(Not a transport post) I’ve used a few social media and instant messenger services over the years. I’m not sure if Usenet, IRC and ICQ count, but SixDegrees certainly does. Then came Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. In recent years I’ve mostly used the latter. The old Twitter wasn’t owned by angels, but at least they ... [More]
This new TV series portrays issues (including transport) from a teenager’s perspective
A post about music… and evening public transport.
Forgive me for this indulgence. No transport stuff in this post – try this link if that’s what you’re looking for. I started writing this post in 2020 after my sons moved out, adding to it every few months. The space in the house after they left plus lockdowns plus online ordering resulted in some ... [More]
This new book on EWL is a political page-turner.
Not a transport post. In years gone by, I scoffed at the idea of paying $50+ a month for Foxtel pay TV, and I wasn’t the only one – apparently by 2012, only 28% of Australian homes had a pay TV subscription. I suppose Foxtel needed to cover their delivery infrastructure costs, unlike today’s streaming ... [More]
SBS is showing UK rail documentary series World’s Busiest Stations – and last night they aired the episode set in Melbourne. Although it’s ostensibly about specific busy stations, the series looks more broadly at the local rail networks. You can watch it on SBS On Demand. It’s well worth a look for a view inside ... [More]
With many people, myself included, spending most of the time at home, you’ll need to indulge me in another non-transport blog post. I once wrote that the five biggest cultural influences of my childhood were Lego, Tintin, Usborne Books, Doctor Who and The Goodies. Many Australians of my age fondly remember The Goodies thanks to ... [More]