On A Wind And A Solar

It was heartening to read that Australia briefly provided half of its energy needs from renewable sources. The combination of low demand on the day and good conditions for the energy sources allowed for the feat. Just as heartening is that this occurred earlier than expected, there is capacity for more and there’s plans in […]

Bound for Small Tea.

After mixed results at the box office and luke-warm critics response Emilia Clarke is probably on the right track in expressing her preference for future projects that are little more low-key. Clarke’s turns at Star Wars and Terminator were well and truly aimed at high box office returns. Neither delivered. Yet her new film Last […]

Shop and Bop

Bricks and mortar retailers continue to struggle with customers turning towards online options. Retailer, Myer has been looking into finding reasons for shoppers to come to the physical stores. Ideas include smaller, more curated stores and engaging events to interest customers. They’re good ideas and hopefully will succeed to add to the culture and vibe […]

What If It Works.

The nerds have won including taking over the financial markets. But like other nerd-led processes (think computers and smart phones) things can sometimes go wrong. AI-equipped computers are taking over financial markets – including portfolio management – in ways that real life air breathing humans only, ‘partly understand.’ It will demand new regulation – from […]

Pulling The Strings

The return of Spitting Image is a well and truly welcome one with the infamous satirists setting their targets on today’s news makers. The British series was a huge hit in the 1980s and 1990s. Even Margaret Thatcher – often a target of the sketches- was said to love their merciless takes on politicians and […]

Sail to the City

A introductory ferry service between Glebe and the Sydney CBD looks set to begin with on demand transport provider, Tranzer, all set to weigh anchor. With research data showing there’s demand, and the local member encouraging everyone to get on board with the idea, the service is hoped to be a success. This service will […]

Honourable Mention

While it’s not unique to sport, when you have a shared focus, people can’t seem to help themselves, and actually be nice to each other. A great recent example was the aftermath of the huge upset in the Rugby World Cup when hosts Japan defeated Ireland. After the match, the Irish had a right to […]