What its not - the business

Reading lots but didn't yet get any recent books up on LibaryThing yet, the rest; journals 'n papers via UCD library, Narratology, Ludology, Narratives, IF, Game Design, Digital Poetry, C.S. and then all that 'admin stuff ' that don't spark my standby - twitter, email, memberships, groups, distractions, listmail, social media mail outs, etc etc and odd residual biz phonecalls. I do get fully switched on by the creative freedom I'm currently enjoying, returning full-time to education; it seems kinda out of sync with general recession feeling / sentiment being peddled by traditional media, particularly pre- emergency budget jittering here in the ole sod. When I discuss my decision with some friends I see the latter part of a 'Life of Brian' line popping into their heads... "ten for that..... you must be Mad" and maybe I am but for now it's wonderfully liberating.

That's my Boy

That's my Boy

You can easily visually browse the various posts containing images via this Link to the Misc Galleries.
Or just click on the Green Words that say Miscellaneous galleries
I love this boy, he's my youngest son Conor. A spontaneous picture taken almost two years ago.

All over the place right now

Still fiddling wid backend stuff, messing with some feed aggregator modules, might move across some of RSS stuff from my shared stuff coming from my Google Reader This should be fun.

Flash Format Content Testing

Here's a test file to check if my flash module is functioning as expected.

Nine Muses and Me

Nine Muses and Me

While trying to prevent this post title sounding like a Commercially Crude Hollywood K9 Movie, I'm continuing on my merry way today, Since building this site will involve epic effort on my behalf and in the tradition of previous, un(electric)powered poets, I was considering calling upon the nine muses....

Calliope: epic poetry. Clio: history. Erato: love poetry.
Euterpe: music or lyric Poetry. Melpomene: tragedy. Polyhymnia: sacred poetry.
Terpsichore:dance. Thalia:comedy. Urania: astronomy.

April 1st 2009: Required: A wise man to play the fool

April 1st 2009 and off I go with gusto, setting out on my PhD journey in my usual quirky fashion. 'Quirky' here could of course mean any number of things; idiotic, foolish, odd even. 'Quirky' can also mean original, and few people get to be truly original if they stay safely within conventional boundaries. In my view that creative strategy that confines so many people to mediocre conventionality; an inherent fear of failure, is partly responsible for creative restraint and consequent creative constraint. As the old saying goes: 'the man that didn't make a mistake, didn't make anything'.

2009 a fresh start

Yes, yes, yes, I am going to be positive about 2009, whatever it might bring. I'm going to continue to create and write but this year, I'm going to be just a little dangerous in my approach. (I wrote about that dangerousness thing over on http://www.clevercelt.blogspot.com so I won't rehash all that here.

Christmas cheers for/from Dell

I just today took receipt of a brand spanking new DELL PRECISION M4400 mobile workstation, as a replacement for my M70 that died again on me recently. I'm writing this post on the new machine, learning by doing and all that...

The old M70 was an excellent machine which I've carried half way around the world and back, fairly heavy it rarely let me down, i.e. until the last few months. For whatever reason the graphics card packed in, so dell sent a guy with a replacement and he sorted it promptly and efficiently, next day, as it says on the tin sort of thing.

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