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Archive for August 2005


written by CraigBeattie on August 31st, 2005 @ 11:14 PM. edit (admin only)

maisy on the stairs Posted by Picasa


written by CraigBeattie on August 31st, 2005 @ 11:13 PM. edit (admin only)

maisy close up Posted by Picasa

No birdies left now

written by CraigBeattie on August 31st, 2005 @ 11:09 PM. edit (admin only)

Sadly all our birds have now passed away. Perhaps best with Maisy’s arrival.

Time and time again

written by CraigBeattie on August 31st, 2005 @ 12:05 AM. edit (admin only)

As I wrote earlier I’d recently read the da vinci code – excellent book in my opinion – not least because the small number of characters gives it a simplicity and the content matter harks back to my roman catholic upbringing. The challenges the book offers are most interesting and has made me think back to decisions I made (or perhaps failed to make in my youth). I remember quite distinctly (distinct memories are rare for me) at the age of eleven standing in the back of St. Georges church (Anglican – FYI) and seeing an advert seeking young men to join the priest hood. At the time this appealed to me and I considered it quite seriously for some time (distinctness of memory fades here). So now at 29 I no longer attend church – why? When I was younger and asked that question I would likely have replied that I didn’t see the value in the rituals associated with the Church. I observed that some were taken from elsewhere but the answers i.e. why we do them didn’t seem to come across. The classic prayer with the hands placed flat together seems to be a Buddhist thing – the hands are placed together to complete the energy pathways through the body. I think this is still a valid assessment and arguably I still feel that way. Has my path found me more answers? Not lately I guess, but I think it has. You know I started writing this thinking I would come to a no conclusion – hehe. What answers might you ask? Actually maybe more questions, but the path is clear and I think I’ve an idea what the objective is I think – and I’m keenly aware I don’t have the willing to reach it.

Hmm…. Interesting brain dump this – for me anyway. The path continues – for now it is learning the nei gung of the wu dang t’ai chi club.



written by CraigBeattie on August 31st, 2005 @ 12:00 AM. edit (admin only)

Ordered a PSP – moment of weakness there really. Some really interesting features are there. I’m most interested because of the wi-fi capability and the web browser. The capability of playing music and video is most interesting – the screen on the device is truly impressive. Of course, the 3D capability and promising array of games had nothing to do with it!

Boxes and Arrows: Use of Narrative in Interactive Design

written by CraigBeattie on August 27th, 2005 @ 12:36 PM. edit (admin only)

A most interesting approach – something I would like to look into further. Need also to review stuff I’d like to put up on this blog so much to do – so little time :)

Boxes and Arrows: Use of Narrative in Interactive Design

just read the da vinci code

written by CraigBeattie on August 26th, 2005 @ 01:15 AM. edit (admin only)

liked it :)


written by CraigBeattie on August 18th, 2005 @ 01:27 AM. edit (admin only)

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The arrival of darkmoon faire

written by CraigBeattie on August 6th, 2005 @ 02:31 AM. edit (admin only)

Posted by Picasa Ajax on Rails

written by CraigBeattie on August 4th, 2005 @ 07:04 PM. edit (admin only)

Lots of interesting technologies here. Most interesting. Ajax on Rails

long time no blog

written by CraigBeattie on August 4th, 2005 @ 06:46 PM. edit (admin only)

well much has happened but apparently not blogging. I’ve just pointed my address to this blog so thought I should add a line in here.

Just recovering from sunburn at the minute after spending time with my family in Eastbourne. Hope to post more soon.