Glenn lists out some of the reasons which made me move to Fastmail from Gmail or Google Apps. Personally, It is not that I have something to hide, it is just that I want to be notified when somebody wants to look into my personal data.
Sumbled across this poem again today. A poem that was part of my college curriculum, the only one that etched a mark in my mind, the only one that I remember distinctly, the only one that I try to put into practice in my life. What are those lines you ask? Here they are.. Some of my favorite lines are highlighted in Italics
Continuing from the No list of yesterday, here is a video on the fringe benefits of Quitting from the same author.
Very interesting and worth watching.
The No List
When I say no (e.g., conference talk invites, “pick my brain” invitations, jury solicitations), I immediately add my regret to >the No List. I nurture this growing list of no-things, adding category data like dates events would have happened, themes, and date turned down.
Suddenly, I’m making list of cities not seen, airplanes not embarked, and time saved, rather than time taken away. Several >months later, I have a made a substantial something. It’s how I’ve …..
The no list is an interesting idea that I think I should try and put into practice. May be you will be intrigued by the idea too. I am quite sure it will give quite the revelations about oneself and will be a great insight to how our mindset has changed over the time besides, how we have valued my time.
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Crazy Jens voigt rode his bike for an hour yesterday and damn it was a record :). The most loved and admired racer winds up his time on the bike and boy his last effort on the bike was true to his character. The fighter and the entertainer he is, the hour record was a fitting finish to his biking career. I am still mind blown by the fact that at the age of 43 some could ride 51.11kms in an hour. Jens Voigt’s hour record is amongst his career best and will be an inspiration for any cyclist. He will always be remembered and cherished as the best entertainer on the bike.
Wishes to him for a great life ahead.