Paid to surf update – a cheque and a purchase

January 31, 2008

Overnight I have ordered the smallest of un-referred member packages from Bux.to, a pack of 15 users. What a great business they have – keeping the profits inside by ‘selling’ downlines to those wanting to grow their referral rates quickly. Anyhow since they’ve just added a slew of new payment methods (replacing PayPal who apparently won’t allow payments to PPC aka Pay Per Click operators anymore) I figured I’d use some of the money I’ve already earned this year and have a go. Note you can still receive a payment from Bux.to into your PayPal, just not buy from them with it.

In other news I have a picture of the cheque from EmailCash to prove they are really cheques. Now I just need to remember how to deposit one of these into a bank account :-)

Emailcash Cheque
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Today’s Tweets

January 31, 2008
  • 10:05 kids are back to school (yay) – now what was my routine again? #
  • 14:46 @jodiem Congrats! Enjoy the regular money thing for a while ;-) #
  • 14:51 @scenariogirl Happy Birthday! (Sure I may be a few hrs behind, but I’m trying this new Not Multitasking thing) #
  • 15:35 catching up with following new followers – hi! [waves] #
  • 15:40 looking at upcoming concerts : Iron Maiden & KISS! Now I really need to attract some extra money into my life … can haz @headwellred NLP? #
  • 17:22 @jjprojects THANK YOU!! I’ve been looking for this track (almost) everywhere and here it is on GooTube. Note Gina Riley sings backup! #
  • 17:37 stuffed if I can find a link, but Gina Riley admitted to Mark Trevorrow on an ABC 702 ep of "Me and my music" to singing backup on Shivers. #
  • 18:25 gah! Still here. Going home. Quiche. Nom. #
  • 20:26 back in the home office for the first time in months … now I’ll really be able to concentrate on getting the new scouts site up tonight. #
  • 23:10 too hot to cut code, maybe a dawn session? Anyway the WordPress theme is called Mimbo : tinyurl.com/397bpf very flexible. #

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Beware the multitasking trap

January 30, 2008

Beware – Mind Bomb ahead!

The Autumn of the Multitaskers

Neuroscience is confirming what we all suspect: Multitasking is dumbing us down and driving us crazy. One man’s odyssey through the nightmare of infinite connectivity. [...] We concentrate on the act of concentration at the expense of whatever it is that we’re supposed to be concentrating on.

This very interesting article goes a long way to explaining what we all secretly know – less really is more. Less interruptions, less email, less instant messaging, less podcasts, take all these away and just be mindful of the present. The now. The person, task or job in front of you. Do these one at a time and you will be more efficient for it.

One at a time, serial processing is now my personal productivity goal for 2008. For too long have I tried to do way too many things at once and deep down I feel drained. Stretched. Slower. This has changed since reading the article. Already I feel more competent than I have in a long while.

For me the next few days will be challenging, as I adopt my new mantra – “be mindful of the present.” I am certain this lesson has been taught by many of the great thinkers throughout the ages. Now it is my turn to take heed and benefit from this great piece of wisdom.


Today’s Tweets

January 30, 2008
  • 08:52 wondering whether I’m consulting today … #
  • 09:50 Mac peeps : how could I best set up a client to VPN into a Win2K3 Terminal Server from a new MacBook (Presumably on Leopard)? #
  • 10:24 Hmm. www.lobotomo.com/products/IPSecuritas/index.html + desktopecho.com/tsclientx/ or cord.sourceforge.net/ ?? #
  • 10:43 heading into the city to be a consultant for an hour or two. #
  • 11:17 been on the train for 3 minutes and already my shirt is soaking. stoopid cityrail. #
  • 11:31 this is my first visit to this referred client. the referrer was going to be there but is late due to a crisis somewhere else. do I wait? #
  • 11:56 ordering a starbucks mocha java cold drink thingy. waiting for my referrer before seeing client. #
  • 12:01 I’ll be sitting in the ASX if anyone needs me. #
  • 12:13 @mpesce the boards are just too high for me to hold the stocks up :-( #
  • 12:18 @agronaught sorry to hear the interview wasn’t as good as it could be. #
  • 12:28 showtime! time to do some good – catch you all later… err, scratch that. another 30 min delay. #
  • 12:35 google maps mobile seems to have become much more accurate – at least here in the CBD. It is now pinpointing me quite well. without gps too. #
  • 13:40 waiting in the lobby for my contact before seeing new client. at least there’s air-con :-) #
  • 13:56 @tog where are you now? be mindful of the present young paduan. #
  • 14:52 so – new macbook that had never had software update run. was a virgin 10.5 install #
  • 14:58 after apple’s updates comes office 2004 install, then VPN and Windows remote desktop. #
  • 16:16 grr … it worked first time but as soon as the user tries. praise murphy! #
  • 16:30 phew … all fixed and client leaves for brisbane now. #
  • 16:47 tonight’s job is to re-do our scouts website. I was also going to use WordPress as a CMS with a magazine style template. will link later. #
  • 22:32 @andrewsayer you can use the ‘Resurrect Pages’ plugin on FireFox for a variety of easy caches #
  • 22:47 watching the Royal Rumble … one of two WWE shows I watch still per year. The rest is TNA baby, where the real action is at! #

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Today’s Tweets

January 29, 2008
  • 17:30 unpacking after camp. yes, they let us escape again. #
  • 17:31 @artywah cool! 5 free songs per account tho – rats. #
  • 22:24 www.theatlantic.com/doc/200711/multitasking – Reading this while watching Top Gear and Twittering. Something’s going to burst… #

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