Monday, September 25, 2006

Bellzer's Stag Stableford

Image010, originally uploaded by ecotorch.

Craig Bell shows the way on the golf outing on the eve of his wedding to Siobhan. Aboyne was graced with exceptional weather for late September. The golf was exceptional too, not all birdies and pars but ping pong in the trees and the odd splash created a fun filled round.

Stableford was the chosen competition format and Nolan came out tops with 37 points. Prizes for the longest drive and nearest the pin all added to the fun. The best laughs as always came from the friendly banter exchanged amongst friends.

Cheers to Gary for getting us all organised, nice one.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Autumn Sunshine

AboyneJames moves into Autumn with a couple of updates to the home page. A photo of Aboyne on a beautiful sunny day in September and the last in the Loch Nagar- Loch Muick video walk has been uploaded to the Internet.

Monday, September 11, 2006


During BarCampStanford, I decided to commit to the idea of healthcamp.

The idea in my head was to bring together the various networking groups I participate in while in the US. I don't see a lot of over lap in these networks so I felt it an exciting opportunity to see if an unconference with a health focus could bring them all together?

We are currently looking for a venue so once we get that sorted then things should take shape.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

un-education = Accepted

What happens when you open source education, give it the barcamp treatment? Well, the film Accepted.

This movie could easily be just consumed as a 'US teen movie' but I feel and hope it's core messages are taken to heart. I equate our current education systems to a factory. There to manage children's information needs. As the films says, why don't we listen to the children, what do they want to learn? Children are serious about their dreams and ambitions, that is what drives their passion. The benefit to the community is that we all get to share in their successes when they are given the opportunity and freedom to pursue them.

Maybe the next barcamp grid will be a colorful as the one in the movie.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Rain, it's raining

Obviously, I am back in Scotland. Changeable weather to track, analyse and webcam chase across the web.

The rain started mid morning and is still going.