I had a really fun trip back in May 2014 with my friend Robert Llewellyn, where we got to borrow a Tesla Model S and take a road trip to Cornwall. We visited a very cool place called The Eden Project.
Robert has recently turned this into part of ‘Tesla Road Trips’ edition of Fully Charged show on Youtube – here it is!
I had a nice chat with Garry Barker for an RMIT University Podcast series called “Talking Technology”. We talked (yes, again :) ) about my favourite hot-button items – startups, innovation and investment cycles and electric cars.
The release date for the podcast is 14 August 2014, and here it is:
Here is a recording of an interview I did with Charlie Brown for his “Life and Technology” show. This was aired on Radio 2GB on Saturday 9th August 2014.
This conversation was about two distinct topics – the challenges of starting a company in Australia and also about electric cars in this country.
You can also read more about Tesla and their cars – with some more thoughts from me as well on that topic, at the cybershack web site.
The blog post I wrote about flying the Stemme S6-RT has made it into the AOPA magazine (Australian Pilot).
Here… Stemme S6-RT review AOPA Magazine … is the way it came out in the magazine pages.
After I posted Wind, Sun and (brain) Drain, I got some interesting questions about it. In response to those, I’ve written this followup piece about the same topic.
Here is a recording of an interview I did with Charlie Brown for his “Life and Technology” show, aired on Radio 2GB on Saturday 2nd August 2014.
There is also short summary of the conversation on the Cybershack web site.
I enjoyed the conversation with Charlie and I hope you find it interesting too.
The AFR on 30th July 2014 re-published this piece from the Economist, entitled ‘Wind, Sun and Drain’.
In response, I wrote a short letter to the editor that didn’t make the cut (and was not published). I decided to post it here instead. Continue reading
‘The best camera you have is the one you have with you’. It’s a popular phrase in photography. More often than not, the camera I have with me is the one in my iPhone 5s.
I’ve been getting better (I claim!) at getting good (occasionally great) results out of it, and some friends asked me to write down some of the tips and tricks I’ve learned, that can help to get the best out of this tiny little camera.
Today was a very special day.
I was fortunate to be a member of a group that visited Sir Terry Pratchett at his home, to present him with his tenth honorary doctorate (and his first from Australia).
Some friends of mine live in Königs Wusterhausen, in the outskirts of the Berlin area. This is a lovely lovely area bordered by lakes and forests. Of course, given its location, it gets quite cold in winter
They have built a highly energy efficient house there, which contains a number of great features that I would love to incorporate in an upcoming home renovation back in Adelaide.