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
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
… 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
Yesterday we saw the tragic funeral of Katy French and also the removal of John Grey who died this weekend following the death of Kevin Doyle also. Such terrible times for all families involved; Christmas around the corner and nothing can offer comfort to those who have lost loved ones. Last night I sat down… Read More »What’s upsetting me this morning?
Not a question that I would imagine, surfaces that regularly. Seemingly in India at the moment there is a long running land battle and two of the supposed land owners are named as two Hindu gods. Seriously without any disrespect, you could not make this up. The two gods, Ram and Hanuman, have been summoned… Read More »What to do if God doesn’t show up for court?
… 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…
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
It would appear, from this Reg article, that the iPhone-omenon that swept the US earlier this year is not translating similarly across this side of the pond. I have to say that I’m not totally surprised by that news. Any uber-geek that really wanted an iPhone before it was released recently in the UK probably… Read More »iPhone not doing well in the UK?
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
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