08 Feb 2011

Squareup is brilliant! So handy — I would say even crucial — for flea-market vendors, Craigslist sellers, at garage sales and for other small business needs. The tiny card reader that plugs into your smart phone via the earphone jack is free. All you pay are transaction fees (which you do anyway when you accept

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07 Jan 2011

Freelancers Union is our friend. “Creating new ways for independent workers to have affordable access to portable benefits.” Despite all that freelancers contribute to America’s economy, most are taxed more than traditional employees, can’t access affordable insurance, and have limited access to protections such as unemployment insurance, retirement plans, and unpaid wage claims. That’s why

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13 Jul 2010

“And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what

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15 May 2010

My dad Paul and his twin brother Dave van der Spuy are interviewed @ Speedway Cafe. It’s amazing to see the place jamming — originally a dream of theirs for years and years, and with all the crazy setbacks I was beginning to wonder if it would ever happen. But one thing I know about

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09 May 2010

It’s been one thing after another the past few months and I’ve been trying to figure out what’s going on and just keep my head above water. I cant figure out why I’m being hit with so many storms at once with such an intense duration and increasing momentum.

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02 Apr 2010

After a long production that felt like a bajillion years ago the all new and improved Sock Dreams site has finally launched! Today! I am so excited! Dan Foley did the backend, all the scripting and heavy duty stuff. He created it completely custom from scratch for Sock Dreams. I designed all the pages and

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03 Mar 2010

Aw… my Dad’s first clothing shop – Frank B Earnest in Gardens Centre, Cape Town. I remember helping to paint that amazing floor when I was a little kiddo. The last time I popped round, over 10 years ago, there was a new store there but they’d kept the beautiful painted floor. Those old leather

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17 Feb 2010

“Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane.” ~Honoré de Balzac My love affair with Atlas started just a few posts ago and has blossomed into a chronic habit. I was more than happy to sit by my favourite window seat and people watch the Pearl Street pavement from The Cup, a coffee

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26 Jan 2010

What’s up with that? Where do I get this INSANE sense of URGENCY from? I feel like I only have 2 years left or something. Oh these plans for the next two years keep going around and around in circles in my head, I freak out about when I’m going to get it all done,

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24 Jun 2009

I’m a big fan of trading mutually highly sought-after goods and services. If you’re a scooter company looking to revamp your website and interested in a trade, I am interested in one of the following scooters: IL BELLO 150cc SCOOTER TNG Baja 150 Any beautifully restored 150cc Vespa The scooter will be used for a

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