What does it mean to escape? If you are to break free from your confines only to find yourself lost and alone in a strange world, have you really escaped? Within the broken walls of Zemlya, new alliances are formed as others are shattered. The rules are simple; those in power live. Those that fall … More The Zemlya Confederacy – Launched!
I’ve realised something recently. I might be wrong, but this seems to be my experience. Hobbies are something that you use to fill your time, and generally seem to be something that you do on your own. Sure, there are some team sports out there, but the majority of what you’d call a “hobby” … More Hobbies are the book-ends of your intimate relationship
I’ll keep this one short: Both Zemlya books are now free for this weekend. So if you haven’t read both books, please jump in there and grab a copy before they go back to their normal price! Both books contain some stunning action scenes between military cyborgs, an oppressive government, conspiracies galore and set … More Zemlya – Free Weekend!
Over and Out It’s a simple phrase, and one that you hear a lot in movies and the like. It’s so ubiquitous that you hear people saying it when they are on communications equipment. Of course, anyone who has done even the basics of radio communication will tell you that this is not something … More Words that I find painful
As a teenager, one of my favourite shows was “Black Box” (the Australian version of Air Crash Investigations). I’ve always been interested in aviation, and I’ve flown both gliders and powered aircraft. One of these days, when I have both time and money, I will likely go back to flying, but for now, my flight … More “Please pay attention to our brief safety messages…”
I work in the broadcast and entertainment industry. For the last few years, there has been a heady mix of excitement and terror over the rise of platforms like YouTube and Netflix. Initially, there was no threat perceived to major broadcasters, as there was no infrastructure to support good quality video. Getting a transmission licence … More Television is at War
Throughout high school I only had one goal: to be a F111 pilot. I’m not sure when I got the idea, but I do know it was a central theme of everything I did there. I joined the Air Cadets at age 13 (practically as soon as I could) – and by about 14 I … More Why military service seems appealing – until it isn’t.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a small piece about how Cold-War thinking and Fail-Deadly systems might prove a way to mitigate the risk of AI taking over the world. I had a response (literally only a single response – I’m that cheap) taking me up on more information from that era. I wanted … More That time Bravado and Paranoia nearly ended the world – and no-one knew