Archive for December, 2012

On hiatus for the next month, starting now

For the next month, this blog is going to be on hiatus – by the time that this blog post goes live, I’m going to be midway between Melbourne and Europe, on a plane that looks a lot like this one. Above photo by Adrian Pingstone, via Wikimedia Commons My last big overseas trip was […]

Forgetting about the 2012 RACV Board election

A few months ago the RACV Board elections came and went without me noticing – last year I discovered that of the 1.6 million members eligible to vote, only 55,000 or so chose to do so, so I’m not alone. Back in 2011 six candidates were vying for two board seats, but this year the field was much tighter.

Ballot paper for the 2012 RACV Board election

Broken promises from Myki

Over the weekend I was cleaning up piles of junk I have collected over the years, when I found a copy of the 2007 Student Concession Card application form. Inside it was full of marketing material relating to the ‘soon to come’ Myki system, along with a number of promised features that have never eventuated.

So what has been cut from the system in the five years since?

Melbourne Metro rail tunnel: how about some actual detail?

Over the weekend an article titled Tunnel under city or face rail chaos appeared in Melbourne newspaper The Age. So who came up with the tunnel idea, and where are they planning to actually build it?

CBD South station, cutaway view at Flinders Street end