What will the car of the future be like? That’s a question Your Parking Space.co.uk recently asked.
In the future, we’ll use different vehicles for different purposes. Most of our trips are just a few miles so the best car for most of them will be a bicycle – or more precisely, an e-bike.
Over that distance, an e-bike is no slower than a car, and may actually be faster. They require less room to park, are cheap to run, and are healthier for the environment as well as our own bodies. They offer a sweat-free experience, make going up hills easy, and have lights that are suitable for any time of the day or night.
Check out the other responses to the article: What Will The Car Of The Future Be Like? Experts Roundup!
After getting back to Queensland, Sonya and I rode to Eagleby Wetlands, close to where the Albert River meets the Logan. The mud is deep, the grass green, and there are plenty of birds. But the wetlands aren’t very wet – we could do with more rain.
After 17 years of living in sunny Queensland, we’ve returned to the Blue Mountains. One holiday destination to the next. It’s cool, but we feel at home.
Continue reading “We Moved to the Mountains!”
Nudgee Beach (north of Brisbane Airport), the half way point of our Saturday morning ride. Low tide is very low!
This photo of my desk was taken about five years ago. I have new guitars and a new keyboard, but not much else has changed.
My new touring bike (a Van Nicholas Yukon Rohloff) has just arrived from the Netherlands, and is undergoing a final setup. I’ll have it before Christmas!
The new bike is to celebrate 16,000 km in 2016, and 30,000 km since I started riding in 2014.
Flexibility is one reason many of us became freelancers. The idea of being your own boss, choosing your own hours, and having room in your life for other options are all very appealing.
Continue reading “Making the Most of the Flexibility of Web Working”
I learn better when I’m active as I read. I love to have a pen or highlighter in my hand when I study. It helps me identify points of reference and make outlines of the subject material to get a better grip on a topic. Diigo helps me to do all of that on the Worldwide Web, and version 4.0 has just been released, adding features and making the experience even better.
Continue reading “Let Diigo Turn the Net into Your Notebook”
I’ve inherited the hoarding gene. I hoard an unmanageable number of pieces of paper containing “useful” bits of information that I claim will one day be useful.
I’ve just come down to Sydney to visit my Dad in hospital, and after we took him home, I was graphically reminded where I inherited my hoarding. Hundreds of VCR tapes containing recorded television shows line the walls. Piles of books and magazines fill the spare room. Tons of unopened dog show prizes adorn his home. If hoarding was a sport, Dad would be in the Olympics!
Continue reading “4 Steps to Better Filing”
The last thing you want to do as a freelancer is get out of the loop. You want to stay up to date with your skills and the best way to run your business as a freelancer. And that’s why you’re here at FreelanceSwitch.
Reading is a great way to stay in touch, and that’s the purpose of most of the articles here. I often get great ideas as I read them, and the comments from readers help me feel part of a supportive community.
Podcasts are another way I stay in touch. I find opportunities every day when I can’t read, but I can listen – and podcasts help me to reclaim those times and make them fruitful. The time I spend driving, exercising and washing up are all good times to listen to podcasts.
Continue reading “31 Podcasts That Keep Freelancers in the Loop”