Put A Rocket Under Your Website

It’s taken a few years putting together this 40+ page website and carrying out ongoing site updates and maintenance. Gradually, the website became slower and slower to load and that fact didn’t really dawn on me until I recently received a tweet from a long-time tweep colleague, Cinnamon Carter (@Cinnamon_Carter). Always succinct and to the […]

Login Problem Corrected

Some of you might have encountered a MySatelliteSpy Member Login problem of late. Well, it’s been fixed! Logging in via the Forum has been fine, but any member logging in using the normal Login form elsewhere on the website will have hit “ERROR – Incorrect Password”. Those who reset their password will have seen the […]

Young Australian of the Year – Marita Cheng, Engineering Visionary

The prime minister of Australia has just announced the “Australian of the Year” awards on the eve of Australia Day, 26th January. The Young Australian of the Year 2012 is Marita Cheng, who has been hailed as an engineering visionary. GO ENGINEERS! GO WOMEN ENGINEERS! NATION BUILDERS! Here’s an extract from the website of the […]

Year of the Dragon – 龙年

龙年吉祥! 新的一年祝全世界人民好运连连生活美满! Welcome to the Year of the Dragon! I hope that this new year will bring good luck to all people in the world. I don’t speak or write Chinese, so I sincerely hope that the above Chinese text correctly conveys my meaning. If it is wrong in any way then please leave a […]

How to Survive an Earthquake – The Triangle of Life

Every year there are hundreds, if not thousands of earthquakes but the only ones to make the headlines are those that impact significantly on us humans. 2011 was a bad year for such events – I don’t need to name them as they will all flash into your mind as you read this. For a […]

Santa Claus – An Engineer’s Perspective

Someone sent me this in an email quite a few years ago. It’s a gem! I don’t know where it originated or who holds the copyright, but with apologies and grateful thanks to the copyright holder … Here it is: There are approximately two billion children (persons under 18) in the world. However, since Santa […]

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

I wanted to send some sort of holiday greeting to my friends and colleagues, but it’s difficult in today’s world to know exactly what to say without offending someone. So I met with my lawyer last night, and on advice I wish to say the following: DEFINITIONS “The Wisher” – Me. “The Wishee” – You. […]

Oh Deer – The MX Missile, a Flying Coffin and the Twin Towers

The anniversary of the atrocity committed against the USA has triggered memories of a day some 30 years ago which culminated in a picture-perfect flight into NYC’s La Guardia airport, the approach being down the Hudson River with a sharp turn to port across Manhattan onto the final approach. A stunning afternoon view of Manhattan […]