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Blog by Melinda Di Lorenzo

On Being Pressed

What happens when you press people to bend to your will.... Pressed, as in "being pressed into service" the old British Navy term for someone who was serving on...

Happy Old Year

You can look forward to the new year if you like. I'm a big fan of the current offering, thank you.... There is something unsettling about the year changing depending on where you are on the globe. At so...

Powering Down

A power outage in the southwest and the people who were there.... My power went out yesterday. The first sign came from my garage door opener. It didn't open. That ...

Go Ahead, Make my Day!

A simple blueprint that I feel works for people to really put some zip into their life, a spring int... What is it that has one person trudging through his or her day, and another bounding along optimisti...

Plaza de Contraproducente

A few words about counterproductive places.... This is a bustling place, this plaza. I see people there all the time. In general, they are quite ...

Scaredy Cat

Skating out to the edge of comfort, again.... I am scared all the time. Some of the things I am scared of are just make good sense, like driving i...

The Never Ending Bus Trip

I entered this story in the 'One Book, Many Brisbanes' competition last year. The final draft was do... The rickety old bus rattled along High Street at Toowong. Apart from an urgent need for a new paint ...

Sudoku & Artificial Intelligence

Using AI on Sudoku could be considered overkill. Either way, any algorithm written to solve a Sudoku... Sudoku puzzles - everyone's favourite number puzzle. Not only do people love them but they also like...

Photography Addiction

I'm addicted to photography equipment!!!... I started getting into photography at high school. I purchased a second-hand 35mm SLR and took black...

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