Entries categorized "Be Careful Out There"

Thumbs up to Wellington Region Emergency team as shocks continue

Bit of a shout-out to Wellington Region Emergency Management Office this afternoon. A great example of people being organised and communicative long before a crisis hits, WREMOnz should be a case study for all NZ's civil defence organisations and especially the government ministry tasked with national organisation. WREMOnz on Facebook... Read more →


Christchurch gathers in consolation

Yesterday's Christchurch Memorial Service saw the end of an indescribably long three weeks, punctuated by unbelievable tragedy, devastation and destruction. Many have remarked on the resilience of the human spirit and taken great comfort from the selfless humanitarian actions of others. At this very minute, that selflessness is in evidence... Read more →


As I write, Northern Queensland is braced to bear the worst tropical cyclone Australia has ever experienced. In 1974, Cyclone Tracy caused utter devastation in Darwin but was smaller than the system that is steaming into Townsville and environs at the moment. What the outcome will be we have no... Read more →


Beware Geeks Bearing Gifts

It's that time of year when people dress up and pretend to be something else. The trend begins around Halloween, then on towards Christmas there is almost a perpetual parade of cowboys, pirates, fairies, elves and magical creatures that - in fiction - can provide all manner of blessings and... Read more →


Do you trust Facebook to get your 'social context' right?

In the interesting video below, a doggedly-determined and earnest 'Face' from Facebook tells us how he would love to get messages from his grandma, his mates, his loved ones all in one place, without the hassle of different devices and methods. In fact, what he would like more than anything... Read more →