Fake Taxi’s in Vietnam

I’m writing this because I paid 10x the price I should have for a fairly short taxi ride. This is based on my one bad experience after months of living in Vietnam. Firstly. If you are going to get in a taxi you should have the Grab app. It’s their equivalent to Uber. Even if you…

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Stock Footage Intro

What is it? Stock Footage is often termed generic or B roll footage. It’s used to fill in shots. Maybe a movie or TV show needs a cinematic fly over of New York city, or a corporate video needs a shot that means “Enthusiasm”. Or just footage of a dump truck, rice field, person at…

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SciFi concepts – nanoBlood, the positioning problem and remote sensing

Note: These are Michael Kubler’s personal notes regarding technology likely to exist in the future. It’s written as a reference guide for The Book of New Eden SciFi novel set in a post-scarcity (Abundance Centered) society. Eli is the main character in the novel. nanoBlood is considered a form of bodyMod but is important enough to…

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Mods and Apps – Science Fiction Concepts for SciFi writers

Science Fiction Concepts for SciFi writers. Set 30-50yrs in the future. =========================================== Mods and Apps =========================================== * bioMods are for specific biological enhancements. These are usually a little bit more advanced than cosmetic surgery in 2017. The standard is the spinalTap mod, an enhanced spine and skeletal upgrade (usually including knees) that dramatically reduces skeletal…

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Spiral Dynamics integral – An Introduction

Spiral Dynamics is somewhat a system of Psychometric Profiling. Think of Myers Briggs or the OCEAN model mixed with Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, but a whole order of magnitude more than that. The core idea of the model is that people focus on certain aspects of life at different stages. At the higher stages they are usually…

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19th Jan – Looking back at the last week

Wow, what a crazy week.   Last weekend I photographed some matches of the Volley Ball SA Beach Volley Ball open which was for the Commonwealth games selection process.   Whilst at Glenelg I also swam out past the jetty. Although parallel to it and far enough away I wasn’t going to get a fishing hook…

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2017 – The Year that was

So it’s the last weekend of the year and time for a more in depth than usual review.   I do a weekly review, usually just spending a couple of minutes looking at the list below and thinking about each item a bit. Recently however I have realised I need to start writing my thoughts…

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Low Carb, High Fat – Ketosis Diet

It’s been a month since I started the low carb, high fat diet also known as the Ketone (or ketosis) diet. I started it by eating (well drinking) KetoOS and here’s my thoughts and journey.   As intro you are best off reading this part of Melia Robinson’s article: The low-carb, high-fat diet — which…

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What is your core?

What do you care about? What’s the core of your life?   For me it’s relationships, for others I’ve noticed it can be food, music, sometimes it’ll be work but that’s rarely actually the case.   Your core part of you is what your mind drifts to thinking about when you are idle. It’s what…

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w00t! Solar Thermal in Port Augusta

w00t! 5+ years of campaigning and we finally have some great news. Solar Thermal is going to be build in Port Augusta! Key Points 150MW CST (Concentrating Solar Thermal) plant. The South Australian state government is buying the power from it at a maximum of $78 per megawatt hour. It’ll be build close to Port…

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