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
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
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!
One of my main gripes about Microsoft Windows is one that has been around for years as far as I am aware; which is that the OS seems to ‘permit’ services, processes etc to consume 100% of the CPU. I mean, that’s what you want, right? Especially if the computer is idle, but when a … Continue reading My main gripe with Microsoft Windows
Coronavirus poses a huge challenge to our modern society, but also forces us to consider how high-tech could potentially marry with medical diagnostics to give us much more knowledge over how pandemics are affecting us.
I wish, so damned much, that humanity could develop and master teleportation of complex amalgamations of matter like humans. I wish we could do it as simply and as routinely as depicted in Star Trek - just step into this room here, stand on this particular region of the floor and don't move too much … Continue reading My most fervent wish – teleportation
An epic post on climate change, bushfires and other threats to Australia, the planet and more.
Plus - some hopeful, magical thinking, expressing a wish for some way out of our problems.
I’m not religious, I call myself an agnostic-atheist, in that I lack a belief in a deity, but of course cannot ever truly be certain either way. I’ve mostly got no problem with people who are religious, indeed most people still area, but believers like footy player Israel Folau – they concern me. If you … Continue reading Israel Folau and religion as a source of hate
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
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