November 29, 2015

Historic Planes In The Flesh


I was recently in DC for a mixture of business and pleasure. Washington DC is home to the Smithsonian, which is more than just a “museum”. It’s multiple large museums, each with an impressive collection. I had visited the museums in DC proper on previous visits and loved them, but I’d never had the chance […]

October 13, 2015

Wording Matters


I am very picky about words and how people use them. Anyone who knows me can probably confirm this. I get rather annoyed when people send me badly worded letters or emails and I take offence when companies I’m paying are overly aggressive with me Today I got an email from Web Summit which I’m […]

October 4, 2015

Outlook On iOS


The mail app that ships with iOS is pretty good. It does what I need ie. let’s me read, reply and write emails quickly while I’m “on the move” or simply not near a bigger device. Admittedly, like with so many other people, that’s happening more and more. Yes, I still have desktop computers (yes, […]

August 31, 2015

Outlook On The Mac Is A Phisher’s Wet Dream


I get quite a few phishing emails on some of my email addresses, partially because I like seeing what is “in the wild”. One of the rather annoying things about Outlook on the Mac in Office 2016 for the Mac is that the email address of a sender is hidden. Sure, you can access it, […]

August 31, 2015

Assassin’s Creed Coming To The Big Screen

Michael Fassbender in Assassin's Creed

I got quite addicted to the Assassin’s Creed game a couple of years back. Now it’s being made into a movie starring German-Irish actor Michael Fassbender The “first look” images dont’ reveal a whole lot The movie is due to be released in 2016.. Related Posts:On Being a Bit of a James Bond FanNetflix Ireland […]

August 5, 2015

A Very Practical Marketing Gizmo


When I first started attending conferences I used to pickup a lot of marketing “tat” from the various vendors exhibiting. Over time you realise that you really don’t need to have most of this junk in your life. I really don’t need 20 backpacks, 15 water bottles, 500 pens or 100 notebooks. So these days […]

July 21, 2015

Eircode vs UK Postcodes


Eircode has launched as Ireland’s official postcode system.. A LOT has been written about the issues with how it’s been rolled out, including some rather “impressive” faux pas like sending Eircodes to dead people .. However one of the things that I was curious about was the lookup system. The Eircode website offers a lookup […]

July 6, 2015

Registering Premium .Irish Domains Is Now Easy


With the launch of new TLDs a lot of the domain registries introduced quite complex pricing models. You had a “standard’ registration fee, but you also had a lot of different ways of handling “premium” domain names. Unfortunately getting those “weird” prices to “play nice” with our billing system was far from easy, as the […]

July 4, 2015

The Upside To Living In A Small Town


I’ve lived in Carlow for the past 12 years.┬áPrior to moving to Carlow I was living for about 3 years in Milan. Milan is a big city. Carlow is a small town. The contrasts between the two are huge. While I sometimes regret moving to a small provincial Irish town, it’s not without its upside. […]

June 30, 2015

The .Irish Domain Is Now Available


Last Thursday afternoon, while the ICANN meeting was wrapping up in Buenos Aires, a historic moment was reached. At 5pm Irish time the .irish top level domain entered “general availability”. In simpler words – from that moment onwards anyone, anywhere can now register a .irish domain name. This is cool. It’s something that I’ve been […]