Sunday, February 26, 2017

Coffin Club

Article in todays NYT about a group of retirees forming "coffin club" in NZ for the ultimate DIY


Roger Terry and his wife, Grace, have little interest in quilting, fishing or book clubs. Instead, they meet with other retired friends each Tuesday at a disused sports center to build coffins, a hobby that has gathered followers across New Zealand.
“We have a heap of fun,” said Grace Terry, 77, a former nurse in Hawke’s Bay, on the North Island of New Zealand. “I’ve seen people come alive making their own coffins.”

In case you are thinking "pine box" check out this snazzy custom build.

Inspirational :)

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Meat Pies = life is good

Was feeling homesick this whipped up some meat pies from scratch. Bit of Heinz is good.

Sunday, February 19, 2017


Terrorist shooting incident in downtown brooklyn ......just kidding, they are filming #Homeland

Though seriously wow at how long standing around for 10 seconds of firing guns and car screeches etc......

Jodie has a video of the action here -

Australian property gains tax changes?

Reading this article -

Anyone think if they remove or reduce the 50% discount on housing......that they will still apply the 50% discount for shares and investments other than property?
(eg only 25% discount on property investments for 12-60 months increasing up to 50% on property investments more than 5+ years)


Saturday, February 18, 2017

2.75m in Darlinghurst

Keep in mind $145k to $2.75m is only 12% return pa.

I think the problem in Australia is people dont understand how inflation works (also would be interesting to know what capital improvements have been done over the last 30+ years).

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

E3 visa infographics (for Australians only)

For my tech friends in Australia looking for engineering roles in the USA (and finding problems with USA based HR staff) you might want to check this infographic out.
Happy to answer any questions but the comparison on the 2nd infographic between E3 and H1b visa covers most of it.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Bring out the pitchforks

Bring out the pitchforks the revolution is coming.......

The most interesting tweet I've read this week.