Admin: Movies & photoessays on hold temporarily, pending revamping stills and video set-up.

Major photoessay and short video work for this project, Untitled: Stories of Creativity, Innovation & Success, is temporarily on hold pending success in securing financing to enable me to devote the time and attention that it fully deserves. Software and hardware reviews will be forthcoming though. 

With the failure of the federal government’s plan to convert existing HFC overhead cables throughout these suburbs into high speed broadband carriers, it is anybody’s guess as to if and when we will ever get real broadband here. Until then, uploading video files is an especially painful process, taking many hours and numerous attempts to upload even short-duration movies in HD or FHD format.

I am also currently looking at other options for decent Internet access – we live and work in one of the many parts of Australia that the National Broadband Network seems to have entirely forgotten about. Our upload speeds here are appalling, especially for videos and larger still images, our connection reliability is nothing to boast about and these suburbs are not even on the NBN map.

In these suburbs, all telecommunications services run over old, inadequate copper wiring. Telstra technicians are often to be seen fighting their employer’s ageing infrastructure, with telecoms plugs like this one left exposed on the street.

Do please come back every so often. Anything can happen in the next half hour, as they say.