How NOT to Manage PR – the Bonsoy Recall

by Tim MJanuary 27, 2010 Thoughts

I was pleasantly surprised to see @OriginalBonsoy following @wherespresso on Twitter this morning, so Bonsoy, if you’re watching, this is not a witch-hunt.

I had a look over at Spiral Foods’ website, which had some information on the Bonsoy Recall.

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How to Unlock your iPhone for Free

by Tim MJanuary 20, 2010 Cool Tools

One of my friends sent me this link today. This link describes how to unlock your iPhone, for free, and provides the means to do so.

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How to Launch your Ebook (and what I learnt from my first launch)

by Tim MJanuary 19, 2010 Featured

I recently finished and launched my first ebook; Cycling through France – a comprehensive guide to planning and executing a cycling trip to France for leisure, the Tour de France or L’Etape Du Tour (you read about our fun and games in 2009 here).

After about 5 months live, and recovering my costs (USD400 for Paul’s excellent services), I thought I’d write about the successful and not-so-successful parts of how I did this.

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How Telstra Can Improve Customer Service

by Tim MJanuary 11, 2010 Technology

Dear Telstra,

I don’t have a huge problem with you, I think you’re great, honestly, I do.

However, your customer service stinks. I know David Thodey is on the warpath with this, so here’s some free constructive criticism for you. If you act on stuff like this, that causes real inconvenience (not to mention most of it just doesn’t make sense), you’ll have a chance of ruling the mobile roost.

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“No” Optus (why the Australian mobile market sucks), and how to hack your iPhone

by Tim MJanuary 8, 2010 Technology

So, over to Optus I went, with a fully owned, unlocked iPhone – one day before I headed up to the South Coast of NSW for a week. Imagine my anger, when, upon trying to get tethering working, it was blocked.


“yes” Optus? NO, OPTUS.

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Shameless Plug: Help Vote for my Brother’s Band in JJJ’s Hottest 100 2009

by Tim MJanuary 8, 2010 Music

I need some help. My brother Dan’s band, The Red Eyes, is on the shortlist for the Triple J Hottest 100 2009 (I am so stoked).

For those who are not from Australia, Triple is the “cool”/youth(ish) radio station in Aus – we have a countdown of the hottest 100 songs every Australia Day (Jan 26).

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New 37Signals book – REWORK

by Tim MJanuary 7, 2010 Reading

It’s one of those books that is a game-changer, and which on the front page (I bought the pdf), I have scrawled and highlighted – “THE BIBLE”. I constantly refer to it, and read swathes of it before doing any core UI design.

I don’t even need to read a review by these guys to want this book. If you’re a designer, coder, business owner, whatever, you should buy this new book.

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Project Heresy Update

by Tim MJanuary 7, 2010 News

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve written anything here, because quite frankly, I’ve been busy/sick/on holidays.

So, how’s my excellent quest to escape cubicle nation going?


Over here, you can read what I was aiming for. Independence from cubicle nation within 24 months. Of course, I didn’t write a plan, because I don’t believe in them – they limit you. Plus I constantly self adjust course, so, beyond some high level goals, I don’t do detailed plans. I find they also get in the way of implementation and execution. Any great idea is worth nothing without good execution.

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Coder Needed: WordPress, php and mySQL

by Tim MJanuary 4, 2010 Featured

Lots of traffic lately! So I am guessing you might be coming here from Mashable for the Beginner’s Guide to Integrating Facebook and WordPress. If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting, I hope something here rocks your world.Well, I’ve tried elance several times, but it’s getting […]

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Making Money Online: Very Hard

by Tim MNovember 17, 2009 Business

aking money from blogging.

Making money from blogging about making money from blogging.

Good luck with that, unless you’re John Chow or Darren Rowse. That horse, my friend, has bolted. Well perhaps not entirely. But find a niche and work hard. It will take time. And effort. Then more time.

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