I am hunting around for a number of free things to do in Canberra. Not only do the kids want something to do, but I have a number of unemployed or student friends who have no jobs, and consequently little money. I know there are the old stand bys of the national gallery, the botanic [...]
I was sitting on the bus this afternoon, staring out the window as usual. On my 20 minute commute I spotted three drivers using their mobile phones, hand held, with no hands free kits. One, in a dark blue RAV 4 on Canberra Ave drifted all over the lane, and almost side swiped a car, [...]
I have been a fan of services like freecycle that lets people give away stuff they don’t need or want for free, and others to obtain those items. Some while ago I discovered Yepgot,
Yepgot is a service which lets you lend out things you have in return for money, and borrow things you need for [...]
My son and some friends are doing an amateur video production about what would have happened if the world really did end on 12.21.12. They’re looking for suitably end of the world shooting locations that are publicly accessible. It is okay if the locality is on private property but can be filmed as background from [...]
The other day I was assaulted in broad daylight in the Canberra region. One moment I’m minding my own business, the next I was running for my life. It was a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time and looking at the wrong young man who took offense. I didn’t do [...]
One of the things I like to do is go on road trips. I like to get in the car and just head out of Canberra, especially on week ends. I often end up doing that on my own as most of my friends are now married and have kids. Kids don’t like being cooped [...]
I was just driving down the Monaro Highway through Hume and spotted the aftermath of a car versus motorcycle collision at the intersection with Lanyon Drive. Police and Ambulance were in attendance. It appeared that a blue sedan traveling south west on the Lanyon Drive collided with a motorcycle traveling south on the Monaro. Judging [...]
In the past week I have received two different unsolicited offers of employment via email that both look a little too generic to be true. They were sent to two separate email addresses, both of which I have used in the past to seek work. Neither email address has ever been “in the public” such [...]
I drove down to the coast on the week end and counted 13 dead wombats in my travels. Poor buggers were laying beside the road, paws pointed to the sky. In some places there were two corpses in less than 100 meters. Most were between Braidwood and Bungendore. All were sprayed with a cross on [...]
In one of those weird “I was looking for something else” discoveries I found this interesting article on the ACCC web page relating to false advertising by Zamels Jewelers. http://www.accc.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1070709/fromItemId/142 Now I’ve never shopped at Zamels, but I am sure many Canberrans have. It makes for interesting reading. For example;
“The court found that, by using [...]
I went along to the Equal Marriage rally in Canberra today to support my son who I am quite proud of. After putting up with me for years he came out and in many ways, opened my mind to the many human rights issues that diverse people face. While he want off to do his [...]
I’ve been trying to find the bit of legislation that states that ACT mental health workers may not engage in sexual relations with people under their care. The bit that states that the person under care can not be considered to give consent. Googling “mental health worker sexual consent” or similar keeps coming up with [...]
The other day I dropped the key fob for my car and broke it. I need to get it fixed or replaced. I’ve gone to a few locksmiths who tell me they don’t do it. The only recommendation I have been given was for a certain business in Fyshwick that I normally won’t use [...]
Now that I am a member of the great unwashed unemployed looking for work, I find I have to mix with some of the professional unemployed. I say professional, because some of them have turned it into a living of sorts.
I was talking to a couple who I’d seen around the traps. Both seemed like [...]
I am wondering if anyone else out there has been experiencing woeful reception from Vodaphone? I have both a mobile phone and mobile slowband with them. It is supposed to be broadband, but I’ve done online tests, and 4 kilobytes per second (kbs) is dial up speed. I used to own a 56k dial up [...]
I’ve been looking for work for about two months now after the company I was working for lost a contract and announced it would have to make some of us redundant. So have my co-workers.
I’ve been advised of several job opportunities through two major recruiting companies I registered with.
Strangely, one of my co-workers [...]
I had the misfortune to once again encounter the rude, abusive, offensive and smart ass behaviour of Dickson College students who catch the 4:30pm Deanes bus to Queanbeyan. On numerous occasions I have had to put up with their offensive and abusive language.
Today, finally fed up with it I asked “Could you please stop [...]
I have been looking for a new job in the IT field as the writing is on the wall for the one I have now. The new game seems to be contracting. No more solid walk in jobs based on years of experience. So, I dressed up and went to pimp myself and my skills [...]