Posts Tagged ‘interwebs’

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 […]

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

Qantas bookings and a ‘4609 error’

The other week I headed up to Sydney, taking the train up on way, and a Qantas flight home. Unlike other airlines in Australia, Qantas still offers a full meal service on many of their domestic flights, so setting my my meal preferences was on my todo list.

Qantas A380 VH-OQF