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It’s simple to use, simple to get your hands on and simple to share but P2P doesn’t appear that simple when you want to implement it. Don’t get me wrong, the concept is not totally alien to me: Sure I set up a client and it makes itself known to others, possibly advertising a hash… Read More »P2P

It’s Alive, it’s alive!

For a couple of weeks now I’ve been struggling with the task of sorting out a sensible network connection for my Mac Mini that Siân is using in her studio. Sadly I had the foresight to buy the Mini without the Airport option and there was just no aesthetically pleasing way to run an ethernet… Read More »It’s Alive, it’s alive!

Alas poor CJ

At 10:00 AM this morning former Irish Taoiseach, Charles Haughey, passed away after a long fight against cancer. Whatever opinions may have been circulated about the former Taoiseach, I’m sure that everyone on this island will admit that CJ was certainly one of the great characters of Irish politics. Good or bad, he purveyed a… Read More »Alas poor CJ

Psychic Retort

Looks like Pat Kenny is being brought up over a comment he made about a psychic telephone service. He seemingly made unacceptable comments about the worth of the service that now has the psychics in a very angry state. I guess they should have seen it coming… (cough, cough) source: Irish Times Note: Irish Times… Read More »Psychic Retort

Pint of Order

It would appear that Irish people spend 3 times more on alcohol than our EU counterparts. Not making light of a serious situation but doesn’t alcohol cost 3 times as much in Ireland than it does in most other EU countries? source: Irish Times Note: Irish Times article may require login

What is wrong with this country?

In recent days we have seen the controversy over the statutory rape legislation in Ireland. Yesterday a man sentenced for the rape of a 12-year-old girl was set free because somebody had exposed a loophole in the legislation. What kind of person goes looking for loopholes in such legislation and what kind of person defends… Read More »What is wrong with this country?

Taxing Times for Childminders

A story in the Times today covers how only 170 out of an estimated 37,000 childminders in the country have applied for a tax exemption brought in by the last budget. The article reflects, much like I did after reading the headline, that many childminders probably don’t want to register as they are already living… Read More »Taxing Times for Childminders


I have given up on the pursuit of unattainable web pages and instead have just started to research/investigate the various aspects of DRM with respect to the sharing of video content. Naturally the first stop for such things would be MPEG-21 and possibly the Open Mobile Alliance who have their own DRM solution currently on… Read More »DRM

Yahoo on eBay

Yahoo and eBay have just announced that they are going to collaborate on several initiatives in the near future. Expect to see plenty of eBay links in Yahoo! search results and so forth. It will be interesting to see what effect this has on Yahoo usage. Hopefully the indexing will be conducted in a sensible… Read More »Yahoo on eBay