Is sending an email the best way to solve this particular communication problem? Steve Kryger, writing on the Sydney Anglicans blog has 10 situations to avoid email.
Elbon Coffee. Shop 1, 242 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills. Unassuming on the outside, when you step into this cafe there’s a sense of peace and luxury that is hard to ignore. A number of staff move around behind the counter, attending to different tasks. Coffee – the decaf seems to be preground – is a […]
Great little short quote about the future of tomatoes.
[Stephen Downes] When corporations start to embrace twitter, it’s all easy to follow until the lawyers get involved.
Taste of Europe coffee. Shop 3, 441-449 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills. Concrete and glass are the main interior design elements, with wooden chairs and metal tables. To order food, step up to the counter at the back of the cafe – the front is for coffee orders only. A tempting range of pastries and European […]
There have been a lot of encouraging stories coming out of the Man Week posts, but the one that tipped me over the edge to actually participate was from Scott Drummond. Gavin Heaton and Mark Pollard are putting together a book of these kinds of collections, ready in time for Father’s Day, called The Perfect […]
Highly distilled Speed-Reading Techniques – if you have never looked into speed reading and how it works, this page provides a good summary.
Book: Freakonomics (Rev Ed) I’d been waiting a long time to read this, and my very generous ex-workmates chipped in and gave it to me as a farewell present (among other gifts!). Rogue economist Steven Levitt teams up with journalist Stephen J. Dubner to put together this eclectic collection of anecdotes loosely tied around a […]
[ falling down ] 10 cafes, 10 macchiatos, one bike. Brilliantly captures the sensation of too much caffeine (as I recall it).
As much as a “hi” or a “thinking of you” can be helpful, there are times when a silent, physical presence with someone is more comfort than being in touch electronically. One thing that’s missing from online interaction is the ability to just be present with someone, without talking.