The Society of My Dreams

I find modern society a rough, raw, brutal, scary, exciting, overwhelming, boring, unfair, unjust mess of competing interests, rival egos. I'm a fan of the science fiction Universe created by Gene Roddenberry.  Not particularly because of its numerous Sci-Fi tropes like transporters, faster-than-light travel or holograms, but because of its positively Utopian and gentle society. … Continue reading The Society of My Dreams

In Case You Missed It – Corporate America’s Conscience vs the GOP

Today I caught a couple of clips from the MSNBC YouTube channel, whereby host Chris Hayes was flabbergasted by something said by Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell. The reason for Hayes' shock? Pro-business McConnell issuing a tirade against Corporate America and several major companies who have published their unhappiness with the GOP's recent changes to … Continue reading In Case You Missed It – Corporate America’s Conscience vs the GOP

TIL – Using Regular Expressions in Microsoft!

This is the first in hopefully a series of posts featuring the 'TIL' or 'Today I Learned' acronym! It will mostly be based around my learning within IT, but hopefully not always.Today I had a Word document that contained a number of CVEs, or 'Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures'. These are numbered and represent security exploits … Continue reading TIL – Using Regular Expressions in Microsoft!

ScoMo partially sees the light on One Nation

Well, it was bound to happen, given the mood of the people. Our Australian Prime Minister, Mr Scott Morrison (ScoMo) has partially buckled to pressure and decided to put the One Nation political party almost last -- behind the Australian Greens. Wait?  What, the Greens worse than One Nation?  Well, to hear it from our PM, the … Continue reading ScoMo partially sees the light on One Nation

Q&A on ABC Last Night – Quotas in political parties

Fascinating Q&A on ABC last night. One of the topics was the dire lack of female representation with the Coalition.  In Australia, the Coalition is a centre-right/right grouping of the Liberal Party (conservative) and the National Party (also, conservative) There was a female Liberal Party member Senator Hume on the show last night and her … Continue reading Q&A on ABC Last Night – Quotas in political parties