How to run an election – ACT style

I've lived in the Australian Capital Territory for more than 10 years.  Things are a little different in here to other parts of Australia.  Since ACT is a territory and not an original state, the constitutional arrangements are very different.  Until 1989 the ACT did not self-govern and had a variety of Administrators and systems … Continue reading How to run an election – ACT style

Tepco finally admits nuke crisis avoidable | The Japan Times Online

Tepco finally admits nuke crisis avoidable | The Japan Times Online. While It's about time.  While the earthquake and tsunami were very powerful, their magnitudes and impacts were far from unpredictable or unavoidable. The fact that no-one died from the earthquake (I think I'm right?) indicates that the engineering and construction of everything from houses … Continue reading Tepco finally admits nuke crisis avoidable | The Japan Times Online

Canberra Electric Vehicle Festival – 1 December 2012

So that you can make plans and bookings, I'm letting you know that the Canberra EV Festival will be held on 1 December 2012.The festival will be in the CBD, but I don't have any more details about the venue.As I get more details, I'll let you know.  [marking date in calendar, reminder to wash … Continue reading Canberra Electric Vehicle Festival – 1 December 2012

Fuel Consumption trends – Fuelly.com

  I keep track of my petrol use on http://www.fuelly.com. It has a simple interface and lets you record all manner of details in one place.  You can compare your car to the same model; there's even 3 Trabants! Here's my stats and trends since January 2012: Fuel Consumption Average: 4.8L/100km Last: 4.6L/100km Best: 4.5L/100km … Continue reading Fuel Consumption trends – Fuelly.com