Posts Tagged ‘mystery’

Melway still beats Google Maps?

The other day the publishers of Melbourne’s Melway street directory boasted that their maps were more up to date than Google Maps. It reminded me of an experience I had the other month. Still around & still the most reliable #melbourne maps. More up-to-date mapping than #googlemaps. Also on iOS http://t.co/8qOl7sTl80 — Melway Maps (@MelwayMaps) […]

News Limited and the ‘sslcam’ redirect

Recently I was in the middle of researching a blog post, when my internet connection crapped out, leaving me at an odd looking URL. The middle bit of it made sense – www.theaustralian.com.au – but what is up with the sslcam.news.com.au domain name?

Trams and the cycle of sand

When travelling on a Melbourne tram, you might have noticed a little window of sand next to your seat. So what’s the story?

Sand box indicator in the saloon of a D2 class tram

When a fire hose crosses the railway track

Earlier in April a photo did the rounds of social media, which showed a fire hose passing over a railway crossing, with plastic humps put over the top in an attempt to allow trains to pass by. So what is the story behind it?

Fire hose over railway tracks (by Tom Bongaerts)

PTV website redesign, and a trail of broken links

On 21 April 2013 Public Transport Victoria launched their new public transport information website, but they missed one big item in the move to the new website – making sure all of their old links continued to work.

'Page not found' error for an old URL on the PTV website