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Kookaburra - apparently belongs to the Kingfisher family here in Australia.
Nothing quite like hearing half a dozen of these laughing at 4 in the morning :-)

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You know you're Australian when.....

Much is said about the Australian vernacular, to the point where alot of the world actually has no clue whatsoever what we're talking about. So, to pay homage to my fellow countrymen and countrywomen, I give you list rather extensive list of ways to recognise that you are, indeed, still Australian.

- You believe that stubbies can either be drunk or worn.

- You've made a bong out of your garden hose rather than use it for something illegal such as watering the garden.

- You understand that the phrase 'a group of women wearing black thongs' refers to footwear and may be less alluring than it sounds.

- You pronounce Melbourne as 'Mel-bin'.

- You believe the 'l' in the word 'Australia' is optional.

- You can translate: 'Dazza and Bazza played Acca Dacca on the way to Maccas where they picked up Shazza and Kezza'.

- You call your best friend 'a total bastard' but someone you really, truly despise is just 'a bit of a bastard'.

- You think 'Woolloomooloo' is a perfectly reasonable name for a place.

- You're secretly proud of our killer wildlife.

- You believe it makes sense for a country to have a $1 coin that's twice as big as its $2 coin.

- You understand that 'Wagga Wagga' can be abbreviated to 'Wagga' but 'Woy Woy' can't be called 'Woy'.

- You believe that cooked down axle grease makes a good breakfast spread and you've squeezed it through Vita Weets to make little Vegemite worms.

- You've only ever used the words - tops, ripper, sick, mad, sweet or heaps good to mean "good" and when you place 'bloody' in front of it then you really mean it.

- You believe all famous Kiwis are actually Australian, until they stuff up, at which point they again become Kiwis. Or Bloody Kiwis.

- Beetroot with your Hamburger... of course!

- You know that certain words must, by law, be shouted out during any rendition of the Angels' song 'Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again' And 'Living next door to Alice'.

- You wear ugg boots outside the house.

- You believe that every important discovery in the world was made by an Australian but then sold off for a pittance.

- You believe that the more you shorten someone's name the more you like them.

- Whatever your linguistic skills, you find yourself able to order takeaway fluently in every Asian language.

- You understand that 'excuse me' can sound rude, While 'scuse me' is always polite.

- You know what it's like to swallow a fly, on occasion via your nose.

- You know it's not summer until the steering wheel is too hot to handle and a seat belt buckle becomes a pretty good branding iron.

- Your biggest family argument over the summer concerned the rules for backyard cricket or weather to watch the Melbourne Test or the Sydney to Hobart on Boxing Day.

- You still think of Kylie as 'that girl off Neighbours'.

- You know how to abbreviate every word, all of which usually end in "o": arvo, combo, garbo, kero, lezzo, metho, milko, muso, rego, servo, smoko, speedo, righto, goodo etc...

- You know that there is a universal place called 'woop woop' located in the middle of nowhere, no matter where you actually are!

- You know that none of us actually drink Fosters beer, because it tastes like piss.

- You sleep with Aeroguard on in the summer and don't mind it as a perfume.

- You know that the barbecue is a political arena.

- You say 'no worries' quite often, whether you realise it or not.

- You've drunk your tea/coffee/milo through a Tim Tam.

- You know that some people pronounce Australia like "Straya" and that's ok.

- And you will immediately +1 and reshare this post to other Australians, here and overseas, realising that only they will understand!

Aussie Aussie Aussie

I am an Aussie and I am proud to be one!

( via and inspired by +Mandy Abela )

Full #AboutAustralia  series -

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as FB descends into the abyss..... (source:

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LG Chem cable batteries may reshape mobile designs
[...]LG Chem says it has a cable-type lithium-ion battery that is so flexible it can be tied in knots and worn as a bracelet or woven into textiles. For mobile device designers, the eventual commercial production of such a battery would be a very big deal in reducing design constraints. Flexible batteries have been created before but made in flat sheets and have not stored much energy. The LG Chem flexible battery is thin and very flexible, able to be placed anywhere in any shape. Thin strands of copper wire are coated with nickel-tin. The strands are made into a metal yarn and wrapped around a rod. Once the rod is removed, a strong spring results.[...]

Article on Phys.org

#science   #technology   #batteries   #advancedmaterials   #materialsscience  

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Tongue firmly planted in cheek - Brilliant !

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Mark Webber given wings for another year - World Championship next !

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For all those who don't want camera serial numbers & file info travelling with their images - this is an awesome tool.
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