This was a weird email to receive since I have never sent off a DNA sample to any company. Dear Friend, Your DNA results are now ready! The results of your DNA sample reveal information about your distant ancestors, including how and when they moved out of Africa and the […]
In a thousand years time what will they say?
A letter that appeared in the July 2012 issue of National Geographic magazine made me think, “thousands of years in the future what will people think of us?”
Ubuntu Linux and the Canon MP492 printer
I bought a shiny new combination scanner/printer/copier last weekend. It’s the Canon MP492 and I expected it would work just fine in Linux. I mean, it’s just a printer, right? Nope. The printer was detected as a Canon MP490 but unfortunately the CUPS system used by Ubuntu Linux didn’t support […]
Dubai, world's hottest property
I’m an avid fan of the National Geographic and while sorting through my dead tree archive yesterday spotted this issue from 2007 when property in Dubai was described as “the world’s hottest”. It certainly is now. It’s untouchable. A reminder of an age gone by. I also have an issue […]
Missing your National Geographic?
Due to my ongoing problems with An Post, the postal service in Ireland, I wasn’t overly worried when this month’s copy of National Geographic didn’t materialise on time. It rarely does. However, it’s getting on a bit, it’s the 17th of the month so I rang their Dutch offices(the only […]