A Project in Progress

“Not So Sloppy Seconds” is a website which I have created that gives users the opportunity to browse recipes in accordance with the leftover ingredients they might have in their fridge or pantry. The recipes are categorised under food groups and can also be sorted based on the tagged ingredient that the user chooses. IContinue reading “A Project in Progress”

Big Brother is Watching You

In the morning, an alarm on my phone wakes me up. I go to the gym, scanning a little chip to let me in at the door. I listen my suggested tracks on Spotify. For lunch, I Google recipes and when I do my groceries, I scan my Visa PayWave and Everyday Rewards Card. IContinue reading “Big Brother is Watching You”

Not That Kind of Sock Puppet

When I first heard the words “Sock Puppets” this week, my naive, somewhat blasé mind  admittedly conjured up images similar to those seen above. But unfortunately it’s a wild old wired world on that web, and in this case, we’re dealing with something much more alarming. Sock Puppets are false online identities that are used toContinue reading “Not That Kind of Sock Puppet”

The Conscience of a Hacker

“Hacking”, as defined by Techopedia, is the “unauthorised intrusion into a computer or a network”. Personally, in the past, the insinuation of the word carried very negative connotations, and was certainly lacking any consideration regarding ethics. Which is why I was fascinated to learn about the “The Hackers Manifesto By The Mentor”, which was “one ofContinue reading “The Conscience of a Hacker”

Flash Test Dummies

Have you ever wanted to dress up as a Zombie and dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, with a huge group of people in a public place? Well you’re in luck, because Saturday the 28th October 2017 is THRILL DAY, an annual event whereby “friends, families and other local residents each year join together with thousands ofContinue reading “Flash Test Dummies”

‘Unaccountable Monkeys With Typewriters”

A while back, I wrote about Citizen Journalism, and its prevalence during the natural disaster of Cyclone Debbie. Increasingly, we are seeing everyday members of society taking to social media to report a first hand account of the world around us – and increasingly we, as media consumers, are turning to this as a sourceContinue reading “‘Unaccountable Monkeys With Typewriters””

Operator Please

One of the biggest things I remember about school in year 12 was the emphasis teachers placed on sharing our information and knowledge with each other. In doing so, it was believed that we would all learn from each other, pushing our class average up higher and hence scaling our ATARs more effectively. Or somethingContinue reading “Operator Please”

The Tale of the Long Tail

  Bad Computer, Mini Skirt and Monkey Grip are three band names which you’ve probably never heard of before. I hadn’t either, until I was looking through the Triple J Unearthed page – a project run by the station Triple J aimed at finding hidden musical talent in Australia. Thanks to the internet, bands just likeContinue reading “The Tale of the Long Tail”