Thursday, January 21, 2021

I didn't know that!

 My seond job from which I was fired! was as a trainee computer programmer for WAPET [ Western Australian Petroleum ] and I just found out that the internet was launched in 1969... so it appears I was a computer pioneer. Who knew!



IBM 32 Computer

Any way I spent two weeks putting the manual together and then the lead programmer said he wanted dividers and the job needed doing again. in my youthful assuredness I told him to stick it and he fired me. as conscription was coming I thought it was a godsend and I went to work on the pibara mines [ PortHeadland and Panawonica with Transfield as a paymaster] my savings were enough to but a block of land or the best high speed car [ Land which now would be $350,000 or a car which would be $150,000 and I just turned 20! - I bought the land for $5700 in Hilliaries]



Monday, January 18, 2021

The love of cricket!

 My first memories are of listening to the radio in the middle of the night with my father - at the cowamup bakery where he was baker, [ my grandfether started the Bakery ] and I grew to love cricket... my passion far outweighed my skill but a perfect holiday was 2 weeks off and watching test cricket for 10 of those days on th ABC [ no ads ] - perfection.

I was shattered when Smith, Warner and bancroft were CAUGHT cheating in South Africa. Heck I knew we cheated but to get caught well that rocked me to my core - I stopped watching and reading about cricket immediately. 

And I have missed it.


See the crowd

This summer both Smith and Warner have struggled.. Bancroft isn't back in the team... and the Indians have recovered from an all out for 36 to be really serving it up to the Aussies.


Yes one of the changes is that I have started watching and taking interest in cricket again... and all the old stuff is still there - Paine sledging, Smith cheating [?] bowlers sending down [ no enough apparently ] bouncers... crowds misbehaving, rain coming from nowehere to stop play... wonderful

But stuff that gets my goat:

women commentating
Ads
and
commentators getting carried away

Thw rold is back to normal [ crowds are what they used to be [small] I remember being able to sit in a corporate box at the WACA in Perth with a crowd of 50 in total [ that insludes both teams ] it was a Sheild match [ the State Competition ] and I wondered why it was so exciting on TV  [ the toilet is closer is what I worked out.]

Friday, January 15, 2021

Sharks in the river..Nooooooooooooooo

 Well it had to happen - last time was more than 80 years ago. Someone was mauled by a bull shark in the Swan River.



The Main Stream Media is forgetting about The Donald for a while and running great PANIC stories on why this will stop people swimming in the Swan.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Stepping Up to Supervision

 The best people to train are those you already have.. but how?




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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

SEO Who Knew??

 There is so much to learn when you think you know it all... isn't there!!

I didn't do SEO for my blog because it was written on Blogspot and all the fancy stuff was prepared for the Wordpress platform. But it seems that more than 1 million users on blogger have made SEO techniques attractive to users.




So the first three things are:

    1.         Blog description
    2.         Robot .txt
    3.        Site Map


Neeed help?? What this You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrmEee7uz5E

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

SEO 2021 Part 2

 On my inital research, everything said I needed to swap to Wordpress to get the best result for SEO in 2021... but a friend sent me a course by someone saying that cold emails worked.... and they do! but he said everyhing you need to know about everything is available in 10 hours of watching Youtube... and lo and behold, a search for SEO for Blogspot [ the blogger platform by Goolge] brings up more than 10 hours of material. that will be my next few days..



Also I decided to bite the bullet and try a wordpress solution and will create a blog on one of my new domains.


Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Qatar rejoins world Saudi Bring down Border

 Sometime ago, Saudi Arabia closed its border with Qatar which isn't going to affect many Australians except my son and I who had for the previous 12 years been building a business and influence in Qatar... I contacted our business psrtner who said - "don't worry- it will blow over in 6 weeks" that was in 2017!

So, three years on, it is with great interest I read that finally the border is open and Qatar is welcomed back to the Western World... the pity is that Australians can't fly at the moment so a visit is delayed a while.




So, 2021 has started better than 2020 ended [ actually from March to December was crap ] with sales being the best in 5 years, Qatar re-opening, the web host allocating new IP's and the weather back to 40c.