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Don't prepare the path for the boy, prepare the boy for the path

Change doesn't come through comfort

Cycling Heros

Cycling Heros

I don't like talking about people as my hero, I'm not sure why, it just seems as though I'm making them out to be more than they are. However, this guy, Mark Beaumont, is a significantly better and way more accomplished rider than me. He has already broken the world record for riding around the world, but I meet him tonight as he is on his way around the world again. This time his aim, and he is currently in target, is 80 days. A good week of riding for me is half of what he is doing everyday to make this. 

We as humans are capable of incredible feats. It surprises me how few of us have the willingness and mental strength to achieve what we're actually capable of. Maybe one day I'll take on Tour Aotearoa and achieve something far greater than I ever have before (physically).

Why don't we encourage more remote working? It isn't necessarily right for everyone or every role, but does lend itself well to making sure there is space to work without the same number and type of interruptions.

My default is to avoid people. I don't think I'll end up a lone recluse, but I'll often delay human interaction.

As much as I don't like admitting it, I get quite the buzz when buying something new.

Adjusting to a new normal slowly, love working from home!

Why is it that some of the most simple, small, and often free things in life can bring us the most pleasure?

Why are so many technology companies so terrible at making their products usable? Right now I'm struggling with a Belkin Wemo switch that removes the last character of my WiFi password! I have been around technology long enough to know about forums and the vague differences of WiFi networks but these things shouldn't be so hard to configure given the age and maturity of WiFi. Of course the Belkin is better than the router which is just a foreign, non-Roman character language to the average person!

I've got to say I don't like the 'badge' on icons in iOS that Android is starting to embrace. It feels too much like nagging having a reminder that something is unread.