Thank you for 2012

I have a few words of thank you for you, the visitor of this blog, because you are also motivating me to write what little content I am able to offer so far. I learned that you came from 90 countries around the world, that is huge for such a basic site that really could do with more care if I could afford to. This blog is more like a scratchpad I let others see, but it has no specific mission other than capturing unfinished thoughts.

I have a few words of thank you for you, the visitor of this blog, because you are also motivating me to write what little content I am able to offer so far. I learned that you came from 90 countries around the world, that is huge for such a basic site that really could do with more care if I could afford it. A large number of you were interested in the posts about upgrading an ageing Macbook Pro, that was a surprise for me, I hope you found what you were looking for. I would like to add a couple observations that might not be obvious to you but may help you understand this blog a bit better:

  • When I started this blog  I knew I wouldn’t have much time to make it rich and keep it lively, for that reason I kept it low profile as I also didn’t expect any large following. So far so good, though I get more visitors than I thought would be the case.
  • This blog is really one of two media I use as a place to capture snippets of thoughts, the other is Twitter. It’s not a true diary, it’s more like a scratchpad that I keep in an open space.
  • Very early on I was swamped by spams. In order to stem the flow of spam, given the low resource commitment, the easiest method I found was to require that people register before they can submit comments. I actually deactivated comments for a while but put it back on. Besides this I have no interest in collecting contacts on this blog, you also see no advertisement for the same reason. So when I come across a simpler solution that require little to no work I will implement it and get rid of the registration box.

I hope this helps a bit. I wish you a fantastic year 2013. I will make it more interesting in the new year, stay tuned.

The price of FREE service. Of course.

It’s simple, if someone offers a ‘free service’ just ask then what their price is? If you get no answer then you are the price, clearly. The only thing worse is that you don’t even know when and how you will be redeemed.

This article title says it all: “You’re Officially For Sale On Instagram” http://on.digg.com/U7MLvx

Social media with love, when a promotion demotes itself

This hilarious tweet showed up in my timeline today: “Do not click this tweet, because it is promoted and cost us money. Copy/paste the URL instead”. If it’s genuine, this is something to save for posterity.

I saw this today, found it hilarious. There’s every chance it will be taken down, so I thought I’d immortalise it here. Enjoy it.

 

do not click this tweet