The Duyfken replica suffered catastrophic engine damage as a result of the recent storms in Perth - while she does not need them to sail, they are needed to comply with maritime safety regulations. Even worse, the engines that need replacing are no longer available, so extensive re-working of the engine room is needed to fit new ones. They need to raise AUD120,000 to get her sailing again.
I have just finished David Gerard 's new book "Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain".
And what a ride. Entertainingly written, and thoroughly researched, it is a sceptical look at the Bitcoin bubble, and blockchain technologies in general.
David does not hide his agenda, and presents it in a clear and well referenced manner, albeit with a very large dose of snark.
My main take away from it (aside from reinforcing my desire to stay well away from the whole mess) is that blockchain technologies are very much a solution in search of a problem, and the problems that keep getting them applied to are the wrong problems. A bit like using a laser to cook a pancake.
9.5/10 and DAS covering Gilbert & Sullivan as directed by Tim Minchin on the Sid and Nancy scale.