I’m Cycling Across Australia
Fri, Jul 12th 2013 6:12a Mike Burford I’m offline a fair bit at the moment as I cycle from Broome to Perth to Sydney. 7,200 km in 64 days – including 9 rest days otherwise my legs would fall off which makes it a lot harder to ride. It’s a fundraiser for a literacy program for marginalised and/or abused women in Latin America (Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama).
If you’re interested you can follow my progress via the Facebook page I set up at Mike’s Bike Across Australia. [read] Keywords: facebook
Mac OS X 10.8.3 update breaks Lotus Notes
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 9:12a Mike Burford I had a couple of customers who updated their Macs to the 10.8.3 release and Lotus Notes “disappeared”. Sure enough, the icon had gone, the app wasn’t showing in Launchpad, and Spotlight couldn’t find it.
A reinstall of Lotus Notes brought everything back, but the problem turned out to be the Apple Notes app (i.e. the note taking app). It looks like there’s a bit of crossover going on as you can either have one or the other, not both.
I haven’t had time to d [read] Keywords: lotus
Social Network exercising: a peleton of 1,108 online riders
Tue, Feb 5th 2013 11:12p Mike Burford In July and August this year I’m cycling 7,200km across Australia for a fundraiser. I only started road riding a year ago and like most people, don’t have the time during the week for long distance rides to build up my fitness. In my search for training options I came across the Sufferfest videos. These are intense, predominantly interval based workouts that you can download to your computer (or smartphone, tablet, etc) and use for indoor training. I have an iMac and a cycle [read] Keywords: community
I don’t know how regular bloggers do it!
Thu, Jan 28th 2010 8:26p Mike Burford I thought if I started off a blog whilst things were relatively quiet then I would be in the habit of keeping it up to date so it wouldn’t be too much of an effort when things got busy. I was wrong. I never seem to be able to find the time, or if I have got some time spare I try to use it to catch up on email, reading/learning, documentation, overdue stuff, or feeling guilty for not doing enough exercise! Yet here are all these people online who not only manage to produce informative [read] Keywords: email
Migrated from Domino to Exchange for an iPhone
Sat, Jun 13th 2009 10:51p Mike Burford Well, that was a first for me. A small company – 8 users with Domino and BES on SBS 2003 – had one guy who bought an iPhone and didn’t want the Web access to his mail so the company ditched Domino for Exchange! One of the other guys from our company did the migration with Exchange and Domino side-by-side on the same server (it went very smoothly, I was quite impressed) and I was called in to migrate BES from Domino to Exchange for the other company members.
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It sure has been a while!
Tue, Jun 2nd 2009 6:12p Mike Burford It’s a bit like the confessional thing: “Forgive me for it has been a long time since my last blog …” I’ve been on a non-Notes/Domino project doing some business analysis work for a client looking at implementing an ERP system. I’ve spent the last few months interviewing staff and documenting the current and proposed process models for various departments using Tibco Business Studio – quite a cool program. The thing is, I spend most of the day doin [read] Keywords: domino
Twitter for research?
Wed, Feb 25th 2009 7:36p Mike Burford I’d read a few comments in the past about searching Twitter but didn’t think much about it until reading Anthony Pisani’s comment on Eric Mack’s “Twitter as a tool for Personal Knowledge Management” post. Eric raises some good points as I hadn’t thought of using Twitter for research before, and Andy makes a really good comment in response. But Twitter Search is helpful for identifying the people who Twitter about something I’m interested in, th [read] Keywords: networking
Michael Sampson comments on “How to manage your business in a recession”
Sun, Feb 8th 2009 9:19p Mike Burford Just because Michael used to be my boss doesn’t mean that I’m at all biased towards his writings, much. Michael puts out some good stuff and I usually don’t need to link to it because a whole bunch of other people already have, but in this case it’s well worth repeating. He has taken two (so far) of the ten principles Geoff Colvin listed in his Fortune magazine article “How to manage your business in a recession” and analysed them based on collaboration s [read] Keywords: collaboration