My birthday today

Yes its my birthday today and I am taking it slow. The family is making dinner tonight and I will have an apple strudel instead of a cake (I dont like cakes . . too dry) because we are in GERMANY right now.

About a hundred Facebook messages saying “Happy Birthday”. Thanks everyone. Thats a nice gift.

For my presents, I got a pocket knife, some pants (trousers) and a jumper (sweater). I thought about buying Mars Edit blog editing software to replace my Ecto, which I stopped using 6 months ago, but actually I have been using a free editor called ScribeFire for a while and I might stay with it.


Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


  • Make that three Canadians! Again, happy birthday, Andrew! The love from Canada is flowing across the pond.
    Love the strudel choice. Yummy. Now if only I could find one that is gluten-free, for my wife!

  • Happy Birthday from another tall, skinny Kiwi 🙂
    Thanks for the heads up on useful blog editing software, I’ve been struggling with that at the moment. Once I’ve finished writing, I’m currently spending FAR too long editing html etc. Gotta speed that side up.
    Jonathan from Spritzophrenia

  • Well along with my birthday greetings on Facebook, now inquiring minds want to know… why did you stop using Ecto after all this time?

  • Ecto became unstable almost a year ago and MaC USERS LIKE ME [oopps hit cap lock – wasnt shouting, really] and mac users got sick of the spinning beach ball and started moving over to mars edit.
    but not me. i have been an ecto fan since the beginning and before the beginning – when it was kung log. but the crashes got ridiculous and they have not been able to update the software enough to make it work properly.
    but i might make the move one day if scribefire annoys me too much – it messes up the text a lot – but its free and it works off line.

  • hey canadians, if you can make a moist cake [you’re thinking carrot cake aren’t you????] then i will come up to canada to eat it in a few weeks. really.

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