POST TO MAC GEEK GAB GROUP I took delivery of Apple Watch 3 with Cellular (LTE 4G) today. I am in Australia. I am with Optus. There's a few things about activating the cellular service which aren't intuitive. And there’s one thing which may stump you. So, you can activate the Watch (with the right carrier … Continue reading Tech note: Connecting @Apple #Watch 3 LTE 4G Cellular to the phone and data network @optus
Overview Australia's largest rooftop solar system set to slash BNE's energy needs Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is investing in a major renewable energy Solar PV project capable of generating more than 9,315,000 kilowatt hours a year. The 6MW system, consisting of 22,000 panels spanning an area of 36,000 meters squared or more than twice the … Continue reading Client News: Epho – AFR: “Brisbane Airport to save $1m a year from massive solar array”.
A few people have asked me about what I thought of recent Apple announcements. Here goes... Before this week iOS 11: I am very excited by this as it will turn the iPad Pro into a MacBook replacement for most tasks. It is a massive step forward toward the end of the laptop computer. I … Continue reading A few thoughts on recent announcements from @apple
Being a geek is interesting. Being an environmentalist is interesting. At present, the two are intersecting as I am learning a bit about electricity and its use. For me, it is about not burning coal and saving money - in that order. Don't get me wrong, saving money is good! But doing my bit to … Continue reading Saving thousands; being carbon neutral and, not burning coal when I need grid electricity.
In 2017, I completed and was subsequently awarded a Master of Environmental Management at UNSW. In so doing, I did four subjects in Semester One 2017 and this involved the submission of eight assignments totalling about 40,000 words. While I haven't included the marks and comments form the lecturers, I am publishing these as all … Continue reading Environmental writing in 2017 – law, economics, social science and development.
Legalising same-sex marriage will help reduce high rates of suicide among young people in Australia” “Australia remains the only English-speaking country in the developed world not to legally recognise same-sex marriage. If the upcoming postal survey indicates public support for marriage equality, a conscience vote will be held in parliament. If not, it’s unlikely that same-sex … Continue reading It is time to vote yes for marriage equality and love thy neighbour. (Updated)
The job cuts at Fairfax News in Australia are terrible – for news, for the reporters, for the industry and for society. I am a journalist by trade. You are never a ‘former journalist’. Once a journalist – always a journalist – you never stop inquiring, asking, challenging and reporting. A strong media is a … Continue reading Paying for the news