Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Theremin wizardry

Theremin and synthesizer playing Babooshka.


Pure wizardry.....nothing else can be said.





Sunday, April 16, 2017

Koalas are dicks

Its Off Off broadway events like this that make living in NYC perfect.





Brody, America’s favorite koala, has stormed off the set of his hit sitcom. Holed up in a sleazy LAX motel, he's got enough booze and drugs to last for months.

Desperate to get him back on track his agent, wrangler, and co-star try to make him see reason. But is their concern for Brody's future? Or their own?

Koalas are Dicks is a dark Hollywood comedy about terrible people and the koala who supports them.

http://www.randomlyspecifictheatre.com/upcoming-events.html

Unfortunately yesterday was the end of a "too" short run.......but hopefully will get to see Grant Tambellini, Peter Buck Dettmann, Tiffany May McRae, Larry Phillips, Phoebe Leonard & Griffin Hennelly in something else sooner than later as they were all awesome in this production and deserve to be in major long run Broadway production.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

NBN - A Network Error

https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2017/april/1490965200/paddy-manning/network-error
He called his internet retailer to ask about their 100 Mbps NBN plan ($80 a month), and here’s where the story gets interesting. They didn’t want to sell him the 100 Mbps plan, recommending a 25 Mbps plan instead, and telling him the NBN had said that, for the coexistence period of 18 months (while ADSL and NBN technologies were running simultaneously), there’d be a slowdown in NBN speeds. Curious, Adam called the NBN and was told that was rubbish, and he should definitely be able to get up to 100 Mbps at his address. He called the retailer back and ordered the 100 Mbps plan. Off-peak he is now getting 25 Mbps, but it fluctuates wildly, and at peak times in the evening he is getting between 2 and 8 Mbps – worse than before. https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2017/april/1490965200/paddy-manning/network-error



All i can say is i'm glad i live in New York with unlimited download 300/30 for $70 a month while this crap is going on.

Cant believe people voted Turnbull in.

We were so close.....but now so far.

What i dont understand is why we as Australian voters arent doing more to lobby around getting this fixed.

These are our rights that are being affected.

These are services we pay good money for that are being delivered poorly.

When are we as a nation going to utilise the resources we posses in order to force a better service level agreement for our money?


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

NSW land titles "sold" to private interests for $2.6b......for a footy stadium upgrade

Come in spinner.......

Property owners of NSW.....hope you had your bran this morning because bend over....you just got shafted.

It makes absolutely no sense to sell off the family silverware today if you have to pay to rent it back next Sunday.....and why did we do this? All to upgrade some footy stadiums.

What a joke.


http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/nsw-land-titles-registry-leased-for-26-billion-to-hastings-funds-management-first-state-super-20170412-gvjcfw.html
The Berejiklian government has announced it will lease the state's 150-year-old land titles registry to Hastings Funds Management and First State Super for 35 years, after accepting their bid of $2.6 billion.


I give it about 12-18 months before they start jacking up prices due to "unforeseen circumstances" (lol=33.5 years worth of #FatProfits).

Whats the bet that HFM make more than $130m x 35 years for their $2.6b investment......it will make this "lease payment" look like chump change

Feel free to send your comments to Premier Gladys Berejiklian via twitter @GladysB once this starts to happen.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tracy Chapman

Up late doing taxes with random mp3's playing in the background.......Tracy Chapman "Behind The Wall" came on......had to stop what i was doing and listen.


- https://youtu.be/-9BM6VsTNYg


Forgot how awesomely gifted she is and how sad sad sad this song is.......



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Westpac jacks up investor rates 0.28%

Anyone staying with @Westpac deserves to get shafted after they raise investor rates 0.28% to pump up profits.

There was NO corresponding RBA move, this is just profit driven.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Fed announcement Wednesday the 15th

You never would have thought based on the $US movement that there was a fed meeting tomorrow likely to result in the a 0.25% rate increase for only the 3rd time in a decade......

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Hedda Gabler

Just saw the #NTLive production of Hedda Gabler. Isn't technology awesome (live satellite of a play tonight in London).


If you get a chance to see the encore screenings (showing now in a lot of countries around the world) - http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/59687-hedda-gabler I highly reccomend it.

Ruth Wilson is a powerhouse of an actress (though to be honest never heard of her before 2 weeks ago when we saw her on Graham Norton show as publicity for this play).


http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/59687-hedda-gabler

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Strata Schemes "an Australian postal address"

Wow just been told by NSW Fair Trading someone screwed up Nov 2016 update and left the word "Australian" for postal address requirement.

1 in 20 Australians currently live overseas and some of these would most likely be property owners so even though we can have "electronic communications" and attend AGM's via skype or electronic polling.....the AGM notices can ONLY be sent via mail to an Australian registered address according to Strata Schemes Management Act Sec 178

Who do we contact in NSW parliament to get this act changed by legislation and how much is this screwup going to cost taxpayers?

178   Content of strata roll
(1) Information about lots The following information must be recorded in the strata roll in relation to a particular lot in the strata scheme:
(a)  the name of the holder of the estate in fee simple in the lot (in the case of a freehold strata scheme) or the holder of the leasehold estate in the lot (in the case of a leasehold strata scheme),
(b)  an address for service of notices,
(c)  an Australian postal address, and an email address if the holder has one, if not provided as the address for service,
(d)  the name of the holder’s agent (if any) appointed in accordance with this Act and the agent’s address for service of notices,
(e)  information provided under a strata interest notice,
(f)  information provided under a tenancy notice.


lol so you can have an AGM meeting via Skype.....but you have to get the notice about the meeting via Australian post snail mail only....

Electronic communications 
The owners corporation can decide how meetings are to be held and the method of voting.
This includes enabling voting and/or meeting participation through technology such as email, teleconference, video conference calls and the use of voting websites. Pre-meeting electronic voting is another option that owners corporations can choose to allow.



What a mess.......