Sometimes you just have to love technology. After a house move a months back, I couldn't find my HTC One, a phone I had recently wiped and was using as a camera while I tried out a new Cyanogenmod. Thinking it had been misplaced in the move or simply still in a moving box in the shed, I gave up looking for it since I had another phone. When I recently came back to Android I opened up my Google Drive Photos and lo and behold, there's this guy, complete with selfies and pictures of his home, kids, and what I can only assume is his wife. Judging by the company name on his shirt (the moving company I used) it's not hard to see how he wound up with his new phone. But apparently he had not realized it was on auto backup.
The moving company found him and immediately fired him (and I have removed their logo from this picture) but the thief has neglected to return the phone. So say hello to him now.
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Full disclosure - the promoter of this event is a customer of mine and it has been fun to have a role, however small, in helping to plan and promote this event - even though it is on the other side of a rather big ocean. I know how hard they have worked, so I am wishing Aleta and Martin Curry all the success in the world in pulling this off. I am rooting for them!
1. Didn't do all that hot on my "two sessions per day" of client work - since clients are in different phases I should have said "on average". No real choice but to keep that going - with special attention to one client I have been neglecting.
2. At least one business development / marketing post - I think I already have them drafted but the timing seemed wrong - will edit and post at least one of them this week.
3. I still have not gotten to the text / updates for the new website even though it is important - it is probably also a much bigger deal than I thought, so I will just commit to one "session" in the final five days of this week.
4. An article I read about the data channel in WebRTC has led me to believe that my "pie in the sky" idea for a P2P Social CRM is a possibility. Make a post on a WebRTC community explaining my situation and the issues, and ask for some technical guidance.
5. I have been neglecting my entrepreneur community here - need to get back to more active community management so that it does not suffer the same fate as other large communities here.
6. It is no secret that I am "domestically challenged" - and all those challenges I make to myself here about cleaning everyday don't do much good, so I am going easy on myself this week. Remember that part of "Pulp Fiction" where they had to clean up the bodies in the back of the car, and "the Wolf" told them to just give it a quick go over, so that it wouldn't arouse suspicion if a cop or someone glanced at it quickly. That is how good I will try to make it this week - I know it is a low bar but just enough so someone could visit and not be too grossed out.
7. Didn't do as much exercising as I said I would last week, but I did buy a new bicycle! The old one had a derailleur that didn't work properly so I got out of riding, but now I want to ride every day.
Oceanside, in Southern California, for those of you who don't know, is home to a massive military base - Camp Pendleton - which forms the unofficial border between Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas. Because of this huge military base, Oceanside is not a place people normally think of as a tourist destination, however this small tourist agency decided to address that - with team building services.
I am not sure how they pulled this off - I have never heard of a government agency doing something like this, but they even have retired Navy SEALs running some of the training programs and I must admit they do sound like fun.
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