When I was at college, both as an undergraduate and later while I was a postgraduate, I wrote for The Irish Examiner from time to time. A lot of what I wrote was book reviews, though I also did a few feature pieces. Unfortunately most of what I wrote has vanished into the ether. Any copies I have in digital format would be on floppy disks I either don't have anymore or if I do … [Read more...] about Revisiting Old Book Reviews
A simple "thanks" can go a long way to making an online interaction that little bit smoother. I've started posting the odd review of various venues on TripAdvisor and one of the things that's really fascinated and impressed me is their emails. Every time you post a review you get a nice little "thank you" email. It's not complicated. It's not tacky, but, to me at … [Read more...] about Saying Thanks Is Good!
IMDB, which is one of my favourite sites, has a very cool 404 page which throws up random, yet amusing, quotes from well known films Here's one I got earlier: You can test it by using a bad link to IMDB like this one Related articles Infographic: IMDb By the Numbers (tdylf.com) … [Read more...] about IMDB’s Cool 404 Page
My home cinema setup has grown over the last year. First of all I had a TV and DVD, then I added more bits and pieces and upgraded various elements. While the experience of watching a bluray is definitely enjoyable, the number of remote controls I'd ended up with was proving to be painful! The solution was to invest in a universal remote control and since Amazon are now … [Read more...] about Logitech Harmony One – Quick And Dirty Review
As I mentioned the other day, Three have given me a nice new Nokia E71 to replace the N96.I've only had the phone for a few days, but so far I am very very impressed.First off there is the build quality.The N96 felt like it was cheap and nasty, while the E71 feels like it was built to last. Take a look at the back of it:The back is metal, while the N96's was weak plastic. This … [Read more...] about Nokia e71 Initial Impressions