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Sep

In October, I’ll be celebrating the tenth anniversary of this blog, which began back when I lived in Delhi, in 2004. As part of my book project, I’ve gone through a lot of old posts, re-visiting my thoughts and experiences. Reading through ten years of blogging has been a very…

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1
Sep

Any creative process involves lots of decision-making. Over time we hopefully find ways to make better decisions and even create a working environment that helps us make good decisions in a timely fashion. But, we often assume that decisions are an unlimited resource. We like to think we can make…

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28
Aug

Today Twitter opened up its analytics dashboard (Twitter users can find it here). Previously, the dashboard was only available to selected advertisers and marketers, but now all Twitter users can pour over the statistical details of their tweets, to their heart’s content. The photo above was from a tweet I…

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18
Aug

Last week I came back from Adelaide and have been meaning to share some of the photos I took on the trip, especially some of my iPhone images. I love taking photos in Adelaide and because I tend to walk and cycle a lot while I’m there, I’m always taking…

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18
Aug

I have 127 cookbooks. I was tempted to count them today, when two new cookbooks arrived from Amazon (The Banh Mi Handbook and Asian Pickles). For those who don’t cook this might sound like a crazy number of books to have on the same topic. But, fans of cooking will…

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14
Aug

Yesterday morning I flew back home to Tokyo, after six weeks In Adelaide. It’s good to be home and the break did me the world of good; travelling to Adelaide always seems to have a positive effect on my soul. I ended almost every day of those six weeks the…

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7
Aug

Henri Cartier-Bresson is famous for the phrase, The Decisive Moment, now one of the most commonly used expressions in photography. The term was used as the English title for Cartier-Bresson’s 1952 collection, Images à la sauvette. In the essay that opened the book, Cartier-Bresson wrote, “To me, photography is the…

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6
Aug

Five Lessons the Faltering Music Industry Could Learn From TV, has been bouncing from share, to like to retweet, all over the internet this week. As the name suggests, this article suggests a set of ways the current, successful and profitable cable TV shows could inspire change in the music…

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4
Aug

The blog you are reading now was launched nearly ten years ago (I started blogging a few years before that). Recently, I’ve been re-reading a lot of old posts, for a project I’m working on. Along the way I’ve been asking myself if there is anything I regret. The answer…

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3
Aug

I love podcasts. Back when I lived in India, podcasts kept me sane, as I perpetually found myself stuck in traffic and local radio had a limited appeal. I listened to shows (often repackaged radio broadcasts and even to this day I make time to listen podcasts like This American…

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