Camping Gear I Want to Buy!

April 21, 2014 Leave a comment

Plastic Bottle Becomes a Spoon

My interests have changed overnight. I still enjoy my photography and digital art (that I sell on tshirts), but now I also enjoy outdoor camping. It’s a great method of keeping myself grounded and a simple way to remember that there is more to the world than the city life.

After spending 2 days outdoors without my mobile phone, computer, electricity, running water, a flushing toilet, nor even free wifi — I found myself revelling in the time away from it all. Well, except the flushing toilet. Drop toilets and lime remind me too much of a teenage years living on the side of a hill where the emptying of said can was rostered. Ewww. Not fun.

Upon returning to the nearest wifi-available, I spent nearly a whole night going through a bunch of Australian and a few American camping websites to find all the gear I would need for next Easter. Wow. Extensive.

Then I realised I would need to bookmark these easily for family and friends. (I do have a birthday coming up, hint hint!) Bookmarking on my browser is restrictive. Since Delicious.com and many other online bookmarking services have gone to pasture, I settled for publishing them on a separate page on my blog.

As a teaser, and to give this article a little bit of content – here are the sites through which I found most of these maybe necessary purchases. I am guessing my wife will decide. Ultimately we really want a decent yet simple tent that will fit up to 4 people. Or 3 people and all the cra… stuff we seemingly need.

Multi Skilling Keep the Mind Sane

March 7, 2014 Leave a comment

Diversity is fun, but it can get difficult to focus on so many things at once. It’s actually what’s keeping me away from Facebook.

Right now I have my fingers in a bunch of proverbial pies that are starting points to potential virtual end-products.

One part of my brain is focusing on a new site design for my primary site – ezcreate.com.au. It is going to be filled with LOTS of circles. Some of them transparent PNG’s, others created with CSS utilising multiple background techniques AND circular bordering. That will be interesting. A lot of online research is being put in to determine exactly how to write the code.

Another part is currently doing the ASX Sharemarket Game. I read the Australian Financial Review most days from cover to cover. That is actually fun. I scan in those of interest, write copious notes on information that may or not relate to the companies I am investing within.

Another part has an idea for software that could revolutionise a whole lot of stuff I have been involved with over the last 18 years. Enough said on that for now. Anyhow, more coding and program to learn. Why? Just for fun. Aha, I am weird like that. Not sure when that will happen. Amusingly I have already designed the logo and app icon. Weird still, right?

Yet another part of my brain is currently job hunting. L1 Helpdesk is my preference. [See my LinkedIn.com account for my skill base]. Facilities Management would be also very interesting. [Again, LinkedIn]. Records management at a push, but I am not a big fan any more.

And I am contemplating a few courses, particularly in business management AND/OR getting RPL for my IT Helpdesk knowledge, experience and ability. Because it is all mostly self-taught, taught on the job, or simply experience from my long-term government role.

Not busy at all. Diversity is a no brainer. Completing the bucket list is the next step.

Behavioral Interviewing Is Not The Way To Go – Forbes

March 5, 2014 Leave a comment

Read the article. It makes sense. Talk with me, not at me. Let’s chat on one side of the table, not opposite one another.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2014/03/04/why-i-hate-behavioral-interviewing/

Man In The Mirror

February 28, 2014 Leave a comment

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My March of 2014

February 28, 2014 Leave a comment

My blog is not dead, just in hiatus. As is my Facebook page.

I am trying something new for 30 days.

Thanks go to Matt Cutts with his short yet inspiring talk on #TED :
http://on.ted.com/pi1R

DOING

~ Designing and creating a hardcover portfolio of my photography.

~ Doing the ASX Shares Game.

Plus all the job application writing I need to do. Only a mad or rich man gives up his day job to seek his dreams.

NOT DOING
~ No more watching hours of YouTube clips of other people play GTA5. Very funny, yet an amazing waste of MY time.

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How to Walk without Leaving your Desk!

February 15, 2014 Leave a comment

Somehow I found myself watching this interesting youtube clip about the Facebook Server rooms . A few minutes into this docu-data-archive (see what I did there?!) is a guy on a treadmil at a desk … and I have never seen anything like that before!

So I had to do some googling about this subject. Turns out ‘treadmill desk‘ displays a LOT of great information about both DIY and buyable units where you can exercise on the job. Nice!

Here are the few images and links about this great idea that caught my attention. Watch out for the guy riding his bike in the office whilst sitting at his desk!

First off we have the pro’ version. It’s pricey, but as this becomes more common and mainstream the price will decrease to a reasonable housewife price.

Then we have a high quality AND pricey treadmill desk that has a product code that describes the kilometres you will walk each year whilst perusing your Amazon and Ebay purchases.

Google then found me previewing the blow-up ball on the treadmill behind the desk. Whilst the fat-guy who has taken over my waist-line loves this idea, the blood-pumping heart inside me is saying “Woooh, slow down sunshine.”

My heart was then saying, let’s take a break, sleep a bit, come back later when the legs don’t feel like falling off. Just reading this was making me exhausted! Yet I pushed myself forward, determined to finish this second post for 2014 on my journal. I didn’t call mysef the online entrepreneur for nothing!

So I found the deck-cycle. It might be called something else, but this name made better sense from a marketing point of view – it rolls off the tongue. Deskcycle. Deskycle. D’Skyle. Steal it, go with it, walk with it, get on with it.

bicycle attached to work desk

Bicycle attached to work desk

Expression of Interest

January 24, 2014 Leave a comment

Sometimes the most intelligent and interesting remarks come from the mouth of someone you’d least expect.

Fellow on the train this morning was ranting extracts from the bible this morning. As his pallet was short a few bricks, myself and the other temporary captives of this city bound capsule chose to bite lip and ignore. It wasn’t a fight worth having.

Anyhow, turns out he is more intelligent than first realised.

Suddenly his rants change to…

“Angry face, useless face; sad face, useless face; proud face, useless face; laughing at my face, useless face; people staring at me, useless face …” for about 5 rounds of the same. I had to listen carefully to catch the words. Not sure I heard it right though.

He has a point.

Stop staring, stop judging others on their appearance only, stop wasting emotions on things that cannot be changed.

Get on with life.

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