Monday, July 30, 2012

Book - Brave New War

Basically, interstate war is finished.  Countries depend too much on each other economically to go kicking seven bells out of one another.  That's the Good news.  Bad news is that we are moving to open sourced warfare.  You have a personal grouse,  then pay someone to go fight for you.  Internet is great at facilitating this.  Go attack a vulnerable network, oil pipe line, railway line etc.

Also, and rather scarily, Mr. Robb predicted the HSBC scandal from last week where the bank has been accused of laundering dodgy money.  He wrote this book, in a bit of a breathless way, in 2006.  He makes the point that the banks, which are operated for profit and not their customers, would not be able to resist the huge profits to be made from criminal activities.

End of globalisation?  Case not made.  In fact the reverse.

Irony.  The WW2 blitzkrieg was a German perfection of a British strategists idea. Go figure.

Saturday, July 28, 2012


Evening at the Esplanade.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hanging around

Look gross, don't they?  Taste foul too.  Should stay up there.  Wonder wards aren't full of people with head injuries.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Well, don't have beef very often,  so allowed to enjoy.  China House in Beach Street, Penang, is the place.  Very nice.  Like me new braces?  Thank you Ruth and Richard for the new supply.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Penng Street Art.

 Comes in various guises. Commercial promotion.

 Making use  of what is already there.  Lithuanian artist.....

Or just leave the weather to its stuff.

Friday, July 20, 2012

New Bridge progress

Second link progressing well.  Little brother in the foreground.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Second Link Bridge.

Looking like the bridge will be finished by Sept 2013.

Monday, July 09, 2012

PISA redevelopment.

Old car park almost gone.  New hotel going to be built there.  All the trees were very carefully lifted and transported away for replanting.  Took 2 weeks to move them all.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Bukit Genting

Out third visit in 2 weeks.  This is why.