‘Clever thinking’

Bitten at the Serpent’s Table

Bitten at the Serpent’s Table

Sydney-siders could be forgiven for thinking that ‘The Serpent’s Table’ was the name of a sell-out ‘show’ hosted by Sydney Festival....

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Ready to go, boots and all

Ready to go, boots and all

I was walking past a fire station in New Zealand and noticed that next to each truck was a series of boots, through which the trousers were already threaded. A...

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Beware the back-door tax audit

Beware the back-door tax audit

Did you know that there are bin-collectors who could rummage through your rubbish and sell its contents to your competitors? Such collectors have been around for...

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No more banging at hotels

No more banging at hotels

They don’t make hotels like they used to. Gone are the days of double-brick solid walls that contained the noise where it belonged. Sure, the very old hotels...

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A man with a spray can

A man with a spray can

There is a phrase called ‘after market’ which refers to ideas and gadgets (known as plug-ins and widgets in computer terms) that people think of, for...

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Michel’s Patisserie reaching high

Michel’s Patisserie reaching high

I do a lot of flying, and I always request a window seat (I do wish that the windows were larger, and cleaner, but that’s another story). Every time I fly...

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Big fat idea

Big fat idea

Nothing beats show-and-tell. If you really want to talk about a subject, you need to make sure that the students fully understands each concept. When speaking...

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How to make a buck

How to make a buck

A small internet cafe owner solved a common problem. Patrons at his store often asked if they could borrow a pen. Over time, he lost a lot of pens. Those that...

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Power plugs that don’t stick out

Power plugs that don’t stick out

Once upon a time, power plugs were all relatively the same size and shape. As we acquired additional gadgets, from electronic photo frames to mobile phone, we...

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The endless roll

The endless roll

At first glance, people assume that two toilet rolls are better than one because it provides a back-up for the user. This is a case of ‘two birds with one...

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