I’ve been dealing with dodgey phone companies and I’m frustrated

My mother’s phone line is out of order – has been for weeks. I reported the problem for her on the 31st and I’ve been patient but it’s hard. The ACMA website has a FAQ that states that all faults should be fixed within 3 business days at the worst. However, there’s a “get out of jail free” card that… Read more →

Garmin Australia is Incompetent

For about a year I’ve had a fault lodged with them, over the inability to turn off guide-popups on the Edge 810. The documentation says that it’s possible, and there’s a menu option that is supposed to do that, but it doesn’t work for me. Initially I had discussions with Level 1 support who didn’t appear familiar with the products… Read more →

How not to build a path

Sydney council have finished the final section of path from The Boathouse across the front of the school to Bridge Road. Unfortunately, half of it is packed dirt. When I was riding home on Monday, I wondered how it would quickly it would develop problems, and the answer is two days. The storms have created corrugations already and it’ll only… Read more →

Another great Jon Stewart clip

Fox News hypocrisy exposed again Originally shared by +Tim Elkins “We are so f*cked, I don’t even know what to do.” — Jon Stewart Once again, we, as a nation, need adult supervision. The Way We War Although ISIS and the Ebola outbreak pose serious threats to the world, the media dedicates its time to President Barack Obama’s “latte salute.”

“That Kit” is a stupid distraction

This is another good article on the stupidity of the the media storm around the photo of the Columbian amateur team’s cycling kit. It also gives a very deserved kicking to Brian Cookson and the UCI for weighing in the way they did. The UCI have been silent on several issues like rider safety and equal pay and instead get… Read more →

Trolls drive Anita Sarkeesian out of her house to prove misogyny doesn’t exist

Reshared post from +Lauren Weinstein Trolls drive Anita Sarkeesian out of her house to prove misogyny doesn’t exist Earlier this week, feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian posted the latest in a series of crowdfunded videos called Tropes vs. Women, devoted to aggregating and analyzing games that portray women as… View this post on Google+

2014 Gong Ride Fundraising

It’s been a frustrating few months with health issues since the 2014 Gong Ride was announced in May, but I’m fit again and about to start kicking off my training and fundraising for the event. As usual we are riding to raise money to support research and patient support for Multiple Sclerosis, and anything donated over $2.00 is tax deductable…. Read more →

Team Australia – Fuck yeah!

So Tony Abbott and George Brandis were acting as a salesmen in a cheap suits for their employers in the intelligence  community, in announcing what wasn't government policy but a new partnership between contractors and the military Update – apparently this has been a thing since 2006. Still fucked? Company Index – Team Australia – DMO Company Index · Product… Read more →

There are some great journalists out there who aren't being supported by news…

There are some great journalists out there who aren't being supported by news organisations. Maybe part of the solution is to fund journalists directly. Reshared post from +Lauren Weinstein John Oliver on Native Advertising? View this post on Google+

Continued bad news for science in Australia

educating children is obviously not a priority for the Abbott government.? CSIRO cuts hit the classroom Through a combination of government budget cuts and internal restructuring, the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will slash funding to education and outreach functi… View this post on Google+

Corruption at large

Corruption at large Reshared post from +Ben Eltham https://newmatilda.com/2014/07/15/clive-palmer-votes-reduce-tax-own-companies? Clive Palmer Votes To Reduce Tax On Own Companies | A billionaire, who runs several large mining combinations, is denied an important approval for a coal port on Queensland’s coast. Enraged, he turns on the political party he has bankrolled for years, and starts his own party. Backed by millions of… Read more →

Weird Al does it again – great stuff!

Weird Al does it again – great stuff! Reshared post from +Lauren Weinstein Weird Al’s New Video Teaches Grammar Using Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ | Underwire | WIRED The video for Weird Al Yankovic’s new track “Word Crimes” breaks down all the worst grammar offenses known to man. View this post on Google+

Scarily bad cycling infrastructure – must result in numerous accidents

Scarily bad cycling infrastructure – must result in numerous accidents Reshared post from +David Hembrow The problem with that design is that drivers have to look in too many directions at once and because of this they are overloaded. Add a desire to get somewhere quickly, and also a chance that they're not paying attention, and the inevitable result is… Read more →

A great video that explains something I always found hard for some reason

A great video that explains something I always found hard for some reason Reshared post from +Stefan Baumann How to Adjust Shimano Rear Derailleurs: http://youtu.be/wQncKmddahk This video saved my day out on the bike as I had stuffed up my derailleur. Got my hands dirty and no shifting beautifully again…? View this post on Google+

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