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i used twitter yesterday much like I think it was intended, or at least a very handy way of using it to broadcast a problem PB was having with Vodafone (the Australian phone company) and his iPhone. It wasn’t solved through the tweeting but the up to the minute information was shared and further broadcasted. It is strange but I feel a strange coming of age feeling -using the web for up to the minute goodness in Australia.

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what might my MacBook say …..

this brief piece is based on a writing exercise based on getting a “Dear John” letter from my favourite piece of furniture. On the website it came from various writers penned letters from sofas and armchairs, scales, toilets and even an electric wheelchair.

Here’s my very drafty initial attempt


Dear Joanna,

Well I’ve had enough. So I’m going. I could play sad music now, but I really don’t need to. I’m almost certain you’ll just go out and replace me, or more likely just beg borrow and steal which just goes to show how little I mean to you. So because I’m angry, I’m going to try and convince TiM to come with me. That will at least leave you time to consider why I left.

You really should have cleaned up after yourself. I’m sticky here and just generally grubby. Its called don’t eat near me. It just holds you up in the long run.

But my brain damage is the main reason I’m leaving. How dare you drop me! That just hurt. I know you can’t help it all the time but it hurts to be dropped. So I’m leaving.

I wish you well

Your humble dented and dirty MacBook and back up time machine

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On Writing

From the aptly titled Write when inspired

If you want to be great, or at least to be better, start by breathing, taking breaks, and working intensely when the mood is on.

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Getting things done …. dude

If you know me, especially off-line  probably know that I am a fan and practitioner of the Getting Things Done methodology by David Allen. Here is one guys’ approach to it on a Mac. I might one day do my own explanation of my system, but for the moment this is funny and wise!

via Twitte

The Way I Getting Things Done by Jon Larkowski from Hashrocket on Vimeo.

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The Michael Jackson thing

Despite the fact that I am of the right generation, Michael Jackson’s music never really grabbed me. I knew and liked one or two of the more popular songs, though, at the risk of sounding like an old woman as a teenager most of his music was too fast for me. Although, once reviewed, his music, generally had very nice and meaningful lyrics.

As a result, most of my exposure to him throughout my life has been through the media and regarding his huge fan base, his somewhat strange behaviour when walking around, reports about Neverland, and of course the various controversies involving children including his own.

I wouldn’t say that I was tied to the television when his passing was announced but I have been interested, not so much in the controversy surrounding his death, but more in observing the reaction to his passing and the various critiques of his life and work. The public display of affection has been fascinating, both in  very tangible ways and online;  the intermediate, and the slow burning.

This video   sums up quite nicely quite a few of my views on this whole phenomena. With thanks  to Rebecca’s pocket.

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