Peter Dannock @peterdannock

Peter Dannock last shared their writing West Gate Bridge
When the partially complete West Gate Bridge collapsed in October 1970, thirty-five people were killed when one of the box-girder spans collapsed while the bridge was under construction.

The West Gate Bridge workers were a highly unionised workforce. Safety concerns over the construction method of the bridge, and disputes over workers'...
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Cheer cheese

I applaud Allen's lollies for wanting to change the name Red Skins and Chico, but I don't quite understand why it has taken so long.

Red Skins has long been an offensive term for Native Americans, and I remember the picture of the Native American on the outside wrapper of the...
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2022-02-09 10:20:15

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Oz Grand Prix

In 2013, Mazda sponsored the Celebrity Challenge at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix to promote the release of the all-new Mazda6. As part of the event, the Zoom Zoom club was invited to provide convertible vehicles to take the celebrity drivers on a parade lap of the circuit on...
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2022-02-08 09:42:28

Back to the office

For the first time in a long time, I returned to working in the office today. I had to think long and hard about the weekend tasks I would normally do to prepare for my week at work. Ironing enough shirts and making sure I had something to pack in...
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2022-02-07 09:32:03

Lunch

As a young primary school kid, the lunch order was always the best. My family wasn't flush with money, so it was a rare opportunity when I could buy my lunch from the school tuck shop, and when I say rare, it may have happened once every three months.

On lunch...
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2022-02-06 10:07:23

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Corner balancing

Corner balancing is the process of shifting the weight carried by each wheel on a car to an optimal value. A properly corner balanced car will handle evenly in left and right turns. Conversely, unbalanced handling occurs when front-to-rear weight distribution is not equal for the left and right sides.

Streetcars...
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2022-02-05 10:28:19

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I don't see a decline

I recently read how the new sales of the Mazda MX-5 in Australia have declined 33.4 per cent. This is not that surprising a trend for any sports car, with a drop-off of sales often occurring a couple of years after launch. So, you would think that with a decline...
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2022-02-04 10:58:23

Dark mode

The dark mode seems to be all the rage lately. My iPhone does it, my browser does it, and many apps have it. They can be dramatic, stylish, and elegant and can leave an impression on the user if done well.

Developers are rushing to offer dark versions of their apps,...
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2022-02-03 09:05:36

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There's no room for nostalgia

The family car was generally a Holden or a Ford when I was growing up. Sure, there were many other brands and models, but the market was dominated by the locally manufactured Holden Commodores and Ford Falcons. These were large sedans and station wagons were made Aussie tough for Aussie...
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2022-02-02 10:43:37

Woof

I had never been a big dog lover for most of my life, but my girls had constantly pestered my wife and me to get a dog. I was a little lukewarm, everybody commits to looking after it, but I usually get left to clean up the mess. Eventually, I...
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2022-02-01 10:23:12

Peter Principle

I have been fortunate in my career to progress to a higher position. My skills, knowledge, and leadership capabilities have been critical for attaining a somewhat senior role in my current company.
Unlike my earlier roles, my current position requires me to focus more on the people and commercial...
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2022-01-31 09:22:29