November 2007

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

Nokia getting cranky…

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… or is their latest patent just a wind-up? According to this article in the Reg’s Hardware site, Nokia have lodged a patent for a device that looks somewhat similar to the famed Sidekick communicator that every celebrity under the sun has. However, the laterally sliding screen on this device is slipped into one of… Read More »Nokia getting cranky…

It Looks Different; Again!

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Yes, the layout of the blog has changed again for the second time this year. When I moved server and upgraded to the latest version of MovableType 4 I discovered that there were a few changes in the template structure that would have required a few changes on my behalf. So, I decided to be… Read More »It Looks Different; Again!