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PERSONAL: Two weeks ago… and a new job

In a micro kind of way I feel my life has been ‘on hold’ for the last month. Two weeks ago I had urgent surgery for something that turned up unexpectedly, and I’m pleased to say things seem OK now. I’m feeling pretty good, and even started back at the gym tonight. I was able to go for a long walk earlier in the week and so far so good. I’m back at the specialist again in another week or so...

My ideal role

This post follows on from my previous where I explained that I was leaving Elcom, and the reasons behind that decision. This post covers my thoughts on the ideal role for me. But if you don’t have time to read it all, here’s the summary: Ideal role: Looking to contribute at a senior management level in a growing Microsoft technology focussed company, located either here or in the United States...

Leaving Elcom – looking for my next role

Last week, following probably the worst IT downturn in the last 8 years I decided to leave Elcom. Crazy huh? Yeah, it may turn out to be foolish, but in this post I aim to explain why, and in the following post, what I‘m looking for as my next step. I thought I’d put this out there and see if it opens the door to any opportunities.   Have I resigned? No I haven’t actually resigned as yet...

REVIEW: ClearContext

If I were a software company producing productivity enhancing tools I’d love to have a tag line of: Use ‘X’ – it’ll save you at least a minute a day! I think this would be interesting for a number of reasons: It’s believable People would be able to easily verify the claim (much better than that ‘improves performance by 39.8%’ tosh we get bombarded with) The claim is so tiny it makes you think...

Michael Kordahi’s Delicate Genius blog stolen

I’m really feeling for Michael Kordahi at the moment. His Delicate Genius domain has been stolen and his blog is now getting choked up with spam. This is really sad. (I’ve deliberately not linked to it here) I caught up with him for a few minutes tonight and he was pretty cut up about it. At this stage it looks like a complete stuff up by his domain registrar, and he’s been trying everything to...

PERSONAL: Health and Fitness

Warning: personal ramblings about my health and fitness (or lack thereof) ahead – nothing technical here. Back at the gym I went back to the gym again yesterday after a month off (not by choice mind you, but due to being really sick for 2 weeks, and then visiting the hospital most nights for the last few weeks looking in on Michele’s father). The gym confirmed what my clothes suggested –...

Internet hairdressers

I’m sure this must be available already, but I haven’t seen it anywhere (leave me a comment if you know of one)… As I was getting my hair cut this morning I really wished I could have been surfing the net (my hair dresser isn’t very chatty and I kinda get uncomfortable looking at myself in the mirror the whole time). Surely it wouldn’t be too hard to have a little LCD screen at each booth and a...

REVIEW: Premium Economy on Air New Zealand

On my recent trip to the MVP Summit I flew Premium Economy class over to the US. Premium Economy is new for Australia-USA trips and is only available via Air New Zealand (to LA) and JetStar (Star Class to Honolulu) as far as I know. Qantas will be offering the class later in the year. I thought I’d give a quick review of how Premium Economy stacks up. I’ll break this in to 3 main...

Behind on blogs – too much information

Following on from my last post, it’s interesting to see how far behind I’ve drifted in my blog reading over the last few weeks. Over 50K unread posts… Even TechCrunch (my first blog stop every day) has 215 unread posts. A number of these will be easily dismissed (eg I subscribe to general feeds like TechMeme, BlogRunner and VentureBeat) but in the main the feeds I follow are...

Twitter versus Blogs

I find it interesting that the more time I spend on Twitter, the less time I spend directly reading and writing blogs. The reason for this (besides the obvious time factor) is that I am finding more and more that most things I need to know are alerted to me via Twitter. This isn’t to say I won’t be reading and writing blogs anymore, but I’m noticing a marked decrease. Joining...

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