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March 2005

Mini Me

Well after 4 weeks or so of waiting my brand new Mac Mini was delivered. I went for the 1.42GHz G4, 512MB RAM, 80GB HD, SuperDrive options. Finally after so many years of waiting to own my own Mac, the introduction lived up to all expectations. I knew it was going to be compact but… Read More »Mini Me

Justice Minsiter, Justice

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After much talk in recent days about the deportation of 19-year-old Nigerian student, Olunkunle Eluhanla, while still in his school uniform, it seems as though some sense has emerged. Minister McDowell has finally apologised for the handling of the incident (probably the first and last apology we’ll ever see from this minister). The situation was… Read More »Justice Minsiter, Justice

Dangerous Young Brains

A recent US study has shown that the brain may not be fully developed in respect to risk taking until people reach the ‘magic’ age of 25. Funnilly enough the first thing that came to mind for the interpretors of this study was car insurance. What a surprise! Yet again more nonsense unleashed to prevent… Read More »Dangerous Young Brains

Patent Pending

I’ve been stalling on posting this piece for some time now as I’ve been trying to gather my thoughts on the subject. On March 7th 2005 a gathering of EU chiefs passed what is known as the Computer Implemented Inventions Directive (CIID). This means that the cornerstone of software patents has been laid. As I… Read More »Patent Pending

No Alarms and No Surprises

The long awaited report from the competition authority regarding the insurance market in Ireland was released yesterday. Thankfully it points out the obvious strangle-hold that the incumbent insurers in Ireland have on the market. 2 insurers alone, accounting for 90% of the female ‘young’ driver market. It’s up to IFSRA now to do some work… Read More »No Alarms and No Surprises

In a Bad Moood?

Well who wouldn’t want to believe this? It has been discovered that cows live complex mental lives and are capable of bearing grudges. It is also apparently known that chickens fear for the future in addition to pigs and goats. This is probably the best story I’ve blogged since “International Talk Like a Pirate Day”… Read More »In a Bad Moood?

Tip the Scales

Today is the wonderful work/life balance day. We are all encouraged to acknowledge the importance of striking a balance in our working lives. So important is this day that it wasn’t made a public holiday and so many people will read about it in tomorrow’s papers as they will be too tired to read about… Read More »Tip the Scales