The
Ultimate
Business Machine

Technology, business
and innovation.

And, not least, about
the Mac.

Weblog Archive Cutedge

by: Bernard Teo






Latest Joy of Tech!

Joy of Tech ... from Geek Culture



Creative Commons License

Copyright © 2003-2012
Bernard Teo
Some Rights Reserved.

The Ultimate Business Machine - Archives

List of Categories : Commentary * Database * Singapore * Technology * Travel *

Fri 01 Oct 2004

The HughTrain

Category : Commentary/hughTrain.txt

Mervin Chan wrote in, after reading my post about The Cluetrain Manifesto, and pointed me to the site gapingvoid.com, home of Hugh "cartoons drawn on the back of business cards" MacLeod.

There you can find The HughTrain Manifesto, and other excellent reading (and viewing), including a post on how to be creative.

But I especially like the discussion following "The Sex and Cash Theory" - "The creative person basically has two kinds of jobs: One is the sexy, creative kind. Second is the kind that pays the bills. Sometimes the task in hand covers both bases, but not often. This tense duality will always play center stage. It will never be transcended."

I can see people approaching their jobs this way everywhere. But I have an employer's view of things and I'm too busy figuring out how to pay my own bills (till the day I die) to have much inclination for funding other people's alternative lifestyles. I keep thinking, when I was reading The Cluetrain Manifesto, where's the point of view of the people who're figuring out how to pay the salaries, who have slogged to build the companies in the first place.

There ought to be a balance. But there's no denying that people are tuning out their day-jobs (and who's to say I won't do that myself if I were to go back and get a day job). It's great to be able to read, on gapingvoid, the (considered) opinions of so many people, and try to work out your own approach. In this, I think, the authors of The Cluetrain Manifesto are right. The web is about conversations. And there's value in tuning in. Thanks, Mervin.

Posted at 8:42AM UTC | permalink


Mac@Work
Put your Mac to Work

Sivasothi.com? Now how would you do something like that?

Weblogs. Download and start a weblog of your own.

A Mac Business Toolbox
A survey of the possibilities

A Business Scenario
How we could use Macs in businesses

VPN Enabler for Mavericks

MailServe for Mavericks

DNS Enabler for Mavericks

DNS Agent for Mavericks

WebMon for Mavericks

Luca for Mavericks

Liya for Mountain Lion & Mavericks

Postfix Enabler for Tiger and Panther

Sendmail Enabler for Jaguar

Services running on this server, a Mac Mini running Mac OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks:

  • Apache 2 Web Server
  • Postfix Mail Server
  • Dovecot IMAP Server
  • Fetchmail
  • SpamBayes Spam Filter
  • Procmail
  • BIND DNS Server
  • DNS Agent
  • WebDAV Server
  • VPN Server
  • PHP-based weblog
  • MySQL database
  • PostgreSQL database

all set up using MailServe, WebMon, DNS Enabler, DNS Agent, VPN Enabler, Liya and our SQL installers, all on Mavericks.