Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Operation Concrete & Creativity

For anyone that comes across this old blog, please have a look at this, my new collaborative media project, Operation Concrete. I'll probably post on it again fairly soon, as it'll help my SEO out and people still do visit here through image referrals, if you like music, art and sci-fi novels, you should jump on over. The above image is from one of the artists involved, Holly Exley.

Also, my creative blog is still going fairly strong, Cementum, where I blog about fun and interesting creative things. And on occasion, let out a little steam about estate agents.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

The Novel is the Monster

Self exploration is never easy. If you're open to the idea in the first place, willing to take on and tackle head-first what you believe in, what you think of to be true, your own beliefs and ideals, thoughts and concepts, then I believe you're a step ahead of a lot of people already. If then you take all of those ideas and belief systems and put them on paper, in an effort to really discover what you are, and potentially further down the line, have some sort of impact, then that's another step ahead, of a lot of people. A push to better yourself, to self-actualize and commit to something through a process of deep thought, exploration, analysis and discovery. It's all good stuff, and it brings out sides of your personality you thought you never had.

I know, it's a situation I'm currently in the middle of, it's a voyage I am currently undertaking and it's a twisted beast that's unrelenting and fascinating at the same time.

And in light of this blogs theme, some could say I am on a technologically fueled hedonistic quest of the highest order. Using my ability to add to, to research, to share and discover new parts of my being through a social media, my EEEp and a WIFI or 3G connection. A quest of self discovery, literary desire and technological competence to incite change in myself and with hope of possessing hearts and minds of others down the line.

From here on in this blog is on permanent hiatus whilst I concentrate on my first novel and attempt to discover more about myself than I ever have.

You can read about the progress of this novel if you are interested at http://www.cementum.co.uk

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Three Little Words

1) Tech

2) Social Media

3) Hedonism

More coming in the near future, I feel a wave of personal motivation coming over me, work is going well, so time to get everything else organized.

(Idea borrowed from Chris.)

Friday, 2 November 2007

The rough and the smooth

Take them both, equal portions, move forward, become better, stronger, faster and never let up. I’m doing my best at the moment, personal blogging has taken a second seat to professional blogging, work in general and my book, which I’ve had on the cards for a year now and desperately want to get finished.

So, just a quick update, about myself, I’m well, I’m doing very well in my job, I’m learning a lot, I’m surrounded by great friends, there’s even a quite awesome lady in my life which hasn’t happened for a while. More on technology and hedonism soon. For the mean time, take solace in the fact that I am indeed, very ace.

Good times ahead, I hope everyone else feels as good as I do.

Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Numerous and Belligerent

A definite social media presence, but just too little time and connectivity to do anything about it at the moment. I will soon BECOME media, like Robert Scoble, who apparently IS media…although I don’t believe that, he haunts the facets that are open to him like a geek plague, lost touch with the common man, did he ever have it?

Anyway, I’ll soon be out of the pit I currently call home, I’ll soon have the net, I’ll soon blah blah blah, a few more weeks and hopefully everything will be sorted, but for the mean time posts will be few, my writing will be sporadic at best and my attitude will remain snappy.

SOON!! MONSTERS…in the mean time keep up with me via the micro blog on the right

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Updates are a go, patience is fleeting

I have to run, little content here, just to say that I put the new Jaiku badge in my side column. Thus, now everyone can see what I'm doing all the time, the widget is also fed with my Vimeo videos, Flickr image stream, Digg articles, Del.icio.us articles and Kyte.tv broadcasts, all of which i'll be doing more of in the near future.

Talk about social media presence. I'll be talking about Omnipotence and the paradox that ensues more soon no doubt. But for now, I have to find a new place to live!


Friday, 29 June 2007

Class divide on the internet

Just who are the glitterati of the internet? The geeks? The bands? Who are the aristocrats? Mass owners of land in second life? A high-level dwarf in World of Warcraft? Hard to tell at this juncture, and I have little time to think about it at the moment.

Suffice to say, is danah boyd, a PhD student in the School of Information at Berkeley, has been looking into this realm for the last four years, and just the other day, one of her recent papers kicked up a right stink across the net…getting down to brass tacks and saying Facebook is for the wealthy, educated, middle-classes and Myspace is for every other deviant subculture under the sun. HAH, how I laughed.

I wouldn’t care to agree or disagree just at the moment, I wish I had more time to read her blog, it’s terribly interesting, and actually makes me quite jealous of her insight an the respect she commands. I’ll broach this subject again once I’m in possession of all the facts and can really hit it hard, in the time being I thought any readers might be interested in the argument itself, and the fuss it’s caused online.

On a side note, there are changes ahead, namely a re-design, it was always in the pipeline, as I don’t like these generic blogger templates, and now my designer friend has a bit of time on his hands he’s getting cracking. So things will go missing, stuff will appear, problems may strike, we’ll see how it goes.

More soon.