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About adelaidepete

Now live in Adelaide South Australia and have always worked in Systems & Software Engineering. I am enjoying commenting on, suggesting and discussing innovative solutions to problems and useful risk mitigation strategies and recently interested in the realm of public policy re urban planning & disasters - the focus of this blog. I am interested in technology, gadgetry, enhancing productivity & functionality, urban planning, military thinking and public policy. I enjoyed periods I spent in USA (Reston, Virginia Beach & Dallas) & Europe (Germany, Spain, Italy & Greece) but genuinely love Australia, most people, animals, singing, dancing & life.

Fences Not Floods

So many cattle sadly lost in the February 2019 Queensland flooding… somehow surviving that long drought only to perish in the torrential rain initiated widespread flooding, often trapped against a fence in utter terror as the water level inexorably rose … Continue reading

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Coping with Global Warming & Bushfires / Wildfires

Surviving Global Warming or Not Numerous adverse consequences arising from global warming are already surprising many with their noticeable increasing incidence… more intense storms, droughts, heatwaves, blackouts, and bushfires or wildfires! Some government world leaders are in denial and either … Continue reading

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Tanzania Ferry Disaster

The latest capsize in the news killed over 200 on an overloaded vessel. As the shore was approached at the end of a trip, hundreds rushed to the same side destabilising the ferry’s balance. This will probably result in blame … Continue reading

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Incomplete Import iPhone Contacts to Mazda

Incomplete iPhone Contacts Synchronisation with Mazda Connect. Given that more than a million latest generation MX-5 ND cars have been sold – many to people with recent iPhones – it should be of concern to Apple that automatic synchronisation to … Continue reading

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Beware of statewide pet control in South Australia

South Australian legislation on dog and cat ownership obligations apparently comes into force at the beginning of the financial year on July 1st. It includes requirements for such pets to be both desexed and microchipped on a state-wide basis. While … Continue reading

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Plastic Bags Ban

The ban on free plastic bags from shops, especially supermarkets, has had massive adverse consequences for the environment. Whereasbefore they offered biodegradable ones that mostly went to landfill, now they issue robust reusable versions that last forever and are often … Continue reading

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Vehicle Refuel Contingency Idea

Adelaide South Australia experiences all too frequent electric power interruptions that have  knock on effects to important logistics such as traffic light operations, petrol pump operation at service stations, mobile and NBN dependant  fixed line phone operability, and life critical … Continue reading

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