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, […]

May 4, 2015

And Now With Custom Short URLs


Hopefully – assuming this works – all new articles posted on here will be automagically tweeted out via Feedpress using my custom URL shortener – Fingers crossed! Related Posts:No Related Posts

May 4, 2015

Dumping Feedburner


I’ve finally dumped Feedburner. If you’re subscribed to this site’s RSS feed you should *hopefully* be reading it via I’ll post more about why I switched over to Feedpress, but suffice to say that Feedburner is probably going to be killed off by Google at some point and I’d prefer not to be “stranded” […]

April 28, 2015

Irish Water Doesn’t Quite “Get” Online


Over the past year there’s been a very heated debacle around the entire subject of water charges in Ireland. Personally I think the government managed the entire thing really badly, but it looks like it’s been more or less resolved now. Sure, some people are still very unhappy and are continuing to demonstrate against the […]

April 12, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s First Presidential Campaign Video

As someone who reads quite a bit of US media (ie. Time magazine, Fortune and more) I suspect I’ll be completely sick of the US presidential elections months before they actually happen. Earlier today Hillary Clinton announced that she was running for president. That’s not a surprise – as some pundits have put it it […]

April 6, 2015

Pyramids By Night


The pyramids. They feature in so much of popular culture. From books to films, to tv shows to popular music. One of the seven wonders of the world, I’d always been interested in seeing them so I was delighted to finally make that dream come true last week. I took a few photos, though since […]

March 17, 2015

#MEDay Hero


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, was part of the #SXSW […]

March 8, 2015

Enjoying Regional Cuisine in Jordan


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

A line of columns inside the Roman city of Jerash in Jordan

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 […]