The Irish postal service is generally pretty good. Most of the time you can get next day delivery on the island of Ireland, or close to it. And international mail generally works flawlessly. In common with most modern postal services An Post offers a variety of "digital" options. So now when you want to send a parcel you can weigh it yourself and do all the other bits … [Read more...] about The Irish Postal Service Failed Me!
It's 2023. I've been working "online" in some shape or form since the late 90s. While I may not know how "everything" works online, I have been doing this stuff for long enough to not be a completely naive idiot. Or at least I hope I'm not! However sometimes even I am surprised and a little shocked at how some companies play fast and loose with privacy and data. What … [Read more...] about My Privacy Has Been Sold
It's 2023. The watch on my wrist has more computing power than the desktop PCs that I used to write up my thesis in university 20 odd years ago. I've got more storage space on my wrist today than I had on my full size desktop 20 odd years ago. Actually I'll go further. The watch on my wrist has a faster processor and more RAM than the first server I got back in 2001. I'm … [Read more...] about I Sometimes Yearn For Simpler Times
I'll admit it. Wine is damn confusing. You go into a restaurant and the waiter gives you a wine menu. In some cases the choices are limited, so that makes the entire process fairly simple. But in many cases you are dealing with page after page of choices. And realistically I suspect a lot of us are just overwhelmed and end up going with something vaguely familiar. I … [Read more...] about Wine Is Confusing
I'm a bit of a Hans Zimmer fan so when I heard that he was going to be on 60 minutes I was really interested in getting my paws on the interview. It does not disappoint. If you're a hardcore Hans Zimmer fan you will probably learn a few things from it, while if you're a novice it'll give you a good introduction to the man. Here it is: Hans Zimmer is on tour again this … [Read more...] about Hans Zimmer on 60 Minutes