Archive for the 'General' Category

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Council Collections

Our local council allows for up to two general garbage collections per year of items too big to place in the garbage bin. They then provide a sticker to place on the items to be collected so that people can tell that you are not just dumping garbage in the street. We phoned last week […]
Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Two Newspaper Articles

Rather interesting how the Sydney Morning Herald has two articles next to one another and yet no one has put the two together. The first article is titled “Two Yanks on our ‘sad’ NBN”. It talks about how even the ‘super fast’ connection they get from the inner city place they are staying at is […]
Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Autonomous Vehicles

I have seen a number of articles about autonomous vehicles that pose dilemmas that drivers rarely or never need to face and pose the question of how autonomous vehicles should handle that situation. I am left wondering why these people are posing artificial situations that are only hypothetical and may never occur rather than looking […]
Sunday, December 13th, 2015


Looks like they finally gave me access – but forgot to tell me they had.
Friday, December 4th, 2015

Exploding Oven Warning

We purchased a brand new Panasonic Microwave/Convection/Grill model NNCF874BQPQ from Seconds World for $730 on 6th July 2014 (it was not a second despite the name of the store we bought it from). On 1st July 2015 we noticed that the bottom floor of the microwave had exploded throwing shards of glass like material all […]
Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Doctor Who and Clara

I don’t know what all the fuss is about regarding Clara’s “death” in the latest Doctor Who episode. If I remember correctly this is the third time that we have seen Clara die on screen. She is the impossible girl who exists throughout time to save the Doctor. She has and will presumably die millions […]
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Stan and Doctor Who Season 8

Stan is advertising that they have the whole of season 8 of Doctor Who available via their service. Strange but none of the images they are using to advertise this look like they came from season 8. Season 8 was the one with Jon Pertwee as the third Doctor, Katy Manning as his new assistant […]
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Doctor Who

What I liked about the start of the latest series: – The acknowledgement of the three different times that the Doctor has participated in the fall of Atlantis with the three totally different and incompatible causes. – The tie-in back to the first Davros episode and even the first Dalek episode. What I didn’t like […]
Friday, July 10th, 2015

No Stopping

Judging from the number of cars I see parked near these signs, a lot of people don’t appear to know what the different parking signs actually mean. No Stopping means that you are not allowed to stop even to let someone out of the car or pick someone up. No Standing means you can stop […]
Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

More than one Octopus

An item in today’s paper made reference to ‘octopi’ being incorrect (presumably if you add an ‘e’ to the end you get an eight sided pie). It then went on to incorrectly suggest that octopusses was correct (presumably a short way of saying ‘eight cats’). When one octopus gets together with another octopus you of […]