We are all familiar with the epic comfort food that is chilli con carne, so why not make it even better by baking it! I experimented a lot when it came to making this recipe, at times my friends thought I was mad, but I even tried ingredients like coffee, mayo and even oats just..
People ask me a lot about how to improve their success with their websites and today I’ve decided to share the MTMC model I’ve shared before, but in more detail so that you can go about creating better results from your work online. This model is quite elegant because it can be applied at a..
It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind of getting on with either your career or your business life. I’ve always advocated that learning is a life long pursuit, and success comes from constantly being challenged to learn new skills and knowledge. One way of doing this is to find fun side projects..
The beginning of the year always heralds a feeling of newness and fresh starts, none more so than in our major areas of life as illustrated by the hordes of resolutions set by people who dare to challenge themselves to get fitter, healthier and probably lose weight. They go about their life goal setting for..
From time to time we all get caught in a rut of some sort. No matter how great our lives are, things can happen out of chaos and through no fault of your own, you end up in a situation which is beyond your control. For someone like myself who’s borderline OCD on control, this..
The term “dog eat dog” is a gross understatement when applying it to small businesses. A mind boggling fact: 80% of all small businesses will fail within the first few years of operation. This is a very sobering statistic, even if you’re not trying to run a small business. When you open it up and..
I’ve not written much about property and partly because in the past I had been very concentrated on digital technology and personal development, however now that I am also a professional landlord and property investor I feel the time is right to impart what I know in property and perhaps help people to build their..
I’m not one to commentate on TV shows, but I felt I had to chime in on the results of The Apprentice final as Lord Sugar picks his new apprentice winner Mark Wright who cleverly weaved his way through all the other contestants to finally pitch a digital agency. I’m a great fan of the..
I’ve always been told that I was lucky when it comes to affiliate marketing because I encountered it at the right time just as it was new and taking off. If I had come across it even 3 years later I might have had a harder time making a living from it. I might believe..
I once heard the expression, “playing the best hand with the cards you were dealt”, meaning to say that one is restricted by purely what one is given to begin with, but I don’t believe in that. Sure, as human beings we were all dealt a hand that included things such as fear, anger and..
The title of this conclusion is a quote by the Roman author Publilius Syrus from the 1st century B.C. I think what Publilius was implying is that things which attract a lot of attention have all the more chance of getting broken. Think about A-list Hollywood stars, the more prominent the star is, the more..
Tomorrow will be the day I conclude this 30 day Glass project, but even more ahead of time is the fact that I decided to box up the Glass already and get it ready to be shipped back to Google.
What’s interesting is that I didn’t even consider returning the Glass until Google themselves wrote me an email (which I’m sure was written to all Glass owners) reminding them that they had 30 days to return the Glass if they weren’t satisfied with it.
I consider myself lucky that I haven’t had any extreme reactions to me wearing Glass yet, but I’d heard and read many stories online where the wearers have had some serious repercussions simply from wearing the Glass. Besides being asked to take them off in the local GP medical practice, I’ve had some moderately angry..
Ok, so any device that gets release these days is more or less useless without the apps that can help in various daily tasks, and Glass is no different. The reason why platforms do this is because they simply don’t want to develop apps as it would be too difficult and too expensive to cover..
It’s extremely interesting the reaction the technology press has to Glass and surprisingly even early adopters of the beta product, have now backtracked on their positive reviews to essentially put Glass back into its box. The problem Google has with this product is that they tried to create a pre-qualifying criteria with the way they..
This was going to be a slow weekend, simply because I had done my back in and was limping around like a 3 legged puppy. I’ve done this before and it’s not at all pleasant, but I guess with age comes more health complications. Still didn’t stop me from testing, so my wife insisted that..
Before this trial ends, I wanted to evaluate the Glass device for my main project Mindlogr. I’ve been working on this life logging platform for a while and the use of video on Glass intrigued me about its potential applications for Mindlogr. I had many concerns before the launch, from other developers jumping the gun..
Over the last few weeks of testing this device on and off the streets, I’ve had many a comment that has surprised me because of how ridiculous it sounds, but none of them would prepare me for what I was about to chat about literally just down the road in my local newsagent. The world..
I’m curious about Google’s intentions when it comes to their Explorer program and pricing strategy. I understand that putting the price high will determine their desired audience and buyer profile, however I wonder if that has actually backfired on them? If you ask me, besides the nutter super wealth people who might buy Glass because..
One of the most annoying aspects of Google Glass is the way they have integrated their contacts system. This is the address and contact details for which you can tell Glass to call, email or SMS. The idea is great, who wouldn’t want to be able to do those things hands free, but there are..
Let’s talk about the camera and how a last minute addition may have messed up Glass forever. When Glass was in its infancy, it did not support a video camera and the intention was pure and clear about providing information as and when needed. Later as camera technology kept on moving forwards at lighting speeds,..
One of the main video clips that was used in the Google Glass teaser trailers was one where a model was walking down a catwalk and since then there have been numerous photos snapped at catwalks where the models are wearing the Glass. What’s going on here is that Google are trying to attach the..
I’ve been reading a lot around the Crossrail lately and what’s interested me the most has been the announcement this year that it will be extended to Reading and Twyford. This is of course a big opportunity as anyone in property investing knows that a new train station is always good for an area. We..
I’ve been having some problems with my elbow lately and I know it’s because of tennis elbow, a problem that occurs when a tendon is strained beyond a certain limit. It’s probably a result of bad tennis backhand technique, so I decided to visit the doctors to get some help. There’s no surprise that walking..
Since I had to go back to pickup my car I decided to journey out without the sunglasses just to see once again the public reaction to them. As expected, I get noticed with them 10x more than I do when the sunglasses are attached. The range of how people notice it varies from glances..
So I was about to go on a short trip today to drop off the car for its annual servicing at the car dealership. I was curious whether the people at the Epsom Benz service centre would recognise and know about the Google Glass, since Mercedes has a very good history of adopting high technology..
So today was yet another tennis day for me, but seeing that the weather was good we decided to play outside. What’s interesting today was that since Wimbledon tennis championships were over, all of a sudden the club was much busier. It meant that as I walked through this time, especially past the outside café..
This was to be another relatively quiet day apart from running some errands in our local town, so I decided to test with the main perspective of analysing the form factor which the Glass has taken. For those not in the world of computing, form factor refers to the physical dimensions, layout and overall design..
Today was the Wimbledon tennis finals and though we didn’t have tickets to watch live, we wanted to catch the majority of it on the TV. We were having some family over and some new people who would have a go with the Glass product. It’s been really interesting to see how different people try..
As a newly married couple we like to spend weekends chilling and relaxing, and these days for us that often means just doing our own thing at home. Since the weather was nice I decided to go and do a little gardening as I knew later in the afternoon it was going to rain. Gardening..
So again today I was going to play tennis and it gave me a chance to test it playing sports once again. I thought it would be interesting this time to more actively record videos and take photos whilst training. The same sort of reactions from people were experienced, and in particular one fellow member..
Back to testing today and I needed to run out quickly to IKEA to grab a few household items. Of course any trip to IKEA is never a quick stop, if you’ve ever been to a store you’ll know about their ingenious one way showroom style floors. They remind me of a game called Theme..
Time really does go by quickly sometimes and at the one week mark I thought I’d take some time to look over the past 7 days and see how (if any) Glass might have changed my life for the better. Remember that the whole idea behind Glass was to take the user away from looking..
So today was going to be another quiet day apart from having to run a few errands which would give me a chance to test out the Glass in public again, but this time I decided to test the sunglasses snap on which came with the Glass package. After the initial fascination with the gadget..
Relatively quiet day today so only had a few chances to test out the Glass. These days I spend mostly working on the Mindlogr project, and because it is in prototype phase right now, with the emphasis being on feature development, it means I don’t get out much! Anyways, today I popped down to our..
Today was a quiet day and usually I’d try to keep my head out of the computer and spend the time doing some gardening, cooking up a storm or chilling in front of the TV. Perhaps some household chores would also creep into this mix somehow! With that in mind I was reluctant to try..