Apple

HOWTO: Fix missing Thumbnails in Finder

I recently upgraded to macOS Monterey (yeah, finally) and immediately noticed that previews of new images weren’t showing up in Finder. Old images did have a preview image so something was wrong with how previews were generated. Searching online, I found a few solutions, including one that involved deleting the […]

Ireland

Voice Over LTE is on now

My wife and I both noticed a new “VO LTE1” icon next to the 4G symbol on our phones this morning. Apparently that’s Voice Over LTE. Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) is an LTE high-speed wireless communication standard for mobile phones and data terminals, including Internet of things (IoT) devices […]

General

High Altitude Surveillance Aircraft over Ukraine

This tweet prompted me to look up flightradar24.com and look for the remotely piloted aircraft observing what’s happening in Ukraine right now. I won’t pretend to know anything about the capabilities of these craft but a “Northrop Grumman RQ-4B Global Hawk” with the flight designation FORTE11 is flying all over […]

General

Almost Got It

On the 22nd day of the 2nd month of the year 2022 I was almost in time to photograph the time display at 20:22. Almost.

Ireland

The devastating effects of Storm Eunice

The west coast of Ireland woke up to severe winds this morning as Storm Eunice hit the country. After a lull at 7am wind speeds picked up again and the trees behind my home were swaying alarmingly. Three roads out of Blarney have been blocked by falling trees already. Some […]

Animals

Tetanus? I’m good for another ten years

Ah, Mommy Cat. We have two cats. They’ve lived with us for more than 13 years. Originally there were five but the three boys wandered too far and unfortunately were lost to cars on a nearby road. Mommy Cat, the matriarch of all she sees, brought her kittens to us […]

tv

When Diego heard a cat

Our chihuahua Diego’s favourite time of the day is when I tell him, “we watch TV!” He looks up expectantly and runs into the living room. We’ll sit down on the couch and Diego will jump up on one of us and settle down for a sleep and gentle rubs. […]

Games

“Hello World” on the BBC Micro

You too can create a simple “HELLO WORLD” loop on the BBC Micro by visiting the Virtualbeeb website. You can also play a selection of games! I used to play Elite on the C64 and that’s where I got my demoscene handle from but I had never played it on […]

Animals

A Dog Named Beau

Today is the day I first heard actor Jimmy Stewart read his poem about his dog Beau. You should hear it too. It’s beautiful. I can’t post something about dogs and not include a photo of my dear little Diego. His muzzle is a little greyer than in the photo […]

Ireland

Storm Barra is upon us

Gusts of 130km/h were predicted and a gust of 156km/h was recorded off Fastnet Lighthouse but it’s not been too bad in Blarney yet. Fences are still standing and the wheelie bins are tucked away safe! Cork Beo have live updates on their website as the City has all but […]

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