“Following the early success of the SA model, Victoria has also secured an agreement to get its own Tesla battery built near the town of Stawell. Victoria’s government will be tracking the Hornsdale battery’s early performance with interest.”
Imagine an intelligent Australian Government where they put together an energy budget that would fund building one of these in each state, along with a great big solar farm.
Imagine the effect that would have on other Government’s around the world.
Imagine the impact that would have on the planet, the environment.
“I have no concrete plan for how to approach the shitshow of social media in 2018 and beyond, but I know it starts with not giving a fuck about it.”
I think that’s a healthy way to deal with social media across the board.
Generally speaking, it’s a very brief and curated glimpse into someone’s life, it barely shows us what the person is really like and what they’re going through. Then when someone does post absolutely everything that is happening, in an honest way, we accuse them of over sharing.
It’s a lose lose situation.
“One of the longest-running fan complaints in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been the studio’s reluctance to give Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow her own standalone film, but now it looks like the studio is finally serious about making the project happen.”
About damn time!
We’ve seen glimpses of her background across a couple of the Marvel movies, but nothing that really gives us a better understanding of who the character really is.
After using Windows 10 for the last 12 months or so, I think I’m going to switch back to Mac OS for a while, specifically High Sierra.
I’ll also switch back to iOS for a while too, as opposed to Android, and see how that goes.
Why am I doing this? I’m bored and need a change, that’s about the only reason I can come up with…
“The ability to run Android apps in the background seems something so basic, and yet, ChromeOS can’t do it just yet. However, in Chrome OS beta 64, which you can access now, there’s a new feature called Parallel Tasks which allows multiple Android apps to open and also active at once.”
First project of the New Year?
“This is a wonderful workflow as you don’t have to switch away from reading to process anything. You just highlight the text and continue on while the connected services ensure the words you enjoy are available later.”
“I finally have a great use for IFTTT’s Do Note app. I’ve wired it up to my WordPress blog so that I can quickly publish microblog posts there.”
WordPress microblog posting from Do Note | Manton Reece
Since injuring my back earlier this year I’ve found it a pain in the ass to drive for more than a couple of hours at a time…which sucks, because I used to be able to drive for 10 hours without a hassle. Anyway, on the way back from seeing clients in Sydney I decided to stop at the rest area near Mooney Mooney Bridge so I could stretch my legs for a few minutes, and then I remembered I had my drone in the car with me!
Are you kidding @manton? So I could ditch WP and move to micro.blog, or do I bring micro.blog into my WP?
Eggs Benedict, always ordering!
I’ve been speaking with a couple of friends about Bitcoin lately, what is it, how do you get it, etc. And one friend expressed concern that he didn’t “get” Bitcoin. He’s an old school Chartered Accountant and Financial Advisor, and I tried to explain it…but, this article does a way better job of explaining what Bitcoin is, does, etc.
Going to try something new on the blog for the next month or so.
I thought I had my photo workflow sorted, then Adobe goes and releases Lightroom CC.
From my cursory look at it, seems Lightroom CC is pretty much the workflow I wanted, the power of editing in Lightroom, with the full cloud sync capabilities of say Google Photos. Throw in VSCO X to give the image a final look, and happy days!
I’ll post some more thoughts about Lightroom CC once I’ve had a week or two to play with it.
This is a very “no frills” description of what I think will work well for me going forward.
I have all my photos loaded into Apple’s Photos app, this is usually done on my iPad Pro, they’re also synced to Google Photos as a secondary backup, and yes I have paid for storage on both services so that I can upload and keep the original size the photo was taken in.
Once I have all the photos in Photos, I then delete the shit ones and favourite the ones I definitely want to edit. I do some basic edits in Photos, i.e. exposure, white balance, highlights, shadows, black point, etc.
After the basic edits, I’ll often import the photo into VSCO for the final treatment.
Last but not least, the photo gets posted on Instagram, my blog, and wherever else I want to post it.
So far it seems to work well enough.