Category Archives: WOW! – Amazing

Is Catholicism in rude health? 2017 edition

Looking at the newspapers you’d think Catholicism is having a hard time with philandering priests and cover-ups of their doings being found out on a weekly basis. In Australia, the royal commission has uncovered a lot of systematically covered-up child … Continue reading

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Some Game of Thrones Season 8 speculation

Let me indulge, purely for entertainment value, in some fan-speculation on what we will see on-screen after the Long Night is over and the final 6 episodes Of Game of Thrones are run in 2019. Let me first talk about … Continue reading

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65,000 people in Hyde Park casually create one of the great Bohemian Rhapsody performances

Just had to put this up here, because it’s wonderful: These people were waiting for a Green Day concert when Bohemian Rhapsody started playing over the speakers …

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Weaving professional and practical knowledge together: TACSI launches open source human services in Australia

This is a reworking of an earlier post – but reworked with Chief Innovation Officer of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI), Chris Vanstone, there’s quite a bit of new content for those who are interested. Cross posted at … Continue reading

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Some inspiration porn for your Christmas break

Surely the most spectacular and inspiring building of our lifetimes – and some others’

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Deeper into the spin zone

This observation is hardly a blindingly new insight, but it struck me that the video above is a kind of landmark. Google was the company that was information focused, engineering focused – and pretty good at user experience (UX) and … Continue reading

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From the Troppo lab: 3D printed ants

If you think TroppoLabs is mainly about keeping the Merc Sports and Rooter in basic working order, think again!

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