2017 365

What if I fail? It’s a very real possibility and that scares me. I do fear failure and though my head tells me I shouldn’t let that fear get in my way, my default reaction is to avoid situations that can lead to it. Especially public failure. Given the duration and frequency involved in a 365 project there will be many opportunities for failure. The fact that I have chosen (for now) to follow a outline (from a book) both works for and against me. »

Orbitkey 2.0

I am always looking out for new and better ways to carry and store things. Sometimes it’s about about carrying or packing smarter, better, more options and features. Other times it can be about lessening, simpifying — the beauty of minimalism, essentialism. I’ve backed two projects on Kickstarter for what are my favourite, perhaps essential everyday or special carry items. The first one was for Trove: The Ultimate Slim Wallet & Card Case, that launched in July 2014 and it was the first project I ever backed on Kickstarter. »

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Indie Microblogging: owning your short-form writing

Very interested to read this upcoming book from Manton Reece on independent writing via the open web. I’ve backed this project on Kickstarter and I’m also looking forward to trying out the micro.blog service as well. I believe Melinda is also looking at backing this. »

The Hilarious World of Depression

If you, or someone you know, is or has been affected by clinical depression then please check out this podcast hosted by John Moe. A series of frank but funny conversations that aim to shine a light on the disease, with comedians sharing their experiences, and some laughs. The Hilarious World of Depression… is a chance to gain some insight, have a few laughs, and realize that people with depression are not alone and that together, we can all feel a bit better. »

Merry Christmas Everyone

It’s our first Christmas as a family of three. At twenty weeks of age (today) the significance of the day will be lost on our daughter, but not on us. For us this day will (we hope) bring forth many happy and fond memories in years to come. Camera(s) in hand I’ll be trying to document the day for us to watch and look back on in years to come. There are not that many photgraphs of my childhood, there are some but no-where near as many as we already have of our daughter in the short 5 months she has been with us. »