Live Bookmarks

Live Bookmarks are new in the preview release of Firefox 1.0 the browser from mozilla.org – I’ve just felt better all round since switching to Mozilla – I currently use an add-on to Mozilla mail to view my feeds, but there are two cool things about LBs, one they sit in the sidebar of the browser, so you see them while browsing without flicking between apps, and two, sites can be LB enabled to make it even easier to add feeds as bookmarks.

It’s all moving forwards – I love it.

Conference Bike

The ConferenceBike looks like terrific team-building fun.

“You share a moment in the outdoors, enjoying the company of 6 other riders; You go somewhere for an afternoon or a day; you take a picnic lunch; you move along on your on energy; renewable energy; you can also got a really good workout on a ConferenceBike if you want to And it’s a a great tool to network or teamwork. People even fall in love on a ConferenceBike”

Of course I don’t need a good workout, or to fall in love again, but I wouldn’t mind taking a group teamworking on one. The current price is 9500 euros which works out to about £6500 plus shipping from Germany, presumably you could go over and ride it back – you only need 70-odd people (twelve teams of six say) to pay £100 each to break even then one team a month would pay for storage and maintenance. I’m not promising anything, butg when I’ve got 70 people signed up I’m tempted to go over and get one.

What I remembered in the holidays

My close friends are becoming tired of hearing about me taking the whole of August off from work to just be – be dad, be husband, be me. But it did me the power of good and helped me remember several things that I tend to forget when back in super-money-making-machine mode.

  • The world really has changed – connectedness is all, creativity and innovation are all.
  • I am connected to a very diverse network of people, so diverse it’s hard to keep up.
  • What makes me hirable is the sum of everything that I’ve done in the past and am capable of doing in the future – and that a traditional CV doesn’t give the flavour of real me (yum).
  • I write well, espeshully if I practice.
  • If I keep stuff in my head, no-one else knows about it – its my job to share it, it’s your choice whether it’s useful to you.
  • My old website gets boring as hell after the fourth read.
  • Although I feel like I’m part of the conversation, other people don’t think so until I open my mouth.
  • There are loads of things that I see and then forget where I saw them – and a blog is a perfect personal knowledge management tool.
  • It’s OK to turn up late to the party – what’s important is to show up and be the life and soul.

    Which brings me here, inspired by the folk on the left-hand side (special thanks to Euan out of whose mouth I first heard the word “blog”) and ready to go.

  • I'm the founder of the Tuttle Club and fascinated by organisation. I enjoy making social art and building communities, if you'd like some help from me feel free to e-mail me: Lloyd dot Davis at Gmail dot Com or call +44 (0)79191 82825