Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Peace & Abundance

War fills the airwaves again.

A world of abundance will give the world its best chance of peace.

That is the opportunity the Internet give us all.

Friday, December 05, 2008 goes social

I've added a google Friends Connect Gadget to the home page. Now I can say, see you on the site.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Internet Identity conference

For those in the Mountain View, Bay Area:

IIW2008 Registration banner

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

life as a trader

My early entrepreneurial days focused on the commodity markets. Future and options markets, more complexity called derivatives. During that time, I met Ron Carmichael, a trader that started in his successful career from his dorm room. He is now sharing is trading insights and lessons an a new website and blog.

What a time to be involved in the financial markets. Ron's thought, observations and lessons are worth a read.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Beetles, Bees & Butterfiles

As I walked the gravel paths I noticed that the end of summer/start of autumn was being marked in a manner that I hadn't taken notice of before. The bumble bees were mainly dead, the butterflies were inactive or soaking up a glimpse from the sun, the only happy insects seemed to be the black beetles as the moved with purpose across the land.

fungle roof mid deeside walk, originally uploaded by ecotorch.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

blogging more than ever but not in public

The volume of blog posts here has diminished dramatically this year. This is because I blog/twitter etc in other places but mainly because most of my blog posts are on an internal wiki blog for mepath . This is my first startup where blogging has been available. As a founder with ideas, we have a need to share our ideas. Blogging is an expression of your ideas, hyperlinked to supporting information or a prediction on the future now, which later gains support months down the line. We are in the game of making thin air real and blogging is a tool to help us achieve that. A fun lifestyle, everyday.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

aboynegames 2008

AboyneGames is round again, the first Saturday in August every year.

This year the games will bring back a fiddle competition for juniors and seniors. I've entered, its solo, Slow Air, March, Strathspey and Reel. About 6 minutes of play time, probably a bit quicker on the day when the nerves kick in no doubt.

See you on the green.

Friday, June 13, 2008

snow cover on the gorms

The Cairngorms and the higher peaks in Scotland get a reminder of winter today.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Fiddling at HMT

The fiddlers spectacular show runs for a week.

queens loch, originally uploaded by ecotorch.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Scotland Land of Food & Drink

The First Scotland: Land of Food and Drink Conference was held at Gleneagles this week.

A two day conference, with each day starting with a look at trends, retailing trends day, one and on day two, tourism/food market research from visitor to Scotland. Then the rest of the days talked about 'farm to fork'. The supply chain to service retail demand. The retailer seemed to be used a lot as the customer for the supply chain. The end individual consuming the product is surely the customer. The second day saw smaller entrepreneurial farmers and hotelier share their stories. Stories that focused on the end customer, the individual. Much more enthusiasm and innovation from these speakers than on day one.

The CEO of Scotland Land of Food and Drink clearly articulated an ambitious agenda. There is clearly a big opportunity, thinking 'small' may however be the best way to realise those goals?

Scotland Land of Food & Drink, originally uploaded by ecotorch.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

dataportability barcampscotland2008

friend of a friend

opensocial example. ref semantic

user in control in profile

Authentication is important e.g openID

WC3 to ratify?

Needs to be Free Patent Policy

Presenter Harry Halpin

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

barcampScotland 2008

It's hard to believe its approaching a year since the first barcamp in Scotland. A month earlier this year, we have barcampScotland 2008 on 2nd February, Edinburgh. Full details on the wiki and a party Friday evening too this time. A barcamp is an unconference event where participants freely and openly share learning and experiences, web2.0 to software to eduction etc. etc. if you have a topic or interest you want to share, get it on the schedule.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008