This weeks links (2014-10-27)

In brief:

* Why it costs a rumoured $200 to move a computer screen at the ATO (2014-Oct-31) [The Age]
… Australian Tax Office staff have been stopped from grabbing an extra computer monitor for their desks, even though thousands are sitting idle across its offices.
They have been told to wait for an outsourced company to do the job and Austender appears to show this will be Lockheed Martin, maker of air-to-ground missiles and military aircraft. And it comes at a rumoured cost of $200 for each screen moved. …

* Park and forest track conditions looking good for Cup weekend (2014-Oct-24) [ParkWeb]
Chris Rose, Parks Victoria’s General Manager Regional Services said: “While we have made every effort to ensure visitors have access for the opening weekend, drivers need to be prepared to come across fallen trees and other debris in some places.”

* So You Want To Be An Adventure Photographer… (2014-Oct-23) [Indefinitely Wild | Gizmodo]
So you like photography and go on some pretty cool adventures too? Then adventure photography might be for you. We’ll teach you everything you need to know to get started. …

Cycling:

* The Week in Bike #41: The Lennie Briscoe Look

Some reading/listening:

* Read Our Exclusive Excerpt from Gail Carriger’s Waistcoats & Weaponry (2014-Oct-22) [io9]

* George R.R. Martin Reveals The Worst Fate That Could Befall Westeros (2014-Oct-27) [io9]

* Tim Cope – ‘On the Trail of Genghis Khan’

* Pete McBride – ‘I am Red’

Something from Bandcamp:

Simulacra by Opus of a Machine

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