Friday, January 21, 2011

It's easier to work with people who use the same tools

Some people just think like you some others don't. There is not much to do about it.

Being self-employed obliges me to be much closer to my customers. I notice now the difference between people I'm involved with.  I find that it's much easier for me to do business with people who use the same tools than me. So here are the tools :
  • A lot of Emails
  • Instant Messaging
  • Twitter
  • A good website or blog that you keep up to date
  • Facebook, which takes more an more 'professional space'
I find it more difficult to stay in touch and make good agreements with the people who don't use those tools.

Note that sometimes I have requests to adopt tools. So that's why after one year of OpenOffice, I had to go back to MS Office because the majority still uses it and want to continue to do so.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

J'adore François Damiens (François l'Embrouille)

'"J'ai voulu tout vendre et puis foutre le camp (sur un bateau), puis je me suis rendu compte que j'avais rien à vendre..."

François Damiens, vu sur France 5.

Friday, January 7, 2011

2010 : 4545 km of Cycling

Last year I did 4545 km on my bike. About 12 Km a day, 87 a week.

There were 2600 km on my mountain bike, 1384 km on my road bike ("course") and 563 km on my "normal" bike 

The greatest moments were
  • 2 times climbing the Mont Ventoux in the same week
  • One week in the Luberon region in Provence
  • 2 days in Bourgogne
  • Our prefered transport mean during our mobilhome trip and at the sea side
  • De Gordel
  • Last but not least, a lot of Mountain Bike with Eric around many circuits like Houffalize

Indonesian comment today

On my poll : who will win the Ballon d'Or I had a comment in Indonesian today !
"karena messi lebih banyak mencetak gol, dan penentu kemenangan. memiliki skill dan kemampuan diatas kedua kandidat lainnya."
Which Google translates as
"because messi scored more, and decisive victory. have the skill and ability over the two other candidates."

Thank you Lius Pongoh for teaching me Indonesian...