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Cool Ways to Generate Electricity

I have written here before about cool ways to generate electricity by using people (shoes, dance floors etc). Of course that isn’t going to generate industrial sizes of electricity. These might. 1. Lorne Pier Wave Power Recently we were at Lorne Pier, and saw a rather oddly shaped box sitting on the pier. A little bit of snooping […]

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My Awesome DIY Letterbox

When I lived in Sydney, I bought my first home. It was a lovely little cottage, a modest front, and great location near Backwattle Bay in Glebe Point. Narrow, but long enough and somehow large enough to contain 3 bedrooms. I loved it, and I still wish I had not sold it (though keeping it […]

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2010: My Blog in Review

So in 2010 I finally did something that I have wanted to do pretty much ever since blogging became something that apparently everyone was doing…. I started a blog. I’ve really enjoyed writing my blog, and its something I will continue to do. More for my own enjoyment and amusement than anything else, but Iover […]

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Evolution Of Iconic Taxi’s (London)

Following a few other posts on this topic (the evolution of the routemaster bus and the New York Cab), we turn now to the London black cab, without a doubt one of the great taxi’s in the world. This wonderful taxi, then evolved into something significantly less inspired. A lot of these had 6 seats, but never […]

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Evolution Of Iconic Taxi’s (New York City)

I have written here before about the evolution of the London Routemaster Bus. That post made me think of the evolution of other iconic designs, especially those that define a city. The London Black Cab and New York Taxi are without a doubt two of these. Turning first to the New York cab. If you […]

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What I Do All Day…

So despite of one or two work-ish related posts on this blog, this has of course become much more my personal blog. Frankly when I started writing it, I did not really know what it was going to be, so its nice that is seems to have taken on at least some direction! However, I […]

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Why print in 2D when you can print in 3D!

I’ve recently started ‘using’ a macbook pro. I say ‘using’ in inverted commas, because I would not call it that at all. For one thing, I simply cannot cure myself of the need to have my left index finger resting on the trackpad (is that what its called?) while I move the mouse around with […]

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How I Intend to Get to Work in Future (Part 2)

I recently wrote about the rather amazing Martin Jetpack, and my plans to use it to get to work. In that post, I neglected to mention that I have also not been to work on things that have only one wheel. Mono-wheels. Uni-wheels. Whatever you want to call it, I’m thinking that it might be […]

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The New London Routemaster Bus

Boris rocks. When it was announced that the institution that is the hop-on, hop-off London routemaster was to be phased out and replaced with bendy buses (that routinely cause traffic chaos in London’s tight streets and regularly injure cyclists), we all shed a collective tear. If there is one thing you cannot accuse our wonderful Mayor of, […]

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Iron Man Suit Anyone?

Given the state of robotics in today’s world, it is not really hugely surprising that Raytheon (one of the world’s most innovative and largest defence companies) has developed a wearable robotics suit that effectively turns the wearer into a version of Iron Man. Want to lift 200lb? No problem, the suit boosts the wearers power […]

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