Sep 27, 2021
Sep 25, 2021
I have a love hate relationship with birds living by the park. They mess up my house, my car and even my head on the odd occasion. Kingfishers constantly attack our windows. I hate them at cafes where they scavenge food off plates and fly inside and scurry around between tables. I think they can be disgusting. However in their own environment they are amazing creatures. I took my camera out to the park to check out the bird life.
Sep 23, 2021
When Australia announced they were entering a contract to build nuclear submarines it made me wonder about nuclear power in general. One surprise was the number of plants in the world today.
USA leads the world, followed, surprisingly by France which is only twice as big (land mass) as New Zealand.
Sep 21, 2021
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Sep 13, 2021
I found this cartoon on the web after writing the comments below.
Virtual Meetings Virtually Useless
Well for me anyway. I hate them. Yes they are a necessity during the Covid restrictions but long term we will be loosing a lot of value we otherwise can get from personal meetings.
In my experience meetings online are dominated by people who are more than happy to keep talking past their use-by date and talking over the top of the less dominant (and potentially more valuable) participants.
Then there are the people who just sit in, turn off (literally, their video feed and their microphone) and simply just zero out. Then there are the constant technology inadequacies that disrupt the flow of a meeting.
Personally, at a meeting, I like to look at all of the participants, encourage their input and read their body language and reactions to the nuances of matters that are being discussed at the meeting. These are all lost in on-line get togethers. In my view virtual meetings are stop gap measure where real work needs to be done between face to face meetings or a venue for just touching base and covering the more mundane aspects of business that really can be covered by an email.
I agree there is a place for virtual meetings where it comes to training. But its only one of the tools we can use not the panacea to replace face to face learning.
Well that's my bitch for the day but others would disagree as outlined in the linked document below.
Sep 11, 2021
A few snaps during Covid times for us.
Jay and me dismantling a fishing reel and some other things..