* The Recovery I Needed (2019-Jul-08) [Amelia Boone Racing]
Well worth the 10 minute read.
❝ In March, after sustaining my fourth stress fracture in the past three years, I wrote that it was time to take a step back and re-evaluate – to stop “fighting the water.” I’ve fought like hell these past few years to try and keep myself healthy and running like I love to do. And while I was tired of fighting for many reasons, internally I knew I had one big fight left in me. Because there was one thing that I hadn’t tackled head on in a very long time: my eating disorder. ❞
* What happened to broadband in Australia? (2019-Mar) [The Monthly]
It’s not a Netflix issue, it’s a crap design. Thanks Tony …
❝ Tony Abbott’s government replaced the largely fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) model initiated by the Labor government with a Multi Technology Mix (MTM) model, which is still being deployed today.
The MTM, which uses a range of fixed-line architectures and technologies including fibre-to-the-node, fibre-to-the-curb and Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC), will end up costing Australian taxpayers billions of dollars more than if the original deep-fibre NBN had been allowed to continue. It will also result in a network that is considerably less capable of meeting the nation’s future broadband needs. ❞
* Why the NBN isn’t delivering on its promise of fast broadband for all | 7.30 (2019-Jul-09) [ABC News]
This report is where we see the “Netflix Effect” being quoted, again this is just poor design and service delivery. The ABC news reporter should have gone back and checked the ABC archives, especially Nick Ross’s articles, rather than quote NBN PR bullshit.
❝ When the National Broadband Network was first dreamed up about 10 years ago, the promise of allowing people in remote areas to work in high-tech industries was a big part of its appeal. Now, in 2019, the NBN’s regional rollout is pretty much complete. The vast majority of people who don’t get the NBN via fixed-line services – such as fibre, copper or cable – are connected via “fixed wireless” – broadband delivered over radio waves. ❞
* Walking and cycling to work makes commuters happier and more productive (2019-Jul-05) [The Conversation]
❝ This study also finds that middle-aged (35-54) commuters who walk or cycle – known as active travel – have better self‐reported work performance than public transport and car commuters. This result may reflect the health and cognitive benefits of active travel modes.
Finally, this study finds the short-distance and active travel commuters reported they were relaxed, calm, enthusiastic, and satisfied with their commuting trips, and were more productive. ❞
Tour de France 2019
* ŠKODA Tour Tracker | Cycling
STAGE 3 Monday, July 8 : 214 km : Binche (BE) → Epernay
STAGE 4 Tuesday, July 9 : 215 km : Reims → Nancy
STAGE 5 Wednesday, July 10 : 169 km : Saint-Dié-des-Vosges → Colmar
STAGE 6 Thursday, July 11 : 157 km : Mulhouse → Planche des Belles Filles
STAGE 7 Friday, July 12 : 230 km : Belfort → Chalon-sur-Saône
STAGE 8 Saturday, July 13 : 199 km : Mâcon → Saint-Etienne
STAGE 9 Sunday, July 14 : 170 km : Saint-Etienne → Brioude
* 📻 Old Time Radio – Ports of Call – Single Episodes [Internet Archive]
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
An obscure series from 1935 or 1936 in which each episode deals with a voyage to a different country where events of that country’s history are dramatized. They each begin with the low moan of a tramp steamer’s whistle and the announcement of the series title, followed by a musical interlude.