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Has it been 5 years?

Wow haven’t touched this blog for 5 years. A great historical record. Well you will be pleased to know that I bought a new computer. Its absolutely spiffing and two years on it is still above spec for high end computers. I bought a 27″ monitor and its gorgeous. My windows into the world (I still have my 22″ as a second monitor). I have also in the past month renewed my membership with The RSA and am back to being a Fellow!

RSA Member

We have started a forum and its wonderful. I am learning so much.

I have started a digital literacy mission.
It started with OlderCitizens.com / .org / WordPress as I thought older citizens can have a voice. I have since realised that ALL citizens need a voice so registered YoungerCitizens.com and MatureCitizens.com. On these sites are tutorials as to how to create a WordPress blog for free. If you don’t have a blog go to one of the sites and get one.

Will stay in touch…….

 

 

 

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Dublin Web Summit Update

©2010 DublinWebSummit is a registered business name of Irish Business Link. It is not affiliated with dublinwebsummit.com

Here Is The Intro

Here Is The Conference:


NewThinking.info has the video in a better format but its a bit slow because of the owl

Why did the organizers of the dot com address throw away millions by not streaming the event? 5 bucks to view each keynote speaker of choice. 15 bucks unlimited access. Sell the vids, sell the t shirts, sell the complete transcripts. Access freebies. Jesus guys it was a Gig! Duh…Of Course they could have streamed it for free and helped make the world a better place….btw just for the craic I let the template put in hyper links.

In the longer term I plan to create a Virtual Dublin within Blue Mars. It will Have a Hub :
This Hub will be a fusion of elements, Virtual and Real.

The Hub will be a Distribution of web addresses that have identifiers:

  • .net Will be a network of the most common networking applications.
  • LinkedIn, Facebook, Blue Mars, Twitter
  • .biz Will be instruction into Microsoft Office and SharePoint, coupled with Blogging. As an adjunct html will be learnt. HTML is the language of the web and its principles and common tags need to be known
  • .org will be accessing Free Stuff of which there is an awesome amount.

.info will provide the overview….

Oh Dear I wish people would wake up. eCollege.bz for training

Heres my speech I didn’t give:

Hi Everybody!Philip from Bog Of Allen dot com (one day people will say “Hi Dr. Phil”) . Anyone got a camera phone, an Internet connection and a Youtube account? I have, someone else film this please and put it on Youtube. Anyone got a Laptop a webcam and Skype? Ok we can stream this live over the net to at least 1 person. Ok. People say Twitter is inane people just talk about their pets and what they had for breakfast. Heres my Tweet. Oh Ladies? Could you write this down? I would ask a man to do it but it involves Thinking Writing and Listening and we all know men can’t multi task (And still get paid 40% more than you!) Anyway my Tweet:

My Cat Eats Toast Freud Loved Cats and Cocaine Merchant Bankers Rule on drug money BeKool dot net with a k #craic #crs

OK? My Cat (my pet) eats Toast, Toast is really important. When the first black proto human (OMG we are descended from Blacks? Thats worse than being descended from monkeys) was on the African savannah and a lightening bolt set the place on fire he said “Great, Now I can make Toast!” Freud a buzz word – hey guys remember when you were a kid and you saw your mum in a bra and felt stirrings? Oh scary stuff. Freud loved cats he said “Time spent with Cats is never wasted. ” When he discovered Cocaine he thought he had found the answer to all humankinds problems (some people still do) until his best mate OD ed on the Stuff. Merchant Bankers Rule on Drug Money who bailed out the banks to the tune of over 300 million dollars in cash? Coke dealers laundering their drug money. Be Kool dot net with a k advertises my web site. #craic in Irish, a bit of craic, any craic means FUN! I spelt it for them in case there were coke users in the audience (crack cocaine) and finally #crs = cockney rhyming slang Merchant Bankers = Wankers. Wankers Rule ! thanks Be Happy

Shame I never got to deliver it……oh OnlyOwls dot com is really Kool. so BeKool dot net with a k

I Love Cool Iris

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Dublin Web Summit

Web Entrepreneur sinks into Irish Bog at Twitter / Skype /Youtube Conference

A Brief History Of The Bog is here from 200 AD to 1979

Bog Of Allen Tullamore Ireland: One year ago application was made to the Offaly County Enterprise Board (OCEB) for funding of “Weddings On The Internet dot com”. Using the latest software and Internet resources people at a wedding would sms pictures of weddings they were attending from their mobile phones for incorporation into a web site which would be live within an hour of receipt at a customized URL. Research at that time predicted the possible demise of cameras, as mobile phone technology was so advanced as to risk redundancy. Microsoft was backing the company providing ANY Microsoft software free of charge in perpetuity. The application fulfilled ALL the criteria for a business startup.

· It was refused on the grounds that the internet was not within the board’s purview.

In March 2010, research begun in 1986 by myself, culminated in a product that, supported by M.I.T. and others and detailed in a 1992 BBC Documentary Called “Hyperland”, the first working Micon (Moving Icon) was created. A 62 page research document was presented. See Micons.org. Application was made to OCEB for a grant of 3000 euros to develop this product.

· OCEB provided a patent lawyer. He said the product needed developing. OCEB refused further assistance.

In September 2010 application was made for 200 euros to assist myself to attend the Dublin Web Summit conference on 28th October to report for my registered online newspaper “Internet News”. This was billed by the Irish Times as a very significant event. The founders of Skype, YouTube and Twitter were to be keynote speakers.

· A week ago OCEB said they were too busy to consider it.

“Dear Philip, s you are aware the board is operating with reduced budgets in the current year and is attempting to support as many businesses as possible to staArt or grow their business. I regret…” Sean Ryan. It took OCEB 6 weeks to reply to my request.

On 14th October 2010 Irish Examiner : County and city enterprise boards (CEBs) are to get a €3.3m funding boost, creating more than 450 jobs, Taoiseach Brian Cowen announced today. The money will be channeled through the CEBs to help new businesses get off the ground and support existing ones re 9000 people are unemployed. I am disabled (mental health) and my only income is disability allowance of 195 euros per week. I run 80 global domains and 20 blogs. I have my own web hosting company.. http://bogofallen.coom/info.htmll refers. refers.

I will also be protesting a

to keep staff. I guess no one told Sean Ryan head of Offaly County Enterprise Board.

Outside the conference I will protest, vehemently and noisily at the ineptitude of government funded organisations in the Taoiseach’s constituency of Tullamore whe

t the inadequacies of Dublin Web Summit for using old fashioned ”Technology” in presenting the summit. Last week I attended a state of the art conference on line with the capacity of 4000 and available free of charge to anyone with an internet connection. It was run by an EU funded UK company ( d|labs ) and hosted by Avatar Reality based in Hawaii. It cost the organisers nothing. It occurred live in real time. http://onlybluemars.com refers.

Philip Finlay-Bryan B.Sc. (Hons) MA

Microsoft Certified Professional (Excel)

Microsoft Partner ID: Organization: Irish Secure Internet Services ID: 2698846

Microsoft Bizspark ID: Irish Secure Internet Services

Contact Philip Finlay-Bryan Category Consulting Services MSDN Subscription ID:

1400038768 Windows Live ID philipjamesbryan@live.com

I am a developer with Blue Mars a 3D social Networking environment based in Hawaii.

I am EU representative for Ireland for SME’s 2010 Business week

I am a member of the Irish Internet Association on LinkedIn and the Web 2.0 working group in California

I am an Editor for Wikipedia

SKYPE: Philip Finlay-Bryan pjfbncyl

TWITTER: @pjfbncyl Tweets : Your Tweets 4,439

YOUTUBE: http://youtube.com/philipjamesbryan I have made 220 videos

I run a fan site blog for a BBC 6Music Dj Shaun Keaveny http://blog.shaunkeaveny.com

Distribution:

The Irish Times (Done)

Brian Cowen TD Constituency Office Tullamore (Done)

Tullamore Tribune (Done)

Offaly Independent (Done)

Metro Herald (Dublin) (Done)

Hawaii Tribune Herald (Done)

Aloha, Press Release incorporating Avatar Reality who are based in Honolulu. A Protest will be held at The Dublin Web Summit on 28th October. Bog Of Allen dot com refers. My understanding of Hawaii can be seen in my tribute to Israel “IZ” Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole on TechnologyIsMe dot Blip dot TV. You have my permission to publish the Press Release. Avatar Reality are Breaking New Ground with Partnerships world wide. They should be recognised. Jim Sink the CEO knows me, in Blue Mars as Dude Starship. I am 61 and disabled (Mental Health) I have not needed medication for 18 months. I am doing extremely well. Avatar Reality have made a significant difference to my well being. Please publish something. BogofAllen.com refers Mahalo Nui Loa With Respect Philip Finlay-Bryan B.Sc (Hons) MA

Gazette Live (Teeside UK) (Done via Forum)

Im getting into trouble and its all your fault

by Micons »

I wanted to attend a conference in Dublin. Its really important. Founders of Skype Twitter and Youtube are going to be there. I cannot go because I am broke. DLAB at Teeside University hosted a conference on line last week. http://onlybluemars.com It was Free. Because you lot have set a bad example by doing Very Important Things for Free because it cost you nothing, you have set a bad example as far as all of us growing and becoming better and more interesting Human Beings. So Im going up to Dublin on Thursday to cause a Stink! Publically In A Very Very Loud voice. I will try to bring Dublin to a standstill or at least slow it down. Us Brits are not known for being shy! As you know one person can sorta make a difference …. My **** Release is Here. http://bogofallen.comGive us a hand please to Wake People Up, that its NOT all Gloom and Doom, that some of us are doing important stuff to overcome the madness of the “Merchant Bankers” who rule our lives. Just because Im disabled (manic depressive like Spike Milligan) and 61 years old wont stop me. So Don’t Panic Things Are in hand.

Phil aka Dude Starship

The Huffington Post (Done)

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UPDATED AFTER REFLECTION

The Flyer

STOP PRESS: I HAVE JUST RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM OFFALY COUNTY COUNCIL:

at 8.30 am this morning I placed my business card measuring 8.5cms x 5cms with “Bog of Allen” written on it. I Placed the card in a Cars door sill so that it would not blow away and litter. I told the person in reception that I had Done This. She said ok and can I have one. At 11.54 am I received a phone call purporting to be from the council 05793 46800 (They Masked Their ID) that I am to be prosecuted AND Fined for littering. My Response : See You In Court. Come visit me in MountJoy as I Wiil not pay! I spent months, mostly without pay authoring Their Web site (link here in the Internet Archive) in March 2000 to April 2001 If You look at the source code

meta name=”Author”

content=”pfb”

philp finlay-bryan Typical BIFFO!

Response : I passed a skip grabbed suitable materials and made this the text reads :Official Offaly County Council say BogOfAllen.com is (in very very small letTers)to Be FINE (in very very small letter) D (in very very smal letters ) For LitTering. I paraded up and down from 4.30pm to 6pm.

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A New World

Tis is the Youtube Edit:


Today marked an historic event for Blue Mars and perhaps a glimpse of the future of how virtual reality and the real world are now indisputably partners. I made this video prior to the conference.

I made this comment on their blog:

I Love It! Very impressive! I make videos of Blue Mars, have been for the past year and I am usually the first when a new city comes on line. I am not an employee of Avatar Reality so I do tend to shoot from the hip, I speak my mind in the Forums . I am a [Guide] . I am also a born and bred Londoner. So there’s my CV. You have been developing this for a while, it shows. Your beginning tutorial conforms with proper educational learning techniques. Perfect. You are Business Oriented, excellent, lets make money. Your design and features are NOT second life, I make this point as you have adopted the innovative design and ethos of Blue Mars. It is Not a game, you understand and demonstrate this. I call it a chat room with nice curtains, guess I have to upgrade to Conference and Design Centre now. Your Teleportation system is superb. In every other city in Blue Mars I have eschewed tps as I like to explore on foot. (I do like flying though so perhaps incorporate a Hover Spawn) Your City is the first in BM where I will teleport by choice. Congratulations Dudes (non gender specific) and Welcome To Blue Mars. Be Proud! Your video is being uploaded as we speak philipjamesbryan on Youtube

Philip Finlay-Bryan B.Sc (Hons) MA
Dude Starship aka Micons aka Bitchy

P.S. I design web sites if you need a hand, we can do a Quid Pro Quo … do get a favicon for your site.. it takes 30 seconds and its free…


The Conference started just after 9 am UK Time, this is the second hour.

For the sake of brevity, I reduced the quality and because I encountered a hardware glitch on my computer which was recording the event after 36 minutes, the video is incomplete. I was watching it on my 21 inch widescreen monitor the software was running on my 14 inch linked secondary monitor. Remember and note this :

  • I was in Ireland conecting to a server in Hawaii
  • Jim was in Honolulu
  • DLabs were in the UK streaming the conference to the server in Hawaii
  • One (and there were others) Mako was in Australia, we chatted during the conference
  • There was a live audience in the UK watching us
  • I think Jims presentation slides were on a computer in the UK and he was manipulating them from Hawaii?

The message? One World interacting in real time via The Internet in a 3d Environment. I have seen the future and, friends, I am living it. Actually what we were doing was: We were sharing one networked computer

I have been part of The Blue Mars Community for almost exactly one year. It has not been a wasted year, it has assured my future in the 21st Centuary. I fell proud and honoured, a little humbled but mainly very very excited.. You weren’t there? Shame…..

So folks Be Kool dot net

P.S. Bitchy on her perch in Welcome wearing her halloween costume. One guy rushed up to look at her…. face. Said she was pretty…

bitchy

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Carpe Diem ~ Seize The Day

Flat Fact : Carpe diem is a phrase from a Latin poem by Horace. It is popularly translated as “seize the day”. Carpe means “pick, pluck, pluck off, gather”, but Horace used the word to mean “enjoy, make use of”..” And Idtei gave me Bucky

Enjoy, Make Use Of, Gather

For me, when I see something cool I enjoy it and then I MAKE USE OF IT! I Seize it. My PA had logged off my account and logged in to hers. When I was back in front of my computer I started Google.

WTF? Wow thats cool! What is it? I looked at the source of the page and it was described as a buckyball. Hmm, new to me. I did some searching and REsearching. Wow thats interesting. I should know this…did a bit more researching ….hmmm Fullerene… Great a little vid explaining it. Right I’ll seize that, so i turned it into an animation BECAUSE I KNOW HOW TO DO STUFF!! Here is the result >>>

I am now an expert in Molecular Dynathingys so please call me Prof Phil. Yea, right “Look daddy pretty moving pictures… ” but i do know more than I did yesterday and someone sometime somewhere might explain it to me.AND its now on my book shelf in my Library. You can download it and save it too if you wish. Bottom Line : Molecules especially this one are pretty goddamn important and just help me realise what an amazing universe we live in. Im not THAT bright I just work hard and love what I do. This helps a bit:

Fullerenes are a group of molecules made with only carbon atoms. These molecules exhibit very special properties. The reason why scientists are interested in understanding the behavior of fullerenes is because they have extra ordinary properties in superconductivity, electricity and elasticity. They could have numerous applications to improve many of our existing products and develop new products. There are lots of unexplained answers regarding the behavior of fullerenes. It is believed that making simulations of these molecules is the most safe and efficient approach.

I was chatting to my friend Idtei and out of the blue she mentioned Buckminster Fuller ! OMG gf you star! Look:

Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983)[1] was an American engineer, author, designer, inventor, and futurist.

Fuller published more than 30 books, inventing and popularizing terms such as “Spaceship Earth”, ephemeralization, and synergetics. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, the best known of which is the geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their resemblance to geodesic spheres.

Bucky = Buckminster Bucky Ball. Oh Idtei I do love you you are a supastar!

Or was it out of the blue? Shes damned clever…..

More? Ok:

eCollegeCourses
“Time and Tide Waits For No Man” [sic] btw sic = This word is sometimes inserted in a quotation [sic], to call attention to the fact that some remarkable or inaccurate expression, misspelling, or the like, is literally reproduced. So many of our stock phrases use the masculine “Man” , for me this engenders the male superiority trip dissing Woman again. So use it please if you must quote.

{Geraldine B: could you ignore this next bit, as it is not formalised yet}
In life we must be aware of things around us. Yesterday I was walking around my home town eyes and ears akimbo when I heard a woman speaking agitatedly on the phone. “No, its closed! I don’t know if there is another cybercafé in town….” Huh? I went to Patrick’s door and yes sure enough the signs had gone. MyOffice Cybercafé was Gone! Philip : “Seize The Day!” I went home an hour later I had produced this :

Please consider the following: Tullamore has no cybercafé
In 1995 I started training people in ECDL type course. In 1998 I opened a cybercafé called Midnet. Both were very very successful. Often the cybercafé had to turn people away. When ECDL proper came out we were a registered training centre. We ran courses 4 nights a week and did this for nearly two years non-stop. It was very very successful. We were a wireless ISP, whereby you could connect to the Internet wirelessly within line of site from 5 Bridge Street. The mast is still there. We had repeater masts so we covered all the way to Charleville Castle. The Offaly County Enterprise Board were connected to the Internet through us. We designed web sites for Offaly County Council, the Midland Regional Authority and the Bridge House. We had (and have now) a secure server able to accept and process credit cards.
Why did we fail? Our Internet Connection cost us over £2000 per month now it would cost 60 euros. We were technologists and trainers. We lacked business acumen. I became very ill. I am no longer ill.
Today we have 9000 people unemployed. One of the key features to gaining employment is having the appropriate skills. In 2010 two vital, essential skills are knowing how to use a modern computer, especially Windows 7 and knowing how to use the internet. I am a qualified expert in both.
Consider this:
1. FÁS run wonderful on-line courses and other computer courses. I know as through them I am now a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist in Excel and by the end of the month will have my cert in PowerPoint. It would be great if folks had somewhere to practice with a knowledgeable person around to give them advice.
2. The Library has terminals and is involved with eLearning. They have four computers. It would be great if they had more but there is no reason why a cybercafé couldn’t assist.
3. Our school students need computer resources.
4. The VEC run courses, we can support the learning by having a practice area where friends could chat and practice their skills.
5. My courses can be run there. Not to replace existing courses run by official bodies but to compliment, polish and give advanced features not covered by standard courses. I am in the process of certification with FETAC
6. I will actively support those with disabilities and will have wheel chair access.
7. A cybercafé is an essential resource in any town.
Why have I asked you to read this? Because last time I did it alone. I will not make that mistake again. If I am to do this and approach the Offaly County Enterprise Board for funding I need community approval. I need a statement saying “This is a good idea, we agree with you”. If your organisation cannot do it then please give a personal statement with comments. If you have a notice board and you feel ok with this, please put it up. I am only a blow in.I walk around Tullamore and notice the empty premises. A new boutique has opened in Church Street. We now have 15 and all of them are offering huge discounts. And everybody is broke.
Philip Finlay-Bryan B.Sc. (Hons) MA C.Q.S.W. MCAS Microsoft ID : 2698846 & Bizspark Start-up
I am EU rep for Ireland for SME’s 2010 Business Week, Part of the Web 2.0 and Irish Internet Association groups.
Mobile: 086 128 0549 landline: 057 93 60653 email: pj@micons.org http://eCollegeCourses.net refers. Reply or email as soon as you can, to: Philip Finlay-Bryan 47 Church Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Please pass this on to a colleague if you can.

I photocopied a hundred and did the rounds of Professionals I knew personally, organisations I knew and shopkeepers I knew. I have 10 left.

I Seized The Day.

Epilogue : I made this this morning for Shaun’s Blog. Well, its International Beard Day and Shaun’s been chatting about it so did a bit more seizing and graphicalling.  Im in the process of setting up Neologising.com coz thats what I do. When I want a word that doesn’t exist i neologise, its kinda caught on. (ssshh its also fun). Of course to be a “proper” neologism its got to be accepted. I just like evolving language. You probably know that “Google” is a neologism and so is “Twitter”……

I Love You Micons!