15 years on

I am using a WordPress platform, as do 58% of CMS platforms on the web, for both style and convenience. Due to illness it was neglected for a couple of years. I am just getting back into my stride. The pages are old. They maybe dated.

My first Irish Secure site of 15 years ago is here  from the Internet Archives.

Irish Secure web site 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seems like yesterday. The main thrust of the site was privacy and encryption using PGP. We had our own mail server. Maybe if Hillary had used PGP encryption she wouldn’t have been nearly busted. LOL. Yes we were using ISIS as an acronym back when Isis was an Egyptian god.

I love the way back machine that trawls the web and archives web sites billions of them. It seems nothing is lost in cyberspace.

Coming back to now I am very enthusiastic about the Older Citizens web. And will start using the RSA hopefully my fellowship will be through by the end of the month. They have a great network. I have been contacting various professionals in the field world wide as well as in Ireland. I see this as a global affair.

Here’s an entertaining video I made  using the virtual worlds of Blue Mars and Second Life avatars.

I have used a single animation in videos before. Here I use three. There is a narrative to the video. The person is stuck between a ghost town and a land that is far far away. He wanders into the deserted town,looks at posters that are old and out of date, turn walks up a street; realises it is wrong and heads back. He passes an empty warehouse where you can buy new bodies. He then turns and goes back to the end of the road where he stands and gazes. The next video is without animations. The tune is awesome “Blues Me To Tears” by The Code Blue Band from their Wrong Side of Town album.

RavensKiss.org my video site.

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New Stuff

I have neglected this site for about a couple of years since I got sick……

So I will be updating it. Meanwhile here are some links to the work I have been doing.

We have OlderCitizens.com which does what it says on the box. Then you have my teaching blog on OlderCitizens.wordpress.com and then half a dozen wordpress sites that I needed to make a video. I love the Zen of “if it doesn’t exist then register it”

maybe old but

Older Citizens on WordPress

So I have set up a teaching blog for getting older citizens blogging. I have used video extensively with text support; a complimentary oldercitizens dot com and a quick start dot org. I am in the process of propagating it globally (why not?) and have plans to set up complimentary country sub domains on the dot com. It took me a week to set up the three sites including content so not much reaction yet. This is a free service not a business. No profit is being asked for nor made

There is a quick start on OlderCitizens.org too.

So work in progress. What do you think of this theme? Got it on eCollege.me too, another site that needs updating.

I have registered Older Citizens as a business name too. I have high hopes of it. As one person it is a full time job to keep up. Fortunately I am on a bit of a high at the moment so bags of cerebral energy.  Got one splendid review from my friend Seren. She loves it.

I am also making an effort to document my life did 1965 today. My first holiday alone with my school mates. Ahh memories. OMFG I have so much to write about:

  • Tour of Italy when I was 10
  • Years 17 to 21
  • Bartending in Spain for six months aged 22
  • Squatting in Elgin Avenue 1971 – 73
  • The Great Journey (have done a bit)
  • University
  • Tibetan Buddhism with HH Dalai Lama
  • Theravadin Buddhism a monk for a year
  • Teaching English in Japan
  • ………and that just takes me up to my early thirties

Sigh but my memory is quite fresh.

Wrestling with Hub Pages at the moment – they don’t like me…..

Here’s my favourite video, the gasometer reminds me of behind Kensal Green cemetery as a child by the canal with the gas works behind….hmmm Kensal Green another blog post…

 

 

 

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