2007

Oh me, oh my

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Alas poor Joe Dolan has passed away following a sudden illness. Joe, who played for over 40 years on the Irish music scene, was well-known performer who brought great entertainment to many. Famous for hits like “Good lookin’ woman” there was never a show like a Joe show. Sadly on this post-Christmas Day, Joe has… Read More »Oh me, oh my

Facts by the RSA

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This evening while driving home from work I was listening to the Last Word on Today FM, listening to Brian Farrell from the RSA talking about decreasing the alcohol limit for drinking and driving. Providing balance to the debate was a publican from Co. Wexford whom I must say made some excellent points with respect… Read More »Facts by the RSA

Just a thought

… a thought that I’m sure I’m not the only person in the world to think this. In these times of “global warming”, concerns about “carbon footprint” and everything else that’s going on, why is it that American cars are still less efficient than their European counterparts? We all know about these huge engine vehicles… Read More »Just a thought

Right said Ned…

… I’m off! Effectively what happened yesterday with respect to Fianna Fail TD Ned O’Keefe when he was told in true Fianna Fail democratic style to vote the same way as the party had chosen to and not express his own views. The context: Yesterday Mary Harney faced a vote of no confidence with respect… Read More »Right said Ned…

Judging De Dept of Education

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I recently heard some discussion about a new book by Diarmaid Ferriter, entitled “Judging Dev” that is being forced into the secondary school curriculum this year by the Department of Education. One of the key components in Ferriter’s undertaking was supposedly to deconstruct the sometimes harsh character of Eamon de Valera, Ireland’s well-known figure from the… Read More »Judging De Dept of Education

Plug and Play Music

I’ve had a Maxtor 300GB NAS drive for a few years now, serving as a back-up solution and also a samba share for my digital music files and videos. I recently saw somebody else’s NAS solution, a DLink DNS-323 with RAID options for the two drives that it holds it also boasted an iTunes server… Read More »Plug and Play Music

Evil, nullified

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Today was one of those Sundays when I just didn’t feel like doing anything at all. So I plonked myself in front of the TV and watched brainless shows for a while. As it happened, this braindead activity lead to a thought provoking moment. I was watching a music channel and they were playing videos… Read More »Evil, nullified