Happy birthday to soulful Gina ... Tomorrow is the Opera House's birthday in a rather wild and eventful city of ours 🎉🎈🎇
DEADLY snake was seen slithering along George St, Sydney sending people into a panic. Slippery Drinking MEdia Dragons: unseen unheard red-bellied black snake has been caught drinking in a pub in the center the city of Sydney
a scrabble of rats, a hand
lit from within like a tulip—
Who dashes down that street to meet her lover?
Who sits in the movie theatre
coiled, silent, a black cat?
A jackal crouches in shadow, hungry for salt.
At the base of a dune that heaves to the blank horizon
a palm tree shrugs its shoulders
as if to say: Well, what did you expect?
Podesta to Tom Steyer in leaked email: ‘I didn’t expect to get f—ed by you’ The Hill
Unseen unheard and unlinkedin Binge Breakers... TriStan Harris learned that the most-successful sites and apps hook us by tapping into deep-seated human needs. When LinkedIn launched, for instance, it created a hub-and-spoke icon to visually represent the size of each user’s network. That triggered people’s innate craving for social approval and, in turn, got them scrambling to connect. “Even though at the time there was nothing useful you could do with LinkedIn, that simple icon had a powerful effect in tapping into people’s desire not to look like losers...”
Joe Elman compares the tech industry to Big Tobacco before the link between cigarettes and cancer was established: keen to give customers more of what they want, yet simultaneously inflicting collateral damage on their lives. Harris, Elman says, is offering Silicon Valley a chance to reevaluate before more-immersive technology, like virtual reality, pushes us beyond a point of no return.How to fight iPhone LinkedIn etc addiction (You will not find MEdia Dragons on LinkedIn or Facebook or etc as we are total losers ...]
Herbal teas and health ...
The old cliché about advertising was, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” The new cliché is, “If you’re not paying for it, you’re the product.” In an attention economy, you pay for free content and services with your time. The compensation isn’t very good.
RUSSIA DROPS FISH BOMB ON NEW ZEALAND AFTER NZ PRIME MINISTER KEY ATTACKS PRESIDENT PUTIN John Helmer. From Helmer by e-mail: The covert story here is the NZ Govt’s decision to end the nuclear-free zone ban on US warships.
The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre ‘Desert Rose’ will hit the road to give people in the Shire easy access to essential government payments and services in October.
Fundamentals of Public Impact sets out a basic theoretical framework that aims to “help governments navigate their way from idea to impact” amid growing “fears that populations will become unwilling to support public institutions through taxation or to participate in the democratic process”.
Mick Gatto's House is for sale...
Recent criticism of government websites highlighted the need to improve readability. But what exactly are readability measures, and should agencies rely on them? In a series of 2016 reports, an Irish software company reviewed the clarity of government websites in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom and South Africa. This increased awareness of one of the most common measures of plain English: readability. The readability debate: is there a formula for the write stuff?
Avoiding Viruses in DNC/DCCC/CF Excel Files Another Word For It. For readers playing alone at home