From Back In The Day

This is a copy of a post lifted from the old Wales Outdoors blog site. It’s an attack on adventure activity provision in Wales, in particular the dangerous delivery of gorge walking witnessed by Wales Outdoors staff and peer group instructors. Andy campaigned for years within the industry but in the end lost the battle, the large companies having economic power and so an ability to influence policy with the authorities and tourism bodies. This is a key reason for leaving the industry. Andy did not want to be associated with such delivery any longer…

Airbnb

But maybe, just maybe I won’t try again. Maybe I’ll just avoid the big tech and take a financial hit but in the long run have an easier life. And that’s what my punk brain is saying to me. ‘Fuck Them!’ is what I am hearing…

How Do They Do That?

These are just two examples of very different business’ doing ‘whatever’ and with little regard for the public or for the environment. I mean, VW defrauding their customers and farmers ripping up hedges and being paid at public expense to put them back in…

Moan About Moans

This doesn’t all mean that I devote my life to moaning… But it does mean I will pursue officials and large entities and pressure them into explaining why they are such a ‘waste of space’. That’s what it comes down to. ‘They’ are effectively as impotent and sitting in the carriage of a runaway train just like the rest of us. I’ll never win against Google or TripAdvisor, the pavements of Penarth will never be ripped up and replaced because I ask for this to be done, the Welsh Government will not stop wasting your money…

Elon Musk

I do not want to live in a world of micro wave energy. I think 5G is a step too far and certainly this global space network is something that we have not been consulted about. Elon Musk is not a visionary. He’s an ego driven futurist who’s business has been, for some reason, consistently supported by the US Government (conspiracy theorists please note) who wants us all to live in ‘his’ future.

TripAdvisor 2

TripAdvisor is a disgrace… I tried for months to have a negative review posted on Cardiff Sea Safaris account but Trip Advisor believe that a business delivering mostly walks in the Brecon Beacons is a ‘direct competitor’ to a boat hire company in Cardiff and so disallowed my review. TripAdvisor allow me to review a cafe in Cardiff but not a cafe in Pontneddfechan – and they won’t tell me why as their algorithms and protocols are ‘proprietary’…