Category: Miscellaneous

Wishing for Colorado Springs Next Week

Chris is running a debate tournament in Colorado Springs next week, and the debaters are teenagers. Chris writes about the “big deal” of the event: “Our culture is muddled with an opinion of young people that is depressing. Teenagers are baggy, disrespectful, foulmouthed, slothful, ugly. The teenage culture […]

My Tulips are Out

A few years ago Katrina gave me some tulip bulbs for my birthday, and even planted them just outside my office window. For a couple of weeks a year I get to enjoy them … and now is the time. I’m not into flowers, but I think the […]

Cutting Travel Costs

Many of the routine meetings we hold today can be replaced / enhanced with new ways of meeting, without having to travel to get there. But when travel is required, there’s a set of common sense ideas you can follow to reduce your costs: – plan ahead, and […]

A New Mac

I’ve had two Macs for the past two and bit years; an iMac 27 for in-the-office work, and a MacBook Pro 13 for out-and-about work. The balance has worked well, but as I’ve been doing more workshops and seminars, I’ve been noticing that the 13″ screen was getting […]

Congratulations to Rod and the Xero Team

I met Rod Drury a few years ago in conjunction with the work he was doing at Aftermail, which he subsequently sold to Quest Software. After that sale, he started beavering away at his next project – an online accounting service – called Xero. Anyway, Rod and Xero […]