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On Taking a Life

For the sake of this discussion, let us assume a few things. First, let us assume that when judgements in capital cases are handed down, they are judicially pure. We know this is often not the case, that judgements can be the result of political machinations, bribery mismatches, racial inclinations and numerous other motivations. But let us assume for these few minutes that they are indeed pure...

Mark Zuckerberg’s Year of Books

From Mark Zuckerberg’s status update: My challenge for 2015 is to read a new book every other week — with an emphasis on learning about different cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies. It’s a good challenge, and he has started a page for it here. I’ve joined but I’ve set myself a much more appropriate target – I’m aiming to read one book from his...

Google Calendars not showing in iOS7

I had a reasonably frustrating time with this issue this morning, and it took me about 2 hours to finally solve. So here’s hoping the following might save you a few minutes… Problem: Google Calendars (eg from Google Apps) no longer show in iOS7 Calendar apps. Also Contacts don’t sync with Google contacts. Solution: You need to completely delete your Google account from your...

The Junk Food Remedy

I’ve mentioned this previously elsewhere, but thought I’d note it here because it seems to work :-) Back at the start of July I could feel I was coming down with a cold. Normally at that point I’d be dosing up on the Vitamin C, echinacea, garlic and trying to eat super healthy. But on this occassion I decided to try my new ‘junk food remedy’. It basically amounts to...

Taxi Drivers

I’ve been using taxis a lot more lately (purely as a business efficiency improvement – as a consultant I am basically selling time, so saving an hour or more by catching a taxi instead of public transport each time I go to a client meeting really adds up after a while). Sydney, whilst not a terrible city for traffic in global terms, can nonetheless be a pretty frustrating place to...

What Would I Know?

You know when you read lazy tech reporting and it just wastes your time? Yeah, I hate that. People who don’t really know much, but are more than happy to share their ill-informed opinions. Or worse, they’re a walking case study for ignorance parading as opinion… yeah, we all hate that. So, why do I feel the need to contribute more of the same? Well, basically, I find that...

Resolution

Life is a series of experiences. Some experiences are good. Some are bad. Life is also a series of relationships. Some relationships end well. Some end… not so well. Of those that don’t end well, it’s only rarely that we get the chance to revisit them and find out what went wrong. To resolve them. To find closure. This week I was fortunate enough to be given closure on a (business) relationship...

Things I Like

No particular reason for this post except to mention a few things I’m liking at the moment – feel free to move along now… Let’s Golf 2 – I’m not really a golfer, but this iPhone game has me hooked. Glenmorangie – taking a big risk and trying something different from my usual Macallan 12 yo, I’ve gone for a Glenmorangie Sherry Wood Finish. A bit stronger than I’m used to, but not too bad. Orianthi...

True Blood and Urgency

Michele and I have decided to have a week off. Which, as you will know if you are a business owner, means you intend to relax but really just end up doing pockets of work in between snatches of non-work: TV watching, book reading and other activities that you think constitute ‘getting away from it all’. But we’re trying – and to that end we decided we’d watch Season 2 of True Blood, since we...

Video Ezy Chatswood

Just wanted to give a shout out to our local DVD store: Chatswood Video Ezy (link to store). They’re just down on the corner of Victoria Avenue and Neridah Street near Chatswood Chase. Why this post? Well, two reasons. The first is mentioned in my disclaimer at the bottom, but the second – and most important – is because we want more people to patronise them. We’ve been happy customers there for...

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