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July 2007

Want a 40% discount?

By Dave Snowden  ·  July 30, 2007  ·  News

I have for some time been on the editorial board of Emerald's Journal of Knowledge Management. I published my main paper on KM, Complex Acts of Knowing there, I even subscribed to it before I got a complementary copy which is rare for me and indicates my opinion of its value. It's Emerald's 40th Birthday and Chris Milligan contacted me to offer me 5 vouchers to give away. Each voucher provides a 40% discount on the price of the journal. The first five requests in get the code number and the email address to secure the offer....

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A recommendation to film goers

By Dave Snowden  ·  July 30, 2007  ·  Trivia

In the period from 12th June to the current date I have spent some 48 hours in Qantas planes, ignoring short internal flights, all with the same entertainment guide! Now I normally settle down with a G&T and a romantic comedy. This combination triggers a frenzy of clearing email and eventually results in that wonderfully satisfying feeling of an empty inbox; well yes I do cheat a bit using folders with important sounding titles and yes I know its sad when satisfaction comes from an empty box of any nature.

Now 48 hours, even with on...

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antonym: even-tempered, good-natured.

By Dave Snowden  ·  July 29, 2007  ·  News

Well yesterday I was irascible to the point of incandescence facing the prospect of being marooned (I choose my words wisely) in one of two Afrikaans speaking cities (Jo'burg and Perth) for an indeterminate length of time, with a 15 year old son stranded without his holiday in California: Monterey (sea kayak), Yosemite (hiking), San Francisco (Charmed) and Grand Canyon (rafting) on the list so far, any other recommendations appreciated.

However at Perth airport today antonyms are all the rage and I am a happy, if not yet fluffy bunny....

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Irascible

By Dave Snowden  ·  July 29, 2007  ·  News

As an adjective, irascible is defined as irritable, quick-tempered, short-tempered, hot-tempered, testy, touchy, tetchy, edgy, crabby, petulant, waspish, dyspeptic, snappish; cross, surly, crusty, grouchy, grumpy, cranky, cantankerous, curmudgeonly, ill-natured, peevish, querulous, fractious; informal prickly, snippy. It's how I feel at the moment, but I would not define it as a normal state. Karyn's erratic learning journey, (an interesting and delightfully named blog) used the word (positively I think) when she said: my view of...

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Luke 6:38

By Dave Snowden  ·  July 27, 2007  ·  Reflections

Well I made it to a year, and over a blog a day on average which is better than I expected. The ritual of the daily blog has been a good one, and at times surprising. A blog you spend days on receives no comments, a throw away remark written and posted before midnight to hit the deadline (yes I have become obsessional) gets multiple comments and references. My technorati ranking went from zero to 250 in a series of unpredictable steps, and that isn't bad for the first year. Thanks to everyone who has linked, commented and also...

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