Forlorn.of.thee (fa'lo:n ŭv thē), p, my only strength and stay,forlorn of thee, whither shall I betake me, where subsist?
Paradise Lost by John Milton

Monday, October 29, 2012

Blackberry Help 3: Email without Blackberry service

Number 3 in this series of Blackberry How To**

What happens when you have a normal SIM with data but NO Blackberry Service (BIS or BES). You want email and a workable browser? The answer is to install Opera Mini and LogicMail.

The Blackberry browser won't work and Messages will not pick up your email.

Opera Mini is a great little browser running on WAP or the slow GPRS connection. It's small and fast. Prefer version 4. Download Opera Mini 4.4.3 here.

LogicMail is an excellent standalone email client designed providing full support for IMAP, POP, and SMTP over WAP and the slow GPRS. Download LogicMail 2.0.0 here.

** More as a memory jogger for myself rather than for any greater noble purpose

Friday, October 26, 2012

How much ???

Three quarters of a million?? US$780,000??? Catarina Migliorini auctioned her virginity as part of a doco.

Yea right... we're all idiots!

To end the week on a nice note, its great to see father and son share some quality time together.

This photo’s worth a 1,000 words. Not so much the backdrop (which is pretty) but the two individuals. Rupert, founder, chair and CEO of News Corporation and Lachlan his eldest boy who quit daddy’s business a few years ago…

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Garden of Love

by William Blake 1757 – 1827

I laid me down upon a bank,
Where Love lay sleeping;
I heard among the rushes dank
Weeping, weeping.

Then I went to the heath and the wild,
To the thistles and thorns of the waste;
And they told me how they were beguiled,
Driven out, and compelled to the chaste.

I went to the Garden of Love,
And saw what I never had seen;
A Chapel was built in the midst,
Where I used to play on the green.

And the gates of this Chapel were shut
And "Thou shalt not," writ over the door;
So I turned to the Garden of Love
That so many sweet flowers bore.

And I saw it was filled with graves,
And tombstones where flowers should be;
And priests in black gowns were walking their rounds,
And binding with briars my joys and desires.

Friday, October 5, 2012

A little creepy

... but in the world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
~ Benjamin Franklin 

Ben was a bright guy right? If that's what he believed in, it's got be a dead certainty. Armed with that knowledge, asked myself, how can I make some money. 

Offer tax avoidance advice? Considered too risky. 

Buy a morgue? Yuck. 

Invest in death? Yes!!!

This is when I discovered a little company called InvoCare. It was little, has grown quite a bit to be Asia-Pacific's largest private funeral, cemetery and crematorium operator. Ben was right after all...

And guess what, if Domino's can do it, InvoCare is going online. Relatives can design 'the event' and preview it online. They've even invested in HeavenAddress an online memorial that gets a million hits every year.

Maybe I'll go invest my allowance....

NB: This Blog does not constitute a recommendation or advice to purchase any investment, product or service listed or mentioned.