Posts Tagged ‘blogging’

Listening to the sound of my own voice

There is one peril to being the number one hit on Google for an obscure topic – radio producers looking for a talking head will try and chase you down to get you onto the air. The story started on May 25, when somebody on Reddit posted a photo titled “I want to go down […]

Getting ‘hugged to death’ by Hacker News

The story starts when I published a piece on the backyard approaching lighting at Adelaide Airport to my blog. Later that day I noticed that my website was now running rather sluggishly, so checked the logs – an explosion in traffic. And the reason – someone over at Hacker News had shared a link to […]

Moving containerised logs by train

Since the first railways were built in Australia, timber has been moved by train – a traffic that still exists today, but somewhat hidden thanks to the rise of containers. In the old days Timber tramways would transport freshly cut logs to sawmills deep in the forest. Museums Victoria image MM 5821 With the sawn […]

How many blog posts do I write in a year?

I’ve just sat down and run the numbers – if I continue at my current blog posting rate, after one year I will have published a total of 142 new entries! My current posting schedule is as follows: Two posts a week here (104 posts/year) Once a fortnight about European railways at www.eurogunzel.com (26 posts/year) […]

Fixing my blog robot

One thing you might not know about this site is that I don’t actually wake up each morning and type up a new blog post – I actually write them ahead of time, and then they get pushed out to the site at a time I decide. Unfortunately this doesn’t always work, such as what happened to me a few weeks ago.

XPT derailed outside Southern Cross - July 11, 2014