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 […]

June 14, 2015

Counting Down To .Irish Launch


In a few days time the .irish top level domain name will be available to the public. From June 25th they’ll be open for registration on a “first come, first served” basis, though you can currently pre-order during landrush. It’s going to be interesting to see who registers one and how they end up using […]

June 12, 2015

Omniplex Carlow Official Opening


I don’t often get invited to official openings and launch events. So getting invited to the opening of the new cinema in Carlow was nice. Combine that with the screening of Jurassic World and it was impossible to pass it up. So last night a few of us headed over to the Omniplex in Carlow, […]

June 8, 2015

Maybe It’s Time To “Cull” My T-Shirts


I wear t-shirts most of the time. I sometimes wear shirts, but I’m generally more comfortable in t-shirts. So over the years I’ve amassed quite a large number of geeky, funny, weird t-shirts, as well as a reasonable number of t-shirts from specific events. While some of the t-shirts are fun / cool. Others are […]

June 8, 2015

Food Porn Withdrawal?


I travel a lot and when I travel I tend to post photos of the food I eat. So while some people might get annoyed by their social streams filling up with photos of my various gastronomic adventures, some of them miss them when I’m not on the road: I usually post to my Instagram account […]

June 8, 2015

The Downside to Having an Italian First Name


My first name seems to cause confusion for a lot of English speakers due to how it is written. I won’t even get started on how it’s pronounced! So I get a LOT of emails and letters that start like this: I’m a guy. Seriously. That’s why I sign my emails: Mr Michele Neylon Maybe […]

May 30, 2015

Overdosing On Jamón


I’ve been in Spain this week at a couple of events. One of the things I love about Spain is the food. No matter where you go it’s always pretty good and in many cases it’s out of this world. Of the various things that you can eat in Spain my favourite is jamón. Ham. Jamón […]

May 29, 2015

Thatcher Lives On .. In Madrid


Streets, squares and other public venues get named after famous people and events all the time. But it’s a bit odd to discover that there’s a square in the centre of Madrid bearing the name of Margaret Thatcher. It’s bizarre, but it’s true: Apparently the square was named after Thatcher last year. I’ve no idea […]

May 21, 2015

Voting No #MarRef


Friday May 22nd 2015 Ireland goes to the polls. I’ve posted about the referendum a couple of times in the past few weeks, both on a personal blog and on the company blog. My position on this referendum is 100% clear. This video from the “yes” campaign sums up the feelings of a lot of […]

May 16, 2015

Jet Lag Visualised


When you travel across multiple timezones your body is unhappy. You end up suffering from “jet lag”. Essentially this is because your body hasn’t had a chance to adjust to the new rhythm of the new timezone. So when you from Ireland to Seattle, for example, you end up 8 hours out of sync. Sure, […]