Website rationalised

Welcome to my new look weblog. Observant readers might notice that the URL for The Thin Line has changed. To accommodate this change, the content that was at rickyrobinson.id.au has been consigned to the dustbin of history. It was simply too difficult to keep two websites updated with fresh content. Now you’ll find everything at Read more about Website rationalised[…]

Book review: The Upside of Down

Albert Einstein once said In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. I suppose it is this observation that lies at the heart of The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization, a book by Thomas Homer-Dixon. I was really looking forward to reading this book, having read an interview that New Read more about Book review: The Upside of Down[…]

Pim Verbeek to coach the Socceroos

Later today, Pim Verbeek will be announced as the coach of the Australian national football team. This comes after he was recommended to the FFA by former manager Guus Hiddink, and another Dutchman, Dick Advocaat reneged on his contract. So Australia is staying Dutch, so to speak. Verbeek has extensive experience in Asia, which was Read more about Pim Verbeek to coach the Socceroos[…]