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Show Me the Money!!

The famous scene from Jerry Maguire with Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr always brings a smile to my face. I’m not as focussed on making money as Cuba Gooding Jr’s character in Jerry Maguire, but I don’t work for free or do things that benefit others unilaterally. I’ve been blogging and running websites for […]

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Eircode vs UK Postcodes

Eircode has launched as Ireland’s official postcode system.. A LOT has been written about the issues with how it’s been rolled out, including some rather “impressive” faux pas like sending Eircodes to dead people .. However one of the things that I was curious about was the lookup system. The Eircode website offers a lookup […]

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Maybe It’s Time To “Cull” My T-Shirts

I wear t-shirts most of the time. I sometimes wear shirts, but I’m generally more comfortable in t-shirts. So over the years I’ve amassed quite a large number of geeky, funny, weird t-shirts, as well as a reasonable number of t-shirts from specific events. While some of the t-shirts are fun / cool. Others are […]

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AIB Irony

AIB is one of Ireland’s largest banks. I use it for my personal banking, while the company also uses them for pretty much everything. I’ve had my issues with them in the past. Most recently their rather “nutty” handling of phone calls has really peeved me. You can read more about this here. Short version […]

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AIB Take Logic To New Low

Both my personal and business credit cards are with AIB. From time to time credit card services need to contact me. Unfortunately a lot of the calls I get from them and other parts of the bank come from a blocked number ie. I cannot see who is calling me when I answer the call […]

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Cutting Student Grants Is Dumb

This morning I was listening to the news on RTE radio, as I do most weekday mornings. I was shocked to hear that our “beloved” government is considering slashing  3rd level grants. (Oddly the article I linked to suggests that the grants currently aren’t means tested – they were when I had one) I attended […]

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It’s Paddy NOT Patty

This weekend is a long weekend here in Ireland. It’s our national holiday – St Patrick’s Day. Now I could ramble on about the history or the culture, but let’s face it that’s not what I’m interested in writing about. I’ll keep it very very simple. It’s St. Patrick. Patrick or Padraig. So it’s either […]

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