Paul Mobbs &
Mobbs' Environmental Investigations:
Other Interests and Resources
When your work is your hobby (or is it the other way around?) it can be difficult to tell what part is your job and what part you do for recreation. Some things, however, are clearly not work – if only because you know there's no hope that they're going to generate an income.
- Banburyshire (and beyond) Rambles Photo Journal
- I love being outdoors! Over the last few years I've documented my walks in my on-line photo journal – as I want to share the beauty of the natural world. Perhaps one day my outdoors activities will generate an income. In the mean time, I happily post my photos in the hope that it will inspire others.
- The Free Range Activism Website (FRAW)
- I've been running the FRAW web site since about 1995 (it was originally called, "Paul Mobbs' Home Page" before I registered the domain a while later). The Free Range Network isn't a group, it's a "dysorganisation" – a group of like minded people who get together and do things without any desire or expectation to turn that into something formal.
- Croughtonwatch is a project I run in co-operation with local peace activists, documenting the operations of the local USAF communications bases – USAF Croughton and USAF Barford St. John. These sites are instrumental no only in US intelligence operations across North Africa and the Middle East, but also drone/cyberwarfare operations across the region.
- The Container Archive
- I've done a number of technology projects with communities since the early 1990s. One of the most rewarding/inspirational was to go to Jamaica for a month to teach people how to recycle and install computers. I maintain The Container archive partly to publicize the wonderful work of the now sadly departed Mervin Jarman; but mostly because I hope that it might inspire other groups to so something similar.
- The electrohippies Archive
- I've been on-line since the end of the 1980s – and I've grown up not just working with computers, but building/remodelling them too. Back in the late 1990s, during the first stirrings of the anti-globalization movement, I used those skills to help some of the groups networking globally. During that time I was electrohippie (although strictly speaking 'electrohippies collective' was not a single person, but a loose network) – teaching people how to use these new technologies in support of other civil society events.