January 2010

Book Review – Sneaker Wars by Barbara Smit

My previous class for grad school was “Competitive Intelligence”, in which we were split into groups to take on the job of amassing intelligence for particular industries. My group chose sports apparel, and I jumped at the chance to do research on…

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Becoming A Family Historian

The picture above shows my great-grandfather and his wife, along with a friend and the friend’s children. I scanned that picture in a couple of days ago, and it was the first time in my life that I’d held something that was quite literally one hun…

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New Year’s Resolution #6

My sixth New Year’s resolution is to learn wxPython. It’s a cross-platform GUI programming system. I’m already familiar with Python, but I don’t get enough opportunity to use it for programming; this year I’m going to run through the Wxpython in A…

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Personal Outsourcing – My Experience So Far

Rather than detail everything before you’re forced to read the conclusion – let me say that outsourcing has NOT worked for me so far.I first started with AskSunday.com. Recommended by Tim Ferriss as well as Time.com, I figured it would be an easy …

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Trying A New VA Service – getFriday.com

Last week I tried “askSunday.com” as a VA service, to try and outsource some of the things in my life. That did not go well, with them taking almost two days to complete what should have been a fifteen minute task. This week, I’m trying “getFriday…

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New Years Resolution #5 – Get Back To Running

I hope to do this prior to work, but realistically, since that involves getting up earlier, I suspect I’ll be doing it after work. For at least the winter, this will involve going to the gym and running on the treadmill. Thankfully, there’s a smal…

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