Sunday, January 12, 2020

On Line 2020 Version

Long ago, maybe 20 plus years I remember getting on the internet with a dial up modem - 14,400 KBps is all you will ever need said the sales guy - from a kitchen in a hotel in Ireland and everybody stared... this morning, I am in a shopping centre using free wifi and nobody is giving me a second glance... usually I use the wifi at the coffee place but I found this is more private - because nobody notices!

Home is in a state of flux... we had a power outage on Friday evening and our modem decided not to reconnect - try licving ina place where everything that can be is connected and then suddenly it isn't... you realise how much has changed since the internet was a "human right"

So, before I do the rest of my walk I will do some contemplation here where the wifi is free.


Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Well that was 2019! Plan and God Laughs

There is a great saying "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans...

Somehow, it seems like the whole world is in on that joke. My 2019 was supposed to be "That year" but:

Donald Trump changed the rules in the Middle East and what seemed like a good idea in 2004, when we went to Qatar, doesn't seem so clever - cost $10 million

Working on $100 million deal goes off the rails as building industry collapses... who doesn' want a low interest loan - thousands apparently.

Did you check the bores work - mmmm those rotten drilling cpontractors nicked the submerged pumps - someone should have paid the bill!

Talk on cruise ships, must be the perfect job!
Aaah,well not really, you are actually a distraction in God's 1st class waiting room.

So 18 months into the third life [you know when you are retired at 65] it has all gone to shit! {Anyone her the call of Rebootology] But we all live to be 80 plus... well that is a long, long time doing next to nothing and I refuse to take Government handout [the aged pension] so it is Project 2025 where for 3 years all the work is done and the last 2 years is about getting a payot. Let's see how that goes??

I am tapping into the Wisdom of Dan Pens and Dan Lok - both seem very angry but that aside, but Lok is mellowing and Pena claims a mentor was Jim Newman. Jim is someone I stayed with in Studio City Los Angelos way back when the kids were small - he actually took us all to Disneyland TWICE.

So, as John Lennon says, Life is what happens when you are making other plans.


Sunday, December 15, 2019

Commodore DEAD Number 1 always but always falls over!

In the last few days, General Motors Holden, announced that the Commodore nameplate would be retired this year. Sales would be about 3,000 for the year from an all-time high and Number 1 spot [ one year 95,000 Commodores were sold]

It came time for me to process that information - and so many number 1's have gone and a few have reinvented themselves.

So, now is time for the re-invention!


Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Barefooted kids near you?

Someone is missing their shoes!

So neat but should be on someone's feet

Cars and shoes seem to be abandoned on my walks in the early morning!

Set out neatly, some little girls shoes [oops, that is an assumption because they are pink] are obviously lost or misplaced... are they yours?


Monday, November 25, 2019

They are everywhere!

Why would you abandon a working car?? Maybe the fees to licence are too much??

This is the third car in a week I have seen abandoned - I can't remember seeing two in a week before - are times really tough? YES!!


Saturday, November 23, 2019

Are these your shoes?

So neat!

Shoes without feet!

On my walk this morning, I came across these lady's shoes without the lady.

So, apart from asking the obvious... "Are these your shoes?" what other questions are created by seeing these shoes separated from their owner.

They look like an alien just grabbed her and whisked her away. Mmmmm


Friday, November 22, 2019

Ahhh maybe the banks are getting their comuppance? Nah just confirmation that all banks are B's

Only 23 million times

I am having an issue with the Westpac about redoing my 100 point score to prove who I am for an account at the time of writing had less than $100 in credit... and they were threatening me with closure of the account.

Our local newspaper ran this story

Apparently, on at least 23 million [ yes million] times, Westpac allowed money laundering to happen with much of it to do with child exploitation in Asia. and the guys at the top are to keep their jobs, get bonuses because this type of business is highly profitable and they are after me to ptove I am me... [the top brass have known for 3 years]

Wayne Mansfield