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North of the Border

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Greetings from Miami Beach, far from the winter of Canberra and its blustering political winds. It was more salubrious (and expensive) than expected. In reality, I am now in Perugia, Italy. Miami seems a long time ago, although it was really just late April. Not so easy to find the time, space and internet access […]

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When visiting Cuba, mind the gaps

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

There is so much more to say about Mexico, including my revelation on the road to Veracruz after a chance encounter with a copy of Bjorn Lomborg’s Sceptical Environmentalist. Seeing the spirit and actions of the Mexicans in this regard was part of my awakening. Green doesn’t have to mean gloomy, but more about that […]

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No Country for Old Women

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Almost over now-the trials and tiny pleasures of a three week visit with my ageing mother. At 86, she manages,but only just. Things fall off the trolleys of shopping, home maintenance, nutrition, and above all, planning and paper work. As always, the inbuilt contradictions of US society confound me. There is endless news, but so […]

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We all need a saint – but choose carefully

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

It didn’t take long for some of the facts about the new Premier of NSW to surface. The fourth estate did their homework, and sure enough an article in the Sydney Morning Herald (by a woman, details torn out but now lost in the swirl of paper and electronic info that swamps me daily, and […]

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We are the Illuminati

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Or at least I think I am. Someone on the ABC was discussing them, and it sparked my curiosity, but I only caught bits at the end. So I Googled it. After discarding options like ‘the Illuminati on E-Bay’ , ‘Illuminati games’ and go-nowhere chats, I was not much wiser and lost interest. Still, I […]

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Greedy for Broadband

Friday, April 17th, 2009

What is the true value of a national broadband infrastructure? That’s a big ball of string to unravel, or perhaps it’s a tangle of fibre optic cables. At the very least, it is in the eye of the beholder. Are there some who think Australia doesn’t need world’s best practice information infrastructure in today’s world? […]

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Under the Moruya Moon (9)

Monday, March 9th, 2009

It may be autumn, but the living is still easy at Moruya. Not that we are there, but in the heat of the summer it was a great escape from a parched and baked Canberra. Our newly insulated shed was as comfortable on a hot night as Canberra is with the air con on. And […]

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Wanted – new team member

Friday, September 12th, 2008

OLO is published by The National Forum, which in turn contracts Internet Thinking to do that job and employ all the staff etc. Internet Thinking has also financed the growth of The National Forum. We’re a small team, and we are losing one of our members David (more commonly called Dewi). We need someone who […]

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Travails in the US

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

I’m currently at a convention in Hawaii – life is hard for some. Apart from running OLO I also manage (at arms length) a Civic video store, and once every two years am obliged, at huge personal discomfort to go to a conference, normally held anywhere but Australia. So both the bloggers at Ambit Gambit […]

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In the LAnd of the Free

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

I’ll never get used to the cattle-class trips across the Pacific. Purchasing carbon off-sets for this trip might assuage my conscience, but it does nothing for my back. The company I chose, Cleaner Climate, provides renewable energy projects in developing countries that are in compliance with the Clean Development conditions of the Kyoto Protocol. Another […]

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