John Green tell it how it really is for an author

Yes, even a successful one. It’s not a solo game. He makes great videos, Mr Green, and really explains how the publishing industry actually works, and how much collaboration it truly takes to produce a successful career. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Winners and losers

This whole drugs in sport thing just got a little more nuts, with the Cronulla Sharks suspending their coach and sacking four officials, two days before their first game. No idea if player suspensions will follow, but it seems likely. I didn’t make the Google Teacher Academy cut at all, and neither did most people ...

My son’s BYOD for the new school year 2

My son's BYOD for the new school year
For the uninitiated, that’s “Bring Your Own Device”. A quick explanation of Will’s circumstance — lots of identified medical problems, including what can loosely be described as “motor dyspraxia”, that is, a severe problem with fine motor skills. Handwriting has always been very difficult for him, even though expression has not. We decided this year ...

Google Apps Summit Day 2

Me and some of the Yammer/DEC folks today Another excellent day at Burwood for the Google Apps summit. Today I was extremely glad to be at MLC, with their luxurious airconditioning… … Because outside it reached 44.7 degrees Celsius! It was officially the hottest day on record for Sydney. Fortunately, it was not a disaster for ...

How to put yourself out of business

How to put yourself out of business
I picked up this story through Twitter last night: Post a link, become a pirate Posting a link to a news story from Ireland might prove to be an expensive business. According to this site (hat tip Fark) a group of Irish newspapers have decided that the way to make cash from the web is to bill anyone who links ...

Disingenuous Dick Smith?

Disingenuous Dick Smith?
Seeing a lot of ads for Dick Smith’s new all-round “Aussie foods” venture. And while I freely admit that his motives may be pure and wonderful, the whole thing strikes me as odd as highly disingenuous. This may be just me, but I think many would feel the same way. I’ve basically taught myself to ...

Blogging and writing in 2013

Blogging and writing in 2013
A new year seems like a chance for new things, new changes and new plans of creative attack. So I’ll say it up front to start the year: I will be aiming to blog everyday in 2013. So that means at least 365 new posts, but hopefully a lot more. There’s plenty of things happening ...

2012… The whirlwind…

What a year… And it’s only March! Busy back at work now, already done the initial 2012 laptop rollout, and so many other projects! I’ve joined the school/town band (playing clarinet again, no less) and am getting involved behind the scenes in the school musical this year. I’m assisting in the media publishing class at ...

New phone and new contacts

I have a new phone (an iPhone, finally in the smartphone age!) and with it a new phone number. It feels like a new age, so why not…? Anyway, if you want to contact me, smartphones are more about Twitter, Facebook and email anyway, so use those and you can get my new number as ...

New Year’s Resolutions

It’s always the time of the year to think about this thing, as we’re constantly reminded in all media… along with the constant reminder that we mostly never follow through with these things. So just for the record, here’s what I’d like to do more of this year: – Writing. Well duh, of course. I ...
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