In January 2020, I had the pleasure of presenting some (basic for some, not for others) tech knowledge for photo booth operators in Australia. I was humbly invited to speak at BoothCon by Justin, as a person knowledgeable (I guess) in tech, as well as experienced in photo booths (via my Ready Steady Booth photo … Continue reading BoothCon 2020 Presentation: “You’re a tech business. Know your stuff” →
A quick review of full self driving cars and getting them made legal. My focus in on Victoria, Australia, but assume all countries and states will have similar issues. Written due to some Tweetsand thought I’d write this down for my future reference and to explain in a little more detail my point of view. … Continue reading Even when Self Driving cars are here, they need to be legal →
A quick reflection of 8+ amazing years flying Virgin Australia now that they have entered voluntary administration (well – likely to not announced to market at time of writing in VA as of the morning of 21/4/20 they are). VA have been my primary airline for domestic and US trips for the last 8 years. … Continue reading 8 Great Years with Virgin Australia (vale VA) →
Flight Details Airline: Qantas Aircraft: Airbus A380 (refurbished) Class: First Seat: 5A Flight Number: QF94 (Los Angeles to Melbourne – LAX-MEL) Scheduled Departure: 10.50pm Sunday 1st March 2020 Actual Departure: 9.27am Monday 2nd March 2020 Preamble I was scheduled to be flying on QF94 in business class on the evening of Sunday 1st March 2020 … Continue reading Trip Notes on Qantas A380 First Class Los Angeles to Melbourne (QF94 LAX-MEL) →
On Wednesday 15th January 2020, I was on the scheduled on the 7.55pm flight from Brisbane to Melbourne after attending the BoothCon conference. Unfortunately as we arrived at the airport, the flight had been delayed by just under 4 hours for a new departure time of 11.46pm and a 3.06am arrival. Our check in agent … Continue reading How Virgin Australia handled my cancelled domestic flight →
In December 2019, I decided to fly Qantas back from Sydney to Melbourne as the flight time suited better than my usual preference of carrier (Virgin Australia). Qantas had a conveniently timed 8.30pm departure, whilst Virgin only had 8pm or 10pm. So I booked Qantas. Before the flight, I thought why not blow a few … Continue reading Qantas Domestic Business Class Review →
My Rating: ★★★★★ Written by Jodie Fox, former founder of Shoes of Prey which was shut down in 2018. I’d been following Shoes of Prey since very early on. They launched in 2009, and I launched my first business in 2011, so they were probably the start-up of the time when reading startup news. I … Continue reading Reboot: Probably More Than You Ever Wanted to Know about Starting a Global Business →
My Rating: ★★★★★ Really enjoyed this book. I felt I knew a lot about Musk, but this had more information that I previously knew. And great to learn more about Bezos, especially the early days. Also great to get a feel for a bit more of the politics behind space and the big contractors who … Continue reading The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos →
My Rating: ★★★☆☆ I had heard great things about this book on Twitter, so bought it in 2018 and finally read it last month, and was fairly underwhelmed. Probably because I feel I am fairly well informed about this dodginess that goes on. The book outlines how ‘grey’ deals are done between industry insiders, industry … Continue reading Game of Mates: How favours bleed the nation →
A few years ago I did a post on what software I use. I thought it’d be interesting to add hardware into the mix as well. Hardware Laptop I’ve been using MacBooks since 2011, with very oscasional stints on the Surface Pro. Every time I’ve switched to a windows based machine, I’ve felt less productive … Continue reading Gear and Software July 2019 →
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