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[2 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

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Lifestyle Saturday
A new year and new plans! It has also been a time to reflect on the old year. And here are three things that worked for me in 2009, and which I had only just dabbled in previously . . .

A wiki
A blog
A Samba server

All three have been around for more than a year, but 2009 will be remembered for being the year when they all began to …

finance »

[28 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

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More Profit in Less Time – The Wednesday Tip
October has been an extraordainary month, with far reaching changes at Royal Mail, at Companies House, and to my own e-mail servers. You can read about all of that elsewhere in this blog. There has also been a knock on effect which has led to fundamental changes in my business calendar and to co-incidental modifications to my regular social calendar.
And, if …

getting things done »

[20 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

It’s Friday, and one of the things I do on Fridays is look back at the week and see how well things have gone. Have I achieved any goals? And, what does that mean for my past and future performance on “performance measurement”?
This blog went through a long incubation before it was launched in early 2009. I made a point of building a commitment to write something every day. I also wanted each article to be short and easy to read. Now that it’s beginning to take shape, it needs …

technology »

[16 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

How often do you spend ages surfing the web looking for a straight forward introduction to a new topic, only to find that you end up reading lots of really techy stuff? If you want a basic introduction to RSS for beginners go and watch the four minute video on Problogger.
My blog uses WordPress software, and on the left there are lots of widgets. In spite of trawling through the WordPress Control Panel looking at every conceivable widget and tweak, I could not find the simple “RSS feed” widget. I …

on the bridge »

[7 Feb 2009 | One Comment | ]

Why would I give you seven blogs in one?
The human brain craves order . . . that’s why! We like things to be neat and tidy. Given a choice between total and utter chaos or strict discipline, we would all choose strict discipline!
You disagree? OK, let me put it this way . . . given the choice between a smart, clean, purposeful hotel with uniformed staff, or a grotty, litter strewn one with rude, unkempt and wayward staff, which one would you genuinely prefer to stay in?
This blog is organised …