The Man Who Climbed Mount Pilatus

Recently I took the editor of the Australian AOPA magazine, Kreisha Ballantyne, for a fly in my PC-12NG and she wrote a story about it for the magazine :)

She has kindly let me post the resulting magazine article online on my blog – so here it is!

Pilatus article from AOPA magazine  (PDF, 3 pages)

If you like this sort of article, please support AOPA Australia so they can write more of them!

CommsDay Sydney 2013 Summit: The Problem With FTTN

Today I delivered a talk at the CommsDay Sydney 2013 Summit about National Broadband Network policy.

Given that the major federal political parties have clearly explained policies about the NBN heading into the September 2013 election, there’s no real mystery there.

In a likely future Coalition government cycle, what will the landscape look like three years after that? What challenges may an FTTN-based approach have presented by then?

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Why ‘Sharing’ a Dropbox folder doesn’t always work – and how to fix it

Dropbox (http://www.dropbox.com) is an amazingly useful product. I use it a lot, and I rely on it a lot.

But I had a real problem with it – sharing a folder with a new work group lately just wouldn’t work. We couldn’t figure out why. Nothing looked wrong, but updates to the original files we’d shared around never appeared. Continue reading

Successfully deploying IPv6 in Australia

On October 18th 2012 in Melbourne, I delivered a presentation about the history and current deployment status of IPv6 into the national customer base of Internode.

If you’re interested, you can take a look at that presentation in a couple of ways.

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PC-12 over Sydney Harbour

A few weeks ago, TCP was used for ground and flying sessions for an upcoming flying magazine article.

As part of that process, after taking shots inside and around the aircraft on the ground, John Absolon (who did the flying and the photography) went flying to Kangaroo Island to try the plane out for himself.

It was later flown to Sydney for air to air shots in the vicinity of the appropriate famous landmarks!

Unfortunately access restrictions due to the weather (specifically, strong winds driving limited runway selection at Sydney Airport) was such that it wasn’t possible to get right into the harbour as intended. There were still some great shots taken with the harbour in the background, taken from the vicinity of Chatswood.

You can see a selection of the photos taken on these days at John Absolon’s photoshelter site, here:

http://johnabsolon.photoshelter.com/gallery/Aviation-Magazine-Work/G0000W74PMn0PxC0/20

This is my favourite shot (with thanks to John Absolon for letting me post it here):

VH-TCP flying over Chatswood with Sydney harbour visible in the background