Saturday, March 03, 2007

OMG! Indexed got a book deal! Yea!!!

Indexed got a book deal!!! Spread the word.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Words, words, between the lines of age...

This is one of those 'print-it-out-and-put-it-up' kinda quotes.

Thanks Frank


February 28th, 2007 ·

Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.
Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits.
Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.
– Gandhi

Schneier on Security: Boston Police Blow Up Traffic Counter

Boston PD: Putting the "error" in "terror."

On Privacy: | study | hide_ip

Repeat after me... it is unrealistic to expect privacy when using the internet... repeat after me ... it is unrealistic...

Just remember that proxies aren't magical; they simply add extra hops in the middle. Each person still has an address (you, your buddy, and the pizza place). So don't think of it as "hiding" or "becoming invisible"; this isn't how the Internet works. The Internet needs to know your exact location or else you can't use it. If you were truly hidden, nobody would be able to bring you the stuff you asked for -- whether that something was a pizza or an email from a friend.:

Get a Life!

Escape From Cubicle Nation

This woman, again, has brought into sharp focus a means of freeing ourselves.  THANKS!

Don't know what you want? A picture paints a thousand words

In my coaching practice, a big part of what I do is help people come up with a compelling vision for their life or business. A lot of people get stuck trying to craft words about a life that they cannot quite picture. Instead of painfully searching for words, try these visual tactics to discover your vision.

In this month's ezine, I describe a number of tactics to discover your creative vision including:
  1. Purchase a large bulletin board or piece of foamcore.
  2. Go to the bookstore and buy your favorite 6 magazines.
  3. Imagine that you are a photojournalist that has the assignment of capturing images that reveal your ideal life.
  4. If you are a bit of a (closet) exhibitionist, participate in the wildly popular art blog PostSecret.
  5. Create a personal deck of soul-tending cards using Soul Collage.
  6. Search for stimulating pictures in online photo directories such as
  7. For the technically savvy, create a Powerpoint or Flash presentation with key images and words.
  8. Paint your picture - literally!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Sunday, February 25, 2007

He walks into your office...

Over the years I have employed a 'Management Style' that has served me well ... and generally PO'ed the folks that have been subjected to it. Sorry...

He walks into your office, sets this (_Blog::Errantmind_) on the corner of your desk and says, "Here, read this."
Suffice it to say, it is much more efficient for both of us to do it this way. The content of, in this case Errantmind, is self evident and worthy.

As a society we need to stop allowing the lawyers to settle the wrongs that we feel we have suffered allegedly at the hands of society. Instead I suggest a measure of common sense.

  1. Lawyers, like every other business practice, are driven not by morality but by profit. This leaves Lawyers in the unenviable position of subjugating what they know is Right for what they will eventually be paid for.

  2. Lawyers, while 'working' with Laws, do so in the arena of the courts. Our judicial system was designed to respond to social situations by interpreting the laws. Nowhere in our system of government are the Courts, at any level, allowed to make Laws.
I believe it is fundamentally wrong for us as a society, egged on by hungry Lawyers, to take every little spat we have with our laws and tie up our already over burdened court system.

I , in this writing, will not suggest whether the 'control of recreational dancing' is a legitimate social concern worthy of a local ordinance. I can state that most localities have similar statutes on the books. Predicated on such a historical precedent I am willing to assume that such statutes did or do serve some aspect of the social good.

If it is determined by the will of the people that such statutes do not server the public good then the people should change the law(s) in the same way that the laws were enacted originally. We should be a society of the people and not subject to the minority of monied interests that can afford to keep and feed Lawyers.

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