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Surf Lifesaving jetski

Lifesaving drones – new tech for the jetski?

I am one of Surf Life Saving Sydney‘s Rescue Water Craft (jetski) operators for Surf Life Saving. The skis themselves are technically brilliant, press a button for on/off and they work every¬†time despite some harsh conditions and treatment. Like most of life saving there is relatively little tech involved: you, the slightly modified ski, some […]

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Flight delay compensation in the EU

Delayed flights in Australia – compensation difference between AU and EU

Yesterday my flight with Virgin Australia, VA1 Sydney to Los Angeles, was delayed by five hours. Pretty boring because I’d stayed up until 2am finishing off work the night before and had been due to arrive in New York by 5.30pm but this became 10pm – my only Friday night in New York on the […]

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Airbnb to let

Does using Airbnb invalidate your buildings insurance?

Yes – according to a friend of mine’s broker who he spoke to last week. Ed has a flat in Notting Hill, London. There are five flats within the building and Ed plus the other owners had become concerned that one of the freeholders was renting out their flat on Airbnb and not actually living […]

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HEXO+: Your Autonomous Aerial Camera

Ordered a stalking drone & crowdfunded a crowdfunded offer

Pretty excited about this – I’ve ordered my first drone through the magic of Kickstarter – but in the spirit of crowdfunding, I’ve got together with Dan, Tim and Nat to crowdfund a crowdfunded offer -we’ve split the pledge four ways because who needs a stalking drone every day anyway? The HEXO+ “autonomous aerial camera” […]

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What happens at the end of House of Cards Season 3?

You don’t have to read this! But you can send this to anyone who spoils Game of Thrones, True Detective, The Blacklist, Fargo, Shadowline or anything else you’re watching at the moment. So…. Actually I’m only going to reveal if someone else spoils one of the above for me again.

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Sydney cab with no head-rests

Sydney cabs vs Uber – let’s talk about safety shall we? Whiplash and head rests

There’s been a lot of fluff from the cab industry this week about Uber (sign up to get $10 off your first ride!)¬†and safety. So let’s talk about safety. Specifically, head rests. Head rests are an extremely important safety device if the vehicle in which you are travelling is read-ended by another car. They help […]

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585 New South Head Rd Rose Bay NSW 2029 - poisoned tree

Who killed the tree at 585 New South Head Road, Rose Bay NSW 2029 ?

  Australia usually takes the environment seriously and I love it when local councils refuse to let people get away with stuff like this. Someone’s poisoned this magnificent tree at 585 New South Head Road, Rose Bay NSW 2029 but luckily the list of suspects isn’t too long (click the image for Google Street View): […]

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Credit card surcharge

Credit card surcharges – when did it become so acceptable to annoy your customers?

Should the last think a customer remembers about your business leave a bad taste in their mouth? Should you pretend your prices are cheaper than they are by smacking your users with a large credit card surcharge when they’re about to buy from you? It seems increasingly popular amongst bad businesses to surprise the customer […]

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