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Just want to say thanks for dropping by. Even though I haven’t been posting much these days. It’s pretty encouraging that there are people still stumbling across my posts through search engines and, gasp, RSS readers.
So, what the hell are you guys reading?
An old review of Happy.com.my.
My poking fun at ad agency websites.
A casual observation of Blog Bumper Stickers.
The Rebel Scum ‘Bak Datang’ video.
My post on insights into judging at the Kancil Awards.
A rant about a pair of adidas sneakers.
Notice how I didn’t make any promises of updating more often?
Smart, aren’t I?
Thanks for visiting. I do intend to start posting more, actually. But all in good time, okay?
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It’s Blog Action Day and the subject that I’m posting about this year is Poverty.
So, how can information architects help fight poverty?
Honestly, I have no fucking idea.
But how can you help the fight against poverty, as a person?
Make it personal.
You don’t always have to donate cash to big organizations where you have no idea where your money is going. You can do better than drop 10 cent coins at fast-food outlet or beggars on the street.
You can stop keeping your distance.
If you want to truly make a difference, do it yourself instead of letting other people decide what happens. It’s more personal and a hell of a lot more meaningful to give directly to the people who are in need. There’s tons of homeless and poor people walking around your city. There’s volunteer organizations. And there’s always your local church/mosque/temple/shrine/synagogue.
So, if you’re serious about helping the poor, stop the car, get out and go talk to them. Ask them what you can do. Give something other than your loose change.
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It’s quite simple, folks. And it’s not just because he used to be, like, the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
If you spend a few minutes just looking at Dr. Mahathir’s blog, you’ll notice that:
1. He follows the Rule of Three.
2. He writes in short paragraphs.
3. He’s upbeat.
He’s either read Copyblogger‘s post on Ernest Hemingway’s Top 5 Tips for Writing Well, or well, he is Copyblogger.