Posts Tagged ‘reading’

All Links Lead to Facebook

July 16, 2014 Leave a comment

I follow a lot of interesting links on the interwebz each night. I am a prolific reader, I read prolifically. Is anyone read prolificly? But I digress…

A few nights back I stumbled onto Chris Harding‘s series,We the Robots . Hilarity ensued. That two word sentence is so cliched. Again, I digress…

"Whatchoo Lookin' At?"

Seems ‘We The Robots’ was a short period in his eclectic ‘toon time. Two years exactly, give or take a life time. A robot’s life can be long or short, depending on the country of birth. I like to digress.

So I checked out where Chris is now. Wasn’t difficult. Google is a search engine. I searched for him. Chris Harding. Animation. Here he is .

Then I went back to We The Robots. There is a link on his homepage to Chris’s / Chrises / Chrises’ / his Facebook page . hashtag head smack.

But the story doesn’t end there. (How many times have we heard THAT line? No, not the next one, the one prior to the one before this one!)

Seems Chris has an agent. Go read his awesome Contact page. Chris really his a funny guy. And his agent has a site filled with other artists .

Techtronics of Rex the RobotAnd his agent has links to sales teams, some live, some links dead. Nearly everyone of them are also on Facebook.

WHO ISN’T ON FACEBOOK?! Oh, yeah, my lovely coffee maker at Kikko’s on Pirie Street . Aha, free plug. I like my coffee, and I really like when it is the perfect breakfast. Much digression. And digestion. Coffee is good for that.

That’s it. More again. Another time. I make no promises I will post again tomorrow. I do that too often and don’t, so now I say I post irregularly – which means it is surprise to even me when I do. With surely more digression.

Bookmarks of Interest

June 23, 2013 Comments off

Roped Rock God

Despite two real-world events today, I’ve still managed to get onto the online world to visit and read a few world wide web sites of personal interest … and here they are for others to read.

OK, they are really published here so I don’t have to bookmark them on my computer. Since changed hands I have found it to be more useless than a watch with no hands.

What this list really shows how extra-eclectic my reading often is. One of them has music playing in the background – a little old hat for web sites, yet this is cool.

  1. The Business Mistake that Cost Me $1.5 Million – Entrepreneur Jen Bilik learned a lesson the hard way when she trusted the wrong person.
  2. Backed by first round’s dorm room fund, Pagevamp turns Facebook pages into Websites.
  3. Why businesses should act human on Facebook.
  4. Conran imagines a digital camera with a retro spirit .
  5. StartUp Weekend Adelaide . Being a long-term resident and worker in Adelaide, I had to mention this page. I really should get along to one of these events, just to see what it really is all about.
  6. The difference between a Mobile Site and a Full Site by Jakob Nielsen.
  7. The Innovative Brain

Monitor Failure

For anyone who think they can determine a person’s personality by the web sites they visit … good on you.
For anyone thinking this is just an average post, I agree. It’s time I started writing again. Again.

Water-Drop vs Baby Photography

May 31, 2012 Comments off

Whilst I wish I could find time to lift my camera to my eye, I am using my eyes to either sleep before the baby arrives OR to read about interesting photo techniques that I would really like to try one day.

Camera Strap Idea - S6 Tonight I stumbled upon Shayne Gray through Shayne has very easy-to-read tutorials explaining how easy Water Drop Photography can be for any level of photographer. This fun and interestting photo style I have read about before, but Shayne shows how easy it is to setup and do in the safety of your own kitchen.

Once you have read that, go check out how you can shoot a splashing strawberry at high speed! Shayne recommended this site that holds additional tutorials in highspeed photography which are great information!

That’s it for now. I expect I won’t get a chance to try any of these water-experiments until late July 2012 at the absolute earliest. Most likely between tomorrow (the due date of my first child) and then, I will be photographing bubbsie-wubbse getting fed, bathed and dressed in cute outfits as she/he grows out of them. Sorry, the wife has barred me from publishing those photos online. But if you are a current friend of mine on Facebook, you have a very good chance of seeing a few photographs. Stay connected and watch out for them.

The Beginning of a Poet, Again

April 2, 2012 Comments off

Upon discovering that Mike Hopkins is following the example set by Jennifer Liston to post a new poem every day throughout April, I decided I’d like to follow suit.

UPDATE (15 April 2012):
I am delaying this project until October 2012, when I get my new computer.

#52 - "Man in Reflective Black" Yes, I am a poet. Have been for almost thirty years. I don’t publicise this fact all that often, and I haven’t published any of my work. At least not yet.

Ok, that’s not quite true. I’ve compiled all my poems into book-format. Did that about 18 years ago. Back in the late 1980’s, I hand-typed them all. In the early 90’s I spent hundreds of hours typing them into computers and saving to floppy disc drives. In the late 90’s and early 00’s I then saved them to multiple CD’s.

I even followed advice given by the SA Writers Centre many years ago to mail to myself, but not to open the mail. Thereby giving a stamped date to prove I was the writer and owner of the work, only to be owned in a court of law. This is the reason why I continually choose not to publish online. Because, seriously, who wants to go through the hassle of proving to be the writer of text you hold near and dear?

I wrote a lot to express moments of my life, to display the inner workings of my mind, and to vent issues that have annoyed me over the years. A few are about happiness, others about time spent trying to become a church-goer, plus a few are about finding and losing myself. A great many are about love, both the gain and the loss. And a portion are simply cryptic interpretations of life, the universe and nothing important.

But I let it all slide away many years ago. Life took over, I got a job, I found someone willing to marry me and my twisted complex mind, and I turned toward a corporate working life.

These days I mostly use my photography to stay sane and to remember moments of my life that mean a lot to me, much the same way I used poetry all those years ago.

Which means I have a huge backlog of written-work that I may consider posting online. Personally, I’d like to skip all this and move to straight to publishing a book. Much of my poetry has been read by a woman who has not only published a few of her books, she has written biographies for my father’s grandparents, plus has worked with the SA Writers Centre – and continually wonders when I will take the next step.

Before I do anything else, I’m looking for your thoughts:

Should I post them individually as
~ text;
~ PDF’s; OR
~ or as an image? (which means I screen-dump the text and save as JPEG’s then display within separate posts.)

How do you post your poetry online, and how should I present mine? Feel free to respond here, upon Facebook, even Twitter. Or chat with me tomorrow night (3rd April 2012):

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Venue: Malcolm Reid Building
Address: SAWC, 2nd Floor Atrium, above Cafe Brunell, East Rundle Street, Adelaide, Australia

From Free to Business Blogging

February 25, 2012 Comments off

I’ve often contemplated ways that my blog could make money. But in the end I went with ‘rant about the online universe’, ‘random link’ and ‘hey check out my photography’ style.

Now that I have read this interesting article, I am thinking again about how I might make money from binary words.

The Dark Side Of Blogging: When Free Gets Ugly.

Your thoughts appreciated…

Any Interest Yet?

February 19, 2012 Comments off

Is anyone pinning stuff from your web site? Have you been noticed, pinned, pined after, appreciated, venerated and been given the free promotion you feel you deserve? Apparently you can find out fairly easily:

For those who are utilising Pinterest to push products from other people’s sites, and least of all your own (cause the contract implies you shouldn’t do that), you should check if others are promoting your products, your photography, your business, your sense of humor.

Simply insert the URL of your site where I have put question marks. Remember to include the ‘http://www.‘ but not with wordpress blogs.

There you have it. Don’t worry if you find nothing. Whilst the term ‘reciprocal linkage‘ is still quite foreign to many, you will find that many people will eventually.

Alternatively, particularly if you are male, utilise to find stuff that takes your interest and makes it more …well … manly. Mainly.

ABD #24

How to Make Money from a Liquidation

May 23, 2011 Comments off

Most Australians would know by now that BORDERS are in liquidation. As an avid book reader, I am dismayed by this, yet am thankful we have other great book suppliers in Adelaide. (Dymocks and Angus&Robertson to name a few!)

The Shelf

Despite knowing about the liquidation a few months ago, it wasn’t until tonight that I actually took notice. I’ve walked passed their Rundle Mall outlet a few hundred times over the last few years, I’ve probably only been in-store twenty times. No matter.

Tonight I was walking by when the sun had gone and all the stores were lit by their own lights, so I couldn’t help noticing the huge signs reading “80% OFF“. They had originally said “UP TO 80% OFF“, but now they are serious about closing shop ASAP, the “UP TO” has been covered over on EVERY sign!

So I stepped inside to see what was going. WOW! It’s true, EVERYTHING is 80% off the retail cost. That is a huge saving, particularly on books valued over $100. Aha, that is $20 for a book that I would otherwise sighed and walked passed thinking I could never afford.

Walking up the escalators, 3 steps at a time, I turned toward the COMPUTER (and related fields) and SELF-HELP areas. They’re all I really want, plus maybe a few cook books to appease the wife for spending so much. As I headed towards the shelves, I got to thinking that maybe these books could be sold again on eBay or similar.

When I got to the shelves, I almost laughed. Seems other tech-geeks had probably the same idea, or the same sentiment regarding over-priced books they would have normally not considered.

Yet I did manage to find a few interesting books amongst those remaining…

Social Media Club Tshirt (on Lee Hopkins)

1. The Power of Influence – The Easy Way to Make Money Online – by Sarah Prout.
I follow Sarah on Twitter, so it was great to find a book by someone I (sortof) know. I’ll reference this book in my next article. Yeah, Sarah has (re)ignited my passion for writing. This blog is about to get a power-boost!

2. Odditude – Finding the Passion for Who You Are and What You Do – by John R Powers
This one was spotted at the checkout, and it was the subtitle that screamed at me. Aha, just like everyone else, I am forever searching for that one thing that makes me passionate about life and happiness, and not just money.

3. Ajax on Rails – Scott Raymond
Some of you are probably saying, “This is a little outside the arena of self-help. Why?
I won’t lie, it was a little bit spur of the moment, a little bit of “Hey, I could learn!” and a lot of “Wow, that retails at $94, imagine what I could sell it for!“. Well, maybe I’ll sell it, maybe I’ll learn it, who knows. I could learn it, I know that already. But what a bargain: I got it for $18.80.

Escape the Rat Race

4. Starting your Career as a Freelance Illustrator or Graphic Designer – by Michael Fleishman
I was shocked to find myself grasping for this book. Something in me just had to have it.
Yeah, I am passionate about graphic design. I’ve scribbled, drawn, created and labored over many graphic design ideas over the last 40years, but only in the last 4 years have many of my ideas come to fruition and been built upon – and consequently sold. Yeah, I predominately stick to t-shirt graphics, but I like to dabble in various other areas. This book is going to help me push my boundaries a little further!

I’ve got some reading to do. I’ve already conquered the first chapter of Sarah’s book, and it is what inspired me to write this short article. And it has inspired me to start using my blog ‘Being an Online Entrepreneur’ and a domain I purchased last year more effectively and helpfully. Will I be able to write daily? I hope so. That is the plan. I trust you’ll be here to read it. Bookmark my site!

Wait, wait, what about that title?!

How do you make money from a liquidating business? Simple – By NOT spending as much as you intended on products which will help you to learn new skills – and then use those new skills to pursue goals, ambitions, careers and happiness.

Ok, I’m going to start writing more articles that’ll help the average entrepreneur become an awesome entrepreneur!


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