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February 2004

Premiums to Fall?

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Just announced in this mornings paper. Hibernian are pushing the boat out again by saying that insurance premiums for motor policies are set to fall soon. I say not good enough. In one breath they issue hope inspiring comments and with the other they announce their operating profits of Eur 224M for the last year… Read More »Premiums to Fall?

Rest and Relaxation

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Yup rest and relaxation were the order of the day again this weekend. Siân and I made a break for Kinnitty Castle just outside Birr, Co. Offally. Wonderful place and definitely worth visiting. We were there about 2 years ago also and had no hesitations in returning again, indeed we look forward to another visit… Read More »Rest and Relaxation

Coming Soon… A Starbucks

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Well it had to happen at some stage and now it has. Starbucks the Seattle coffee company has already infested most of the world and now it looks set to take over the 32 counties. Finally, all Irish people can add a little more caffeine to their diets with a choice of every type of… Read More »Coming Soon… A Starbucks


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Just migrated my MT install to use MySQL instead of Berkeley DB (default). Process really couldn’t have been simpler. The most difficult part was some port tunnelling (no not Dublin, rather SSH) to get my MySQL GUI to connect to the remote server. One new file, 3 new config entries and run a simple script… Read More »MT 2 DB

Windows Source Leaked!

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News just broken over night. It appears that the source code of Windows NT4/2K has been leaked and is available for download on the web at the moment. One source reporting on the leak said that “The ramifications of this leak are far reaching and devastating”. I thought to myself indeed this is true, if… Read More »Windows Source Leaked!

Hit the Road Jack

Just announced last night that Séamus Brennan has allocated Eur 8bn over the next 4 years to finish all Irish motorways and roads. Pardon me but isn’t our country supposed to be in crisis at the moment, hence our tax hikes, rough budgets and various other add-on charges inflicted on the public. I really think… Read More »Hit the Road Jack