New Car! Vroooom

I splurged yesterday afternoon and bought a new toy.

Well, it’s a big toy, but that’s what separates the men from the boys, yes?

Anyway – it’s a brand new Ford Falcon XR6. In black too. With a leather interior. Nice…

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Okay – I think I’ve finished gloating for the time being… 😀

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The Mind Game

A friend was telling me about a comment apparently made by Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett. (For the record – I am not a fan of the Broncos!)

Anyway, the story went something like this:

Wayne Bennett would take the team on a training run of however long it was (let’s say 10km for the sake of the story). Some of the players would stop running 2 or 3 paces before the finish line and walk over it. Coach was not impressed.

Physically, they had received the benefits of the run. 2 or 3 strides at the end makes no difference from a physical point of view. But mentally – that’s a diferent story. Mentally they had quit before the finish line.

And thus cometh the lesson: do you have a tendancy to pull up just before the finish line? What limitations do you place upon yourself? The finish line is right in front of you. You’ve done the hard work – don’t quit until you’ve crossed it!

Often, the only limits in life are the ones we place on ourselves.

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New Stats Tracking Tool: Measure Map

I first heard about Measure Map back at Web Essentials 05Jeffrey Veen showed us a few screenshots as part of one of his presentations. So of course as soon as I got home I added my email to their waiting list.

Well… my invitation just arrived!

I have just added their code to this blog – the setup process is actually quite well done. As part of the signup process you’re asked what sort of blog you have, and on the next screen you’re actually shown screenshots with specific instructions for your brand of blog (WordPress in this case).

The whole process took about 60 seconds.

I also installed the tracking code for Google Analytics about a week ago but I’ve got to say I’m somewhat underwhelmed. I think Google have been overwhemed though, as data only seems to be updated every few days at best. Great potential, poor execution. We’ll see if they can sort that one out.

I’ll give Measure Map a few days to a week and see how useful the reporting is. So far I can say that the setup was a breeze. Stay tuned!

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Finding Your Files

If you’ve ever had someone upload a file to a project in NetOffice, finding it can be a bit frustrating.

Did they upload it to the task? To the phase? Or just to the project?

I’ve changed the View Project page a little so that it shows all linked content, and also lists the task or phase they have been linked to.


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