Rant Mode On

Shit Happens – far too often.


Fix the WP Block Editor

The problem: As of WordPress V5.0 they have inflicted the block editor onto us.  I suspect this is a very bad attempt at a sort of year-1 finger-painting for web page creation.  It may suit one page school projects quite well for anyone who has grown up with cellphones and […]


Multirotors – Drones – Safety

A thought in progress I wonder if there has ever been a similar situation that compares to the current multi-rotor vs commercial aircraft perceived situation. A sub $1000 toy gadget readily available from a store shelf that could collide with a commercial aircraft taking off or landing. This is new […]


NZ Electronics Recycling Tax

What is the story with this electronics recycling. Is there any value in the recycled materials? Is someone clipping the ticket at both ends? ie. you pay to have it recycled and they get paid for the materials? I see that the NZ Government is considering another tax on electronics […]


New Zealand Post

I’m not really surprised I just sent a envelope Air-Post to France, containing a tiny circuit board. It was just thick enough that it wouldn’t go through the letter guide, due to a bit of bubble wrap inside. I sent a $9 item weighting a few grams, charged $10 shipping […]

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