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A bit of Computing History – USB 56k Modem

If you’re old enough you’ll remember the “joys” of getting online on dialup. I know I remember it all too well. Back then I was using Windows mostly and had to share the line with the phone, so if anyone wanted to make a phone call then my ‘net connection would be disconnected. While clearing […]

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A Bit Of Nostalgia

Years ago I used to have a silver zippo lighter. It wasn’t actual silver, but some kind of bright metal. I’ve no idea what. I had it for years. The hinge broke at one point and somebody fixed it for me, as sending it back to Zippo for repairs wasn’t something that entered our minds […]

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A Quiet Family Christmas

Christmas is one of the few times of the year when a lot of us wind down and disconnect (more or less). It’s a time for seeing family and friends and overindulging.. This year wasn’t any different and I’m delighted to say I’ve barely left the house for the last few days. Christmas dinner was […]

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I have several friends who work in law enforcement, in particular dealing with crimes against children One of them shared this video a couple of days ago, which is an Australian TV documentary. The video runs to about 45 minutes but it is well worth watching, though it is also very very disturbing: Related Posts:Is […]

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Hangovers and Age

Tonight is probably the biggest night of the year for people to party and overindulge .. So tomorrow this is the kind of scene you’ll probably either be starring in or simply observing: Happy New Year 🙂 (And yes, I am currently re-watching Scrubs on Netflix, which inspired the choice of video clip) Related Posts:Spending […]

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A Bit of Schoolboy Nostalgia

If you went to school in Ireland you probably had one of these “maths set” cases at some point. I’d forgotten about them until I spotted this one for sale in a supermarket in Midleton. Of course if it isn’t scratched and punched full of holes it probably isn’t the “genuine article” 🙂 I’m not […]

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Michele Neylon caricature

My New Caricature

I finally got my hands on the caricature that I’d commissioned Allan Cavanagh to do. What do you think? I’m not sure what I’ll use it for yet, but I’m open to suggestions. The original artwork is destined to be framed as soon as I get a chance, though I’ve no idea where I’ll put […]

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Free License To Quote

The tweet says it all Dear Pro-Choicers outside the Dáil, this tweet contains my full approval to use all the Father Ted references you want #xcase — Graham Linehan (@Glinner) July 10, 2013 Related Posts:12 Days of Christmas an Irish Comedian’s TakeFixing and Debugging Rich Media Sharing on Facebook and TwitterAmazon Advertising Services It Won’t […]

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