Having reunion dinner at Wendy’s parents’ place. Auntie Doris from Netherlands is visiting as well for the Lunar New Year.
- Five Blog Reading Hacks
- What’s On Your Reading List
- Online Resources Small Business Shouldn’t Live Without
- Great Flickr Tools Collection
- 5 Steps for Major Corporations Launching Blogs
- 24 Ways to Impress Your Friends
- How to Get Free Stuff to Give Away
- The ABCs of the BBC: A Case Study and Checklist
- A Guide to Starting Your Business
- Technorati Gets Updates
- 10 Best Entrepreneur Blogs
About.com has a list of blogs that are useful for entrepreneurs.
- Starting your own Pixar for peanuts
Good for those who are interested in starting an animation studio but don’t have the funds.
(via The Unofficial Apple Weblog)
- New VC Handbook
A blog entry by Rick Segal, a Canadian venture capitalist, on what VCs should be doing to help their investment ventures.
- How to use AJAX
informit.com article on what AJAX is and what you can do with this Web 2.0 technology.
- How 23 young millionaires built their empires
Learn secrets of how you can become a millionaire before you are 40
- Protecting your blog from spam
Blog spam is slowly getting worse and might rival email spam in the near future. Learn how to prevent spam from swamping your blog.
- Google Analytics
A web analysis software by Google.
- Ten blogging hacks
A wonderful list of things you can do to improve your blog and attract more traffic.
- The ten evilest and mostly unethical blogging hacks
A tongue-in-cheek listing in total contrast to the one above.
Brings together photos, blogs, social networking and storage in an environment powered by tags
(via Micro Persuasion)
- Taking Back the Web: Tagging
A look at how tagging has given the Web a human touch.
- Powerpoint and Presentation Tips
A list of web sites that you can visit to spruce up your presentation slides
- WebPatterns and WebSemantics
May be a new way to approach web design by using patterns. From the creator of Style Master, a CSS editor for Mac OS X.
- The Ultimate Guide to Google Services
A complete and updated listing of what Google is offering
- 33 days to your dream job
A guide to finding your dream job.
Another photo-sharing portal.
- If you want to lead, blog
C-level executives should be actively blogging
(via Brand Autopsy)
A resource guide on all things Ajax
(via ZDNet Government)
- HOW TO: Boost Your Blog Traffic
Useful write-up given that I’m looking at how I can use my blog as a source of income
- Meet the life hackers
An article on how to engineer a better way to work in our email-ridden, mobile phone-ringing, instant messaging workplace
(via collision detection)
A virtual glue to tie up web services such as del.ici.ous, flickr, blogger, typepad, etc. Haven’t used it yet, but looks promising.
- The entrepreneur, the virtuoso, and the solopreneur
How the same job for three different person can lead to three very different situations.
(via The Center for Self-employment Excellence)
An interesting article about whether you should just quit your job and follow your own path and becoming anti-establishment. One of the cases is on a CEO of a large real estate company in the US who quit his job so that he can work on rebuilding his relationship with his estranged wife. How many Singaporeans would do that? I know of friends who really work too much for their own good. I really wonder why they spend so much on their houses and cars when they hardly spend any time in either. For myself, I’ve been really thinking about making a job change or even a life change. But like what the article says, I’m afraid … afraid of the bills, baby coming and personal doubts. I just need to psyche myself and justify it before I can make ‘the great leap forward’.
Took all of 4 days for us to look for and purchase our dream flat. As of now, I can barely believe it myself.
Just two hours ago, we signed an “option to purchase” for a wonderful flat that’s totally done up and has no main need for us to do more. Think with just a fresh coat of paint and a change of the toilet seats and we’re able to move in. Of course, we’ll need to buy ourselves a bed as well as all the essential electrical appliances that makes modern living possible, such as microwave oven, fridge, TV, DVD player, sound system, etc. But we don’t have to exactly think about those until about 2-3 months down the road as it would take that long for the whole process of getting a HDB flat to happen.
Am still very overwhelmed with this huge step that we’ve taken. It’s a huge financial decision both of us had to make as it would tie us down for quite a number of years. Think I will hardly be able to sleep tonight.