The Generator

The Generator is a news service that started life as a radio show in Byron Bay, northern NSW in 2005. The Generator News was broadcast via the Community Radio Network to 40 stations around the country from 2007 until 2010. Most recently it was broadcast on 4ZZZfm Brisbane at midday on Monday and Wednesday. The website, […]

Giovanni_s Guide to Saving the Planet

This book was commissioned by the Sydney Morning Herald based on the radio work I was doing with the Generator. It combined a directory of services, tips and hints for living sustainably with useful research into the relative impact of various activities on climate change. The foreword, written by Professor Ian Lowe, reminds us that […]

Cry Me A River

Cry Me A River is the account of one man’s journey to the heart ofAustralia’s water crisis. A lifetime engineer in the water industry and successful businessman, Steve Posselt put everything on the line to paddle or drag a kayak from Brisbane to Adelaide down the full length of the Darling and lower Murray so […]


One of the founding principles of UNIX was that Text is the universal interface. While there has been much debate about that concept, we still assume that text is the key to everything from scripting languages to voice recognition. Need that be the case? What if music was the way that we interacted with the […]

Integrating cloud tools into your business

As Google and Facebook provide more robust services and better tools for developers to access them, the range of solutions available to small businesses increase significantly. We have recently supported small companies (5 employees or less) build sophisticated calendar applications that handle bookings and payments across timezones, and link the website to the inhouse desktop […]

BBC Worldwide sells Lonely Planet to a Kentucky billionaire for a massive loss

By Patrick Stafford After weeks of speculation, travel publishing group Lonely Planet has finally confirmed it has been sold to a media group owned by reclusive Kentucky oil and land billionaire Brad Kelley. The move comes several years after the company’s original founders, Tony and Maureen Wheeler, sold the former Melbourne-based business to BBC Worldwide, […]

Sustainable Engineers Conference – advertisement

Ebono Institute was hired to pull together a 45 second ad for the 2013 conference based on the title Looking back – Looking forward and making use of the footage from previous conferences. A review of the previous footage revealed few compelling images and so a script was developed based on the notion of looking […]