Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-06-12

  • @SimonHampel I finally got some of my Twitter accounts working again with OAuth & I actually found an easy way to do it. So I'm happy 2night #
  • I'm grumpy at the right wing neo cons spamming me. Yes prosperity & freedom come from enterprising citizens. Just stop being fascist #
  • @SimonHampel what geolocator are you using for the white/black listing? #
  • @SimonHampel less that $1 per L? The farmers get $0.18 per L. Moved to UHT ages ago – fewer shopping trips. #
  • I just disabled and uninstalled almost every firefox add-on, extension & plugin. FF 3.6.x is once again zippy enough to use on this netbook #
  • Apolcalypse Real Soon Now #budgetremakes #
  • Apocalypse Real Soon Now #budgetremakes #
  • Remember the Alimony #budgetremakes #
  • Titanic 2: 90 minutes in a lifeboat #budgetremakes #
  • NT Research and Innovation Awards #
  • Paid Parental Leave Scheme mandatory from 1 Jul – R U ready? via @business_gov_au #
  • Enjoyed divine coffee at Allpress Roastery Cafe Zetland. Saw my mate James from @RosesOnlyGroup too for a double win #
  • Sick in bed – flu. Thinking up new business ideas. Not sure it's a good strategy but we'll see if anything comes of it. Beware the Pivot #
  • Why do I naturally look for partners in projects? Do I want validation? Or don't I want to be alone in the foxhole? #
  • Weather for ducks at Coogee Oval for the Rugby #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-06-05

  • I'll be attending #Slutwalk Sydney 13 Jun with my wife, and two daughters #
  • Online retail niche vs department store models #
  • Argh! managed to follow some very spammy people. Some of whom even unfollowed me! Buh-bye spammers #
  • @GeniusRocket did you unfollow me by mistake or because of something I said? #
  • I'm cleaning my twitter stream, followers & followed. If I unfollow you and you're not a bot or spammer, sorry, let me know #
  • I just found all my 405 non followers thanks to #
  • Dear identity thieves, stalkers, exes, haters oh! and debt collectors I am now up and at em. kthxbby #
  • My kids have given me a cold. I'd say I was dying but that's an exaggeration… maybe tomorrow #

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Why are you still using an email client?

Years ago I moved to an email server accessible from my iPhone, laptop, netbook, notepad or desktop computer. Initially this was achieved by using the IMAP protocol which was supported by MS Outlook, Thunderbird, and many other email clients on my various machines. I had configured each client to bcc: myself in order to ensure my sent mail was always available (not every client handled sent-mail correctly).

For the last 3 years I\’ve used an entirely hosted solution, currently gmail. My email is always available on whatever machine I\’m using. I am aware of privacy and security risks (a topic for a future post).

Several family members recently had problems with their Outlook installation. Two of them are small business owners. One of them subsequently had a machine crash and she is stuck without her email history. This is a greater inconvenience to her than not having a computer at all. If she was on the cloud she\’d buy a $400 replacement and be back working 2 hours later.

Their reason for storing all their email on their laptops? \”That\’s what I\’ve always done and that\’s what I know to do.\” My aunt bought MS Office just so she could use Outlook because that\’s all she knows.

Another reason I get is to access old email even when not connected to the internet. Not a good enough reason to store all your email locally and struggle with the backup risks.

Why are you still using an email client?

2011 A Journey Begins

I have neglected my friends,  acquaintances and family. I feel bad about that but figured you\’d deal with it as I\’m generally slack.

I\’ve neglected perfect strangers who have stumbled into my deep end of the alphabet and returned for a second helping. I feel bad about that because I\’ve missed a chance to move you into the friends, acquaintances and family group I mentioned. You should feel slighted.

2011 is here and before I return to more mundane stuff I\’m in the mood for some resolutions. Maybe a bit of goal setting or at least some delusional wishful thinking.

I am writing on this blog more often. That will continue. I will not commit to an update schedule. Nor is my dalliance with status updates over. I will keep that mistress as well as you.  But I will come back here an give you some too.

I\’m saying \”no\” more this year. If it doesn\’t feed my soul I\’m letting it go in 2011.

I\’m back in online and direct sales in 2011. Now the real work begins in product sourcing and marketing. Logistics and fulfillment will be fun.

I am open to 52 cups of coffee with new friends in 2011. So let me know if you want a slot in Sydney, or on my travels.

I\’ll kick a few metaphorical heads in this year. Don\’t piss me off and I won\’t tell you what to do. Let\’s agree to let each other make our own mistakes and learn. I fired my last consulting client in November and tasted freedom.

I\’m gonna get some. Who wants to join me?