Archive | November, 2006

Not quite retired yet

27 November 2006

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Even though I announced that I am quitting my job, it doesn’t mean I am sitting back on a beach drinking martinis. I still have a lot of work to do. The beauty is that I now have a lot more choice and freedom as to what and where I want to live and work. […]

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Got my domain

27 November 2006

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I finally got the domain I recently purchased into my GoDaddy account. The nameservers are updated and I am working on it now. I have a lot to do on the site, before I make any announcements. Unfortunately, it is not an exciting or original idea, but it will kind of fit in with my […]

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It’s been a tiring year

25 November 2006

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I still can’t imagine leaving my apartment, even though I have started to sell off some of my stuff. It makes it hard, because in some ways I want to leave Japan and others I want to stay. Unfortunately, there is no way to launch my internet business while living in Tokyo. It is just […]

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The Google Story

25 November 2006

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After not being able to find anything that looked vaguely interesting, I picked up a copy of ‘The Google Story’ by David Vise and Mark Malseed. It is a fast pace read and is interesting to think what you were doing as the company evovled and when exactly you started using it for search. I […]

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Japanese Viral Video

24 November 2006

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I just couldn’t help not posting this. Japanese businesses are just starting to discover how they can use “viral videos” to promote their products. This is a pretty good example: http://www.nanokakan.com/

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Think of Adsense and affiliates as a computer game

21 November 2006

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A lot of my friends and colleagues play computer games. Often it is kind of difficult at work to explain what I do during my free time, as I am sure building websites for profit is against company policy. Many people I know, go home to play computer games, not that I am against this […]

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Installed Drupal

21 November 2006

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I finally got around to installing Drupal on a spare domain I had. There is a huge list of setup options. I am not sure what they all mean yet, but I have turned almost everything on. I have installed a different theme, which was fairly painless. Forums and user blogs are inbuilt and I […]

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I quit my job today

20 November 2006

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After a few months of thinking whether I am doing the right thing or now, I quit my job today. I will be there for a few more weeks yet, but it does certainly feel liberating.

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Thinking of giving Drupal a try

17 November 2006

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I have been focused so much on Joomla lately, I kind of forgot about Drupal. But after seeing what it can do I think I will have to give it a try. There is an interesting comparison here. I have been frustrated lately with Joomla, so I am willing to give something else a try.

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For sale on Sitepoint

17 November 2006

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I think I might have mentioned this before but occasionally there are some great sites for sale on Sitepoint. I even bought a new domain there yesterday. It is one of the few places that people disclose their earnings for their sites. Take a look at this auction, a Christian guitar forum. Not exactly my […]

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