Monthly Archives: January 2006

Blogging January

19 Posts, 2654 Words, 15 Images, 76 Technorati Tags, 1 Man Turns out January 2006 has been a great month for blogging for me. Note to self: Keep it up! Tags: blogging, blog, January

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Benchmarking Yourself

It is never a good idea to stick a target on your back and run around clucking like a chicken on heat. Strangely that seems to be exactly what Ford has done with their latest Ford Focus ad-campaign: The benchmark? The benchmark? I do not want to drive the benchmark. The benchmark is the minimum. You want to aim above the benchmark. Nobody ambitious ever just reaches the benchmark, they supercede it. That’s the nature …

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Telkom-Death-HOWTO

While SNO continues to lie inanimate on the ground, we cannot continue to tolerate Telkom’s outrageous monopoly. And thus it is with great defiant pleasure I introduce you to “Wireless Networking in the Developing World” – a practical guide to planning and building low-cost telecommunications infrastructure. What’s more – this book is free (as in beer) with a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license. I browsed the index and a couple of pages – it looks …

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Creative Spending

A mystery parcel was ready for collection at the Post Office this morning. I had no clue what it was… It turns out it was my Creative Commons schwag – a small gift to say thanks for donating in the CC fundraising drive. Yay! Free stuff that actually made it all the way from the U.S., despite our Postal Service. It probably only made it safely because it was marked as non-profit gear. The loot …

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Suggested Reading

Rather make that title “Mandatory Reading”. An oldie but goodie: ‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Steve Jobs says. Here’s a newer spin on the same theme, How To Do What You Love, from Paul Graham. Ideas for Startups (once again from Paul Graham). And moving into the sci-fi arena, i, robot. By Cory Doctorow. Best quote from the above texts: “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” Tags: ToRead, reading, PaulGraham, CoryDoctorow, SteveJobs, work, love

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