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a restart

The last entry on this blog was over two years ago – that’s a long time, it’s time enough to have half a new career or to see the end of one career and the beginning of the next or to move across the world and see what life is like ‘on the other side’ and certainly time enough to reflect somewhat on what’s important and what isn’t – well it has been for me, but as they say YMMV.

I’ll be taking a new direction here and hope that some of it will be of interest to people I’ve known and to new people I’ve not met as yet.

I may flush this blog entirely and start anew. We’ll see – nothing is permanent after all.

James Altucher is someone I admire a lot, and he says he waits until he has that feeling of being scared before pressing ‘Publish’.

Now, let’s hit ‘Publish’ and see what happens.

My ‘The Icarus Deception’ book has arrived… (err, except its not..)

(Update – this isn’t ‘The Icarus Connection’, it’s the special limited edition of “what you going to do with that duck” – 6 years worth of Seth’s posts…)

Well, my kickstarter book has arrived, and it is a monster! It’s eleven pounds of condensed wisdom from Seth Godin, full of advice and agitation to just get start doing things…. or at least I think it is, time will tell…

And so I did, with this post.

This is it next to an iPhone for scale (I could have used a banana – joke there – but they’re a bit mushy)


Wish me luck, this thing is 807 pages….

IPhone envigorates, laptop ossifies

I’m waiting for TimeMachine to do it’s thing-8 gigs of backup (been bad) and prefer to let it alone when it’s churning through (a lesson I learnt with the early release of TimeMachine), and so now I’m surfing with my iPhone.

Weird thing-now I want to do all sorts of cool things, Burst JavaScript graphics, a geoDjango site for local businesses and a host of other stuff, but what will I do once I get back on the laptop? Probably see what *other* people have done by scanning RSS feeds for an hour. Poor.

Sod this, I’m going to drink my tea, sync my phone with the new tunes I bought this morning and go off for a bike ride!