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Google+ Birthday Wishes

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Google+ Birthday Wishes

Thanks to Google+ my followers will learn that I am having a birthday soon. I just received the popup below, so I assume you will be getting it soon too.

Are you sharing? Do you think Robert Scoble will throw a wobbler about this in Steve Gillmor‘s Gang? 🙂

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July 13, 2012 at 7:13 pm

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Flogs VC funding delayed #ical #calendar

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Flogs, which offers a shared calendar and digital organizer system, went through another round of funding recently. They had already received €2M[1] VC funding from Lost Boys, Media Republic and Guerilla Games. The VC, who I have not been able to identify, has delayed the capital injection which Flogs currently needs. The VC cited the “current economic climate” as reason for the delay.

For Flogs, who are in their second year and have yet to turn a profit, this has meant that the purse strings are being pulled tight, which means they are losing some of their current staff.

Flogs are still looking for developers: Jobs @ Flogs

  1. Flogs on CrunchBase

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February 7, 2011 at 12:44 pm

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A catalog of this year’s risky articles #2010

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Programming Hands

Risk is something which can be difficult to evaluate for the average person, there is a lot of work which goes in to learning not to do the two things that people usually do when they are confronted with risk:

  1. Ignore
  2. Overreact

It looks like every man and his dog needs to have a Facebook page, even banks…

It has been almost 1.5 weeks since Google’s FeedBurner removed the Frie…

Some days ago I tweeted to Prosper, a personal loan marketplace, whether they…

I don’t really think most people get “it” when it comes to …

Just noticed that Google Translate translates the name of the Dutch social ne…

I find a 400 plus page manual of office policies and job descriptions for eac…

In the last two days I’ve not been posting so much, and focussing on up…

I started playing with Google Scribe and wanted to see if patterns emerged so…

I have my Google account set up with English as the preferred language, my br…

For the last 2 years LinkedIn has been running a bad poor IT management depar…

When I just started I too had trouble with getting all the items I required t…

On August 11th 2007 I exceeded my GMail quota, I blogged about it here. At th…

Brian Szymanski send a reply to me concerning another bank implementing SMS b…

I don’t understand why url expansion after url shortening is such an is…

I just read an article Web Coupons Know Lots About You, and They Tell in the …

This morning/night China’s networks were sending rerouting messages to …

The lack of trained and experienced computer security people working in small…

Last week I saw an episode of a popular Dutch Ombudsman program Kassa, they r…

After seeing a program about a lifecoach trying to find the time to get his p…

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Did The LinkedIn Certificate Expire Again? #linkedin

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For the last 2 years has been running a bad poor IT management department, this have been my headlines for the last two years:

I am so sure of LinkedIn’s incompetence, as with their product they won’t ignore a chance to punish their customers for wanting to use their services.

In about two hours we should know.

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July 6, 2010 at 8:22 am

Flogs #calendar #ical

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, known for his Formula One team, is creating a new service called . Flogs is an iCal service, which integrates into Google Calendar, Apple’s iCal and can even send updates to the CrackBerry. The service is similar to iCal World, although the former includes exclusive data which is tailored to the user.

I’m wondering what the business model is, possibly advertising.

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September 3, 2009 at 4:37 pm

LinkedIn Certificate Expired Again! #linkedin

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You would not believe it, last year today I wrote the article: LinkedIn Certificate Expired. And today it happened again, this time it’s not in a weekend. uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate expired on 06/07/2009 19:41.

(Error code: sec_error_expired_certificate)

Will they learn from this for next year?

Thanks to Ali for the heads up!

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July 6, 2009 at 6:48 pm

Google Apps for CrackBerry #blackberry

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I had a discussion this afternoon with a friend, she said that it would probably take a week to explore all of the googleverse. I obviously disagreed and said it would probably take closer to a month.

I was having trouble with synchronizing my CrackBerry and my calendar, and wanted to use some application to sync it, and I found Google Sync for your BlackBerry phone. Somehow it seems that Google uses something different for connecting to the Internet over all their applications. Both the GMail and the Google Calendar applications give me network not available, I have a similar problem with Opera Mini and FaceBook. Yet my GTalk works. AFAIK it’s something with http(s) connections.

I decided against reverse engineering.

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July 31, 2008 at 10:23 pm

Non Daily Habits

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I have trouble remembering to do things, like going to the gym, and when I do I generally procrastinate, like hanging up the washing. *stops writing blog and goes to hang up the washing* For myself I set alarms, calendar items and reminders, for me it’s easier to remember things I do daily than anything I do on an irregular basis.

So imagine my joy when I read How to Maintain Not-Quite-Daily Habits. The article contains 5 pieces of advise to make it easier to keep your habits:

  1. Make it daily anyway
  2. Use placeholder habits
  3. Chain Habits
  4. Make specific commitments
  5. Turn habits into appointments

Another thing I have in the house are whiteboards, they aren’t just for developing ideas and giving presentations, but also as handy reminder pads.

I can’t remember where I got this, possibly from LifeHacker.

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July 13, 2008 at 6:55 pm

LinkedIn Certificate Expired

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For all you LinkedIn users, have you noticed that you can’t login or re-authenticate? This is because the Security Certificate expired today. uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate expired on 06/07/2008 08:53.

(Error code: sec_error_expired_certificate)

It’s easy to call the guys from LinkedIn, which has Got A Billion Dollar Valuation and collected 53 million in the last round of funding, stupid.

This is a business risk, to mitigate this a simple calender item could be created which alerts at least a week before expiration. Naturally it would be better to have your own PKI system with which you could easily create a new certificate rather than rely on an external vendor for new certificate creation. Although some provide the facility to create a new certificate online. To have anything expire on any day other than Mon-Thu, preferably round 12pm localtime is really really bad management.

Naughty LinkedIn!

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July 6, 2008 at 10:38 am

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