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by rod
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Bridge
Topic: Rod Plays Bridge
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Rod Plays Bridge

And now the local club and many others are closed due to the pandemic. Online play remains for the die-hards, though probably not for me as I was playing to get away from the computer and have some social interactions!

Kind of ironic that I was an early developer of online bridge software.

Sigh.
by rod
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Bridge
Topic: Rod Plays Bridge
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Rod Plays Bridge

Contract bridge is without question the greatest card game ever invented. I learned to play in college and immediately became a fan. From roughly 1972 through 1994 I played often in duplicate tournaments, and also being a software developer I developed online bridge software for OKbridge. Having bee...
by rod
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Living in Australia
Topic: Mobile Phone Service for US Expats
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Mobile Phone Service for US Expats

In the US we used Google Fi which worked well. It includes international roaming at the same US data rates, and that worked well for the first year and a half of our time in Australia. But then there was email from Google saying they were going to cut off our data roaming due to the amount of time a...
by rod
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Living in Australia
Topic: My First Australian Tax Return
Replies: 0
Views: 1009

My First Australian Tax Return

I am in no way qualified to give tax advice! This posting is just to relate my experience, having just lodged my first Australian income tax return. This is a topic that I had fretted over quite a bit, as Australia has high income tax rates as well as a 10% value-added tax for most goods and service...
by rod
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Living in Australia
Topic: Melbourne and Adelaide by Rail
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: Melbourne and Adelaide by Rail

For what it's worth here is a nice article about things to do in Melbourne.
by rod
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Living in Australia
Topic: Ride to Glen Innes
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Australian Standing Stones

Here's another pic of the Standing Stones, a "360 photo" that you can drag around for a panoramic view.
by rod
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Web Site
Topic: BBcode for 360 Photos with Kuula
Replies: 0
Views: 418

BBcode for 360 Photos with Kuula

I looked at both Momento360 and Kuula to support display of 360 photos (aka "photospheres"). Preferring Kuula, I came up with some BBcode for it that preserves a desired aspect ratio. Usage: [kuula]{SIMPLETEXT}[/kuula] HTML: <style>.ku-embed {position: absolute; width: 100%; height: 100%; left: 0; t...
by rod
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Living in Australia
Topic: Melbourne and Adelaide by Rail
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Testing a Photosphere

Here's a "360 photo" from the Yarra River in Melbourne. Drag it around to see the whole thing!
by rod
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Living in Australia
Topic: Melbourne and Adelaide by Rail
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Adelaide

In Adelaide we spent time in the huge Rundle Mall where I bought some clothes... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/2rAiG3J4GFwBL9UWrJQ4VnBxyJlqWAZkbOjfkDGYQiCJzbmZWKfAQtRRYL_mwpEns9I4ltI4em64nz78XY-9FFpclyvmKQdth6djjk645ws7L5xn5OB5ybeJtBUxtpHhGnrDDXfPhWE7PGlSr_m6EQpI4NIuezeyg25ZLgs_x-4Ddr69TKN7pflA8...
by rod
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Living in Australia
Topic: Melbourne and Adelaide by Rail
Replies: 7
Views: 556

The Overland to Adelaide

Our stay in Melbourne was too short. The next day we took the Great Southern Railway's Overland train to Adelaide. This is a bit more upscale from the NSW train, with fewer stops. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/IHO2zffae6xVvpuOmZzejIvVbBeVJSGS0wd69a2TFeg1s-PAGoS3eDXbuOJg1VzDtP1b7I22YYhAyv6mGvtyk7...