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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.

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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2018 Adelaide South Australia Election Issues

These are the issues that most matter to me for the forthcoming state election in March 2018. 1. Street Lights in avenues need an extra lamp illuminating below tree canopies with especially dark often uneven footpaths. New lamps near street … Continue reading

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Dual Citizenship MP Issue

Australian Citizenship & Eligibility as MP When the Constitution was instituted, by an act of the Westminster Parliament, there was no concept of an Australian citizen – all Australians were deemed to be British Subjects and indeed even in 1947 … Continue reading

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