Tuesday, April 24, 2007

ribbons Pacific Masters

Sunday brought more ribbons to MVM. I swam the 100 freestyle, going under the 1 minute barrier by 0.49 of a second. 200IM was all about technique with a bit more speed in the breast stroke and freestyle legs, 2.34. Lastly, and like the first race back to breast stroke 100 yards, 1.16.

In all that was my favourite race of the day the mens 200 freestyle relay, I took the third leg and we were placed in the top 8.

It was a fun weekend being part of the Mountain View Masters Swim team.

Image004, originally uploaded by ecotorch.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

A third and forth place first day Pacific Masters

Image015, originally uploaded by ecotorch.

Swam, 200 breast stroke for the third placing
50fly for the fourth
100IM 12th

And one relay for MVM where we were 11th but this is where I had my swim of the day 27.50 for 50 fly. I was flying!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Scotland2.0 Demo Opportunity

Here is an opportunity/offer to all those back in Scotland2.0, especially those that attended barcampScotland in March. StartupCamp2 is just about upon us in May. I will be attending and the event follows the un-conference format of event so I propose to host a session on Scotland2.0. I will present demo's from startups in Scotland with you guys/girls on skype for Q&A. That is where you come in. These will be your demo's so get in touch via the comments section in this posting or my contact info at http://www.aboynejames.co.uk. Give your startup the opportunity to be exposed to the brightest minds in Silicon Valley.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

web2.0expoOpen thoughts

To start, thank you to all those that put the effort in to make web2.0expoOpen happen. For all those that gathered for health2.0 session, cheers for participating. A great event, my video review before, maybe I should wait for longer after I go swimming, check out the google eye ring marks!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Scottish Champs - Pacific Champs next weekend

The Scottish Master Swimming Championships are next weekend. Good luck to SilverCityBlues Masters Swim Club. I am competing to next weekend for Mountain View Masters Swim Club at the Pacific Masters Short Course Championships. I expect it is no coincidence that they are both on the same weekend?

Thursday, April 12, 2007


For me health is the new money. The grass roots of a health centred economy are sought to gather again for healthcamp2. The wiki is up and the ideas are being expressed. Are you ready to participate?

Commitment 07

Each year, (which starts in August each year for me) I set a 'me' mantra for the year ahead. Top of the list for '06 was the word Courage, be bold, make a bold move, make the vision even purer and this years top mantra word also begins with the letter C, C for Commitment. With courage demonstrated you need the commitment to realize your vision and dreams. Commitment is more about persistence and determination, than one off bold moves to create opportunity. Commitment is a span of time that lasts a life time.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

back no1. on google for .. . . .

A bit of an ego trip, but I noticed the other day again that if you type the words James Littlejohn into the google search engine, that aboynejames.co.uk comes up as the no.1 result. It's not been that for at least a year. Trip over.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Debut on Second Life, aboynejames Shepherd


I made my first appearance on Second Life today. You get this pretty stereo type character. I'll need to invest some Linden Dollars on a hair cut!

aboynejamesshepherd, originally uploaded by ecotorch.

Monday, April 02, 2007

too far behind too far ahead

I upgraded to Windows VISTA Business last week. A 7 year fast forward from Windows 2000. Windows2000 is being phased out as new services don't work with it or are not supported anymore. However, I am now received a message from a website that I can not use their latest player as they do not support Vista.

Over all, VISTA business is OK. Nothing wow about it. It works, still crashes on hibernate too much for my liking. The biggest difference is the new screen on the Vaio. I am not sure the new screen has anything to do with Microsoft except the new icons are 3D'ish.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Climate Management - not climate change

I have been going to publish this blog posting topic for a while now, over a year or more. I am still not that sure the best to present the view I hold, that what we are doing/seeing from a human reaction to climate uncertainties is that it is not so much reacting to climate change but the human species is at the start of creating actions that will allow us to manage the climate. It is a control issue, first and foremost. The question I ask is should be controlling the climate?

I will have more to say on the role politics, government and states role is playing in this. But for now, I put out the concept, we are at the start of climate management, not responding to climate change.