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August 2008

Guilt and Christianity | Getting caught up | Becoming immobilized

By | Beliefs, Christianity, Cool Things, Issues, Me | No Comments

I just read a great post by Pete from http://withoutwax.tv a Pastor.

pleas read it first its only short… HERE

it is related to the main article found here by Relevant magazine.. HERE

My comment on the post is this

Gosh there are allot of posts so ill keep mine short…

I think that as a Christian we should focusing much more on the things mentioned…
we should be driven to lives of holiness by passion—passion for God, passion for the lost, passion for the Gospel, passion for each other.

i think we get seriously caught up on what we are doing wrong and what we have to fix rather than striving to more like Christ…

hence we can end up getting caught up in a downward spiral of depression and guilt that it actually stops us doing what is right and what God has planed for use hence we can become immobilized and actually end up not doing anything at all..

please check out my blog.. http://trwest.com/blog/

It was really interesting as i was talking about this with a friend about an hour ago and now this post pops up in my reader and is exactly the same thing… God must have been involved on that one…

do let me know if anyone can relate to this or just comment on Petes blog but it would be nice to see some comments..

Jomo Kenyatta Airport Inside Baggage Reclaim.

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Jomo Kenyata Airport from the inside

Jomo Kenyata Airport from the inside

I took this one when i landed in nairobi a few months ago… it was nice as there wasnt too many people yet. Apparently it is not allowed but i think i managed to get away with it…

I quite like teh perspective effect especialy the way the lights go of into the distance.. I thought the dark brown toned effect worked well with this one as its is quite old fashioned and 80’s looking in there..

Kitsurfing in Diani, Kenya.

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It was really blowing so we rigged up eh boards and kites and headed down to the beach.. josh was really excited and so was i…. We both wanted to get going so we got in a bit of a cafufle over who should launch who any way i won so i got going straight away.. I realised that my 17.5 was just a bit big for the conditions so mum ran up and got my new 12 metre flexi atom 08… thanks mum…

The new flexi was really great so smooth and easy to use…  also good and easy hangtime… i couldnt believe the ease of use compared to my 17.5 machine. The bar pressure was also so light compared…

I kited until it was dark and it was so cool just cruising on the flat water whilst the sun went down…

Lets hope the wind pics up today as its been raining a bit…

Drive to Diani, Kenya.

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We set off at 5:30 AM with the car all loaded up with mostly Kite Gear it was so funny as all of it was just Kitesurfing gear…

It was my first time driving down to the coast and it was a pretty hard trip especially for the first 120 Kilometers.

It was so bumpy the the whole car was just ratling and its not that bad a car, toyota prado, the other scary thing was the driving through athi river.. dark dusty busy was not the best of conditions…

We got into Mombasa time around lunch time and made our way through the incredibly busy mombasa town it was so mad, the pushing and shoving and people jumping in the road was the just a few issues i had..

Once we got to likoni our ferry cross was really great.. straight through and we managed to keep the AC running whilst we were on it..

Then of down to Diani past Tiwi past Ukunda left just before Ukunda right at the bottom and we were there finally……. Kiting Continues…

Little Wasini Island Boy | Kenya

By | Candid, Portrait, Seaside | No Comments

Thus was a litle boy that i thought was pretty sweet playing on the old boats

This was a litle boy that i thought was pretty sweet playing on the old boats. I visisted Wasini Island, one of the last islands before you arrive in Tanzanean waters. As we were all leaving the island after having a lovely seafood meal this boy was watching all the tourists leave… Its such a wierd contrast as he lives there and its his home but for us visting is was a tourist atraction. Its quite powerfull as there is a sense of pain or anger in his eyes… What can we do about it?

New Blog | by Theme Lab | Mashups | Lazy??

By | Coding, Cool Things, Design | No Comments

I stumbled upon this theme that you are currently looking at while I was looking though several… its funny as I stuck with a them by: styleshout | Theme by: Theme Lab . I know its a bit of a cop out in the sense of not designing my own but the thing is it would probably take me weeks to get to grips with doing my own desig…. besides i intend to change the main header image to something that  i have done.

I have been really enjoying adding all sorts of great plug ins to my blog and have found the lightbox 2 one pretty cool along with the all in one SEO one… i have also added super cache and that will hopefully speed things up….(its not like i had the type of traffic that they were talking about.. They said plus one hndred can update the cash frequently so that’s the setting i have put it on… I have also enabled the external link url plug in so that my nav bar or any post can link to an external url…. its a great one as i have other links that i want people to go too..

The problem or dilema i have is that i am not really good enough to design my own wp blog with all the PHP and coding that is needed but i am good at tweeking things and utilizing all the different API’s and plug ins and various functions…

PLEASE let me know your thoughts as i feel that i should be doing it all my self but what’s the point if others have done it and can probably done it better… ( i know that sounds apathetic or quite post-modern of me) its more of a case of learning from others and increasing this ever increasing web cocktail that is evidently the way forward.

The thing is that worpress has thousands of people working together on optimizing code and its all free so what more can one ask for.

I intend to migrate my whole site and portfolio over to worpress as its by far the easiest system that i have come across and it will help me update things quicker compared to editing and ading in each thing int eh html and then uploading this via FTP. Currently my bounce rate is terrible according to my google analytics as my home page is rubbish and boring.. so having it as my blog wil enable me too keep things interesting for my viewers..

So Comments please on if i am being lazy and what your thughts are on onlie mashups of plugins and other web aplications. PLEASE LET ME KNOW

Best Mate Philly D and Lovely Katy S

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Querky PD and KS

Querky PD and KS

This photo is of my best friend Phil Downing and his lovely girlfriend Katy Slater. I was playing around with layering effects and one of the ones that i noticed was the overlay with gaussian filter… this creates a nice soft focus effect. I then made it black and white and realised it complimented the faces really (as is the case with black and white). I then toned the colourful areas to keep that bit of querkynes that i feel reflects a certain side of them both. Please Comment on it…