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WebJam Perth

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

That’s right folks, WebJam is finally coming to Perth. Whoo hoo! So, what is WebJam? To put it in Myles’s words, WebJam is an event where: …we have a number of presenters who get 3 minutes to show us what they are working on, why it is cool and why we should vote for them. […]

MailTags 2 Workflow

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

MailTags is probably the single most productivity-increasing plug-in/utility I use, and I thought it might be useful for other folks to get an idea of how I integrate it into my workflow. MailTags is a plug-in for Apple’s Mail application. It allows the user to assign keywords, project names, notes (and you can even replace […]


Sunday, June 24th, 2007

The word “should” is one I took a dislike to years ago, ever since the man I married at 19 (when I was too young and naive to know better) would say to me, “You should not do this. You should not feel like that”. By definition, “should” is unrelated to reality, except to exemplify […]

Updates for the new year

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

After some major upheavals in 2006, things are finally getting back on track and 2007 looks like being a corker!

The people of Web Directions South ’06

Friday, October 13th, 2006

It’s already two weeks after the event, so it’s about time I put pen to paper (so to speak) and blogged about Web Directions South. (Actually, it’s about time I blogged about anything at all, it’s been so long!)

Plenty of people have talked about the sessions and how much they gained from them. I’ve found it fascinating to see the different areas in which different people found value.

For myself, because of my hearing (or lack thereof) it’s not so much about the sessions: it’s about the people.

Set your own standards

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

When I say “Set your own standards”, I’m not talking about creating our own web standards here but about the quality of our work.

Marketing guru Seth Godin writes, in his article Better than they deserve:

Letting your customers set your standards is a dangerous game, because the race to the bottom is pretty easy to win. Setting your own standards — and living up to them — is a better way to profit. Not to mention a better way to make your day worth all the effort you put into it.

Did that ever strike a chord with me!

Creating Challenges

Friday, May 12th, 2006

For me, one of the great beauties of working for myself is that, to a large degree, I can create my own challenges. Work doesn’t have to get stale, which has the added benefit of positively impacting my whole life. (Hmmm hang on. My work is my whole life. Hmmm)


Friday, April 14th, 2006

It’s been a while since I posted, so this seems a good time to mention that I’ve been invited to speak at TODCon 8 in Orlando, Florida, in May 2006.

My top ten must-have Mac OSX applications

Saturday, February 18th, 2006

A fellow Webweaver is “switching” from PC to Mac, and asked the Mac users on the email list what we consider to be our must-have Mac software aside from what is already pre-installed. So as a follow-up to the Apple Mail post, I decided to compile a list of my favourites.

Feedburner again… and it’s all good!

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

The reason I moved away from Feedburner was because I thought it was difficult to exit the service and was afraid of my feed subscribers getting stuck. However, last night I had a really great chat to Rick Klaus from Feedburner, and he explained a lot of things that now make sense. I see I was quite wrong in my fear that there was no easy way to exit.