Macrobusiness Sunday animals and sundries: 21 November

Camels in the rain at Mogo Wildlife Park – Geoff McVeigh

Lion playing with ball at Mogo Wildlife Park – Geoff McVeigh

Rhinoceros peeing Mogo Wildlife Park – Geoff McVeigh


Kent Ridge MTB Track, Singapore – P13



Geo Fibonacci

‘The world renowned British artist, Antony Gormley, has fused nature and art in a striking display ofΒ 51 stark black steel sculpturesΒ scattered across seven square kilometres of the vast, flat salt lake. As you approach, the sculptures appear ghostlike on the horizon, shimmering like mirages in the heat.

Near Kalgoorlie WA’



‘Here are a few pics of a little frogmouth owl chick taken a few years ago. He was getting piled on by the noisy minahs, probably the first time out of the nest.

When I got closer, he just tried to make himself look fierce and bigger than he really was. Funny chap!

Good news is that he survived and he’s still flying about the place.’


Old Central Rd Olgas from moving troopy


Honey Ants Manatamaru Ngaany Atjarra Lands WA

Sturt Desert Pea Warb Jameson Rd Ngaantatjarra WA


Warakurna Piss Trough NG Lands WA


‘Smooth coated otters- Singapore

That fish was potent!’

Osprey – Werribee


Anyone with photos to upload send them to [email protected]……I am in andΒ  out today and will upload when I can


  1. boomengineeringMEMBER

    1/ using dividing head with home made cutter shape.
    2/ oval sprocket a bit harder to make, now on the inner chainring.

    • boomengineeringMEMBER

      3/ making 81 tooth sprocket with rotary table..
      4/ those tabs are for gear change grab chain and lift, to stop selector ramming chain into side of 81

      • C'est de la folieMEMBER

        Nice workshop photos mate.

        I paid my way through Uni working in a die making joint in Geelong (back when Geelong had real manufacturing). I must confess I am a complete tools dullard, but I have always remembered the sense of possibility with tools and bits of metal.


        • boomengineeringMEMBER

          Not that far apart from what you do. lot of mathematical calculations to index an oval sprocket.
          The pic referred to as haroldus (pic 5) reminded me of the following.
          Rocked up at a job (2011) for Investec Loyal, none of the engineers, neither their own nor contractors could remedy a problem with electro to hydraulic transfer so I designed a system and fabricated. After the race started Wild Oats had the same problem which put this boat in front enough to win the race. No credits mentioned for BE.
          To Colin, that checker plate is weldable not machinable, hence the finish.

          • (Re: no credits) I found that to be a low dick-move. What are they afraid of? That you may sue and claim a fraction of their prize? Why not give credit? I never understood that. Then again, probably the reason why I’m one of the shut-ins.

          • boomengineeringMEMBER

            The pioneers never make the money. In the Wild West the first wagons paid dearly for paving the way for profits of the followers.
            I invented Pump Aerobics in 1990, when a woman on a fact finding mission from NZ asked what is this on your timetable Boomas Aerobic Bodybuilding. I said I did call it Pump Aerobics but if it took off no one would know its origins. “What’s it all about ?”. “You’ll have to do a class to find out “. The instructress came down about 3/4 hour after the class had finished and said that woman asked continual questions and wrote everything down. Many months later had a call asking if I wanted to pay monthly for the use of Pump Aerobics. Told her why would I pay for my own invention. It was an exact copy, not even the music was different. Its became worldwide and still going. Offhand calculations 100s of millions within the first few years.

      • Absolute BeachMEMBER

        I was wondering what the things on the sprocket were for. Very clever Mr Boom. If that is not already patented, you should do it.

        • boomengineeringMEMBER

          Thanks A Beach.
          Had the unfortunate trait of inventing about 3 things a week, which means not much value placed on them. Would envy those who only had one a lifetime as they would be enthralled enough to pursue with vigor. One such stupid hose connection which required twisting and fumbling netted him 1M, when already in industry far superior pneumatic and hydraulic quick connects already exist easily used for home gardens.
          Bit of a mix up with the pics numerical order. The bronze wormwheel was #1. The last pics another part of home workshop. The yacht was captioned haroldus winning the race.

        • boomengineeringMEMBER

          Ex bodybuilders/ powerlifters have no cadence, so no enhancement of speed just a grinder. Always have used super high gears the bugbear being multiple times snapping crank axles. Not good having your foot strapped in to a chainring flopping around with leg extended to avoid a catastrophic spoke entanglement.
          btw 81 tooth up North Head hill every second day sometimes in middle of cluster.

    • boomengineeringMEMBER

      Its been a long time since following British football. My memories of M United is that they were always up there.
      Plenty of posts today as its raining and had planned to work but was thwarted by the missing parts, not wanting to tamper with the evidence. No cycling, too polluted to surf, oh, might start a legs workout.

    • Last night was the last straw.

      Hopefully they don’t fall into the trap again of appointing an interim manager who looks good on the dead cat bounce and then signs them up for a long term deal.

      Erik ten Hag would be an exciting manager to get. But they’ll probably sign the mediocre Brendan Rogers.

      • C'est de la folieMEMBER

        Well Rodgers has done OK at Celtic, Leicester, and I thought his time at Liverpool was underrated.

        But I am not sure he has the name that Man U fans would be looking for and he isnt one of their own. I reckon they have to go continent, and they have to give whoever time to get a squad happening. They have a good squad in some respects. But I dont think they have time to give.

        The other thing they could do – which may buy them time – is go to Paul Scholes or Ryan Giggs – they would be a touch like Ole in terms of underdone and sweet FA record. But they may get more latitude from the fans and may have firmer ideas on how to assemble a hard nosed squad from what they have.

    • The Traveling Wilbur πŸ™‰πŸ™ˆπŸ™Š

      Well, anyone who’s ever been anywhere near Manchester would agree with Ole on that.

  2. My wife wanted to install a new tap and under the sink water filter for the kitchen, so we ended up getting something from Bunnings. Yes, they’re cheap, but the quality if absolutely shocking. Should garden hose type connections be allowed inside the house? Has the Australian standard really gotten that lax that this kind of rubbish can be sold? I guess it’s cheap enough to replace the whole thing after 6 months, because it definitely won’t last any more than that.

    If it burst before then? Well, the kitchen is due for a renovation anyway..

    • Absolute BeachMEMBER

      That is the quality of seemingly all Bunnings kitchen taps, attachments, etc, etc. I paid a stupid amount for a flash looking tap with a pull out hose that was hidden inside the neck part. It was part spring loaded, which seemed like a good idea for big pots, etc. It started to corrode within a year and then leaked. When I went to Bunnings, they didn’t have a replacement valve cartridge…apparently no longer a stock item. Similar story with all my Bunnings lights, fans, etc. They all last a quarter of the time that the 1970’s versions had lasted. Great progress in 50 years! Winning biggly.

  3. The Traveling Wilbur πŸ™‰πŸ™ˆπŸ™Š

    Hey Reusa, I finally got a look round the back of one of my neighbouring rub-joints, and as a result I’ve got a question for you, if you have time to respond.

    What the helllll are all the tennis balls for?

    Edit: asking for a friend.

  4. Looks like the Sunay pictures took a scatological turn about 500km ago…

    Oh well, the ol’ Catalans were right when they said: menja bΓ©, caga fort i no tinguis por a la mort!

  5. I shall grab the 70-200L f/4 is usm and 5d and attempt to get some of our local yellow tailed black cockies

    Many about

    Neighbour showed me the most beautiful native pigeon that sadly flew into his window and didn’t make it. Greens and orange and rose pink plumage on its breast

  6. > β€˜The world renowned British artist, Antony Gormley, has fused nature and art in a striking display of 51 stark black steel sculptures

    MB developing into its own Arts and Creatives section. Sounds like MB might rival other news platforms someday ;p

    Blue Oceans ( magical )… Wonderful Nature and Australian Landscapes… Cute little Aussie Animals… Bush Tucker ;p Love it.

    … with a bit of Engineering mixed in.

    Whats the bridge between Bushcraft and Engineering? About 15 years of high house prices that destroyed a young generation… and knocked this country back 15 years.

    I would imagine, Engineers are a dying breed. In a few years, there wont be many of those around.

    The past 15 year fight has been over house prices. When thats been achieved, there wont be energy for much else. Australia will go into a backwards depression. Nobody will care ;p

    When Im 60 and living in my own house, the last thing I’ll be doing is an Engineering Degree. My lifes achievement will have been fighting a Government and trying to bring it down. I doubt too many others will be doing much either. Australia will be knocked back into the 1960s again.

    There’s really no point in Technical Industries in Australia. They are as good as useless at this juncture in time. The only High Tech Industry is to weaponise its citizens against this Government to bring it down. Other then that, ‘Living your Life’ or doing practically anything in Australia, is useless at this juncture.

    If we dont bring this Government down, eradicate all this corruption and bring House Prices back to normal levels again, then Australia Shuts down and everything will Stand Still. Nothing else matters for the future of this Country.

    The future I see requires people to be ‘Adaptible’ not ‘Specialised’. I dont see us needing too many Engineers in that future.

    Like it or not, there’s a war coming. ‘Aussie Life is under siege’. I want to be on the right side of it when it comes.

    Australias Future needs ‘Freedom Fighters’… not Engineers.

    • And you need Lifeline. If you could ring them and stop posting, this blog would be better for all.

      • Bullying is not the same thing as Depression. Depression is internal. Bullying is external.

        Many of the things happening in Australia today are ‘External’.

        You should join Skippy. You and him sound like you have a lot in common.

        At least we will be able to identify you at the end ;p

        I did say Australia was going to turn Tribalist eventually. Seems to be already happening.

        We know which side your on. I’ll remember that.