Life

I rescued a cat today

Somehow a cat got stuck in the cavity blocks of a wall in Blarney today. My wife was alerted to it by a post on the Muskerry News Facebook page. She was very upset and decided immediately to go up there and see what she could do. I know the […]

Ireland

Ballintemple on Sullivan’s Quay.

If you go over to Google Maps and click on the location of the now demolished IDA building you’ll be told that you’re in Ballintemple, somewhere that is a few km to the east. A neat way to quickly get home if you happen to live in that area, but […]

Web

Firefox printing with no headers and footers

First it was Netscape, then Chromium, on to Chrome and now (back) to Firefox, but the paperless office is still a pipe dream for me and most people. Printing from Firefox can be annoying. I don’t like seeing the title, URL, current time, etc in the headers and footers so […]

C64

Retro Reading in 2019

You can be nostalgic about something for a lot longer than that thing was current. So it is with the Commodore 64, the Speccy and early computers in general. I had a rubber keyed Spectrum 48K for a couple of years followed by a C64 that I used every day […]

C64

Unboxed is Incredible

Unboxed, a Commodore 64 demo by Bonzai takes scrolling messages to the next level, and it’s even GDPR compliant! Absolutely amazing stuff.

Apple

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I recognised the symptoms: Excessive disk trashing. General slow down. Backblaze and Time Machine causing the rainbow spinner. My filesystem needed first aid. I think I can trace this back to the latest macOS update. I swear that half the updates cause filesystem corruption of some sort, but it also […]

tv

Mission Impossible: Ireland

The IMF team visited Ireland, in 1988. This is no Tom Cruise movie. This is the 1988-1990 remake of the 70’s hit TV series and I was glued to it. Shame about the awful Irish accents but this was around the time of Far and Away when Tom made an […]

Music

Bohemian Rhapsody on FLOPPOTRON

Is this a hard drive? Is this just floppy disk? Caught in a page fault No ESC from reality Open your files Look up to the skies and C:\…….. Sometimes it’s worth reading the comments on YouTube. This one from Yuan Edo.

C64

Gamebase64 – instant C64 collection

If you had a Commodore 64 in your youth, or you’re simply curious about the games produced for the system then Gamebase64 is for you. Gamebase64 is an effort to catalogue every single Commodore 64 game, along with associated media like music, tape or disk covers, adverts and magazine reviews […]

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