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Always liked Brad's comic strip on NetMagazine as well numerous toon's on his own website. I'm personally not die-hard anti-spec, but it amuses me no end to see how hot-under-the collar some people get over this.

You shouldn't really feel threatened by spec-work if you are simply just bloody good at your job and know how to market, brand, advertise your own services.

I often wonder: it's the very people who get all high-and-mighty over spec-work that are the very people who need to look at their own business strategy and worry less about how other people choose to earn money and get on in the world.

If these people put as much energy and passion into their own business that they do arguing over spec-work…




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Due to my own incredible lack of judgment and allowing a certain amount of anger to cloud my thoughts and going on some manic 'I'm super perfect preaching march', and some comments that clearly told me my error's, really was best to pull the post.

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I am now officially sponsoring StumbleUpon which leaves me with a healthy radiant glow... I didn't even think about it after I received a email from them this morning. One of those impulse moments I feel.

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Blink
NOTE FROM GRAHAM

Since reading Malcom Gladwell's book, 'Blink' I have become considerably more comfortable in my own ability to make the 'correct' decision as a 'snap judgement', instinctual response, emotional or anger, practical or in practical, right or wrong. It would seem for me anyway that my  instinct has been proven right on many occasions which can only fill 'me' with more confidence about the 'inner workings' of 'me' as a person.

It's only if I allow time to doubt myself that it all goes horribly wrong (some would argue my whole life is horribly wrong). Malcom, through many studies and examples gives a convincing case that our instinct is 'mostly' the correct response in any given situation. It is a great book, not huge, so a easy swift read. He also has a web site, www.gladwell.com and Blog (blog is lacking in recent entries). The book will no doubt leave you feeling a lot more self assured. That's ofcourse if your instincts have generally been spot on. If not, then maybe you should give it a miss! :0)

This following study from University College of London, reinforces this understanding of the human mind.

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Garageband_pic_3 Music Therapy

So this afternoon I have mainly arsed around with GarageBand, get that creativeness out there instead of in there.

What can I say about this track, still has my Southern Rock style in
places, but just a mish mash of sounds and stuff. Not at all like what
is going on in my head. Not.  Samples, radio snippets, and happy tunez.

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This is one of my 'lighter' reads, but the message is clear as air.

So clear, you would find it hard to actually envisage any depressive being able to convey the thoughts and feelings in a way that a non-depressive might actually have a chance of understanding. Gwyneth manages this in style, humour and decency.

It's a smallish book and will not take long to read, it is littered with wonderful quotes and phrases.

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