Battles With Boredom

January 28, 2011

Happy Data Privacy Day!

Filed under: Internet,Security,Social Networking,Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 10:06 am

Today is Data Privacy Day! I decided it would be appropriate to pick on one of the biggest offenders of crimes against your privacy – Facebook. (more…)

September 15, 2010

Summer Wrap-up: 2010

Filed under: Aikido,Biking,Health & Fitness,Personal,Social Networking,Techspeak,Travel,Ubuntu — Peter Nikolaidis @ 8:27 am

It seems like just last week it was Memorial Day and I was at Jamie and Lisa’s for a barbeque, yesterday it was Independence Day and I was at a barbeque with Steve, and now Labor Day has come and gone in a flash. So much for summer.

I’ve been more outgoing and made more new friends this summer than I have in years past, which is excellent. I’ve been channeling my inner Tim Ferriss and killing my inner wuss. (Watch out, Kim).

My biking was rewarding. I did more road biking than mountain, which isn’t my preference, but it was certainly enjoyable, so I’m not complaining.

Aikido has been getting fun again. My sensei has informed me I will be testing for nidan next month in Boston. I am happy.

The coffee shop has been up and running for a month. Business is steady, and I am only involved on rare occasions. Paradigm is under the daily operation of a new manager, so I get to jump in and do the work that I enjoy only when I am really needed or want to be “in the way.”

One casualty of all this has been the Fresh Ubuntu Podcast. While it hasn’t been pronounced dead, it is definitely on life support. I’ve been busy. Harlem has been busy. Leftyfb is getting married in a few weeks. CafeNinja is a regular contributor to our friends at h4cked.

Finally, I will be departing for a month-long trip to Brazil in November.

And yes, I’m still on Facebook. *grumble*

Wow. Life is good.

March 9, 2010

Book Review: Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk

Filed under: Internet,Social Networking,Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 10:01 am

This weekend I burned through Gary Vaynerchuk’s book, “Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion.” (more…)

Book Review: The Facebook Era by Clara Shih

Filed under: Internet,Social Networking,Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 7:52 am

Last month, I read The Facebook Era: Tapping Online Social Networks to Build Better Products, Reach New Audiences, and Sell More Stuff. It is somewhat larger and more up to date than “I’m on Facebook Now What???” Although I liked it, like the previous Facebook book, I found that it failed to adequately address the issue of social networking security and, like just about any “guides” to “success,” unless you have your killer product, app, service, etc., already, this book won’t do you any good until you do. Also, due to the recent Facebook redesign, certain aspects of  this book no longer apply or need to be updated.

December 25, 2009

Book Review: I’m on Facebook – Now What???

Filed under: Social Networking,Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 12:29 pm

I just read I’m on Facebook–Now What???: How to Get Personal, Business, and Professional Value from Facebook. While the majority of this 100 page book was review for me, I would recommend it to anyone who is brand new to Facebook or social networking in general.

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