Aug 152018
 
Much Nonsense About the Horizon Air Plane Theft

Friday evening’s theft of an airplane was almost as strange as the reactions that inevitably followed.  Let’s first talk about the facts of what happened, then move on to the ‘expert’ commentaries and opinions. What Actually Happened At about 7.30pm on Friday 10 August 2018 a Horizon Air employee used a pushback tractor to move […]

Aug 102018
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 10 August, 2018

Good morning I hope your summer is proceeding apace and that you’re not being impacted by the fires and smoke coming from them that seem to be filling so much of California at present. We have the usual sprinkling of fires here in WA too, but orders of magnitude less than the 300,000+ acre main […]

Aug 032018
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 3 August, 2018

Good morning We were silent last week; not because there was nothing to write about, but instead due to the matter I’d foreshadowed over several recent newsletters coming to the fore – it turned out that what I’d thought to be ‘only’ computer viruses was actually a determined attack on our computer servers, not by […]

Jul 132018
 
Weekly Roundup, Black Friday 13 July, 2018

Good morning Before anything else, may I mention our Quad K Tour.  We’re now three months out from this exciting travel experience, when we go to Kiev, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (and optionally to Moldova, Transnistria, and more of Ukraine, too).  We get a huge variety of unusual and even, dare I say, unique travel experiences […]

Jun 012018
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 1 June 2018

Good morning Things are slightly panicky here, with me off to Britain on Monday for our Grand Tour of Great Britain.  This will be the biggest and most complicated tour we’ve ever done, covering more distance, staying at more places, and seeing more things, than ever before.  Happily it is with a great group of […]

May 232018
 
The TSA's New Revenge Watch-List

News has leaked out that the TSA has now started keeping its own special ‘watch list’ of people it doesn’t like. Like so much to do with the TSA, this watch-list is more charade than reality.  Being on the watch-list apparently means nothing – you are not selected for additional screening, and are not prevented […]

May 042018
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 4 May, 2018

Good morning A couple of articles for you this week after tonight’s newsletter, one serious and one not quite so serious. The serious article was a struggle to write.  For some time now I’ve been trying to make sense of electric vehicle sales.  They are probably the most talked about new automotive technology ever, and […]