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Planning and starting 2015. a Picture board.

Picture Board for 2015

Picture Board for 2015

Well I have been a little quite on my blog during the holidays and into the new year, I hope you all had a great holiday period πŸ™‚

To start 2015 here, I just wanted to say a huge thank-you to anyone who has been visiting this blog since I started it about two years ago. Thank you for your many likes and great comments I have enjoyed sharing my images and the places I visited and also enjoyed reading and visiting so many other blogs from around the world πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Starting a new year is always a challenge, we are all meant to reinvent the wheel and take on life in a new way – aren’t we !!

Maybe however the best plan is to just look at what you have been doing with your life and just build on these areas, I sat down on Monday morning and put a little picture board together of the things I want to build on during the year ahead, these areas are included in the images there.

I am going to start to look at how I can include some new areas in posts here, it could be that I start some new blogs in word-press and then just place links here if the posts are not relating to photography etc ….. ?

Almost all my posts to date have been mainly about the places here in Ireland that I have visited along with some poetry and art that I wanted to share, this year I am going to share the things I am learning or doing a little bit more !

Violin and Music Plans

For the last few years I have been learning and planing the Violin and I want to share a little more about these experiences and the type of music I love playing the most.


I am not an advanced or a professional player but love to play and learn, I feel that music like many things is not about being the finished item but about journeying your way through a learning process and having some great fun along the way !!!


Computer development skills and plans

For a large part of my life I worked in the I.T. industry, starting back in the 1980’s on IBM main frame systems, mainly programming in Cobol/rpg and C++ during my time. I want to start to share a little about some plans I have to get back and then keep in touch with these skills.

Raspberry Pi

This will most likely be a new Blog !!!

I also would like to start to share how I see the current computer industry, when I started training in ( I.T. ) it was not easy to get the skills you needed however it was much easier however to see how you could apply yourself to these skills. Today with the internet and you-tube etc … its must easier to put skills together but less easy to see how these skills can be used, mainly due to the all controlling Microsoft !!!

Over the last three years or so however, there is a growing change in the area of small scale computing and its nothing to do with tablets or phones , it’s in small computers such as the credit card computers or Development boards, systems like the Raspberry Pi here above – have sold well over a million units in a very short time and have been followed by many other single board PC’s like the cubie-truck.

These systems have reset the computer industry back to a time when learning about computer technology was not about Microsoft windows and it many ( problems, virus, its costs, and its latest versions ) but about being able to learn fully and openly what a computer can do and at the cost of the hardware only, these computers use Linux OS – as their operating systems and as such follow almost the entire growing world of none Microsoft based devices such as (Apples OS-x, Android phones, Bare-metal devices(using machine coded applications), Linux based desktop and laptop systems along with internet servers and cloud servers).

I want to share something about this area of modern computing, from a very basic level to a level that shows just how the two systems in the images here the (Raspberry pi and Cubie-truck – boards) can be used both independently and along side a windows based computer, many of the current engineering and science fairs show projects using just these kind of devices !


Photography Plans

I will still be posting lots of images and articles on locations here in Ireland!


One thing I want to do very much is to capture my local landscape as we move from the winter months into spring !


16 responses

  1. lyonsroarforgod

    Sounds like wonderful plans for 2015! πŸ™‚

    January 8, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    • Hello Lisa πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      All great fun , thats the plan anyway πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      I hope you have a great 2015 !!!!!

      January 8, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      • lyonsroarforgod

        Thanks, Nigel! πŸ™‚

        January 9, 2015 at 1:22 pm

  2. What an agenda! πŸ™‚ I’m happy to get in a wee post a day.

    January 8, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    • Hello πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Well I have been thinking its a lot but the plan is to post as part of study notes, so I am hoping that its made easier that way.

      I can then also come back to posts as-well !!!

      January 8, 2015 at 3:36 pm

  3. Looking forward to your new adventures!!!

    January 8, 2015 at 6:07 pm

  4. I like your thinking for 2015. I’m looking forward to your posts. Happy New Year!

    January 9, 2015 at 11:37 pm

  5. poppytump

    Love your idea board Nigel . Sounds like you’ll be very busy but in a good way for you . Wonderful start to the new year !

    January 10, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    • Hello Poppy ,

      Thank you , always visual first πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      January 13, 2015 at 9:47 pm

  6. Fascinating and interesting stuff all of your thoughts and plans, Nigel ⭐ πŸ™‚

    January 11, 2015 at 10:58 am

    • Hello Hanna πŸ™‚

      Thank you – I hope you have a great year ahead πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      January 13, 2015 at 9:47 pm

      • Thanks, Nigel πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        January 13, 2015 at 10:19 pm

  7. Looking forward to it all Nigel.

    January 11, 2015 at 2:18 pm

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