Friday Funny: It’s true, Toilets do flow the other direction in Australia


David Meego - Click for blog homepageFor many years, when I have visited the US for conferences, there is always someone who makes a joke about the toilets flowing in the other direction in Australia. I am not talking about back up (unless there is really bad flooding), but the direction of the rotation as the water flows down.

The answer is yes, it does flow the other way. It is called the Coriolis Effect or Coriolis Force after the French Scientist, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis who wrote a paper on the topic in 1835.

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Friday Funny: Polygons, Bananas and Clocks Maths Problem


David Meego - Click for blog homepageAfter all the fun on Twitter after the last Friday Funny: Sporting Maths Puzzle, I have found another one to challenge you with.

This one also comes from the Book of Face and showed up because some of my friends had commented on it.

Now, I will not say whether their answers are correct or not because last time I missed something and so what I thought was the answer was incorrect initially.

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April Fool: Microsoft Dynamics GP 30th Anniversary Celebration planned for Perth, Western Australia


David Meego - Click for blog homepageMicrosoft Dynamics GP is just over 25 years old now and there are big plans to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

The Dynamics product and its underlying development environment, Dexterity, were developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s. On the 29th February 1993, Great Plains Software released its new accounting system with a GUI (Graphical User Interface), Dynamics 1.0.

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Friday Funny: Can You Solve This: 9 – 3 ÷ ⅓ + 1 = ?


David Meego - Click for blog homepageAfter the amazing success of my series of articles on the last maths problem to go viral, I thought it was time for another.

If you did not see the last one, check out the links below. The first link has the question and the answer poll, the rest were trying to explain the solution:

I am still amazed that only 56% percent of the almost 4,000 people who responded on the previous problem got it right.

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Friday Funny: Project Management


David Meego - Click for blog homepageAfter working in the Microsoft Dynamics GP world as a partner consultant, developer and support engineer for the last 25 years or so, I got to see a lot of Project Management.

I got to see a lot of things go right and just as many things go wrong. I saw projects completed on time and projects miss their deadlines. To quote one of my favourite authors, Douglas Adam, “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”

I think that the cause of almost all issues with project management is miscommunication, and the following graphic just sums it up.

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