Posts in “Misc”

Tricks for Learning Foreign Languages

11 Dec 2013

I get by in a few foreign languages (Spanish mostly, some Portuguese and French). People’s first response to this is “oh that sounds so hard” quickly followed by “I’m going to learn languageX next year”.

Spain – the country that breaks the EU?

23 May 2011

From the[ Wall Street Journal][1]:

MADRID—Weekend elections that threaten to drive Spain’s ruling Socialist party from power in several regions and cities also promise a potentially nasty surprise: the revelation of piles of undisclosed debt in local governments that could undercut the country’s drive to avoid an international bailout

Flamenco Guitar Masterclass at Instituto Cervantes

17 Oct 2009

Last night I attended the second [cultural activity][1] of the [Cervantes Institute][2] – a Flamenco Guitar Masterclass put on by a giant of the flamenco world [Óscar Herrero][3], with the assistance of David Rasko and students from the [Sydney Spanish Guitar Studio][4].

CityFail does it again…

5 Mar 2009

“RailCorp is threatening a Sydney man with legal action after he created an iPhone application that allows people to monitor timetables for Sydney trains and ferries.” – from today’s [SMH][1].

Web censorship scuttled?

26 Feb 2009

[Happy news][1] from today’s Sydney Morning Herald:

*The Government’s plan to introduce mandatory internet censorship has effectively been scuttled,