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Camera Recommendations?

I currently have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200. It’s fine as cameras go, though I have found its ability to take multiple shots in quick succession a bit lacking. I’ve taken it on multiple trips to different parts of the globe, including my recent trip to Peru, or to the much closer steam rally over in […]

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Clear Skies to Start the day

Nice clear blue skies with barely any clouds. That’s what greeted me this morning when I stepped outside the back door of my house for a coffee before heading into the office. Gorgeous start to the day and such a contrast with yesterday’s rather damp and overcast weather! Related Posts:Video: Some More Drone Flying Around […]

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Aretha Franklin in Blues Brothers

Probably the best way to remember Aretha Franklin is with her music. Here she is doing a fantastic rendition of “Think” in the classic film “Blues Brothers” She might be gone, but her music will live on. Related Posts:Reliving the 90s In GermanyMoby With Heather GrahamBeardyman SuperMarketMuppets Revive Queen?A Different Take On Classical Music Perchance?

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Lighting Inspiration Wanted

I’ve been in my house now for about 18 months. Of course there are still things I need to do, but for the most part there’s nothing “pressing”.  One thing, however, has been bugging me a little. Lighting. While I sorted out the lighting in the main areas of the house fairly quickly, I’ve still […]

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Enjoying Vintage Steam in Stradbally

This weekend was a bank holiday and the weather was pretty good, if a little overcast. So I thought I’d head over to Stradbally to the annual steam rally. The event runs over two days and is held in fields outside Stradbally.  And I took my camera (no, not my phone camera – an actual […]

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Microsoft localised message in Irish language

Microsoft Localisation Fun

Microsoft like a lot of software companies offers localised versions of their software and services. So as a user you can choose which language you want to use in their applications and interfaces. I usually use English for most software I have running across my devices, though I do have multiple language keyboards setup on […]

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Jim Jefferies : This is me now

A few months ago I saw Jim Jefferies live in London’s Eventim Apollo . It was part of his world tour, but also happened to be the evening that they were filming the show for a Netflix special That special was finally released last Friday: As always the show is hilarious and definitely for a […]

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Amazon Finally Launches Prime Delivery in Ireland

After what seems to be aeons of Amazon treating Ireland like a second class citizen they’re finally launching “Amazon Prime” in the Irish market. In an email I got earlier today they’re announcing “unlimited two-day delivery” with Amazon Prime to Irish addresses. It’s not very clear how they decide which items qualify for the free […]

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Dry Hot Weather Reveals Ancient Past

Ireland and the UK have had very dry hot weather for the last couple of weeks. While there are both positive and negative aspects to the hot weather there’s also an unexpected side effect – the dry hot weather has revealed traces of the past that were otherwise invisible. In Wales and now in Ireland: […]

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