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Changing the world today, changing the world tomorrow

15 February 2007

It has been a good day at work. I dreaded today initially because I was literally booked solid with meetings for the whole day, but they have all been (mostly) constructive and productive. The best was the lunchtime brainstorm we had planning a new project. It’s amazing to be involved with such a creative process, […]

Lazy, excuses, or reasons?

26 January 2007

I have been a bit lax in my postings. The last couple of days were spent migrating all my posts from the useless Blogger service to the wonderful WordPress, as well as my first foray into AdSense. My four other blogs are now plastered (tastefully?) with those annoying little stupid Google ads one sees al […]

You can leave home without it

23 January 2007

Bloody hell it’s been a tough day. On the one hand I’m busy with the most mind numbingly boring work I’ve ever done in my entire existence, and on the other hand I’m supposed to be everything from a technical project manager to a ground breaking editor. At east these last two area are slightly […]

Blogger disappoints. Again

21 January 2007

After two highly unsatisfying attempts with Blogger, I should have learnt my lesson. Unfortunately I did not, and created a third blog there. Result: I’m now – painstakingly – moving it over to WordPress. It’s my first hosted WP blog, the others I run are all installed and it is the best blogging tool by […]

Ambitionless top management

19 January 2007

It’s a sad day: the Head of our team’s contract ended. This has led to a lot of conversation among us about the organisation, but especially about ourselves and our contracts, our views, our ambitions and our ideas. Interestingly, two of my colleagues clearly stated that they had absolutely no ambition to ever be top […]

Cory does very good

17 January 2007

As a follow on of an earlier post, I listened to an interview with Cory Doctorow today discussing writing and his take on it. Not only was I impressed, but it was thoroughly entertaining whilst also being educational. I appreciate the fact that he admitted to not having the work load and responsibilities of fatherhood. […]

On the road to get there

16 January 2007

Perhaps the true way to make a difference and contribute to a better world is different than what I had always thought. Instead of being intent on making a difference ar pursuing greatness, it is better achieved in other ways? Firstly, I have read somewhere (useless quote-less nonsense) that it’s better to make small continual […]

A dark and stormy night

16 January 2007

What a terrible title for something truly terrifying. Surely this is one of my darkest and most stormy nights. I am always reminded of the honourable Winston Churchill, who referred to his moods as ‘the black dog’. when I am low as I am tonight, I have barely enough energy left to fully appreciate that […]

Cory does well

15 January 2007

I’m impressed with Cory, but also more than a little envious. His new book of SF short stories is out, and he’s been nominated for numerous awards including a Hugo. In addition to this he writes for some of the best publications in the United States, and he is also the founder of the influential […]

Station in life

15 January 2007

Is there perhaps not a reason why human civilisation have always had a class system? If happiness is dependant upon competition and outdoing your neighbour, then maybe clss structures are natural hierarchies for human beings? I agree with Samuel Johnson’s take on the matter when he states that a person should know his position in […]