A friend emailed me regarding my post about Dingle signage commenting on Eamonn O Cuiv’s surname and how likely it would be for him to change his name to O Caoimh. His email prompted me to search and I found this interesting titbit. An Leiriu Shimpli simplified the Irish spelling system by eliminating extraneous letters […]
A week away from the Internet really desensitizes one to the ranting and raving that is part and parcel of life online. Reading through some of my feeds is a struggle. This did cheer up my morning however! Does anyone else have good news?
Oh wow! We really have a beautiful country here in Ireland! We are just back from a week in the town of Dingle, Co. Kerry (or An Daingean as it’s officially known, why can’t they have both English and Irish names on the signs? It’s silly. Locals stencilled “Dingle” on many of the signs anyway!) […]
Originally I thought we might head to Youghal tomorrow but someone called to the door a few days ago selling raffle tickets to support renewal of the local area. It’s organised by “Waterloo Renewal Group” who have great plans for the local river area and walk. There will be a BBQ at the Waterloo Inn […]
I’ll try to make it into the the Open Coffee meetup tomorrow in Luigi Malone’s. I confess to knowing little about the business side of startups but as I’ve only ever worked for startups I guess some of it has probably rubbed off on me!
Rain spattered onto the windscreen in drops and a light drizzle sprinkled the car as we drove through town on our way home. It was warm today and I was looking forward to getting home, putting the baby to bed and relaxing for the evening. The windows were half down to let the air circulate […]
On my way out to San Francisco my luggage was delayed in London and in similar fashion, when I got into Cork Airport it was again delayed in London. For all I knew my luggage was lost! I wouldn’t mind except: Once per trip is enough, please British Airways, keep track. It’s simply not fair. […]
One of the problems with traveling is the cost of calling home. I enabled roaming on Meteor, but it’s a bit pricey at €1.39/minute or €0.32/sms. I checked roam4free as well but that appears to be more expensive yet at €2.50/min. Enter Skype where I can buy credits and call an Irish landline for €0.02/min […]
I can finally reveal the good news that totally made my day yesterday. My brother Donal asked his girlfriend Celine to marry him and as he said, “She said yes!” I want to pass on my congratulations to them both and I’m looking forward to seeing them when I get home, and to the big […]
This evening I watched an old Top Gear where Jeremy Clarkson put an Alfa 147 GTA through it’s paces and compared it to a VW Golf and Ford Focus. Despite the fact that it will break down, something will fall off, and it’s slower than the other two cars, all three presenters would still buy […]