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Skill up by doing fun side projects

Skill up by doing fun side projects

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…

Timing is everything

Timing is everything

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…

Day 29 - boxed and ready

Day 29 - boxed and ready

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…

Day 27 - What the app?

Day 27 - What the app?

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…

Day 26 - Growing anger for Glass

Day 26 - Growing anger for Glass

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…

Day 24 - Is Glass fit for Mindlogr?

Day 24 - Is Glass fit for Mindlogr?

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…

Day 23 - I am superman

Day 23 - I am superman

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…

Day 22 - Am I an ambassador?

Day 22 - Am I an ambassador?

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…

Day 20 - Camera Quality of Glass sucks

Day 20 - Camera Quality of Glass sucks

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,…

Day 17 - GP says No

Day 17 - GP says No

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…

Day 12 - strawberries and cream

Day 12 - strawberries and cream

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…