My Inbox

Neil's empty inbox - a rare event
Neil's empty inbox - a rare event

 

Isn’t this beautiful?

I haven’t seen an empty inbox for years, and I love it! When it’s full I feel like I have the cares of the world on my shoulders. But when it’s empty, it’s like I’m making progress. Even if it might be illusory, I like that feeling.

So I’m going to persist in my strategy which can be described simply as:
If it’s junk, get rid of it.
If it’s someone elses problem, forward it.
If it’s worth reading, read it now, then delete it.
If it needs more info, request more info and delete it.
If it needs acting on, then act on it now, then delete it.

Where did my money go?

The Money Tracker
www.MoneyTracker.com.au is a great site that lets you track the location of your bank notes after you spend them.

Basically you go to the money tracker web site, and enter the serial number of any bank notes (cash) you have. Then you just spend them like you normally do. Eventually, someone else will get the note, enter it into money tracker which then notifies you of the new location of your bank note.

This fascinating idea was inspired by the US website http://wheresgeorge.com/ which lets you track U.S. bank notes.

Now all we need is some sort of machine that can help us get our money back after we spend it 🙂

Sir Arthur C. Clarke 90th Birthday Reflections

Scince fiction writer and visionary Arthur C Clarke turned 90 on Sunday.

Best known for his blockbuster “2001: A Space Odyssey”, he also wrote numerous other books and short stories.

I’ve devoured most of his works since I was 11 years old, amd marvelled at Clarke’s optimistic vision of the future, and what we could achieve as a species. He made the future exciting. I couldn’t wait for it to happen, and still can’t 🙂

I hope you stay around till you’re at least 100, Sir Arthur. We need more optimistic vision like yours.