the right thing and support public transport yesterday morning when the 4:43am service from Marshall to Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station ran out of fuel at Footscray, halting all trains behind it. This included metropolitan services on the Werribee and Williamstown lines, and caused […]

Best Office Practical Joke Ever!

Well, it’s not really a practical joke, but one could be forgiven for thinking this was. The tenancy across the way from our office is currently being gutted after the vacation of the previous tenant a few weeks ago. Work has been progressing at a fairly rapid rate, but perhaps something was forgotten? What’s that […]

The Australian FUDs It Again

There’s been a lot of rumbling, particularly since the 2010 Federal Election, in regards to a perceived media bias against the Australian Labor Party and its policies, particularly from Rupert Murdoch’s News Limited newspapers – most notably The Australian, our “national” paper. For me, their ongoing campaign, especially in the light of the News Of […]

Peter Brock – Has It Really Been Five Years?

It is really hard to imagine that it has been almost five years since we lost Peter Brock. The anniversary is only a matter of a little over a month away. Trawling through another section of my old video collection over the weekend, I found this interesting snippet of Brock being interviewed by Channel Seven’s […]

NBN – Commonwealth Guarantee

In this the final instalment of my series on the recently signed Telstra/NBN Co deal, I will highlight what I believe are the interesting and/or important parts of the last of the eight individual agreements – the Commonwealth Guarantee (CG). All descriptions are taken from the Telstra release to the ASX. As a summary, the […]

Site Re-Location

Over the next 24 hours or so, this site will be relocating to a different hosting provider. If you are reading this version of this article, you are now visiting the site from its new location. I wish to take this opportunity to thank my previous provider,┬áThe Kilbot Factory, for all of their awesome support […]

NBN: The RFD and the ICMD Agreements

In this the sixth and penultimate instalment of my series on the recently signed Telstra/NBN Co deal, I will highlight what I believe are the interesting and/or important parts of the second and third of the agreements between Telstra and the Commonwealth – the Retraining Funding Deed (RFD) and the Information Campaign and Migration Deed […]

NBN: TUSMA Agreement

After a short break – (other commitments have kept me busy for the last week) – here is the next and fifth instalment of my series on the recently signed Telstra/NBN Co deal. Today I will highlight what I believe are the interesting and/or important parts of the first of the agreements between Telstra and […]

Newspaper Fail With Principle

Just stumbled across this article talking about a “principle” who has stated that students are unfairly labelled as bullies. Should that be “principal”? Obviously the headline writer didn’t follow the “principle” of getting a good education and learning how to spell “principal”. Fail.