Archive for the 'Business' Category

Virgin Australia is a disgrace

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Have you heard the news about Virgin’s seemingly-innocuous request for a gentleman to change seats? I am outraged. I encourage all and sundry to report their complaint to Virgin management. One easy way is with this form. I submitted the below. Attn: Corporate Affairs: I read with abject shock and horror the article in The […]

Airline seat pitches

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

In response to this article on The Age Is seating space a big issue for you? Would you pay, say, 5% more for extra legroom in standard economy, instead of the high rates currently being charged for premium economy? Which airlines have given you the best deal on space – have allowed you to sit […]

Backup – what you need to consider

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Ah a topic dear to my heart. Both my business partner and I care fanatically about data integrity and hence backups. I guess that makes us appropriate people to manage data for people 😛 We address backup from multiple dimensions: Prevention Technology People Risk Events Recovery Times Economics Communication 1. Prevention We use software RAID1 […]

Coworking Melbourne

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

I will be spending the coming weeks updating Coworking Melbourne to reflect my thoughts on vital aspects of this new and exciting community working exercise. Check out the twitter feed, blog and FaceBook page.

Seasons Greetings!

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

It’s a while since I posted on this blog, quite possibly because I’m too busy with my new company and reading much better or funnier blogs. Oh well, in the spirit of the Festive Season, I thought I’d share a few gems from the last year of RSS: Great post on today’s generation that echoes […]


Sunday, June 3rd, 2007

In response to Richard’s post Companies create objects or services that they hope consumers will desire. They also must create, to truly succeed, a space, mental and physical, for the potential client to form a desire. The easiest way to do this is to understand desire at the conceptual stage of the project and push […]

A Global Obligation

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Dear all, By now some of you will have heard my talk about my latest project – A Global Obligation. Well the good news is it’s open for all (Web 2.0-compliant beta mode of course!) Please do your part for humanity and check it out. If you have any feedback or bugs, please let me […]


Saturday, May 26th, 2007

This post by Seth Godin sums up nicely what’s wrong with most organisations. It certainly explains my daily frustrations in dealing with many incompetently-managed organisations.

PC Recommendations

Friday, February 9th, 2007

In response to Richard’s post, I provide as a rough guide the following regarding any new PC purchase: I echo those pains! John and I are constantly complaing about it: particularly Dell. Apple is nice and easy to follow. You can even run Windows on their MacBooks now 😉 My advice to people is thus: […]

New (additional) Blog!

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

John Cleary and I have just launched Life With Mediocrity. You can read more about it at our About page, subscribe to our RSS or visit our homepage. Please support us in our quest to rid the world of mediocrity and incompetence.