March 17, 2015

#MEDay Hero

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Today might be St Patrick’s Day, but yesterday was “ME Day” I’ve always liked the .me domain name. It just makes sense! So yesterday afternoon I attended their “bash” across the street from the Austin Convention Centre and the Hilton in downtown Austin. The event, which was sponsored by Domain.com, was part of the #SXSW […]

March 8, 2015

Enjoying Regional Cuisine in Jordan

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Last night I had dinner with a couple of friends in one of the hotel’s restaurants. Although I’m in Jordan the restaurant was Lebanese, but it’s still in the same region (more or less). The food was excellent and most of what we had we simply shared “family style”. One of the things that really […]

March 7, 2015

Exploring Jerash

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I’m currently spending a couple of days in Amman, Jordan. This afternoon I’d planned on going to see a couple of the sites in the city itself, but when I hopped in a taxi the driver suggested taking me to Jerash instead. (I had been told by a friend that it was worth visiting) Jerash […]

February 16, 2015

IPv6 In Ireland 2015 Edition

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I’ve been running IPv6 via a Sixxs tunnel at home for several years. When I first set it up I was using an old LinkSys with alternative firmware. It worked, but it had a tendency to break randomly. After a couple of years I got a FritzBox! which “just works”. Over the years the number […]

February 2, 2015

#LoveSMEs Enter The SME Awards!

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Announcement here Nominations here Related Posts:Our New Data Centre Opens MondayGetting Irish Business OnlineBlog Awards ShortlistIrish Retailers Don’t Get The WebBlacknight Sponsoring .net Awards

January 25, 2015

A Mixed Bag of Experiences With Delta & Air France Customer Service

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I spent the first two weeks of 2015 in Las Vegas attending CES and then NamesCon. After over two weeks I was looking forward to going home. I was “done”. I was meant to be flying Las Vegas – JFK – Dublin, leaving Vegas Friday morning and arriving into Dublin the following morning. Unfortunately, as […]

January 2, 2015

Jetlagged In Vegas

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I spent all day yesterday travelling. The flights and everything else were fine, but by about 9 PM local time last night I was completely confused. It was 9pm in Vegas, but 5am in Ireland! So sitting down for a relatively light dinner around the time that some people might be thinking about getting up […]

January 1, 2015

Spending New Year’s Eve In An Airport Hotel

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I’ve always had a rather odd relationship with New Year’s Eve. While for some people it’s a “big” and “important” night out, it’s never really been that much of a big deal for me. Years ago, when I lived in Spain, the New Year’s Eve parties were something I really looked forward to. We’d start […]

December 30, 2014

Wifi Printing Brings A Bit Of Sanity

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For several years I had a HP laserjet printer. It was functional. It printed stuff when I needed it, but, unfortunately, whatever drivers it needed did not “play nice” with my Mac and eventually I had to retire it. I mentioned my printer dilemma to a friend a couple of months ago and he suggested a […]

December 29, 2014

A Bit Of Nostalgia

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Years ago I used to have a silver zippo lighter. It wasn’t actual silver, but some kind of bright metal. I’ve no idea what. I had it for years. The hinge broke at one point and somebody fixed it for me, as sending it back to Zippo for repairs wasn’t something that entered our minds […]

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