LogoMe great service

A BIG THANK YOU to LogoMe who went ABOVE & BEYOND in their efforts on a small custom job. I designed a tag to put on photo’s of our young Labrador – the Name, Lilly, in embossed gold, followed by a Pawprint that has a red heart in it. Recenty Lilly invested all her savings […]

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Durong Dingo Sanctuary

Simon Stretton’s Durong Dingo Sanctuary – Simon explains why keeping the Dingo DNA is so important for Australia. Remember the Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine)which became totally extinct?- don’t let that happen to Australia’s own Dingo.   Share

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Why Solar Panels connected to the grid is wrong

Having solar panels on every house roof, pouring  electricity into the grid is wrong. In theory it sounds good. However for it to create a saving for the grid, the power station has to be able to shut a whole generator down, probably at least 20Mw. That takes a while to do and the power […]

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Bridge Cameras, a better alternative to an entry level DSLR

I’m often asked for advice by camera buying friends. They’ve just seen an inexpensive DSLR, under $1000, and they’re hooked, because ‘DSLR’ is like some magic word promising high quality photographs. My advice is that a good bridge camera, also called ‘Super Zooms’, like the Panasonic FZ200, with up to 30x zoom, is a far […]

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Highway Speed Limits are Too Low for safety

Does Speed Kill or does Speed Damage your Wallet? The news stories of ‘stupidity fueled crashes’  brand regular drivers that break the speed limit as deviant criminals. That’s unfair and crazy. Motorists are being fined on safe sections of roads, often straight, sometimes without another car in sight. It’s all wrong. If you hear on […]

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Lawnmower fix broken governor

Satan, a Rover Sprint 373 Lawnmower, with a Briggs and Stratton ‘Easy Start’ engine  got his name because from NEW he would never start easily – only ONCE did Satan start easily and that was the day I took him back to the shop to complain!! Here’s the misleading advert –   Our previous mower […]

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Full Refund on Faulty Product

I bought an oven on 6th Jan that was faulty. The manufacturer got a local repair company to fix it. The repairman couldn’t come for 2 weeks!! When he finally arrived all he did was check that what I had described was in fact the problem, EVEN THOUGH HE HAD THE REPLACEMENT PART WITH HIM. […]

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Built in Obsolescence destroys Brand Loyalty because nothing lasts anymore.

In the last month our Air conditioner failed, our Refrigerator failed, our New Oven was faulty and couldn’t be repaired. The Aircon and fridge were just 13 years old. I got a full refund including installation costs for the new oven, which I believe had a design flaw. Sorting all that out seemed almost like […]

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Panasonic FZ150 first tests

I November 2011 I bought a Panasonic FZ150 camera because I wanted ONE camera that would take reasonable quality photo’s and high quality video. Essential features for me were an external microphone socket and the ability to have manual controls of focus, zoom etc while videoing. The Panasonic FZ150 is one of the ‘super zoom’ […]

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Nacho the World travelling Rubber Duck!

For a couple of weeks in late September and early October this year I was host to a world travelling Duck – Nacho. Made of rubber and wearing a scarf and weird hat, Nacho originated in California and had already traveled to a few people in the USA, visited Niagara Falls, England and New Zealand. […]

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