Monthly Archives: December 2012

Digital Clean Up

I said cut but I didn’t say how and where to start cutting down your digital clutter.

The Downloads folder

This is usually a big one. It was about 4GB when I had a look this morning. Using the size and date sorting I figured out the biggest and oldest files and dumped them first. If you want to figure out more size allocation usa a tool like Disk Inventory X for Mac or JDiskReport which is cross platform.

Now my Downloads folder is down to 800MB.
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How I Think You Should Use LinkedIn Skills Tagging

The LinkedIn skill tagging feature is catching on. But I think most people are not using it properly.

I get endorsements for skills from my friends and contacts. Friends will endorse all my skills even if we haven’t worked on them together. Contacts seem to endorse so that they can get endorsed back. Again not really paying attention to what skills we have worked on.

Here is what I think you should be doing.

  • Setup a few skills that you are really good at
  • Approve and give endorsements only if you have worked with those skills together

End Of Freemium. Yay!

Hey folks. Google Apps just ended their free account for business. This is sad in a way but if have a profitable business you should technically be able to pay for a service like this.

Personal accounts are free (for now). And I figure it’ll be that way for quite a while.

Here is the thing. I make web apps too and I’m broke most of the time because people expect most things to be free or very cheap online.

I hope you start paying even small amounts because it takes a lot of effort to build these things and we have bills to pay just like you ;)

Related post from the back of my mind: Freemium has run its course — GigaOm