RSS excites me

I mentioned in my Using Technology post that I’m excited about RSS. RSS stands for (among other things) Really Simple Syndication. That’s an easy way for articles and news to be published in other peoples websites, weblogs, newspages and even by individuals in software called RSS feed readers or RSS news aggregators. RSS offers two …

Chris Batten site update

I visited www.chrisbatten.com.au again tonight. Chris Batten, Tax specialist from Macquarie Street, Sydney. Chris is a smart, aggressive bloke. Actually he’s a giant. Nella did a contract for him a few years ago now, so we got to know him. A lot of the content on Chris’s site has now moved into the membership (paid) …

Bottom end of the market

I like buying investment properties at the bottom end of the market. A step up from slum-lording, but still basic, no-frills housing. Easy to rent, cheap to maintain. Nothing glamourous. Nella and I lived in one of these when we first got married. I wouldn’t buy something I couldn’t live in. Note that’s “couldn’t” not …

Give it away

There are interesting recent developments in the deployment of Wi-Fi hotspots in public areas in Australia and the US (and probably elsewhere but I haven’t got any references). Wi-Fi is wireless Local Area Networking — basically wireless Internet on laptops. In Too Cheap to Meter, over at VentureBlog, Naval Ravikant notes it’s more of a …