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Shower Thinking

UPDATE: I’ve been using the AquaNotes Aqua Notepad for the last few weeks, and highly recommend it! I think best when I’m standing. And particularly well when I’m having a shower. In fact – but don’t picture this – some of my best ideas have been captured only as a result of me rushing out of the shower to excitedly explain a thought to my wife before they were lost in post shower...

Why I don’t read newspapers

I don’t usually read the papers. Or even keep up with current affairs. In general I’m pretty out of touch with what’s going on in the world. But yesterday I bought the weekend papers. I’m on holidays, and thought it’d be nice to catch up on world events. What a mistake! Nothing but page after page of depressing economic, political and social doom and gloom. As I read the articles I continued on...

PERSONAL: Holidays

I finished up at Elcom yesterday. I’m on a week’s break, before I start my next role at nsquared on 8 Dec. So, what will I do for the week? Well, no plans to go anywhere – I’ll be staying right here at home, relaxing and catching up on things. Here’s a few of the ‘chores’ I’ve got planned: Get a massage – it’s been ages since I had a massage (DONE: 29/11/08) Tax returns – I’ve got our...

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...

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